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LG 47LW550T review

LG's new 47-inch 3D LED screen makes a convincing argument for passive 3D

If you're happy listening to MP3s on an iPod rather than lugging a Discman around, then you'll probably also appreciate the convenience of the 47LW550T's Cinema 3D system without worrying too much about its sub-full HD, three-dimensional images.

Of course, there's more to the 47LW550T than its 3D capabilities. This is a high-end smart TV, with plenty of fine-tuning options, at an eye-catching price.

We liked

The 47LW550T offers a high-quality 2D picture performance thanks to efficient edge-LED lighting and a brilliant set of user adjustments, while 3D images benefit from the 47-inch screen size and flicker-free Cinema 3D technology. The online portal and Smart Share make it an ideal set for a connected home.

We disliked

The 47LW550T's motion-handling isn't up to the high standards set by other areas of its picture peformance, and some of the picture and sound presets (take a bow, 'Vivid') are hopelessly inadequate. The wide bezel design isn't as neat as it could be, either.

Verdict

Hardcore AV geeks will always remain sniffy about passive 3D screens because of the drop in picture resolution, but LG needn't be bothered – the 47LW550T is a consumer product, not a reference-grade 3D display.

Its 2D performance is rock-solid, its mulitimedia functions are up to speed with the competition and its particular flavour of 3D is convenient and comfortable. Fun for all the family, as the saying goes.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLED-LCD TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Number of SCART Interfaces1
Product FamilyLW5
3D Type3D
Brand NameLG
Screen Size119.4 cm (47")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)20.70 kg
Backlight TechnologyDirect LED
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption84.80 W
Dynamic Contrast Ratio8,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand746 mm
Width with Stand1121 mm
Depth with Stand256 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height678 mm
Width1121 mm
Depth23.5 mm
Brightness400 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital Plus, Surround Sound
Product SeriesLW5
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesTeletext, Auto Program, Auto-off, Favorite Channel Selection
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model47LW550T
Product Name47LW550T LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number47LW550T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

Welcome to the Next Generation 3D TV from LG. The LW5 Cinema 3D Smart TV series provides the ultimate in-home entertainment to share with your family and friends by bringing the cinema 3D experience home. The LW5 series is available in a variety of screen sizes all with Smart TV - so you can watch the best of the internet on the big screen and access all your favorite media from multiple devices from the comfort of your living room sofa.

Package Contents
  • 47LW550T LED-LCD TV
  • Remote Control
  • 'AAA' Batteries
  • Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials CD
  • Owner's Manual
  • 8 x (M4 x 12) Screws
  • 3D Glasses
  • Composite Gender Cable
  • Component Gender Cable
  • SCART Gender Cable
SpeakersYes
Limited Warranty1 Year
Weight (Approximate)18.40 kg