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LG 55LW650
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LG 55LW650

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55" 200Hz Aug 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

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

01net.com gave this TV a "5 Star" award.

Good Expert Reviews

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

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”.

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”.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

Based on 7,431 expert and user reviews, LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically for its large TVs compared to other brands.

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”.

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”.

Nice Design

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

Reasonably Priced

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

1.4 HDMI Version

This TV has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many TVs of this age and type.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This TV supports a 1080i|1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many TVs of this spec and age.

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Has Four Smart Modess

The LG 55LW650 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that are a similar age to it. This TV has a Game smart modes, which is the most frequently found smart modes found on TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55LW650. The smart modess "Cinema", "Standard" and "Vivid" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest depth of comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55LW650 is 3.5mm and the thickest is 100mm. With a depth of only 29.9 millimeters, the 55LW650 has a fairly thin depth compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 2 milliseconds, the 55LW650 has a very fast response time compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The average response time of TVs of this type and age is 6.3ms, and the response times range from 2ms to 16ms.

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8 Reasons Against

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.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The 55LW650 does not have a wi-Fi, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been available for a similar time to the 55LW650.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a wi-Fi and we think the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG 55LW650 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other comparable spec televisions that have been around for a similar time to the 55LW650.

Alternative televisions which also support smart TV that you might also want to look at include the UE55D7000[pl_344784_price], or the UN55H6400[pl_2305910_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EA980[plb_2042821_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions of a comparable age and type to the 55LW650 do not have a built-in camera. The 55LW650 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

Alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at include the UN55ES8000[pl_403312_price], the UE55F8000[pl_1274638_price], or the UN55F8000[pl_1998277_price] all from Samsung which is also higher rated.

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Only Supports One Image Formats Supported

The number of image formats supported by the LG 55LW650 is more than most televisions of this age and type. This TV supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by TVs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG 55LW650 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec televisions that have been on the market for more than two years also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the Samsung KE55S9[plb_2047037_price], or the LG 55EC930[plb_2442859_price].

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The 55LW650 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity television.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 139 kilowatt hours, the LG 55LW650 has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst comparable spec TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LW650 have annual energy consumptions of between 60kWh and 320kWh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LW650

Running Costs Are OK

This TV has an energy efficiency classification of A. The 55LW650 is typical compared to the other 320 televisions that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 55LW650 will cost £154 over 5 years to run.

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Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is Full HD, which is typical of many TVs of a comparable type and 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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Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when LG released the 55LW650.

Average High Frequency Rate

The LG 55LW650 has a fairly standard high frequency rate (200 hertz) compared to most of the other televisions that have been available for more than two years.

If this LG TV high frequency rate is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the UE50ES6710[pl_1388219_price] (400Hz), or the UE55ES8000Q[pl_1448739_price] (800Hz) both from Samsung or the LG 55LM760[plb_1308763_price] (800Hz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
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3D
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Full HD Display
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HD-Ready
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RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Composite Video in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
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DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
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Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
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Video Formats Supported
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2 Awards

pcactual.com Recommended 01net.com 5 Star

Expert Reviews

(35)
1 February 2012

The LG 55LW650T is a difficult LED TV to resist. There?s not much it lacks when it comes to features, it?s attractively priced and has a design that?s bland enough to fit with most décor (not...

6 December 2011

The 47LW650T is another frustrating model from LG's oddly up and down 2011 range. For while it makes a very convincing case once more for LG's passive 3D technology, and is capable of looking...

1 November 2011

This is unusual in that it uses passive 3D technology, rather than the more usual active-shutter type favoured by its rivals. While active 3D has its advantages, the glasses used are costly and... Read more…

28 October 2011

LG'S 42LW650T delivers strong 2D pictures and packs in some impressive internet and media streaming features. Excellent passive 3D performance really helps it stand out from the crowd and makes it...

20 July 2011

The LG 47LW6500 has a high quality panel that's able to display good quality video in 2D mode with plenty of visible detail. LG's stand-out approach to 3D, in its passive Cinema 3D panels, is...

?There?s no doubt that LG?s passive attack throws a different light on the 3D TV revolution. Using almost disposable 3D specs certainly has its appeal and it?s debatable whether there?s enough...

13 April 2011

This 3D format war is well and truly on, with extravagant claims, outraged counterclaims, legal threats and even a bit of swearing. Somewhere in the middle of all the posturing, the 3D TVs at the... Read more…

4 April 2011

The LG LW650S is the first TV to offer passive 3D technology to the general public, and the results it produces are natural and easy on the eye. The resolution is limited to 1920 x 540 pixels in...

13 September 2011

La 55LW650 est une TV 3D à technologie passive signée LG...

1 August 2011

LG met davantage l?accent sur ses téléviseurs à lunettes passives. En testant ce 47 pouces à lunettes actives, on ne peut qu?être d?accord. La 3D est plutôt décevante. Il y a beaucoup...

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Electricity cost when switched on £152.23
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £153.45
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Energy Rating
0.76T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.76 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55lw650, 55lw650w, 55lw650s, 55lw650g, lg 55lw650, 55lw650saeu, 55lw650savs, lg 55lw650t, apple hd1080, apple hd1080p, apple 55lw650, apple 55lw650t
Barcodes 08808992117278, 08808992175155, 08808992186731, 08808992268338

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