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LG 55LW650
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LG 55LW650

01net.com 5 Star pcactual.com Recommended
55" 200Hz Apr 2011
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This large TV received a "Recommended" from Pcactual.com who said that this television was good.

01net.com gave this TV a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and Digital Versus this LG TV has an overall expert rating of 83%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their LG 55LW650 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “Excellent passive 3D performance really helps it stand out from the crowd”. Expert website Whathifi.com said “While active 3D has its advantages”. Five years ago expert review site Theregister.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “The brand used the show to rail against the dangers of Active Shutter 3D technology, enraging its rivals who cried foul”.

Good Product Quality

A few LG 55LW650 owners thought it was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “A high quality LG panel with great 2D video.” in their review of the LG 55LW650 and rated this TV 80 out of 100. Pcadvisor.co.uk also wrote “The LG 47LW6500 has a high quality panel that's able to display good quality video in 2D mode with plenty of visible detail”.

LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 6,328 expert and user reviews, LG has good ratings for its televisions. LG also has good ratings specifically within its large TVs range.

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Packs in some impressive internet and media streaming features”.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the LG 55LW650 concluded that it had good features. Four years ago T3.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review “There’s not much it lacks when it comes to features, it’s attractively priced”.

Nice Design

One LG 55LW650 reviewer reckoned that it was a good design.

Reasonably Priced

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money.

3D Compatible

The LG 55LW650 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55LW650.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3D compatible televisions currently available including because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], the PS51F5500[pl_1549712_price], or the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] all from Samsung.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55LW650 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a WiFi connection.

We compared all the other TVs with a WiFi connection to this TV and we think because of it's better review score, the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], and the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] both from Samsung is also worth considering.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the 55LW650 is more than most large TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by TVs of this age and spec.

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Quite Thin

At only 29.9 millimeters, the LG 55LW650 has a quite thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as the 55LW650. The average thickness of TVs of this age and type is 56mm, and the thicknesses range from 3.5mm to 100mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One LG 55LW650 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Whathifi.com said “The glasses used are costly and relatively heavy” in their review.

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The 55LW650 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years which support smart TV features.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions with a smart TV features and we think the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] both from Samsung which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to the 55LW650, the 55LW650 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[pl_403312_price], the UE55ES8000[pl_1448739_price], or the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The 55LW650 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This LG TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 55LW650.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago, the 55LW650 does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA970[pl_2164589_price], or the 55EC930[pl_2442859_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

Across all the TVs of this age and type the annual energy consumptions range from 60kWh to 320kWh. At 139 kilowatt hours, the 55LW650 has a fairly high annual energy consumption compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LW650

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this large TV is A. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 55LW650 is £154, which is typical compared to the other 324 large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable age and type 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 Five Years Ago

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

Average Refresh Rate

At 200 hertz, the 55LW650 has a fairly average refresh rate compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a TV with a faster refresh rate then you might also want to look at the UE50ES6710[pl_1388219_price] (400Hz), or the UE55H6400[pl_2232457_price] (400Hz) both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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2 Awards

01net.com 5 Star pcactual.com Recommended

Expert Reviews

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1 February 2012

The LG 55LW650T is a difficult LED TV to resist. There?s not much it lacks when it comes to features, it?s attractively priced and has a design that?s bland enough to fit with most décor (not...

6 December 2011

The 47LW650T is another frustrating model from LG's oddly up and down 2011 range. For while it makes a very convincing case once more for LG's passive 3D technology, and is capable of looking...

1 November 2011

This is unusual in that it uses passive 3D technology, rather than the more usual active-shutter type favoured by its rivals. While active 3D has its advantages, the glasses used are costly and... Read more…

28 October 2011

LG'S 42LW650T delivers strong 2D pictures and packs in some impressive internet and media streaming features. Excellent passive 3D performance really helps it stand out from the crowd and makes it...

20 July 2011

The LG 47LW6500 has a high quality panel that's able to display good quality video in 2D mode with plenty of visible detail. LG's stand-out approach to 3D, in its passive Cinema 3D panels, is...

?There?s no doubt that LG?s passive attack throws a different light on the 3D TV revolution. Using almost disposable 3D specs certainly has its appeal and it?s debatable whether there?s enough...

13 April 2011

This 3D format war is well and truly on, with extravagant claims, outraged counterclaims, legal threats and even a bit of swearing. Somewhere in the middle of all the posturing, the 3D TVs at the... Read more…

4 April 2011

The LG LW650S is the first TV to offer passive 3D technology to the general public, and the results it produces are natural and easy on the eye. The resolution is limited to 1920 x 540 pixels in...

13 September 2011

La 55LW650 est une TV 3D à technologie passive signée LG...

1 August 2011

LG met davantage l?accent sur ses téléviseurs à lunettes passives. En testant ce 47 pouces à lunettes actives, on ne peut qu?être d?accord. La 3D est plutôt décevante. Il y a beaucoup...

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £152.23
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £153.45
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55lw650, 55lw650w, 55lw650s, 55lw650g, 55lw650saeu, 55lw650savs, apple hd1080, apple hd1080p, apple 55lw650, apple 55lw650t
Barcodes 08808992117278, 08808992175155, 08808992186731, 08808992268338

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