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LG 47LB730V

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47" Direct-LED Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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LG 47LB730 Smart+ (webOS) LCD LED TV Review
LG 47LB730V TV  Review

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Two Industry Awards

This television received a "Best Buy" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Recommended" award from Avforums.com.

Expert Reviews Are Average

This TV has an average expert rating of 73% based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Good User Reviews

Based on 34 user reviews the average user rating of this TV is 80%.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it reckoned that it had good picture quality. Ricci Minchella said “The picture quality is incredible especially when you remember this is a LED pushing nearly 50" where plasma has dominated for so long” in their review. Two years ago Stu400 wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Apart from the DSE the picture quality was good” but in spite of that they only rated the product 20 out of 100. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their LG 47LB730 review on Digital Versus in the same month “The good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing”.

Easy to Use

Two customers who bought the LG 47LB730 mentioned that it had a good interface. Trustedreviews.com scored this TV 4 stars and wrote on expert website Trusted Reviews “Which means it combines the brand's top-tier HD picture engine with the brilliant SmartPlus webOS interface”. Trustedreviews.com also wrote “Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in itself”.

Two customers concluded that the LG 47LB730 was easy to use the menus. Susan Rushworth wrote on Amazon “Not classed as faulty, cannot set picture settings to what I like” in her review however she gave this TV a rating of 20 out of 100. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “While we were impressed by the detailed settings options” in their review of this TV.

One customer who bought it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ricci Minchella wrote two years ago “Easily (anyone who's ever used a Nintento Wii, which I would imagine is most, will feel comfortable with it) navigates the cards” .

One LG 47LB730 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. Pollyanna scored it 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the LG 47LB730 on Amazon “Pleased with tv was easy to set up and use”. One LG 47LB730 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it performed as expected. Alec wrote in his review of this TV “Very happy, does what it says on the tin”.

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Good Product Quality

Eight people said in their reviews that the product was good quality. Aamna Kamal mentioned on Amazon “Excellent TV worth the money, loud sound, amazing picture quality and apps” in their LG 47LB730 review. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Dont get me wrong though the picture quality is good and if thats all you need then get it”. Ms. Nikita wrote in their review of the LG 47LB730 on Amazon “The picture quality is fantastic, sounds bloody awesome” and rated it as excellent.

Good Sound Quality

Seven people thought the LG 47LB730 had good sound quality. Bavarian Oakleaf wrote in their review of the LG 47LB730 on Amazon “Great TV picture and sound” and rated the product 5 stars. Bavarian Oakleaf also said “Great TV, Fantastic picture and sound etc”. Nick Smith mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic picture, Brilliant sound and was delivered before due date, very happy!” in his review of the LG 47LB730.

Acceptable Noise Level

Three LG 47LB730 owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was quiet. Amazon Customer said in their review “For me theres still quiet a few things this tv needs to improve on for LG to call this tv a smart tv” but they scored the product 40 out of 100. Ms. Nikita said on Amazon “The 47" model, doesn't suffer from any system lag, in fact it's quiet nippy” in their review of the LG 47LB730 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

One customer reckoned that it was noisy.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A few LG 47LB730 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good 3D picture quality. Waxl said in their review of this TV on Amazon “3D tv with awesome performance” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

LG Has Good Television Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all LG televisions and also specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Good Size

One customer said that it was a good depth. Ricci Minchella mentioned in their review of this TV on Amazon “Find it gives great depth and almost enhances the colour”. One LG 47LB730 reviewer who purchased it reckoned that it was thin. Ricci Minchella said in their review of this TV “Crisp considering the slim frame and I have not done any adjustments of settings”.

Good Remote Control

A few people mentioned that the product had a good remote control. Two years ago Ricci Minchella gave it a rating of 5 stars and mentioned “The magic remote handles very well”. Ricci Minchella also said “I also would think that if LG have gone to the effort to include bluetooth for the magic remote it would have been good to allow bluetooth sharing between devices.”.

Nice Design

One person who purchased it thought it was good looking. Stu400 wrote on Amazon two years ago “The 3D was pretty awesome” in their review of this TV. One LG 47LB730 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was a good design. Ricci Minchella mentioned in their review of this TV “The set itself is a piece of design beauty with the stand looking quite the part”.

One LG 47LB730 reviewer who purchased it concluded that it was smooth. Ms. Nikita said on Amazon “Thank you Amazon for a smooth transaction”.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

Several customers who bought the product thought it had good apps.

One LG 47LB730 reviewer said in their reviews that the product was good for watching TV catchup services. Darrin Carter said “So I wanted a TV that could easily launch the BBC iPlayer, BlinkBox, NetFlix etc with no hassle” in his review of the LG 47LB730.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Ricci Minchella mentioned on Amazon “It delivers in spades and it was well worth its price tag especially from amazon, I had seen the TV”.

Good Stand

One person who bought the LG 47LB730 reckoned that it had a good stand.

Robust

One customer who purchased the LG 47LB730 concluded that it was well made. Expert review site Whathifi.com wrote “It's a good TV, with a solid sound, premium build”.

