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LG 42LW579

LG 42LW579

42" 600Hz Dec 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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9 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including hifitest.de and prad.de the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 80%.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all LG TVs and also specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Unlike most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LW579 which do not have a wi-Fi, the 42LW579 has a wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], and the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 600 hertz, the 42LW579 has a fairly fast high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. Televisions that are a comparable age to the 42LW579 have high frequency rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might want to consider the LG 47LM760[plb_1308761_price] (800Hz), or the Samsung UE40ES8000[plb_1308765_price] (800Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

Most similar spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 42LW579 which has four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Two RF Ports Quantitys

The 42LW579 is a two RF ports quantity TV. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LW579 have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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Supports Four Audio Formats Supporteds

The LG 42LW579 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LW579. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this television.

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Very Thin

With a depth of only 30.9 millimeters, the LG 42LW579 has one of the thinner depths amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average depth of mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 61mm, and the depths range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 2.4 milliseconds, the 42LW579 has a very fast response time compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42LW579. Across all the televisions of this type and age the response times range from 2ms to 20ms.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 42LW579 does not support smart TV, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LW579 also do not support smart TV.

Other TVs which also support smart TV that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LW579 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 42LW579 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Running Costs

This television has an energy efficiency rating of B, and the 42LW579 is one of the most expensive to run televisions of a comparable age and type that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 42LW579 is £144.

Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The 42LW579 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this type and age. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and type do not feature OLED technology. The 42LW579 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13.4 kilograms, the LG 42LW579 is quite heavy compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LW579. The weights of comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LW579 range from 1.4kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The 42LW579 has a very high annual energy consumption (130 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age. The average annual energy consumption of mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LW579 is 75kWh.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LW579

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that have been around for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This LG TV was released over five years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Response Time
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Progressive Scan
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD-Ready
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Teletext
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Backlight
HDMI

Expert Reviews

(5)
21 July 2014

Telewizor o rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli i przek?tnej 42 cali. Z??cza: 4 x HDMIOpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki Zobacz pe?ny ranking:Telewizory LCD 40-42 caleOpis produktu w...

21 May 2014

Mit einer Bildschirmdiagonalen von 119 Zentimetern 47? bieten sowohl LG als als auch Xoro Flachbildschirme mit Edge-LED-Hintergrundbeleuchtung an, die neben der 2D-Betrachtung von herkömmlich... Read more…

20 April 2012

Mit dem 47LW579S konnten wir erneut ein LCD-TV aus dem aktuellen Produktportfolio von LG testen. Die Ähnlichkeiten mit dem von uns bereits auf Herz und Nieren überprüften 47LW650S sind dabei... Read more…

27 February 2012

Was macht einen guten Fernseher zum Heimkino- Fernseher? In erster Linie ist es die Bildqualität, die möglichst dicht an das filmische Original herankommen sollte. In dieser Ausgabe haben wir... Read more…

3 January 2012

Noch nie gab es Fernseher mit so vielen Extras für so wenig Geld. Der LG42LW579S ist ein Fernsehgerät mit Internetfunktionen, 3D-Entertainment und mehr. Im Test von AUDIO VIDEO FOTO BILD zeigte... Read more…

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £142.61
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.83
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Energy Rating
0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
19
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lw579, 42lw579s, lg42lw579s, 42lw579saeu, certified 42lw579, certified 42lw579s
Barcodes 08808992383314

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