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LG 47LD950

47" 200Hz Mar 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
All LG TVs come with built-in Digital Freeview making sure you're ready for the digital switch-over. With LG TVs you'll have access to over 40 Freeview TV and radio channels, 8 day on-screen guide... More
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Expert Reviews Are Average

On average, based on ten expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, PC Welt.de and Chip.de this LG TV has an overall expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 15 owner reviews this mid-size TV has an overall owner rating of 84%.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few people concluded that this TV had a good 3D picture quality. Argo said on Amazon “Excellent 2D with probably the best 3D available today!”. Cabot001 said on Amazon “The LG 47LD950 - an excellent first passive 3D TV from LG”. Cabot001 also wrote “The Sky 3D Channel programmes look amazing and there is virtually no ghosting visible when viewing 3D, unlike the LCD/LED active shutter-glasses 3D TVs”.

Easy to Use

One person reckoned that it had a good experience. One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup.

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Steve Dooley wrote in his review of this TV on Amazon “Whistles turned off) + 3D content very comfortable to watch”. One customer said in their reviews that this TV was easy to use the menus.

One LG 47LD950 reviewer said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Torryloon scored it 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Passive 3D seems much more practical to me than Active” in their review of this TV.

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Good Product Quality

Some LG 47LD950 owners agreed that it was good quality. Argo said “The appearance of the set itself is very attractive and oozes quality (looks better in the home than at the shop for some reason)” in their LG 47LD950 review.

Good Picture Quality

Two LG 47LD950 owners who purchased the LG 47LD950 agreed that it had a good contrast ratio. Torryloon gave the product a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “Seems to have captured the dull, drab, flat look of plasma without the dark blacks” in their LG 47LD950 review. Torryloon also wrote “Contrast - 6/10 Not very dark blacks”.

One LG 47LD950 reviewer who bought the LG 47LD950 reckoned that it had good picture quality.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all LG televisions and also specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings compared to other brands.

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Nice Design

One LG 47LD950 reviewer who bought this TV thought it was good looking. Six years ago Argo wrote on Amazon “Oozes quality (looks better in the home than at the shop for some reason) and makes a beautiful match with Glass Stand For LCD & Plasma TV up to 42" - Black” in their LG 47LD950 review.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was well designed. Torryloon mentioned “User friendliness - 9/10 Menus are excellent, remote well designed and responds quickly”.

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Nice Stand

A few LG 47LD950 reviewers who bought it thought it had a good stand. Argo wrote “An illuminated remote and like some other models the stand has a useful swivel feature”.

Good Size

A few LG 47LD950 owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Torryloon mentioned in their review of the LG 47LD950 on Amazon five years ago “Cheap as chips, lightweight, manufacturer independent glasses or expensive, heavy, manufacturer spe” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Technical Features

One LG 47LD950 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV had good features. Argo said in their review of the LG 47LD950 on Amazon “Most of those can added by the purchase of a Blu-ray 3D player which you'll need to buy anyway (check out the latest 2011 models for the best features”.

Good Remote Control

One person who bought this TV thought it had a good remote control.

Good Connectivity

One LG 47LD950 owner said in their reviews that this TV was easy to sync. Cabot001 wrote in their LG 47LD950 review on Amazon “Also, there are no reported problems with the TV correctly synchronizing the stereoscopic frames for 720p/60Hz 3D mode” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Robust

One LG 47LD950 owner who bought this TV concluded that it was well made. Five years ago Torryloon said in their review of the LG 47LD950 “The Sony has a built in sub woofer.3D - 8/10 SKY 3D is only available if you take SKY Sports” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

Several LG 47LD950 reviewers who bought it agreed that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Cabot001 mentioned in their LG 47LD950 review “After tweaking the display settings to our taste (changing contrast, brightness, black levels, etc.) we get an excellent picture on HD and SD programmes” . Steve Dooley mentioned six years ago “I've now moved on to a Sony Bravia KDL46EX503U 46-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 100Hz LCD Internet TV with Freeview HD which has a pretty much perfect picture”.

Reasonably Priced

One person who reviewed the LG 47LD950 wrote that it was good value for money. C. D. Kirk rated this TV as excellent and wrote on Amazon “By checking on internet you can now get at a very reasonable price - mine was through amazon” in their review.

Fairly Fast High Frequency Rate

The 47LD950 has a quite fast high frequency rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that were launched around the same time as the 47LD950. The high frequency rates of televisions that were released more than two years ago range from 50Hz to 1,600Hz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 200Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including the LG 42LE8500 which has better reviews.

