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LG 42LY331

42" Full HD 1200:1 Direct-LED Nov 2014
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Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) LED Backlighting Type Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
LG has good reviews for its televisions
Full HD
Does not have a built-in camera

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

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


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Released Over Two Years Ago

This LG TV was released in November 2014.


Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the 42LY331 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UN46ES8000F is also worth considering.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LY331 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to this television do support Wi-Fi.

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

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 42LY331 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years also have an ethernet port.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec TVs that are a similar 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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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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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LY331 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider including the Samsung UE46H7000 (£929.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

Across all the TVs of a comparable age and type to this television the response times range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 7.5ms. The LG 42LY331 has one of the slower response times (9 milliseconds) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Sony KDL-43WD752 (£419.97) (43").

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 42LY331 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LY331 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 42LY331 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, which is unusual. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The 42LY331 has a relatively standard depth (55.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55.5mm thick televisions and we think the LG 42LF561 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ly331c
Barcodes 08806084923684

LG 42LY331 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LY331 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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