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LG 42WL30

LG 42WL30

42" 1300:1 3.56mm Dec 2013
Screen Size HD Type Typical Contrast Ratio Thickness Release Date
42" LG PROFESSIONAL LED LCD* DISPLAY - 32" IPS PANEL- NATIVE RESOLUTION: 1920 X 1080 (FHD)- ASPECT RATIO: 16:9- BRIGHTNESS: 400CD/M2 With the LG IPS technology, 42WL30 provides a clear image and... More
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3 Reasons For

LG Has Good Television Reviews

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

Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesses of TVs of this age and type range from 160 cd/m² to 3,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 350 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the LG 42WL30 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Thin

At only 3.56 millimeters, the LG 42WL30 has a very thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years. The thinnest thickness of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42WL30 is 3.5mm, the thickest is 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba 32D1333 (25.3mm).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42WL30, the LG 42WL30 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth also looking at other televisions which also have a WiFi connection including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the 42WL30 do not support smart TV features. The LG 42WL30 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The LG 42WL30 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42WL30 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other televisions of a similar age and spec to the 42WL30 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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Only One HDMI Port

The LG 42WL30 is a one HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42WL30 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42WL30 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung UE46H7000.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LG 42WL30 is a one USB 2.0 port TV. Most of the other televisions of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption in Power Save Mode

Across all the mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42WL30 the power consumptions in power save mode range from 0.01W to 5,200W, and the average power consumption in power save mode is 69W. With a power consumption in power save mode of 45 Watts, the LG 42WL30 has one of the higher power consumptions in power save mode amongst televisions of this age.

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The average response time of mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42WL30 is 9.2ms, and the response times range from 2ms to 400ms. With a response time of 16 milliseconds, the LG 42WL30 has one of the slower response times amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Very High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The lowest power consumption when switched off of TVs of a similar spec and age to the 42WL30 is 0.01W, the highest is 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.28W. At 0.5 Watts, the LG 42WL30 has a very high power consumption when switched off compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 42WL30.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42WL30

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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

LG released the 42WL30 over three years ago.

Specification

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HD Type
3D Compatible
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Smart TV
Internet Browser
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Built-In Speaker
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Ethernet LAN Port
RS-232 Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
DVI-D Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
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Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
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Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Power Consumption When Switched Off
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Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $80.83
Electricity cost when on standby $4.73
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Total running cost over 5 years $85.56
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Energy Rating
0.55T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers asrockasusantecarcticb 42wl30
Barcodes 08806084468659
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