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LG 42LB550
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LG 42LB550V

£354.76
£299.00 £55.76 cheaper than 14 days ago
42" 50Hz Direct-LED Jul 2014
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
The pixels on the LED display are spaced evenly apart and are measured from centre to centre for absolute pixel resolution. So whatever you are watching whether it's your favourite movie or TV... More
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7 Reasons For

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

LG mid-size TVs have good reviews on average and across all TVs LG is one of the better rated brands.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LB550 owner wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Niki said “It was amazing value for this TV” and gave this TV a rating of 5 stars.

£55.76 Price Drop

In the last week the 42LB550 has dropped in price by £55.76.

Two Composite Video in Ports

The LG 42LB550 has more composite video in ports than most of the televisions of this age and type. Most of the mid-size TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 42LB550 only have one composite video in port, however this LG TV has two composite video in ports.

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1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LB550 is more than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. The most frequently supported audio format is MP3, but this audio format is not supported by this TV. The audio formats AAC,AC3,EAC3,HAAC,MP3,PCM are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has One Smart Mode

The number of smart modes found on the LG 42LB550 is more than most comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this LG TV. The smart modes Cinema,Energy saving,Game,Standard,Vivid are also found on this TV.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

One customer who bought this TV said that it did not have good sound quality. Ms. Ashley Bairstow wrote on Amazon in October last year “Good picture, looks good, sound terrible!” in his review of this TV.

Very Slow Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of only 50 hertz, the 42LB550 has a fairly slow refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of this age and spec. Across all the TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 42LB550 the refresh rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average refresh rate is 180Hz.

There are a number of alternative 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 40L2433[pl_2161265_price], or the 32L2444[pl_2185153_price] both from Toshiba or the Samsung UE40EH5000[plb_1532379_price].

If you are looking for a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the C39226[pl_2331166_price] (60Hz), or the C32E69[pl_2795154_price] (60Hz) both from Cello or the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] (60Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG 42LB550 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 42LB550 also do not have a WiFi connection.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection including the LG 42LB630[plb_2233841_price], the JVC LT-40C755[plb_2955141_price], or the Sharp LC-42LE761[plb_2368123_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most televisions of a similar type and age to the 42LB550 do not support smart TV features. The 42LB550 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in other televisions which also support smart TV features including the Samsung UE32H6200[plb_2234257_price], the JVC LT-40C755[plb_2955141_price], or the Sharp LC-42LE761[plb_2368123_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the 42LB550 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Toshiba 40L5453[plb_2274525_price], the Samsung UE32H6200[plb_2234257_price], or the Sharp LC-42LE761[plb_2368123_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 42LB550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LB550 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The 42LB550 has a greater number of analog signal format systems than most mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this LG TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58,PAL M,PAL N are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 42LB550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LB550 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the 42LB550 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The motion interpolation frequencies of similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the 42LB550 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB550

OK Running Costs

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 42LB550 is typical compared to the other 714 TVs of a comparable age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 42LB550 will cost £84 over 5 years to run.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this type and age. 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 Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Mobile High-Definition Link
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Audio Format
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
Power
Energy Efficiency Class
Certificates
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Ms. Ashley Bairstow "Ash81"
(Verified Purchase)

Good picture, looks good, sound terrible!

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by G SPARKS
(Verified Purchase)

OK BUT TV DID NOT HAVE 3 PIN PLUG, LOOKS LIKE IT WAS A EUROPEAN IMPORT AS IT HAD A 2 PIN PLUG.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lb550, 42lb550t, 42lb550v, lg 42lb550, 42lb550vapi, lg 42lb550v, lgelectronics 42lb550, lgelectronics 42lb550v
Barcodes 08806084573728, 08806084573773, 08806084573780, 08806084637116, 08806084637130, 08806084637178

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