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LG 42LB5500

£329.00
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42" 120Hz Direct-LED Apr 2014
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5 Reasons For

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 6,328 expert and owner reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its mid-size TVs.

Reasonably Priced

One person considered that this TV was good value for money. Miss-Mcm said on Amazon in October last year “Super TV at a super price”.

1080p Video Mode

This television supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The 42LB5500 has a greater number of audio formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and type. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the LG 42LB5500 is more than most TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on TVs of this spec and age. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG TV.

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10 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who bought it considered that it was not good for playing games on. Mrs S E Zaccardelli said in October last year “Great for TV and Films, awful for gaming, causes eye strain after about 20 minutes”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB5500, the LG 42LB5500 does not have a WiFi connection.

Other TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic TX-L32E30[plb_30112_price], the Samsung UE40H6670[plb_2247334_price], or the LG 47LB670[plb_2232214_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LB5500 do not support smart TV features. The 42LB5500 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the Samsung UE40H6700[plb_2232461_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 42LB5500 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the LG 42LW579[plb_326450_price], or the Samsung UE32H6410[plb_2236817_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 42LB5500 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 42LB5500 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other televisions which also have a built-in camera to this TV and we think the UE46ES8000[pl_1355897_price], the UN46ES8000[pl_1484430_price], or the UE40F7000[pl_1494094_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The 42LB5500 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 42LB5500.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The 42LB5500 has a fairly low RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) compared to most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LB5500. Similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LB5500 have RMS rated power of between 2W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most commonly found tuner on TVs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The 42LB5500 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with an OLED technology and we think the LOEWE Art 32[plb_2089147_price], or the Samsung UE46H7000[plb_2232247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The LG 42LB5500 is a two HDMI port television. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42LB5500 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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5 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB5500

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 42LB5500 is typical compared to the other 714 mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 42LB5500 will cost £84 over 5 years to run.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the 42LB5500.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Average Refresh Rate

At 120 hertz, the 42LB5500 has a fairly standard refresh rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 42LB5500.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 120Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the UN32EH5000[pl_403260_price], or the UE46F6100[pl_1589679_price] both from Samsung or the LG 39LB5610[plb_2273661_price] which has better reviews.

If this LG TV refresh rate is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the 32L3441[pl_2364571_price] (200Hz and higher rated), or the 40L5441[pl_2404576_price] (200Hz and higher rated) both from Toshiba or the Hisense LTDN42K390[plb_2467018_price] (200Hz and higher rated).

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Average Thickness

At 56.2 millimeters, the 42LB5500 has a relatively typical thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB5500.

We compared this television to all the other 56.2mm thick TVs and we think the LG 32LT360[plb_1349481_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

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LED Backlighting
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Smart TV
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Internet Browser
Timeshift Feature
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Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Dolby Technology
Audio Decoder
Audio Decoding Technology
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Audio in Port
Management Features
Smart Mode
Performance
Audio Format
Image Format
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Colour
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Wall Mountable
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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 June 2015 by Mrs S E Zaccardelli

Great for TV and Films, awful for gaming, causes eye strain after about 20 minutes.

Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Miss-mcm
(Verified Purchase)

Super TV at a super price.

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.55
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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lb5500, lg electronics 42lb5500
Barcodes 00719192593497, 05055760750660, 08806084573698, 08806084573728, 08806084636256

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See How Other TVs Compare to the LG 42LB5500

Toshiba 48L5453 vs LG 42LB5500

Toshiba 48L5453 vs LG 42LB5500
Toshiba 48L5453 LG 42LB5500
£ 399.00 £249.00
Thinner
300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Energy Efficiency Rating is Higher
One More USB 2.0 Port
A Lot Heavier
Slower Refresh Rate

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LB5500

LOEWE Art 32 vs LG 42LB5500
LOEWE Art 32 LG 42LB5500
£ 699.00 £249.00
Higher RMS Rated Power
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
Three More Loudspeakers
Four HDMI Ports
Worse Energy Efficiency Rating
A Lot Smaller Screen Size

Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LB5500

Samsung UE48H8000 vs LG 42LB5500
Samsung UE48H8000 LG 42LB5500
£ 699.00 £249.00
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90% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Two More HDMI Ports
Energy Efficiency Rating is Inferior
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 40%
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