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£417.44 £14.01 cheaper than 2 days ago
A massive and breathtakingly economical to run 100000:1 1280 x 720 projector
100,000 720p (1280x720) Yes 30dB Mar 2016
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LG PH550G Review

With very low running costs and excellent reviews, we have ranked the LG PH550G number 18 across all projectors.
4 Reviews
Very Good
17 Months Old
£18 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 84?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 86%. Sony multimedia projectors also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this projector is slightly out of date, and newer data projectors with more up to date technology are available. View the latest projectors 2017.
This projector has running costs of only £18 over 5 years, which puts it in the cheapest 3% of all 1,849 projectors that we have compared it to.
Customers report excellent product quality, good sound quality and acceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
1280 x 720 resolution
Quite quiet noise level
Quite high contrast ratio (typical)
Has a built-in speaker

Should You Buy it Now?

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LG PH550G In-Depth Analysis


Good Expert Reviews

This projector received a rating of 82% from expert review site

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Users Report Good Product Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality.

  • As long as your not planning to use this during a bright day with the blinds open then the picture quality is great…
    E (Amazon) - August 2016
  • Actually the quality is very good…
    S meeks (Amazon) - July 2016
  • Amazing projector, very impressed with all the things this can do and the size is amazing its so small and very well made…
    S meeks (Amazon) - July 2016

Very Good Brand

We checked 231 expert and owner reviews (including 49 verified purchases) for LG data projectors and found that on average LG has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a LG data projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Sound Quality

Two people who reviewed the LG PH550G agreed that it had good sound quality.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

Two owners reckoned that it was quiet.

  • The fan noise is not an issue, using the ceiling or white wall as a screen works great…
    E (Amazon) - August 2016
  • Are rather quiet and tinny and even a simple battery powered external one gives a better sound…
  • It has a fan when running which is reasonably quiet…

Value For Money

Very Good Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, and is less than 18 months old. At £417.44 it is cheaper than 80% of projectors.

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1280 X 720 Resolution

The LG PH550G has a 1280 x 720 projector native resolution which is higher than most multimedia projectors. Most multimedia projectors have a WXGA (1280x800) resolution. In addition, this multimedia projector has a projector native resolution of 720p (1280x720). Across all projectors the resolution ranges from 280 x 800 (worst) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) (best).

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Quite Quiet Noise Level

The LG PH550G's noise level of only 30dB is in the quietest 16% of all multimedia projectors when ordered by this feature. Projectors have noise levels of between 10dB and 93dB, and the average noise level is 34dB.

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Quite High Contrast Ratio (typical)

The LG PH550G's contrast ratio (typical) of 100,000 is fairly high compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the highest 6% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. The lowest contrast ratio (typical) of multimedia projectors is 1.5, the highest is 2,500,000, and the average contrast ratio (typical) is 27,000.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

Data projectors have projector brightnesses of between 12 ANSI lumens and 85,000 ANSI lumens, and the average projector brightness is 3,700 ANSI lumens. The projector brightness of the LG PH550G of only 550 ANSI lumens is quite dim compared to most other multimedia projectors. It is in the dimmest 6% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG PH550G has a built-in speaker. 75% of multimedia projectors also have a built-in speaker.

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Very Long Service Life of Lamp

The LG PH550G's service life of lamp of 30,000h is in the longest 5% of all multimedia projectors when ranked by this feature. Across all the projectors the service life of lamps range from 20h to 40,000h, and the average service life of lamp is 6,800h.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The LG PH550G has a handheld remote control. 79% of multimedia projectors also have a handheld remote control.

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The LG PH550G is HD-Ready. 79% of multimedia projectors are not HD-Ready.

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The LG PH550G is 3D-ready, which is unusual. 85% of data projectors are not 3D-ready.

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Supports Bluetooth

The LG PH550G supports Bluetooth, unlike 99% of projectors which do not support Bluetooth.

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Does Not Support Full HD

The LG PH550G does not support full HD, although keep in mind that 64% of projectors also do not support full HD.

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Released 17 Months Ago

This multimedia projector has been on the market since March 2016.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The PH550G is in the cheapest 3% of all 1,849 data projectors that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the PH550G is only £18.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg electronics ph550g, code 1280x720, lg ph550gaek, lg ph550gaeu, lg 1280x720, lg n188305w, code ph550g


08806087635201, 08806087635218


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