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LG 47LH30 47-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV, Gloss Black

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  • LCD HDTV features a slim profile contoured edges with swivel stand
  • 1080p Full HD resolution 1920 x 1080p with 3x HDMI v 1.3 digital inputs and PC input
  • Invisible speaker system with Dolby Digital 5.1 & Clear voice for richer more balanced sound & a polished look
  • Super ISFccc caple of professional calibration for picture performance
  • 50,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
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Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight43.4 pounds
Product Dimensions3.9 x 44.9 x 28.5 inches
Item model number47LH30
Color NameGloss Black
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Best Sellers Rank #189,208 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight61.1 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 6, 2009
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Product Description

Product Description

47" LCD TV FULL HD 1080p (1920 x 1080p) resolution, 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, ATSC/NTSC/Clearn QAM - 1 Tuner, XD Engine, 178 True Wide Viewing Angle, SRS TruSurround XT, Invisible Speakers, Dolby Digital 5.1 Decoder, 3 HDMI, USB 2.0, includes swivel stand

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer html> LG LH40 (August 29, 2009)
Think there’s no such thing as an affordable 1080p TV with great features and technology?  You’ll think again when you take a look at the LH30.  It delivers a stunning picture in Full HD 1080p and LG’s innovative Core Technologies deliver an enhanced audio and video experience.  With the LH30, affordability doesn’t mean compromise. It means getting a great HDTV—period. See for yourself.

Innovative Technologies

Double the Detail
Make all your favorite sports, TV shows, movies, and video games more realistic.  Get nearly double the pixel resolution of standard HD with Full HD 1080p Resolution. (Learn more)

Like Night and Day
It’s easy for details to get lost in the shadows.  50,000:1 Contrast Ratio allows for deeper blacks and greater picture detail, especially in darker scenes. (Learn more)

Core Technologies

Find the Perfect Picture
Getting your picture looking great is easier than ever with Picture Wizard.  Enables easy self-calibration with your remote by providing on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements. (Learn more)

Audio Should be Heard, Not Seen
The slim-silhouette Invisible Speaker System delivers a look and audio that are equal parts clean and polished. (Learn more)

Hear Every Whisper
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. (Learn more)

Customized Enjoyment
Sports, cinema and video games can all be heard and seen as they were meant to be with AV Mode II. (Learn more)

Other Features

Watch Like A Pro
It's ISFccc Ready for professional calibration.  A more personalized viewing experience awaits, if you're so inclined. (Learn more)

Smart Energy
Conserve money and energy.  With an Energy Star 3.0 rating, you can be green and save green. (Learn more)

Bring Theater to the Couch
Don't feel like making it out to the multiplex? 24P Real Cinema gives you a movie-theater-experience right in your own home. (Learn more)

Connect with Crystal Clear Color
Hook up your HD devices and get the Full HD experience.  3 HDMI V.1.3. Deep Color inputs give you the rich hues and HD picture you want. (Learn more)

Versatile Technology
LCD televisions offer a greater variety of sizes, are generally more energy efficient than Plasma and work wonders for video games and computer graphics. (Learn more)

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Full HD 1080p Resolution
Enjoy enhanced picture quality over standard HDTV with almost double the pixel resolution.  See sharper details like never before.  Just imagine a Blu-ray disc or video game seen on your new LG Full HD 1080p TV.

50,000:1 Contrast Ratio
Great picture needs a great contrast ratio, which is defined as the ratio between the bright whites and dark blacks being displayed.  With the superior 50,000:1 Contrast Ratio, you will experience deeper blacks and greater picture clarity, especially in shadowy scenes.

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.

Invisible Speaker System
You won’t believe what you’re hearing.  Fine-tuned by renowned audio expert Mr. Mark Levinson, LG TVs utilize a unique, hidden speaker system that delivers a clean, polished look with a wider sound field.  Where some sound systems and speakers only project their best audio towards the center of a room, the Invisible Speaker System projects great sound throughout.

Clear Voice II
Automatically enhances and amplifies the sound of the human voice frequency range to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.  Can also be personalized with a new 12-step adjustment level—putting you in control.

AV Mode II
Quickly and easily select from one of three AV modes for "Cinema," "Sports," or "Games" to enjoy optimized HDTV picture and audio quality easily set with a convenient button on the remote control.

