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LG LW550

55" 100Hz Apr 2011
Screen Size HD Type 3D Compatible Refresh Rate Release Date
- Surround Sound: Infinite 3D surround (LG Solution)- Smart Energy Saving: Plus (Backlight Control + Intelligent Sensor)- DivX Video Format: DivX3.11, DivX4.12, DivX5.x, DivX6, Xvid1.00,... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

This large TV received an expert rating of 80 out of 100 from homecinemachoice.com.

Good 3D Picture Quality

A few LG LW550 reviewers said that it had a good 3D picture quality. Homecinemachoice.com gave the LG LW550 a rating of 4 stars and mentioned “However, as impressive as the 3D tech is”. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Strong 3D performance”. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “One of the best LCD 3D TVs”.

Easy to Use

Several customers concluded that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Homecinemachoice.com scored the product 80 out of 100 and mentioned “Light, comfortable passive 3D glasses” in their review. Homecinemachoice.com also mentioned “3D viewing is comfortable and sociable”.

One LG LW550 owner concluded that the LG LW550 had a good interface. Homecinemachoice.com wrote three years ago “Top class upscaling, user interface, clean and flicker-free 3D, seven pairs of 3D glasses” in their LG LW550 review.

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LG Has Good Reviews for Its TVs

LG has good average reviews for its large TVs as well as across its entire television range.

Good Connectivity

One LG LW550 reviewer who bought the product wrote that it was able to connect to the internet.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that this TV had good features. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Topnotch Internet features” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

One customer said in their reviews that it had a flickering image. Homecinemachoice.com mentioned “3D images are bright and flicker free” and scored the LG LW550 80 out of 100. One LG LW550 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this TV had good colour saturation. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com wrote in their review of this TV “Rich, natural colours” and scored the product 80 out of 100.

One LG LW550 owner reckoned that this TV had a wide viewing angle. Homecinemachoice.com scored this TV 4 stars and mentioned “Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle” in their review of the LG LW550.

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Good High Def TV

One person who purchased the product mentioned that it was good at displaying high definition TV. Three years ago Homecinemachoice.com said “Full HD 3D not as detailed as on active 3D screens” in their review.

3D Compatible

The LG LW550 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as the LW550.

We compared all the other 3D compatible TVs to this television and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung UE55D7000 is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Response Time

The fastest response time of TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the LW550 is 0.1ms, the slowest is 16ms, and the average response time is 6.2ms. The LG LW550 has one of the faster response times (only 2.4 milliseconds) amongst TVs of this age.

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6 Reasons Against

Inferior Sound Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Homecinemachoice.com wrote “Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio” nonetheless they still scored the product 80 out of 100. Homecinemachoice.com also said “Audio sounds slightly tinny”. Homecinemachoice.com also wrote “Uninspiring audio”.

Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG LW550 does not have a WiFi connection, unlike most of the other large TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LW550 which have a WiFi connection.

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Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG LW550 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LW550 which support smart TV features.

We think you might also be interested in alternative televisions which also support smart TV features including the 55LB870, or the 50LB650 both from LG or the Samsung UE55D7000 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most TVs of a similar type and age to the LW550 do not have a built-in camera. The LG LW550 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative TVs which also have a built-in camera which you might want to consider including the Samsung UN55ES8000, the LG 55EA980, or the Panasonic TX-55ASW804 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most televisions of this age and spec do not feature OLED technology. The LG LW550 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

It is worth also looking at other TVs which also feature OLED technology including the 55EA980, the 55EA9809, or the 55EA970 all from LG.

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Heavy

Similar spec TVs that have been on the market for around the same time as the LW550 have weights of between 1.8kg and 63kg, and the average weight is 20kg. The LG LW550 is one of the heavier large TVs that were released more than two years ago (32.7 kilograms) amongst large TVs of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG LW550

Full HD HD Type

Full HD HD type

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on televisions that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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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Average Refresh Rate

At 100 hertz, the LG LW550 has a fairly typical refresh rate compared to most of the other large TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

Alternative 100Hz refresh rate TVs currently available that you might want to look at include the Sharp LC-60LE636 which has better reviews.

Televisions with a faster refresh rate that might also be worth considering include the UE55F6100 (120Hz), or the UE55F6800 (120Hz) both from Samsung.

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Specification

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RS-232 Port
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Expert Reviews

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12 September 2013

Up until now, most of the marketing activity for 3D has been based around active systems, which require expensive (c. £100 per pair) LCD-shutter glasses which need charging, and can have issues... Read more…

Comes with multi pairs of glasses, halfres images are good, wide viewing angle
At a little over 560, the LG 42L 550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon
The LG 42L 550T may be a bargain but it still performs admirably
The passive 3D tech works to deliver impressive 3D images from inexpensive glasses
The first time you watch something, theres a real sense of looking at something in the third dimension
Inconsistent 2Dt 3D conversion, poor audio
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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on $116.18
Electricity cost when on standby $0.95
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Total running cost over 5 years $117.13
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Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.75 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 20 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

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