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LG 49LB5500

LG 49LB5500
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Reviews
10 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
64
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£170 Over 5 Years
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec Full HD 49" television, with average running costs. Reviews indicate that it has outstanding picture quality, a good screen and it's easy to setup.
Full HD 49" No 56.5mm Jun 2014 A+
HD Type Display Diagonal OLED / QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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73

With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the LG 49LB5500 number 637 in 50 inch TVs.

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73
Kagoo Score
95
Reviews
74
Features
0
Value for Money
64
Age
67
Running Costs

73

73
Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 73?

owners report that it has marvellous user reviews with an average user rating of 96%.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer TVs with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £170 over 5 years are pretty average compared to the other 5,200+ TVs that we have calculated running costs for.
The 49LB5500 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has a desktop stand included
Supports timeshift
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Not 3D

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each TV by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age, value for money and running costs.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the TV is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec TVs come to market, the older TVs will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

What is This TV Best Used For?

95
Reviews

Average Review Score

4.7 stars (10 reviews)

80%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the LG 49LB5500?

Picture Quality
5
0
Sound Quality
3
0
Smart Features
1
1
Price
2
0
Ease of Use
2
0
Design
1
0
Size and Weight
1
0
Some People Thought This TV Was Reasonably Priced
  • Absolute bargain for an amazing TV!
    Hollie - Amazon.co.uk 13 Jun 2017
  • ... does not bother me as I barely watch tv. Overall great price and good value for money. Also when you setup the tv you'll have to play around a little bit ...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 16 Jan 2016
  • ... get better resolution. It does not bother me as I barely watch tv. Overall great price and good value for money. Also when you setup the tv you'll have ...
    Anonymous - Amazon.co.uk 16 Jan 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Good in Terms of Size
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    One Person Thought it Was Well Designed
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    Two People Thought This TV Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the LG 49LB5500 was easy to setup.

  • ... replacement for 50inch TV damaged in move, really light as wall hung, easy to set up, very happy with picture quality too. If you feel my review was helpful ...
    Rob - Amazon.co.uk 22 Mar 2016
  • Not a bad TV for £299, which is why I'm giving it 4 stars. Easy to set up and use, relatively good picture (for the money), and pretty good sound (in ...
    Happygrecian - Amazon.co.uk 24 Feb 2016
  • Eight People Thought it Produced a Good Quality Picture

    Several people thought that the LG 49LB5500 had outstanding picture quality and had a good screen.

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    Has Brilliant Picture Quality
    4 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... bracket also purchased from Amazon. It's a wonderful tv, very slim, excellent picture quality and my only complaint is that the maximum volume is a little ...
    Mr. - Amazon.co.uk 31 Jan 2016
  • ... My eldest son plays his Xbox through it and is amazed by the picture quality considering the price we paid! Absolutely recommended for anyone looking for ...
    Mr. - Amazon.co.uk 31 Jan 2016
  • ... which is why I'm giving it 4 stars. Easy to set up and use, relatively good picture (for the money), and pretty good sound (in a small room). However, ...
    Happygrecian - Amazon.co.uk 24 Feb 2016
  • ... damaged in move, really light as wall hung, easy to set up, very happy with picture quality too. If you feel my review was helpful please mark it as helpful ...
    Rob - Amazon.co.uk 22 Mar 2016
  • View All Reviews About Picture Quality
    Has a Good Screen
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    Some Customers Thought it Had Good Audio Quality

    Two people thought that the LG 49LB5500 had good sound quality.

  • ... set up and use, relatively good picture (for the money), and pretty good sound (in a small room). However, it is very much no frills with only 2 HDMI sockets, ...
    Happygrecian - Amazon.co.uk 24 Feb 2016
  • Sound ok for a flat screen...
    Philip - Amazon.co.uk 22 Jul 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was a Good Smart TV
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    One Person Thought the LG 49LB5500 Was Good At Displaying High Definition TV
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    How Good Are LG TVs?