If this mid-size TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Philips 42PFL6007G/78 (240Hz), the Toshiba 46WX800 (240Hz), or the Samsung UN50F6300 (240Hz) which also has a higher rating.

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Four HDMI Ports Quantitys

four HDMI ports quantitys

The 47LD950 is a four HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as the 47LD950 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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9 Reasons Against

Inferior Standard Def TV

One LG 47LD950 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV.

Poor Smart TV Features

One customer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it was not good for watching Freeview TV. Torryloon said in their review of this TV on Amazon “Versatility - 9/10 There is no HD Freeview or Freesat tuner.”.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 47LD950 does not have a wi-Fi, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 47LD950 also do not have a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also have a wi-Fi including the TX-L32E30, or the TX-42ASW654 both from Panasonic or the Samsung UE40H6470.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

Like most of the other televisions of this type and age, the LG 47LD950 does not support smart TV.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also support smart TV including the UE40H6590, or the UE40H6470 both from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of this age and type do not have a built-in camera. The 47LD950 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UE46ES8000S, the UN46ES8000, or the UE40F7000 all from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has One Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the 47LD950 is more than most mid-size TVs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently found smart modes is Game, but this smart modes is not found on this LG TV. The smart modess Energy saving are also found on this TV.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 47LD950 is 4W, the highest is 80W, and the average RMS rated power is 18W. At only 10 Watts, the 47LD950 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 47LD950.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The 47LD950 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Heavy

The lightest mid-size TV that came out more than two years ago is 1.4kg heavy, the heaviest is 36kg, and the average weight is 10kg. At 20.8 kilograms, the 47LD950 is very heavy compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 47LD950

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many mid-size TVs that have been available for more than two years. 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 Six Years Ago

LG released the 47LD950 over six years ago.

Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Supported Graphics Resolutions
HD-Ready
Audio
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDCP
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Performance
Audio Formats Supported
Card Reader Integrated
Video Formats Supported
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Management Features
Smart Modes
Picture-in-Picture
Design
Colour of Product
Ergonomics
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interfaces
VESA Mounting
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Depth
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Manual
Other Features
Picture Compression Format
Speakers
Backlight
User Guide On CD-ROM

Expert Reviews

(14)
1 June 2012

The LG 47LD950 doesn't quite rise up to what was expected of it before its launch. So it's not really such a good thing to own it if you are a picky consumer...

26 December 2010

I have been lucky enough to review five different 3D displays this year and even though some were plasma and some were LCD models they all shared one factor in common - they used active shutter... Read more…

An entry-level 3D TV, giving you a big screen for a reasonable (by 3D TV standards) price tag. Just don?t expect much else in the way of bells and whistles.Best offers for the LG 47 LD950...

14 September 2010

This is the first ?passive' 3D TV we've seen ? and given LG's announcement at CES that it will switch increasingly to passive 3D technology, it could be the first of many from the company. With... Read more…

10 September 2010

Sorry, but if you're already feeling at all confused by this new-fangled 3D-on-your-telly business, then we're about to make things even worse. For what we've got in LG's 47LD950 is a TV that... Read more…

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User Reviews

(10)
Reviewed 25 November 2010 by Cabot001

We bought this TV about two months ago and we are very pleased with it. After tweaking the display settings to our taste (changing contrast, brightness, black levels, etc.) we get an excellent... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2011 by Argo

Having recently acquired one of these sets I can pretty much agree with every comment made by the first reviewer. Moving from a shutter based system to a passive system then the superiority of the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 February 2011 by Steve Dooley

I've had two of these sets from Amazon, and both demonstrated the same strengths and weaknesses: Strengths: + Easy to set up - plenty of options to configure everything, including a picture wizard... Read more…

Reviewed 11 June 2011 by C. D. Kirk

Excellent tv - have a number of LG Products including currently 2 washing machines - would recommend LG to anyone - tv has brilliant picture quality and by checking on internet you can now get at... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2012 by Torryloon
(Verified Purchase)

Ratings for LG 47LD950 TV set in descending order of importance:

Usability - 2/10 This TV has a shiny screen like a plasma. In bad lighting conditions it is no better than a plasma. Be... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 47ld950, 47ld950c, lg electronics 47ld950
Barcodes 00719192901926, 08808992827375, 08808992897958, 08808992897965

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