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LG 55LW650

55" Full HD 200Hz Aug 2011
A
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date £153.45 Electricity cost over 5 years
Two industry awards
Good 3D picture quality
Good product quality
35 Reviews + 2 Awards
pcactual.com Recommended 01net.com 5 Star

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Reviews

Two Industry Awards

The expert at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this LG TV. This TV received a "Recommended" award from Pcactual.com.

This TV received a "5 Star" award from 01net.com.

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty-four expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Techradar, T3.com and Digital Versus this TV has an overall expert rating of 83%.

LG TVs Have Good Reviews

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


Design

Good Product Quality

A few LG 55LW650 owners thought it was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “A high quality LG panel with great 2D video.” in their review of the LG 55LW650 and rated this TV 80 out of 100. Pcadvisor.co.uk also wrote “The LG 47LW6500 has a high quality panel that's able to display good quality video in 2D mode with plenty of visible detail”.

Nice Design

One LG 55LW650 reviewer reckoned that it was a good design.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One person who bought it thought it was able to connect to the internet. Cnet.co.uk gave the product a score of 4 stars and said “Packs in some impressive internet and media streaming features”.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the LG 55LW650 concluded that it had good features. Four years ago T3.com rated it 4 stars and wrote in their review “There’s not much it lacks when it comes to features, it’s attractively priced”.


Weight & Dimensions

Not Good in Terms of Size

One LG 55LW650 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Whathifi.com said “The glasses used are costly and relatively heavy” in their review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person mentioned in their reviews that this TV was good value for money.


Energy

Running Costs Are OK

The efficiency rating of this TV is A, and based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 55LW650 will cost £154 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 307 TVs of this age and type.


Display

Good 3D Picture Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it had a good 3D picture quality. Five years ago Cnet.co.uk wrote in their LG 55LW650 review on expert website CNET.co.uk “Excellent passive 3D performance really helps it stand out from the crowd”. Expert website Whathifi.com said “While active 3D has its advantages”. Five years ago expert review site Theregister.co.uk wrote in their review of this TV “The brand used the show to rail against the dangers of Active Shutter 3D technology, enraging its rivals who cried foul”.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to it. 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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Average High Frequency Rate

At 200 hertz, the 55LW650 has a relatively average high frequency rate compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

TVs with a faster high frequency rate that might be worth considering include the UE55H6410 (£794.99) (400Hz and higher rated), the ES8000 (800Hz and higher rated), or the UE55ES8090 (800Hz and higher rated) all from Samsung.

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Has a Full HD Display

The LG 55LW650 has a Full HD display. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV also have a Full HD display.

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Quite Fast Response Time

When compared to other televisions that have been available for around the same time as this television that we have checked, the 55LW650's response time of only 2 milliseconds is one of the fastest. The response times of TVs of this age and spec range from 2ms to 16ms, and the average response time is 6ms.

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55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

We compared this TV to all the other 55" TVs and we think because of its better review score, the Samsung UN55ES8000F is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a television with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the KDL-60W855 (£399.99) (60" and higher rated), or the KDL-65W855 (£1,967.98) (65" and higher rated) both from Sony or the Samsung ES8000 (65" and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

LG released the 55LW650 in August 2011.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55LW650 supports Wi-Fi, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other TVs which support Wi-Fi to this TV and we think the Samsung UN55ES8000F, and the LG 55EA970 which both of have better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55LW650 has an ethernet port, as do most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to this TV.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The 55LW650 has a common interface (CI) slot, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Has a PC in (D-Sub) Port

The 55LW650 has a PC in (D-Sub) port, unlike most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television which do not have a PC in (D-Sub) port.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55LW650 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG). Most of the other TVs that have been around for more than two years also have an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 55lw650t, apple hd1080p, 55lw650saeu, 55lw650savs, lg 55lw650t, 55lw650w, 55lw650g
Barcodes 08808992117278, 08808992175155, 08808992186731, 08808992268338

LG 55LW650 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55LW650 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 1,041,700 product attributes, 88,470 TV reviews and 4,110,900 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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