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LG 42LB5500

75

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LG 42LB5500

£329.00
LG 42LB5500
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A cheap and very economical to run 42" Full HD television, good for watching films
42" Full HD No 56.2mm Apr 2014 A+
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LG 42LB5500 Review

With low running costs and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the LG 42LB5500 number 208 in 40 inch TVs.
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Value for Money
Very Good
70
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
87
Running Costs
£67 Over 5 Years
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has average user reviews with an average user rating of 70%. Hisense TVs have excellent reviews in general.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
It has an efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £67 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving televisions.
This LG TV has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Supports timeshift
Has an ambient light sensor
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED/QLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared the 42LB5500 with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is very good for playing games, ranking number 335 in TVs for gaming. It is also very good for watching films, ranking number 561 in TVs for film as well being good for watching sport, ranking number 567 in TVs for sport.
71
Watching Films
Very Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
72
Playing Games
Very Good

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 Summary

Very Good Brand

Based on 29,044 expert and owner reviews (including 12,245 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its TVs. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old but at £329.00 it is cheaper than 77% of televisions.

Running Costs

Average Running Costs

This LG TV has an efficiency rating of A+. The 42LB5500 has an average 5 year running cost of £67 based on typical energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 4,306 TVs.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This television has been on the market since April 2014.

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Features

Only Full HD

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

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Average Display Diagonal

The 42LB5500's display diagonal of 42" is relatively average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 41% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The 42LB5500 does not feature OLED/QLED technology, although keep in mind that 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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Not 3D

The 42LB5500 is not 3D. 75% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The 42LB5500's thickness of 56.2mm is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 56% of all televisions when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 42LB5500 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 61% of televisions which support Wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

Like most other TVs, the 42LB5500 does not support internet TV. 59% of TVs do not support internet TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W. The RMS rated power of the LG 42LB5500 of only 10W is in the lowest 12% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz. The motion interpolation frequency of the 42LB5500 of only 100Hz is slower than 85% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The 42LB5500 does not have an ethernet port, unlike most other TVs. 65% of TVs have an ethernet port.

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Supports Timeshift

The LG 42LB5500 supports timeshift. 82% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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Has an Ambient Light Sensor

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg 42lb5500

Barcodes:

00719192593497, 05055760750660, 08806084573698, 08806084573728, 08806084636256

LG 42LB5500

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