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JVC LT-42C550

JVC LT42C550

42" 3000:1 Nov 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) Release Date
Showcasing a Full HD screen and built in Freeview HD tuner, the JVC LT-42C550 42"LED TV offers all the essentials for modern homes. High definition Enjoy your favourite TV shows and films with the... More
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JVC Has Good Television Reviews

We checked the reviews from experts and owners of hundreds of TVs to determine an average rating for each television manufacturer. On average televisions manufactured by JVC have good reviews from owners and experts.

9 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £54.01

The price of the LT-42C550 has increased by £54.01 in the last 57 days.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LT-42C550 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the LT-42C550 also do not have a wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a wi-Fi that you might also want to look at including the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price]; or the JVC LT-32C650[plb_2955132_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Most mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the LT-42C550 do not support smart TV. The LT-42C550 is no exception to this as it too does not support smart TV.

We think you might also be interested in alternative TVs which also support smart TV including the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] or the JVC LT-32C650[plb_2955132_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other televisions of a comparable spec and age to the LT-42C550, the LT-42C550 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a television that is 3D then you might want to consider the Samsung UE32F6100[plb_2161651_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The JVC LT-42C550 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the LT-42C550 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The JVC LT-42C550 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys (only 50 hertz) amongst mid-size TVs of this age. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of televisions of a similar spec and age to the LT-42C550 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The JVC LT-42C550 has a very low RMS rated power (only 8 Watts) compared to most of the other TVs that have been around for a similar time to the LT-42C550. Mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as the LT-42C550 have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LT-42C550 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not feature OLED technology.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 270 candellas per square meter, the JVC LT-42C550 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the LT-42C550. The display brightnesss of TVs of a similar age and type to the LT-42C550 range from 160 cd/m² to 1,500 cd/m².

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3 Other reasons to consider the JVC LT-42C550

Running Costs Are OK

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+, and the average running cost of the LT-42C550 is £82 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 televisions of this age and type.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is full hd, which is typical of many TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Contrast Ratio (typical)
OLED Technology
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Display Brightness
Display Resolution
Smart TV
Smart TV
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
SCART Ports Quantity
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Sound Enhancement Technology
Speakers
DVB
Packaging Content
Special Features
Photo Share
Football Mode
X-Reality PRO
Triluminos Display
Cinematic S-Force Front Surround
ClearAudio+
Auto Depth Enhancer
Motionflow XR
Wide Colour Enhancer Plus
Dynamic Contrasting
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
ClearAudio+
ConnectShare
4K X-Reality Pro

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
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Total running cost over 5 years £81.72
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc lt42c550

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