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LG Electronics 42LN5300 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV (2013 Model)

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  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Motion Clarity Index: 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Direct LED)
  • Smart Functionality: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 38.1'' x 22.3" x 3.1'', TV with stand: 38.1'' x 24.7'' x 9.2''
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical)
  • Accessories Included: TV Remote
  • You won't believe your eyes. LG's LED technology delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.^Get nearly double the pixel resolution of standard HD with Full HD 1080p resolution.^Getting your picture looking great is easier than ever with Picture Wizard.
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Product Information

Size: 42-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight22.9 pounds
Product Dimensions38.1 x 9.3 x 24.7 inches
Item model number42LN5300
Color NameBlack
Specification MetEnergy Star
Special FeaturesSleep Timer
Frequency Response Curve50/60
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #2,523 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight33 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 14, 2013
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Size: 42-Inch
  • Sleep Timer

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Product Description

Size: 42-Inch


LG's LN5300 delivers stunning picture quality. With LED backlighting you get amazing brightness, clarity and color detail. And, Full HD 1080p has almost double th pixel resolution of standard HD so you see detail like never before.

LN5300 1080p/60Hz LED TV

You won't believe your eyes. LG’s LED technology delivers amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.

LED Backlighting

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.


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

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Screen Size Class 22", 24", 26", 29" 32" 32", 42" 42", 47", 50", 55", 60" 32", 39", 42", 47", 50", 55" 60" "42", 47", 50", 55", 60" "42", 47", 50", 55", 60" 47" 50" 55" 47" 55" 60" 47" 55" 55" 60" 84"
Resolution HD 720p
(22" :1080P)
HD 720p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p Full HD 1080p UHD (4K)
LED Backlighting Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Direct LED Edge LED Edge LED+ Edge LED+
(60" Direct LED w/ Dimming)
Edge LED+ Edge LED+ Edge LED+
Refresh Rate 60Hz 60Hz 60Hz 120Hz 120Hz (27, 32", 39": 60Hz) 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz 120Hz 240Hz 240Hz 240Hz 240Hz
Cinema Screen Design                
LG Cinema 3D (passive 3D)            
Dual Play            
LG Smart TV        
Google TV              
Built-In Camera  

Wi-Fi® Built-In

Dual Core Processor        
Magic Remote w/Voice         Sold Seperately Sold Seperately Sold Seperately QWERTY
DLNA Certified/WiDi        
Smart Share via MHL
Smart Share via NFC      
HDMI Inputs 1 (Rear) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 2 (1 Rear, 1 Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 4 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 4 (Side) 4 (Side) 4 (Side)
USB Inputs 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 1 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side) 3 (Side)

