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LG 28LB490

28" Direct-LED Flat Jul 2014
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Smart TV Release Date
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23 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this TV is 90 out of 100 based on 63 owner reviews.

Good Product Quality

Eight customers who reviewed the LG 28LB490 agreed that it was good quality. Ivor Gotone mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality on HD is superb” and gave the LG 28LB490 a rating of 5 stars. K L Linford wrote in their review of the LG 28LB490 “As a TV we are really pleased with the quality of picture/sound” and rated the product 4 stars. Ken Robinson scored this TV 5 stars and he said in his review of this TV on Amazon “Fantastic picture quality good price so much for your money”.

Good Remote Control

Some people who purchased this TV considered that it had a good remote control. K L Linford rated it 4 stars and said “They confirmed that a magic remote does not work properly with them” in their review of the LG 28LB490.

Good Picture Quality

Six customers who reviewed the LG 28LB490 reckoned that it had good picture quality. Kevin B. scored this TV 80 out of 100 and he said in his review on Amazon “Excellent picture quality, could do with catch up up from ITV & 4OD!”. Two years ago Kit's mentioned in their LG 28LB490 review “The setup of the tv was fairly straight forward and the picture quality is good” but in spite of that they gave it a score of 60 out of 100. Lt "selsame-Lieber" mentioned “Picture quality seems excellent, however I am still working on he settings”.

One customer considered that it had clear images.

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Easy to Use

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to setup. B. Palmer said “Excellent picture, sound and easy to set up”. L. Coetzee said in their LG 28LB490 review on Amazon “Great TV so easy to set up, works very well good picture”. Mr. Mh Burridge mentioned on Amazon “Easy to set up have several other LG products all” in their LG 28LB490 review and scored this TV very highly.

Three people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. J West wrote “Crisp clear image with easy to use remote”. K L Linford wrote in their LG 28LB490 review on Amazon “Is in fact easier to use when navigating the internet than the magic remote would have been”.

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Reasonably Priced

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was good value for money. Two years ago J West rated this TV 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Excellent value” in their LG 28LB490 review. Jane F. wrote “Highly recommend this great value for money, small TV”. Lt "selsame-Lieber" mentioned on Amazon “Overall excellent set and good value for money”.

One LG 28LB490 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Kim Harris said in his LG 28LB490 review “Seem a bit "cheap”.

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Good Smart TV

Several people who reviewed it considered that it had good apps. Cb mentioned on Amazon “My Samsung has far more apps and as well as all available I-players” but they only scored it 3 stars. Three years ago Sam gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his review of the LG 28LB490 on Amazon “YouTube, NowTV, Amazon Instant apps - all work ok - why only ok? I have a PS3”.

A number of customers who reviewed the LG 28LB490 concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Sam mentioned on Amazon three years ago “This has excellent crisp picture in Freeview HD though suffers a little from fast moving scenes (panning cameras) (not checked in sport mode” and gave this TV a score of 5 stars.

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it had great smart functions. Lt "selsame-Lieber" mentioned in their review of this TV “Smart functions are easy to access”.

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Good Connectivity

A number of people who reviewed it agreed that it was able to connect to the internet. K L Linford said “Impressed with the TV, less so with the Internet and beware 'magic remote ready' terminology” .

Several people reckoned that it was wifi compatible. Ivor Gotone mentioned in their LG 28LB490 review on Amazon “It has a vast range of features, including built-in WiFi (5GHz too) which is a real boon”. Three years ago Sam mentioned “Apple TV and both work like a dream using Wifi”.

One customer reckoned that the LG 28LB490 had network functionality. Ellie mentioned in her review on Amazon “A Samsung smart TV and a security camera can all see our network just fine from the spot where we put it”. One person wrote in their reviews that the LG 28LB490 was good in terms of USB connections. Sam mentioned in his LG 28LB490 review “It says it only has Freeview HD and USB playback” .

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Good Technical Features

Some LG 28LB490 reviewers who reviewed it concluded that it had good features. Two years ago Ellie mentioned on Amazon “It connected to Netflix and Amazon prime without a hitch and the general navigation and operation of the smart/internet features is a bit easier than the Samsung” in her review of this TV. Kim Harris wrote in his review three years ago “The TV has a bright crisp screen and there are many features for the price” . Sam gave this TV a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “A bit expensive for a 28" as most 32" TVs with similar advertised features are cheaper” in his LG 28LB490 review.

Good High Def TV

Some people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV.

Good Size

One LG 28LB490 reviewer wrote that the LG 28LB490 was lightweight. Ellie wrote on Amazon “Very lightweight” in her review of this TV. One LG 28LB490 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was thin. Ellie said “At least it is narrow and reasonably unobtrusive” in her review of the LG 28LB490 however despite that she gave it a rating of 3 stars.

One person who reviewed it said that it was a good size. Lt "selsame-Lieber" wrote “Its an ideal size for a small room or bedroom”.

