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LG 42LY330

42" Full HD 1200:1 50Hz Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) High Frequency Rate Release Date
LG TVs have good reviews
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Reviews

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 97% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV has been on the market since March 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. 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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Not 3D

The LG 42LY330 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

At only 50 hertz, the 42LY330 has a quite slow high frequency rate compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for more than two years. The high frequency rates of medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

There are a number of alternative 50Hz refresh rate televisions currently available that you might want to consider including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE46EH5000W.

If you are looking for a television with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the Philips 40PFS6909 (£499.99) (60Hz).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 300 candellas per square meter, the 42LY330 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television. The dimmest display brightness of televisions that are a similar age to this TV is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV is 7.5ms, and the response times range from 2ms to 20ms. At 9 milliseconds, the 42LY330 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

Other 42" TVs currently available that you might want to consider include the LG 42LB670 which has better reviews.

If you want a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Sony KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (43") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LY330 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV which support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also support Wi-Fi to this television and we think the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LY330 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

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Smart TV

Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 42LY330 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this television which support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 42LY330 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to this TV which support internet TV.

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Performance

Supports 24p

The 42LY330 supports 24p. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support 24p.

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Certificates

Has a RoHS Compliant

The 42LY330 has a RoHS compliant, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LY330 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The LG 42LY330 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LY330 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The LG 42LY330 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 55.5 millimeters, the LG 42LY330 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 55.5mm thick televisions currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 42LB580 (£309).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lgelectronics 42ly330c
Barcodes 08806084641960, 08806084642059, 08806084642110

LG 42LY330 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LY330 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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