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LG 55UF8517
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LG 55UF8517

55" Edge-LED Jul 2015
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
A+
£128.19 Electricity cost over 5 years. Calculate
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7 Reasons For

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

LG is one of the superior TV manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and LG also has good reviews for its 4K and 8K TVs.

3D Compatible

Unlike most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 55UF8517 which are not 3D compatible, the 55UF8517 is 3D compatible.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 55UF8517 supports smart TV features. Most of the other similar spec televisions that were released more than a year ago also support smart TV features.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The 55UF8517 has a WiFi connection. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to the 55UF8517 also have a WiFi connection.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 2160p video mode, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year.

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Two RF Ports

Most similar spec televisions that were launched more than a year ago have between one and three RF ports, including the 55UF8517 which has two RF ports.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 50.8 millimeters, the LG 55UF8517 has a fairly thin thickness compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age. The thicknesses of comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55UF8517 range from 11mm to 100mm, and the average thickness is 62mm.

Other 50.8mm thick TVs currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the LG 55UF850[plb_2805517_price].

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2 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 55UF8517, the 55UF8517 does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might also want to consider include the LG 105UC9[plb_2828825_price], or the Samsung UN88JS9500[plb_3186351_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 55UF8517 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than a year also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth considering alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the 55EG9609[pl_2899573_price], or the 65EG9609[pl_2938944_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UF8517

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency rating of this LG TV is A+. The 55UF8517 is typical compared to the other 435 TVs of this age and type that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55UF8517 is £129.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
LED Backlighting
Screen Shape
Display Resolution
Video Mode
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
Operating System Version
Operating System
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Loudspeaker
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
RS-232 Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Mobile High-Definition Link
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide
Performance
Teletext Function
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
VESA Mounting
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Certificates
DLNA Certificate
Weight & Dimensions
Thickness
Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £128.19
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Total running cost over 5 years £128.19
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Energy Rating
0.64T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.64 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
17
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 55uf8517
Barcodes 08806087401356

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