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LG is one of the superior television brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and LG also has good ratings for its mid-size TVs.
The LG 42LM5800 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years are not 3D compatible.
Two Component Video in Ports
Most TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LM5800 have between one and two component video in ports, including the LG 42LM5800 which has two component video in ports.
Has Four Smart Modes
The number of smart modes found on the LG 42LM5800 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This television has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions that were launched around the same time as the 42LM5800. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG television.
Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The LG 42LM5800 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this age and type.
At only 35.56 millimeters, the 42LM5800 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LM5800. The average thickness of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago is 62mm.
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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
The 42LM5800 does not have a WiFi connection, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LM5800 also do not have a WiFi connection.
Does Not Support Smart TV Features
Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the LG 42LM5800 does not support smart TV features.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 42LM5800 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.
Only Analog Tuner
This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many televisions that came out around the same time as it.
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Does Not Feature OLED Technology
Most TVs of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The 42LM5800 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.
The 42LM5800 is fairly heavy (13.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LM5800. The weights of mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.4kg to 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a similar type and age to it. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Released Over Four Years Ago
LG released the 42LM5800 over four years ago.
Average Refresh Rate
At 120 hertz, the 42LM5800 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LM5800.