LG 55LB731


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LG 55LB731

LG 55LB731
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A fully featured and very economical to run 55" Full HD TV
55" Full HD No 55.1mm Apr 2014 A+
Display Diagonal HD Type OLED/QLED Technology Thickness Release Date Energy Efficiency
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LG 55LB731 Review

With excellent features and low running costs, we have scored the LG 55LB731 as follows:
3 Years Old
Running Costs
£86 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Hisense televisions have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better televisions are available. View the latest TVs 2018.
This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A+, and its running costs of £86 over 5 years are typical compared to the other 4,318 TVs that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
It has some great features:
Larger than average display diagonal
Supports Wi-Fi
Higher than average RMS rated power
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What is This TV Best Used For?

Watching Films
Watching Sport
Playing Games
Very Good

LG 55LB731 Video Reviews

LG 55LB731 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

LG Has Very Good Television Reviews

We checked 27,825 expert and user reviews (including 11,120 verified purchases) for LG televisions and found that on average LG has very good ratings. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

This television has an energy efficiency classification of A+. The 55LB731 is typical compared to the other 4,318 TVs that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 55LB731 will cost £86 over 5 years to run.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released in April 2014.


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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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the televisions the display diagonals range from 13" to 110", and the average display diagonal is 46". The display diagonal of the 55LB731 of 55" is larger than 70% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Feature OLED/QLED Technology

The 55LB731 does not feature OLED/QLED technology. 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED/QLED technology.

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The 55LB731 is 3D. 75% of TVs are not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The thickness of the 55LB731 of 55.1mm is relatively average compared to most other televisions. It is thicker than 61% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi


The LG 55LB731 supports Wi-Fi, as do 61% of televisions.

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Higher Than Average RMS Rated Power

The 55LB731's RMS rated power of 24W is higher than average when compared to most other TVs. It is in the highest 14% of all TVs when sorted by this feature. The average RMS rated power of all televisions is 21W, with the lowest being 2W and the highest being 200W.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The 55LB731 supports Wi-Fi Direct, unlike 73% of televisions which do not support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Faster Than Average Motion Interpolation Frequency

The 55LB731's motion interpolation frequency of 800Hz is in the fastest 23% of all televisions when ranked by this feature. The motion interpolation frequencies of TVs range from 50Hz to 3,000Hz, and the average motion interpolation frequency is 450Hz.

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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55LB731 has a 2D-3D converter, unlike 87% of televisions which do not have a 2D-3D converter.

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Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The 55LB731 has a built-in subwoofer, unlike 90% of televisions which do not have a built-in subwoofer.

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Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The LG 55LB731 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi). 92% of televisions do not support Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi).

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Supports Netflix

The number of video apps supported by the 55LB731 is more than most TVs. This TV supports Netflix, which is the most frequently supported video app supported by televisions.

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55LB731 supports Wi-Fi. 92% of televisions do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Miracast

The 55LB731 supports Miracast. 86% of televisions do not support Miracast.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55LB731 features local dimming. 76% of televisions do not feature local dimming.

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Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55LB731 has a pair of 3D glasses included. 86% of TVs do not have a pair of 3D glasses included.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

lg 55lb731v


05054230991657, 08806084710031, 08806084710062, 08806084710086

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