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LG 55LW540

55" Full HD 1200:1 60Hz May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type Contrast Ratio (typical) High Frequency Rate Release Date £90.53 Electricity cost over 5 years
Low running costs
Good brand
Features USB recording

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Energy

Low Running Costs

The 55LW540 is in the cheapest 11% of all 47 large display diagonal televisions that were released in the last year that we have analysed for running costs. Based on average energy prices, we estimate the 55LW540 will cost only £91 over 5 years to run.


Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 9,080 owner and expert reviews (including 707 verified purchases) for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good reviews. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically for its large display diagonal televisions. 94% of those that bought a LG TV would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Performance

Features USB Recording

The LG 55LW540 features USB recording. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that came out in the last year also feature USB recording.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

LG released the 55LW540 in May 2016.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55LW540 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available including the LG 55EG910T (£1,085.06) which is cheaper.

Other TVs which also support Wi-Fi that you might want to look at include the Samsung UE65J6250 (£1,199.99).

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Has an Ethernet Port

The LG 55LW540 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other televisions that have been around for the last year.

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Display

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many recently released TVs. 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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Not 3D

The 55LW540 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other TVs that came out in the last year are also not 3D.

Televisions which are 3D that might be worth considering include the LG 55EG910T (£1,085.06).

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Average High Frequency Rate

The 55LW540 has a pretty typical high frequency rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions that have been on the market for around the same time as this TV.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This TV supports a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec TVs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The 55LW540 has one of the dimmer display brightnesses (only 300 candellas per square meter) amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age. The display brightnesses of large display diagonal televisions that were released in the last year range from 250 cd/m² to 450 cd/m².

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Fairly Slow Response Time

The fastest response time of new large display diagonal televisions is 0.002ms and the slowest is 16ms. With a response time of 9 milliseconds, the LG 55LW540 has one of the slower response times amongst similar spec TVs of this age.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

If this LG TV display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Samsung UE65J6250 (£1,199.99) (65").

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The 55LW540 supports internet TV. Most of the other large display diagonal televisions that were launched in the last 12 months also support internet TV.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 55LW540 does not support Smart TV, unlike most of the other new large display diagonal televisions which support Smart TV.

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Certificates

Has a RoHS Compliant

The 55LW540 has a RoHS compliant. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released in the last year also have a RoHS compliant.

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Has an Energy Star Certified

The LG 55LW540 has an Energy Star certified. Most of the other televisions that were released in the last year also have an Energy Star certified.

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Does Not Have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55LW540 does not have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. Most of the other new large display diagonal televisions do have a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Audio

Has an Equalizer

The 55LW540 has an equalizer. Most of the other comparable spec TVs that came out in the last 12 months also have an equalizer.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

The average RMS rated power of TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television is 21W. With an RMS rated power of only 10 Watts, the 55LW540 has one of the lower RMS rated powers amongst large display diagonal televisions of this age.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

Televisions that have been available for around the same time as this TV have depths of between 34mm and 100mm. With a depth of only 63 millimeters, the LG 55LW540 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other new televisions.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 55lw540s, lg 55lw540s
Barcodes 00719192200241, 00719192200364, 08806087756401

LG 55LW540 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55LW540 review we compared this TV to 4,701 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 1,018,001 product attributes, 85,134 TV reviews and 3,292,400 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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