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LG 42LY960

LG 42LY960

42" Direct-LED 1400:1 Jan 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
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9 Reasons For

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 6,043 user and expert reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 42LY960 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42LY960 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE48J5600 which has better reviews; or the Sony FWL-48W705, and the LG 47LY760 which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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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 commonly supported display resolution on mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The 42LY960 has a very bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average display brightness of mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LY960 is 290 cd/m².

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LY960 range from 5W to 1,000W. With an RMS rated power of 20 Watts, the 42LY960 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

two USB 2.0 ports

Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42LY960 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 42LY960 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Three HDMI Ports

three HDMI ports

The 42LY960 is a three HDMI port television. Most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LY960 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Quite Thin

The LG 42LY960 has a fairly thin thickness (only 55.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than a year. The average thickness of TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LY960 is 66mm, and the thicknesses range from 7mm to 100mm.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Samsung HG48ED690 (65.5mm), the Sony KDL-48R555 (65mm), or the LG 47LY760 (56mm) which is also cheaper.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LY960 support smart TV features, however the 42LY960 does not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support smart TV features including the Sony FWL-48W705, or the LG 49LX761; or the Samsung UE48J5600.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 42LY960 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LY960 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LY960 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Two Analog Signal Format Systems

The 42LY960 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to it. This TV supports a PAL analog signal format system, which is the most commonly supported analog signal format system supported by TVs that have been around for more than a year. The analog signal format system "SECAM" is also supported by this television.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 42LY960 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions that were released more than a year ago.

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Only Has One Smart Mode

The 42LY960 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar type and age to it. The most commonly 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 number of video formats supported by the 42LY960 is more than most mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs of this type and age, the 42LY960 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One RF Port

The 42LY960 is a one RF port television. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 42LY960 have one RF port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LY960

Released Over a Year Ago

This mid-size TV was released over a year ago.

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 TVs that were launched around the same time as 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Response Time
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Vertical Viewing Angle
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Remote Output Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot Type
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Video Format
Image Format
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Built-In Microphone
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Maximum Power Consumption
Input Voltage
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42ly960, 42ly960h, lg 42ly960, lg 42ly960h, lg electronics ly960, lg electronics ly960h, lg electronics 42ly960, lg electronics 42ly960h
Barcodes 08806084661784, 08806084686817
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