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LG 55UH5B
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LG 55UH5BB

54.6" Direct-Lit LED 1000:1 Aug 2015
Screen Size HD Type LED Backlighting Typical Contrast Ratio Release Date
Excellent energy-efficiency and cost-savings with the M+ panel,which decreases power consumption by 31% compared to an RGB panel. Supports HEVC-based content which has the double data compression... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

LG has good average ratings for its 4K and 8K TVs as well as across its entire TV range.

Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

The LG 55UH5B has a WiFi connection, as do most of the other televisions of a similar spec and age to the 55UH5B.

There are a number of alternative TVs with a WiFi connection currently available which you might also want to look at including the LG 55EG920[plb_3059448_price], or the Samsung UE65JU7000[plb_2826272_price] which has better reviews; or the Samsung UE65JU6500[plb_2830311_price] which is cheaper.

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2160p Video Mode

This TV supports a 720p|1080i|1080p|2160p video mode, which is the most commonly supported video mode on TVs that were released more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The LG 55UH5B supports a newer WiFi standard than most TVs of a similar age and spec to it. This TV supports an 802.11n WiFi standard, whereas most TVs of this spec and age support an 802.11a WiFi standard.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is in fact the best supported WiFi standard across all TVs of this age and type.

The worst supported WiFi standard amongst similar types of TV is 802.11a.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 500 candellas per square meter, the LG 55UH5B has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other TVs of a similar age and spec to the 55UH5B. TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 55UH5B have display brightnesses of between 170 cd/m² and 700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 380 cd/m².

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Has Five Sound Modes

The number of sound modes found on the LG 55UH5B is more than most 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found sound mode is Music, but this sound mode is not found on this LG TV. The sound modes Game, Movie, News, Sports and Standard are also found on this television.

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Has Six Smart Modes

The number of smart modes found on the LG 55UH5B is more than most similar spec televisions that are a comparable age to it. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on 4K and 8K TVs that came out more than a year ago. The smart modes "Cinema", "Dynamic", "Energy saving", "Sports" and "Standard" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The thinnest thickness of 4K and 8K TVs that have been around for a comparable time to the 55UH5B is 11mm and the thickest is 100mm. The LG 55UH5B has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 38 millimeters) amongst 4K and 8K TVs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

Most of the other TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 55UH5B support smart TV features, however the LG 55UH5B does not support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the LG 55EG920[plb_3059448_price], or the Samsung UE65JU7000[plb_2826272_price]; or the Samsung UE65JU6500[plb_2830311_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The LG 55UH5B is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55UH5B are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a TV that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the UE65JU7000[pl_2826272_price], or the UE55HU8500[pl_2232250_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55EG920[plb_3059448_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs of this spec and age, the LG 55UH5B does not have a built-in camera.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also have a built-in camera including the Samsung UE55HU8500[plb_2232250_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most TVs of a similar age and type to the 55UH5B have between one and four HDMI ports, including the LG 55UH5B which has one HDMI port.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The LG 55UH5B is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

Other TVs which also feature OLED technology that you might also want to look at include the 55EG920[pl_3059448_price], or the 55EF950[pl_3059571_price] both from LG which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Power Consumption When Switched Off

The power consumption when switched off of the LG 55UH5B of 0.5 Watts is one of the highest amongst televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 55UH5B. The power consumptions when switched off of TVs that were released around the same time as the 55UH5B range from 0.01W to 0.5W, and the average power consumption when switched off is 0.32W.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 55UH5B

4K Ultra HD HD Type

4K Ultra HD HD type

The display resolution of this television is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many 4K and 8K TVs that are a comparable age to it. 4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

4K Ultra HD TVs have a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This television has been on the market for over a year.

Specification

Display
Screen Size
HD Type
LED Backlighting
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Dynamic Contrast Ratio
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Aspect Ratio
Horizontal Viewing Angle
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Smart TV
Audio
Audio System
RMS Rated Power
Sound Mode
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN Port
RS-232 Port
HDMI Port
Remote Output Port
Audio in Port
DVI-D Port
Audio Out Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Networking
WiFi Standard
Management Features
Smart Mode
On Screen Display Language
OSD Language
Performance
Memory Card
Design
Colour
Ergonomics
VESA Mounting Interface
Power
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Power Consumption in Power Save Mode
Power Consumption When Switched Off
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Certificates
Certification
Weight & Dimensions
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Height (with Stand)
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Packaging Content
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Other Features
Power Management

Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $143.83
Electricity cost when on standby $2.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $146.19
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 55UH5Buses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
0.94T
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.94 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
25
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 25 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00719192198463, 08806087397888, 08806087397895

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