Questions & Answers
Questionwhat does a smart tv mean?
- Answer This TV is not a smart TV. That means you can't watch Netflix or Hulu Plus or get the weather on your TV. There's no way to connect to the internet on this TV. A smart TV has either ethernet or WiFi built in to let you connect to the internet, and apps like Netflix.
QuestionThe store employees are convincing me I will see motion blur. Anyone have trouble with this while watching sports?
- Answer Thank you for your inquiry. The LG - 55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - HDTV - Model # 55LB5550 has a 120 Motion Clarity Index that helps reduce motion blur while viewing fast-moving action films, video games or sports. As you are well aware, there are two high definition television broadcast formats – 720p and 1080i. ESPN and Fox broadcast in 720p. NBC, CBS and NFL Network broadcast in 1080i and of those 2 formats, the 720p is better for sports and here's why. The 720p format delivers viewers sixty 1280 x 720 progressive video frames per second. The 1080i format delivers viewers 1920 x 1080 interlaced video frames 30 times per second. While a 1280 x 720 image has less resolution than a 1920 x 1080 image frame, the other two broadcast format factors – scanning method and frame rate – give 720p an advantage when it comes to sports. The progressive scanning method handles fast motion imagery much better as the images doesn’t suffer from artifacts that appear as jittery motion, jagged lines or blurry edges as interlaced scanning formats do. Also, most of us have 720p or 1080p televisions so the progressive broadcast doesn’t have to be de-interlaced to show on our screens as 1080i broadcasts do; the de-interlacing can create a loss of detail, among other problems. The faster frame rate (60 fps vs. 30 fps) allows fast moving objects or scenes of a fast moving camera following the action appear clearer on our screens and deliver smoother, less stuttery motion. The faster frame rate also allows the digital encoders compressing the broadcast into an MPEG-2 video stream better manage the motion because there are less changes from frame-to-frame. What these technical details really mean is that the 720p format provides for a more efficient use of the limited bandwidth available to each broadcast network and therefore provides a better picture when it comes to sports. So depending on which channel you're watching sports on, yes, you may see motion blur, but the 120 Motion Clarity Index will help to reduce this. Regardless of how technically advanced the TV is over another model, you cannot get rid of motion blur entirely. Some TVs will do it better than others, but it there still will be some!...IFV
- Answer Yes most wall mounts will work as long as you match the VESA size.
QuestionDoes the screen on this TV reflect?Is the screen shiny like glass, or does it have a matte surface that reduces reflection and glare from lamps, windows, etc?
- Answer Hello Scott2428. Thank you for your inquiry. The screen on the LG 55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - HDTV - Model # 55LB5550 is a semi-matte finish IPS panel. Depending on how much ambient light is streaming into your environment and how it is hitting the screen, you may experience some reflection and glare from the lights. A trick some people use is to put black tape in the light fixture which lessens the glare...IFV
QuestionWhat is the contrast ratio of the LG 55" Class LED 1080p HDTV tv?We've been researching TVs and we are very interested in this one, but we couldn't find where the contrast ratio is listed if there is one!
- Answer I'm not positive on the contrast ratios, but I do remember that it essentially is not a true 1080p, it has a unique video acceleration setup that, for lack of better terms, cheats to get the true 1080p image. This was the other reason I returned the tv. I ended up getting the vizio 55" e - series. After doing some more research, I found that it has one of the top 3 picture qualities out of a non-plasma unit for 2014. Also price was amazing.
QuestionIs there a stand available to fit the middle of this TV model rather than the two side feet shown?
- Answer We bought a bracket that fits the back, and you are able to pull out or pivot right or left....works great if sitting other than the middle of the room.....
QuestionDoes this TV have Dolby 5.1 (or higher) pass through from HDMI in to the TV optical out?Does this TV have Dolby 5.1 (or higher) pass through from the HDMI inputs to the optical out on the TV? This would allow surround from a blu-ray player to pass through the TV to go into a surround bar, via the TV optical out, as Dolby 5.1, DTS, etc...
- Answer Hello Clint. Thank you for your inquiry. The Optical Digital Output on the LG - 55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - HDTV - Model # 55LB5550 is available as either PCM or AUTO. PCM is used for simple systems, Sound Bars or 2.1 systems, and AUTO is used for DOLBY 5.1 systems. Depending on the method of connection for external audio which for this TV will either be the Optical Digital Output (Optical cable) or HMDI (HDMI cable), both of these can output either 2 channel stereo sound (PCM) or multi-channel Dolby 5.1 digital sound. You asked if the TV will pass Dolby 5.1 through HDMI in to the TV Optical out and the answer is no it will not, those are 2 separate audio paths which you select as described above. Remember that the Optical Digital Output is a light signal. Both the Optical Digital Output and the HDMI support uncompressed DOLBY 5.1 digital audio. If your Sound Bar consists of a bar and a subwoofer, then it probably is just a 2.1 system....IFV
QuestionHooking up two old DVD to LG 55LB5550I have a cable box and two old DVD players. Can they be hooked to this TV (LG 55LB5550?
- Answer Yes, the TV has several HDMI ports as well as RCA connections which allow you to connect those devices. We have the cable box and Apple TV connected with HDMI, then the Blueray player is connected with RBG-RCA. All audio from the inputs goes out through a fiber optic audio out to the sound system, great feature!
- Answer 52" long 31.5" high 7" wide
Questiondvds & vcrsJust purchased a LG 55LB5550 55" non smart tv which will be delivered in a few days. I would like to know if I can hook up my vcr and dvd players to it.. Lenny
- Answer Yes you can hook chosen items up no problem. I added a sound bar to the TV as well, but had to purchase an optical digital video cable because it did not come with one. Sound quality is good but not great like I wanted it. Bought sound bar at best buy for $70. Cable was about $5.
- Answer Hello Sharky, The LG - 55" Class (54-5/8" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - HDTV, Model # 55LB5550 has three tuners built-in. It has an ATSC tuner, an NTSC Tuner and a QAM tuner. An ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committee) tuner, often called an ATSC receiver or HDTV tuner is a type of television tuner that allows reception of digital television (DTV) television channels transmitted by television stations in North America. All LG TVs have these tuners built in them and they all come with a supplied remote...IFV
QuestionHow far apart are the feet (stands) on the TV?I see the width of the TV itself is almost 59". But how far apart are the stands on each end. Don't tell me they are as wide as the TV because they are each placed in 3 or 4 inches. Does anyone own this TV and can measure the distance. Thank you for your help!
- Answer The LG LB5550 55" diagonal TV referenced is actually 49" wide. The legs are slightly angled, set wider at the front at 47" apart (outside edges of legs) , with the back at 42" (again measuring outside edge to edge of legs). The legs are about 1" wide, so the distance between them is 45" (front) and 40" (back). They also extend forward 4" from the vertical plane of the TV face, and about 4-5" in the back, depending upon whether you measure from the frame or the body of the TV. The vertical center of the legs directly below the TV are about 2-1/2" from the outer edges of the TV. Hope this helps and isn't too confusing.
- Answer This TV doesn't have one that I am aware of. Only audio output is has is the Digital Audio output that requires a specific cable.
- Answer Any sound bar that will accept a digital audio cable as this is the only audio output on the television.