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LG 42LB550
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LG 42LB550V

42" 50Hz Direct-LED Jul 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate LED Backlighting Type Release Date
The pixels on the LED display are spaced evenly apart and are measured from centre to centre for absolute pixel resolution. So whatever you are watching whether it's your favourite movie or TV... More
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6 Reasons For

LG Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 7,001 user and expert reviews, LG has good ratings for its TVs. LG also has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs compared to other brands.

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LB550 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Niki gave the product a rating of 5 stars and she said two years ago “It was amazing value for this TV” in her review of the LG 42LB550.

Two Composite Video Ins

Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LB550 only have one composite video in, however the 42LB550 has two composite video ins.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Supports Six Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 42LB550 is more than most similar spec televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The 42LB550 has a greater number of smart modes than most TVs of this age and spec. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of this age and spec. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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Inferior Sound Quality

One LG 42LB550 owner who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Ms. Ashley Bairstow mentioned in his LG 42LB550 review on Amazon “Good picture, looks good, sound terrible!” and gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago, the 42LB550 does not have a wi-Fi.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the 48L5453[pl_2220582_price], or the 40L5441[pl_2404576_price] both from Toshiba or the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price].

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The 42LB550 does not support smart TV. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 42LB550 also do not support smart TV.

Other televisions which also support smart TV that you might want to consider include the LG 47LB580[plb_2230630_price], the Toshiba 48L5453[plb_2220582_price], or the Philips 47PFL3188[plb_1623202_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

At only 50 hertz, the 42LB550 has a fairly slow high frequency rate compared to most of the other TVs of this spec and age. Across all the mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

If this television high frequency rate is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Cello C40227[plb_2946850_price] (60Hz), the Panasonic TX-39A400[plb_2268365_price] (100Hz), or the Samsung UE40H6200[plb_2232894_price] (200Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB550, the 42LB550 is not 3D.

TVs which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the 48L5453[pl_2220582_price], or the 40L5441[pl_2404576_price] both from Toshiba or the LG 42LB6200[plb_2473921_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of this age and spec do not have a built-in camera. The 42LB550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Analog Signal Format Systems

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the LG 42LB550 is more than most TVs that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported analog signal format system is NTSC, but this analog signal format system is not supported by this TV. The analog signal format systems NTSC 3.58, PAL M and PAL N are also supported by this television.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is the most commonly found tuner type on mid-size TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of a comparable type and age to the 42LB550 do not feature OLED technology. The LG 42LB550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LB550 the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. The LG 42LB550 has a fairly slow motion interpolation frequency (only 100 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The 42LB550 is a two HDMI ports quantity television.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB550

Average Running Costs

This television is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The 42LB550 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 670 TVs that have been around for more than two years.

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when LG released the 42LB550.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to it. 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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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Auto Volume Leveler
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Number of OSD Languages
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Teletext
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Package Height
Package Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
LED Backlight

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Ms. Ashley Bairstow "Ash81"
(Verified Purchase)

Good picture, looks good, sound terrible!

Reviewed 30 December 2014 by G SPARKS
(Verified Purchase)

OK BUT TV DID NOT HAVE 3 PIN PLUG, LOOKS LIKE IT WAS A EUROPEAN IMPORT AS IT HAD A 2 PIN PLUG.

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Electricity cost when switched on £81.72
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £83.55
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Energy Rating
0.41T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.41 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 42lb550, 42lb550t, lg 42lb550, lg 42lb550v, lgelectronics 42lb550, lgelectronics 42lb550v
Barcodes 08806084573728, 08806084573773, 08806084573780, 08806084637116, 08806084637130, 08806084637178

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