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LG 47LK520 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (2011 Model)

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  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration)
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified
  • ISFccc Ready
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Technical Details

Size: 47-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 47LK520
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Display Size: 47 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

Size: 47-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 44.8 x 29.8 inches ; 44.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 151 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Item model number: 47LK520
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (411 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,123 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 27, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 47-Inch

From the Manufacturer

If you want high definition for your HD content, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's nothing better than 1080p Full HD.

And if you want sports and fast action to be as crisp as they are exciting, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The LK520 1080p LCD TV brings you both, along with the other great features that make LG TVs something better.

LK520 3D 1080 LED TV


    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.



    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.



    Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR–qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.


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.


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.


With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.


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 daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.

Specifications (PDF)

LG 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison

High Definition Resolution
LG Smart TV
Dynamic Contrast Ration
LG Cinema 3D
2D to 3D Conversion
LED Plus w/Local Dimming
Magic Motion Remote
Y, sold sep.
Wi-Fi Ready
DLNA Certified
LED Backlighting
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc Ready
4, 2
4, 2
4, 2
3, 2
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1
3, 1

Product Description

If you want high definition for your HD content, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's nothing better than 1080p Full HD. And if you want sports and fast action to be as a crisp as they are exciting, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The 47LK520 1080p LCD TV brings you both along with the other great features that make LG TVs something better. AV INPUTS/OUTPUTS: HDMI™/HDCP Input 3 (2 Rear, 1 Side) USB 2.0 - 1 (Side) Digital Audio Out (Optical) - 1 (Rear) RGB In (D-Sub 15 Pin) – PC 1 (Rear) PC Audio Input - 1 (Rear) RS-232C (Control/Service) - 1 (Rear) Headphone Out - 1 (Side) POWER: Voltage, Hz - 100V ~ 240V, 50/60Hz, Consumption (Max.) - 250W, Consumption (Average) - 120W, Standby Mode - <0.1W

