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LG LW550

55" 100Hz Apr 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
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10 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This television received a rating of 80 out of 100 from expert review site homecinemachoice.com.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of people wrote that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “However, as impressive as the 3D tech is” and gave this TV a score of 80 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Strong 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “One of the best LCD 3D TVs”.

Reasonably Priced

A number of LG LW550 owners who purchased the product agreed that it was good value for money. Homecinemachoice.com gave this TV a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their review of this TV “The LG 42L 550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Fair value”.

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “The LG 42L 550T may be a bargain” in their LG LW550 review. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Very cheap 3D glasses”.

One LG LW550 reviewer reckoned that the LG LW550 was cheap. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “The passive 3D tech works to deliver impressive 3D images from inexpensive glasses” in their LG LW550 review.

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Easy to Use

Some LG LW550 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Light, comfortable passive 3D glasses” in their review of this TV. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “3D viewing is comfortable and sociable”.

One person considered that the product had a good interface. Homecinemachoice.com said in their review of the LG LW550 “Top class upscaling, user interface, clean and flicker-free 3D, seven pairs of 3D glasses” .

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LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

We checked 7,431 expert and owner reviews for LG TVs and found that on average LG has good ratings. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically for its large TVs.

Good Connectivity

One person who purchased the product concluded that it was able to connect to the internet.

Good Technical Features

One LG LW550 reviewer who bought the product considered that it had good features. Four years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Topnotch Internet features” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Good Picture Quality

One customer who bought the LG LW550 reckoned that it had a wide viewing angle. Homecinemachoice.com said “Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle”. One LG LW550 owner reckoned that it had good colour saturation. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “Rich, natural colours” and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100.

One customer said in their reviews that the LG LW550 had a flickering image. Homecinemachoice.com said four years ago “3D images are bright and flicker free”.

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Good High Def TV

One LG LW550 reviewer concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Homecinemachoice.com gave the LG LW550 a rating of 80 out of 100 and said in their LG LW550 review “Full HD 3D not as detailed as on active 3D screens”.

Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 2.4 milliseconds, the LG LW550 has a quite fast response time compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the LW550. The average response time of comparable spec TVs that have been available for a similar time to the LW550 is 6.3ms, and the response times range from 2ms to 16ms.

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5 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

Some customers said in their reviews that it did not have good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com said “Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio” in their review but despite that they still scored the product 4 stars. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Audio sounds slightly tinny”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “Uninspiring audio”.

Does Not Have a Wi-Fi

The LG LW550 does not have a wi-Fi. Most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to the LW550 do have a wi-Fi.

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Does Not Support Smart TV

The LG LW550 does not support smart TV, unlike most of the other televisions of this type and age which support smart TV.

We compared this TV to all the other TVs with a smart TV and we think the Samsung UE55D7000, or the LG 55LB700 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most televisions that were launched around the same time as the LW550 do not have a built-in camera. The LG LW550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might also want to look at including the UN55ES8000, or the UE55F8000 both from Samsung.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The LG LW550 does not feature OLED technology, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the LW550 also do not feature OLED technology.

Alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might want to look at include the Samsung KE55S9, or the LG 55EC930 (£1,199.00) which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the LG LW550

Running Costs Are Average

This large TV has an energy efficiency rating of B. Based on average usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the LW550 will cost £144 over 5 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 320 televisions of this age and type.

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on televisions that were released more than two years ago. 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

LG released the LW550 over five years ago.

Average High Frequency Rate

The LG LW550 has a relatively typical high frequency rate (100 hertz) compared to most of the other TVs of this type and age.

Other 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Sharp LC-60LE636.

If you want a faster high frequency rate then you might also want to look at the MultiSync E554 (£1,218.00) (120Hz), or the MultiSync E654 (£2,439.60) (120Hz) both from NEC or the Samsung UE55F6800 (£999.99) (120Hz).

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Specification

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Display Diagonal
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3D
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Audio
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RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDCP
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
Sleep Timer
On/Off Timer
Picture-in-Picture
On Screen Display (OSD)
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)
Performance
Teletext Function
Child Lock
Game Mode
Teletext
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Ergonomics
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VESA Mounting
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Handheld Remote Control

Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

Up until now, most of the marketing activity for 3D has been based around active systems, which require expensive (c. £100 per pair) LCD-shutter glasses which need charging, and can have issues... Read more…

Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle
At a little over 560, the LG 42L 550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon
The LG 42L 550T may be a bargain but it still performs admirably
The passive 3D tech works to deliver impressive 3D images from inexpensive glasses
The first time you watch something, theres a real sense of looking at something in the third dimension
Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio
Performance
Design
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £142.61
Electricity cost when on standby £1.22
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Total running cost over 5 years £143.83
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0.71T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.71 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 19 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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