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LG 42LA690

42" Full HD Edge-LED Sep 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date $67.18 Electricity cost over 5 years
Average expert reviews
Poor sound quality
Cumbersome magic remote
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on six expert reviews from sites including Digital Versus, T3.com, PC Advisor.co.uk and Les Numeriques.com the average expert rating of this medium display diagonal television is 72%.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 8,960 expert and owner reviews (including 911 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Robust

One customer who bought this TV considered that it was well made.

Good Sound Quality

Three people who reviewed the product wrote that it was good quality. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Good sound quality”. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” in their LG 42LA690 review. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this TV on expert website Digital Versus “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.”.

Mooi Design

Three people considered that it was well designed. Digital Versus mentioned in their review of this TV “Great design for the cash” . Digital Versus also mentioned “Stylish design” in their review.


Display

Good High Def TV

Two customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk gave the LG 42LA690 a rating of 5 stars and wrote “LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality” in their review of this TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and spec 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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Rendu 3D Sans Crosstalk

Three people said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus wrote “Great 3D image with no crosstalk” in their LG 42LA690 review however they only rated this TV 1 stars. Digital Versus also said “Rendu 3D sans crosstalk” in their review.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 42LA690 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other televisions of this type and age also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Rich, Engaging Colours

Two people concluded that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus said four years ago “Rich, engaging colours” in their review of the LG 42LA690. Digital Versus also wrote “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” in their review.

One person wrote that it had a sharp image. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Good sharpness levels”. One customer reckoned that it had good picture quality.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it had a good contrast ratio. Digitalversus.com said in their review of this TV on Digital Versus “It has such low contrast and response times that how we could we possibly give it more than three stars?”.

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Smart TV

Wireless Connectivity (WiDi

One person who reviewed it wrote that it was good in terms of connectivity. Digital Versus mentioned “Wireless connectivity (WiDi” in their review of this TV.

Good Smart TV Features

One person who reviewed it considered that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Supports Smart TV Features

The 42LA690 supports smart TV features. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also support smart TV features.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 42LA690 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the Panasonic TX-42AS740[plb_2232478_price] or you might consider a better rated TV such as the LG 47LY760[plb_2816590_price], and the Sharp LC-50LE761[plb_2370389_price] are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 42LA690 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The 42LA690 supports Skype. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Skype.

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Cumbersome Magic Remote

One owner who bought the LG 42LA690 reckoned that it did not have a good remote control. Four years ago Digital Versus wrote “Cumbersome magic remote” in their review of this TV.


Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 42LA690 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 42LA690 has one of the highest RMS rated powers (34 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs of this spec and age is 4W and the highest is 80W.

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Poor Sound Quality

Two people who reviewed this TV concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Digital Versus wrote “Qualit audio mdiocre” in their LG 42LA690 review.


Performance

Features Parental Control

The 42LA690 features parental control. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also feature parental control.

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Features Local Dimming

The 42LA690 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not feature local dimming.

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Supports 24p Support

The 42LA690 supports 24p support. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also support 24p support.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 42LA690 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Used As a Remote

The 42LA690 supports smartphones used as a remote. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also support smartphones used as a remote.

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Packaging Content

Features 3D Glasses Included

The 42LA690 features 3D glasses included. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this television also feature 3D glasses included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 42LA690 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42la690v, 42la690saeu, 42la690szb, lg 1080p
Barcodes 08806084154514, 08806084181367, 08806084181381, 08806084181398, 08806084181411, 08806084181442, 08806084240118
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