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LG 42LW579

A classic 42" Full HD television with average features
42" Full HD Yes 600Hz Dec 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date

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LG 42LW579 Review

With very good reviews but average features,
74
2 Reviews
50
Average Features
27
5 Years Old
43
£144 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
47
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has not bad expert reviews with an average expert rating of 80%. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and its running costs of £144 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The 42LW579 has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite thin
3D
Only Full HD
Does not support Picture-in-Picture

LG 42LW579 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this television is 80 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including prad.de and hifitest.de.

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LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its Televisions

Based on 16,194 user and expert reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its televisions. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The 42LW579's display diagonal of 42" is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 39% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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3D

The 42LW579 is 3D, which is unusual. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Quite Thin

The 42LW579's thickness of only 30.9mm is quite thin compared to most other TVs. It is in the thinnest 6% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the thicknesses range from 1.7mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 60mm.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 42LW579 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports 24p

The 42LW579 supports 24p, unlike 84% of TVs which do not support 24p.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The LG 42LW579 has a PC in (D-Sub) port. 74% of televisions do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Very Fast Response Time

Across all the TVs the response times range from 0.002ms to 180ms, and the average response time is 7.4ms. The 42LW579's response time of only 2.4ms is in the fastest 6% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support Picture-in-Picture

The 42LW579 does not support Picture-in-Picture, although it is worth noting that 76% of TVs also do not support Picture-in-Picture.

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Supports Parental Controls

The 42LW579 supports parental controls, unlike 88% of TVs which do not support parental controls.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 42LW579's RMS rated power of 20W is fairly high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 23% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The 42LW579's high frequency rate of 600Hz is quite fast compared to most other TVs. It is in the fastest 13% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Across all the TVs the high frequency rates range from 20Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This TV was released in December 2011.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television is rated B for energy efficiency, and the 42LW579 has an average running cost of £144 over 5 years based on adequate energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 42lw579s
Barcodes 08808992383314

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