Good High Def TV

One customer said in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned “The LB730V is part of LG's premium Full HD range for 2014”.

3D Compatible

The LG 47LB730 is 3D compatible, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec are not 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this television and we think the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], and the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 47LB730 supports smart TV features. Most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as the 47LB730 do not support smart TV features.

There are a number of alternative televisions which support smart TV features currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price].

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 47LB730 has a WiFi connection, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 47LB730 do not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative televisions with a WiFi connection currently available that you might want to consider include the UE40H7000[pl_2232260_price], or the UE48H6410[pl_2251813_price] both from Samsung or the Sony KDL-42W807[plb_1546512_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 47LB730 is a three USB 2.0 port TV.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

When compared to other TVs of this age and type that we have assessed, the 47LB730's RMS rated power of 24 Watts is one of the highest. Across all the televisions of a similar age and spec to the 47LB730 the RMS rated power range from 2W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 47LB730 is 260Hz. The 47LB730 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency (800 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many televisions of a comparable age and type to it.

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Supports Three Video Formats

The number of video formats supported by the 47LB730 is more than most televisions of this age and spec. The most commonly supported video format is MKV, but this video format is not supported by this LG television. The video formats DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this television.

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Supports Six Audio Formats

The number of audio formats supported by the 47LB730 is more than most TVs of a similar spec and age to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by comparable spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as the 47LB730. The audio formats "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The 47LB730 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this spec and age. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One person wrote in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Susan Rushworth scored this TV 1 stars and she wrote in her review “Dirty scree syndrome when watching football, (lg say this is normal with led screens) very poor SD image, wish I could send it back”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 47LB730, the 47LB730 does not have a built-in camera.

Other TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE48H8000[plb_2233903_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Expensive

The cheapeast mid-size TVs that have been on the market for more than two years that we found costs £73 and the most expensive costs £4,406. We think that this TV looks expensive for a TV of a comparable age and type.

Only Supports Three Image Formats

The LG 47LB730 has a greater number of image formats than most televisions of this age and type. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of a similar age and type to the 47LB730. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 47LB730 does not feature OLED technology, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 47LB730 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Has Six Sound Modes

The LG 47LB730 has a greater number of sound modes than most TVs of this type and age. This TV has a Music sound mode, which is the most frequently found sound mode found on mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Heavy

At 12.8 kilograms, the 47LB730 is quite heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. The lightest TV of a comparable spec and age to the 47LB730 is 3.7kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 47LB730

Running Costs Are OK

This LG TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 47LB730 is typical compared to the other 714 televisions of this age and type that we have looked at for 5 year running costs. Based on average energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 47LB730 is £79.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of a comparable spec and 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.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Thickness

At 55.1 millimeters, the 47LB730 has a pretty standard thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 47LB730.

If you don't mind having a thicker thickness then you might want to consider the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] (54mm and cheaper), or the LG 47LB650[plb_2229283_price] (54.5mm and cheaper).

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Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Graphics Resolution
Display Technology
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
App
Operating System
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Sound Mode
Audio Decoder
AptX Audio Decoding
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in 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
Mobile High-Definition Link
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Smart Mode
Electronic Programme Guide
ECO Mode
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
24p Playback
Digital Video Recorder
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(14)
9 February 2015

The LG 47LB730V, at around £700, isn't the most affordable 47in TV on the market, so it has a point to prove. It sets about this task with gusto thanks to a seriously pretty design that mixes an... Read more…

5 October 2014

Expert Reviews

For this review we tested the 47in model in the LB730V range, but it's also available in 42in (42LB730V), 55in (55LB730V), 60in (60LB730V) and 65in (65LB730V) screen sizes. All models have... Read more…

18 August 2014

While we were impressed by the detailed settings options, the good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing, the LB730V's contrast ratio was much too low. The Full LED backlighting...

29 July 2014

There are times when the 47LB730's pictures look great, and its sound is no slouch either. Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in...

17 July 2014

At first glance LG's 47-inch LB730V might look much like any other well-specified full-HD flatscreen TV . However it holds more significance than that, being one of the first TVs to utilise the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(18)
Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Aamna Kamal "Aamna Kamal"

Excellent TV worth the money, loud sound, amazing picture quality and apps.

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Kim C Bailey
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV.

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by K Bailey
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV.

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Pollyanna
(Verified Purchase)

Pleased with tv was easy to set up and use.

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Bavarian Oakleaf
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV, Fantastic picture and sound etc but I am extremely unhappy that I Paid.

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £78.74
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Energy Rating
0.39T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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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 47LB730V, lg p222396, lg 47lb730, lg p222396p, lg 47lb730v, lgtv 47lb730, lgtv 47lb730v, certified 47lb730, certified 47lb730v, lg 47lb730v47smart3, lg 47lb730v47smart3d, lg 47lb730v47smart3dl, lg 47lb730v47smart3dle, lg 47lb730v47smart3dled, lg 47lb730v47smart3dledt, lg 47lb730v47smart3dledtv
Barcodes 01528890000003, 08806084643926, 08806084691354, 08806084691378, 08806084691415, 08806084691439, 08806084720528

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