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LG 42LN549E

42" 60Hz Direct-LED Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

LG has good average reviews for its mid-size TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 42LN549 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LN549 do not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other televisions with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Sony KDL-48W600[plb_2238282_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42LN549 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of televisions of a similar age and type to the 42LN549 is 18W.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the LG 42LN549 is more than most TVs that were released around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN549 do not support smart TV features. The LG 42LN549 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LN549, the 42LN549 is not 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Panasonic TX-40AS640[plb_2232477_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LN549 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than two years ago 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[pl_1355897_price], or the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The 42LN549 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this LG TV. The analog signal format systems PAL and SECAM are also supported by this television.

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Only Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the 42LN549 is more than most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Energy saving are also found on this TV.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The 42LN549 has a greater number of video formats than most mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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Only Analog Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LN549 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LN549 also do not feature OLED technology.

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

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The 42LN549 is a one USB 2.0 port television.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

At 9 milliseconds, the LG 42LN549 has a fairly slow response time compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as the 42LN549 the response times range from 2ms to 400ms.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN549

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 comparable age and type 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

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Average Refresh Rate

At 60 hertz, the 42LN549 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 60Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], or the Philips 46PDL8908[plb_1556269_price] which has better reviews.

TVs with a faster refresh rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE42F5000[plb_1581921_price] (100Hz and higher rated).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
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LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Remote Output Port
Networking
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Local Dimming
Design
Cable Lock Slot
Colour
Ergonomics
Swivel Angle Range
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Certification
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
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Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $110.46
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $112.82
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Energy Rating
0.72T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.72 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42ln549, 42ln549c, 42ln549e, lg 42ln549, lg 42ln549e, lg 42ln549c
Barcodes 00719192903944, 00719192904460, 07191929044602, 08806084220844, 08806084220851, 08806084220868, 08806084221025, 08806084221032, 08806084241054, 8806084220868

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