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LG 50LN540

LG 50LN540

50" 82.1mm Mar 2013
Screen Size Thickness Release Date
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LG TVs Have Good Reviews

Large TVs produced by LG have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

Light

The 50LN540 is quite light (only 14.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 50LN540. Across all the comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 2.3kg to 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 50LN540 have a WiFi connection, however the LG 50LN540 does not have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection that you might also want to look at include the LG 55LB561, or the Sony KDL-60W605 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 50LN540 support smart TV features, however the 50LN540 does not support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, or the Sony KDL-50W828 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The 50LN540 is not 3D compatible, unlike most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung UE55D7000, or the LG 55LB670 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 50LN540 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 50LN540 also do not have a built-in camera.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a built-in camera and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 50LN540 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this age and type also do not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of large TVs that have been available for more than two years is 21W. The 50LN540 has one of the lowest RMS rated power (only 10 Watts) amongst large TVs of this age.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

At only 100 hertz, the 50LN540 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type. The average motion interpolation frequency of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 50LN540 is 460Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The LG 50LN540 is a two HDMI port television. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 50LN540 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The 50LN540 is a one USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 50LN540 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Thick

The 50LN540 has one of the thicker thicknesses (82.1 millimeters) amongst televisions of this age. The average thickness of large TVs that are a similar age to the 50LN540 is 56mm.

TVs with a thicker thickness that might be worth considering include the LG 50LN575 (£1,049.57) (82.1mm).

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 50LN540

Running Costs Are Average

This large TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. Based on typical energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 50LN540 is £116, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of this age and type.

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this television was released.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
TV Tuner
Smart TV
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
PC Audio in Port
USB 2.0 Port
Audio Input Port for DVI
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Bluetooth Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Direct Connection
Management Features
Picture in Picture Function
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Optical Disc Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Game Mode
24p Playback
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
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
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.60
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Energy Rating
0.57T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
15
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 50ln540, 50ln540v, lg 50ln540, lg 50ln540v
Barcodes 08806084171979, 08806084171986

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See How Other TVs Compare to the LG 50LN540

Samsung UE55F6800 vs LG 50LN540

Samsung UE55F6800 vs LG 50LN540
Samsung UE55F6800 LG 50LN540
£ 999.99
Newer by 19 Months
300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Thinner
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
£16.41 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
16kWh Higher Annual Energy Consumption

Sony KDL-55W815 vs LG 50LN540

Sony KDL-55W815 vs LG 50LN540
Sony KDL-55W815 LG 50LN540
£ 699.00
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
14 Months Newer
10W Higher RMS Rated Power
Two USB 2.0 Ports
Heavier

Panasonic TX-60AS802 vs LG 50LN540

Panasonic TX-60AS802 vs LG 50LN540
Panasonic TX-60AS802 LG 50LN540
£ 999.00
Hugely Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Newer by 13 Months
55% Thinner
Four HDMI Ports
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by £55.86
10.8kg Heavier
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