The LG 42LA690V is a great looking television at a bargain price - but does it match up to its competitors? It's certainly got superb picture quality, with solid black levels and crisp, clear details. 3D performance is good, with 4 pairs of glasses included, and the set will do a reasonable job of 2D to 3D conversion.
With almost all new televisions bulging with Smart features today, it's become a battlefield for manufacturers. LG have spent a good deal of effort making sure their offering stands out from the crowd with an exclusive deal with the new NOW TV service from Sky. This lets you access Sky's huge range of movies and sport, as well as several of the most popular digital channels for a montly fee. Add this to the old standards like BBC iPlayer, Lovefilm, Netflix, Blinkbox, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Skype (optional camera required) and LG have provided a great line up of connected apps. The TV will also act as a media hub, supporting a huge range of audio and video formats, which you can play from USB, or using DLNA from your computer or network. You can also use a Miracast phone or tablet to share your content.
With 3 HDMI ports and a good range of other video and audio inputs and outputs, you should be able to connect up your other equipment with the minimum of fuss. If you have a spare USB hard drive, you can also connect this to the TV to enable recording of your favourite programmes. A genuinely capable television at an entry-level price point.
|LG TVs||All, LA690|
|Screen resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Screen size||42 inches|
|Emulated Refresh Rate||400 Hz|
|HD Format||Yes, Full HD|
|Curved screen or soundbar||No|
|Is it 3D?||Yes|
|3D type||Passive 3D|
|Converts 2D picture to 3D||Yes|
|Television tuner||Freeview HD, Satellite|
|Speaker Configuration||Integrated stereo speakers|
|Number of channels||2|
|Power per channel||12W|
|Total power rating||24W|
Inputs and Outputs
|HDMI connections||3 in|
|SCART connections||1 in|
|Composite connections||1 in|
|Component connections||1 in|
|Optical connections||1 out|
|Aerial connections||1 x Aerial input, 1 x Satellite input|
|PC connection||via HDMI|
|USB connections||3, To playback from USB sticks, To playback from USB hard drives, To record to USB sticks, To record to USB hard drives|
|Is it Smart?||Yes|
|Catch Up services||BBC iPlayer|
|Pay video services||Lovefilm, Netflix, NOW TV|
|Video calling||Skype, Optional camera available|
|Internet services||DLNA (stream from your own computer), Facebook, YouTube|
|Remote Control||Remote control included, Apple app available, Android app available|
|3D Glasses supplied?||4 pairs|
|Wall bracket included||No|
|Camera included||No, optional camera available|
|Annual Power Consumption (kW/year)||76|
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