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LG 28LF491

28" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Jul 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £40.06 Electricity cost over 5 years
Owner reviews are good
Good picture quality
Does not have good technical guidance
68 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 70 owner reviews this TV has an overall owner rating of 86%. 42 reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its Televisions

We checked 8,960 user and expert reviews (including 779 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its small display diagonal TVs range. 95% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Good Picture Quality

Seventeen owners wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Johnlewis.com said in their review of the LG 28LF491 “The Sabertooth is 84" -- the 4 relevant to the graphics processor” but even so they only gave it a score of 15.2 out of 100. Johnlewis.com also said “Was able to fit my massive Noctua NH- 14 cooler and large PNY 1080 XL 8 graphics card with ease” in their review. Steve46 wrote two years ago “Picture quality is great sound is good” in their review of the LG 28LF491.

Two owners who purchased this TV concluded that it had good colour saturation. D. Bradley wrote two years ago “The screen scrolls between full colours” in their review of this TV. In the same month John mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Beautifully crisp picture and brilliant colours” in his review of this TV and gave it a rating of 9 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Two customers who reviewed this TV said that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Steveo wrote “Blu Ray player or PS3/4 - the reason I highlight this, is simply, on Amazon and the site I purchased this from, this set is advertised as Full HD -”.

Not 3D

The 28LF491 is not 3D. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television are also not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Cello C24EFF (£214.89) which is also cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small display diagonal TVs that were launched more than two years ago. 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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Energy

Low Running Costs

This LG TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 28LF491 is one of the more economic to run TVs of a similar age and spec that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 28LF491 will cost only £41 over 5 years to run.


Design

Good Quality

Twenty-eight people thought it was good quality. Johnlewis.com wrote “Outstanding quality of parts that rivals server grade” but in spite of that they only scored the product 1 stars. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “Good build quality” in their review. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “Looks Beautiful and well packed, Feels high quality with a nice finish” in their review.

Easy to Setup

Seventeen people reckoned that it was easy to setup. Johnlewis.com wrote “Easy to set-up” although they gave it a score of 1 stars. Pontius said two years ago “The manual is inadequate in not explaining functions such as setting up of favourite channels”.

Twelve people who purchased the LG 28LF491 reckoned that it was easy to use. Two years ago Johnlewis.com said in their review of the LG 28LF491 “Bios fan control is one of the best in the industry”. Johnlewis.com also said “Allows for such great fine control” in their review. Johnlewis.com also wrote “It excels for adhering to a MIL-spec with a focus on thermal control and monitoring” in their review.

Five customers concluded that it had a good interface. Johnlewis.com said in their review of this TV “Easy BIOS interface”. Johnlewis.com also wrote “BIOS interface so simple even a non-computer literate person could use it.” in their review. Johnlewis.com also said “It comes with a more hands-on interface for the more tech-savvy people” in their review.

Four customers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Johnlewis.com wrote “Once you figure out the correct settings in bio” in their review of this TV. Robbie1 said on Johnlewis.com “V Good would recommend Easy menu and easy set up Great picture” in their review of the LG 28LF491. In April last year John the One wrote on Johnlewis.com “All the menus and adjustments are well designed” and rated it 6 stars.

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Good Looking

Twelve customers agreed that it was good looking. Two years ago Johnlewis.com mentioned in their review of the LG 28LF491 “White, ASUS, SEXY” but despite that they only scored the product 15.2 out of 100. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “This board doesn't have all the features of Maximus or Deluxe.” in their review. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “The white board is pretty unusual” in their review.

Six customers who purchased it agreed that it was well designed. Johnlewis.com said in their LG 28LF491 review “I somehow assumed from experience with my 8 68-V ProGe 3 boards with Sandy and Ivy Bridge CPUs that a 12-phase power design was as good is it cou”. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “I put it inside a Fractal Design 5-Blk with an 7 6700k, Gskill 3200 4 3200 16D 16GTZ, MSI 970 ME.” in their review. Johnlewis.com also said “Gorgeous design” in their review.

One customer who purchased it mentioned that it was smooth. Mikiedking1 gave the product a score of 7 stars and said on Johnlewis.com “Easy set up, all went smooth, have it hung on bedroom wall”.

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Well Made

Twenty owners who bought it said that it was well made. Johnlewis.com mentioned “The performance is solid and worth every penny”. Johnlewis.com also mentioned “Rock solid bios” in their review. Johnlewis.com also said “As soon as this beauty came in I was eager to start my build” in their review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 28LF491 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other small display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in camera.

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Benefits

Great for Films

Three owners agreed that it was great for watching Netflix. Billythehare mentioned on Johnlewis.com “Wireless programmes such as bbc iplayer and Netflix stream perfectly” in their review of this TV.


Features

Good Stand

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it had a good stand.

