- Free 60-Day Tech Support: This item is eligible for FREE Tech Support for 60 days from the date of delivery. Over the phone, our trained technicians can help you set up, configure, connect, and troubleshoot so you can start enjoying your new purchase. Owners of qualifying products can reach Tech Support by selecting your product on the Contact Us page. Learn more
LG 42LW5300 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz Cinema 3D LED-LCD HDTV with 3D Blu-ray Player and Four Pairs of 3D Glasses
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
Want this professionally installed?
- Have an expert wall mount your TV at a time that works for you
- No hassles; No fumbling with tiny parts, complex instructions, or tools
- Your expert will ensure that your wall mounted TV is carefully inspected for safety
- Quality service by a handpicked local expert; Backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee
- Pro will contact you within 1 business day to schedule
- Kick back and only pay when the job is done
- Backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee
- Book the service directly on Amazon
- Receive confirmation within 1 business day
- Backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee
- LG's Cinema 3D technology delivers flicker free, wide angle viewing through use of lightweight, inexpensive, battery free glasses.
- Enjoy your favorite 2D movies and shows in immersive 3D with LG?s 2D to 3D conversion feature.
- LED Plus backlight technology provides even greater control of brightness through local dimming that delivers better contrast. Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur
- Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
Special offers and product promotions
Welcome to the third dimension. The LW5300 delivers LG Cinema 3D technology and a whole lot more. With LG's stunning LED Plus display technology you get rich, vibrant colors and deep blacks with both 2D and 3D content. Also enjoy your favorite 2D content in 3D depth with LG's 2D to 3D conversion. The LW5300 comes bundled with an LG 3D Blu-ray player, everything you need to enjoy 3D all in one box.
Top Customer Reviews
First off, I have had this TV for 2 days. Right after I ordered it, I started reading about input lag and other things. I'll be honest, It got me worried. I'm a regular gamer, and that's really what I got the TV for. So when it first arrived, I set it up and popped in Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3.. Without changing any settings. I noticed that there was some input lag, and it was a tad annoying..BUT it was PLAYABLE in my opinion.
Then I turned off Tru Motion by changing the picture setting to "Game". I really didn't notice much of a difference. It improved by, 20% maybe? This was when I was starting to get worried.. I did a little research and found a sneaky trick/fix. So far, it's worked great. (Knock on wood, I'm truly loving my TV to the fullest now!) Below are step by step instructions.
1. On your remote, press the input button.
2. Then push the blue button on the bottom right hand corner of the remote. It says 3D settings but that's irrelevant right now.
3. This will open a window to change the name of the input.
4. Choose the PC name.
When you change the name of the input to PC, it turns off almost all of the image processing that comes with the HDMI input. So far, It has worked GREAT!
Setup was relatively painless. I haven't setup the 3D Bluray player yet, I'll update when I do. My first 3D experience was with Halo CE Anniversary. I must say... INCREDIBLE! I wasn't ready for things to really come out of the screen. I guess my expectations were a little low. But hey! It turned out to be a good thing!
The 2D to 3D is pretty sweet. I have found that it doesn't work great with everything. Sports, sitcoms and movies are pretty cool when up-converted. But talk shows and news isn't anything special. Of course, the LED and Tru Motion make everything silky smooth. Makes everything look almost fake, I personally like this.
When I opened the packs of 3D glasses, I was surprised, they weren't black, but white and orange! I kinda thought this was cool, you could call it a pleasant surprise.
I'll be updating this review as I use the TV more over the weekend. Really get into the nitty gritty of the settings. Please rate this review as helpful!
I just would like to say that I'm incredibly happy to have helped many of you with this problem! I know it can be a real hassle of shipping and returning such a large item. So far, I still have had ZERO problems with lag, and it's been a real treat. The 3D image quality still ceases to amaze me, especially with the price point of this TV. GREAT VALUE!
The geek inside of me is a little ashamed, I still haven't fired up the 3D Bluray player yet, but I guess that gives me another reason to update this review again. I hope all of you are enjoying your TV's, and if you haven't jumped to ship to purchase one, may I firmly suggest to do so now. You won't regret it.
