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LG 55LA690

55" Edge-LED Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

Based on six expert reviews from sites including T3.com, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.co.uk the average expert rating of this LG TV is 72%.

Good Picture Quality

Three people said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. Digital Versus mentioned “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” in their LG 55LA690 review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Rich, engaging colours”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that the LG 55LA690 had a sharp image. Digital Versus wrote “Good sharpness levels” in their review.

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Good Brand

LG is one of the better rated TV manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and LG also has good ratings for its large TVs.

Good Product Quality

A number of people said in their reviews that this TV was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk said “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” in their review of this TV yet they only gave the LG 55LA690 a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert review site Digitalversus.com wrote “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.” although they gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Digital Versus wrote three years ago “Good sound quality” in their review of the LG 55LA690 although they scored it 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Digital Versus wrote in their LG 55LA690 review “Stylish design” although they only gave it a rating of 3 stars. One LG 55LA690 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Digital Versus wrote three years ago “Great design for the cash” however they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 55LA690 owners who reviewed it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cnet.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV on expert website CNET.co.uk “LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality”.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few LG 55LA690 owners mentioned that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus wrote “Great 3D image with no crosstalk” in their LG 55LA690 review.

Good Remote Control

One LG 55LA690 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus wrote “Cumbersome magic remote” in their review.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Robust

One LG 55LA690 reviewer reckoned that it was well made.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was good value for money. T3.com gave it a score of 4 stars and wrote in their review “It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who reviewed the product considered that it had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

Like most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the LG 55LA690 is 3D compatible.

We compared all the other 3D compatible televisions to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000, and the LG 55LB670 is also worth considering.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 55LA690, the 55LA690 supports smart TV features.

Other TVs which support smart TV features currently available that you might want to consider include the Samsung UE55D7000, the Philips 55PFT5509, or the Sony KDL-50W828 which has better reviews.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55LA690 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 55LA690 also have a WiFi connection.

Alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the KDL-60NX720, or the KDL-60W605 both from Sony or the LG 60LB561.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however the LG 55LA690 has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Three Loudspeakers

The 55LA690 is a three loudspeaker television.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The LG 55LA690 has a fairly high RMS rated power (34 Watts) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago. Across all the large TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LA690 the RMS rated power range from 7.5W to 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 55LA690 is more than most televisions of a similar age and spec to it. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on televisions of a similar age and type to the 55LA690. The smart modes "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Quite Thin

At only 34.7 millimeters, the 55LA690 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 55LA690. Similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LA690 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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4 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One customer said in their reviews that the LG 55LA690 was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Cnet.co.uk said “It's a shame, however, its standard definition pictures aren't better” in their review however they scored the LG 55LA690 4 stars.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs that are a similar age to the 55LA690 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 55LA690 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of other TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to consider including the Samsung UN55ES8000, the Philips 55PFS8209, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The 55LA690 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a comparable spec and age to it. This LG television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by televisions of this type and age. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LA690 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other large TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of other televisions which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at including the 55EA9809, the 55EA970, or the 55EA880 all from LG.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LA690

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 55LA690 has an average 5 year running cost of £139 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 televisions of a comparable spec and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec TVs that are a comparable 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 Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction Feature
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
3D Technology
2D-3D Converter
Display Diagonal
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Internet Browser
App
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
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
Networking
WiFi Connection
Internet Browser
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
WiFi Direct Connection
Near Field Communication
Network Browsing
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
Electronic Programme Guide
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
Audio Format
Image Format
Teletext Function
Parental Controls
Game Mode
24p Playback
Skype Function
Local Dimming
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
On/off Switch
Swivelling Stand
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Height
Packaging Depth
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Included
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Manual

Expert Reviews

(8)
2 December 2013

IPS is as IPS does. The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality, but it has such low contrast and response times that how we could we possibly give it more than three stars?

Great 3D image with no crosstalk
Natural colours (Delta E 2.1)
Media player reads lots of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Very low contrast 610 1)
Poor sound quality
No motion interpolation
Could do with more catchup TV services
Standarddefinition performance is below par
11 July 2013

LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality. It's a shame, however, its standard...

5 July 2013

Proof that that you no longer have to dig deep to own the latest TV tech, the 42-inch LG 42LA690V offers internet TV, 3D and seamless smartphone integration, for just £899. See all digital home... Read more…

1 July 2013

It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled LED thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V. This slick LED LCD TV ticks all the right boxes and... Read more…

18 November 2013

Le LG 55LA690S est un téléviseur dans la lignée des autres technologies IPS. Même s'il affiche une bonne colorimétrie et un rendu 3D excellent, les lacunes de l'IPS en contraste (640:1) et en...

4 May 2013

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26 April 2013

LG 47LA690S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, który robi furor? w zwi?zku z now? promocj? LG, w której przy jego zakupie otrzymamy za darmo konsol? Xbox . Postanowi?em mu si?... Read more…

30 April 2013

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £136.20
Electricity cost when on standby £2.44
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Total running cost over 5 years £138.64
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Energy Rating
0.69T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55la690, 55la690v, 55la690s, lg 55la690, 55la690szb, 55la690saeu, lg 55la690s, summer 55la690, summer 55la690v
Barcodes 08806084181220, 08806084181299, 08806084181305, 08806084181336, 08806084181350

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