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LG LV5500 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 47")

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG LV5500 Series LCD TV (26", 32", 37", 42", 47") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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LG Infinia 47LV5500


We tend to give prominence to the "hero" models here at CNET, but there is an expectation that some of the technology found in high-end TVs will appear in some form in middle and lower-end sets as well. The LG LV5500 is a midrange TV that doesn't quite...

The relatively inexpensive LG LV5500 series evinced accurate colors and solid video processing. Its Smart TV Internet portal is well-designed with a solid selection of streaming services, and LG includes a Wi-Fi dongle. The secondary motion-sensitive...

The LG LV5500 series isn't able to dig as deep into the blacks as some competitors and evinced some blooming and loss of shadow detail. Screen uniformity and off-angle viewing were below par. Its external styling is underwhelming. The LW5500's Smart TV...

The LG 47LV5500 is a decent performer at its price level and features a great Smart TV package, but paying a little more for a different model would reap big rewards.

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LG 42LV5500


The LG 42LV5500 ($1099 MSRP) is packed with a lot of fun features that may sound good, but can distract from what a TV is supposed to do: deliver a good picture. Fortunately, the color performance cannot be beat. The poor implementation of local...

Phenomenal color accuracy ; Solid motion performance ; Lots of ports for old and new devices

Local dimming was disappointing

The LG 42LV5500 ($1099 MSRP) is a strong television in many regards, but we definitely prodded to find some weak points. First the good news. Color performance doesn’t get much better than this. It will deliver exactly the colors that the movie and TV...

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LG 42LV5500 Review – 42-inch LED LCD HDTV


The model was announced by LG with a set of advanced options to make the TV set usable for additional purposes. With much better connectivity options, the 42-inch LED TV offers some of the functionality offered by a computer. It also comes with Skype...

Just like the offline content, you can explore a wide variety of streaming content and apps available online. The built in Wi-Fi and Smart TV make it very much convenient for you to access the online movies, music, images and video clips in a more...


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LG 47LV5500 Review – 47-inch LED LCD HDTV


This model from LG cannot exactly be called a high-end set nor can it be classified as a basic one. It has Smart TV, 120 Hz refresh rate and the best connectivity features. But at the same time, it lacks the much acclaimed 3D technology and the very...

Connectivity features are quite good too with 4 HDMI. There are 2 component video and 2 composite video inputs along with a VGA input. And if this is not enough, you can stream all the content from the thumb drives or connect your digital camera...

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LG 55LV5500 Review – 55-inch LED LCD HDTV


If it is a huge LED set you want for the living room, then this 55-inch model might fulfil your expectations. It is replete with all the latest features of this year with the exception of 3D. Although 3D is one of the main technologies to hit the HDTVs...

LG has introduced the Infrared remote control with a graphic user interface and has named it the magic motion remote in this set. The online cursor can be moved to control the features and the Internet services in a better way. There has been no...

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LG 47LV5500 – A Decent Performer in Its Price Range


LG 47LV5500 is an easy to use, affordably priced and full features LED television that offers plethora of connectivity options, excellent design, evinced accurate colors, solid video processing, Wi-Fi dongle, secondary motion-sensitive remote that...

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LG Infinia 55LV5500 LED LCD HDTV Reviewed


While LG's Infinia 55LV55000 LED LCD HDTV is now a 3D-capable display, the television does come packed with many of the most in-demand features in the modern consumer electronics marketplace....

The 55LV5500's edge-lit LED design allows for energy efficiency and a slim cabinet ; TruMotion 120Hz helps improve motion resolution and reduce film judder. Plus, there's a Real Cinema mode that allows for 5:5 pulldown ; LCDs can be very bright, which...

This is not a 3D-capable display ; Edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs can suffer from brightness-uniformity issues. Unlike some higher-end LG models, the LV5500 Series does not use local dimming to more precisely adjust light output to produce deeper blacks...

If 3DTV doesn't interest you but a strong Web platform with WiFi connectivity does, then LG's 55LV5500 is worth a look. The lack of local dimming means that this TV may not be the best choice for a theater-oriented TV that will see a lot of...

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LG 42LV5500


Lacks good contrast, but makes up for it with great colors and connectivity

Phenomenal color accuracy; Solid motion performance; Lots of ports for old and new devices

Local dimming was disappointing

The LG 42LV5500 ($1099 MSRP) is a strong television in many regards, but we definitely prodded to find some weak points. First the good news. Color performance doesn’t get much better than this. It will deliver exactly the colors that the movie and TV...

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LG 55LV5500 Review


Even more important than with the HD picture quality is adjusting or turning off the TruMotion feature for standard definition programs. Many streaming programs from Netflix and the like are in standard def, so this resolution is still an important...


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LG 42LV5500


The LG 42LV5500 provides a smooth picture and easy remote control navigation. It's simple to buy apps, and you can organize them on your dashboard by dragging and dropping them with the Magic Motion remote. You can browse many websites, but this smart...

This smart TV allows you to browse countless websites, watch movies, play games and enjoy TV programming

The Magic Motion remote doesn’t have a QWERTY keyboard; instead, it works with a built-in motion sensor

With internet access and space for about one thousand apps, this smart TV provides one of the best internet-ready TV experiences.

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): Yes
HbbTV: Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: Yes
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Front AV Interface: Yes
Headphone Output: No
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming: No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:500
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Edge LED

Energy Information

Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: No
3D Technology:Not Applicable
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9