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Customer Reviews

This a great TV for the price. The picture is crisp and clear. I don't use the speakers as I have it hooked up to my Home Theater System. Read more ›
Works well. Picture is nice. Overall a good purchase. Read more ›
The TV is as expected for the price range. Color quality, slimness, images are all great. Highly recommend it over a samsung 32 inch, simply because this is bigger. Read more ›
Also works great hooked up to my laptop. Picture quality is fantastic from all angles. Looking forward to hooking up to my surround sound. Read more ›
The television was packaged well, but you will need a screw driver if you put it on the stand. The picture is clear and the sound is good. Overall, no complaints! Read more ›
I simply love this tv, I have had no trouble, the picture is stunning, works well in a smaller bedroom, or just for gaming, I would definitely recommend this tv, and you… Read more ›
Beautiful, vivid picture with built-in brightness settings for Cinema, etc, to automatically adjust for different lighting situations. The sound is great. The build is thin… Read more ›
I love my new tv! The picture is good the sound is great! It all is perfect! Read more ›
Cons: Sound is not great. The small oval speakers point straight down. Read more ›
The bag that had the remote in it was ripped open without a remote, but Amazon took…It was cosmetically just as described, the sound is fantastic, and the picture is great. Read more ›
It seems sharper than the Samsung in our family room with the same HD specs. The sound quality is very good--not tinny at all as some reviewers have said. We are very happy… Read more ›
This was a gift, so I personally don't get to watch it much, but I know my daughter and her family love it. They think the color and sound are perfect, right out of the box. I… Read more ›
It's hard to find a input like that on amps and subs. For the price, this is a great tv. If i could afford a better tv, i would get the better one. Read more ›
We got this TV on sale at Amazon at Christmastime. I was also considering a Samsung, but this one had good reviews and the sale price was great. We have had not problems… Read more ›
I have a Blu ray player as the input and the resolution on this TV is phenomenal. The price is great and the video quality is excellent. Read more ›
Great TV, great Price!! Read more ›
Got tv on sale. Great value! Read more ›
Great picture, great price. fast delivery! I am thrilled with this TV and plan on buying another one. Read more ›
Setup was easy -- about 15 minutes to unpack (this 39" version is not heavy -- 1 person job) and attach TV to Base, then about another 15 minutes to customize settings… Read more ›
The ease of use is fine. Setup was easy. I feel like it's somewhere between CRT and HD quality on what I've watched thus far (FB & BB games). Read more ›
TV came quickly and it was so easy to setup. I can only way wow.. Read more ›
The TV is light and easy to move if needed. Easy to assemble. Would recommend. Read more ›
HDTV looks great on it too. It is extremely easy to setup yourself and has a lot of extra modes and features. Read more ›
I'm very satisfied with the picture quality and once I get the HD box from Comcast, I'll then know how good the HD…Very easy to setup and not problems after a month of use. Read more ›
For the size and pixals, you can't beat it. Color is outstanding right out of the box. Very little knowledge of phillips screws to base but a 5yr old could do that. Read more ›
It has great picture quality on all the channel. The colors are crisp and sharp. It performs well without any technical problems. Read more ›
We have a…I found a review online by a tech publication that said this model's color rendition was the best out there, and there was really no issue being a 60Hz unit. V… Read more ›
So far no problems. Color is good and sound is sufficient so external speakers are not required. Read more ›
The picture is just amazing. Crisp, clear and the color is really good. Thats without any adjustments. Read more ›
...broken. The top left quadrant of the screen, along with bottom inch and half (in a wave pattern), were solid black. The entire length of the screen had alternating… Read more ›
Delivered in perfect condition and set up in minutes. Menus are easy to understand and required little messing with to get a stunning picture. I wish it had a few extra… Read more ›
3. The remote control layout is absolutely horrible, messy, over cluttered, and just bad. The placements of the key/most used buttons are out of phase with common sense. Read more ›
I really like this TV, for the most part...but I find the remote is very badly designed. It has all the buttons I want, but they're all the same size and shape, and too… Read more ›
REMOTE (9/10): Most HDTVs that I've owned or purchased for friends and relatives come with remotes that are absolutely huge and oddly shaped. This remote is quite compact… Read more ›
Vivid colors, great sound, nice remote. Exactly what I was looking for. Read more ›
Except a little design drawbacks, I think this product meets the expectation. Great Picture, Great Sound easy to control. The opening in the back looks upwards makes it… Read more ›
Great TV for a fantastic price. The tv screen is gorgeous. I have never owned a LED tv before and am planning to purchase another LG Read more ›
The size fit our application perfectly - is being used for a monitor on a security system. We view four camera locations at a time and the clarity is excellent. Read more ›
Excellent display-great color, contrast, dark blacks. Of course to get great visuals you'll need to upgrade your cable subscribtion to HD and view DVDs through a Blu-Ray… Read more ›
Sound: unlike what i have read from the reviews, the speaker is good among lcd/led tv. Read more ›
Good price point, the picture is great, sound is average, controls are very good, and set up was easy. I needed a decent size screen for my home office. I trade the markets… Read more ›
You won't be disappointed. The colors are bright and vivid, the screen auto-adjusts well, and the whole unit is surprisingly light weight. If any failures occur, I will… Read more ›
The LG TV we bought is a great buy. The size is perfect in our bedroom & the picture has sharp color. I really like the esthetics (appearance) of the frame & stand. Read more ›
This is a great TV! Great picture, perfect size, and great deal we got through Amazon. Read more ›
Got this for my Mother in Law - it is very clear and perfect size! Would get again :) Read more ›
It looks nice. Great size. The remote is great. Read more ›
Tv works great! not really much to say about it picture shows great, great size, great price. good buy. b Read more ›
I am very satisfied with this TV. I have a bigger LG in the family room and this one is a nice size for our bedroom. Great picture with DirecTV. Read more ›
Also this set has several missing features that aren't good for a TV set. - No headphone jack. Read more ›
It's our new family TV, it the perfect size for our den without overwhelming the space. Picture and features are nice! Read more ›
This is our first LG product, and it is living up to it's reputation. One thing to know: In full energy saving mode, the picture will dim in a medium or darkly lit room. We… Read more ›
excellent picture, convenient settings. Several HDMI inputs, one on each side. Read more ›
-2 HDMI's inputs and a component input should be good enough. USB port is a cool feature -Changing the settings on the TV picture is fairly easy Read more ›
I'd give it 5 stars but for one very anoying missing feature: Instead of shutting off or going into low power mode when there is not input signal, the set constantly… Read more ›
Purchased the tv to replace an older tv. It is easy to use and setup. However, I would have liked more detailed instructions for attaching the base to the tv. Read more ›
The second hdmi port…Overall, the picture is nice, the sound is good (not exactly world class stereo, but acceptable and easy to upgrade) and the controls are easy to use. Read more ›
PICTURE QUALITY...... Sound quality are both excellent. Easy to use menu system. Over the air tuner works great as well. Read more ›
I like the settings layout. SImple to use. I like the preset picture modes. Read more ›
Everything I expected it to be. Great picture, easy to use, good sound. So far.......so good. Read more ›
I beg to differ. For one, it is a VA panel, which means viewing angles aren't the best. It is an AMVA panel made by AUO, and since it is an older 2013 model, doesn't seem… Read more ›
This is a great TV the viewing angles are great and I havent had any problems with it. It is a little expensive and you can get some better deals if you shop around. Read more ›
It is an AMVA panel made by AUO, and since it is an older 2013 model, doesn't seem to have the same color-shift free tech or improved viewing angles of their newer AMVA… Read more ›
Had this t.v. for about two months now and there is not one thing…I have it on the stand and not on the wall so idk how good the wall mount is but the stand is pretty good. Read more ›
Pretty thin bezel. Base stand is kinda cheap feeling but it looks nice. Doesn't seem to be as smooth as 120 Hz tvs but it is definitely colorful and clear. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

