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LG 42LF5800

42" Direct-LED Flat Mar 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
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11 Reasons For

LG Has Good Television Reviews

LG mid-size TVs have good ratings on average and across all televisions LG is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 42LF5800 has a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago which do not have a WiFi connection.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the 42LF5800 supports smart TV features.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported display resolution on comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 42LF5800 is a three USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched more than a year ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the 42LF5800 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LF5800 have RMS rated power of between 5W and 1,000W.

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Has Four Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the 42LF5800 is more than most TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LF5800. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The 42LF5800 is a three HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LF5800 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Supports Eight Audio Formats

The 42LF5800 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LF5800. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HE-AAC", "MP2", "PCM" and "WMA" are also supported by this television.

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Quite Thin

The average thickness of mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LF5800 is 66mm, and the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm. The LG 42LF5800 has a fairly thin thickness (only 55.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LF5800.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 55.5mm thick televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the LG 42LF561.

If you would consider a TV with a thicker thickness then you might want to look at the LG 32LF580 (55.5mm).

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6 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF5800, the 42LF5800 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LF5800, the 42LF5800 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LF5800 is more than most similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LF5800.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The 42LF5800 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LF5800 do not feature OLED technology. The 42LF5800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to look at including the Samsung UE32J4500.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LF5800 the annual energy consumptions range from 26kWh to 160kWh, and the average annual energy consumption is 66kWh. With an annual energy consumption of 76 kilowatt hours, the 42LF5800 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LF5800.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 42LF5800

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Operating System
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width

User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 July 2015 by Prince Farquad
Prince Farquad would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

I bought this product for a clubroom at an apartment complex and it has lived up to what I needed from it. I purchased it as a budget minded device and for the price I feel it is a very good buy... Read more…

Reviewed 27 November 2015 by Tinisoli
Tinisoli would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

Got this to replace a 32" Sharp Aquos from 6-7 years ago. This LG was highly recommended by Consumer Reports Annual Buying Guide, and it has not disappointed. Easy set up, good picture,... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2015 by Kadenmc00
Kadenmc00 would recommend the LG 42LF5800 (Verified Purchase)

This is used in a church setting. Solid job. Works perfect. IT is set up and taken down every week...

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Electricity cost when switched on $64.67
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.09
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192597051, 08806087179903, 08806087179941, 08806087179996

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