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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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Recent Price Drop of £40.00

The LT-42C550 has dropped in price by £40.00 in the last 8 days.

JVC Has Good TV Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of TVs to determine an average rating for each TV manufacturer. On average TVs from JVC have good ratings from users and experts.

7 Reasons Against

Not Smart TV

The JVC LT-42C550 is not Smart TV, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago which are Smart TV.

Televisions which are Smart TV that might be worth looking at include the Hisense LTDN32K370[plb_2694999_price] which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other televisions of this age and type have a WiFi connection, however the LT-42C550 does not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the Hisense LHD32K370[plb_2591527_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the LT-42C550, the LT-42C550 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic TX-40CS630[plb_2793793_price] which also has a higher Rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that are a similar age to the LT-42C550 do not have a built-in camera. The LT-42C550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been on the market for more than a year is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,600Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 50 hertz, the JVC LT-42C550's motion interpolation frequency is one of the slowest amongst mid-size TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the LT-42C550.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

When compared to other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LT-42C550 that we have checked, the JVC LT-42C550's RMS rated power of only 8 Watts is one of the lowest. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this type and age is 19W, and the RMS rated power range from 5W to 100W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LT-42C550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the LT-42C550 also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE32J4500[plb_3059439_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC LT-42C550

Average Running Costs

This mid-size TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the LT-42C550 is £82 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 422 TVs of a similar spec and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of the this television is full hd, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that are a comparable 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.

TVs with a higher display resolution that might also be worth considering include the Cello C42250[plb_2943621_price] (4K Ultra HD), or the LG 40UF671[plb_2873216_price] (4K Ultra HD).

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this TV was released.

3000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

The highest typical contrast ratio of the LT-42C550 is 3000:1. That's over two times the typical contrast ratio of a 1200:1 television, which is the most frequently found typical contrast ratio.

Alternative televisions that have a 3000:1 typical contrast ratio currently available that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba 24W1534[plb_2695112_price], or the Cello C40227[plb_2946850_price] which is cheaper.

If the typical contrast ratio of this television is not high enough for you then you might want to look at the 32J1533[pl_2920072_price] (4000:1), the 32D1533[pl_2844622_price] (4000:1), or the 40L1533[pl_2699643_price] (4000:1) all from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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

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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
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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