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LG 42LB550

72

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LG 42LB550

LG 42LB550
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A classic and very economical to run 42" Full HD TV, with good features
42" Full HD No No Jul 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology 3D Release Date Energy Efficiency
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LG 42LB550 Review

With low running costs and excellent reviews, we have scored the LG 42LB550 as follows:
87
Reviews
6 Reviews
68
Features
Good Features
70
Age
3 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 73%. Hisense TVs 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 2018.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £67 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
The 42LB550 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports timeshift
Has an auto volume leveler
LED display
Freeview HD
Incredible clarity, vibrant colours
2.0 ch speaker system
Triple XD engine
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

14
Watching Films
Mediocre
15
Watching Sport
Mediocre
9
Playing Games
Mediocre

LG 42LB550 Video Reviews

LG 42LB550 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Average Owner Reviews

On average, 42LB550 owners rated this TV 73%.

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LG Televisions Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 29,044 user and expert reviews (including 12,245 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its TVs. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency rating of A+. The 42LB550 has an average running cost of £67 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG television was released in July 2014.

Features

Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the LG 42LB550 of 42" is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 39% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

Like most other TVs, the 42LB550 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of TVs do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The 42LB550 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 42LB550 does not support Wi-Fi. 61% of TVs do support Wi-Fi.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LB550 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, although it is worth keeping in mind that 62% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 42LB550 supports timeshift, unlike 82% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 42LB550 does not support internet TV. 59% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The LG 42LB550's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is slower than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 17% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. TVs have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 42LB550 has an auto volume leveler, which is unusual. 83% of TVs do not have an auto volume leveler.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LB550 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other TVs. 65% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Slower Than Average High Frequency Rate

The 42LB550's high frequency rate of only 50Hz is in the slowest 2% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lgelectronics 42lb550v, samsung 42lb550v, lg 42lb550v, 42lb550t

Barcodes:

08806084573728, 08806084573773, 08806084573780, 08806084637116, 08806084637130, 08806084637178

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