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LG 55LF561

LG 55LF561

50" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Screen Shape Release Date
£104.16 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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6 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Some customers considered that it was good value for money. This month Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 99 out of 100 and mentioned “Great quality for cost” in their LG 55LF561 review. Clare Quemard mentioned “Excellent value for money” and rated it 99 out of 100. In August last year Steveg1 wrote on Amazon “Only at a very good price” in their review of the LG 55LF561.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

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

Good Sound Quality

One LG 55LF561 reviewer who bought this TVs considered that it had good sound quality. Amazon Customer gave this TVs a score of 99 out of 100 and said on Amazon “The picture on this tv is superb and the the sound good also”.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. In August Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TVs on Amazon “Great quality for cost”.

Good Picture Quality

One person said in their reviews that the product had good colour saturation. This year Mrgarry2u said “The colours are good” in their review of this TVs.

1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many televisions that were released more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 55LF561 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other large TVs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The 55LF561 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other televisions of this age and type do have a WiFi connection.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a WiFi connection which you might want to consider including the Philips 55PFK5500[plb_2861471_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec TVs that came out more than a year ago are not 3D compatible. The 55LF561 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

TVs which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the LG 55EG9109[plb_3030713_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that came out more than a year ago, the LG 55LF561 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 55LF561 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 55LF561 also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EG9109[pl_3030713_price], or the 55EC940[pl_3044917_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LF561

Running Costs Are Average

This large TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 55LF561 is typical compared to the other 127 TVs of this type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55LF561 is £105.

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 televisions of this type 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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Average Thickness

The 55LF561 has a relatively standard thickness (55.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 55LF561.

Other TVs with a thicker thickness that you might want to look at include the Sony KDL-50W756[plb_2796459_price] (59mm), or the Panasonic TX-55CS630[plb_2818132_price] (56mm).

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LED Backlighting
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Internet Browser
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Dolby Technology
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Headphone Output Port
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Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
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PC in Port
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
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Electronic Programme Guide
Teletext Function
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Electricity cost when switched on £104.16
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Total running cost over 5 years £104.16
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 55LF561uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Energy Rating
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.52 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg p220519, lg 55lf561, lg 50lf561, lg 55lf5610, lg 55lf561v, lg 50lf561v, lg p220519p, acer 55lf561, acer 55lf561v, hpdellapple 50lf561, hpdellapple 55lf561, hpdellapple 55lf561v, hpdellapple 50lf561v
Barcodes 08806087274868, 08806087274875, 08806087274882, 08806087274899, 08806087276312, 08806087276497, 08806087276503

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