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LG 42LW550W

LG 42LW550W
alaScore 91

128 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the glare and usability. The sound and price also get good opinions.

image quality, price, sound, usability, glare

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 42LW550W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analysed 107 user reviews of LG 42LW550W from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on

image quality, price, sound, usability, glare

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart Internet TV with Freeview HD LG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart Internet TV with Freeview HD LG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart TV with Freeview HD

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Excellent, affordable passive 42-inch 3D TV set with useful multimedia options

Seven 3D glasses included for free ; Relatively relaxing passive 3D pictures ; No 3D flicker ; Bright and punchy images ; Fair value

Lack of 3D detail ; Slightly jagged contours in 3D ; Poor input lag

Unless you're a regular gamer likely to be affected by the TV's high input lag, the 42LW550T makes a persuasive case for itself as the perfect family 3D TV.


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LG 42LW550T


LG's 42LW550T proves definitively that passive 3D technology really does have a major role to play in today's 3D TV world

Seven 3D glasses included for free ; 3D viewing is comfortable and sociable ; Excellent multimedia functionality

full HD 3D not as detailed as on active 3D screens ; Very limited vertical viewing angle ; Uninspiring audio

The 42LW550T certainly isn’t perfect; there are plenty of areas where LG can improve things with its 2012 passive 3D range, and its key 3D reduced resolution issue isn’t going to disappear. But crucially, the 42LW550T’s smaller size does a handy job of...


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LG 42LW550T


LG's latest ?Cinema 3D? TV is a good effort, but it doesn?t scream ?class-leader?

Good 3D picture; seven pairs of glasses included; vibrant picture; good black levels

Not the most confident with motion or edge definition; struggles with iPlayer

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LG 42LW550T


The LG 42LW550T is a 42-inch passive 3D LED television also displays full high definition pictures. It comes with seven pairs of glasses that deliver two separate images to each eye to give the illusion of a 3D image. It features Freeview HD built-in,...

The LG 42LW550T is capable of displaying images with a genuine sense of 3D but its pictures failed to get us excited. LG 42LW550T is tagged with LG, 42LW550T, review, 3D, LED television and 42-inch. Select a tag (LG, for example) to find everything on...

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this is a must have if you are into games and films, the 3d is great

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Great Product


Was a bit apprehensive after ordering this TV and reading some reviews however pleasantly surprised. Great picture quality, as well as 3D quality, and great sound. The only slight down side is the Smart feature which can be a bit slow to respond...

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LG 42LW550T


clear picture quality

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Product Specifications


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


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

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):B
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD