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LG 55LE5500 LED LCD HDTV Review

55 in.

Color performance is outstanding, but TVs with nearly-as-good performance that can be had for a lot less.

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Power Consumption

Power Consumption Summary
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Power Consumption*(9.06)*


The LG 55LE55000 is a modest power consumer, requiring only about $18.85 per year to operate. That's the performance with a lowered backlight. We recommend raising the backlight for the best video performance, but you can also lower the backlight for even more energy savings. (More on how we test Power Consumption.)

Setting Average Watts Cost per Year
Backlight: 38 (Maximum) 53.7 watts $10.49

Backlight: 38

(Minimum recommended)

96.5 watts $18.85

Backlight: 0

(Minimum)

166.8 watts $32.56

Below is a table that shows how the LG 55LE55000 compares with the competition. As you can see, a plasma TV like the Samsung burns far more power than an LCD. 

Power Consumption
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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Vizio XVT553SV
  14. Vs Sony KDL-52EX700
  15. Vs Samsung PN50C6500
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
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