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LG 42LB5500

42" Full HD Direct-LED Flat Apr 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type LED Backlighting Type Screen Shape Release Date £83.55 Electricity cost over 5 years
LG has good reviews for its TVs
Reasonably priced
Inferior picture quality

Available used and from international sellers only

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Reviews

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 9,080 owner and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases), LG has good reviews for its televisions. LG also has good reviews specifically for its medium display diagonal TVs compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Average Running Costs

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The average running cost of the 42LB5500 is £84 over 5 years based on typical usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 622 TVs of a similar type and age.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One LG 42LB5500 owner who purchased this TV considered that it was good value for money. Miss-Mcm wrote on Amazon “Super TV at a super price”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG TV has been on the market since April 2014.


Display

Inferior Picture Quality

One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was not good for playing games on. Mrs S E Zaccardelli wrote in her LG 42LB5500 review “Great for TV and Films, awful for gaming, causes eye strain after about 20 minutes” .

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age. 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 LG 42LB5500 is not 3D. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a TV that is 3D then you might want to look at the LG 42LW579, the Samsung UN48H8000, or the Sony KDL-47W800.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported display resolution on medium display diagonal TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 42LB5500 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other televisions that were released more than two years ago.

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42 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 42 inches television.

There are a number of other 42" TVs currently available which you might want to consider including the LG 42LH2000, or the Sony KDL-42W807A (£599.99) which both of have better reviews.

Televisions with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Upstar P43EWX (42.5" and higher rated), the LG 43LF630 (43" and higher rated), or the Sony KDL-43WD752 (£429.98) (43" and higher rated).

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 42LB5500 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other televisions of this age and type which support Wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in other TVs which also support Wi-Fi including the 42LW579, the 47LB730, or the 40LF632 all from LG.

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Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

The LG 42LB5500 does not have an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of this spec and age do have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Has an Ambient Light Sensor

The 42LB5500 has an ambient light sensor. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also have an ambient light sensor.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The 42LB5500 supports timeshift. Most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago also support timeshift.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The 42LB5500 does not support Smart TV. Most of the other televisions that are a similar age to this TV do support Smart TV.

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Does Not Support Internet TV

The 42LB5500 does not support internet TV, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 42LB5500 has a common interface (CI) slot, which is unusual. Most of the other TVs of this type and age do not have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Desktop Stand Included

The LG 42LB5500 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Audio

Very Low RMS Rated Power

With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the LG 42LB5500 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst televisions of this age. Similar spec televisions that have been available for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 4W and 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

The 42LB5500 has a pretty average depth (56.2 millimeters) compared to most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Product Identifiers

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

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