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Overall Score

LG 55LB730

avforums.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy
An award winning 55" Full HD TV with a best buy award from one expert review website
55" Full HD Yes No Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date

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LG 55LB730 Review

With excellent reviews but low running costs,
81
36 Reviews + 2 Awards
60
Good Features
48
3 Years Old
61
£108 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
58
Average

Why Has it Scored 58?

It has not bad expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 79%, based on 36 reviews. This TV has received two awards including a "Best Buy" from Expert Reviews and a "Recommended" from Avforums.com. Samsung televisions also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer televisions with better features are available. However this LG TV has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest TVs 2017.
The 55LB730 has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £108 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
3D
Supports Wi-Fi
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology
59
Average
41
Mediocre
71
Very Good

How Big is the LG 55LB730?

The LG 55LB730 is 1,231mm wide and 718mm tall. It is 55.1mm thick and weighs 18.5kg.

LG 55LB730 front dimensions

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LG 55LB730 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The editors of two expert review sites liked this TV. This television received a "Best Buy" award from website Expert Reviews who decided it was would make a great purchase and review site Avforums.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on 12 expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk this LG TV has an average expert rating of 73 out of 100.

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Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, people who bought this TV rated it as 89%. Over 84% of reviewers gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

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Very Good Brand

We checked 16,194 owner and expert reviews (including 6,891 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has very good reviews compared to other brands. 93% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Average Display Diagonal

The 55LB730's display diagonal of 55" is relatively typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 74% of all TVs when ordered by this feature.

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Only 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.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LB730 does not feature OLED technology. 98% of TVs also do not feature OLED technology.

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3D

The 55LB730 is 3D, unlike 74% of TVs which are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The LG 55LB730's thickness of 55.1mm is fairly typical compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 40% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The LG 55LB730 supports Wi-Fi, as do 59% of TVs.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The 55LB730's RMS rated power of 24W is in the highest 15% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all TVs is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 120W.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 55LB730 has a built-in subwoofer. 90% of televisions do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The LG 55LB730 supports aptX audio decoding, unlike 99% of televisions which do not support aptX audio decoding.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55LB730 has a pair of 3D glasses included, which is unusual. 85% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The LG 55LB730 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR), which is unusual. 94% of TVs do not support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports Timeshift

The 55LB730 supports timeshift. 82% of televisions do not support timeshift.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55LB730 has a 2D-3D converter, which is unusual. 86% of TVs do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 55LB730 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 92% of televisions do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

The average motion interpolation frequency of all televisions is 440Hz, with the slowest being 50Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz. The 55LB730's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 21% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports a Netflix Video App

The LG 55LB730 has a greater number of video apps than most TVs. This television supports a Netflix video app, which is the most commonly supported video app supported by TVs.

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Supports 24p

The LG 55LB730 supports 24p, which is unusual. 84% of TVs do not support 24p.

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Has an ECO Mode

The 55LB730 has an ECO mode, which is unusual. 93% of TVs do not have an ECO mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most other TVs, the 55LB730 does not have a built-in camera. 98% of TVs do not have a built-in camera.

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Features Local Dimming

The LG 55LB730 features local dimming, unlike 76% of TVs which do not feature local dimming.

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Supports Miracast

The 55LB730 supports Miracast, which is unusual. 87% of TVs do not support Miracast.

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Does Not Support Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 55LB730 does not support smartphones being used as a remote. 87% of TVs also do not support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG TV was released in February 2014.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This TV is rated A+ for energy efficiency, and the 55LB730 has an average running cost of £108 over 5 years based on alright energy prices and usage levels, which is typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55lb730v
Barcodes 08806084643292, 08806084695062, 08806084695079, 08806084695109, 08806084695123, 08806084720504

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Frequently Asked Questions About the LG 55LB730

45% cheaper to run
2x smaller display diagonal
A lot higher RMS rated power
28% cheaper to run
0.6mm thinner
60% slower motion interpolation frequency

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