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Its great! I only use it for TV and not all the apps but the picture is crystal clear and has great sound. I plan to purchase the new 2013 version of the same tv for our… Read more ›
Even my 8 and 9 year old know how to switch back and forth with the input from DVD, to Wii, etc. The quality is also great and when watching shows in HD it is crystal clear. Read more ›
I saw this TV on the wall at Best Buy and it stood out against…The picture is amazing and the sound is pretty good for not being hooked up to a surround sound home theater. Read more ›
Don't have experience with any other similar TV's but for what it is worth: Picture is good, most features good. Input button activates for only about 2 sec then goes off… Read more ›
The picture quality is a bit soft for normal-definition tv but when you use a HD channel or watch a blu-ray, this TV…Picture is crisp, tight, and colour is very true. N… Read more ›
This is the best television I've ever owned! HD Picture is incredible. Sports programs are flawless. Read more ›
Speakers are lacking, but if you tweak the settings enough, you can approximate a much better sounding pair of speakers. Read more ›
Great picture. The sound kinda fluctuates but I got some external speakers that work pretty well. Sure, I'd recommend this TV. Read more ›
It was little too big for our apartment, but we plan to shift so if you place it at a 6 feet+ viewing disatnce, that would be…The sound is good, we keep it in movie mode. Read more ›
The picture is great, the sound is great, I use this for blu-rays, gaming (both ps3 and laptop connected by HDMI cable), and I would recommend this TV for anyone on a budget. Read more ›
Picture is crisp whether watching…Sound is not bad considering the TV speakers but I hooked it up to a stereo system anyway but for the most part the TV speakers are fine. Read more ›
So far, I've had this TV for 8 weeks and it's been great. The sound isn't amazing but the picture makes up for what it lacks. Great buy! Read more ›
This is an awesome product for the price...It was easy to set up and the picture is beautiful and crisp. Read more ›
The picture is excellent. For the price, this is a terrific value. Read more ›
Sound is adequate - no worse than the many other models I have watched at other's houses. For the price, it was an excellent deal and I couldn't be happier. Read more ›
But I guess you get what you pay for. The price was good, but the clarity is not so good. Everything is so dark. Read more ›
It turns out that this was a great idea. The price was amazing and the TV is fantastic. Set up quickly and it did take a little while to get the settings properly on the… Read more ›
This is a very nice TV. The price is very good too. I read through several reviews before deciding on this LCD TV. Read more ›
Got this as a gift for my parents as they would never buy a TV like this for themselves. Assembly and setup was very quick and easy with a basic screwdriver. Once connected… Read more ›
came earlier tha expected, easy to set up, works flawlessly and when I did call the company with a question, they were quick to answer. But the proof of this television… Read more ›
- Used Free super shipping... Ordered the tv on a Wed, recieved on a friday. Setup was very easy - picture screen looks excellent, HD 1080dpi is AWESOME!! Read more ›
Got it shipped, free economy(pilot shipping) which i was iffy about but they called me, made an appointment, came on…Set up was easy NO DEAD PIXELS at all, thank the gods. Read more ›
Maybe it's because we went from a tube TV to…The setup was extremely easy (you do need two people to lift the TV and assemble the stand though) and the picture is great. Read more ›
Everything about this TV was perfect right out of the box. I know very little about electronics and the set up was super easy. Read more ›
The TV is awesome. My first LG and the picture quality on the "Sport" setting is good for me. I use my LG for straight internet & streaming and it looks fantastic. Read more ›
The picture is excellent. The options are easy to use. The sound is good enough for a TV. Read more ›
The swivel feature is a nice bonus though never used in my case. Read more ›
with a little tweaking on the settings i have the perfect picture. The settings themselves are easy to use. Even my non HD channels look great. Read more ›
I almost did for the remote but…The auto calibration feature does good to get you going quickly out of the box but there are forums dedicated to this and similar models. Read more ›
The base is not as solid as I would have expected but it's solid enough and the swivel feature is really nice, specially since it's in an enclosed cabinet it swivels just… Read more ›
The picture looked really good. The black levels were not amazing but I didn't expect they would be. I did run into issues with the TV not responding but after a few… Read more ›
I have had no problems what so ever. The color quality is amazing. There are so many options available to tweak the quality and color of the television that it makes this… Read more ›
Overall, picture quality is simply amazing, colors are brilliant, HD movies are incredible. It has two HDMI inputs, I use one for cable and the other for Xbox. Read more ›
For $699, you can't go wrong with this T.V. The colors are awesome and the sounds are great. If you are looking for a new TV in this price range, get this T.V. If you want… Read more ›
the color is weird. when we watch a drama, it is very dark color. Read more ›
From the unboxing, the installation was…The TV doesn't have a turn on/off sound so that was a bit weird, but the colors are amazing and so are the 120 Hz fast motions. I… Read more ›
