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LG 28LB490

28" Direct-LED Flat Jul 2014
A+
Display Diagonal LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date £41.89 Electricity cost over 5 years
Excellent user reviews
Reasonably priced
Good product quality
32 Reviews

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Seven customers who purchased the LG 28LB490 reckoned that it was good value for money. Three years ago Kim Harris said “My only criticism is of the fixed feet which offer no tilt adjustment and seem a bit "cheap”. L. Coetzee mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Excellent value for money” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. L. Nottingham rated it 4 stars out of 5 and said on expert website Amazon “Great price telly, bit confusing getting used to using it, nice looking” in their review of this TV.


Reviews

Excellent User Reviews

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 90%. 22 reviewers (87% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 9,694 expert and owner reviews (including 721 verified purchases) 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 televisions range. 95% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the 28LB490 has an average 5 year running cost of only £42 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is in the cheapest 20% of all 582 televisions of this type and age.


Design

Good Product Quality

Eight owners concluded that it was good quality. Kit's wrote “The setup of the tv was fairly straight forward and the picture quality is good” in their review of this TV but despite that they only scored the product 3 stars out of 5. L. Coetzee said in their review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Excellent quality SMARTY small TV” and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Ken Robinson mentioned in his LG 28LB490 review on expert website Amazon “Fantastic picture quality good price so much for your money” and gave the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5.

Easy to Use

Four people who purchased the product agreed that it was easy to setup. L. Coetzee said in their LG 28LB490 review on expert website Amazon “Great TV so easy to set up, works very well good picture”. Mr. Mh Burridge wrote “Easy to set up have several other LG products all”. B. Palmer mentioned in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon “Excellent picture, sound and easy to set up”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. J West scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Amazon “Crisp clear image with easy to use remote”.

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Robust

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

Nice Design

Two people said in their reviews that it was good looking. Jane Elmer she mentioned in her review of this TV on expert review site Amazon “Very clear picture and aesthetically pleasing”.


Features

Good Remote Control

Six customers agreed that it had a good remote control. K L Linford scored it 80 out of 100 and said on expert website Amazon “I contacted LG and they confirmed that a magic remote does not work properly with them”. They also mentioned “Impressed with the TV, less so with the Internet and beware 'magic remote ready' terminology” in their review.

Good Technical Features

Four people agreed that the product had good features. Kim Harris wrote in his review of this TV “The TV has a bright crisp screen and there are many features for the price” and gave it the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5. Sam scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “A bit expensive for a 28" as most 32" TVs with similar advertised features are cheaper” in his review of this TV. Ivor Gotone said on expert website Amazon “It has a vast range of features, including built-in WiFi (5GHz too) which is a real boon”.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Six owners considered that the product had good picture quality. Kevin B. said on expert website Amazon “Excellent picture quality, could do with catch up up from ITV & 4OD!”. Lt "selsame-Lieber" mentioned “Picture quality seems excellent, however I am still working on he settings” in their review of the LG 28LB490. Phil rated it 80 out of 100 and he said “Very impressed with the picture quality” in his review of this TV.

Good High Def TV

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Ivor Gotone gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5 and said “The picture quality on HD is superb” in their review of this TV.

Not 3D

The LG 28LB490 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of this age and type are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the LG 32LB650.

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Quite Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the 28LB490 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of small display diagonal televisions that are a similar age to this TV is 130Hz.

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28 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 28 inches television.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Cello C29229 (29").

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was July 2014 when LG released the 28LB490.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV Features

Two owners agreed that this TV was good for watching Freeview TV. Sam wrote on expert website Amazon “It says it only has Freeview HD and USB playback” in his review of this TV and rated the LG 28LB490 5 stars out of 5. He also mentioned “This has excellent crisp picture in Freeview HD though suffers a little from fast moving scenes (panning cameras) (not checked in sport mode” in his review.

Supports Timeshift

The LG 28LB490 supports timeshift, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Supports Smart TV

The 28LB490 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this television do not support Smart TV.

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Audio

Good Sound Quality

Three people said that it had good sound quality. Ellie said on expert review site Amazon two years ago “Sound is ok, about what you'd expect from a smallish TV”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 28LB490 supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this TV which do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared this television to all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic TX-L32E30, and the Samsung UN32J6300 are also worth considering.

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Supports Miracast

The 28LB490 supports Miracast, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 28LB490 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 28LB490 has an ethernet port. Most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago do not have an ethernet port.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 28LB490 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this television also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 28LB490 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other televisions that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Performance

Features Voice Control

The 28LB490 features voice control. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also feature voice control.

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Supports Parental Controls

The 28LB490 supports parental controls, as do most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this television.

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Supports 24p

The LG 28LB490 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 28LB490 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and type which do not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Has a RoHS Compliant

The 28LB490 has a RoHS compliant. Most of the other TVs of this type and age also have a RoHS compliant.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 28LB490 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included. Most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as this TV do have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The LG 28LB490 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The LG 28LB490 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

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

LG 28LB490 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 28LB490 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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