LG 49LF5500 Review

May 27, 2023
David Sunnyside

This reviewer received promo considerations or a sweepstakes entry for writing this article.

LG's LF5500 is a good choice for people who want to watch sports or movies but don't want to pay the high price of an OLED. This TV has excellent picture quality, low input lag and supports HDR content. It's not great for gaming though, the screen has poor contrast ratio and bad screen uniformity. It also has a lot of motion blur that makes it difficult to play games with this TV.

The LF5500 is part of LG's 2022 Gallery Series, which features their most premium designs and highest-scoring performance. The LF5500 is a slim, elegant set that looks great mounted on a wall. It's designed for professional installation and comes with a bracket. LG recommends a recessed AV box for the full Gallery Series effect.

Like all of the Gallery Series sets, the LF5500 has an ambient light sensor that automatically adjusts brightness based on room lighting. It also has an "Energy Saver" mode that can reduce power consumption to 38 watts. This year LG has improved the onscreen manual, making it easier to navigate and understand. It also includes a simplified Picture Wizard that gives non-Experts a more straightforward way to make basic adjustments.

The LF5500's only downside is that it lacks the higher refresh rate, G-Sync and Dolby Vision support of the more expensive Gallery Series sets. It's not a huge deal for most buyers, but it might be if you're used to the extra features of these other sets.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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