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LG 42LN5200

LG 42LN5200

42" 60Hz Direct-LED Oct 2013
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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$65.15 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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User Reviews Are Excellent

This television has an exceptional average user rating based on 6 user reviews.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

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

Supports Four Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LN5200 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The audio formats "AC3", "EAC3" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG television.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG 42LN5200 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LN5200 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG 42LN5200 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 42LN5200 also do not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LN5200 are not 3D compatible. The LG 42LN5200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-40AS640.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LN5200 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LN5200 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Slow Refresh Rate

The refresh rates of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 170Hz. With a refresh rate of only 60 hertz, the 42LN5200 has a quite slow refresh rate compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN5200.

Other 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32E30 which has better reviews.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic TX-32AS600 (100Hz), the Hisense LHD32D33 (100Hz), or the Toshiba 47L7453 (100Hz).

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LN5200 range from 2W to 80W. The 42LN5200 has a quite low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LN5200.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LN5200 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LN5200 also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the Samsung UE46H7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this spec and age the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 42LN5200 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 42LN5200.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago have between one and four HDMI ports, including the LG 42LN5200 which has two HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LG 42LN5200 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 42LN5200 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly Thick

The thicknesses of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LN5200 range from 3.5mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm. The 42LN5200 has one of the thicker thicknesses (86.9 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Toshiba 32L1343 (88mm).

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN5200

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions of a comparable 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.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Tuner
Smart TV
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Other Features

User Reviews

(5)
Reviewed 29 October 2013 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

People that complain about not having multiple HDMI inputs can only blame themselves for not reading the product description. I knew it only had 1 HDMI input. That was all I needed for the room in... Read more…

Reviewed 13 October 2013 by ROBERT V.
(Verified Purchase)

I just need one HD input. I bought this to primarily use as an oversize gaming PC monitor. I'm really glad I did! The 42" screen is great for gaming from only 3 feet away. This HDTV is connected... Read more…

Reviewed 15 November 2013 by Pedro M.
(Verified Purchase)

Read the specs. If you need more than 1 HDMI or optical outputs or any other connections, Do not buy this TV. Connections are 1 HDMI, 1 cable in, 1 component...

Reviewed 18 December 2014 by Ffoxsox
(Verified Purchase)

Very good i like it a lot i love this tv.... no good in terms of ins and outs... not even a headphone socket?? but i love the picture..

Reviewed 2 January 2014 by Karna M.
(Verified Purchase)

You can work around the lack of ports with some inexpensive cabling. I use this with an Apple TV and DVD player; connect the Apple TV via HDMI and the DVD player via component RCA and am all set.... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $64.90
Electricity cost when on standby $1.42
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Total running cost over 5 years $66.32
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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.

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