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JVC LT42C550

77

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JVC LT42C550

£279.00
£170.00 £109 cheaper than 3 days ago
JVC LT-42C550

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A very economical to run and top-value 42" Full HD television, with good features
42" Full HD No No Nov 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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£170.00
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42"JVC LT-42C550 LED TV
£279.00
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£279.00
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£323.90
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Simply 10
Purchase price £279.00. APR 26.3%.
- £27.90 - 10
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£310.25
£28.24*
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Pay in Parts - 24 months
Purchase price £279.00. APR 19.9%.
- £27.90 - 24
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£334.32
£12.77*
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Pay in Parts - 36 months
Purchase price £279.00. APR 19.9%.
- £27.90 - 36
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£363.38
£9.32*
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Buy now pay 6 months later
Purchase price £279.00. APR 24.9%. An additional fee of £25.00 is payable if you settle the loan early.
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£386.84
£9.97*
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JVC LT-42C550 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with low running costs, we have ranked the JVC LT-42C550 number 164 in 40 inch TVs, number 286 in best selling TVs and number 765 across all TVs.
97
Value for Money
Excellent
68
Features
Good Features
73
Age
3 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£66 Over 5 Years
77
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 77?

Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £66 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared this JVC TV with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 174 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 321 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 326 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £279 to £170 in the last 3 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
There is a 90% chance that the price will go up. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go down. Get Price Alerts.

How Big is the JVC LT-42C550?

JVC LT-42C550 front dimensions
JVC LT-42C550 size in context

JVC LT-42C550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

JVC TVs Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all JVC televisions and found that JVC had unexceptional ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Value For Money

Outstanding Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £170.00 it is in the cheapest 19% of televisions.

Price Has Gone Down by £109 (39%)

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Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average running cost of the LT-42C550 is £66 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 televisions.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

JVC released the LT-42C550 in November 2014.

Features

Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The JVC LT-42C550's display diagonal of 42" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 63% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The LT-42C550 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The LT-42C550 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The JVC LT-42C550 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other televisions. 61% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Average Contrast Ratio (typical)

The contrast ratio (typical) of the LT-42C550 of 3,000 is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 57% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Dimmer Than Average Display Brightness

The average display brightness of all TVs is 360 cd/m², with the dimmest being 50 cd/m² and the brightest being 4,000 cd/m². The LT-42C550's display brightness of only 270 cd/m² is dimmer than 72% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions is 2W, the highest is 200W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The LT-42C550's RMS rated power of only 8W is lower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 7% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The JVC LT-42C550 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that 98% of televisions also do not have a built-in camera.

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Slower Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequency of the LT-42C550 of only 50Hz is very slow compared to most other TVs. It is slower than 99% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

samsung lt42c550, jvc lt42c550

Barcodes:

04975769438547

Frequently Asked Questions About the JVC LT-42C550

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