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LG 28LB490

28" Flat Jul 2014
Screen Size Screen Shape Smart TV Features WiFi Connection Release Date
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22 Reasons For

Excellent User Reviews

On average, 28LB490 owners rated this TV 90%.

Good Product Quality

A number of people thought the product was good quality. Ivor Gotone said on Amazon “The picture quality on HD is superb” and rated the LG 28LB490 5 stars. K L Linford mentioned “As a TV we are really pleased with the quality of picture/sound” in their review. Ken Robinson gave the LG 28LB490 a rating of 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in October last year “Fantastic picture quality good price so much for your money” in his review.

Good Remote Control

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this TV had a good remote control. Two years ago K L Linford scored the product 80 out of 100 and said “They confirmed that a magic remote does not work properly with them” in their review.

Good Picture Quality

Six people mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good picture quality. Kevin B. mentioned on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, could do with catch up up from ITV & 4OD!” in his LG 28LB490 review. In October last year Kit's wrote on Amazon “The setup of the tv was fairly straight forward and the picture quality is good” in their review. Lt "selsame-Lieber" wrote on Amazon “Picture quality seems excellent, however I am still working on he settings” and scored the product 5 stars.

One person who purchased it considered that it had clear images.

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Easy to Use

A few people who bought this TV considered that it was easy to setup. B. Palmer said “Excellent picture, sound and easy to set up”. L. Coetzee said “Great TV so easy to set up, works very well good picture” and scored this TV 5 stars. Mr. Mh Burridge said in their LG 28LB490 review on Amazon “Easy to set up have several other LG products all”.

Some customers considered that the product was easy to use. J West mentioned in their review of this TV in October last year “Crisp clear image with easy to use remote” and gave the product a very good review. K L Linford mentioned in their review “Is in fact easier to use when navigating the internet than the magic remote would have been” and rated the product 80 out of 100.

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Reasonably Priced

Six customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. J West wrote in their LG 28LB490 review “Excellent value”. Jane F. gave it a rating of 5 stars and she mentioned on Amazon “Highly recommend this great value for money, small TV”. L. Nottingham wrote “Great price telly, bit confusing getting used to using it, nice looking” .

One customer who bought it considered that it was a bargain for the price. Kim Harris said on Amazon two years ago “Seem a bit "cheap” in his LG 28LB490 review.

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Good Smart TV

Some LG 28LB490 reviewers reckoned that this TV had good apps. Two years ago Cb said in their LG 28LB490 review “My Samsung has far more apps and as well as all available I-players” but in spite of that they rated the product 3 stars. Sam wrote “YouTube, NowTV, Amazon Instant apps - all work ok - why only ok? I have a PS3”.

Two LG 28LB490 owners wrote in their reviews that the product was good for watching Freeview TV. Two years ago Sam said on Amazon “This has excellent crisp picture in Freeview HD though suffers a little from fast moving scenes (panning cameras) (not checked in sport mode” in his review of this TV and gave the LG 28LB490 a score of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed it considered that it had great smart functions. Lt "selsame-Lieber" gave this TV a very good rating and mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Smart functions are easy to access”.

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Good Connectivity

A few people mentioned in their reviews that the product was able to connect to the internet. K L Linford mentioned in their review of the LG 28LB490 on Amazon “Impressed with the TV, less so with the Internet and beware 'magic remote ready' terminology”.

A few LG 28LB490 reviewers who reviewed it reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Sam rated this TV as very good and he said on Amazon “Apple TV and both work like a dream using Wifi” in his review. One LG 28LB490 owner reckoned that the product was good in terms of USB connections. Sam said on Amazon “It says it only has Freeview HD and USB playback” in his review of this TV.

One LG 28LB490 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had network functionality. Ellie wrote on Amazon “A Samsung smart TV and a security camera can all see our network just fine from the spot where we put it” but despite that she scored it 3 stars.

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Good Technical Features

A number of LG 28LB490 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it had good features. Ellie wrote on Amazon “It connected to Netflix and Amazon prime without a hitch and the general navigation and operation of the smart/internet features is a bit easier than the Samsung”. Ivor Gotone scored the LG 28LB490 very highly and said “It has a vast range of features, including built-in WiFi (5GHz too) which is a real boon”. Two years ago Kim Harris said on Amazon “The TV has a bright crisp screen and there are many features for the price” in his LG 28LB490 review and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

Good High Def TV

Several customers who reviewed it reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Size

One LG 28LB490 owner who reviewed this TV wrote that it was a good size. Lt "selsame-Lieber" wrote on Amazon “Its an ideal size for a small room or bedroom” and scored it 5 stars. One customer who bought the LG 28LB490 wrote that it was thin. Last year Ellie she mentioned “At least it is narrow and reasonably unobtrusive”.

