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LG 47LD520 47-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV
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- Brand Name: LG
- Model Number: 47LD520
- Display Technology: LCD
- Display Size: 47 inches
- Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
|Full HD 1080p resolution |
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.
|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.
|100,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio |
No more worrying about dark scenes or dull colors. The dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1 delivers more stunning colors and deeper blacks than you can imagine.
|Intelligent Sensor |
Don't strain your eyes. 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.
|AV Mode |
Sports, movies and video games are best enjoyed with customized settings. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes for "Cinema", Sports" or "Games" to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
|Picture Wizard |
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.
|24P Real Cinema |
Stay in for the theater. Enjoy a true cinema-like experience in your own home with movies the way they are meant to be seen. LG's Real Cinema technology precisely displays 24p source frames on your screen, the same as on a movie screen. If you love movies, you'll love Real Cinema.
|ISFccc Calibration Ready |
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 day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.
|Clear Voice II |
Get audio the way it was meant to be heard. Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.
|Dolby Digital |
Dolby Digital lets you experience compelling 5.1-channel surround sound. And you can trust that you'll get the same great Dolby Digital audio quality no matter what you're watching--a DVD or Blu-Ray Disc, TV programming or downloaded content. Best of all, you can be confident that you'll hear the audio exactly as it was intended, because Dolby Digital is also used to create the soundtracks for movies and games.
|USB 2.0 |
Now reliving that fantastic family vacation can happen in the comfort of your living room. Easily connect your external USB devices to enjoy JPEG photos or listen to MP3 files.
|HDMI V.1.3 with Deep Color |
Make installation of any enabled device a snap. Get 10.2Gbps of bandwidth for deeper colors and more to take advantage of the best Full HD experience. HDMI V.1.3 connectivity lets you prepare yourself for tomorrow's technology today.
Having a hard time keeping track of your remotes? With SimpLink, all your LG devices can be controlled with just one remote.
|Smart Energy Saving |
With LG's Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
LG 2010 HDTV Comparison
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| 47-inch |
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|Panel type||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LCD||LED LCD||LED LCD||LED LCD||3D LED||Plasma||Plasma||Plasma|
|LED Local Dimming||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Contrast ratio||50k:1 |
|Component input |
(Y, PB, PR)
|MP3 and JPEG |
|DivX video |
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|Series:||LD350 LCD||LD450 LCD||LD520 LCD||LD550 LCD||LD650 LCD||LE5300 LED||LE5400 LED||LE8500 LED||LX6500 |
|PJ350 Plasma||PK550 Plasma||PK750 Plasma|
|With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience. |
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Top Customer Reviews
I can't stand to have the smoothing option (called TruMotion) turned on. It's supposed to make TV look better, but I think it makes everything look like a soap opera. Luckily, it's easy to turn off (Menu>Picture>TruMotion). Note: you'll have to turn off TruMotion for each individual input. TV will look a little juddery without the smoothing, but it's a limitation of all 120Hz TVs, and it's a whole lot better than having TruMotion turned on (in my opinion).
That said, movies and video games look fantastic with the smoothing turned off. My Xbox 360 and PS3 games look great, as do Blu-ray movies.
I maxed out the 3 HDMI ports pretty quickly (Xbox 360, PS3, DVR), but I figure if I need another one, it'd probably be time to get a receiver anyway. It should be noted that there is only one set of component inputs.
Speakers are fine, nothing to write home about but they get the job done.
Remote requires you to point at a pretty specific spot (the lower-right corner of the TV). Kind of annoying, but I got used to it (I sit about 10 feet away).
The swiveling stand is nice (I turn it to face the kitchen when I'm making dinner), but it only turns about 20 degrees.
Overall, I'm very happy with what I got for the price I paid!
What was throwing me off was the CONTRAST LEVEL. I kept wanting to pump it up to 100, and thought it was the means to the better picture. I was WAY off.
So try these settings out, let me know what you think:
Aspect Ratio: For things like computer input, set it to Just Scan. For things like TV, or Blu Ray, you can select Set By Program for smoother tru motion. (Basically, Just Scan sometimes finds lines on the outside edge, and this actually causes tru motion to look a bit choppy at times.)
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Contrast: 82 - THIS IS IMPORTANT. You must fight the temptation to push this higher. It will be worth it.
Brightness: 47 - 53 (set to preference.) Mine is at 50.
H & V Sharpness: 62 (again, set to preference.)
Dynamic Contrast: Low (works very well with Contrast at 82)
Noise Reduction: Low
Digital Noise Reduction: Medium
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: Who cares?
Color Gamut: BT709
Edge Enhancer High
Color Temperature: Medium
The rest can be default.
So why would Contrast at 82 matter? Well, if you read other reviews, you'll see that people bitch about the blacks. Specifically, the mid to upper blacks. Contrast takes care of this. At 82, with Dynamic Contrast at Low, you'll get a very smooth transition from the darkest darks to the lightest blacks. These "mid to upper blacks" are controlled by Contrast, and if you set Contrast to 100, you fade these black levels.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everything I expected, and then some. The picture quality was excellent. TruMotion watching sports is crazy, makes it look like ur actually there.Published on April 7, 2014 by Andrew Morton
Disappointing sound. At times it's fine then other times the volume must be turned way up. It's an intermittent issue.Published on November 8, 2013 by thurdy
I purchased This TV on 04/28/12 TV won't turn on. I called LG, they said TV is out of warranty by two months and they cannot help me. Unfortunately I did not buy extended warranty. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by LG Sucks
Had it for a while now & it works like new. Best TV I ever owned. LG does it right.Published on June 19, 2013 by BobN4deals
I was very nervous about buying a Tv online but I'm glad I did! The Tv was wrapped beautifully and had no damage from shipping. The stand was very easy to attach. Read morePublished on February 17, 2013 by Ms.scott
After two years, the picture is still impressive, with one irritating exception. After about a year, one green pixel emerged like a pimple. Read morePublished on October 17, 2012 by CBGB
The power supply board has failed on this unit twice. LG replaced it the first time under warranty, and now I'm struggling to get them to cover the same problem again now that the... Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by gobigorange86