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LG 42LY960H

£802.00
42" Full HD 1400:1 Direct-LED Jan 2015
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) LED Backlighting Type Release Date Energy Efficiency Rating
LG has good reviews for its TVs
Full HD
Does not have a built-in camera
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Reviews

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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


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Expensive

TVs of a similar spec and age range in price from £209 to £1,499. We think that this TV looks expensive compared to other TVs of a similar spec and age.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was January 2015 when LG released the 42LY960.


Design

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the LG 42LY960 does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E which is also cheaper.

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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 this type and age. 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 42LY960 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Sharp LC-50LE761 (£799.99), or the LG 42LA690.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV, the LG 42LY960 does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs 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 Bright Display Brightness

The LG 42LY960 has a fairly bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age. Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television the display brightnesses range from 200 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 340 cd/m².

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inch TV.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 42" TVs currently available including the LG 42LA690, or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60E both of which are cheaper.

If this television display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Sony FWL-48W705 (£847.82) (48"), or the LG 49LX540 (£926.50) (49").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 42LY960 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this television also support Wi-Fi.

Other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper TVs such as the Sharp LC-50LE761 (£799.99), or the LG 42LA690.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also support Wi-Fi which you might want to look at including the Samsung UE46F6800 (£827.99).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LY960 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television which have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Has a RoHS Compliant

The LG 42LY960 has a RoHS compliant. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television also have a RoHS compliant.

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Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LY960 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP)

The LG 42LY960 supports High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP). Most of the other televisions of this type and age also support High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LY960 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this television.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 55.1 millimeters, the LG 42LY960 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-50AS650 (£751.39) (54mm and cheaper), or the LG 47LY760 (£743.61) (56mm and cheaper).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 42ly960h, lg 42ly960h
Barcodes 08806084661784, 08806084686817

LG 42LY960 Review Sources

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Samsung DB40E vs LG 42LY960

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£ 498.87 £802.00
£303 Cheaper
Higher Typical Contrast Ratio
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Two Less HDMI Ports
Only One USB 2.0 Port
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