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LG 50LN540

50" Full HD 82.1mm Mar 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type Depth Release Date £115.60 Electricity cost over 5 years
LG TVs have good reviews
Full HD
Does not support Wi-Fi

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Reviews

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

We checked 9,694 expert and user reviews (including 939 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other brands. 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.


Energy

Average Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and based on typical energy prices and usage levels we estimate that the 50LN540 will cost £116 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 661 TVs of a comparable type and age.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was March 2013 when LG released the 50LN540.


Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of this type and age. 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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Not 3D

Like most of the other televisions that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television, the LG 50LN540 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a television that is 3D then you might want to consider the LG 42LW579, or the Samsung UE48H6700.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencies range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 310Hz. At only 100 hertz, the 50LN540 has a quite slow motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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50 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 50 inch TV.

There are a number of other 50" TVs currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony KDL-50W656 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a TV with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the LG 55LY750 (54.64").

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The LG 50LN540 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV do support Wi-Fi.

Alternative TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the LG 42LW579, or the Panasonic TX-47AS650.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The 50LN540 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this age and type do support Wi-Fi.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 50LN540 has an ethernet port. Most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this television also have an ethernet port.

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Packaging Content

Does Not Have a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The LG 50LN540 does not have a pair of 3D glasses included, unlike most of the other TVs of a comparable age and spec to this TV which have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Performance

Supports 24p

The 50LN540 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television.

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Has a Game Mode

The 50LN540 has a game mode, as do most of the other TVs that have been available for a similar time to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 50LN540 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Management Features

Supports Picture-in-Picture

The LG 50LN540 supports Picture-in-Picture. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support Picture-in-Picture.

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Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 50LN540 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this TV.

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Audio

Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of medium display diagonal TVs that were released around the same time as this TV is 4W, the highest is 1,000W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the 50LN540 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst medium display diagonal TVs of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thick

At 82.1 millimeters, the 50LN540 has a fairly thick depth compared to most of the other medium display diagonal TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV. The average depth of similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV is 59mm.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 50ln540v
Barcodes 08806084171979, 08806084171986

LG 50LN540 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 50LN540 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 1,041,547 product attributes, 85,382 TV reviews and 3,802,500 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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