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LG 55LA970

55" 4K 1,000Hz Feb 2014
B
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £251.80 Electricity cost over 5 years
One industry award
Has a built-in camera
3D
8 Reviews + 1 Award
dinside.no/data Recommended

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Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at websites Dinside.no/data recommend this 4K and 8K TV and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including lydogbillede.dk, ljudochbild.se, Lydogbilde.no and dinside.no/data this LG TV has an overall expert rating of 83%.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 9,694 user and expert reviews (including 2,455 verified purchases), LG has good ratings for its TVs. LG also has good ratings specifically for its 4K and 8K TVs compared to other manufacturers. 92% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

This LG television is rated B for energy efficiency. The 55LA970 has an average running cost of £252 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 320 TVs of this type and age.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This 4K and 8K TV has been on the market since February 2014.


Design

Has a Built-In Camera

The 55LA970 has a built-in camera. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to this TV also have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs with a built-in camera currently available that you might want to look at include the LG 65LA970, or the Samsung UE65F9000 which both of have better reviews.

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Display

Average High Frequency Rate

With a high frequency rate of 1,000 hertz, the 55LA970 has a relatively standard high frequency rate compared to most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this TV.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1,000Hz refresh rate TVs currently available including because of its better review score, the LG 65LA970.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth considering include the Samsung UE55JS8500 (£679.99) (1,900Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55LA970 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to this TV.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the LG 60UF770 (£1,199) (60").

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55LA970 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that have been available for around the same time as this television.

There are a number of other TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available which you might want to consider including because of their better review scores, the 65LA970, or the 65UF850 both from LG or the Samsung UE65JS9590.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The 55LA970 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a similar time to this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Miracast

The 55LA970 supports Miracast, as do most of the other televisions of this age and type.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55LA970 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to this television also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 55LA970 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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Performance

Has a Child Lock

The 55LA970 has a child lock. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a child lock.

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Supports 24p

The 55LA970 supports 24p, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55LA970 features local dimming, as do most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 55LA970 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55LA970 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55LA970 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Ergonomics

Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The LG 55LA970 supports smartphones being used as a remote, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The 55LA970 supports timeshift. Most of the other similar spec televisions that came out more than two years ago also support timeshift.

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Supports Internet TV

The LG 55LA970 supports internet TV, as do most of the other TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The LG 55LA970 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55LA970 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55LA970 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that are a similar age to this television also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Audio

Five Loudspeakers

The 55LA970 is a five loudspeaker TV. Most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this television have between 1 and 19 loudspeakers.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The LG 55LA970 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

Similar spec TVs that have been around for more than two years have RMS rated powers of between 8W and 120W. With an RMS rated power of 50 Watts, the 55LA970 has a fairly high RMS rated power compared to most of the other 4K and 8K TVs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low Subwoofer RMS Power

The 55LA970 has one of the lower subwoofer RMS powers (only 10 Watts) amongst TVs of this age. The subwoofer RMS powers of 4K and 8K TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to this TV range from 2W to 70W, and the average subwoofer RMS power is 21W.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

The average depth of TVs of this spec and age is 57mm. With a depth of only 39.8 millimeters, the LG 55LA970 has one of the thinner depths amongst similar spec televisions of this age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers directory la970w
Barcodes 00000036714254, 08806084453853, 08806084453860, 08806084453877

LG 55LA970 Review Sources

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