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LG 55LB730V

£449.00
55" Full HD Direct-LED Feb 2014
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date £107.59 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Easy to use
Good remote control
27 Reviews + 2 Awards
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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this television was good. This TV received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and it received a "Recommended" award from website Avforums.com.

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this LG television is 73% based on twelve expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, Digital Versus and PC Advisor.co.uk.

Good Owner Reviews

People who bought this TV rated this TV 89 out of 100 on average. 8 reviewers (84% of all reviewers) gave this TV either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

We checked 9,694 expert and user reviews (including 708 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its large display diagonal TVs. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Energy

OK Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this television is A+, and the 55LB730 is typical compared to the other 307 large display diagonal TVs that have been around for more than two years that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55LB730 is £108.


Features

Good Remote Control

A few people who reviewed the LG 55LB730 mentioned that it had a good remote control.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One LG 55LB730 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was a bargain for the price. Nm said in their review on Amazon “Truly amazing deal, WebOS is great”. One customer who reviewed this TV mentioned that it was good value for money. Mr. Bill Duff mentioned on Amazon “It was excellent value” in his LG 55LB730 review.


Design

Easy to Use

Two customers who reviewed the LG 55LB730 thought it was easy to use. Last year Ivans mentioned in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “Magic remote easy to use” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Marek Panic said in their review of the LG 55LB730 in October last year “Great TV, picture superb, amazing and handy passive 3D, magic controller very useful, after software update menu much faster, highly recommend”.

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that the LG 55LB730 had a good interface. Trustedreviews.com mentioned on Trusted Reviews “Which means it combines the brand's top-tier HD picture engine with the brilliant SmartPlus webOS interface” in their LG 55LB730 review. Trustedreviews.com also mentioned “Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in itself”.

One LG 55LB730 owner considered that this TV was easy to use the menus. Digitalversus.com mentioned on expert website Digital Versus “While we were impressed by the detailed settings options”.

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Nice Design

One LG 55LB730 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV was good looking. Dieter Haussmann said in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “The TV is beautiful when it is off.”.

Robust

One person thought it was well made. Whathifi.com said in their review two years ago “It's a good TV, with a solid sound, premium build” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it considered that it was good quality. Digitalversus.com said “The good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing” in their review however despite that they gave it a rating of 40 out of 100.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55LB730 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as this TV also do not have a built-in camera.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One customer mentioned that the LG 55LB730 did not have good technical guidance. Mcgrane said in their review of the LG 55LB730 on Amazon “The only problem, there was limited instructions, as my daughter had the same TV, she set it up, now running its fantastic”.


Management Features

Has an ECO Mode

The 55LB730 has an ECO mode. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also have an ECO mode.

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Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Several people who bought this TV thought it had a good 3D picture quality.

Good Picture Quality

One LG 55LB730 reviewer who reviewed it considered that it had good picture quality.

Good High Def TV

One LG 55LB730 owner concluded that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Digitalversus.com said on expert website Digital Versus “The LB730V is part of LG's premium Full HD range for 2014”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on TVs of this age and type. 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The LG 55LB730 has a 2D-3D converter. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also have a 2D-3D converter.

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Fairly Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

At 800 hertz, the 55LB730 has a fairly fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec. The slowest motion interpolation frequency of similar spec TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV is 50Hz, the fastest is 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 520Hz.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared all the other 55" TVs to this television and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UE55H6200 (£549) is also worth considering.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This LG television has been on the market since February 2014.


Audio

Good Sound Quality

One person who bought the product concluded that it had good sound quality.

Supports AptX Audio Decoding

The 55LB730 supports aptX audio decoding, as do most of the other televisions that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 55LB730 has a built-in subwoofer. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this TV also have a built-in subwoofer.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

The 55LB730 has one of the higher RMS rated powers (24 Watts) amongst televisions of this age. Across all the TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV the RMS rated powers range from 7W to 100W.

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The LG 55LB730 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other televisions which support Wi-Fi currently available including the Sony KDL-60W855 (£399.99), or the Samsung UE55H6200 (£549) which both of have better reviews.

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Supports Miracast

The 55LB730 supports Miracast. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55LB730 has an ethernet port. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV also have an ethernet port.

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Ergonomics

Does Not Support Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 55LB730 does not support smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that came out more than two years ago do support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 55LB730 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to this television also support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Performance

Supports Digital Video Recording (DVR)

The 55LB730 supports Digital Video Recording (DVR). Most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to this television also support Digital Video Recording (DVR).

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Supports 24p

The 55LB730 supports 24p, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable type and age to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55LB730 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also feature local dimming.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55LB730 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to this TV.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55LB730 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Smart TV

Supports Timeshift

The 55LB730 supports timeshift. Most of the other TVs of a comparable spec and age to this television also support timeshift.

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Supports Smart TV

The LG 55LB730 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs that came out more than two years ago.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Depth

At 55.1 millimeters, the LG 55LB730 has a pretty typical depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Product Identifiers

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

LG 55LB730 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55LB730 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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