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LG 42LW550W

We have collected and analyzed 16 expert reviews and 186 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Jan 29, 2012. We have compared these reviews to 1568304 reviews from other TVs. The alaScore™ for this product is 90/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for LG 42LW550W


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 products in the same category on Reviewers really like the size and sound. The price and usability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

image quality, usability, price, sound, size


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

Dec, 2018


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

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 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

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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

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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

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Superb Value. Great 3D.

Jun, 2012

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Picture quality is very good .


Jun, 2012

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Best tv I ever bought

Jun, 2012

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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

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LG 42LW550T


clear picture quality

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


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


Color of product:Black
LED Indicators: Yes


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


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


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

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes


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
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


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 (with stand):10.1
Height (with stand):26.9
Weight with stand:34.2
Width (with stand):39.8