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LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,001 expert and owner reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its small display diagonal TVs range.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed the LG 28LB490 thought it was a good design. Gareth gave this TV a score of 5 stars and said “Great design and a brilliant little TV ideal for the bed room would recommend this LG tv to any one”. One person said that this TV was aesthetic. Jane Elmer mentioned “Very clear picture and aesthetically pleasing” and scored the LG 28LB490 5 stars.

One LG 28LB490 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. L. Nottingham mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great price telly, bit confusing getting used to using it, nice looking” in their review of this TV.

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Good Sound Quality

A few customers who bought it reckoned that it had good sound quality. Two years ago Ellie wrote in her review “Sound is ok, about what you'd expect from a smallish TV” but she scored it 60 out of 100.

Robust

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that it was well made. Ivor Gotone rated this TV 5 stars and said on Amazon “It fits the space I have on a built in shelf perfectly”. Lt "selsame-Lieber" mentioned on Amazon “What did surprise me is it has a satellite tuner built in which I don't recall being advertised” in their review of the LG 28LB490.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 28LB490 has a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which do not have a wi-Fi.

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Supports Smart TV

The LG 28LB490 supports smart TV. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 28LB490 do not support smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support smart TV and we think the Philips 22PFL3517T/60 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs that are a similar age to it.

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Has Three Sound Modess

The LG 28LB490 has a greater number of sound modes than most small display diagonal TVs that have been around for a similar time to it. This TV has a Standard sound modes, which is the most frequently found sound modes found on similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 28LB490. The sound modess "Movie" and "Music" are also found on this television.

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Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

three HDMI ports quantitys

Most TVs of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the 28LB490 which has three HDMI ports quantitys.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The 28LB490 has a greater number of smart modes than most televisions of a similar age and type to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on small display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as the 28LB490. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this LG television.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of TVs of a similar type and age to the 28LB490 is 50Hz and the fastest is 200Hz. At 100 hertz, the LG 28LB490 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

At 10 Watts, the LG 28LB490 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the TVs of a similar spec and age to the 28LB490 the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 20W, and the average RMS rated power is 7.6W.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

A few customers wrote in their reviews that this TV did not have good technical guidance. Cb wrote in their LG 28LB490 review three years ago “The TV guide has no picture in the corner or sound” . Kim Harris mentioned in his review of the LG 28LB490 on Amazon also three years ago “The user manual is absolutely useless”.

Not 3D

Like most of the other small display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as the 28LB490, the LG 28LB490 is not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Cello C16115 (£119.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 28LB490 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 28LB490 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The 28LB490 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs of this age and spec. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs that are a similar age to the 28LB490.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 28LB490 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 28LB490 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Supports One Video Formats Supported

The 28LB490 has a greater number of video formats than most TVs that came out more than two years ago. The most commonly supported video formats supported is MPEG4, but this video formats supported is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD are also supported by this TV.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 28LB490

Average Running Costs

This small display diagonal TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and the 28LB490 is typical compared to the other 210 TVs of a similar type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 28LB490 is £42.

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Depth

At 56.8 millimeters, the LG 28LB490 has a fairly standard depth compared to most of the other small display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 28LB490.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Parental Control
24p Support
Voice Control
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
RoHS Compliance
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Technical Details
LED Backlight

User Reviews

(32)
Reviewed 28 June 2015 by Ken Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic picture quality good price so much for your money.

Reviewed 13 May 2015 by Jane F.
(Verified Purchase)

Highly recommend this great value for money, small TV.

Reviewed 4 May 2015 by KNUT
(Verified Purchase)

This was a good choice as we wanted a small TV. We didn't really need it to be a smart one but a basic TV is hard to come by these days so went for this. It has little use in terms of its smart... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by L. Nottingham
(Verified Purchase)

Great price telly, bit confusing getting used to using it, nice looking.

Reviewed 28 April 2015 by Brian Turnbull
(Verified Purchase)

No complaints so far!

Reviewed 13 April 2015 by Phil
(Verified Purchase)

Very impressed with the picture quality. As always with these 'smart' TV's the interface is clunky, but better than Sony.

Reviewed 1 April 2015 by Gareth
(Verified Purchase)

Great design and a brilliant little TV ideal for the bed room would recommend this LG tv to any one.

Reviewed 26 March 2015 by Jane Elmer
(Verified Purchase)

Very clear picture and aesthetically pleasing.

Reviewed 19 March 2015 by J West "Napfan"
(Verified Purchase)

The perfect bedroom tv with all the functions an LG smart tv delivers. So good we bought a larger one for the lounge. Crisp clear image with easy to use remote.

Reviewed 3 March 2015 by Claire
(Verified Purchase)

Great item!! I would recommend. With such tv you may not need any additional Sky etc as there are lots of programmes that you can watch through the internet connection (i.e. channel 5, youtube... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £40.06
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £41.89
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Energy Rating
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.21 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 6 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 28lb490, 28lb490b, lg 28lb490, lg 28lb490u
Barcodes 08806084575616, 08806084575647, 08806084575685, 08806084634733, 08806084707987, 08806084708380

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