On average LG mid-size TVs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions built by LG.
Good 3D Picture Quality
One customer who reviewed this TVs thought it had a good 3D picture quality. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of the LG 42LA660 “The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D”.
Good Picture Quality
One LG 42LA660 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Two years ago Digitalversus.com mentioned “The LA660V has good, natural colours and great 3D”.
Has a Built-In Camera
The 42LA660 has a built-in camera, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA660 which do not have a built-in camera.
We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a built-in camera and we think because of it's better review score, the UE40F7000, and the UE40F8000 both from Samsung or the Panasonic TX-L42ET60 is also worth considering.
The 42LA660 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LA660 are not 3D compatible.
We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this TV and we think the UE40ES6800, and the UE40D7000 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
Unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LA660 which are not Smart TV, the 42LA660 is Smart TV.
At 400 hertz, the 42LA660 has a quite fast refresh rate compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LA660. Televisions of this age and type have refresh rates of between 50Hz and 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 170Hz.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 400Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Samsung UE40ES6800 which has a better Rating; or the Philips 40PFL5537 which is cheaper.
The LG 42LA660 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LA660 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Two RF Ports
Most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LA660 have between one and two RF ports, including the LG 42LA660 which has two RF ports.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
At 24 Watts, the 42LA660 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The average RMS rated power of comparable spec televisions that were released more than two years ago is 19W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.
720p Video Mode
The 42LA660 supports a 720p video mode which is better than the 1080p video mode supported by most TVs of this age and type. This TV also supports a 1080i video mode. The video mode of all TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LA660 ranges from 480i (worst) to 2160p (best).
Has Three Sound Modes
The number of sound modes found on the LG 42LA660 is more than most TVs that have been available for more than two years. This LG TV has a Custom sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LA660. The sound modes "Dynamic" and "Standard" are also found on this TV.
Supports Seven Video Formats
The number of video formats supported by the LG 42LA660 is more than most comparable spec televisions that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently supported video format is VP8, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX, H.264, MPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 and XVID are also supported by this television.
With a thickness of only 35 millimeters, the LG 42LA660 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The thicknesses of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LA660 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.
TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth considering include the Philips 40PFL5537 (36mm and cheaper).
8 Reasons Against
Expert Reviews Are Poor
On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this mid-size TV is 60%. That puts this LG television in the bottom 11% of all the TVs of a comparable age and type.
Only Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
There are a number of other Full HD televisions currently available which you might also want to look at including the UE46F6800, or the UE46F6400 both from Samsung or the Philips 48PFK6609 which has a better Rating.
Not Good in Terms of Size
One LG 42LA660 owner who bought it thought it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Digitalversus.com wrote “It can't escape the shortcomings of IPS technology, which are greyish-looking black and heavy ghosting in images with fast motion”.
Only Supports Seven Analog Signal Format Systems
The number of analog signal format systems supported by the 42LA660 is more than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. This LG TV supports a SECAM analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LA660. The analog signal format systems "PAL", "PAL BG", "PAL DK", "PAL I", "SECAM B/G" and "SECAM D/K" are also supported by this TV.
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Only Has Five Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the LG 42LA660 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This LG TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago. The screen format adjustments "4:3", "14:9", "Auto" and "Zoom" are also found on this television.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Like most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LA660, the LG 42LA660 does not feature OLED technology.
It is worth considering other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000, or the LOEWE Art 32 which also has a higher Rating.
Only Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.
At 12.3 kilograms, the LG 42LA660 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LA660. The average weight of TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LA660 is 10kg, and the weights range from 1.5kg to 36kg.
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