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LG 42LF5800 vs LG 43LF5400

LG 42LF5800 vs LG 43LF5400

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LG 42LF5800
LG 43LF5400

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Reasons For

9 Reasons For
Smart TV Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports Smart TV, whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not support Smart TV.
Internet TV Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports internet TV, however the LG 43LF5400 does not support internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, however the LG 43LF5400 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports Wi-Fi, but the LG 43LF5400 does not support Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Ethernet port Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an ethernet port, whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), but the LG 43LF5400 does not. Read more

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an application on your TV that lists current and upcoming programs for all channels, and a short summary or commentary for each program.

An EPG is extremely helpful to be able to see what programs are coming up that you may want to watch, and plan your viewing accordingly. They also work in tandem with recording software to set up automatic recording of programs.

3.2mm thinner Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a depth of 55.5mm, however the LG 43LF5400 is a 58.7mm thick TV (3.2mm thicker). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

Common interface (CI) slot Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a common interface (CI) slot, whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not have a common interface (CI) slot. Read more

A common interface slot provides compatibility with pay-per-view cards.

A common interface slot allows you to install pay per view cards. For example Sky TV sell pay per cards for watching football and boxing and WWE Network sell cards for watching wrestling.

User reviews are better
The LG 42LF5800 has an average user review score of 87%, whereas the LG 43LF5400 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
4 Reasons For
Moderately larger display diagonal Edit
The LG 43LF5400 has a display diagonal of 43", but the LG 42LF5800 is only a 42" TV (1" smaller). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

2 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this TV remaining in stock.
Cheaper to run by $20.02
Over five years the LG 43LF5400 is $20.02 cheaper to run than the LG 42LF5800. Read more
Energy efficiency rating is superior
The LG 43LF5400 has an energy efficiency rating of "A++", whereas the LG 42LF5800 has a rating of "A+".

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
3% smaller display diagonal Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a 42" TV. That's 1" smaller than the LG 43LF5400 (43"). Read more

‘Display Diagonal’ is the measure of the size of the TV screen from top-left to bottom-right corner, excluding any frame or border.

One of the most important considerations when choosing the right screen size for your TV is the typical distance from which you will be viewing the screen. TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies. A good rule of thumb is to multiply the display diagonal by 2.5 to determine the viewing distance. So a 40 inch TV is best viewed from 100 inches away, which is equivalent to 8.3 feet or 2.54m. For home cinema setups and a truly immersive experience this ratio can be reduced to 1.2. This will give a screen size that fills 40 degrees of the viewer's field of vision. So if you viewing from a distance of 6ft (72 inches) you would need a TV display diagonal of 60 inches.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 retailer sell the LG 42LF5800, but 3 shops sell the LG 43LF5400. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this TV, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
One month older
The LG 42LF5800 is older than the LG 43LF5400 by one month.
More expensive to run over five years by 43%
The LG 42LF5800 costs $66.70 to run which is $20.02 more to run than the LG 43LF5400 over five years. Show assumptions.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The LG 42LF5800 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 43LF5400 has a rating of "A++".
8 Reasons Against
Does not support Smart TV Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not support Smart TV, however the LG 42LF5800 does.
Does not support internet TV Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not support internet TV, but the LG 42LF5800 supports internet TV. Read more

Internet TVs allow you to access the internet directly through your TV. Connect your TV to your local network though WiFi or an ethernet cable.

Internet TVs let you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer.

Does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, but the LG 42LF5800 does.
Does not support Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not support Wi-Fi, whereas the LG 42LF5800 supports Wi-Fi. Read more

A Wifi (wireless LAN connection) on your TV means that you can connect your TV directly to your WiFi network.

A wifi connection means that connecting your TV to the net will be easier and can be done without cables.

Does not have an ethernet port Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have an ethernet port, however the LG 42LF5800 has an ethernet port. Read more

An ethernet port lets you connect the TV directly to your router with an ethernet cable.

An ethernet connection is more reliable than wifi and is useful if you do not have a wiki network or the wifi signal is weak. Depending on the speed of your wifi network and ethernet connection may be faster than wifi which means less buffering when streaming content to the TV.

Does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), whereas the LG 42LF5800 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Read more

An Electronic Program Guide (EPG) is an application on your TV that lists current and upcoming programs for all channels, and a short summary or commentary for each program.

