LG 42LY960
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LG 42LY960

A 3 year old 42" Full HD TV with poor features and high running costs
42" Full HD No No Jan 2015
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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LG 42LY960 Review

Released 3 years ago,
Missing Some Features
2 Years Old
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 39?

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This TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not have an ethernet port

How Big is the LG 42LY960?

The LG 42LY960 is 949mm wide and 560mm tall. It is 55.1mm thick

LG 42LY960 front dimensions

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LG 42LY960 In-Depth Analysis


LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


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 display diagonal of the 42LY960 of 42" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 37% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LY960 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

Like most other televisions, the 42LY960 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The 42LY960's thickness of 55.1mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 40% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The LG 42LY960 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The LG 42LY960's display brightness of 400 cd/m² is quite bright compared to most other TVs. It is in the brightest 21% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The display brightnesses of TVs range from 50 cd/m² to 4,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LY960 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other televisions. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LY960 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not have a built-in camera.

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Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The LG 42LY960 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP), unlike 81% of televisions which do not support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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RoHS Compliant

The 42LY960 is RoHS compliant, unlike 96% of TVs which are not RoHS compliant.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the LG 42LY960 of 20W is quite high compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 22% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since January 2015.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42ly960h
Barcodes 08806084661784, 08806084686817

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Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 42LY960

20.1mm thinner
Four loudspeakers
A lot higher RMS rated power