At least per our Killawatt tester. The screen is nice for watching sports or action movies. The picture is nice and clear even with fast movement. Read more ›
Overall, my thoughts are as follows: This is a great set for someone who doesn't…The screen is clear, vibrant and offers clarity that is above average in its price range. Read more ›
And then Hdmi..took me awhile to figure that out... 55" LCD is incredible.. And huge. Read more ›
- The picture quality of this 47" LCD is amazing when viewing programs in 1080 resolution (our cable box sends a 1080i signal for HD programming, and that is the majority… Read more ›
---Screen; Bigger really is better, at 42 inches you can sit further away while getting the same viewing…Despite being "only and LCD" the screen is exceptionally bright. Read more ›
Sure enough, the unit arrived in perfect condition on the 2nd business day; while the outer cardboard box had a few nicks and scrapes from UPS, nothing penetrated and the… Read more ›
With book in had I sat and played around with the settings. I thought the zoom controls were fun if you want to turn the picture bigger or fill the screen. It did this with… Read more ›
Instructions were simple to follow and the TV was light compared to my old picture tube set. The remote control is simple to use and works without any problem. The TV is… Read more ›
Picture is very good and happy with the sound. Range and ease of the remote is great. Highly recommend!! Read more ›
There are plenty of port for my needs. The tv was easy to set up and the menu options are easy to use. Read more ›
When watching DVDs, I utilize my 5.1 surround system, but for watching regular television, I haven't had any qualms with the built-in speakers. The remote is well laid out. I… Read more ›
- the picture quality is pretty good - menu and usb interface is amazing Read more ›
#1-The menu system and controls are very easy to use, especially switching inputs. #2-Sound quality is surprisingly good for built in speakers. Read more ›
We've been using this TV since January, and it arrived in perfect condition and we…The picture is very clear and the configuration is easy to adjust, remote easy to use. Read more ›
You are shown a painting, and then go can go through different categories to change it how you like. The remote is very easy to use. There are plenty of connection options. Read more ›
Menu's are easy to navigate and the built in color adjustment guide worked well. Read more ›
Picture quality is great and when setting it up you can tweak it to…The menu gives you a lot of power to fine tune things the way you want it, but is still easy to use. T… Read more ›
The quality is perfect. The remote is easy to use and the settings are easy to adjust. Very nice TV. Read more ›
I've had mine for about a month now and so far this TV has been great! The 47 inch size is perfect for my living room. The picture is so clear on HD channels that it looks… Read more ›
It was every bit as clear and vibrant as the Sony, but much more inexpensive. The 47-inch size is perfect for the small (12 to 16 foot) viewing distance. The sound without… Read more ›
No issues at all. The TV setup was simple - the picture is fantasitic - and the size is perfect - not too big - but big enough to really enjoy. We really love this TV and… Read more ›
The picture quality is great. The Size is perfect. The price is a little higher than I wanted to spend, but worth it for the quality of the overall product. Read more ›
I reasearched extensively and finally settled on this tv, as it seemed to have the most…I don't need a rediculously large screen so the 42" size is perfect for my room. T… Read more ›
I was disappointed in the picture quality and lack of good sound compared to my old Sony 1080 (non…There were also problems with the size of pictures on various channels. Read more ›
This TV…It's now actually a pleasant experience to enjoy a movie -- the colors are great, and the size (although small by today's standards) is perfect for family viewing. Read more ›
Set up: Very quick, screw driver needed. The stand is not perfect, but not terrible. Read more ›
There are a lot of customization options which is a plus. The stand is awful, very unstable. Read more ›
OTHER Please note that the TV's stand is absolutely terrible. The TV is anything but stable, and I can't recommend this TV to anyone if you don't plan on mounting it on a… Read more ›
TV has a great picture and sound is ok. Had to assemble TV to the swivel stand but was not difficult. TV has a matte screen which almost eliminates reflections. Read more ›
This is a defect in the screen panel that is noticeable when the camera pans across the screen, and only when…Watching a hockey game really makes this problem stand out. Read more ›
were a concern. Plus, didn't want to muddy up the waters with a "smart" tv, especially since there's no netflix available overseas. Read more ›
DTV is good enough for us. Plus, we have netflix for ps3 and the wii as well, which helps a lot. I'm glad I did not get an internet connectable TV, because internet… Read more ›
No 3D, it looked great, but still expensive. Plus the software doesn't exist if you are not a gamer. No LCD, a budget buster. Read more ›
In particular, the videos aren't scaled to full screen and the TV doesn't…I have some DVDs ripped to disk and was hoping the TV would play them like a software DVD player. Read more ›
So to connect it to your network or use services like Hulu+ or Netflix you'll need either a LG accessory or something that already provides this functionality (Roku play,… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

