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LG 42LA690V

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of LG 42LA690V. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the price and design are overall positive. The sound and usability also get good comments, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 42LA690V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of LG 42LA690V from The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People really like the price and design. The sound and image quality are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: LG 42LA690V 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Cinema 3D Smart LED TV with Cinema Screen/Freeview HD/Built-In Wi-Fi

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Steve May (

LG 42LA690V LED TV review


The entry-level Smart 3DTV sector is shaping up to be the hottest battleground for mass-market TVs. This year we're seeing a wave of well-tooled tellies that appear to give away nothing to their more expensive brethren. You, dear buyer, are getting...

Well-built and attractive; superior online portal; mobile smart interactivity

Poor motion resolution; Passive 3D proves very directional

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (

LG 42LA690V review


You no longer have to pay big bucks to own all the toys. The feature-packed 42-inch LG 42LA960V offers Internet TV, Smart mobile interaction and more

Great design for the cash ; Lots of smart TV content ; Excellent media sharing

imited motion resolution ; 3D is directional ; Cumbersome magic remote

Overall, LG’s funky 42-incher is solid value. With a super narrow bezel and distinctive metallic trim, it’s reassuringly well built for the price and offers a futuristic feature set, including NFC and Miracast Screen mirroring. While HD image quality...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (

LG 42LA690V review


A great TV with fantastic smart content and brilliant picture quality and a wide range of picture settings

The LG 42LA690V is an excellent smart TV that’s much better value than many other TVs in this price range. Considering its excellent range of features, great looks and comprehensive picture settings, it wins a Best Buy award.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Steve May (

LG 42LA690V review


Connections include a trio of HDMIs, one of which supports MHL (mobile high-definition link) for Android smartphones, and a matching number of USBs, plus ethernet, SCART, component and composite video. Wi-Fi is built-in.

The LG 42LA690V delivers a serious bang for your buck. With boutique looks and a feature set that wants for naught, it’s decidedly modernistic. Images are dynamic and colour rich, while overall ease of use is high. Our only caveat – and this is the...

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Richard (

LG 42LA690V


easy set up, 3d is good and all round good value for money


Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Andrew (

LG 42LA690V


Slim and stylish, a very good TV for the price with alot of setting for customising if you are into that ,the picture looks sharp even on a digital picture it looks good the magic remote works well and has good vioce regcognition

The Wireless, i had an issue connecting to the internet the first day after that is hasnt been an issue and could be more to do with my home hub than the TV itself that is all i can actually say was a negative

Nov, 2013

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: No
Media Player:Audio/Video
USB Recording: Yes
Video-on-Demand (VoD): Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Memory Stick: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:VESA 400 x 400


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:400
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED / Yes
LED Technology:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A+

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9