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LG 42UB820V

42" 900Hz Flat Aug 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date
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23 Reasons For

User Reviews Are Excellent

Users have rated this LG TV as exceptional on average.

Good Product Quality

Nineteen people who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good quality. Bob said “The stands themselves were high quality” in his review. Bob also said “I also liked the way the power input plug is designed with a decent quality angled plug to ensure it fits snug at the back”. Bob also mentioned “It feels well made with strong materials”.

Good Remote Control

Some LG 42UB820 reviewers agreed that it had a good remote control. Two years ago Mr. P. C. Mcgurty said “Smart tv with apps and magic remote great price so glad i bought this lg never let me down” in their review and rated the LG 42UB820 as very good. Paul Swinfield said in his review on Amazon “The Magic Remote is great and its only when I lost it the other day”. Two years ago R. Collins wrote on Amazon “The TV comes with two remotes - a standard one and a 'magic remote”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of LG 42UB820 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Chris Dunseath wrote on Amazon three years ago “The best thing about it is the picture quality as you” in his review although he gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. Clare C wrote in her review of this TV on Amazon “Great sound and vision” and rated this TV 5 stars. Jesper wrote two years ago “Excellent picture quality across UHD, HD” in their review of this TV and scored it 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Two years ago R. Collins wrote “IPS (nice colours on a wide viewing angle), Plex client (it costs” in their review of the LG 42UB820. One LG 42UB820 owner wrote that it was good for watching blu-ray discs. S. Young said “Even a you-tube 4k video about Peru played as though it was on a blu-ray disk” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

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Good High Def TV

A few LG 42UB820 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Alex Clarke mentioned “Ultra HD at 42 inches” in his review of the LG 42UB820. Bob said on Amazon “LG 42UB820V Ultra HD TV” in his LG 42UB820 review. Bob also said “If you give this TV a good HD source with decent cabling then it is amazing”.

Good Smart TV

Three people concluded that the product had good apps. Three years ago Paul Swinfield said in his review of the LG 42UB820 on Amazon “Its quicker booting up the apps with a direct wired connection” and rated it as very good. One LG 42UB820 owner said in their reviews that it was good for recording TV.

One LG 42UB820 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Mr David Corbett said on Amazon “A great little 4K TV, upscaling from standard TV and HD is good and Netflix seem to be adding more 4K content” in his LG 42UB820 review.

One LG 42UB820 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was good for watching YouTube on. Tony Paylor mentioned in his review on Amazon “Watch my favourite channel like Youtube on this TV”.

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Robust

A few customers who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Bob said on Amazon “My overall impression is that the LG is built to a high standard”. Two years ago G. Johnson said in their review of this TV “Other niggles with the LG are the build quality” however despite that they only rated this TV 3 stars. Hayley wrote “Love the fact it has the Internet built in and the apps it has on” in her review.

Easy to Use

Some LG 42UB820 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it was easy to use. P. D. Green said in their review of this TV “It's easy to use onscreen keyboard using this” and rated the product as very good. Paul Swinfield gave the product an excellent rating and he mentioned on Amazon “Quickly LG updated the app and the box control is fine now” in his review. R. Collins said “It is so intuitive and helpful!2” in their review and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

A number of LG 42UB820 reviewers who reviewed this TV wrote that it was easy to setup. Carol Chapman said “Easy to set up, recognised by my wi-fi” in his review of this TV. One customer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use the menus. Bob mentioned “With what felt like an age of tweaking through tons of advanced picture settings” in his review of this TV.

One LG 42UB820 owner who purchased this TV thought it had a good interface. Two years ago Mr David Corbett mentioned on Amazon “Great picture quality, user interface could be better!” in his review of the LG 42UB820.

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Reasonably Priced

Some LG 42UB820 owners reckoned that this TV was good value for money. Two years ago Bayliss mentioned on Amazon “A great price for a 4K television if you aren't interested in 3D”. Hayley wrote in her review “Amazing price = Amazing television” and gave the LG 42UB820 a rating of 5 stars. Hayley also wrote “Absolutely amazing brilliant television for the price it does so much”.

Nice Design

A few LG 42UB820 reviewers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Mr M Bull mentioned on Amazon “Beautiful tv & simple to set up” in his LG 42UB820 review. P. D. Green wrote “Magic control is pretty good”. Rob scored it very highly and he mentioned two years ago “Wow! Great tv the sound quality is bit poor other than that it's beautiful”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was neat. One LG 42UB820 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was aesthetic. Jeremy said in his LG 42UB820 review on Amazon “The set looks a lot more aesthetically pleasing than our old set with the thin bezel”.

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Good Sound Quality

A few LG 42UB820 owners who reviewed the product wrote that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Jesper said on Amazon “Decent speakers”. In the same month Lampwicke scored the product 5 stars and said in their LG 42UB820 review “The sound is very acceptable as well”. Paul Swinfield scored it very highly and he mentioned “Sound quality is great for this pricepoint”.

Running Costs Are Very Low

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A. The 42UB820 is one of the most economic to run TVs of a comparable type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 42UB820 will cost only £95 over 5 years to run.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 7,001 user and expert reviews, LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically within its 4K and 8K TVs range.

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Good Connectivity

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet.

One LG 42UB820 owner mentioned in their reviews that this TV was wifi compatible. Two years ago Lampwicke mentioned in their review of this TV “Anyone any idea's? I assumed that because it is Wi Fi everything on my iPad would be picked up by the tv”.