ISFccc 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.

Contemporary Design
The perfect hint of transparency is added to the glossy black frame to add elegance to any room in the house

Smart Energy Saving
In addition to adhering to the new Energy Star 3.0 guidelines, LG HDTVs have energy-saving options like the ability to choose settings for different types of programming. Now you can save the world from the comfort of your couch.

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.

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.

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
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Why LCD?

LCD displays deliver increasingly higher contrast ratios along with bright, crystal-clear images that look great in a variety of lighting conditions.  They're available in sizes that fit any space, at prices that meet any budget.  Many LCD HDTVs also have new features that can significantly reduce power consumption.  So whether you enjoy movies, sports or video games, there's an LCD HDTV just right for you.

There's an LG LCD for everyone

LH85 Series (47-inch 47LH85 or 55-inch 55LH85 )*
If you want an LCD HDTV that goes beautifully almost anywhere in the house, without any wires or clutter, LH85 is for you.  Wireless, uncompressed Full HD 1080p transmission allows you the freedom to place your HDTV almost anywhere.

LH55 Series (37-inch, 42-inch, 47-inch, or 55-inch class sizes*)
Sports lovers, gaming fanatics, and thrill junkies now have their perfect TV.  TruMotion 240Hz virtually eliminates motion blur in fast-paced action for a crystal clear picture.  Bring the action closer to real life and enjoy it like it was meant to be seen.

LH50 Series (42-inch 42LH50 or 47-inch 47LH50)*
Ever imagine that you would be able to access instant entertainment from the Internet that streams directly to your HDTV—without ever using a computer? You can.  LH50's NetCast Entertainment Access** makes tapping into Internet entertainment content easy, fast and enjoyable.

LH40 Series (32-inch 32LH40, 37-inch 37LH40, 42-inch 42LH40, 47-inch 47LH40, or 55-inch 55LH40)*
A television built for almost anyone's interests or needs.  Full HD 1080p, robust features and Energy Star rating make this an all-around great HDTV.

LH30 Series (32-inch 32LH30, 37-inch 37LH30, 42-inch 42LH30, or 47-inch 47LH30)*
Superb 1080p HDTV resolution can be available on almost any budget when you consider the LH30.  Stylish, economical Full HD that offers multiple features and a rich experience.

LH20 Series (42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch, 26-inch, 22-inch, or 19-inch class sizes*)
A feature-rich HD experience that comes in sizes that fit almost any room in the house and prices that fit almost any budget.  It’s a great way to get into HD.

LU55 Series (19-inch, 22-inch, or 26-inch class sizes*)
Big entertainment can come in small packages.  A stylish, Full HD 1080p choice for smaller spaces like the kitchen or kids' rooms.

*actual diagonal measurement
**Internet connection required and sold separately

Find the Right TV for You

LH85 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch)

LH55 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch)
LH50 Series
(47-inch, 42-inch)
LH40 Series
(55-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch)
LH30 Series
(47-inch, 42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch)
LU55 Series
(26-inch, 22-inch, 19-inch)
LH20 Series
(42-inch, 37-inch, 32-inch, 26-inch, 22-inch)
NetCast Entertainment Access
Wireless 1080p Connectivity
TruMotion 240HZ
TruMotion 120HZ
Intelligent Sensor
Full-HD 1080p Resolution
80,000:1 Contrast Ratio
70,000:1 Contrast Ratio
50,000:1 Contrast Ratio
Color-Infused Design
Picture Wizard
Invisible Speaker System
Clear Voice II
AV Mode II
ISFccc Ready
USB 2.0
Smart Energy Saving
24p Real Cinema

What's in the Box

LG LH30 Television, Remote Control, Owner's Manual

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Amazing TV picture crisp and clean.
Eric Smith
On the Olevia I could read every word but on the LG, it was a looooong blur.
the dude who reviewed
Be confident when purchasing this tv, it's worth every dime.
Jeff Ranta

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By the dude who reviewed on March 3, 2010
I'm generally happy with the TV for the price I paid. It's a big, entry level 1080p model so I wan't expecting too much. The limited inputs don't matter to me since I run through an AVR first and the casual observer probably won't care about my major gripe (see below).

