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LG Electronics 50LN5400 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV (2013 Model)

by LG
4.2 out of 5 stars 525 customer reviews
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  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motion Clarity Index: 240 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Direct LED)
  • Smart Functionality: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 44.7'' x 26" x 3.2'', TV with stand: 44.7'' x 28.5'' x 10.4''
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Digital Audio Out (optical)
  • Accessories Included: TV Remote
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Technical Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: 50LN5400
  • Display Technology: LED
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 50-Inch


LG's LN5400 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.

LN5400 1080p/120Hz LED TV LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV

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

LED Backlighting
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.


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)

Product Information


Technical Details

Brand Name LG
Item Weight 34.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 44.7 x 10.3 x 28.5 inches
Origin Made in USA or Imported
Item model number 50LN5400
Specification Met Energy Star

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Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 525 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #59,452 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#661 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > LED & LCD TVs
Shipping Weight 50 pounds
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Date First Available February 28, 2013

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Size: 42-Inch

120Hz (This can be a con as well, see below) - There is a review stating this is not a 120Hz panel, it is.
IPS Pannel - This is the type of LCD it is and IPS delivers better, truer color.
Excellent viewing angel - Someone stated it has a poor viewing angle. I don't know what that person was looking at but this is not true for this LCD.
Inexpensive - This is a very good bang for the buck TV.
Great for bright room. There is a review that states this is TV is poor in bright rooms.
Great for gaming - There is a review stating this panel is poor for gaming. Actually this TV has very low latency and as such there is little lag in the TV responding to movement in games.


120Hz can't be turned off. This can make movies seem too real, what is known as the soap opera effect. It bothers most people and with most 120Hz TVs this can be turned off. With this TV it can not. LG could release a firmware that has the option to turn this off, but don't bet on it. This effect is not negative in most TV shows (except dramas), sports and games.
Poor for dark rooms. I think this is due to the 120Hz and strong contrast. Again I think this is just for things that are affected by the soap opera effect. It becomes worse in the dark.


Only 2 HDMI ports - If you need more than 2 you may want to think about getting yourself a receiver or Home Theater in a Box
Sound - If you need better sound you may want to think about getting a receiver or Home Theater in a Box
Not a Smart TV - If this is important to you look elsewhere.

Overall most will be happy with this TV. If you are sensitive to the soap opera effect then look elsewhere.

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Size: 47-Inch Verified Purchase
First, my use case, which may not match everyone:

1. I wanted a quality display. This meant 1080p and direct LED backlighting, not edgelit.

2. Ideally I needed low latency, as this TV will primarily be used for gaming. In particular, Forza Motorsport, a game in which I already know input lag causes problems for me - I recently tried to play using a wireless controller after having used a wired one for years, and that caused me to drive like someone who'd never played before. So this quality in particular was critical. Needed a game mode or some way to disable image processing.

3. I couldn't care less about smart TV features. I have several game consoles, a Chromecast, and if needed can hook up a PC easily. I have no need for the TV itself to do anything other than be a display. I don't even really need speakers, as everything goes through the surround receiver.

4. Again due to the receiver, I don't have any need for lots of inputs. One HDMI port is enough.

So, how did it stack up?

1. Excellent. Now that everything's calibrated, I can honestly say this is the best looking display that I personally have ever used. The difference in contrast between this and an edgelit LED display is surprisingly noticeable.

2. Again, excellent. The first thing I did once the TV was up and running was play some Forza Motorsport 4. With game mode turned on, there is no discernable difference between playing on this vs. my PC monitor (which is a good reference because it does no image processing whatsoever).

3. None of that Smart TV crap here. You might be wondering why not having features is a good thing, regardless of whether I use them. Answer: price.
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Size: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
This TV would be a solid value if there were no LN5700:

(1) IPS screen, which provides great color saturation and viewing angles (but sacrifices some black level).

(2) Direct-lit screen, which eliminates backlight bleeds that are a common problem for edge-lit TVs.

But given that the LN5700 is only 4-5% more expensive, the 5400 is a poor value. I returned my 50LN5400 and bought a 55LN5700, and could not be happier:

(1) LN5700 has no uneven backlighting. LN5400 has slightly uneven backlights. On an all-white screen, you can see dark patches.

(2) LN5700 has a much faster processor; LG says the CPU is 120% faster and the GPU is 300% faster. 5400 has an old processor from 2011-2012. Picture quality seems better on 5700. My TV is hooked up to my HTPC. 5400 had difficulties rendering the sharpness of texts. Texts either looked too edgy or too blurry. But they look fantastic on 5700. 5400 has a very different menu. I think it must have an old operating system, because the new OS probably cannot run on an old processor.

(3) LN5700 has wifi and can update firmware, LN5400 cannot. In some cases, updated firmware brings massive performance increases. I had a Panasonic DT50 before. The colors were off a lot, but after a firmware update the colors looked great.

I suspect that 5400 is a 2012/2011 model rebadged as a 2013 model. Given the tiny price difference between 5400 and 5700, there is absolutely no reason to buy a 5400, but I highly, highly recommend 5700.
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