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LG 50LB561
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LG 50LB561V

£359.00 £190.99 cheaper than 60 days ago
50" Flat Mar 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type Screen Shape Wi-Fi Release Date
The pixels on the LED display are spaced evenly apart and are measured from centre to centre for absolute pixel resolution. So whatever you are watching whether it's your favourite movie or TV... More
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11 Reasons For

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.


One customer who reviewed it considered that it was well made. Carlos (xbl: Carlos Briggos) mentioned in his review on Amazon “Built in Free view - no complaints here does exactly what it says on the box”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One person thought it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Good Connectivity

One LG 50LB561 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the LG 50LB561 was good in terms of USB connections. Carlos (xbl: Carlos Briggos) said in his LG 50LB561 review on Amazon two years ago “Al the others are covered though Scart, USB, Component, Digital audio”.

Easy to Use

One LG 50LB561 reviewer who reviewed this TV considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

The 50LB561 has a wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to the 50LB561 also have a wi-Fi.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of this type and age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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Supports Two Video Formats Supporteds

The LG 50LB561 has a greater number of video formats than most large TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this TV. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD and H.264 are also supported by this television.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the 50LB561 is more than most TVs of a similar age and type to it. This television has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on comparable spec TVs that were released more than two years ago. The smart modess "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this TV.

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The lightest large TV that is a similar age to the 50LB561 is 2.3kg heavy, the heaviest is 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. With a weight of only 13.8 kilograms, the 50LB561 is one of the lighter televisions of this age and type amongst large TVs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor 3D Picture Quality

One customer who bought the product thought it did not have a good 3D picture quality. Carlos (xbl: Carlos Briggos) wrote on Amazon “Great No nonsense TV!I was not interested in home 3D (not even that fussed at the cinema)” however despite that he rated this TV 5 stars.

Does Not Support Smart TV

Most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 50LB561 support smart TV, however the 50LB561 does not support smart TV.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also support smart TV that you might want to look at including the LG 50LF561[plb_2955144_price].

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Not 3D

The 50LB561 is not 3D, unlike most of the other televisions that are a similar age to the 50LB561.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other large TVs that were released around the same time as the 50LB561, the 50LB561 does not have a built-in camera.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs that are a comparable age to the 50LB561 do not feature OLED technology. The 50LB561 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

Most televisions of this spec and age have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys, including the 50LB561 which has two HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The 50LB561 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity TV.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 50LB561

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this large TV is A+, and the 50LB561 is typical compared to the other 320 large TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 50LB561 is £111.

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 that were launched around the same time as 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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Released Over Two Years Ago

This television was released over two years ago.

Average Depth

At 55.8 millimeters, the 50LB561 has a pretty average depth compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for more than two years.

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User Reviews

Reviewed 23 December 2015 by Kathleen glynn
(Verified Purchase)


Reviewed 5 January 2015 by Carlos (Xbl: Carlos Briggos) "XBL:Carlos Briggos"

Great No nonsense TV!

I was not interested in home 3D (not even that fussed at the cinema) and have no need for smart features as my Xbox and Apple TV box cover those bases. So I saw... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £108.96
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £110.79
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.55 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 15 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 50lb561, lg 50lb561v
Barcodes 05054138008501, 08806084675088, 08806084675101, 08806084675132, 08806084675156

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