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LG 42LW650

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of LG 42LW650. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the design and remote control.

image quality, price, usability, size, reliability

sound, durability, remote control, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 42LW650 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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LG 55LW-650T review


The LG 55LW650T is one of the cheapest super-size Smart TVs around, thanks to its inexpensive passive Cinema 3D system but there's no cost-cutting on performance

Affordable, flicker-free 3D ; Bustling online content portal ; Solid HD image quality

Limited contrast ; Picture-knackering eco modes ; Tricky Media Link setup

The LG 55LW650T is a difficult LED TV to resist. There’s not much it lacks when it comes to features, it’s attractively priced and has a design that’s bland enough to fit with most décor (not necessarily a bad thing).

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Steve May (

LG 42LW650T review


LG's 42 LW650T looks much like any other extremely thin LED TV. It's glossy black with a translucent plastic frame which may or may not be in fashion this week. But there's one aspect of this set that's unlike any other we've tested to date: it...

Low cost 3D glasses ; Smart TV Hub ; Slim design

Jaggy 3D picture ; Limited motion resolution ; Eco setting

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: John Archer (

LG 55LW650T review


A new 55-inch LG passive 3D TV let down only by an inconsistent backlight

Good online features ; Flicker-free, bright 3D images ; Good set-up flexibility ; Often impressive 2D pictures

Passive 3D pictures not as or sharp as active shutter ; Some line structure issues ; High input lag damages gaming ; Serious backlight consistency problems

This 3D format war is well and truly on, with extravagant claims, outraged counterclaims, legal threats and even a bit of swearing. Somewhere in the middle of all the posturing, the 3D TVs at the heart of this impassioned conflict are starting to arrive.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

LG 55LW650T


The first of LG's new passive 3D TVs is here. But will it have the active 3D fraternity quaking in their boots?

Extremely affordable for such a large 3D screen, A relaxing 3D experience, Impressive multimedia functionality

3D not as crisp as active screens, Extremely patchy backlight, Very limited 3D viewing angle

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (

LG 42LW650T


This passive 3D set boasts a killer combination of looks, price and performance

Nice looks, ample spec; bright, subtle images from sources; includes seven 3D glasses

TV pictures could be even more detailed in both 2D and 3D

Expert review by: (

LG 55LW650T


A well-priced set with good picture quality; caters well for those after a taste of 3D

Fine value; off-air performance; no crosstalk with 3D; seven 3D glasses included

Instability with motion; not the last word in detail and clarity; remote control

Expert review by: Steve May (

LG 42 LW650T 42in passive 3D TV


Review When LG threw its weight behind passive 3D at this year's CES, shockwaves rippled around the TV market. The brand used the show to rail against the dangers of Active Shutter 3D technology, enraging its rivals who cried foul.

Backlit LED TV with passive 3D viewing.

May, 2011

Consumer review by: Waheed (

LG 55LW650T


Thin, image quality is awesome coming from an LCD, the led Detail alone feels 3d before you even try 3d which is awesome, the Cinema 3d glasses are light, and the 2d-3d processing is good, but the proper 3d movie performance is awesome... PS3 3d games...

not a bad point, getting the Magicmote option is not essential but worthwhile as makes the Smart TV stuff much more enjoyable

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Paul (

LG 55LW650T


Excellent 2D-3D converter


Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: David (

LG 55LW650T


Excellent picture and sound quality all so the 3d is very good and the Internet is very good and I would recommend this lg smart tv

None at all

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: No
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV): No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG): No
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
Processor Cores:Single-Core
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:200
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight:Direct LED
LED Technology:Direct LED

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):A / 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