LG 28LB490
LG 28LB490
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LG 28LB490

A classic and extremely economical to run 28" TV
28" HD No No Jul 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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LG 28LB490 Review

63 Reviews
Missing Some Features
3 Years Old
£42 Over 5 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 48?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%, based on 63 reviews. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of only £42 over 5 years are in the cheapest 5% of all 4,021 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report excellent picture quality, that it is fairly priced and excellent product quality.
The 28LB490 is missing some features:
Quite small display diagonal
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not have a pair of 3D glasses included

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LG 28LB490 In-Depth Analysis


Owner Reviews Are Excellent

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.

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LG Has Very Good TV Reviews

We checked 16,057 user and expert reviews (including 6,872 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has very good ratings compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

Two owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Five customers thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Two people agreed that this TV was good quality.

Users Report Nice Design

Two customers said in their reviews that the LG 28LB490 was good looking.


Quite Small Display Diagonal

The 28LB490's display diagonal of only 28" is in the smallest 9% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The display diagonals of TVs range from 2" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46".

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 28LB490 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The LG 28LB490 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The 28LB490 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 28LB490 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, although it is worth noting that 85% of TVs also do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 28LB490 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 98% of TVs do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 28LB490's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 10% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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RoHS Compliant

The 28LB490 is RoHS compliant. 96% of TVs are not RoHS compliant.

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Features Voice Control

The 28LB490 features voice control, unlike 85% of TVs which do not feature voice control.

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Supports Parental Controls

The 28LB490 supports parental controls. 88% of TVs do not support parental controls.

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Supports Miracast

The LG 28LB490 supports Miracast. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Supports Timeshift

The 28LB490 supports timeshift. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Supports 24p

The 28LB490 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The RMS rated power of the 28LB490 of only 10W is quite low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 14% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. The lowest RMS rated power of TVs is 2W, the highest is 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The LG 28LB490 supports smartphones being used as a remote, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 28LB490 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 92% of TVs do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The 28LB490 supports a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% lower display resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. TVs resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 5120 x 2160 pixels (best).

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This television was released in July 2014.

Running Costs

Very Low Running Costs

The energy efficiency classification of this TV is A+. The 28LB490 is one of the cheapest to run TVs that we have assessed for running costs. Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 28LB490 will cost only £42 over 5 years to run.

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Product Identifiers

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

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Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 28LB490

30W higher RMS rated power
Four loudspeakers
Larger display diagonal
221% higher running costs over five years
4% cheaper to run
Smaller display diagonal
50% higher RMS rated power
6" smaller display diagonal