One LG 42UB820 reviewer who bought the product mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. Mr. P. C. Mcgurty rated this TV 5 stars and said on Amazon “Love this tv lg 4k picture so crisp 3 usb 3 hdmi freeview hd” in their review of the LG 42UB820.

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Good Size

One customer reckoned that it was lightweight. Bob mentioned in his review of the LG 42UB820 on Amazon two years ago “The remote is a bit lightweight”. One LG 42UB820 owner reckoned that the product was easy to carry around. Lampwicke mentioned on Amazon two years ago “The tv is quite light and easy to lift”.

One LG 42UB820 owner who bought this TV considered that it was thin. Tinku G. said on Amazon “The TV is definitely sharp in terms of picture quality, very light and slim and fitted perfectly for where we wanted it” and scored it 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One customer thought it was noisy. Carol Chapman said on Amazon two years ago “Sound quality good and very loud” in his review of the LG 42UB820.

Good Technical Features

One LG 42UB820 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good features. A. L. Simpson mentioned in their review of the LG 42UB820 two years ago “It has all the bells and whistles you could want” .

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago, the 42UB820 has a wi-Fi.

Other TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to consider include the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Supports Smart TV

The 42UB820 supports smart TV, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 42UB820 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the TVs of a similar age and type to the 42UB820. This LG TV is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV compared to most of the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42UB820 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2160p Supported Video Modes

The LG 42UB820 supports a better video mode than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports a 2160p supported video modes, whereas most comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago support a 1080p supported video modes.

This TV's video mode (2160p) is actually the best supported video mode across all TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42UB820.

A 480p supported video modes is the worst supported video mode amongst comparable types of TV.

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Very Light

Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years the weights range from 2.2kg to 120kg, and the average weight is 30kg. With a weight of only 11.5 kilograms, the 42UB820 is quite light compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The 42UB820 has a quite low annual energy consumption (only 85 kilowatt hours) compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42UB820. The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 42UB820 is 66kWh, the highest is 660kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 210kWh.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few LG 42UB820 reviewers who reviewed it wrote that it did not have good customer support. Dicko wrote “Flakey Smart TV functions plus Spy TV and Appalling Customer Support” and scored the product 1 stars. Dicko also mentioned “Poor quality set exacerbated by appalling customer support”.

Inferior Standard Def TV

One customer who reviewed it thought it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Two years ago Meadsmat wrote on Amazon “My last one; patchy uneven panel display, poor resolution on SD Freeview and terrible audio, sounded like an echo from someones MP3 player coming from next door” yet they gave it a score of 5 stars.

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One LG 42UB820 owner mentioned in their reviews that it did not have a good 3D picture quality.

Not 3D

The 42UB820 is not 3D, unlike most of the other TVs that are a similar age to the 42UB820 which are 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42UB820 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42UB820 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42UB820 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One RF Ports Quantity

The LG 42UB820 is a one RF ports quantity television. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42UB820 have between one and two RF ports quantitys.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

Televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 42UB820 have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 31W. At only 20 Watts, the LG 42UB820 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Number of Loudspeakerss

The 42UB820 is a two number of loudspeakers television.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42UB820

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar spec and age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this television was released.

Average High Frequency Rate

The 42UB820 has a fairly typical high frequency rate (900 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the 42UB820.

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Average Depth

At 51.8 millimeters, the LG 42UB820 has a fairly typical depth compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42UB820.

Televisions with a thicker depth that might be worth looking at include the Philips 40PUS6809[plb_2227292_price] (38mm).

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Browser Supported
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
Smartphone Remote Support
On/off Switch
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Presence of Lead

User Reviews

(50)
(Verified Purchase)

Wow! Great tv the sound quality is bit poor other than that it's beautiful.

Reviewed 7 June 2015 by A. L. Simpson "porky"

Tv is awesome,it has all the bells and whistles you could want, it bring out old dvds and films almost alive, Casablanca, 80 years old looks brand new, watching an old movie like the classic... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2015 by Electronics Engineer

When viewing media at its native resolution of 4K the picture looks amazing and I'm very happy with it.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Geraldine Donaghy
(Verified Purchase)

Son loves it.

This TV is sublime, it's very clear, I bought it from Argos instead of Amazon because it was cheaper. I only bought it to play ps4 on. Only problem is even though it's 4k, my ps4 still doesn't... Read more…

Reviewed 22 May 2015 by P S Halpin
(Verified Purchase)

Looks like a nice TV.

Reviewed 18 May 2015 by MR DAVID CORBETT
(Verified Purchase)

Great picture quality and fantastic value for the price. Let down a little by the clunky interface. It took me a long time to work out how to put Netflix and other premium services on the... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by P. D. Green
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture. Makes a good attempt at upscaling standard picture signals (from terrestrial and sky box HD). Easy set up. Magic control is pretty good, and it's easy to use onscreen keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Mr M Bull
(Verified Purchase)

Love this. Arrived 2 days earlier than was expected & very impressed. Beautiful tv & simple to set up. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 7 May 2015 by Steve & Rachael
(Verified Purchase)

Banging set.

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Electricity cost when switched on £92.94
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.47 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
13
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 13 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ub820, lg 42ub820v, lg f3y021bf2, lg f3y021bf2m
Barcodes 05052184937295, 05054531315633, 08806084849472, 08806084849489, 08806084849502, 08806084849519, 08806084849533

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