An EPG is extremely helpful to be able to see what programs are coming up that you may want to watch, and plan your viewing accordingly. They also work in tandem with recording software to set up automatic recording of programs.

6% thicker Edit
The LG 43LF5400 has a depth of 58.7mm. That's 3.2mm thicker than the LG 42LF5800 (58.7mm). Read more

The depth of the TV is the thickness of the TV measured from the back of the TV to the front of the TV. Curved TVs will have quite a big depth as this dimension is measured from the back of the centre of the screen to the front of the edges of the screen.

A thinner TV has the advantage of appearing more elegant and will also mean that the TV will not stick out as much when mounted on a wall.

User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the LG 43LF5400 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the LG 42LF5800 is 87% (based on 3 reviews).

Average User Rating

Date Released

26 months Ago 25 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 65.27
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.43
Total running cost $ 66.70
Electricity cost - switched on $ 45.25
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.43
Total running cost $ 46.68
Purchase price $ 300.00
Total cost of ownership $ 346.68
Details

Energy Efficiency Class

Environmental Impact

0.42T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.
0.3T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
8
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant and grow them for 10 years.

Display

Display Diagonal
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
Supported Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
Aspect Ratio
 16:9
 16:9
Screen Format Adjustments
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
 14:9
 4:3
 Zoom
Display Diagonal (metric)
107cm Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Graphics Resolutions
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
 Built-in speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Loudspeaker
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Dolby Technology
 Digital
 DTS
 Digital
 DTS
Sound Modes
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
 Standard
 Music
 Movie
 Sports
Audio Decoders
 Dolby Digital
 DTS
 Dolby Digital
 DTS

Smart TV

Smart TV
 Smart TV
BEST
 Smart TV
Internet TV
 Internet TV
BEST
 Internet TV
Timeshift
 Timeshift
Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating System Installed
 NetCast OS
 NetCast OS

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
52W 36W
BEST
Power Consumption (standby)
0.3W 0.3W
Energy Efficiency Class
 A++
 A++
BEST
Annual Energy Consumption
76kWh Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Input Voltage
 100 - 240
 100 - 240
AC Input Frequency
 50
 50

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
BEST
 Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified
Energy Star Certified
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Energy Star certified

TV Tuner

Tuner Type
 Analog
 Analog
Digital Signal Format System
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C
 DVB
 DVB-T
 DVB-C

Performance

Video Formats Supported
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
 DIVX
 DIVX HD
Audio Formats Supported
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
 MP2
 MP3
 WMA
 AC3
 PCM
 HE-AAC
 EAC3
 HE-A
Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Teletext Function
 Teletext function
BEST
 Teletext function
24p
 24p
Unknown - Click to provide data
Local Dimming
 Local dimming
Unknown - Click to provide data
Teletext
2,000 pages Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Mounting Kit
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mounting kit

Ergonomics

On/off Switch
 On/off switch
Unknown - Click to provide data
VESA Mounting Interfaces
 400 x 400
 400 x 400
VESA Mounting
 VESA mounting
 VESA mounting

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet Port
 Ethernet port
BEST
 Ethernet port
Miracast
 Miracast
Unknown - Click to provide data
Wi-Fi Direct
 Wi-Fi Direct
Unknown - Click to provide data

Management Features

Smart Modes
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
 Vivid
 Game
 Standard
 Movie
 Sports
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
BEST
 Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth
55.5mm
BEST
58.7mm
Weight
9.2kg
BEST
9.5kg
Package Weight
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.7kg
Weight With Stand
9.5kg
BEST
9.8kg
Depth (with Stand)
218mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Height (with Stand)
610mm
BEST
624mm
Width (with Stand)
961mm
BEST
971mm
Height
567mm 575mm
Width
961mm 971mm
Package Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 655mm
Package Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mm

Ports & Interfaces

Common Interface (CI) Slot
 Common interface (CI) slot
BEST
 Common interface (CI) slot
Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub) Port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
 PC in (D-Sub) port
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Port
1 1
SCART Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Audio Optical Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
PC Audio in
 PC Audio in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video in
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
1 1
USB 2.0 Port
3
BEST
1
HDMI Port
3
BEST
1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data
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