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LG 42LB550V

£299.00
42" Full HD 50Hz Flat Jul 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type High Frequency Rate Screen Shape Release Date £83.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
Good brand
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi
3 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 9,694 owner and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this medium display diagonal TV is A+, and the 42LB550 has an average running cost of £84 over 5 years based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 661 televisions of a comparable type and age.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was July 2014 when LG released the 42LB550.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as 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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Not 3D

The 42LB550 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other televisions of this age and type are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the Toshiba 40L5453 (£299), the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99), or the Samsung UE40C7000WWXXC.

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Quite Slow High Frequency Rate

Across all the TVs of a comparable age and type to this television the high frequency rates range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 220Hz. When compared to other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV, the high frequency rate of the LG 42LB550 of only 50 hertz is one of the slowest.

There are a number of other 50Hz refresh rate TVs currently available which you might want to look at including because of its better review score, the Samsung UE40EH5000 (£249).

If you want a television with a faster high frequency rate then you might want to look at the LG 49LB5500 (£289) (60Hz and higher rated), the Hisense LTDN40D36 (£249) (60Hz and higher rated), or the Philips 40PFH4100 (£269.99) (60Hz and higher rated).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium display diagonal TVs that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LB550 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencies (only 100 hertz) amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to this television have motion interpolation frequencies of between 50Hz and 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

We compared this TV to all the other 42" TVs and we think the LG 42LE4900 (£249.99) which is cheaper; or the LG 42LS345S, and the Sony KDL-42W705 (£349.99) both of which have better reviews are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the KDL-43W807 (£329.99) (43" and higher rated), or the KDL-48R553 (£319) (48" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Panasonic TX-48C300 (£299) (48" and higher rated).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LB550 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television do support Wi-Fi.

It is worth considering other TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the LG 42LF580 (£299), the Toshiba 40L5453 (£299), or the Sony KDL-42W829 (£299.99).

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LB550 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most of the other TVs of this age and spec which have an ethernet port.

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Certificates

Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 42LB550 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The 42LB550 supports timeshift. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also support timeshift.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The 42LB550 does not support Smart TV. Most of the other televisions that are a comparable age to this TV do support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The LG 42LB550 does not support internet TV. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago do support internet TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 42LB550 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Audio

Has an Auto Volume Leveler

The 42LB550 has an auto volume leveler. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have an auto volume leveler.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 20 Watts, the 42LB550 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV. The lowest RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television is 4W and the highest is 1,000W.

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Product Identifiers

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

LG 42LB550 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 42LB550 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,018,074 product attributes, 85,006 TV reviews and 3,569,800 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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