LG 42LF5800 vs LG 43LF5400

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LG 42LF5800
LG 43LF5400

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Reasons For

14 Reasons For
Smart TV Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports smart TV, whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not support smart TV. Read more

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

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Internet TV Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an internet TV, however the LG 43LF5400 does not have an 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.

Common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The LG 42LF5800 supports common interface Plus (CI+), however the LG 43LF5400 does not support common interface Plus (CI+).
Common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a common interface (CI), whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not have a common interface (CI). 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.

Three USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the LG 42LF5800 is three, but the LG 43LF5400 only has one USB 2.0 ports quantity. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Two more HDMI ports quantitys Edit
The LG 42LF5800 is a three HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 43LF5400 only has one HDMI ports quantity. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Wi-Fi Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a wi-Fi, but the LG 43LF5400 does not have a wi-Fi. Read more

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

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Ethernet LAN Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an ethernet LAN, whereas the LG 43LF5400 does not.
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG) Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has an electronic Programme Guide (EPG), but the LG 43LF5400 does not.
Teletext function Edit
The LG 42LF5800 has a teletext function, but the LG 43LF5400 does not have a teletext function.
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.
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.

Lighter Edit
LG 42LF5800 is 9.2kg heavy. That's 300g lighter than the LG 43LF5400 (9.5kg). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

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).
3 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

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

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.
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

4 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

The display diagonal of a TV is the most common measure of screen size and is the distance from the top left to the bottom right of the visible part of a TV screen 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. 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.

TVs with a bigger display diagonal allow you to make the most of HD content and are great for watching movies.

Fewer sellers
Only 1 seller sell the LG 42LF5800, but 3 stores 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.
Energy efficiency rating is worse
The LG 42LF5800 has an energy efficiency rating of "A+", whereas the LG 43LF5400 has a rating of "A++".
14 Reasons Against
Does not support smart TV Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not support smart TV, however the LG 42LF5800 does. Read more

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

A smart TV lets you watch movies and TV on the internet by connecting directly to services such as BBC iPlayer and YouTube without a computer. You will also be able to connect to Facebook and Twitter directly from your TV.

Does not have an internet TV Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have an internet TV, but the LG 42LF5800 has an 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 support common interface Plus (CI+) Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not support common interface Plus (CI+), but the LG 42LF5800 does.
Does not have a common interface (CI) Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have a common interface (CI), however the LG 42LF5800 has a common interface (CI). 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.

Two less USB 2.0 ports quantitys Edit
The number of USB 2.0 ports quantitys on the LG 43LF5400 is one, but the LG 42LF5800 only has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys. Read more

USB ports are useful for displaying on your TV photos / videos or playing music that is stored on USB key drives. The USB port can also be used for charging devices from your TV (as long as it's switched on), and for installing software updates on the TV.

More USB ports will allow you to connect more USB devices to the TV simultaneously without needing to continuous plug in and unplug cables.

Only one HDMI ports quantity Edit
The LG 43LF5400 is a one HDMI ports quantity TV, whereas the LG 42LF5800 only has three HDMI ports quantitys. Read more

The HDMI ports quantity is the number of ports that the TV has that will accept a HDMI cable. HDMI is the most common type of cable used to connect modern TVs, DVD players, games consoles etc.

A greater number of HDMI ports will allow you to permanently connect more devices to the TV and will reduce the need to reach around the back of the TV to unplug and plug in cables when switching between devices.

Does not have a wi-Fi Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have a wi-Fi, whereas the LG 42LF5800 has a wi-Fi. Read more

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

Connecting your TV will be easier and you will not need any cables.

Does not have an ethernet LAN Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have an ethernet LAN, however the LG 42LF5800 has an ethernet LAN.
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).
Does not have a teletext function Edit
The LG 43LF5400 does not have a teletext function, whereas the LG 42LF5800 has a teletext function.
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.
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.

300g heavier Edit
LG 43LF5400 is 9.5kg heavy, but the LG 42LF5800 is a 9.2kg heavy TV (300g lighter). Read more

The weight is the total weight of the TV excluding all packaging.

A lighter weight TV will be easier to move around and to mount on a wall. Some of the larger, very heavy TVs may require lightweight partition walls to be reinforced before the TV could be mounted.

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

23 months Ago 22 months Ago

Running Costs Over 5 Years

Electricity cost - switched on $ 61.92
Electricity cost - standby $ 1.36
Total running cost $ 63.28
Electricity cost - switched on $ -
Electricity cost - standby $ -
Total running cost $ -

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.
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Display

Display Diagonal
42" 43"
BEST
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
3D
 3D
 3D
LED Backlighting Type
 Direct-LED
 Direct-LED
Screen Shape
 Flat
 Flat
OLED Technology
 OLED technology
 OLED technology
Display Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080p
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)

TV Tuner

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

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

Audio

Audio System
Virtual Surround Plus Unknown - Click to provide data
RMS Rated Power
20W Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Loudspeakers
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
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
AptX Audio Decoding
 AptX audio decoding
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

Headphone Outputs
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
BEST
 Common interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
 Common interface (CI)
BEST
 Common interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RF Ports Quantity
1 1
SCART Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
RS-232 Ports
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 Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
DVI Port
 DVI port
 DVI port
PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
 PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
3
BEST
1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
 SimpLink
 SimpLink
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
 Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
BEST
 Ethernet LAN
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)

Performance

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Ergonomics

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

Power

Power Consumption (typical)
52W Unknown - Click to provide data
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

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

Packaging Content

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