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JVC LT-42C550

JVC LT42C550

42" 3000:1 Nov 2014
Screen Size HD Type Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
Showcasing a Full HD screen and built in Freeview HD tuner, the JVC LT-42C550 42"LED TV offers all the essentials for modern homes. High definition Enjoy your favourite TV shows and films with the... More
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JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

TVs manufactured by JVC are some of the better TVs according to average reviews from users and experts.

8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LT-42C550 does not have a WiFi connection, although keep in mind that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the LT-42C550 also do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think the Samsung UE32H5500[plb_2299413_price], the Sony KDL-32R433[plb_2169590_price], or the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The JVC LT-42C550 does not support smart TV features, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the LT-42C550 also do not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV features and we think the Toshiba 32D3453[plb_2280084_price] or the Samsung UE32H5500[plb_2299413_price], or the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] are also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the LT-42C550, the LT-42C550 is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the LT-42C550 does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs of this age and type range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the JVC LT-42C550 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

At only 8 Watts, the LT-42C550 has a very low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type is 18W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years, the JVC LT-42C550 does not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years is 350 cd/m². At only 270 candellas per square meter, the LT-42C550 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC LT-42C550

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+. The LT-42C550 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a similar age and spec that we have analysed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the LT-42C550 is £82.

Released Over Two Years Ago

JVC released the LT-42C550 over 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 comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. 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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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Typical Contrast Ratio
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
SCART Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Dimensions
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Sound Enhancement
Speakers
DVB
Packaging Content
Special Features
Photo Share
Football Mode
X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
ClearAudio+
Auto Depth Enhancer
Motionflow XR
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Dynamic Contrasting
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
ClearAudio+
ConnectShare
4K X-Reality Pro

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
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Total running cost over 5 years £81.72
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
11
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lt42c550, LT-42C550

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