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LG 47LD520 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

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  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • 100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • Picture Wizard II
  • Smart Energy Savings
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 47LD520
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 47 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4 x 46.2 x 28.5 inches ; 45.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 64 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0039RV0A0
  • Item model number: 47LD520
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,175 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at March 20, 2010

Product Description

Great for sports and fast action, the 47-inch LG 47LD520 LCD HDTV offers 1080p Full HD resolution for crystal-clear detail, TruMotion 120Hz technology for virtually no motion blur, and a super-quick response time of 2.4ms (milliseconds). Other features include an amazing 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for more stunning colors and deeper blacks, capability to play MP3 audio files and JPEG photo slideshows from a USB drive, stereo speakers with 20 watts of power and Dolby Digital decoding, and three HDMI inputs.

Key Features

Full HD 1080p resolution
This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.

TruMotion 120Hz
TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Now your TV can keep up with your fast-moving entertainment.

100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
No more worrying about dark scenes or dull colors. The dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1 delivers more stunning colors and deeper blacks than you can imagine.

Intelligent Sensor
Don't strain your eyes. Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.

AV Mode
Sports, movies and video games are best enjoyed with customized settings. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema", Sports" or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Picture Wizard
Get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple-to-use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
24P Real Cinema
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG's Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you'll love Real Cinema.
ISFccc Calibration Ready
LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
Clear Voice II
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard. Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.

Infinite Sound
What's a great picture without great sounds to match? Infinite Sound delivers an amazing listening experience with deep, rich bass to make the most of your entertainment.

Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital lets you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound. And you can trust that you'll get the same great Dolby Digital audio quality no matter what you're watching--a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, TV programming or downloaded content. Best of all, you can be confident that you'll hear the audio exactly as it was intended, because Dolby Digital is also used to create the soundtracks for movies and games.
USB 2.0
Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen in the comfort of your living room. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files.
HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience. HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.
Having a hard time keeping track of your remotes? With SimpLink, all your LG devices can be controlled with just one remote.
Smart Energy Saving
With LG's Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.

Key Specifications

  • Screen size: 47-inch class (47 inches diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p Full HD)
  • Dynamic contrast ratio: 100,000:1
  • Viewing angle: 178 degrees horizontal/vertical
  • Response time: 2.4ms
  • Built-in tuner: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
  • Audio output: 20 watts (10W x 2)
  • Speaker system: 2-way, 4 speakers
  • Dolby Digital decoder: Yes
  • Surround system: Infinite Sound
  • Input labeling: Yes
  • Swivel stand: ±20 degrees
  • VESA compliance: 200mm x 200mm
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor


  • HDMI (version 1.3, HDCP): 2 rear, 1 side
  • Component: 1 rear
  • Composite A/V: 1 rear, 1 side
  • RF: 1 rear
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1 rear
  • PC audio input: 1 rear
  • Digital audio output: 1 optical, rear
  • USB: 1 side
  • Headphone out: 1 side
  • RS-232c input: 1 rear


  • TV without stand: 46.2 x 28.5 x 4.0 inches (WxHxD); 45.9 pounds
  • TV with stand: 46.2 x 31.1 x 13.3 inches (WxHxD); 51.6 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

LG 2010 HDTV Comparison

Series: LD350 LD450 LD520 LD550 LD650 LE5300 LE5400 LE8500 LX6500 PJ350 PK550 PK750
Models: 22-inch
Panel type LCD LCD LCD LCD LCD LED LCD LED LCD LED LCD 3D LED Plasma Plasma Plasma
LED Local Dimming -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3D Ready -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Resolution 720p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 1080p 720p 1080p 1080p
Contrast ratio 50k:1
Refresh rate 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz 240Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz 240Hz 600Hz 600Hz 600Hz
Response time 5ms 4ms 2.4 2.4 2 2.4ms 2.6ms 1ms 2ms -- -- --
Netcast Entertainment -- -- -- -- -- --
HDMI input 2 2 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4
Component input
(Y, PB, PR)
1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 2 2
Composite input 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
PC input
USB port 1 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 1 1 2
MP3 and JPEG
DivX video
-- -- -- -- --
Ethernet -- -- -- -- -- --
Wireless 1080p Ready -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Star -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Series: LD350 LCD LD450 LCD LD520 LCD LD550 LCD LD650 LCD LE5300 LED LE5400 LED LE8500 LED LX6500
PJ350 Plasma PK550 Plasma PK750 Plasma

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Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Description

