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LG 55LW5600

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice
55" 120Hz Aug 2011
Display Diagonal HD Type 3D High Frequency Rate Release Date
No need to worry about recharging and it weighs only 16 grams, much lighter than conventional 3D glasses, and its reasonably priced so you can enjoy the 3D experience together with all your family... More
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24 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

This television received an "Editor's Choice" from both PC Mag and Digitaltrends.com, both of which concluded that this TV was superb.

Average Expert Reviews

Sixteen experts from sites including CNET.com, PC Mag, Digitaltrends.com and techreviewsource.com have rated this television on average 79 out of 100.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Sixteen LG 55LW5600 owners agreed that the product had a good 3D picture quality. Expert website Digitaltrends.com mentioned “The LG 47LW5600 is a great alternative for those who don’t want to drop a bundle on 3D HDTVs using active shutter glasses” in their review of this TV. Expert review site Bigpicturebigsound.com mentioned “The folks in the active 3D camp are not going to like this.” in their review of this TV. Five years ago expert website Engadget.com said in their review “The TV industry's love affair with 3D and connected TV features doesn't appear to be waning any time soon” and scored the product 4 stars.

Good Product Quality

A few LG 55LW5600 reviewers who purchased it reckoned that it was good quality. Cnet.com wrote “The LG LW5600's 2D picture quality is very good for an edge-lit LED-based LCD TV, especially in bright rooms” and gave it a score of 76 out of 100. Five years ago Pcmag.com wrote on expert website PC Mag “Top-notch 2D- and 3D-image quality” in their review and gave the LG 55LW5600 a rating of 5 stars. Expert website Consumersearch.com mentioned “The 55-inch LG 55LW5600 is winning fans for its combination of good picture quality and cutting- edge features” .

Good Technical Features

Several LG 55LW5600 reviewers reckoned that this TV had good features. Pcmag.com wrote on PC Mag “A wealth of features” in their review of this TV. Gadgetreview.com gave it a rating of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the LG 55LW5600 “The LG 47LW5600 comes with all of the latest bells and whistles, including 3D, built-in apps”. Hdtvsolutions.com mentioned “As hardware and software products mature, more and more features seem to seep into them” in their review of this TV.

Good Picture Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that it had good picture quality. Evogadget.com mentioned in their review of the LG 55LW5600 “Good 2D picture quality”. Evogadget.com also said “Pricier sets have better 2D picture quality”. Evogadget.com also mentioned “Excellent blacks and shadow detail”.

Easy to Use

A number of people who bought this TV concluded that it was easy to use. Hereshow.ca said “LG's Cinema 3D televisions, new for 2011, are the first HDTVs to use passive 3D technology While you still need glasses with passive 3D”. Four years ago Evogadget.com mentioned “Good remote control” in their review of the LG 55LW5600. Evogadget.com also said “Neither one of the two remotes is easy to use”.

A few LG 55LW5600 owners thought the LG 55LW5600 was comfortable and easy to hold. Hereshow.ca wrote five years ago “The polarizer glasses are far more comfortable than active-shutter glasses” in their review of the LG 55LW5600. Four years ago Evogadget.com said in their review “Very comfortable 3D viewing”.

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to setup. Evogadget.com said “Easy to set up” in their review of this TV.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it had a good experience. Televisioninfo.com said “The LG 47LW5600 ($1699 MSRP) offers great color performance and an improved 3D experience from older-generation 3D TVs at a mid-range price” in their LG 55LW5600 review.

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this TV had a good interface. Televisioninfo.com wrote five years ago “The user experience and interface is very good” in their review of the LG 55LW5600.

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LG Televisions Have Good Reviews

Based on 6,328 expert and user reviews, LG has good reviews for its TVs. LG also has good reviews specifically for its large TVs.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed this TV considered that it was good looking. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote five years ago “The stylish, 47-inch LG 47LW5600 packages impressive connected-TV features with decent image quality, 3D support” in their review.

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer concluded that it was neat. Five years ago expert review site Pcmag.com wrote “Throws in a handful of other neat f” in their review.

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Good Connectivity

A few LG 55LW5600 owners who bought it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Expert website Televisioninfo.com wrote “With an extensive library of internet content and very few shortcomings” in their LG 55LW5600 review. Televisioninfo.com also said “The LG 47LW5600 is a solid LCD TV that has excellent color and internet performance”.

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer who purchased the product concluded that it was wifi compatible. Expert review site Gadgetreview.com mentioned four years ago “Whistles, including 3D, built-in apps and wireless connectivity, all for a dec” and rated it 4 stars.

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Good High Def TV

Three customers agreed that this TV was good at displaying high definition TV. Hereshow.ca said five years ago “This is an excellent television for 2D HDTV” in their review of the LG 55LW5600.

Good Size

One LG 55LW5600 owner who reviewed the LG 55LW5600 thought it was thin. Expert website Techmagnifier.com wrote in their review five years ago “The LG LW5600 3D LCD HDTV is a slim LED lit LCD model which has created quite a buzz in th”.

One LG 55LW5600 owner who purchased the product considered that it was lightweight. Evogadget.com mentioned “Lightweight and inexpensive 3D glasses”. One LG 55LW5600 reviewer thought it was tight. Expert review site Evogadget.com said “Anyway, competition is tight between different brands”.

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Robust

Several customers who purchased it concluded that it was well made. Expert website Gadgetreview.com gave the LG 55LW5600 a score of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “A solid TV with good color quality”.

Good Remote Control

A few customers concluded that the product had a good remote control. Evogadget.com mentioned in their review “Decent backlit remote”.

