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LG 32LB550U

31.5" 100Hz Direct-LED Flat Mar 2014
Screen Size Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
The LB550 series is your everyday SLIM TV filled with all the essentials. LG made sure to include its renowned Triple XD Engine, to ensure the owner gets the best out of the TVs contrast engine,... More
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14 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 200 owner reviews this mid-size TV has a superb average owner rating.

Reasonably Priced

Several LG 32LB550 owners who bought the LG 32LB550 reckoned that it was good value for money. Anne rated it 5 stars and she said on Amazon two years ago “Excellent value budget tv”. Arkadiusz Janicki mentioned “Great tv for the money, love it” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Lulu scored the product 5 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Very happy especially for the price”.

Low Running Costs

This LG TV is rated A for energy efficiency, and the average 5 year running cost of the 32LB550 is only £62 based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is in the cheapest 15% of all 714 TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

On average LG mid-size TVs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all televisions built by LG.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the LG 32LB550 reckoned that it was good looking. Geoffry Parkinson mentioned in their review of this TV “It is beautiful design and Crystal clear picture” and gave the LG 32LB550 a rating of 5 stars. One LG 32LB550 reviewer who reviewed the product thought it was a good design. Whathifi.com wrote “Nice design” in their review of the LG 32LB550.

Easy to Use

One person who reviewed the LG 32LB550 reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Whathifi.com mentioned three years ago “Comfortable, punchy 3D experience”. One LG 32LB550 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was easy to use. Whathifi.com said in their review of the LG 32LB550 “Lovely remote control” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 3 stars.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Whathifi.com wrote “Good 3D with no crosstalk” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it had good picture quality. One LG 32LB550 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Whathifi.com mentioned in their review of this TV “Faithful colours (Delta E 2.2” .

Good Remote Control

One LG 32LB550 owner who bought this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control.

Good Product Quality

One LG 32LB550 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Anne mentioned on Amazon “It looks great and the picture quality is superb” in her review.

Three Tuners

Most televisions of this type and age have between one and seven tuners, including the LG 32LB550 which has three tuners.

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Supports One Audio Format

The LG 32LB550 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This LG TV supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by TVs that came out around the same time as the 32LB550.

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Quite Low Annual Energy Consumption

The average annual energy consumption of comparable spec TVs that have been around for more than two years is 76kWh, and the annual energy consumptions range from 0.22kWh to 620kWh. At only 54 kilowatt hours, the 32LB550 has a fairly low annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 32LB550.

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Very Light

At only 5.7 kilograms, the 32LB550 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 32LB550. TVs of a similar spec and age to the 32LB550 have weights of between 3.7kg and 36kg.

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14 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

TV expert review website whathifi.com scored this mid-size TV 60 out of 100. This means that television experts really don't rate this LG TV very highly.

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Inferior Sound Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that the LG 32LB550 did not have good sound quality. Last year Viv mentioned in their LG 32LB550 review “Glad that l got it, great picture and sound not so good.”. Three years ago Whathifi.com mentioned “Poor sound quality with saturation” in their LG 32LB550 review.

Price Increase of £34.20

In the last 59 days the price of the 32LB550 has increased by £34.20.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other televisions of a similar age and type to the 32LB550, the 32LB550 does not have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the Toshiba 32L1343[plb_1608684_price], the Hisense LHD32K370[plb_2591527_price], or the Samsung UE32H4500[plb_2255130_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 32LB550 does not support smart TV features, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the 32LB550 also do not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the UE32H4500[pl_2255130_price], or the T32E390[pl_3404279_price] both from Samsung or the Philips 32PHK4509[plb_2237006_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The 32LB550 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the C39226[pl_2331166_price], or the C40227[pl_2134431_price] both from Cello or the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most similar spec TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 32LB550 do not have a built-in camera. The 32LB550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The 32LB550 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of a comparable type and age to it. This LG television supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Supports One Video Format

The number of video formats supported by the 32LB550 is more than most TVs of this age and spec. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this TV. The video formats DIVX HD are also supported by this LG TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 32LB550 is 2W and the highest is 80W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the 32LB550 has one of the lower RMS rated power amongst televisions of this age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago do not feature OLED technology. The 32LB550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The 32LB550 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 32LB550 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The 32LB550 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels television, which is the most frequently found display resolution supported by comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 32LB550.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst supported display resolution amongst all comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 32LB550.

