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LG 55LA690

55" Full HD Edge-LED Sep 2013
A+
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D LED Backlighting Type Release Date $109.46 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are average
Good high def TV
Stylish design
8 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Average

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

Good Brand

Based on 9,694 expert and user reviews (including 708 verified purchases), LG has good ratings for its TVs. LG also has good ratings specifically within its large display diagonal TVs range compared to other brands. 94% of those that bought a LG television would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Stylish Design

Two people who reviewed the product considered that it was well designed. Digital Versus said in their review of this TV “Great design for the cash”. They also mentioned “Stylish design” in their review.

Good Sound Quality

Three people concluded that the product was good quality. Digital Versus wrote “Good sound quality” . Expert website Digitalversus.com said “The LG LA690V has faithful colours and great 3D image quality.” although they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Four years ago expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk mentioned “Throw impressive build quality into the mix”.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was September 2013 when LG released the 55LA690.


Display

Good High Def TV

Two customers said that the product was good at displaying high definition TV. Four years ago expert website T3.com gave it a score of 80 out of 100 and said “It seems inevitable that anyone looking for an affordable Freeview HD Internet-enabled thinscreen will end up shortlisting the LG LA690V” in their review of the LG 55LA690. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk wrote in the same month “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 this TV.

Full HD

Full HD

The display resolution of this TV is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on TVs of a comparable spec and age 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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Has a 2D-3D Converter

The 55LA690 has a 2D-3D converter, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been around for a comparable time to this TV.

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Rich, Engaging Colours

Two owners who reviewed it wrote that it had good colour saturation. Digital Versus mentioned four years ago “Natural colours (Delta E 2.1” in their review of this TV. They also wrote “Rich, engaging colours” in their review.

55 Inches Display Diagonal

This is a 55 inch TV.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 55" televisions currently available including because of their better review scores, the 55LW5590[pl_37229_price], or the 55LA620[pl_1495938_price] both from LG or the Panasonic TX-L55DT50[plb_1279810_price].

TVs with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony FWD-47W800P[plb_1576464_price] (57" and higher rated), the NEC MultiSync E585[plb_3207945_price] (58" and higher rated), or the Samsung UE58H5203[plb_2669304_price] (58" and higher rated).

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Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

supports Wi-Fi

The 55LA690 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs of this spec and age also support Wi-Fi.

There are a number of alternative TVs which support Wi-Fi currently available that you might want to consider including the UE65H6400[pl_2232454_price], or the UE65H8090[pl_2237048_price] both from Samsung or the LG 55LW5590[plb_37229_price] which all of have better reviews.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The LG 55LA690 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec TVs that were launched around the same time as this TV also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Supports Wi-Fi

The 55LA690 supports Wi-Fi. Most of the other TVs that are a similar age to this TV also support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Wi-Fi Direct

The LG 55LA690 supports Wi-Fi Direct. Most of the other similar spec TVs that came out around the same time as this TV also support Wi-Fi Direct.

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Supports Miracast

The 55LA690 supports Miracast. Most of the other televisions of this age and type also support Miracast.

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Has an Ethernet Port

The 55LA690 has an ethernet port. Most of the other TVs of this age and spec also have an ethernet port.

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Features

Supports Skype

supports Skype

The 55LA690 supports Skype, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Ergonomics

Supports Swivelling

The 55LA690 supports swivelling, as do most of the other TVs that came out around the same time as this TV.

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Supports Smartphones Being Used As a Remote

The 55LA690 supports smartphones being used as a remote. Most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television also support smartphones being used as a remote.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi)

The 55LA690 supports Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi), as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that were launched around the same time as this television.

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Has a Common Interface (CI) Slot

The LG 55LA690 has a common interface (CI) slot. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this television also have a common interface (CI) slot.

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Performance

Supports Parental Controls

The LG 55LA690 supports parental controls. Most of the other TVs of a comparable type and age to this TV also support parental controls.

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Supports 24p

The 55LA690 supports 24p, as do most of the other TVs of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Features Local Dimming

The 55LA690 features local dimming. Most of the other TVs that have been around for around the same time as this TV also feature local dimming.

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Has a Game Mode

The 55LA690 has a game mode, as do most of the other similar spec TVs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Pair of 3D Glasses Included

The 55LA690 has a pair of 3D glasses included, as do most of the other large display diagonal TVs that have been on the market for a comparable time to this TV.

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Has a Desktop Stand Included

The 55LA690 has a desktop stand included. Most of the other similar spec televisions that came out around the same time as this television also have a desktop stand included.

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Certificates

Has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified

The 55LA690 has a Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified, as do most of the other televisions of a comparable age and type to this TV.

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Smart TV

Supports Internet TV

The LG 55LA690 supports internet TV. Most of the other similar spec TVs that have been around for around the same time as this television also support internet TV.

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Supports Smart TV

The 55LA690 supports Smart TV, as do most of the other TVs of this type and age.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Subwoofer

The LG 55LA690 has a built-in subwoofer, as do most of the other TVs of this age and spec.

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Three Loudspeakers

The 55LA690 is a three loudspeaker television.

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Fairly High RMS Rated Power

At 34 Watts, the 55LA690 has a quite high RMS rated power compared to most of the other large display diagonal TVs that are a similar age to this television. The RMS rated powers of similar spec televisions that have been around for a comparable time to this TV range from 7W to 100W.

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Management Features

Has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)

The 55LA690 has an Electronic Programme Guide (EPG), as do most of the other televisions that were released around the same time as this TV.

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Weight & Dimensions

Quite Thin

Across all the televisions of a similar age and spec to this TV the depths range from 2.9mm to 100mm, and the average depth is 55mm. With a depth of only 34.7 millimeters, the LG 55LA690 has a quite thin depth compared to most of the other televisions of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

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

LG 55LA690 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 55LA690 review we compared this TV to 4,717 other models. For each TV that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 1,041,409 product attributes, 85,840 TV reviews and 3,937,500 historical TV prices from 204 TV retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this TV compared to the other models as well as any areas where this TV is lacking.
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