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LG 47LB730V

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47" Direct-LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this TV was good. This television received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received an Avforums.com "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk this TV has an overall expert rating of 73 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this television rated it as 80%.

Good Picture Quality

Some LG 47LB730 reviewers who purchased it considered that it had good picture quality. Ricci Minchella scored the product 5 stars and said “The picture quality is incredible especially when you remember this is a LED pushing nearly 50" where plasma has dominated for so long”. Stu400 wrote three years ago “Apart from the DSE the picture quality was good” nonetheless they rated the LG 47LB730 20 out of 100. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their LG 47LB730 review on expert review site Digital Versus “The good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing” although they gave it a score of 40 out of 100.

Easy to Use

Some customers wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Susan Rushworth said in her review “Not classed as faulty, cannot set picture settings to what I like”. Digitalversus.com said on expert review site Digital Versus “While we were impressed by the detailed settings options” in their review of the LG 47LB730.

Several people wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Expert website Trustedreviews.com gave it a rating of 4 stars and said in their LG 47LB730 review “Which means it combines the brand's top-tier HD picture engine with the brilliant SmartPlus webOS interface”. Trustedreviews.com also said “Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in itself”.

One person who bought the product reckoned that it performed as expected. Three years ago Alec said in his review of this TV “Very happy, does what it says on the tin”. One LG 47LB730 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Pollyanna wrote “Pleased with tv was easy to set up and use” and gave it a very good rating.

One customer considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Ricci Minchella wrote on Amazon three years ago “Easily (anyone who's ever used a Nintento Wii, which I would imagine is most, will feel comfortable with it) navigates the cards”.

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Good Product Quality

A number of LG 47LB730 owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Aamna Kamal rated the product as very good and wrote “Excellent TV worth the money, loud sound, amazing picture quality and apps” in their review. Amazon Customer mentioned “Dont get me wrong though the picture quality is good and if thats all you need then get it”. Ms. Nikita mentioned “The picture quality is fantastic, sounds bloody awesome” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Seven LG 47LB730 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product had good sound quality. Two years ago Bavarian Oakleaf said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Great TV picture and sound” and scored it very highly. Bavarian Oakleaf also mentioned “Great TV, Fantastic picture and sound etc”. Nick Smith said in his review of this TV “Fantastic picture, Brilliant sound and was delivered before due date, very happy!”.

Acceptable Noise Level

A few people who reviewed the product thought it was quiet. Amazon Customer wrote in their review three years ago “For me theres still quiet a few things this tv needs to improve on for LG to call this tv a smart tv” but they only scored it 2 stars. Ms. Nikita wrote in their review of this TV “The 47" model, doesn't suffer from any system lag, in fact it's quiet nippy”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was noisy.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of customers who bought the LG 47LB730 mentioned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Waxl said on Amazon “3D tv with awesome performance” in their review of the LG 47LB730.

LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,001 owner and expert reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its mid-size TVs.

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Good Size

One person wrote in their reviews that it was thin. Ricci Minchella mentioned “Crisp considering the slim frame and I have not done any adjustments of settings”. One LG 47LB730 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good depth. Ricci Minchella mentioned “Find it gives great depth and almost enhances the colour” in their LG 47LB730 review and rated it as excellent.

Good Remote Control

A number of customers who bought the product mentioned that it had a good remote control. Ricci Minchella gave the LG 47LB730 a score of 5 stars and mentioned three years ago “The magic remote handles very well”. Ricci Minchella also mentioned “I also would think that if LG have gone to the effort to include bluetooth for the magic remote it would have been good to allow bluetooth sharing between devices.”.

Nice Design

One LG 47LB730 reviewer who reviewed the LG 47LB730 concluded that it was smooth. Ms. Nikita mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Thank you Amazon for a smooth transaction”.

One customer said in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 was a good design. Ricci Minchella gave it a score of 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The set itself is a piece of design beauty with the stand looking quite the part” in their review of the LG 47LB730.

One LG 47LB730 reviewer who bought this TV thought it was good looking. Three years ago Stu400 wrote “The 3D was pretty awesome” in their review nonetheless they gave the LG 47LB730 a rating of 1 stars.

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Smart TV Features Are Good

A few LG 47LB730 owners agreed that the LG 47LB730 had good apps.

One customer who reviewed the LG 47LB730 concluded that it was good for watching TV catchup services. Darrin Carter said “So I wanted a TV that could easily launch the BBC iPlayer, BlinkBox, NetFlix etc with no hassle” and gave it an excellent rating.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers concluded that it was good value for money. Ricci Minchella mentioned on Amazon “It delivers in spades and it was well worth its price tag especially from amazon, I had seen the TV”.

Good Stand

One LG 47LB730 owner who reviewed the product considered that it had a good stand.

Robust

One LG 47LB730 owner who reviewed the LG 47LB730 thought it was well made. Expert website Whathifi.com mentioned “It's a good TV, with a solid sound, premium build” .

Good High Def TV

One person who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com wrote three years ago “The LB730V is part of LG's premium Full HD range for 2014” .

