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LG 55LB730

LG 55LB730V

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55" Direct-LED Feb 2014
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date
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25 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites thought that this LG television was good. This large TV received an Expert Reviews "Best Buy" award and the writer at Avforums.com gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

User Reviews Are Good

This large TV has an average user rating of 89 out of 100 based on 24 user reviews.

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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Good Remote Control

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

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Large TVs built by LG have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all TVs (not just large TVs) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Good 3D Picture Quality

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

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.

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.

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”.

Good Sound Quality

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

Supports Smart TV

The 55LB730 supports smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to the 55LB730.

It may also be worth considering one of the other TVs which support smart TV currently available including the LG 50LF561[plb_2955144_price] which is cheaper; or the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Wi-Fi

has a wi-Fi

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the 55LB730 has a wi-Fi.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative televisions with a wi-Fi currently available including the Samsung UE55H6200[plb_2233928_price] which has better reviews; or the LG 50LB561[plb_2295119_price] which is cheaper.

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LED Display Technology

The display technology of this TV is LED, which is typical of many large TVs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

three USB 2.0 ports quantitys

The 55LB730 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity TV. Most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 55LB730 have between one and three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite High RMS Rated Power

TVs of this age and type have RMS rated powers of between 7.5W and 100W. With an RMS rated power of 24 Watts, the 55LB730 has one of the higher RMS rated powers amongst large TVs of this age.

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Quite Fast Motion Interpolation Frequency

Across all the TVs of this type and age the motion interpolation frequencys range from 50Hz to 1,800Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 460Hz. At 800 hertz, the 55LB730 has a quite fast motion interpolation frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55LB730.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 576p|720i|720p|1080i|1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many large TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Supports Three Video Formats Supporteds

The LG 55LB730 has a greater number of video formats than most televisions of this spec and age. The most frequently supported video formats supported is AVI, but this video formats supported is not supported by this LG TV. The video formats supporteds DIVX HD, H.264 and H.265 are also supported by this LG television.

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Supports Six Audio Formats Supporteds

The 55LB730 has a greater number of audio formats than most televisions of this age and type. This television supports an MP3 audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to the 55LB730. The audio formats supporteds "AAC", "AC3", "EAC3", "HAAC" and "PCM" are also supported by this TV.

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Has Five Smart Modess

The number of smart modes found on the LG 55LB730 is more than most TVs of a comparable age and spec to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most commonly found smart modes found on TVs of this type and age. The smart modess "Cinema", "Sports", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this LG television.

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5 Reasons Against

Poor Support

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”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 55LB730 does not have a built-in camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs of this age and spec also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats Supporteds

The number of image formats supported by the 55LB730 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This LG television supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55LB730. The image formats supporteds "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LB730 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other TVs that have been available for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

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Only Three HDMI Ports Quantitys

The LG 55LB730 is a three HDMI ports quantity television. Most of the other TVs of this age and type have between one and four HDMI ports quantitys.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LB730

Average Running Costs

The energy efficiency rating of this television is A+. The 55LB730 is typical compared to the other 321 televisions of a similar type and age that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55LB730 is £108.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on large TVs that were released more than two years ago. 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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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this large TV was released.

Average Depth

The LG 55LB730 has a fairly typical depth (55.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the 55LB730.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
LED Backlighting Type
Screen Shape
Motion Interpolation Frequency
Noise Reduction
Motion Interpolation Technology
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Supported 3D Technologies
2D-3D Converter
Display Technology
Screen Format Adjustments
Display Diagonal (metric)
Supported Graphics Resolutions
TV Tuner
Digital Signal Format System
Tuner Type
Smart TV
Smart TV
Timeshift
Lifestyle Apps
Operating System Installed
Audio
Built-In Subwoofer
RMS Rated Power
Number of Loudspeakers
Sound Modes
Audio Decoders
AptX Audio Decoding
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Common Interface Plus (CI+)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
SCART Ports Quantity
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL)
MHL Version
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Miracast
Browsing
Management Features
Smart Modes
ECO Mode
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Teletext Function
24p Support
Digital Video Recorder (DVR)
Local Dimming
Teletext
Design
Built-In Camera
Colour of Product
Peak Luminance Ratio
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interfaces
Smartphone Remote Support
VESA Mounting
Power
Power Consumption (typical)
Power Consumption (standby)
Energy Efficiency Class
Annual Energy Consumption
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width
Packaging Content
3D Glasses Included
Handheld Remote Control
3D Glasses Quantity

2 Awards

avforums.com Recommended Expert Reviews Best Buy

Expert Reviews

(14)
9 February 2015

The LG 47LB730V, at around £700, isn't the most affordable 47in TV on the market, so it has a point to prove. It sets about this task with gusto thanks to a seriously pretty design that mixes an... Read more…

5 October 2014

Expert Reviews

For this review we tested the 47in model in the LB730V range, but it's also available in 42in (42LB730V), 55in (55LB730V), 60in (60LB730V) and 65in (65LB730V) screen sizes. All models have... Read more…

18 August 2014

While we were impressed by the detailed settings options, the good 3D picture quality and the top-notch image processing, the LB730V's contrast ratio was much too low. The Full LED backlighting...

29 July 2014

There are times when the 47LB730's pictures look great, and its sound is no slouch either. Plus it boasts a smart TV interface so slick and fun that it's almost reason enough to buy the TV in...

17 July 2014

At first glance LG's 47-inch LB730V might look much like any other well-specified full-HD flatscreen TV . However it holds more significance than that, being one of the first TVs to utilise the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 6 July 2015 by Ivans
(Verified Purchase)

Exellent 2014 year model . Magic remote easy to use. Happy.

Reviewed 14 April 2015 by Mr. Bill Duff "Spikey"
(Verified Purchase)

Great TV, does show some faint black shadows vertically in some scenes. I assume this is because it is a slightly cheaper screen. That said, it was excellent value.

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by R. Cartledge "jaadoo" | 2 Comments

The TV is beautiful when it is off, but turn it on and notice the terribly uneven backlighting which has dark corners, banding and blotchiness all over the screen like a cloudy sky effect. The... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2015 by Dieter Haussmann "oof Oof" | 3 Comments

The TV is beautiful when it is off, but turn it on and notice the terribly uneven backlighting which has dark corners, banding and blotchiness all over the screen like a cloudy sky effect. The... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Truly amazing deal, WebOS is great and will from now only buy LG TV's with WebOS as the Miracast also works perfectly with Windows and Windows Phone however it does run at lower resolution... Read more…

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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £105.76
Electricity cost when on standby £1.83
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Total running cost over 5 years £107.59
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Energy Rating
0.53T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.53 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 14 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55lb730, lg 55lb730v, lgtv 55lb730, lgtv 55lb730v
Barcodes 08806084643292, 08806084695062, 08806084695079, 08806084695109, 08806084695123, 08806084720504

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