LG 42LB550 Review
|Value for Money||
|Missing Some Features|
|3 Years Old|
|£84 Over 5 Years|
Why Has it Scored 56?
It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 73%. Samsung 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 2017.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £84 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,375 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
The 42LB550 is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Does not support Wi-Fi
What is This TV Best Used For?Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 717 in TVs for sport. It is also mediocre for watching films, ranking number 578 in TVs for films as well being mediocre for playing games, ranking number 432 in TVs for gaming.
LG 42LB550 Video Reviews
LG 42LB550 In-Depth Analysis
LG Has Very Good Reviews for Its TVs
Based on 16,221 expert and owner reviews (including 6,903 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its televisions. 93% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Unexceptional Value for Money
Whilst the product is in the cheapest 79% of TVs, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £299.00 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.
Only Full HD
The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Average Display Diagonal
The 42LB550's display diagonal of 42" is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is in the largest 40% of all televisions when sorted by this feature.
Does Not Feature OLED Technology
The 42LB550 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.
The 42LB550 is not 3D. 74% of televisions are also not 3D.
Does Not Support Wi-Fi
The 42LB550 does not support Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs do support Wi-Fi.
Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
The LG 42LB550 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, although this is within the context that 61% of televisions are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.
Does Not Have an Ethernet Port
The 42LB550 does not have an ethernet port, unlike 64% of TVs which have an ethernet port.
Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency
The motion interpolation frequency of the LG 42LB550 of only 100Hz is quite slow compared to most other televisions. It is in the slowest 14% of all TVs when ordered by this feature. Televisions have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.
Quite Slow High Frequency Rate
The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 20Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 260Hz. The high frequency rate of the LG 42LB550 of only 50Hz is fairly slow compared to most other TVs. It is in the slowest 5% of all televisions when ordered by this feature.
Has an Auto Volume Leveler
The 42LB550 has an auto volume leveler. 83% of televisions do not have an auto volume leveler.
Does Not Support Internet TV
The LG 42LB550 does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.
The 42LB550 supports timeshift. 82% of televisions do not support timeshift.
Released Over Three Years Ago
LG released the 42LB550 in July 2014.
OK Running Costs
This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and based on typical usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 5 year running cost of the 42LB550 is £84, which is typical compared to the other 4,375 TVs.
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