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LG 42LW550T

Monday 14 May 2012


Rating of 3

The basics

The LG 42LW550T is a 42-inch passive 3D LED television also displays full high definition pictures. It comes with seven pairs of glasses that deliver two separate images to each eye to give the illusion of a 3D image. It features Freeview HD built-in, four HDMI ports and Smart TV capabilities to access video content from the web from sources such as LoveFilm and YouTube.

The good

At a little over £560, the LG 42LW550T is an affordable option for those dying to hop on the 3D TV bandwagon. The LG 42LW550T 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, there’s a real sense of looking at something in the third dimension. The LG 42LW550T comes with seven specs in total, so chances are you won’t need to purchase any spares. Because of this, the LG 42LW550T is great for the family and those with lots of children or visiting friends. Unlike some glasses, the ones supplied here do not require any batteries, such is the beauty of the passive tech displayed here.

The bad

However, as impressive as the 3D tech is, the images aren’t enough to excite. The LG 42LW550T lacks the ‘wow’ factor that other high-end 3D TVs have. The LG 42LW550T has a high standard to live up to, but doesn’t quite reach it.

The bottom line

The LG 42LW550T is capable of displaying images with a genuine sense of 3D but its pictures failed to get us excited.
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User comments (1)

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This TV is amazing.. I have the 47 inch version of it and it blows me away every time I watch a movie or play game in 3D it also has a wide viewing angle that allows more than just one person to watch a great quality 3D image. I have seen a high end 3D tv with active glasses and the picture quality is near the same so I dont know what the gadget show producers and presenters are saying by slandering the tvs picture quality and only giving this 3Gs when they both was also blown away by the comment they said on the show. With all active tvs you need to be directly infront of the tv if your not you wont see the 3D effect and the glasses make watching to tv a real let down by the weight of them compared to the passive 3D glasses, also if you ever need replacement glasses the cinema real D glasses work just aswell and you dont need to recharge them ever as they dont run on batteries unlike the active ones.

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