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LG 42LA620
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LG 42LA620 Qualified Recommendation
42" Direct-LED Jan 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this TV was good. gave this LG TV a "Qualified Recommendation" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this TV is 70 out of 100 based on four expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, Les, and

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all LG televisions and also specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had good reviews.

Good 3D Picture Quality

One customer who reviewed this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality. said in their LG 42LA620 review in October last year “Good 3D mode with no crosstalk” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality.

Good Product Quality

One LG 42LA620 owner said in their reviews that it was good quality. Three years ago expert review site wrote in their review “The LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality”.

3D Compatible

The LG 42LA620 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec are not 3D compatible.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible TVs currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE40H6470[plb_2233881_price].

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LA620 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA620 which do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of other televisions which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to look at including the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 42LA620 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LA620 which do not have a WiFi connection.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE48H6470[plb_2240459_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LA620 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the 42LA620 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

The 42LA620 is a two RF port TV. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LA620 have between one and two RF ports.

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Supports Three Audio Formats

The LG 42LA620 has a greater number of audio formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The audio formats "AAC" and "AC3" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Two Smart Modes

The 42LA620 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of this type and age. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on televisions that have been available for more than two years. The smart mode "Cinema" is also found on this television.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One LG 42LA620 reviewer who bought the product considered that it was not easy to damage or scratch. Expert review site said in their review “However previous experience has taught me that out of the box settings are usually terrible so I broke out my AVS HD 709 calibration videos”.

Difficult to Use

One LG 42LA620 owner wrote in their reviews that it was not easy to use the menus.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LA620 does not have a built-in camera, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LA620 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 42LA620 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This LG TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LA620. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LA620 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The power consumptions when switched off of TVs of this age and spec range from 0.01W to 0.5W. With a power consumption when switched off of 0.4 Watts, the 42LA620 has a quite high power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LA620

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it. 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

LG released the 42LA620 over three years ago.

Average Thickness

With a thickness of 78 millimeters, the 42LA620 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA620.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the LG 32LA620[plb_1496423_price] (78mm).

