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LG 50LN540

LG 50LN540

50" 82.1mm Mar 2013
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LG Has Good Television Reviews

Based on 7,001 expert and owner reviews, LG has good reviews for its televisions. LG also has good reviews specifically for its large TVs compared to other brands.

1.4 HDMI Version

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

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most commonly supported supported video modes on TVs of a similar type and age to it.

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With a weight of only 14.2 kilograms, the 50LN540 is quite light compared to most of the other large TVs that are a similar age to the 50LN540. The lightest TV that has been available for a similar time to the 50LN540 is 1.8kg heavy and the heaviest is 63kg.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LG 50LN540 does not have a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 50LN540 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to the 50LN540 which support smart TV.

We compared this television to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, or the LG 55LB700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched around the same time as the 50LN540 are 3D, however the LG 50LN540 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 50LN540 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other large TVs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in camera.

It is worth considering other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the UN55ES8000, or the UE55F8000 both from Samsung which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 50LN540 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs of this spec and age also do not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at alternative televisions which also feature OLED technology including the Samsung KE55S9, or the LG 55EC930 (£1,299.00) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low RMS Rated Power

The lowest RMS rated power of televisions of a comparable spec and age to the 50LN540 is 7.5W and the highest is 100W. When compared to other large TVs that came out around the same time as the 50LN540, the 50LN540's RMS rated power of only 10 Watts is one of the lowest.

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Very Slow Motion Interpolation Frequency

The motion interpolation frequencys of similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 50LN540 range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. With a motion interpolation frequency of only 100 hertz, the 50LN540 has one of the slower motion interpolation frequencys amongst comparable spec TVs of this age.

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Only Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 50LN540 is a two HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 50LN540 have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The LG 50LN540 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Quite Thick

The depths of large TVs that have been available for more than two years range from 3.5mm to 100mm. The LG 50LN540 has one of the thicker depths (82.1 millimeters) amongst televisions of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 50LN540

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this TV is A+, and the average 5 year running cost of the 50LN540 is £116 based on typical energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 321 TVs of a comparable spec and age.

Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.


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Electricity cost when switched on £113.77
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £115.60
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.57 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 50ln540, lg 50ln540v
Barcodes 08806084171979, 08806084171986

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Samsung UE55F6800 vs LG 50LN540

Samsung UE55F6800 vs LG 50LN540
Samsung UE55F6800 LG 50LN540
£ 999.99
Newer by 19 Months
300Hz Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
£16.41 More Expensive to Run Over Five Years
16kWh Higher Annual Energy Consumption

Sony KDL-55W815 vs LG 50LN540

Sony KDL-55W815 vs LG 50LN540
Sony KDL-55W815 LG 50LN540
£ 699.00
Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
14 Months Newer
10W Higher RMS Rated Power
Two USB 2.0 Ports

Samsung UE55H8000 vs LG 50LN540

Samsung UE55H8000 vs LG 50LN540
Samsung UE55H8000 LG 50LN540
£ 1,099.00
90% Faster Motion Interpolation Frequency
One Year Newer
Three USB 2.0 Ports
Two More HDMI Ports
19% Heavier
More Expensive to Run Over Five Years by 10%