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Overall Score

LG 42LB5500

An economical to run but 3 year old 42" Full HD TV
42" Full HD No No Apr 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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LG 42LB5500 Review

With low running costs but at over 3 years old, we have scored the LG 42LB5500 as follows for Summary.
33
Missing Some Features
46
3 Years Old
72
£84 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It has ok user reviews with an average user rating of 70%. Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better TVs are available. View the latest TVs 2017.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £84 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This LG TV is missing some features:
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
Not 3D
Does not support Wi-Fi

How Big is the LG 42LB5500?

The LG 42LB5500 is 959mm wide and 570mm tall. It is 56.2mm thick and weighs 9.2kg.

LG 42LB5500 front dimensions

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LG 42LB5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

Based on 16,043 expert and owner reviews (including 6,869 verified purchases), LG has very good ratings for its TVs. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The LG 42LB5500's display diagonal of 42" is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 36% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 42LB5500 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The 42LB5500 is not 3D, although keep in mind that 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The LG 42LB5500's thickness of 56.2mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 45% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LB5500 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most other TVs. 59% of TVs support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LB5500 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other TVs. 64% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 42LB5500 does not support internet TV. 61% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 42LB5500's motion interpolation frequency of only 100Hz is in the slowest 17% of all televisions when sorted by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 440Hz.

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 42LB5500 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 82% of TVs do not support timeshift.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The LG 42LB5500 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 92% of televisions which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The LG 42LB5500's RMS rated power of only 10W is fairly low compared to most other TVs. It is in the lowest 9% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. Across all the TVs the RMS rated powers range from 2W to 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market since April 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency. The average 5 year running cost of the 42LB5500 is £84 based on average energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,373 TVs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg 42lb5500

Barcodes:

00719192593497, 05055760750660, 08806084573698, 08806084573728, 08806084636256

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