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LG 55LB730

LG 55LB730V

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55" Direct-LED Feb 2014
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

The writers at two expert review sites liked this large TV. The reviewer at Expert Reviews gave this LG television a "Best Buy" award and decided it was a sensible purchase and it received an Avforums.com "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk the average expert rating of this LG TV is 73%.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this TV on average 89%.

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed the LG 55LB730 thought it was easy to use. Last year Ivans mentioned in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “Magic remote easy to use” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Marek Panic said in their review of the LG 55LB730 in October last year “Great TV, picture superb, amazing and handy passive 3D, magic controller very useful, after software update menu much faster, highly recommend”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 55LB730 had a good interface. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “Which means it combines the brand's top-tier HD picture engine with the brilliant SmartPlus webOS interface” in their LG 55LB730 review. Trustedreviews.com also mentioned “Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in itself”.

One LG 55LB730 owner considered that this TV was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “While we were impressed by the detailed settings options”.

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Good Remote Control

A few people who reviewed the LG 55LB730 mentioned that it had a good remote control.

Good Brand

LG has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who bought this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 55LB730 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Nm said in their review on Amazon “Truly amazing deal, WebOS is great”. One customer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was good value for money. Mr. Bill Duff mentioned on Amazon “It was excellent value” in his LG 55LB730 review.

Nice Design

One LG 55LB730 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Dieter Haussmann said in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “The TV is beautiful when it is off.”.

Robust

One person thought it was well made. Whathifi.com said in their review two years ago “It's a good TV, with a solid sound, premium build” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it considered that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com said “The good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing” in their review however despite that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 55LB730 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Good High Def TV

One LG 55LB730 owner concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The LB730V is part of LG's premium Full HD range for 2014”.

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought the product concluded that it had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

The 55LB730 is 3D compatible. Most of the other TVs that are a comparable age to the 55LB730 also are 3D compatible.

Other 3D compatible TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Samsung UE50H6200[plb_2233929_price] which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 55LB730, the LG 55LB730 supports smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this TV and we think the Samsung UE50H6200[plb_2233929_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 50LF561[plb_2955144_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 55LB730 has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think the LG 50LB561[plb_2295119_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE50H6200[plb_2233929_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this television is LED, which is the most frequently found display technology on large TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The LG 55LB730 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the TVs of this type and age. Most of the comparable spec televisions that were released around the same time as the 55LB730 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, however this TV has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the 55LB730 has one of the higher RMS rated power amongst large TVs of this age. The average RMS rated power of televisions of this age and type is 21W.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the 55LB730 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec televisions of this age. Comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LB730 have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz.

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Supports Three Video Formats

The LG 55LB730 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported video format is AVI, but this video format is not supported by this television. The video formats DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this LG television.

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the 55LB730 is more than most TVs of this age and type. This LG television has a Music sound mode, which is the most commonly found sound mode found on TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55LB730. The sound modes "Game", "Movie", "News" and "Sports" are also found on this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 55LB730 is more than most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This LG television has a Game smart mode, which is the most commonly found smart mode found on TVs of this age and type. The smart modes "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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4 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One customer mentioned that the LG 55LB730 did not have good technical guidance. Mcgrane said in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “The only problem, there was limited instructions, as my daughter had the same TV, she set it up, now running its fantastic”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 55LB730 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The number of image formats supported by the 55LB730 is more than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by televisions of this type and age. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the 55LB730 do not feature OLED technology. The LG 55LB730 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LB730

Running Costs Are Average

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 55LB730 has an average running cost of £108 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 324 TVs of this age and type.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that are a similar 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

It was over two years ago when LG released the 55LB730.

Average Thickness

At 55.1 millimeters, the 55LB730 has a fairly average thickness compared to most of the other large TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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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
Display Diagonal
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
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
Mobile High-Definition Link
MHL Version
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Miracast
Network Browsing
Management Features
Smart Mode
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
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Smartphone Remote Feature
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
Operational Conditions
Technical Details
Other Features
Special Features

2 Awards

Expert Reviews Best Buy avforums.com Recommended

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

(13)
Reviewed 6 July 2015 by Ivans
(Verified Purchase)

Exellent 2014 year model . Magic remote easy to use. Happy.

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Mr. Bill Duff "Spikey"
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV, does show some faint black shadows vertically in some scenes. I assume this is because it is a slightly cheaper screen. That said, it was excellent value.

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by R. Cartledge "jaadoo" | 2 Comments

The TV is beautiful when it is off, but turn it on and notice the terribly uneven backlighting which has dark corners, banding and blotchiness all over the screen like a cloudy sky effect. The... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by Dieter Haussmann "oof Oof" | 3 Comments

The TV is beautiful when it is off, but turn it on and notice the terribly uneven backlighting which has dark corners, banding and blotchiness all over the screen like a cloudy sky effect. The... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Truly amazing deal, WebOS is great and will from now only buy LG TV's with WebOS as the Miracast also works perfectly with Windows and Windows Phone however it does run at lower resolution... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.59
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55lb730, lg 55lb730v, lgtv 55lb730, lgtv 55lb730v
Barcodes 08806084643292, 08806084695062, 08806084695079, 08806084695109, 08806084695123, 08806084720504

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