287 of 297 people found the following review helpful By Angie on May 16, 2011
Size Name: 47-Inch Verified Purchase
I previously bought an LG 42LD550, used it for a few months and was quite happy with its quality, but the 42" screen size was a little too small for my living room, so I decided to get a bigger TV instead. The LD550 has better features than the LK520 -- its internet application was one thing that attracted me, but it requires an adapter which doesn't come with the TV, so I never got to test it. I guess I don't need this feature anyway, so I returned it and bought the 47" LK520, at the same price --- it was on sale on Amazon for about 7 hundred.

The shipping:

This model came out in March 2011, and I placed the order in April. I guess because it is relatively new, so I had to wait 4-6 weeks for the product to be shipped.

So after waiting patiently for over one month, my TV finally came. I was expecting the guys from the shipping company to open the box and let me check the TV, just like what they did when I bought the other LG model. I was surprised when they told me they couldn't open the box, and that I should open it on my own, and keep the box for a year in case I need to return it. This sounds a little weird, but I signed the delivery sheet anyway.

The assembling:

It only took a few minutes to assemble this TV. My brother and I laid the panel on my sofa bed with the screen facing down, and secured the base/stand with a few screws. It looks like the stand was made of some cheap plastic. I hope it's more sturdy than it looks.

The look:

This TV has a simple, sophisticate design. I like the matt screen and the glossy black frame. There's a small blue light on the lower right corner when the TV is on.
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126 of 130 people found the following review helpful By rkay48 on April 18, 2011
Size Name: 42-Inch
I have had this TV for only a few days, but it appears to be exactly what I wanted. The LK520 LG model is very similar to the earlier model LD520 (highly rated), except that the dynamic contrast is apparently a bit better for the LK520(150K to 1 vs 100K), but I suspect that may not be that significant.

It has sufficient inputs (HDMI, component, etc), and outputs, although I still wish these new HDTVs had a regular stereo output (ie., 2 RF outputs) so I could use them with my old amplifier. The LK520 only has 1 optical digital audio output. However, the sound from the LK520 speakers is surprisingly robust, although most will probably want more to complete the home theater experience. The LK520 also has a USB port, but I have not used this yet. The specs say you can connect your external USB devices for JPEG photos or MP3 files. (Note, this model does NOT have any internet connection capabilities--however you could hook this up to a BluRay DVD player that has this capability, if you want it).

I hooked up my cable box via an HDMI cord, and the LK520 provides a clear HD picture and does well with regular SD channels also. I hooked up the TV with component inputs from my oldish DVD player, and it looked very good. (Some day I will get a BluRay, so I can see more pores, I guess, on close ups...).

The LK520 has 120 Hz, so if you watch a lot of sports, this might be important (I don't). So maybe the 60 Hz LG LK450 might be OK for you, and save you 60-80$. However, note that the LK520 has a slightly higher dynamic contrast compared to the 60 Hz 42 inch LG LK450 (150K vs 100K).

The weight is only about 35 lbs, so it is relatively easy (if a bit awkward) to carry around.
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150 of 156 people found the following review helpful By KJcool on May 6, 2011
Size Name: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
skip intro and specs because you guys can find those anywhere online

i read through all the reviews before i bought this TV and it helped a lot. Hopefully this would help as well.

Some features are tested and here is the quick review:

-120HZ TruMotion works perfectly, way better than 60HZ and other 120HZ TVs, PS3 (black-ops and Top Spin 4) and 3 1080P videos (scene,sports and concert) tested.2.4ms response time makes everything so smooth.

-REALLY Stunning picture, color depth-good, brightness-good, high contrast 150,000:1 (12 HD pictures tested, each of them was at least 15 MB)

-SOUND quality is better than i thought. APE format music tested (classical, rock concert, heavy metal, R&B and Pop) I thought it was gonna be the only weakness for this TV because 80% LCD TVs having bad sound quality. But it turned out that the Invisible Speakers worked pretty well, extra speakers are not needed for bedroom use unless you want to get extremely HD sound

-Easy to set up. UI friendly.

-HDMI works. PC-INPUT works. USB works. BTW, that USB UI is great!

-Price: $659 on amazon was even cheaper than $669+tax at WalMart. two days shipping as guaranteed as always.

GREAT deal over all. Couldnt be happier so far. Would recommend this product for friends. Will update if any problems pop up

this is my first product review..Thanks for reading.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Andre Antonio on June 22, 2011
Size Name: 47-Inch
I'm not the review type and I don't have much time, so here goes my short review:
This is an awesome TV and I spent MUCH time researching and comparing TV's in stores.

I wanted a SAMSUNG as research showed them to be (arguably) the best brand.
Every SAMSUNG looked better in the stores I went to, in most price ranges. The exception were some of the PANASONIC plasmas, but they were out of my budget anyway.

My budget was about $600-$800 and I decided on LCD over Plasma. Didn't consider LED for it's higher price range.
I wanted it to be 120hz and have the best possible picture quality.
I was set to get the Samsung LN46C630, then this LG grabbed my attention. Bear in mind I was limiting myself to the lower end models that don't have all the extra features I would not care to have.

LUCKLY, one fo the stores I went to have these 2 TV's side-by-side!
And it was a VERY close call, sometime I found the LG to have better picture, sometimes the SAMSUNG. I was impressed that LG as a brand would stand up to Samsung.
Please do understand comparing in stores is a great way to do this, but not completely reliable as TV's would have different calibration settings (or lack of) and generally they have a store-demo mode which makes the picture look bright and stuff to draw attention to itself.
Then I found a smoking deal on the LG, which made it very easy to decide.
I could have gone either way and been happy.
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