Great price for a 47" 1080p
Advanced color correction software
Esthetically pleasing

1 BIG Con:
The panel lottery! There is a big gap in the quality you can expect out of the picture depending on the panel you end up getting (you can check which panel you have by shining a flashlight through the grill on the back). I ended up with a Chi Mei panel (CMO) which is one of the cheapest panels you can put into a TV. What kills me is that increasingly, manufacturers are using 1 set of components for the 1st run off the line, then switching to cheaper components (without changing the model number) after cNet, Amazon and the blogosphere at large sing the praises of the first run. Sony was sued in a class action for this garbage.

From what I've gathered around the internet, no less than 3 panels have been used in this model and it DOES make a difference.

I did a true side by side with an "off-brand" 3 year old 720p Olevia (which this was replacing).... Brighthouse HD cable-box into both using HDMI, factory defaults. Anecdotally, I can say that the Olevia had much more detail in the black levels. I thought it was impossible, so I tweaked the LG as much as I could using different modes/advanced options and I could not get the same level of detail in the dark areas as the Olevia. Blacks were either gray and blocky or completely black.... no in between.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JR on April 16, 2010
When they first made this TV and when every profession review of this TV was made, it was an awesome TV. Then without telling anyone, LG switched panels from their own LG made high quality IPS panel to a AUO non-IPS middle of the road panel. It was still a good TV, but not close to the earlier ones. Then right before I bought this TV, LG switched out the panels again to a very low quality, bottom of the barrel Chi-Mei panel. Bad colors, bad blacks, smearing, ghosting, and bad response time. The original panel had bad blacks as well, but excellent colors and one of the lowest response times for a TV with no smearing or ghosting.

Don't buy this TV expecting a high quality TV like the profession reviews say. Only buy this expecting cheap low quality TV. The only way to tell what panel you have is to shine a flashlight through the back grills of the TV and look for a sticker that says LG, AUO, or Chi-Mei.

I can't comment on the sound quality as I've only had it hooked up to my PC so far and I used my PC speakers.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. T. Goff on February 11, 2010
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I purchased this TV recently as an upgrade from my smaller and 3.5 year old LCD TV. This one is definitely a step in the right direction. The deciding factors for my purchase of this TV would be 1. it doesn't contain true motion technology. (that technology's appearance has always bothered me. yes, i read that it could turned off with the simple push of a button, but why spend an extra $200 for something that i'm just going to turn off?) 2. The price. I paid $775 which is pretty fantastic for the brand and quality (thus far).

The TV is extremely light weight for the size, which is greatly appreciated. The setup is a breeze. The expert picture setup is a nice option and very helpful. And finally having an Energy Star TV is a huge plus as well.

Now as for the picture, I use DishNetwork, a Bluray player, and an HDDVD player. I do not use HD Satellite, which I will remedy eventually, BUT I will say that the picture while watching TV is "heavenly". It seems bright, slightly washed out, some colors are very bright.. others, not so much. Yes, i've played around with the settings as much as humanly possible (the expert setup is amazingly simple and helpful). My only conclusion is that this must be caused by the Satellite Receiver's output, but I will say that I did not have this problem on my previous television. On the other hand, when I watch a DVD, Bluray, or HDDVD the picture is well worth it. The 50,000:1 contrast ratio isn't the highest available, yes, but it is still noticeably darker than my last television. It really adds a nice element when watching a movie. The refresh rate isn't the best as well, but I don't notice any blurring during action shots..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By M. Burton on February 8, 2010
Verified Purchase
Loved watching the super bowl on the large screen, picture quality was great. The only time I notice a difference between the 60 hertz and the newer 120 hertz televisions is during basketball games. For the price you cannot go wrong.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Williams on December 16, 2010
I bought this LCD in December of '09. I ended up narrowing down to the 46" inch range due to size limitations of where I was putting this (replacement for a large rear-projection that was built-in to a wall and I wanted to build this into that spot). First and foremost, I wanted great picture quality and wanted to stay in a set budget. This LCD hit the mark and its size sealed the deal.

I have used this TV for over a year and have played just about every format of video on it (everything except video games). It has had no problem displaying a beautiful image. Blacks are black and the panel has no problem keeping up with Blu-Ray. This was a great purchase and has led to an addition of another 2 LG TVs to the house.
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