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LG 55LA690

55" Edge-LED Mar 2013
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible LED Backlighting Release Date
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Average Expert Reviews

This large TV has an average expert rating of 72 out of 100 based on six expert reviews from sites including T3.com, Digital Versus, PC Advisor.co.uk and CNET.co.uk.

Good Picture Quality

Some people mentioned that the product had good colour saturation. Digital Versus wrote “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” in their LG 55LA690 review. Digital Versus also mentioned “Rich, engaging colours”. One LG 55LA690 owner who bought it considered that it had a sharp image. Three years ago Digital Versus said “Good sharpness levels” yet they only scored the product 60 out of 100.

Good Brand

LG has good average ratings for its large TVs as well as across its entire TV range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Product Quality

Three people wrote in their reviews that the LG 55LA690 was good quality. Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk “Throw impressive build quality into the mix” in their review although they only rated the product 60 out of 100. Digitalversus.com wrote in their review of this TV “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.”. Three years ago Digital Versus said “Good sound quality” in their review of the LG 55LA690 but even so they only rated the product 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer who bought it considered that it was a good design. Digital Versus wrote in their review “Great design for the cash” however they gave it a rating of 60 out of 100. One LG 55LA690 reviewer concluded that the LG 55LA690 was good looking. Digital Versus mentioned in their review three years ago “Stylish design” however they rated the LG 55LA690 60 out of 100.

Good High Def TV

A number of LG 55LA690 reviewers who purchased the LG 55LA690 concluded that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said “LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality” in their review of the LG 55LA690.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A number of LG 55LA690 owners reckoned that it had a good 3D picture quality. Digital Versus said “Great 3D image with no crosstalk” in their review of the LG 55LA690.

Good Remote Control

One LG 55LA690 reviewer who reviewed this TV reckoned that it had a good remote control. Digital Versus said “Cumbersome magic remote”.

Good Smart TV

One customer reckoned that it was good for watching Freeview TV.

Robust

One LG 55LA690 reviewer thought this TV was well made.

Good Sound Quality

One LG 55LA690 owner wrote in their reviews that this TV had good sound quality.

3D Compatible

The 55LA690 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this type and age.

Alternative 3D compatible TVs currently available that you might also want to look at include the UE55D7000, or the UE55H6500 both from Samsung or the Philips 55PFT6309 which has better reviews.

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Supports Smart TV Features

The LG 55LA690 supports smart TV features. Most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for more than two years also support smart TV features.

We compared all the other TVs which support smart TV features to this television and we think the 60LB870, and the 50LB570 both from LG or the Samsung UE55D7000 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other large TVs that were released more than two years ago, the 55LA690 has a WiFi connection.

There are a number of other TVs with a WiFi connection currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the 60LB870, or the 50LB650 both from LG or the Sony KDL-60NX720 ($3,049.00).

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

three USB 2.0 ports

The 55LA690 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the large TVs that have been around for more than two years. This TV is a three USB 2.0 port TV compared to most of the TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55LA690 which only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Two RF Ports

Most large TVs that are a comparable age to the 55LA690 have between one and two RF ports, including the 55LA690 which has two RF ports.

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Three Loudspeakers

Most televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LA690 have between one and seven loudspeakers, including the LG 55LA690 which has three loudspeakers.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 34 Watts, the 55LA690 has a very high RMS rated power compared to most of the other TVs of a similar type and age to the 55LA690. The lowest RMS rated power of large TVs that came out around the same time as the 55LA690 is 7W, the highest is 100W, and the average RMS rated power is 21W.

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Has One Smart Mode

The 55LA690 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found smart mode is Game, but this smart mode is not found on this TV. The smart modes Cinema,Energy saving,Game,Sports,Standard,Vivid are also found on this LG TV.

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Quite Thin

With a thickness of only 34.7 millimeters, the 55LA690 has one of the thinner thicknesses amongst similar spec TVs of this age. Comparable spec televisions that are a similar age to the 55LA690 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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Inferior Standard Def TV

One LG 55LA690 owner who purchased the LG 55LA690 considered that it was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Cnet.co.uk mentioned on expert website CNET.co.uk “It's a shame, however, its standard definition pictures aren't better”.

Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LA690 do not have a built-in camera. The LG 55LA690 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UN55ES8000, the LG 55EA980, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804.

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Only Supports Three Image Formats

The LG 55LA690 has a greater number of image formats than most similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as it. This television supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by TVs of this age and type. The image formats "JPS" and "MPO" are also supported by this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LA690 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar spec and age to the 55LA690 also do not feature OLED technology.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also feature OLED technology which you might also want to look at including the 55EA980, the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 all from LG which is also higher rated.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LA690

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on large TVs that have been around for more than two years. Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD TVs have a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This TV was released over three years ago.

Specification

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HD Type
LED Backlighting
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3D Technology
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Loudspeaker
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Headphone Output Port
Common Interface Connection
Ethernet LAN Port
RF Port
SCART Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
PC Audio in Port
Composite Video in Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
PC in Port
HDMI Port
Consumer Electronics Control
Networking
Management Features
Smart Mode
OSD Language
Performance
Video Format
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Image Format
Stored Teletext Page
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
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Certificates
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3D Glasses Included
Cable Included

Expert Reviews

(8)
2 December 2013

IPS is as IPS does. The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality, but it has such low contrast and response times that how we could we possibly give it more than three stars?

Great 3D image with no crosstalk
Natural colours (Delta E 2.1)
Media player reads lots of file formats
Wireless connectivity (WiDi
Miracast)
Very low contrast 610 1)
Poor sound quality
No motion interpolation
Could do with more catchup TV services
Standarddefinition performance is below par
11 July 2013

LG's 42LA690 is an attractive TV that delivers good picture performance with HD sources and also is also an impressive performer in terms of sound quality. It's a shame, however, its standard...

5 July 2013

Proof that that you no longer have to dig deep to own the latest TV tech, the 42-inch LG 42LA690V offers internet TV, 3D and seamless smartphone integration, for just £899. See all digital home... Read more…

1 July 2013

It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled LED thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V. This slick LED LCD TV ticks all the right boxes and... Read more…

18 November 2013

Le LG 55LA690S est un téléviseur dans la lignée des autres technologies IPS. Même s'il affiche une bonne colorimétrie et un rendu 3D excellent, les lacunes de l'IPS en contraste (640:1) et en...

4 May 2013

Verhuisd en de oude Sony projectie TV met een doorsnee van 1,55m paste niet meer. Een nieuwe TV moest een LCD worden, maar welke. Veel reviews gelezen en dacht voor een 6000 serie van...

26 April 2013

LG 47LA690S to jeden z najnowszych telewizorów trójwymiarowych, który robi furor? w zwi?zku z now? promocj? LG, w której przy jego zakupie otrzymamy za darmo konsol? Xbox . Postanowi?em mu si?... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $106.09
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.69 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 18 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 55la690, 55la690v, 55la690s, lg 55la690, 55la690szb, 55la690saeu, lg 55la690s, summer 55la690, summer 55la690v
Barcodes 08806084181220, 08806084181299, 08806084181305, 08806084181336, 08806084181350
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