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74

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LG 49LB5500

(25 reviews)
LG 49LB5500
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Our Verdict:
A classic and good spec Full HD 49" TV, with ok running costs
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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LG 49LB5500 Review

With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the LG 49LB5500 number 236 in 50 inch TVs.
93
Reviews
24 Reviews
74
Features
Good Features
66
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has great user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 24 reviews. Looking across the entire Samsung TV range, the average reviews for all Samsung televisions are also excellent.
This TV is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2018.
This LG TV has an energy efficiency rating of A+, and its running costs of £160 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 6,410 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
Customers report it is easy to use, it is reasonably priced and excellent sound quality.
The 49LB5500 has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Has an ambient light sensor
Does not feature OLED / QLED technology
Not 3D

What is This TV Best Used For?

68
Watching Films
Good
68
Watching Sport
Good
69
Playing Games
Good
93
Reviews
24 Reviews
68
Features for Films
Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Films
Very Good
OLED / QLED Technology
No
48
HD Type
Full HD
69
Display Diagonal
49"
68
Features for Films
Good
93
Reviews
24 Reviews
68
Features for Sport
Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Sport
Very Good
69
Display Diagonal
49"
59
Display Resolution
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
39
Motion Interpolation...
120Hz
68
Features for Sport
Good
93
Reviews
24 Reviews
69
Features for Gaming
Good
66
Age
4 Years Old
67
Running Costs
£160 Over 5 Years
71
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
76
Overall Score for Gaming
Very Good
39
Motion Interpolation...
120Hz
32
High Frequency Rate
60Hz
69
Display Diagonal
49"
69
Features for Gaming
Good

LG 49LB5500 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Good user reviews

The average user rating of this TV is 86 out of 100 based on 24 user reviews. 15 reviewers (79% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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LG televisions have very good reviews

Based on 31,264 user and expert reviews (including 14,332 verified purchases), LG has very good reviews for its TVs. 95% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers report that it is easy to use

Two people who purchased this TV considered that it was easy to setup.

  • Flawless picture, easy to set up and navigate…
    A.V.W - December 2015
  • Easy to set up and use, relatively good picture (for the money…
    Happygrecian - February 2016

Customers report that it is reasonably priced

Five customers reckoned that it was good value for money.

Users report good audio quality

Two customers who bought this TV agreed that it had good sound quality.

  • Sound ok for a flat screen…
    Philip W. - July 2016
  • Pretty good sound (in a small room…
    Happygrecian - February 2016
  • Sound not great may have to buy sound bar…
    Alan s. - December 2015

Features

Larger than average display diagonal

The display diagonal of the 49LB5500 of 49" is larger than average when compared to most other TVs. It is larger than 69% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all televisions is 43", with the smallest being 7" and the largest being 110".

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Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs. 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 LG 49LB5500 does not feature OLED / QLED technology. 99% of TVs also do not feature OLED / QLED technology.

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Not 3D

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

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Average thickness

The thickness of the LG 49LB5500 of 56.5mm is relatively standard compared to most other TVs. It is thicker than 50% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does not support Wi-Fi

The LG 49LB5500 does not support Wi-Fi, although this is within the context that 53% of TVs also do not support Wi-Fi.

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Does not support internet TV

The 49LB5500 does not support internet TV. 66% of TVs also do not support internet TV.

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Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels display resolution

This television supports a display resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported resolution on TVs.

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Very slow high frequency rate

The slowest high frequency rate of TVs is 50Hz, the fastest is 3,000Hz, and the average high frequency rate is 180Hz. The 49LB5500's high frequency rate of only 60Hz is slower than 80% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Has an ambient light sensor

The LG 49LB5500 has an ambient light sensor, unlike 91% of TVs which do not have an ambient light sensor.

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Supports timeshift

The 49LB5500 supports timeshift, unlike 81% of TVs which do not support timeshift.

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Age

Released over four years ago

This television has been on the market since June 2014.

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Running Costs

OK running costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+. The average 5 year running cost of the 49LB5500 is £160 based on average usage levels and energy prices, which is typical compared to the other 6,410 televisions.

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OLED / QLED Technology

does not feature OLED / QLED technology

HD Type

Full HD

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Typical Contrast Ratio

typical contrast ratio

Local Dimming

local dimming

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI)

Video Apps

video app

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

Display Resolution

only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels display resolution

Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency

Display Brightness

display brightness

Display Diagonal

larger than average display diagonal

High Frequency Rate

very slow high frequency rate

Motion Interpolation Frequency

motion interpolation frequency

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg 49lb5500

Barcodes:

08806084577368, 08806084700643

Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 49LB5500

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