AOC LE42K0D7D review

Affordable edge LED set with 100Hz, but average pictures and no Freeview HD tuner

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With that subwoofer tucked away on its rear, the hope has to be that the LE42K0D7D achieves what so few slim TVs manage by delivering some sort of healthy bass level.

Sadly, however, while the subwoofer can generate a hint more oomph than you might normally hear from a flatscreen, it only kicks in under the most extreme circumstances and tends to sound rather dislocated from the rest of the soundstage when it does so.

The main reason for this, of course, is that the main speakers, with their pretty uninspiring 2 x 8W of claimed power, just don't have the dynamic range or breathing room to combine properly with the dedicated bass speaker.

In fact, the addition of the subwoofer ultimately just makes the soundstage appear a bit weird, as you've got over-stressed, harsh and dominant trebles at one end of the audio spectrum, occasional splurges of bass at the other, and a distinctly slender mid-range hanging loose somewhere in between.


Initially, that sub-£800 tag seems attractive for a 42-inch TV with edge LED lighting, especially one that also boasts 100Hz processing and some credible multimedia facilities.

However, it doesn't take all that long living with the LE42K0D7D before a few cracks start to show. This puts some pressure on its price right away and this is made worse when you also factor in the lack of a Freeview HD tuner and the fact that you can get much-superior LED-lit sets such as the Philips 40PFL7605 and Sony KDL-40EX503 for around the same money.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports2
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyADDARA
Brand NameAOC
Screen Size106.7 cm (42")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Horizontal Viewing Angle178°
Vertical Viewing Angle178°
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
Analog TunerPAL, SECAM
Weight with Stand (Approximate)19 kg
VESA Mount Standard200 x 200
Operating Power Consumption115 W
Standby Power Consumption500 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio2,000,000:1
RMS Output Power16 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
HDMI VersionHDMI 1.3
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand693 mm
Width with Stand1005.40 mm
Depth with Stand230 mm
Number of Common Interface1
Component VideoYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height651.3 mm
Width1005.4 mm
Depth46.1 mm
Brightness450 cd/m²
Sound SystemVirtual Surround
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Child Lock, Sleep Timer, Auto Program
Product ModelLE42K0D7D
Product LineADDARA
Manufacturer Part NumberLE42K0D7D
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Perfect contrast and vivid colours - the Addara LED TV series
Crisp images with extremely high contrast values and vivid colours: the energy-saving innovative LED dynamic backlight technology ensures a remarkably balanced image display with darkest blacks and brighter whites.

These 16:9 models impress with a brilliant image quality in movie theatre format. Thanks to innovative connection possibilities and compatibility these AOC TVs are expertly equipped to become future-proof multimedia centres. Blue-ray players, audio systems and game consoles are all easily connected.

Their ultra-thin design and slim frames fit perfectly into nearly any home setting.

Package Contents
  • Table Stand
Response Time6.50 ms
Limited Warranty3 Year