LG 55LV5500 Review Page 2

Value Rating: 7.5/10

For those that plan on viewing lots of Internet functions on a TV and do not care about 3D readiness this could be the perfect TV for you. The extra Magic Wand motion controller remote makes Internet browsing and using the supplied Internet suite easy and fun. Other extras include a Wifi dongle. At $1799 at most authorized Internet retailers this 55" TV presents a compelling value with competition coming from the Samsung UN55D6300 and UN55D6000, and the Sharp LC-52LE920UN series at 3" smaller.

Overall Rating: 7.75/10

Calibration: The LV5500 series has a expanded 10 point white balance control settings menu (or you can choose the 2 Point scale) as well as a complete gamut color management system adjustments. To dial the TV in perfectly follow the following settings:


Post Calibration Settings: Gamut / Color Management System
Energy Saving OFF
Picture Mode ISF Expert 1
Backlight 38
Contrast 85
Brightness 58
H Sharpness 32
V Sharpness 32
Color 56
Tint G7
True Motion OFF
LED Local Dimming OFF
Color Tint
Red 1 7
Green 3 9
Blue -13 8
Yellow -2 -1
Cyan 3 8
Magenta -3 0
Dynamic Contrast OFF
Noise Reduction OFF
Digital Noise Reduction OFF
Black Level LOW
Real Sinema OFF
Color Gamut STANDARD
Edge Enhancement OFF
Color Filter OFF
Color Temp WARM
Method 10 Point IRE
Pattern OUTER
White Balance Settings
IRE Red Green Blue
100 10 7 -40
90 2 10 -21
80 -3 10 -21
70 -5 10 -21
60 -7 8 -26
50 -7 7 -22
40 -10 3 -20
30 -6 2 -16
20 -6 -1 -12
10 -5 -5 -6

HQV Processing (Chip set) Tests

With 480i Input

Jaggies 1: Good
Jaggies 2: Poor Result
Jaggies Flag Motion Test: Average

Noise Reduction: Poor
Film Detail Test Race Car in motion/Stadium Seating: Average. The LV5500 cleans up moire' patterns quickly. Good.

Pulldown Processing tests (Up Conversion from film based content i.e. DVDs)
Cadence 2-2 30fps: Good
Cadence 2-3-3-2: Very Good

With 1080p Input

Jaggies 1: Good result
Jaggies 2: Avg. to Good result

Video Resolution Loss Test: Average result
Film Resolution Loss Test: Average to Poor result. Strobing severe.

HD Background Noise: Average. Noisy with artifacts.
Stadium Seating Test with Moire: Blur present, moire' present. Poor result TruMotion ON: Average, still some moire'
TruMotion Off: Poor Stutter effects and jerky with some moire'


  • 54.6" diagonal screen size (55" screen class)
  • 16:9 native aspect ratio with 5 correction modes
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • 4 HDMI ports
  • 2 composite AV inputs, 2 component video + audio inputs, 1 RF input, 2 USB inputs, PC input + audio input
  • Digital optical audio output
  • 1-way 10W + 10W built-in Infinite Sound speaker system with Auto Volume Leveler, Clear Voice II, and 5 sound modes
  • ±20° swivel stand included; 200mm x 200mm VESA compliant
  • Magic Motion and standard backlit remote controls included; LAN, RS-232c, and wireless control ports
  • Wi-Fi ready (adapter sold separately)
  • Smart TV streaming from top content providers
  • DLNA certified
  • Intelligent sensor adjusts picture to room lighting level
  • XD engine
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration); ISFccc
  • 24p input capable
  • LED backlighting
  • TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution
  • 3 color temperature correction modes, 7 picture modes, and 3 AV modes
  • On/Off Timer and Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep (when no signal is present)
  • Input labeling
  • Bass/treble/balance controls
  • Dolby Digital decoding
  • Dimensions (without/with stand): 51.1"/51.1" W x 30.6"/33.4" H x 1.2"/13.4" D
  • Weight (without/with stand): 51.1 lbs/61.3 lbs


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