Good Remote Control

Two owners said in their reviews that it had a good remote control. Two years ago Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of the LG 28LF491 “Beefed up intel network controller”. Matt79 wrote in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “Easy remote with sensible layout”.

Good Features

Fifteen owners who reviewed this TV concluded that it had good features. Johnlewis.com said two years ago “BIOS offers many fantastic features like active temp monitoring” but even so they only gave the product a score of 1 stars. Johnlewis.com also said “Lots of facilities for OCing including a simple point” in their review. Johnlewis.com also wrote “Has all the features I wanted except wifi” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers who bought it considered that it was thin. Two years ago Steveo wrote “It was the right size (slim bezel) and the right size screen - 28 inch” in their review of this TV. Jimbo54 scored this TV 7 stars and wrote “I have it on the wall in the kitchen and being so slim takes up no room at all” in their review of this TV. Two years ago Bobthebuilder10 rated the product 7 stars and mentioned “Great looking and slim TV, packed with features”.

One person who reviewed this TV thought it was tight. Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of the LG 28LF491 “Great aesthetics, looks really tight in a blackwhite themed build”. One customer wrote that this TV was a good size. An anonymous author said in her review of this TV “Good size tv not too small” and gave it a score of 8 stars.

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Tight

One person who reviewed this TV thought it was tight. Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of the LG 28LF491 “Great aesthetics, looks really tight in a blackwhite themed build”.


Smart TV

Good Smart TV

Four people mentioned in their reviews that it was good for watching on demand TV. Stevehg wrote on Johnlewis.com in April last year “The Wi-Fi is a bonus for iPlayer, there is also an Ethernet connection” and gave the LG 28LF491 a rating of 4 stars. In the same month Vanvliet scored it 6 stars and said in their review of this TV “NowTV, Netflix and Amazon Instant Prime”. Vanvliet also said “Everything loads quickly and Netflix was almost instantaneous; pretty much as I get on my iMac” in their review.

Two customers who purchased it concluded that it was good for watching Freeview TV. Rycher mentioned in their review of this TV on Johnlewis.com “This is a great television especially good on freeview hd”. Kettledrum said on Johnlewis.com “Really competitive price - super build quality - nice looking set with built-in Freeview and Wi-Fi which is really useful”.

Two customers reckoned that it had great smart functions. John21 wrote two years ago “Smart features available and useful option for the future” and rated it 5 stars. Nitesh Mistry wrote “Perfect for the bedroom with its smart features and built in wi-fi”.

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Email Functionality

One owner who bought it reckoned that it had email functionality. Johnlewis.com said two years ago “I used email” in their LG 28LF491 review.

Supports Screen Mirroring Function

The LG 28LF491 supports screen mirroring function, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The 28LF491 supports smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV which do not support smart TV features.

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Power

Good Battery Life

One owner reckoned that it had a good battery life. Johnlewis.com wrote in their review of the LG 28LF491 “Other than repeat all of that, I would like to add it appears that great care has been taken into positioning the leads, jumpers, battery” however they only gave the product a score of 15.2 out of 100.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

Twenty-one people who purchased this TV agreed that it had good sound quality. Johnlewis.com mentioned “Audio sounds great”. Johnlewis.com also said “Onboard sound seems as good to me as my Soundblaster ZxR” in their review. Johnnie wrote in his LG 28LF491 review on Ao.com “The pictue and sound are crystal clear”.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 28LF491 supports Wi-Fi, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV do not support Wi-Fi.

We compared all the other televisions which also support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Haier LE32K5000, the Toshiba 32D3453, or the Samsung HG32ED590 (£254.99) is also worth considering.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Used As a Remote

The 28LF491 supports smartphones used as a remote, as do most of the other TVs that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Fifteen people who reviewed it considered that it was good value for money. Johnlewis.com mentioned “Value for money” in their LG 28LF491 review nonetheless they gave the product a rating of 15.2 out of 100. Johnlewis.com also wrote “Since I'm not a gamer nor need high-speed graphics, I could use the CPU's built in graphics and save the cost of graphics adaptor” in their review. Johnlewis.com also said “Good price point” in their review.

One owner wrote in their reviews that the product was expensive. Mac mentioned “The product is expensive compared to others of similar specification” in his review of this TV and gave it a rating of 8 stars.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Ten owners mentioned in their reviews that the LG 28LF491 did not have good technical guidance. Johnlewis.com mentioned “I could have used a little help I wa”. Johnlewis.com also wrote “The MB manual explains several ways to do the install” in their review. Johnlewis.com also wrote “I ended up using a modified version of what was in the manual” in their review.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

LG released the 28LF491 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics ltd 28lf491u, lg electronics 28lf491u, lg 28lf491uc
Barcodes 08806087355482

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