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Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Comb Filter
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
3D Technology
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
TV Band
Analog Signal Format System
Twin Tuner
Triple Tuner
Smart TV
Timeshift Feature
Video App
Music App
Interactive TV
Video On Demand
News App
Screen Mirroring
Sports App
My Home Screen
Audio System
Detachable Speaker
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Auto Volume Leveler
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
AptX Audio Decoding
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Digital Audio Coaxial Out Port
Wireless Connection
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
HDMI Version
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
AV Input Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
Display Port
RJ-48 Port
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
WiFi Standard
WiFi Direct Connection
Universal Plug and Play
Network Browsing
Ethernet Interface Type
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Automatic Shut Off Function
Picture and Picture
Smart Mode
Upgradeable Firmware
Picture in Picture Function
On Screen Display
ECO Mode
Playback Mode
Picture Mute (for Radio)
Auto Power Off
Panel Lock
On Screen Display Language
Picture and Text Management
Firmware Upgrade Method
Hotel Mode
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Child Lock
Game Mode
BD Wise Technology
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Wide Color Enhancer
Extended PVR
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Ambient Light Sensor
Panorama Feature
Plug and Play
Voice Control
Face Detection
Clock Function
Motion Control
Stored Teletext Page
Screen Saving Function
Deep Colour
Social Network Service
Picture Processing Technology
BD Wise Plus
Video Compression Format
USB Recording
Subtitles Function
Satellite Channel Router (SatCR) Compatible
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Ambient Lighting
Single Cable Distribution
Ambient Lighting Type
Logical Channel Number (LCN)
Channel List Copy Function
High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)
Color Transient Improvement (CTI)
Adaptive Dimming Backlight
Teletext Standard
Source Data-Sheet
Built-In Camera
Cable Lock Slot
LED Indicator
Built-In Microphone
Signal Strength Indicator
Heavy Metals Free
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Swivelling Stand
Smart Calibration
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Energy Saving Mode
Energy Star Certification
RoHS Compliance Certificate
ECO Compliant
Ziggo Certified
Canal Digital Certified
UPC Certified
Wi-Fi Certified
DLNA Specification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Content
Battery Included
Camera Included
3D Glasses Included
Cleaning Cloth
Supported Battery
Warranty Card
Quick Installation Guide
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Network Streaming Service
Subwoofer Out Port
Backlight Off Mode
Instant On
Dolby Technology
TV Side View
ConnectShare (HDD)
Screen TV Transmission to Mobile Device
Briefing On TV
TV Sound Connect
Automatic Device Recognition
Dynamic Backlight Control
ConnectShare (USB)
Green Flagship
VGA Input Port
Automatic Voltage Selector
On/off Switch or Button
Wireless Universal Plug & Play Technology
Other Features
FM Radio Function
HDD Recording
Included Power Cord
Power LED
Ambilight Light System
Placement Option
HDMI Connection
Simulated 3D
Volume Control
Integrated Clock
Easy to Install
Audio Output Port
Intelligent MPEG Noise Reduction
System Tilt
Plastic Finish
Mass Storage Class Compliance Certificate
Service Port
3D Super-Resolution
Interactive Hotel Features
Switch Lock
Windows Media Player 11 Function
Lacquer Finish
Presence of Lead
On/off Switch With Integrated Lock
Lead-Free Soldered Product
SuperPlay Function
Sony Entertainment Network
Automatic Voltage System
Social TV
FireWire Cable
Anti-Slip Lacquer
Prison Mode
USB Playback
Fully Powered System
Advanced Contrast Enhancer
Ambilight Dimming Function
Super Resolution for Game Mode
Illumination LED
Eco Designed
Superscroll Function
Live Colour
TV SideView
USB Direct Modes
Direct Connection Into a Mains Socket
Skin Naturalizer
Customizable Volume Limit
Digital TV Tuner
Auto Store Function
Bass Enhancement
Maintenance Free
Internet Connection Required
Clock With Calendar
VGA Input Port
User Guide On CD-ROM
Album Organization
Wireless Connection
Mains Power Supply
Backlight Colour
Customizable Equalizer
USB Port
Charging Indicator
Rechargeable Battery
Digital Zoom
Slide Show
AUX in Port
Requirement for a Video Card
Built-In Processor
DC Output Voltage
Auto Digital Tuning Function
Voice Recording
Slideshow Setting
FM Recording Function
Battery Low Indicator
Video Resolution
Battery Full Indicator
Audio Input Port
Subwoofer Type
Detachable Bracket
SRGB Display Capability
Audio Cinch in Port
Internet Radio
Keypad Illumination
Quick Start
Photo Editing Function
Wall Mounting Kit
Included AC Adapter
Quick Charge Function
RJ-45 Input Port
Special Features
Photo Share
Football Mode
X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
Auto Depth Enhancer
Motionflow XR
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Dynamic Contrasting
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
4K X-Reality Pro

1 Award Qualified Recommendation

Expert Reviews


After the initial setup (which is very easy to do) I was a little underwhelmed by the picture quality.However previous experience has taught me that out of the box settings are usually terrible so... Read more…

Good 3D mode with no crosstalk
Accurate colours (Delta E 2)
Builtin media player supports loads of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Contrast is too low
Poorquality audio
No motion compensation motion interpolation mode
Taux de contraste
Pas de Bluetooth
19 August 2013

Like other LG 2013 TVs, the LA620V delivers good, accurate picture quality. Contrast, however, is too low (750:1), making the black look more like grey. This TV is therefore restricted to a score...

2 August 2013

As a technical publication which ply our trade in scientific measurements, we absolutely loved the comprehensive suite of calibrations offered on the LG LA620V, as well as the accurate greyscale...

14 October 2013

Les réglages d'usines étant convenables, dès le déballage de l'engin, on profite d'une belle image. Le taux de contraste est cependant un peu faiblard à notre goût et les séquences avec de...

5 August 2013

Comme les autres modèles de LG, le LA620S affiche une image bien réglée. Seul problème, le taux de contraste est vraiment trop faible (750:1). Le noir parait donc gris. Avec un tel résultat,...

10 May 2013

LG 42LA620S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, z podstawowej serii. Postanowi?em mu si? przyjrze? z bliska w aspekcie najwa?niejszych kryteriów. Recenzja skupia si? na takich... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42la620, 42la620v, 42la620s, lg42la620s, lg 42la620, lg p158316, 42la620sza, 42la620saeu, lg 42la620s, lg 42la620v, 42la620sapi, lg p158316p, lg electronics 42la620, lg electronics 42la620v
Barcodes 05055760735582, 08806084153715, 08806084181237, 08806084181268, 08806084181275, 08806084181282, 08806084181329