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Has One Smart Mode
The number of smart modes found on the 42LP645 is more than most TVs of this type and age. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this television. The smart modes Hotel are also found on this TV.
Quite High RMS Rated Power
The LG 42LP645 has one of the higher RMS rated power (20 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LP645 is 2W and the highest is 80W.
1080p Video Mode
This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on televisions of a comparable spec and age to it.
9 Reasons Against
Not Smart TV
Most televisions that have been around for a comparable time to the 42LP645 are not Smart TV. The LG 42LP645 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.
Does Not Have a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other similar spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 42LP645, the LG 42LP645 does not have a WiFi connection.
Not 3D Compatible
The 42LP645 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.
Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
The 42LP645 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 42LP645 also do not have a built-in camera.
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Only Supports One Analog Signal Format System
The 42LP645 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most TVs of this spec and age. This LG television supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by TVs of this type and age.
Only Analog & Digital Tuner
This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type to it.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 42LP645 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LP645 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 42LP645 which has one USB 2.0 port.
Fairly Slow Response Time
The response times of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42LP645 range from 2.3ms to 20ms. At 9 milliseconds, the LG 42LP645 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.
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Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of this type and age. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
At 78 millimeters, the LG 42LP645 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years.
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.54 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.
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