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LG 42LW550W

alaTest has collected and analyzed 169 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. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability and 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 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 People really like the size and sound. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical reviews about the reliability.

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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 HDLG 42LW550T 42-inch Widescreen Cinema Full HD 1080p 3D 100Hz LED Smart Internet TV with Freeview HD

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: John Archer (

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? (

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


Expert review by: John Archer (

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

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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...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: sam (

LG 42LW550T


very good TV with a variety of functions ; 3d is spectacular, the 2d to 3d function is good although not making obvious effect but you can notice the difference ; connecting with network devices perfectly e.g: laptop through plex or supplied software,...

the camera is expensive and not compatible with regular cameras ; but this is only for skype fans

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Bill (

LG 42LW550T


Superb Value. Great 3D


May, 2012

Consumer review by: Al (

LG 42LW550T


Best tv I ever bought

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Tony (

LG 42LW550T


Everything about it


May, 2012

Consumer review by: Jawolf (

LG 42LW550T


Passive 3D is easy on the eyes and works well with any split screen style 3D, even split screen games, if you are happy swapping two pairs of glasses so 1 pair of left and a pair of right lenses! You can then have near full screen experience whilst...

Sound from a thin led TV can't be expected to be great as smaller speakers. IU use a separate 5.1 amp and speakers to listen to a much better sound ; Compared to the brand new 2012 version the bezel is a little larger, but not really that noticeable...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Nick (

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

May, 2012

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


4K Upscaling: No
Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

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

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Polarised Glasses
Curved Design: No
Product Type:LCD
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:LCD