One customer who reviewed the product considered that it was lightweight. Ellie wrote in her LG 28LB490 review “Very lightweight”.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and LG also has good ratings for its small screen size televisions.

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Nice Design

One LG 28LB490 owner reckoned that the product was good looking. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was aesthetic. Jane Elmer said in her review on Amazon “Very clear picture and aesthetically pleasing” and rated it as excellent.

One LG 28LB490 reviewer mentioned that it was a good design. Gareth said on Amazon “Great design and a brilliant little TV ideal for the bed room would recommend this LG tv to any one” in their LG 28LB490 review.

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Good Sound Quality

Some people who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good sound quality. Ellie wrote “Sound is ok, about what you'd expect from a smallish TV” in her LG 28LB490 review however she only gave the product a rating of 3 stars.

Robust

Two LG 28LB490 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Ivor Gotone scored the product 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this TV “It fits the space I have on a built in shelf perfectly”. Lt "selsame-Lieber" said in their review two years ago “What did surprise me is it has a satellite tuner built in which I don't recall being advertised” and rated the product 5 stars.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 28LB490 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other small screen size televisions that have been available for around the same time as the 28LB490 do not have a WiFi connection.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a WiFi connection and we think because of it's better review score, the Philips 22PFL3517[plb_1362439_price], and the Panasonic TX-L24X6[plb_1986925_price] is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Unlike most of the other televisions that have been available for a comparable time to the 28LB490 which do not support smart TV features, the LG 28LB490 supports smart TV features.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV features and we think the Philips 22PFL3517[plb_1362439_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on TVs of this type and age.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on small screen size televisions that have been around for more than two years.

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Has Three Sound Modes

The 28LB490 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This television has a Standard sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs of this type and age. The sound modes "Movie" and "Music" are also found on this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the LG 28LB490 is more than most small screen size televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on small screen size televisions that have been on the market for more than two years. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this LG television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs of a similar age and spec to the 28LB490 is 7.7W, and the RMS rated power range from 2W to 20W. The 28LB490 has one of the higher RMS rated power (10 Watts) amongst small screen size televisions of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

Some people who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Cb wrote “The TV guide has no picture in the corner or sound” in their review of this TV. Kim Harris said in his review on Amazon “The user manual is absolutely useless”.

Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other small screen size televisions that were released more than two years ago, the LG 28LB490 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other small screen size televisions that are a comparable age to the 28LB490, the LG 28LB490 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The number of image formats supported by the 28LB490 is more than most TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar age and spec to the 28LB490.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other small screen size televisions that were launched more than two years ago, the LG 28LB490 does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the 28LB490 is more than most comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to it. The most commonly supported video format is MPEG4, but this video format is not supported by this LG television. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LG TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 28LB490

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+. The 28LB490 has an average running cost of £42 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 213 televisions of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Two Years Ago

This small screen size TV has been on the market for over two years.

Average Thickness

The 28LB490 has a relatively standard thickness (56.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other small screen size televisions that have been available for more than two years.

Alternative TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Philips 24PHK5619[plb_2219792_price] (55mm), or the Toshiba 24D1433[plb_2161263_price] (58mm).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Intel Wireless Display Technology
Consumer Electronics Control
Audio in Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Near Field Communication
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/off Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
24p Playback
Voice Control
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
RoHS Compliance Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Ken Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic picture quality good price so much for your money.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Jane F.
(Verified Purchase)

Highly recommend this great value for money, small TV.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by KNUT
(Verified Purchase)

This was a good choice as we wanted a small TV. We didn't really need it to be a smart one but a basic TV is hard to come by these days so went for this. It has little use in terms of its smart... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by L. Nottingham
(Verified Purchase)

Great price telly, bit confusing getting used to using it, nice looking.

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Turnbull
(Verified Purchase)

No complaints so far!

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Phil
(Verified Purchase)

Very impressed with the picture quality. As always with these 'smart' TV's the interface is clunky, but better than Sony.

Reviewed 1 April 2015 by Gareth
(Verified Purchase)

Great design and a brilliant little TV ideal for the bed room would recommend this LG tv to any one.

Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Jane Elmer
(Verified Purchase)

Very clear picture and aesthetically pleasing.

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by J West "Napfan"
(Verified Purchase)

The perfect bedroom tv with all the functions an LG smart tv delivers. So good we bought a larger one for the lounge. Crisp clear image with easy to use remote.

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Claire
(Verified Purchase)

Great item!! I would recommend. With such tv you may not need any additional Sky etc as there are lots of programmes that you can watch through the internet connection (i.e. channel 5, youtube... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £40.06
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 28lb490, 28lb490b, 28lb490u, lg 28lb490, lg 28lb490u
Barcodes 08806084575616, 08806084575647, 08806084575685, 08806084634733, 08806084707987, 08806084708380

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