The TV's size is perfect for our small living room, and costs hundreds less than a 47 or 55 inch version. It has a great picture for 720 and 1080 resolutions in 2D. Even most standard 480 resolution, at a distance, looks pretty good. However, some movies and TV shows have too many black bars around it, making the actual picture smaller. This can be resolved most of the time by using the TV's Cinema Zoom feature. There are lots of other settings that can be modified for the picture, including a picture wizard for you to choose the best looking picture.
I must warn about the "TruMotion" technology. This is used by most 120Hz LCD TVs to smooth out hi-definition movement. It actually looks strange, so I rarely use it. It is sometimes called the "Soap Opera Effect", as it makes movies look like a day time soap opera production rather than the normal film that we are used to. You can turn this off from the menu, which I believe puts the TV back into 60Hz mode.
The audio is not the best, especially if you are used to surround sound, but is fine if you turn the volume up. We are not used to surround sound at home, so it does not bother us as much as other people I have read and heard about. The headset jack is ok, but does not work very well with external speakers. I hope to get a stereo receiver some day that has optical audio input to try with this TV.
I also like using this TV as a large computer monitor by connecting my laptop to it with an HDMI cable. I then use a Logitech long-range wireless keyboard and mouse to control it remotely from the couch. It is just as sharp as a small computer monitor, but requires zooming if you have the font size too small. I use the Microsoft Windows magnifying glass utility.
3D is the primary reason that I purchased this TV. The 3D on this TV is really good, especially considering that 3D is fairly new (past 2 years:2010-2011) to the home market, not including the old blue-red glasses technology. As advertised, this TV has Cinema-3D technology. I have dreamed about having the same 3D effects at home as I saw at Disney World since I first visited EPCOT Center in the early 1980s, with "Magic Journeys" and later, "Captain EO". Finally, after almost 30 years, it has arrived!
The great thing about this Cinema-3D technology is that it uses the same non-electronic glasses that you have at the movie theater. This makes them cheaper, no charging or replacing batteries, and no headaches from electronic flicker. We have the 4 pair that came with the TV, plus many that we saved from 3D movies that we had to pay $2.50 per pair for anyways. Compare that to about $100-$200 per pair of the electronic version.
There are several modes of 3D on this TV. The best being from the 3D Blu-Ray player. It is high-definition, smooth, and has accurate depth. The other modes are simulated 3D. Almost any video shown on the TV can be converted to 3D. This includes television, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, computers, and video games. '2D to 3D' is the most common conversion. It gives more depth than anything. Then there is also a conversion based on motion. Whatever is moving on the screen looks 3D. Then there is side-by-side and top-over-bottom, which I have used primarily to watch 3D videos from YouTube. Those probably look the best, next to 3D Blu-Ray. The '2D to 3D' does not usually have the pop-out of the screen special effects, but the latter 2 that I mentioned do, especially the side-by-side. I have seen some pretty good pop out of the screen effects on YouTube using that.
I really like the 3D effects, but I have to agree some with the annoying warning that comes up every time that you have to put the TV into 3D mode from the remote. It can cause some funny eye or head feelings if you watch for a long time, especially the converted 3D. So be careful.
Please note that this TV does not have the internet apps, like YouTube and Netflix, built-in as the LG 5600 series does. I knew that before I bought it. However, the Blu-Ray player does have some apps with internet connection. But I just use my laptop most of the time instead. Also, it does not come with HDMI cables. So I ordered those through Amazon for only a few dollars each, compared to over $20 at most local stores.
Overall, I highly recommend this TV for standard, high-definition, and 3D video. But if you don't care about 3D, then you can get a lower cost TV of the same size (42 inches) instead. I paid a little over $700 for this TV, but could have got the same size without 3D (and without 3D Blu-ray player included) for several hundred dollars less. But if you figure in the cost of the 3D blu-ray player, it is not too bad, even if you don't use the 3D.