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LG 42LW550W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of LG 42LW550W. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers really like the glare and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas views are divided on the reliability. There are some less positive views about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 42LW550W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for LG 42LW550W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 user reviews of LG 42LW550W from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

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89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 HDLG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart Internet TV with Freeview HD

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (techradar.com)

LG 42LW550T review

 

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

LG's passive Cinema 3D technology has so far proved hit and miss. The 47LW550T impressed, while the 55LW650T disappointed, the 42-inch 42LW550T arrives with mixed expectations.

May, 2011

Expert review by: What Hi-Fi? (whathifi.com)

LG 42LW550T review

 

Comes with seven pairs of 3D glasses as standard

3D picture quality is very good ; cheap glasses ; smart functionality

Issues with motion and upscaling ; can sound aggressive

A solid buy, especially if 3D figures high on your agenda

Jun, 2011

Recommended!

Expert review by: John Archer (trustedreviews.com)

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...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Wayne (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

Easy set up

To many sub menus to go through to get to the setting you need. TV would benefit immensely with ob board support for a USB keyboard / finger pad input for web browsing.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Bill (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

Superb Value. Great 3D.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Michelle (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

Picture quality is very good .

SOUND QUALITY NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED .NEED TO HAVE SOUND AT A HIGH LEVEL TO ENJOY THE UNIT . NOT GOOD

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Al (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

Best tv I ever bought

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Nick (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

A great TV for the money. Picture quality is very good and the Passive 3d works well.

Sound is what you would expect from such a slim unit. Would advise on a sound bar or surround sound system.

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: rob (reevoo.com)

LG 42LW550T

 

clear picture quality

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Infinite 3D Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20

Design

Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes

Display

3D:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:2D/3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):8000000:1
Display brightness:400
Display Diagonal:42
Display Diagonal (metric):42.1
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p

Energy Management

Annual Energy Consumption:130
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):89

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Control Type:Sensor
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Energy saving, Game, Standard, Vivid

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Performance

Audio formats supported:MP3
Child lock: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Teletext function: Yes
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Ports & interfaces

Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDCP: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:4
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
SCART ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Annual Energy Consumption:130
Energy efficiency class:B
Power consumption (standby):0.2
Power consumption (typical):89

TV Tuner

Auto channel search: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.54
Depth (with stand):10.1
Height:24.3
Height (with stand):26.9
Weight:29.1
Weight with stand:34.2
Width:39.8
Width (with stand):39.8