Amongst similar types of TV the best supported display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Has Four Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the 32LB550 is more than most similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on televisions of a comparable age and type to the 32LB550. The sound modes "Movie", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this LG TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 32LB550

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 32LB550 over two years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

The 32LB550 has a relatively standard refresh rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 32LB550.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 100Hz refresh rate televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the Hisense LHD32D33[plb_2130704_price].

If this TV refresh rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba 32L3441[plb_2364571_price] (200Hz and higher rated), or the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price] (400Hz and higher rated).

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Average Thickness

At 56.5 millimeters, the 32LB550 has a fairly standard thickness compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART 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
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
On Screen Display
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Wide Color Enhancer
Local Dimming
Plug and Play
Stored Teletext Page
Picture Processing Technology
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Input Frequency
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Certificates
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

(2)
12 September 2013

The LG 42LA740V is a TV that's really eager to impress. It throws its information at you in an attempt to catch your attention. In this way it succeeds, but for the price we'd expect a higher...

Comfortable, punchy 3D experience
Lovely remote control
Nice design
Good 3D with no crosstalk
Faithful colours (Delta E 2.2)
Overly eager, with not much subtlety
Bold but unnatural colours
Very low contrast 1 130 1) makes black look washed out
Poor sound quality with saturation and not enough bass
3 September 2014

W przyst?pnej cenie zakupu zaczynaj?cej si? w najwi?kszych sklepach od 899 z?otych mo?emy spodziewa? si? przede wszystkim rozdzielczo?ci HD Ready (1366 x 768 pikseli). Jednak przy takiej wielko?ci... Read more…

Zadowalajcy obraz i dwik
Niska cena
Elegancki design
Klasa energetyczna A
Czno ze smartfonem
Tylko 2 x HDMI
1 x USB
Mao opcji dodatkowych

User Reviews

(184)
Reviewed 16 September 2014 by Ian m
Ian m would recommend the LG 32LB550B

Very good picture quality good sound very easy to set up top quality tv also looks great very good buy...

Reviewed 3 February 2015 by Norman Bates
Norman Bates would recommend the LG 32LB550B

This telly has changed the way I see the world, I only had a black and white that mum bought in 1978, that gave up the ghost as did mum, so I finaly bought this beauty, it showed me a world I had... Read more…

Reviewed 10 November 2014 by Jackie
Jackie would recommend the LG 32LB550B

This ia a great tv with good sound, so impressed I bought two...

Reviewed 16 April 2015 by Lauren
Lauren would recommend the LG 32LB550B

Great TV. Very happy with my purchase and extremely happy with Argos. Great service delivered on time...

Reviewed 3 December 2014 by Trackie
Trackie would recommend the LG 32LB550B

Sound, picture, quality all excellent. Excellent TV all round!

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Electricity cost when switched on £59.29
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £61.12
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.3 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 8 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 32lb550, 32lb550u, lg 32lb550, lg 32lb550u, 32lb550u 32lb550, certified 32lb550, 32lb550u 32lb550u, certified 32lb550b, lg electronics lb550, lg electronics lb550b, lg electronics 32lb550, lg electronics 32lb550u
Barcodes 00719192593480, 05055760750622, 05060312070660, 07427055283272, 08806084181596, 08806084575944, 08806084576040, 08806084635365, 08806084635754, 08806084635761, 08806084636065, 08806084636171, 08806084636225, 08806084636393, 08806084636515

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