LG 42LF5800 vs LG 43LF5400

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LG 42LF5800
LG 43LF5400

Top Prices

Target
Out of stock
Appliances Connection
In stock
Target
Out of stock
Walmart
Out of stock

Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Three USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 42LF5800 is three, but the LG 43LF5400 only has one USB 2.0 port. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two more HDMI ports Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a three HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 43LF5400 only has one HDMI port. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

3.2mm thinner Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a thickness of 55.5mmmm, however the LG 43LF5400 is a 58.7mmmm thick TV (3.2mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Lighter Edit
LG 42LF5800 is 9.2kgg heavy. That's 0.3g lighter than the LG 43LF5400 (9.5kgg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

User reviews are better
The LG 42LF5800 has an average user review score of 87%, whereas the LG 43LF5400 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
3 Reasons For
Moderately larger screen size Edit
The LG 43LF5400 has a screen size of 43"", but the LG 42LF5800 is only a 42"" TV (1" smaller). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 43LF5400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the LG 42LF5800 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
3% smaller screen size Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 42"" TV. That's 1" smaller than the LG 43LF5400 (43""). Read more

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen excluding any frame or border. One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 store sell the LG 42LF5800, but 3 shops sell the LG 43LF5400. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One month older
The LG 42LF5800 is older than the LG 43LF5400 by one month.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The LG 42LF5800 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 43LF5400 has a rating of "A++".
5 Reasons Against
Two less USB 2.0 ports Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports on the LG 43LF5400 is one, but the LG 42LF5800 only has three USB 2.0 ports. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only one HDMI port Edit
The LG 43LF5400 is a one HDMI port TV, whereas the LG 42LF5800 only has three HDMI ports. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

6% thicker Edit
The LG 43LF5400 has a thickness of 58.7mmmm. That's 3.2mm thicker than the LG 42LF5800 (58.7mmmm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

0.3g heavier Edit
LG 43LF5400 is 9.5kgg heavy, but the LG 42LF5800 is a 9.2kgg heavy TV (0.3g lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the LG 43LF5400 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 42LF5800 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

21 months Ago 21 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 63.19
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.39
Total running cost $ 64.58
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
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Display

Screen Size
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
LED Backlighting
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal
107cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Graphics Resolution
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

TV Tuner

Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
Tuner
 Analog
 Analog

Smart TV

Operating System
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS
 Digital
 DTS
Sound Mode
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoder
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Output Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Ethernet LAN Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video in Port
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
3
BEST
1
Consumer Electronics Control
 SimpLink
 SimpLink

Management Features

Smart Mode
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports

Performance

Video Format
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Format
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 eAAC+
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 AAC++
Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Stored Teletext Page
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

VESA Mounting Interface
 400 x 400
 400 x 400

Power

Typical Power Consumption
52W Unknown - Click to provide data
Standby Power Consumption
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Weight & Dimensions

Thickness
55.5mm
BEST
58.7mm
Weight
9.2kg
BEST
9.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.7kg
Weight (with Stand)
9.5kg
BEST
9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
218mm
BEST
Height (with Stand)
610mm
BEST
624mm
Width (with Stand)
961mm
BEST
971mm
Height
567mm 575mm
Width
961mm 971mm
Packaging Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 655mm
Packaging Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packaging Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mm
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