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LG 42LY540

42" Full HD 1200:1 Flat May 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Screen Shape Release Date
Good brand
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi
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Reviews

Good Brand

Based on 9,080 expert and user reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its televisions. LG also has good reviews specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since May 2014.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable type and 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 that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as this television the response times range from 2ms to 20ms, and the average response time is 7.6ms. With a response time of 9 milliseconds, the LG 42LY540 has one of the slower response times amongst televisions of this age.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony KDL-43W755 (£439.99) (43") which also has a higher rating.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LY540 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago do support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a Wi-Fi and we think the 42LW579, or the 47LB730 both from LG are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 42LY540 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Has a RoHS Compliant

The LG 42LY540 has a RoHS compliant, as do most of the other televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The 42LY540 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), as do most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as this television.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LY540 has a common interface (CI) slot, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42ly540h
Barcodes 08806084661654, 08806084686770

LG 42LY540 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LY540 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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