Smart TV Features Are Good

One LG 55LW5600 owner mentioned that the product had good apps.

Good Sound Quality

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it had good sound quality. Evogadget.com mentioned “Excellent sound quality” in their review of the LG 55LW5600.

Good Environmental Credentials

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the LG 55LW5600 was good in terms of power usage. Evogadget.com mentioned “Energy efficient” in their review.

Good Support

One LG 55LW5600 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Evogadget.com wrote in their review “Audio is anemic, manual covers dozens of models”.

3D Compatible

The 55LW5600 is 3D compatible, as are most of the other TVs of this spec and age.

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Has a WiFi Connection

has a WiFi connection

Like most of the other similar spec TVs that have been on the market for more than two years, the 55LW5600 has a WiFi connection.

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Supports One Audio Format

The 55LW5600 has a greater number of audio formats than most large TVs that have been available for around the same time as it. This television supports an MP3 audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by comparable spec TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 55LW5600.

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Has Three Smart Modes

The LG 55LW5600 has a greater number of smart modes than most large TVs that have been around for more than two years. This LG TV has a Game smart mode, which is the most frequently found smart mode found on large TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 55LW5600. The smart modes "Cinema" and "Sports" are also found on this television.

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Quite Thin

The 55LW5600 has one of the thinner thicknesses (only 29.9 millimeters) amongst TVs of this age. Comparable spec TVs that were released around the same time as the 55LW5600 have thicknesses of between 3.5mm and 100mm.

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Very Fast Response Time

Across all the TVs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 55LW5600 the response times range from 0.1ms to 16ms. At only 2.6 milliseconds, the LG 55LW5600 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other televisions of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Smart TV Features

The LG 55LW5600 does not support smart TV features, unlike most of the other comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 55LW5600 which support smart TV features.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 55LW5600 does not have a built-in camera, although this is within the context that most of the other large TVs that came out around the same time as the 55LW5600 also do not have a built-in camera.

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Only Supports One Image Format

The 55LW5600 has a greater number of image formats than most TVs that came out around the same time as it. This TV supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by TVs of this type and age.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

The 55LW5600 does not feature OLED technology. Most of the other TVs of a similar age and type to the 55LW5600 also do not feature OLED technology.

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3 Other reasons to consider the LG 55LW5600

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 TVs that came out more than two years ago. 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 Five Years Ago

LG released the 55LW5600 over five years ago.

Average Refresh Rate

With a refresh rate of 120 hertz, the 55LW5600 has a relatively average refresh rate compared to most of the other TVs of this age and type.

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Specification

Display
Display Diagonal
HD Type
3D
High Frequency Rate
Response Time
Contrast Ratio (dynamic)
Display Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Aspect Ratio
Full HD Display
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Viewing Angle, Vertical
HD-Ready
Ports & Interfaces
Anynet (HDMI-CEC) Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
RF Ports Quantity
RS-232 Ports
Digital Audio Optical Out
PC Audio in
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
DVI Port
PC in (D-Sub)
HDMI Ports Quantity
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC)
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Management Features
On/Off Timer
Smart Modes
Performance
Video Formats Supported
Audio Formats Supported
Image Formats Supported
Child Lock
Design
Colour of Product
Certificates
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) Certified
Weight & Dimensions
Depth
Weight
Weight With Stand
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Height
Width

2 Awards

Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice PC Mag Editor's Choice

Expert Reviews

(22)
1 June 2012

The LG Infinia 47LW5600 makes a good companion. Not the best, but not the last in line, either...

Excellent 2D 3D performance
Available with 3D Polarized Passive System
Cornertocorner picture uniformity
WiFi included
Excellent sound quality
Some glitches and passive 3D splits 1080p
Expensive
This LG LED TV is relatively expensive
Its edge-lit local dimming LED scheme produces some artifacts and blooming
Highlights were somewhat muted in dark scenes
25 January 2012

A solid TV with good color quality but less than average black and white contrast. 3D picture quali...

14 December 2011

Video Review: The LG Insignia LW5600 3D TV comes with a 55" LCD screen, LG Cinema 3D technology and limitless entertainment with the LG Smart TV feature. But how do all these features play out?... Read more…

3 October 2011

It should be noted that although the device comes with two remotes yet neither of them are easy to use. You need to go through the manual before operating this LCD TV. Our LG LW5600 3D LCD HDTV...

29 September 2011

To the LG 55LW5600 LED LCD TVI first saw the passive 3D LCD displays at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show and was immediately drawn in by their crisp bright displays and limited crosstalk. Fellow... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 9 March 2012 by Juney

As this is my first venture into LCD tv I looked at and researched tv's for about a year. I looked at plasmas, lcd, led and read the arguments between them. Then I looked at brands. Lastly I made... Read more…

Reviewed 8 March 2012 by Dvall

The tv is everything it says it is and more. i was very impressed by the extra features and the technology over all. the price cant be beat. in this case you get more than what you paid for. the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 February 2012 by Karryf

I am an electronics fanatic. My house looks like a Best Buy store with all the newest electronic gadgits. Of all the TVs I have owned in my life (and that is quite a lot), this is the best I have... Read more…

Reviewed 2 January 2012 by JZB

This is my first venture into flat screen and HD. I searched for months narrowed it down to 55 and finally settled on this model. I thought this was the best value of the other major brands. I am... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2011 by Surprised

We purchased this in hopes that it would be a great value. Out of the box, it didn't work right. Called the manufacturer and they sent out a technician. Lucky for us we got a loaner TV from the... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 55lw5600
Barcodes 00719192580961
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