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JVC LT-40C550

JVC LT-40C550

40" Direct-LED 3000:1 Jul 2013
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
Enjoy the very best of Freeview in Full HD with the JVC LT-40C550 40"LED TV. High-quality visuals With built-in Freeview HD tuner, you get instant access to 12 HD digital TV channels, over 60... More
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2 Reasons For

JVC Has Good TV Reviews

On average TVs made by JVC are rated 72 out of 100, which is in the top 79% of all TV manufacturers that we have assessed.

Very Light

The LT-40C550 is one of the lighter comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the LT-40C550 (only 6.4 kilograms) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The lightest TV that was launched more than two years ago is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the LT-40C550 do not have a WiFi connection. The JVC LT-40C550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative televisions which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at including the Panasonic TX-L32E30, the Samsung UE48H6470, or the LG 47LB670.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LT-40C550 does not support smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years also do not support smart TV features.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE40H6700 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the LT-40C550 are not 3D compatible. The LT-40C550 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Televisions which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE40H6470 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The JVC LT-40C550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the LT-40C550 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs of this spec and age is 260Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the LT-40C550's motion interpolation frequency is one of the slowest amongst televisions of this spec and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LT-40C550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the Samsung UE46H7000 (£849.00) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 280 candellas per square meter, the JVC LT-40C550 has one of the dimmer display brightnesses amongst mid-size TVs of this age. TVs of a comparable age and spec to the LT-40C550 have display brightnesses of between 160 cd/m² and 3,000 cd/m².

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC LT-40C550

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The average running cost of the LT-40C550 is £74 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 714 mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs that have been available for more than two years. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this TV was released.

Average Thickness

At 68.7 millimeters, the LT-40C550 has a relatively average thickness compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec.

Alternative 68.7mm thick TVs currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE48H6410 (£592.29).

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Specification

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
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Visible Diagonal Screen Size
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Tuner
Audio
Loudspeaker
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
OSD Language
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Package Dimensions
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Width (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
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Dimension
Sound Enhancement
Stereo Sound
Audio Power
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Surround Modes
Product Dimensions (without Stand, Metric)
Packaging Content

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 April 2016 by Harry Chay

So....easy to set up and cracking picture. But woefull sound. A £40 soundbar put that right though. Getting onto web with it seems a bit hit and miss and laggy. Worth it though! HD is spot on but... Read more…

Sound is bad but don't most people have sound bars or surround speakers these days should check reviews before buying...

Reviewed 1 December 2015 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments

Picture quality is excellent, however, the sound is dreadful.. Neither JVC tech support or CS have a clue and recommend i buy a sound bar at £250.. Unfortunately, this TV has no way of connecting... Read more…

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0.37T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.37 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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