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The smallest screen size of mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 47LA690 is 31", the largest is 50", and the average screen size is 40". With a screen size of 47 inches, the 47LA690 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 47LA690.
If this LED display screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba 48L5435 (48" and cheaper); or the Samsung UE48H6410 (48" and higher rated).
Full HD HD Type
The display resolution of the this LED screen is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs that have been around for more than a year. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Unlike most of the other LED screens of a comparable type and age to the 47LA690 the 47LA690 is 3D compatible.
We think you might also be interested in other 3D compatible LED displays including a cheaper product such as the Panasonic TX-47AS750.
TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the 47PFK7179, or the 48PFS6719 both from Philips.
Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are more than a year old, the 47LA690 is Smart TV.
We compared this LED screen to all the other Smart TV LED screens and we think a cheaper LED display such as the Panasonic TX-47AS750 are also worth considering.
If you want an LED display that is Smart TV then you might want to consider the 47PFK7179, or the 48PFS6719 both from Philips.
Has a WiFi Connection
Like most of the other one year old mid-size TVs, the LG 47LA690 has a WiFi connection.
There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection which you might want to also look at including the Panasonic TX-47AS750 which are cheaper.
There are a number of different LED televisions with a WiFi connection that you might want to consider including the 47PFK7179, or the 48PFS6719 both from Philips.
Three USB 2.0 Ports
The 47LA690 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the mid-size TVs that are one year old. This LED television is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the one year old mid-size TVs which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution
This LED display supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it.
Supports Five Audio Formats
The number of audio formats supported by the 47LA690 is more than most LED televisions of this spec and age. The most commonly supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this LED screen. The audio formats AAC, AC3, EAC3, HE-AAC and PCM are also supported by this LED display.
Supports Three Image Formats
The number of image formats supported by the 47LA690 is more than most one year old comparable spec TVs. This LED screen supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.
Two RF Ports
The 47LA690 is a two RF port LED screen. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than a year ago only have one RF port.
Six 3D Glasses Included
The 47LA690 is a six 3D glasses included TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 47LA690 only have between one and five 3D glasses included.
High RMS Rated Power
LED screens that came out around the same time as the 47LA690 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At 24 Watts, the 47LA690 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 47LA690.
Has Five Screen Format Adjustments
The number of screen format adjustments found on the LG 47LA690 is more than most TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most commonly found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 47LA690. The screen format adjustments "4:3", "14:9", "Auto" and "Zoom" are also found on this LED display.
With a thickness of only 34.5 millimeters, the 47LA690 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the similar spec LED displays that were released around the same time as the 47LA690 the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 190mm, and the average thickness is 63mm.
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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera
Most of the LED displays that were launched more than a year ago do not have a built-in camera, including the 47LA690.
We compared all the other LED televisions with a built-in camera to this TV and we think the LG 49LB870, or the Samsung UE40H6700 are also worth considering.
Only Supports One Video Format
The number of video formats supported by the 47LA690 is more than most comparable spec LED screens that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this LED display. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LED television.
The shortest TV of this age and spec is 44mm tall and the tallest is 930mm. The LG 47LA690 is fairly tall (627 millimeters) compared to most of the other LED screens of this type and age.
High Annual Energy Consumption
Mid-size TVs that are more than a year old have annual energy consumptions of between 37kWh and 160kWh. The LG 47LA690 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions (92 kilowatt hours) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.
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With a weight of 14,600 grams, the LG 47LA690 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. One year old mid-size TVs have weights of between 7.7g and 36,000g, and the average weight is 9,500g.
2 Other reasons to consider the LG 47LA690
We calculated the average ratings for all LG LED televisions and specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had ok ratings compared to other manufacturers.
Over Two Years Old
It was over two years ago when this TV was released.
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
MCI (Motion Clarity Index)
1920 x 1080
720p, 1080i, 1080p
Screen Format Adjustment
16:9, 14:9, 4:3, Zoom
LG Cinema 3D
1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Digital Signal Format System
DVB, DVB-S, DVB-S2, DVB-T, DVB-C
Smart TV Features
DTS, Virtual Surround Plus
RMS Rated Power
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
PC in Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Vivid, Cinema, Game, Energy saving, Standard, Sports
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