    74
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Has a desktop stand included
    Supports timeshift
    Has an ambient light sensor
    Average display diagonal
    Full HD
    Average thickness
    Average high frequency rate
    Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
    Not 3D
    Does not support Wi-Fi
    Does not have an ethernet port
    Does not support internet TV

    What the Reviews Say

    Two people thought this TV was easy to use
    Eight people thought it produced a good quality picture
    Some customers thought it had good audio quality
    Average Display Diagonal
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    The LG 49LB5500's display diagonal of 49" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 41% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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    Full HD

    The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions. 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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    Does Not Feature OLED / QLED Technology

    The 49LB5500 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 97% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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    Not 3D

    The LG 49LB5500 is not 3D. 80% of TVs are also not 3D.

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    Average Thickness
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    The thickness of the LG 49LB5500 of 56.5mm is pretty standard compared to most other televisions. It is in the thickest 36% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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    Does Not Support Wi-Fi

    The 49LB5500 does not support Wi-Fi, unlike 59% of televisions which support Wi-Fi.

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    Has a Desktop Stand Included

    The 49LB5500 has a desktop stand included, which is unusual. 56% of TVs do not have a desktop stand included.

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    Average High Frequency Rate

    The high frequency rate of the LG 49LB5500 of 60Hz is pretty average compared to most other televisions. It is faster than 64% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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    Supports Timeshift

    The 49LB5500 supports timeshift, which is unusual. 81% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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    Does Not Have an Ethernet Port

    The LG 49LB5500 does not have an ethernet port. 63% of TVs do have an ethernet port.

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    Has an Ambient Light Sensor

    The LG 49LB5500 has an ambient light sensor, which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not have an ambient light sensor.

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    Does Not Support Internet TV

    Like most other TVs, the 49LB5500 does not support internet TV. 59% of TVs do not support internet TV.

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    Value for Money

    Value for Money

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought this TV was reasonably priced
    64
    Age

    LG 49LB5500 Release Date

    June 2014

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    Running Costs

    LG 49LB5500 Running Costs

    The energy efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the 49LB5500 is pretty average compared to the other 5,200+ TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 49LB5500 will cost £170 over 5 years to run.

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    Electricity cost when switched on £171
    Electricity cost when on standby £2
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    Total running cost over 5 years
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    Europen European Energy Rating
    0.79T
    Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.79 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
    21
    To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 21 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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    LG 49LB5500 Specification

    Key Features
    HD Type
    Display Diagonal
    OLED / QLED Technology
    Thickness
    Display
    3D
    High Frequency Rate
    LED Backlighting Type
    Screen Shape
    Display Resolution
    Motion Interpolation Frequency
    Motion Interpolation Technology
    Supported Video Mode
    Aspect Ratio
    Supported Graphics Resolutions
    Native Refresh Rate
    Audio
    RMS Rated Power
    Loudspeaker
    Built-in Speaker
    Audio Decoders
    Audio Decoding Technology
    Speaker
    Smart TV
    Internet TV
    Timeshift
    Smart TV
    Smart Modes
    Design
    On/off Switch
    VESA Mounting Interfaces
    Colour
    VESA Mounting
    Power
    Energy Efficiency Class
    Power Consumption (Typical)
    Power Consumption (Standby)
    AC Input Voltage
    AC Input Frequency
    Performance
    Ambient Light Sensor
    Audio Formats Supported
    Image Formats Supported
    Packaging Content
    Desktop Stand Included
    Handheld Remote Control
    Cables Included
    Manual
    Networking
    Wi-Fi
    Ethernet Port
    Weight & Dimensions
    Weight
    Weight With Stand
    Depth (With Stand)
    Height (With Stand)
    Width (With Stand)
    Height
    Width
    Ports & Interfaces
    DVI Port
    PC in (D-Sub) Port
    Headphone Outputs
    Common Interface Plus (CI+)
    RF Port
    SCART Port
    Digital Audio Optical Out
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
    USB 2.0 Port
    HDMI Version
    HDMI Port
    Audio (L,R) in
    Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    lg lb5500

    Barcodes

     08806084577368,  08806084700643

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