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LG PH550 Projector

100000:1 720p (1280x720) 24dB May 2016
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Wirelessly stream sound directly from the PH550 projector to a Bluetooth compatible sound system like home audio speakers, headphones or portable speakers to pair big sound to the big viewing... More
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12 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Expert review site projectorcentral.com scored this LG projector 90%. The data projector expert review sites think this 100000:1 contrast ratio projector is one of the very best latest similar spec multimedia projectors.

A Best Selling Multimedia Projector

The PH550 is one the best selling data projector currently available for sale according to Amazon sales data.

LG Data Projectors Have Good Reviews

100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors manufactured by LG have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all projectors (not just 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors) and found that LG also has good ratings across its entire range.

Only Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer multimedia projectors, this multimedia projector is likely to use more advanced technology.

Supports WiFi Connectivity

The LG PH550 supports WiFi connectivity, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec multimedia projectors which do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Supports 3D Image Projection

The LG PH550 supports 3D image projection, as do most of the other recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other new 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors, the LG PH550 has a built-in speaker.

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Fairly Long Lamp Service Life

Data projectors that came out in the last 12 months have lamp service lives of between 4,000h and 30,000h, and the average lamp service life is 22,000h. At 30,000 hours, the LG PH550 has a quite long lamp service life compared to most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PH550.

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Very Quiet Noise Level

The quietest noise level of 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been available for around the same time as the PH550 is 24dB and the loudest is 40dB. With a noise level of only 24 decibels, the LG PH550 has one of the quieter noise levels amongst projectors of this age.

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Very Light

Across all the latest similar spec multimedia projectors the weights range from 640g to 28kg, and the average weight is 7kg. The LG PH550 is fairly light (only 650 grams) compared to most of the other newly released 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 174 millimeters, the LG PH550 is one of the narrower comparable spec projectors that were released around the same time as the PH550 amongst data projectors of this age. The narrowest recently released 100000:1 contrast ratio projector is 170mm wide, the widest is 500mm, and the average width is 310mm.

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Very Quiet Noise Level in Economy Mode

The quietest noise level in economy mode of recently released similar spec projectors is 23dB and the loudest is 37dB. The LG PH550 has one of the quieter noise levels in economy mode (only 23 decibels) amongst 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors of this age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Full HD Projection

The LG PH550 does not support Full HD projection. Most of the other new similar spec data projectors also do not support Full HD projection.

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Very Low RMS Rated Power

At only 2 Watts, the LG PH550 has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors that have been on the market for a similar time to the PH550. The RMS rated power of new similar spec projectors range from 2W to 20W.

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Only One VGA (D-Sub) Port

Most recently released multimedia projectors have between one and two VGA (D-Sub) ports, including the LG PH550 which has one VGA (D-Sub) port.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most new 100000:1 contrast ratio data projectors have one HDMI port, including the LG PH550 which has one HDMI port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG PH550

720p (1280x720) Native Projector Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG PH550 is 720p (1280x720). That's 10% less resolution than the most frequently found native projector resolution of WXGA (1280x800).

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Average Projector Brightness

At 550 ANSI lumens, the LG PH550 has a pretty average projector brightness compared to most of the other multimedia projectors that have been available for the last year.

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Specification

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Projection Technology
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Lamp Service Life
Lens System
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Analog Signal Format System
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Audio Out Port
Composite Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
Networking
Performance
Noise Level
Noise Level in Economy Mode
Multimedia
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Power
Power Source
Power Consumption On Standby
Typical Power Consumption
AC Adapter Frequency
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Operational Conditions
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Relative Humidity Operational Range
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Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Width
Packaging Content
Remote Control Type
Cable Included
Technical Details
Digital Signal Format System
Supported Radio Bands

Expert Reviews

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The LG PH550 can serve as a home entertainment projector for gaming, watching movies, or connecting to a cable box, and it can do a good job as a data projector, even with its native 16:9 aspect...

29 June 2016

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Electricity cost when switched on $14.92
Electricity cost when on standby $2.86
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Total running cost over 5 years $17.78
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Running this projector over 5 years will generate 0.11 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 3 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg ph550, lg ph550g, lg ph550ga, code ph550, lg lgph550, lg 1280x720, code ph550g, lg lgph550g, lg ph550gae, lg ph550gaeu, code 1280x720, lg 900000294608, lg electronics ph550, lg electronics ph550g, lg electronics 1280x720
Barcodes 00719192605206, 08806087635201, 08806087635218

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