Supports Smart TV

The LG 47LB730 supports smart TV, unlike most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 47LB730 which do not support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other televisions which support smart TV and we think a cheaper TV such as the LG 47LB650[plb_2229283_price] or you might consider a higher rated TV such as the Sony KDL-42W807A[plb_1546512_price], and the Samsung UE40H7000[plb_2232260_price] are also worth considering.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The LG 47LB730 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age do not have a wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs with a wi-Fi currently available which you might want to look at include the LG 47LB650[plb_2229283_price] which is cheaper; or the Sony KDL-42W807A[plb_1546512_price], or the Samsung UE40H7000[plb_2232260_price] which has better reviews.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The LG 47LB730 has more USB 2.0 ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as the 47LB730. This LG TV is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV compared to most of the mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 47LB730 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

Across all the mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 80W. When compared to other mid-size TVs that were released more than two years ago, the 47LB730's RMS rated power of 24 Watts is one of the highest.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The slowest motion interpolation frequency of mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago is 50Hz and the fastest is 1,800Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of 800 hertz, the 47LB730 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to the 47LB730.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on TVs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

The 47LB730 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this age and type. The most frequently supported video formats supported is MKV, but this video formats supported is not supported by this LG television. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this TV.

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Supports Six Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the 47LB730 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by TVs of this age and spec. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this LG TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the 47LB730 is more than most televisions of a similar spec and age to it. This LG TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of a comparable type and age to the 47LB730. The smart modess "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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7 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One LG 47LB730 reviewer who bought it concluded that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Susan Rushworth gave the product a score of 1 stars and she wrote on Amazon “Dirty scree syndrome when watching football, (lg say this is normal with led screens) very poor SD image, wish I could send it back” in her review.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 47LB730 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other mid-size TVs that were released around the same time as the 47LB730 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The 47LB730 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that have been around for more than two years. This television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly supported image formats supported supported by TVs of a comparable type and age to the 47LB730. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this LG television.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Like most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 47LB730, the 47LB730 does not feature OLED technology.

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Expensive

We think this LG television looks expensive compared to other TVs of this age and spec. The price range of TVs of this age and spec is from £139 to £3,099.

Only Has Six Sound Modess

The number of sound modes found on the LG 47LB730 is more than most similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as it. This TV has a Music sound modes, which is the most commonly found sound modes found on mid-size TVs that are a comparable age to the 47LB730. The sound modess "Game", "Movie", "News", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Heavy

The weights of televisions of this age and type range from 1.4kg to 36kg. At 12.8 kilograms, the 47LB730 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that are a similar age to the 47LB730.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 47LB730

Running Costs Are Average

The energy efficiency rating of this mid-size TV is A+. The average running cost of the 47LB730 is £79 over 5 years based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 670 similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this type 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV has been on the market for over three years.

Average Depth

With a depth of 55.1 millimeters, the 47LB730 has a relatively typical depth compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for more than two years.

TVs with a thicker depth that might be worth considering include the Panasonic TX-47AS650[plb_2232474_price] (54mm), or the LG 47LB650[plb_2229283_price] (54.5mm) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Operating System Installed
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
AptX Audio Decoding
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Common Interface (CI)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
Audio Return Channel (ARC)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Wi-Fi Direct
Management Features
Smart Modes
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
ECO Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity
Manual
Technical Details
LED Backlight

2 Awards

avforums.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(14)
9 February 2015

The LG 47LB730V, at around £700, isn't the most affordable 47in TV on the market, so it has a point to prove. It sets about this task with gusto thanks to a seriously pretty design that mixes an... Read more…

5 October 2014

Expert Reviews

For this review we tested the 47in model in the LB730V range, but it's also available in 42in (42LB730V), 55in (55LB730V), 60in (60LB730V) and 65in (65LB730V) screen sizes. All models have... Read more…

18 August 2014

While we were impressed by the detailed settings options, the good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing, the LB730V's contrast ratio was much too low. The Full LED backlighting...

29 July 2014

There are times when the 47LB730's pictures look great, and its sound is no slouch either. Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in...

17 July 2014

At first glance LG's 47-inch LB730V might look much like any other well-specified full-HD flatscreen TV . However it holds more significance than that, being one of the first TVs to utilise the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(18)
Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Aamna Kamal "Aamna Kamal"

Excellent TV worth the money, loud sound, amazing picture quality and apps.

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by Kim C Bailey
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV.

Reviewed 12 February 2015 by K Bailey
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV.

Reviewed 4 February 2015 by Pollyanna
(Verified Purchase)

Pleased with tv was easy to set up and use.

Reviewed 9 January 2015 by Bavarian Oakleaf
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV, Fantastic picture and sound etc but I am extremely unhappy that I Paid.

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Electricity cost when switched on £76.91
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.39 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.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 47LB730V, lg p222396, lg 47lb730, lg p222396p, lg 47lb730v, lgtv 47lb730, lgtv 47lb730v, certified 47lb730, certified 47lb730v
Barcodes 01528890000003, 08806084643926, 08806084691354, 08806084691378, 08806084691415, 08806084691439, 08806084720528

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