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LG 32LV550T review

Impressive mid-range TV with bags of features and enjoyably cinematic 2D performance

Our Verdict

For

  • Excellent value
  • Very good post-calibration pictures
  • Expansive online and multimedia features
  • Excellent operating system

Against

  • Numerous pointless apps in Smart TV
  • Weak audio
  • Slightly soft standard-def images

Don't be fooled by the lack of 3D, the 32-inch 32LV550T is very well specified indeed for a £600 TV.

Highlights of what's on offer include LG's new Smart TV online system with numerous video streaming sources and a new store full of apps. You'll also find extensive multimedia playback potential comes courtesy of USB inputs and DLNA PC networking - complete with LG's currently exclusive tie-up with the Plex online multimedia interface.

Edge LED lighting, meanwhile, is still quite unusual for affordable 32-inch TVs; as well as significantly reducing power consumption benefits, it can deliver picture quality benefits such as rich colours, high brightness levels and enhanced contrast – provided its tendency to suffer from inconsistent illumination is kept in check.

The 32LV550T is the smallest member of the LV550T range; above it are the 37-inch 37LV550T, 42-inch 42LV550T, and 47-inch 47LV550T. LG's LV450U series provides edge LED for less money, but you'll have to do without Freeview HD tuner or any Smart TV capability.

If you want 3D on an edge LED TV from LG, meanwhile, your cheapest port of call is the LW450U range.

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 FamilyLV5
Brand NameLG
Screen Size81.3 cm (32")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
EthernetYes
Ethernet TechnologyEthernet
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)10.80 kg
Backlight TechnologyEdge LED
VESA Mount Standard200 x 100
Operating Power Consumption58.21 W
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
Electronic Program GuideYes
DLNA CertifiedYes
VGAYes
HeadphoneYes
Digital Audio OutputYes
Height with Stand549 mm
Width with Stand776 mm
Depth with Stand240 mm
Number of Common Interface1
CI+Yes
Component VideoYes
SCARTYes
PC StreamingYes
Internet AccessYes
Media PlayerYes
Motion Interpolation TechnologyTruMotion 100Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate100 Hz
Height485 mm
Width776 mm
Depth34.9 mm
ColourGlossy Black, Brown
Brightness400 cd/m²
Sound SystemDolby Digital, Surround Sound
Product SeriesLV5
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesChannel Labeling, Teletext, Web Browser
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model32LV550T
Product Name32LV550T LED-LCD TV
Manufacturer Part Number32LV550T
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

32" Full HD LED Smart TV with 500Hz (MCI) & freeview HD

The LV5 LED Smart TV series provides Full HD 1080p picture quality with an ultra slim design which is perfect for hanging on the wall. Also on-board is 500Hz (MCI) and a USB connection for access to your favourite pictures, music and videos. This TV will also save you money off your electricity bills with 40% power consumption saving vs. an LCD TV.

SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)8.80 kg