572 of 598 people found the following review helpful By Paul S. Remington TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 2, 2013
Size Name: 32-Inch
We purchased the LG 32LN5300 32" television for our toddler's playroom, so we didn't want anything too big or too expensive. I looked at all our options and narrowed down my search to the LG 32LN5300 based on image quality, features, and price. My basic requirements were that it had to be 1080P and offer at least two HDMI inputs. There was one other television that was $50 less than the LG, but I opted for the LG because the image quality was noticeably better and off-axis viewing was far superior. The other television was an Insignia.

The first thing I'll say about the LG 32LN5300 is this television is mostly about image quality; the image quality is its most outstanding feature. Like most flat-screen televisions, especially on the budget market, audio quality is not its strongest asset.

It offers two 10W speakers (20W total) that produce a very nice volume that will easily fill a moderately sized room enough that you can probably hear it well in an adjacent room. Don't expect to get a nice full-bodied sound with rich low end. Its sonic body is thin. With that said, the settings do offer the ability to tweak the audio and you can set the treble and bass. This helps somewhat and lessons the boxy sound a bit. Virtual surround settings also enhance the audio effect. Just be aware that the audio quality is enough to get by, which makes it fine for a bedroom, den, or play room. If you want added audio quality, consider purchasing a separate speaker system.

Where this television excels in its price range is in image quality. The monitor does an excellent job at projecting a clean image with crisp detail and very nice image contrast and color tone.
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244 of 266 people found the following review helpful By Chris_PHS89 on July 5, 2013
Size Name: 39-Inch Verified Purchase
I purchased the 39 inch. First impressions. Picture is excellent without making any adjustments. I have it hooked up to Directv through the HDMI input. I watched a movie on a non HD channel and the picture looked almost as good as an HD channel. I think the TV has some kind of up converter built in.

Common with most flat screen TV's the speakers are under the front of the TV and sound is less than impressive. I compare the sound to listen to something through a tin can. Plan to get a sound bar in the next few weeks.

So far I really like this TV. As always Amazon's price was by far the lowest. Got one for $314.99 it was originally 387.99 but Amazon marked it down several times. I would buy another one if I had anywhere to put it.

Update 7/17/13
I have had this TV for a few weeks now. I was worried about buying a 60hz TV but no trouble what so ever. I have watched NASCAR, Baseball, Football and all other types of programing. I see no motion blurring at all on this TV. The picture is just amazing. Crisp, clear and the color is really good. Thats without any adjustments. I'm using the standard picture setting and have the energy saver set on low. Have not purchased a sound bar yet. Adjusted some of my sound settings and is a little better. Some channels have really good sound and some don't. DVD's have good sound. And speaking of DVD the picture quality looks as good if not better than Directv's 720p and 1080i HD. The DVD picture quality is so good I have not even considered a Blu Ray player. I have my DVD player hooked up through the component input. The Blue Green and Red. Really happy with this purchase.
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330 of 362 people found the following review helpful By TronixSage on September 14, 2013
Size Name: 39-Inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this TV for my 91 year old grandmother who decided it was time to spend a little money on herself (I purchased from Amazon and she reimbursed me). Before this, she was using a 27" JVC CRT that was nearing the end of its useful life since the screen kept getting progressively darker and any programming showing dark scenes was almost impossible to see (and that was with the brightness turned all the way up). At the same time, she was getting sick and tired of paying for basic cable service (about $25/mo) so I purchased a cheap RCA antenna (ANT111) to take advantage of the free OTA digital channels. She lives 5-7 miles from most of the towers and was able to pick up 39 digital channels with this antenna (she was previously only getting 10-15 channels from Time Warner).

While searching for her new TV, I had to consider space and price. I felt that a 32" TV would have been too small and since I couldn't find any suitable options in the 35-37" range I started looking at the 40" TVs. Unfortunately, these were out of her budget probably due to their "smart" options - which she will never use and their 120Hz refresh rates. Also, I needed to keep the overall width of the TV to 35".

I then turned my search to 39" models and narrowed it down to the Samsung UN39FH5000 and the LG 39LN5300. To make an extremely long story short, I have a grudge against Samsung because I've been burned so many times in the past (google "Samsung panel lottery"). It was hard for me to consider the Sammy, but I think it was the next best option to this LG (even though the Sammy was four bills and the LG was just over three).

I had the TV shipped to my home so I could evaluate it prior to setting it up for her. Set up was easy and straight forward.
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