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LG 47LB730

47" Full HD Direct-LED Feb 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £78.74 Electricity cost over 5 years
Three industry awards
Excellent build quality
Unacceptable noise level
35 Reviews + 3 Awards
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Reviews

Three Industry Awards

Experts rave about this TV and have given it three awards.

Review sites Avforums.com and Prohardver.hu both thought that concluded that they would endorse this medium display diagonal TV and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The author at review websites Expert Reviews said that this LG TV would make a great purchase and gave it their "Best Buy" award.

Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on fourteen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk this medium display diagonal TV has an overall expert rating of 74%.

Good User Reviews

The average user rating of this TV is 80 out of 100 based on 34 user reviews. Over 77% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

LG Has Good TV Reviews

We checked 9,694 owner and expert reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its medium display diagonal TVs range. 97% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Energy

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this medium display diagonal TV is A+, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 47LB730 will cost £79 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of this age and type.


Design

Excellent Build Quality

Nine people reckoned that it was good quality. Website Avforums.com rated the product 80 out of 100 and said three years ago “Excellent build quality”. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert review site Digital Versus “The good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing” in their review of this TV. Stu400 said on expert website Amazon “Apart from the DSE the picture quality was good” but despite that they only gave the product a rating of 1 stars out of 5.

Easy to Use

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 had a good interface. Trustedreviews.com said on expert review site Trusted Reviews “Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in itself”. They also mentioned “Which means it combines the brand's top-tier HD picture engine with the brilliant SmartPlus webOS interface” in their review.

Two people who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to use the menus. Expert website Digitalversus.com said three years ago “While we were impressed by the detailed settings options” but in spite of that they gave the product a rating of 2 stars out of 5. Also three years ago Susan Rushworth she wrote on expert website Amazon “Not classed as faulty, cannot set picture settings to what I like”.

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Plush, Sturdy Build

Four customers who purchased it agreed that it was well made. Website Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Plush, sturdy build”. They also mentioned “Solid, spacious sound” in their review. And also said “It's a good TV, with a solid sound, premium build”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this age and spec, the LG 47LB730 does not have a built-in camera.

We compared all the other TVs which also have a built-in camera to this television and we think the UN46ES8000F, the UN46F8000BF, or the UE40H6700 all from Samsung are also worth considering.

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Smooth Motion

Three owners agreed that the product was good looking. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote three years ago “Elegant and inventive, this is Smart TV the way it should be done” in their review of this TV. Stu400 said on expert review site Amazon “The 3D was pretty awesome” in their review of this TV however despite that they gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Two customers considered that the LG 47LB730 was smooth. Three years ago website Whathifi.com gave this TV a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Smooth motion” in their review of this TV. Ms. Nikita said also three years ago “Thank you Amazon for a smooth transaction” in their review of this TV.

Two owners agreed that this TV was well designed. Three years ago website Avforums.com said in their review of this TV “Attractive design”. Ricci Minchella mentioned in their review of this TV “The set itself is a piece of design beauty with the stand looking quite the part”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three people said in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 was good value for money. Expert review site Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “The LG 47LB730V can be considered a reasonable performer for the price – made entirely more desirable by the inclusion of webOS”. Ricci Minchella wrote “It delivers in spades and it was well worth its price tag especially from amazon, I had seen the TV”.


Features

Good Remote Control

Three people concluded that the product had a good remote control. Ricci Minchella scored this TV 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “The magic remote handles very well” in their review of this TV. They also wrote “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.” in their review. Three years ago Ms. Nikita mentioned in their review of this TV “The picture quality is fantastic, sounds bloody awesome and the new Magic remote is a big improvement over their last incarnation” and scored the LG 47LB730 5 stars out of 5.


Management Features

Has an ECO Mode

The LG 47LB730 has an ECO mode, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 47LB730 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 was not quiet. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert review site Amazon 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”.

Solid, Spacious Sound

Ten customers reckoned that it had good sound quality. Trusted Reviews wrote in their review of the LG 47LB730 “Surprisingly clean sound”. Darrin Carter scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned “I have to say, I have found the LG very clear and impactful - no distortion or sounds issues here” in his review of this TV. Bavarian Oakleaf said “Great TV picture and sound” in their review of this TV.

Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The 47LB730 supports aptX audio decoding, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 47LB730 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

The 47LB730 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (24 Watts) amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Across all the comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV the RMS rated powers range from 4W to 1,000W.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium display diagonal TV was released in February 2014.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Three owners mentioned in their reviews that the LG 47LB730 had a good 3D picture quality. Waxl wrote “3D tv with awesome performance” in their review of this TV and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and age to 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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Punchy Colours

Six people mentioned in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Aamna Kamal gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this TV on expert website Amazon two years ago “Excellent TV worth the money, loud sound, amazing picture quality and apps”. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of this TV “Dont get me wrong though the picture quality is good and if thats all you need then get it” although they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100. Ricci Minchella mentioned three years ago “The picture quality is incredible especially when you remember this is a LED pushing nearly 50" where plasma has dominated for so long” in their review of this TV.

Two owners who purchased it concluded that it had good colour saturation. Three years ago website Whathifi.com said in their review of this TV “Punchy colours”.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many TVs of this age and spec.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 47LB730 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 47LB730 has one of the faster motion interpolation frequencies (800 hertz) amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age. The average motion interpolation frequency of TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television is 310Hz, and the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz.

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47 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 47 inch TV.

If this LG television display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to consider the UN48H5500 (47.6" and higher rated), or the UE48H6410 (£592.29) (48" and higher rated) both from Samsung.

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Smart TV

Smart TV Features Are Good

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the product had good apps.

Supports Timeshift

The 47LB730 supports timeshift. Most of the other similar spec televisions that have been around for more than two years also support timeshift.

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Supports Smart TV

The LG 47LB730 supports Smart TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this television also support Smart TV.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 47LB730 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV.

Other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the LG 42LM670S, or the Panasonic TX-40AS640.

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Supports Miracast

The 47LB730 supports Miracast, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 47LB730 supports Wi-Fi Direct, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this TV.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 47LB730 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also have an ethernet port.

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 47LB730 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Features Local Dimming

The 47LB730 features local dimming, unlike most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports 24p

The 47LB730 supports 24p. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV also support 24p.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 47LB730 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 47LB730 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 47LB730 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The LG 47LB730 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV also have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

With a depth of 55.1 millimeters, the 47LB730 has a pretty standard depth compared to most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to this television.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers certified 47lb730v, lg 47lb730v
Barcodes 01528890000003, 08806084643926, 08806084691354, 08806084691378, 08806084691415, 08806084691439, 08806084720528

LG 47LB730 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 47LB730 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.

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