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LG 55LW540

£1,469.44
£1,379.32 £90.12 cheaper than 75 days ago
A relatively new 55" Full HD TV with passable features and low running costs
55" Full HD No No May 2016
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D OLED Technology Release Date
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LG 55LW540 Review

Released 1 year ago and with low running costs, we have ranked the LG 55LW540 number 170 in 55 inch TVs and number 954 across all TVs.
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Poor
49
Average Features
77
14 Months Old
70
£91 Over 5 Years
Overall Score
51
Average

Why Has it Scored 52?

Samsung televisions have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this television is slightly out of date, and newer TVs with more up to date technology are available. View the latest televisions 2017.
It has running costs of £91 over 5 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 4,025 televisions that we have compared it to. View all energy saving TVs.
This TV has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports Wi-Fi
Energy Star certified
Only Full HD
Does not feature OLED technology

What is This TV Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant TVs, we have concluded that it is mediocre for watching sport, ranking number 704 in TVs for sport. It is also mediocre for playing games, ranking number 440 in TVs for gaming as well being mediocre for watching films, ranking number 752 in TVs for films.
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Mediocre
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Mediocre
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Mediocre

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks.
There is a 85% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.
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LG 55LW540 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Very Good Brand

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


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has mediocre features and at £1,379.32 it is more expensive than 79% of TVs.

Price Has Gone Down by £90 (6%)

The price has dropped from £1,469.44 to £1,379.32 in the last 75 days. Sign up to price alerts to be notified when the price changes.

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Cheaper Price Found in the United States

We found a cheaper price for the LG 55LW540 of $794.94 (£1,034.85) in the United States. That's a saving of £344.47.

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Features

Average Display Diagonal

The LG 55LW540's display diagonal of 55" is pretty average compared to most other TVs. It is in the largest 70% of all TVs when ranked by this feature.

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Only Full HD

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LW540 does not feature OLED technology, although it is worth noting that 98% of televisions also do not feature OLED technology.

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Not 3D

The 55LW540 is not 3D. 74% of TVs are also not 3D.

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Average Thickness

The LG 55LW540's thickness of 63mm is fairly average compared to most other TVs. It is in the thickest 57% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi

The 55LW540 supports Wi-Fi. 59% of TVs also support Wi-Fi.

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Energy Star Certified

The LG 55LW540 is Energy Star certified, which is unusual. 84% of TVs are not Energy Star certified.

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Has an Equalizer

The 55LW540 has an equalizer. 94% of TVs do not have an equalizer.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

TVs have RMS rated powers of between 2W and 120W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W. The LG 55LW540's RMS rated power of only 10W is fairly low compared to most other televisions. It is in the lowest 12% of all TVs when sorted by this feature.

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RoHS Compliant

The 55LW540 is RoHS compliant, unlike 96% of TVs which are not RoHS compliant.

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Not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55LW540 is not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified. 61% of TVs are also not Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified.

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Quite Slow Response Time

The response time of the 55LW540 of 9ms is in the slowest 18% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. Across all the TVs the response times range from 0.002ms to 180ms, and the average response time is 7.4ms.

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Features USB Recording

The LG 55LW540 features USB recording. 93% of TVs do not feature USB recording.

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Very Slow High Frequency Rate

The high frequency rate of the 55LW540 of only 60Hz is in the slowest 22% of all TVs when ranked by this feature. The average high frequency rate of all televisions is 260Hz, with the slowest being 20Hz and the fastest being 3,000Hz.

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Age

Released 14 Months Ago

LG released the 55LW540 in May 2016.


Running Costs

Running Costs Are OK

The 55LW540 is typical compared to the other 4,025 TVs that we have assessed for 5 year running costs. Based on satisfactory energy prices and usage levels, we estimate the 5 year running cost of the 55LW540 is £91.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192200241, 00719192200364, 08806087756401

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