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LG 42LK520 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (2011 Model)
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- ISFccc Ready
- ENERGY STAR Qualified
- Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration)
- TruMotion 120Hz, 1 year warranty parts and labor
- Full HD 1080p Resolution, TV without stand (WxHxD) - 40.3" x 24.4" x 3"
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- Brand Name: LG
- Model Number: 42LK520
- Display Technology: LCD
- Display Size: 42 inches
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
From the Manufacturer
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.
LESS BLUR. MORE ACTION.
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.
DOUBLE THE DETAIL.
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.
SAVE MORE THAN ENERGY.
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.
FIND THE PERFECT PICTURE.
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.
VIEW IT IN THE RIGHT LIGHT.
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.
WISE AND NOT WASTEFUL.
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.
42LK520 Select Specifications
|Screen Size (Diagonal):||42 Inches|
|Resolution:||Full HD 1080p|
|HDMI:||3 (1 Side/2 Rear)|
|Component Video (Y/PB/PR):||2 (Rear)|
|Composite Video:||2 (1 Side/1 Rear)|
|USB 2.0 Ports:||1 (Side)|
|RF Connection:||1 (Rear)|
|Analog Audio Input:||3 (1 Side/ 2 Rear)|
|PC Input:||DSub 1(Rear), Audio(Rear)|
|Digital Audio Output:||1 (Rear)|
|Analog Audio Output:||1 (Side)|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||40.3 x 24.4 x 3.0 Inches (40.3 x 27.0 x 10.3 Inches With Stand)|
|Weight:||30.6 lbs. (34.2 lbs. with stand)|
LG 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison
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|Dynamic Contrast Ration|| |
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Y, sold sep.
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|ISFccc Ready|| || || || || || || || || |
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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- Turn off TruMotion. Read more
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