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LG 42LY331

LG 42LY331

42" Direct-LED 1200:1 Nov 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Release Date
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LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

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

1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LY331 do not support smart TV. The 42LY331 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LY331, the 42LY331 does not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the LG 42LB730[plb_2233840_price].

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Not 3D

The LG 42LY331 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might also want to consider the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LY331 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include 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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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The LG 42LY331 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most televisions of this type and age. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this LG TV. The analog signal format systems PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The 42LY331 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable spec and age to it. This LG television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LY331.

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Only Has One Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 42LY331 is more than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this TV. The smart modess Energy saving are also found on this television.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The number of video formats supported by the LG 42LY331 is more than most televisions of this type and age. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this television. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on TVs of this age and type.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LY331 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LY331 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

The LG 42LY331 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (96 kilowatt hours) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The average annual energy consumption of TVs of this age and spec is 75kWh.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 300 candellas per square meter, the 42LY331 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as the 42LY331. The average display brightness of TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LY331 is 330 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m².

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Quite Slow Response Time

At 9 milliseconds, the 42LY331 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LY331. The fastest response time of TVs that were released more than two years ago is 2ms and the slowest is 20ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LY331

Released Over Two Years Ago

This LG TV was released over two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been on the market 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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Average Depth

The 42LY331 has a fairly typical depth (55.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 55.5mm thick televisions currently available which you might also want to look at include the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
LED Backlighting Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Remote (IR) Output
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Smart Modes
Hotel Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Handheld Remote Control
Manual

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42ly331, 42ly331c, lg 42ly331, lg 42ly331c
Barcodes 08806084923684

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