This is a Full HD television anyone would be happy with, at almost any budget. It's 47" screen is great for sports and fast action, along with offering the Core Technologies that make every LG television something better.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Everything I expected, and then some. The picture quality was excellent. TruMotion watching sports is crazy, makes it look like ur actually there. Read more ›
This was my first big tv purchase and I was a bit worried. But the picture quality is great and I really enjoy the size. I NEVER use the TruMotion though. Read more ›
I used to have a 720P 37" and stepping…Watching true HD tv is amazing, shipping was lightning fast and the delivery guy even brought it up 2 flights of stairs by him self. Read more ›
Super TV for the price. The HD picture is great and the internal speaker audio is acceptable and as good or better than most of the other TVs on the market. Read more ›
The TV is great. Even though i knew i bought an older model, the picture is fantastic. The features are fine for most people not looking for cutting edge grapghics and… Read more ›
Easy set-up. Picture is fantastic. Tru-motion is a little annoying; I have it turned off for the DVD-Blu Ray source. Read more ›
I wanted a LCD but the plasma seemed a better buy so I bought it…Set up was easy and we have experienced no burn in or any problems in the 45 -50 days we have had the TV. Read more ›
Updated: TV was very easy to setup. It searched for digital channels and found them. Read more ›
Pretty easy to set up, but you do have to go in an cut down on the contrast and brightness levels. Picture quality is excellent. Read more ›
So I have only recently bought the TV so take this with a grain of salt but I am very pleased with the TV. It was extremely easy to set up and the picture quality is great. I… Read more ›
This TV looks great, super easy to set up and use, the picture is outstanding. I have used all the ports and features and have yet to find a complaint. Read more ›
I've had this TV installed for a couple weeks. It was easy setup although upon first look it was not quite what I expect. That is 100% attributed to the fact that I didn't… Read more ›
We love this t.v.- it is much better than phillips and the picture is perfect- recommend buy if you need a t.v.- price is great Read more ›
I was a little nervous making such a large purchase online but this really turned out to be a great buy! The price was perfect. It works great with a beautiful picture, my… Read more ›
My LG is hooked up to Verizon Fios and the picture is awesome. Went back on several sites to check on current prices and the value is holding well. You won't go wrong with… Read more ›
I never imagined how big it really was. I bought it after a little internet research coupled with the great price. Then the upgrade to a HDTV Dish Network receiver and I… Read more ›
The picture quality is very sharp. You get a very good TV for a very reasonable price. Read more ›
Great HD picture! Great Price. You won't be disappointed. Read more ›
I think I could…The standard settings are not bad but the Picture Wizard feature is great and walks you though tweaking the settings to get a picture you are happy with. Read more ›
I had searched around online for a new flat panel tv for quite some time when I finally decided on this one. It seemed to have the best features for the best value. I… Read more ›
Also the market for TV's are…If you don't really care about that and want a good TV with a good picture and nice amount of features the LG 47LD520 is the way to go . N… Read more ›
I think auto motion plus (120hz) is already…It makes things a little strange on movies, because it pulls a weird zoom feature across the screen and gets a bit annoying. I… Read more ›
One small complaint, is the TruMotion feature is ridiculous. I have tried with sports on the low setting (3) and its not as bad but I think its a complete waste. I don't… Read more ›
It was simple to set up to DirecTV and my DVD player. Love the voice moderation feature that keeps commercials from blowing you into the next county. :0) I read reviews and… Read more ›
Especially during dark scenes. The sound was always mediocre. Tiny speaker technology can deliver much better sound than this, but maybe they just want you to order the… Read more ›
I know nothing about televisions so all I can say from a woman's perspective is that this is a great tv. The picture and sound is perfect. It's exactly the right size for… Read more ›
The setup was very easy. The picture and sound are outstanding. Read more ›
They delivered the tv at the time promised. The sound is good on it. We are not surround sound, gotta feel the rumble sound effects people, but are happy with… Read more ›
We found this tv to be easy to set up and put to use. It has a great picture and sound system. It does work much better with the HD cable. Read more ›
We ordered the Onkyo HT550--660W system for $279. It is a bargain and has great sound. Not much reason to go to the theatre now. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Drew on June 26, 2010
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Picture quality is good, although I had to mess with the color settings a lot (I'm still not sure I've got it 100% correct). There is some slight discoloration around the edges, but this is only noticeable when the TV is displaying one solid color.

I can't stand to have the smoothing option (called TruMotion) turned on. It's supposed to make TV look better, but I think it makes everything look like a soap opera. Luckily, it's easy to turn off (Menu>Picture>TruMotion). Note: you'll have to turn off TruMotion for each individual input. TV will look a little juddery without the smoothing, but it's a limitation of all 120Hz TVs, and it's a whole lot better than having TruMotion turned on (in my opinion).

That said, movies and video games look fantastic with the smoothing turned off. My Xbox 360 and PS3 games look great, as do Blu-ray movies.

I maxed out the 3 HDMI ports pretty quickly (Xbox 360, PS3, DVR), but I figure if I need another one, it'd probably be time to get a receiver anyway. It should be noted that there is only one set of component inputs.

