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LG 55LB561

LG 55LB561

55" Flat Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type Screen Shape WiFi Connection Release Date
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11 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 24 owner reviews the average owner rating of this television is fantastic.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

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

Good High Def TV

Two LG 55LB561 owners who reviewed it considered that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Amir Pourabdollah wrote in their review of this TV on Amazon “Being full HD (1080p) in tuners”. Joan Loveridge rated the product 5 stars and he wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “55inch widescreen 1080 full HD Led”.

Good Sound Quality

Two customers who reviewed the LG 55LB561 reckoned that it had good sound quality. Tony Mccannn mentioned in his review of this TV “Great picture and sound! Satisfied”.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 55LB561 owner said that the LG 55LB561 had good colour saturation.

Good Product Quality

One person who purchased it said that it was good quality. Amir Pourabdollah wrote on Amazon “Sharp picture, real colors and quality sound”.

Good Size

One LG 55LB561 owner considered that the product was thin. Amir Pourabdollah mentioned on Amazon “And a nice metallic finish with narrow screen border”.

Reasonably Priced

One customer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Bobby Clark mentioned in his review of the LG 55LB561 on Amazon “Great telly at a bargain price” and scored this TV 5 stars.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55LB561 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LB561.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000, the LG 50LB650, or the Philips 55PFS7109.

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Two Headphones Output Ports

The 55LB561 is a two headphone output port TV. Most of the other televisions of a similar type and age to the 55LB561 only have one headphone output port.

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1080p Video Mode

This TV supports a 1080p video mode, which is the most frequently supported video mode on large TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 55LB561 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support smart TV features including the UE55D7000, or the UN55H6400 both from Samsung or the LG 55EA9809 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 55LB561 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 55LB561 do are 3D compatible.

If you want a TV that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the UE55D7000, or the UE65H8090 both from Samsung.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this type and age do not have a built-in camera. The LG 55LB561 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UN55ES8000, the UE55ES8000, or the UN55F8000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other large TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LB561, the 55LB561 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 both from LG which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the 55LB561 of only 100 hertz is one of the slowest amongst TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 55LB561. The motion interpolation frequencies of televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LB561 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

The LG 55LB561 is a two HDMI port TV. Most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 55LB561 have between one and four HDMI ports.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The LG 55LB561 is a one USB 2.0 port television. Most of the other televisions of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LB561

OK Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 55LB561 is £111 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 televisions of this type and age.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this spec 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

LG released the 55LB561 over two years ago.


Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Video Mode
2D-3D Converter
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV Features
Timeshift Feature
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Plus
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
WiFi Connection
WLAN-Ready Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Teletext Function
Digital Video Recorder
Stored Teletext Page
Built-In Camera
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Content
Included 3D Glasses
Handheld Remote Control
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
LED Backlight
Other Features
Special Features

User Reviews

Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Adam Kloss
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV.

Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Tony B.
(Verified Purchase)


Reviewed 2 June 2015 by Bobby Clark
(Verified Purchase)

Great telly at a bargain price.

Reviewed 31 May 2015 by Deb4040
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic delivery, packing and the quality of the TV is excellent, very please with my purchase.

Reviewed 15 May 2015 by Alan Bird
(Verified Purchase)

It was great , thank you so much.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by Ben
(Verified Purchase)

So far so good.

Reviewed 21 April 2015 by Fran
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely great unit for someone who does not judge a TV for not being smart like the newcomers.

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Amir Pourabdollah
(Verified Purchase)

Although the TV was a returned item, but it came in a relatively good packaging and looked like new (2014 built). The building quality and material is hight (written assembled in Poland). The TV... Read more…

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Mr Brian Thompson
(Verified Purchase)

Very pleased with t.v its a really good picture and i am very satisfied with the complete purchase.5 stars.

Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Joan Loveridge
(Verified Purchase)

55inch widescreen 1080 full HD Led.

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.79
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55lb561, 55lb561v, lg electronics 55lb561, lg electronics 55lb561v
Barcodes 08806084674289, 08806084674326, 08806084674388, 08806084674432, 08806084674470

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