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LG 42WL30

LG 42WL30

42" 1300:1 3.56mm Dec 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Depth Release Date
42" LG PROFESSIONAL LED LCD* DISPLAY - 32" IPS PANEL- NATIVE RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 (FHD)- ASPECT RATIO: 16:9- BRIGHTNESS: 400CD/M2 With the LG IPS technology, 42WL30 provides a clear image and... More
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3 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 7,001 owner and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its televisions. LG also has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

Mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42WL30 have display brightnesss of between 160 cd/m² and 1,500 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the LG 42WL30 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Quite Thin

At only 3.56 millimeters, the LG 42WL30 has a very thin depth compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 42WL30. The depths of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42WL30 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 61mm.

If you would consider a television with a thicker depth then you might want to look at the Toshiba 32W1333[plb_1538669_price] (25.3mm).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Most TVs of this type and age do not have a wi-Fi. The LG 42WL30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a wi-Fi including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years do not support smart TV. The LG 42WL30 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV including the LG 42LB670[plb_2232215_price].

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Not 3D

The LG 42WL30 is not 3D. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42WL30 are also not 3D.

If you want a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the 42LW579[pl_326450_price], or the 47LB670[pl_2232214_price] both from LG which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42WL30 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 42WL30 also do not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the UE46ES8000S[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42WL30 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 42WL30 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42WL30 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the LG 42WL30 which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

Across all the mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42WL30 the power consumption (PowerSave)s range from 0.01W to 90W. The LG 42WL30 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (45 Watts) amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

Across all the televisions that were launched more than two years ago the response times range from 2ms to 20ms. The LG 42WL30 has a fairly slow response time (16 milliseconds) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Power Consumption (off)

The average power consumption (off) of mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42WL30 is 0.26W. When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the LG 42WL30's power consumption (off) of 0.5 Watts is one of the highest.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42WL30

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when LG released the 42WL30.

Average Running Costs

This LG TV has an energy efficiency classification of B, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42WL30 is £111, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs of this age and type.

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Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
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Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RS-232 Ports
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
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Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
Electricity cost when on standby £6.09
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.25
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Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 42wl30
Barcodes 08806084468659

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