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LG 42WL30

LG 42WL30

42" 1300:1 3.56mm Dec 2013
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Depth Release Date
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3 Reasons For

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

LG mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all televisions LG is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 400 candellas per square meter, the LG 42WL30 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years. The dimmest display brightness of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42WL30 is 160 cd/m², the brightest is 1,500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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Quite Thin

The thinnest depth of TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42WL30 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of only 3.56 millimeters, the LG 42WL30's depth is one of the thinnest amongst similar spec TVs that were released more than two years ago.

TVs with a thicker depth that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba 32W1333 (25.3mm).

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The LG 42WL30 does not feature wi-Fi, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 42WL30 also do not feature wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-32ASW604, or the Philips 32PFK6509/12 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 42WL30, the LG 42WL30 does not support smart TV.

We compared all the other televisions which also support smart TV to this television and we think the Panasonic TX-39ASW654 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as the 42WL30, the LG 42WL30 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE46F6320AW 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 it is worth noting that most of the other mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 42WL30 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the UE46ES8000Q, or the UE46F8000 both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

The LG 42WL30 is a one HDMI ports quantity TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42WL30 do not feature OLED technology. The LG 42WL30 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

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

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Fairly High Power Consumption (PowerSave)

The lowest power consumption (PowerSave) of similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42WL30 is 0.01W, the highest is 90W, and the average power consumption (PowerSave) is 33W. The LG 42WL30 has one of the higher power consumption (PowerSave)s (45 Watts) amongst TVs of this age.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42WL30 is 2ms and the slowest is 20ms. At 16 milliseconds, the LG 42WL30 has a quite slow response time compared to most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 42WL30.

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Very High Power Consumption (off)

The average power consumption (off) of televisions of this age and spec is 0.26W, and the power consumption (off)s range from 0.01W to 0.5W. The power consumption (off) of the LG 42WL30 of 0.5 Watts is one of the highest amongst mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Response Time
Display Brightness
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Supported Graphics Resolutions
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Smart TV
Internet TV
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RS-232 Ports
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI-D Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Consumption (PowerSave)
Power Consumption (off)
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Package Weight
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)

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Electricity cost when switched on $79.28
Electricity cost when on standby $4.64
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Total running cost over 5 years $83.92
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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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