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LG 42LB5500

LG 42LB5500

£329.00
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42" Direct-LED Flat Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date
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5 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 7,431 expert and user reviews for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its mid-size TVs range.

Reasonably Priced

One person considered that this TV was good value for money. Miss-Mcm said on Amazon in October last year “Super TV at a super price”.

£65.01 Price Drop

The 42LB5500 has dropped in price by £65.01 in the last 52 days.

1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on mid-size TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Six Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the 42LB5500 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LB5500. The smart modess "Cinema", "Energy saving", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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11 Reasons Against

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who bought it considered that it was not good for playing games on. Mrs S E Zaccardelli said in October last year “Great for TV and Films, awful for gaming, causes eye strain after about 20 minutes”.

Does Not Support Smart TV

The 42LB5500 does not support smart TV, although keep in mind that most of the other mid-size TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LB5500 also do not support smart TV.

We compared all the other TVs which also support smart TV to this TV and we think the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price], or the LG 32LB580[plb_2230634_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 42LB5500 does not have a wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other TVs of this type and age also do not have a wi-Fi.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a wi-Fi to this TV and we think the 42LB561[pl_2233843_price], or the 32LB580[pl_2230634_price] both from LG or the Samsung T32E390[plb_3404279_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been available for a similar time to the 42LB5500, the 42LB5500 is not 3D.

If you want a television that is 3D then you might also want to look at the UE32F6100[pl_2161651_price], or the UE48H6400[pl_2232459_price] both from Samsung or the Cello C39226[plb_2331166_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most mid-size TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LB5500 do not have a built-in camera. The 42LB5500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The LG 42LB5500 has a greater number of image formats than most mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 10 Watts, the 42LB5500 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as the 42LB5500. The RMS rated powers of TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 42LB5500 range from 4W to 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W.

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Only Analog Tuner Type

This TV has an Analog & Digital tuner type, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LB5500 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 42LB5500 also do not feature OLED technology.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 42LB5500 is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 260Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the LG 42LB5500 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst mid-size TVs of this age.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 42LB5500 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the 42LB5500 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LB5500

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 42LB5500 is £84 based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 668 TVs of a similar age and spec.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that were launched 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Average Depth

At 56.2 millimeters, the LG 42LB5500 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Internet TV
Timeshift
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio Decoders
Audio Decoding Technologies
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Audio (L,R) in
Management Features
Smart Modes
Performance
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Ambient Light Sensor
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
Manual

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 7 June 2015 by Mrs S E Zaccardelli

Great for TV and Films, awful for gaming, causes eye strain after about 20 minutes.

Reviewed 30 April 2015 by Miss-mcm
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Super TV at a super price.

Running Cost

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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.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42lb5500
Barcodes 00719192593497, 05055760750660, 08806084573698, 08806084573728, 08806084636256

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