Speakers are fine, nothing to write home about but they get the job done.

Remote requires you to point at a pretty specific spot (the lower-right corner of the TV). Kind of annoying, but I got used to it (I sit about 10 feet away).

The swiveling stand is nice (I turn it to face the kitchen when I'm making dinner), but it only turns about 20 degrees.

Overall, I'm very happy with what I got for the price I paid!
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Big Richard on February 15, 2011
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Since owning this television, I've since changed my "perfect settings" about 12 times.

What was throwing me off was the CONTRAST LEVEL. I kept wanting to pump it up to 100, and thought it was the means to the better picture. I was WAY off.

So try these settings out, let me know what you think:

Aspect Ratio: For things like computer input, set it to Just Scan. For things like TV, or Blu Ray, you can select Set By Program for smoother tru motion. (Basically, Just Scan sometimes finds lines on the outside edge, and this actually causes tru motion to look a bit choppy at times.)

Picture Mode: Expert 1
Backlight: 100
Contrast: 82 - THIS IS IMPORTANT. You must fight the temptation to push this higher. It will be worth it.
Brightness: 47 - 53 (set to preference.) Mine is at 50.
H & V Sharpness: 62 (again, set to preference.)
Color: 63
Tint: G6

Dynamic Contrast: Low (works very well with Contrast at 82)
Noise Reduction: Low
Digital Noise Reduction: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: Who cares?
Color Gamut: BT709
Edge Enhancer High
Color Temperature: Medium
Gamma: 1.9

The rest can be default.

So why would Contrast at 82 matter? Well, if you read other reviews, you'll see that people bitch about the blacks. Specifically, the mid to upper blacks. Contrast takes care of this. At 82, with Dynamic Contrast at Low, you'll get a very smooth transition from the darkest darks to the lightest blacks. These "mid to upper blacks" are controlled by Contrast, and if you set Contrast to 100, you fade these black levels.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By George H. Crone on August 27, 2010
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I've had this TV installed for a couple weeks. It was easy setup although upon first look it was not quite what I expect. That is 100% attributed to the fact that I didn't purchase any HDMI cables so I had to hook up my HDMI cable box from time warner using RCA cables. Let me tell you the picture is pretty bad if you aren't using HDMI cables. Once I bought those the next hurdle I had was Time Warner's HDMI channels were unviewable, they kept blinking on/off and was really strange. It wasn't until I called Time Warner and had them resync my cable box that everything came to life. Wholly canolies what a difference. CBS, NBC, Discovery... all the HDMI channels were awesome. It then took me an hour plus to go to all my DVR recordings and change from regular tv to HDMI channels. Even a basic news reports is dang near spectacular viewing via Hi Def. I have watched a few Netflix movies and DVD movies utilizing the 1080P up-convert on my DVD player and it is quite awesome however in comparison to my buddies Blue Ray player it's not quite the same. That being said I have no complaints at all, the TV looks great! I did purchase a new LG surround sound system to support the Fiber Optic Audio output being that the TV has just has adequate audio. The presets on video are good and the video wizard to help setup the video for your specific environment is good. For $800, no tax, free shipping and "same as cash financing" (with signing up for an Amazon card) I'm very pleased with this TV. Usually a purchase of this size brings buyers remorse but I'm still stoked :-)
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By ChimaeraGroup on September 15, 2010
Excellent product from LG. Ordering was easy, the delivery company was efficient, courteous, and professional. I've now been using this TV for a little over a month now, and have had no issues with it at all.
120Hz - The 120Hz feature, while not necessarily revolutionary, is still a nice evolution of display technology, although with two drawbacks that I've noticed with my short time using this feature. First, it took time for my eyes to adjust to the smoothing effect - older black and white videos appeared almost too smooth, while other more recently produced programs appear to have little difference between 120Hz and normal viewing modes. Second, when filling in blank frames to achieve the smoothing effect, the TV will occasionally "guess" wrong and the frame may distort slightly for an extremely brief moment (so brief I only notice it very rarely). As far as I can tell this is a natural drawback of the 120Hz effect, but occurs so infrequently as to be a very minor complaint. 120Hz can also be turned off
Stand - The display stand works well, with the left/right pivot feature being a nice bonus.
Sound - The TV's built in speakers work quite well, with above average sound quality and a nice range of volume.
Ports - A good range of ports with an extra HDMI, standard video, and USB on the side of the TV for extra convenience.
Picture Quality - Excellent. Absolutely no complaints with the picture on this TV. Colors stand out well and the viewing angle is great.
This TV is an excellent purchase when it is on sale or has special deals attached. Without those deals it seems the price/quality ratio is lessened, and other options may offer better value.
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