Sunday, February 12, 2012

LG 42LK520 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

LG 42LK520 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 40.3 x 27 inches ; 34.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 42 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B004OOS35C
  • Item model number: 42LK520
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
LG 42LK520 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

Item Description

Size: 42-Inch
From the Manufacturer

  • If you want high definition for your HD content, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's nothing superior than 1080p Complete HD.
    And if you want sports and rapidly action to be as crisp as they are exciting, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The LK520 1080p LCD Television brings you both, along with the other great features that make LG TVs a thing far better.


    • Much less BLUR. Extra ACTION.
      TruMotion 120Hz technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Now your Tv can preserve up with your fast-moving entertainment.

      This gorgeous picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the 1st spot. With just about double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p provides it superior picture quality more than normal HDTV. You'll see specifics and colors like under no circumstances ahead of.

    • SAVE Additional THAN Power.
      Earning the Energy STAR implies a product meets strict power efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Power. For TVs, it means they save power both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. Energy STAR–qualified TVs use about 30% less power than standard units.

    Extra Capabilities
    Locate THE Fantastic PICTURE.
    Get uncomplicated self-calibration with on-screen reference points for crucial picture superior components such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this hassle-free-to-use feature. It's not essentially magic, but it will sure appear that way.
    Let your Tv do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the space for a extra enjoyable viewing knowledge.
    With our Smart Energy Saving Attributes, you can conserve funds and energy.
    ISFCCC Prepared.
    LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs include the detailed standards needed for expert calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and considerably significantly more to meet local lighting conditions for each daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for very easy access from your LG remote.
    Specifications (PDF)
    LG 2011 LED/LCD Feature Comparison
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    47", 55"
    42", 47", 55"
    42", 47", 55"
    37", 42"
    22", 26", 32"
    42", 47", 55"
    32", 37", 42"
    High Definition Resolution
    LG Intelligent Tv
    Dynamic Contrast Ration
    LG Cinema 3D
    2D to 3D Conversion
    LED Plus w/Local Dimming
    Magic Motion Remote
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    Wi-Fi Ready
    DLNA Certified
    LED Backlighting
    Intelligent Sensor
    Picture Wizard II
    Power STAR Qualified
    Intelligent Energy Saving
    ISFccc Prepared
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    If you want high definition for your HD content, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's nothing better than 1080p Full HD. And if you want sports and quick action to be as a crisp as they are thrilling, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The 42LK520 1080p LCD Tv brings you both along with the other awesome features that make LG TVs something greater.

    Customer Reviews

    I previously bought an LG 42LD550, employed it for a handful of months and was very pleased with its quality, but the 42" screen size was a tiny too modest for my living space, so I decided to get a bigger Television instead. The LD550 has superior attributes than the LK520 -- its online application was 1 factor that attracted me, but it requires an adapter which doesn't come with the Tv, so I in no way got to test it. I guess I do not have to have this feature anyway, so I returned it and purchased the 47" LK520, at the similar price --- it was on sale on Amazon for about 7 hundred.
    The shipping:
    This model came out in March 2011, and I placed the order in April. I guess considering that it is relatively new, so I had to wait four-6 weeks for the item to be shipped.
    So immediately after waiting patiently for over 1 month, my Tv finally came. I was expecting the guys from the shipping company to open the box and let me check the Television, just like what they did when I purchased the other LG model. I was surprised when they told me they couldn't open the box, and that I should certainly open it on my own, and keep the box for a year in case I need to have to return it. This sounds a small weird, but I signed the delivery sheet anyway.
    The assembling:
    It only took a handful of 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 couple of screws. It looks like the stand was produced of some low-priced plastic. I hope it really is more sturdy than it looks.
    The appear:
    This Television has a very simple, sophisticate style. I like the matt screen and the glossy black frame. There is a little blue light on the lower appropriate corner when the Tv is on. Althought the remote manage is straightforward to use, the design looks boring and low-priced, some buttons/characteristics seem like a duplicate to me. But I guess it is not a huge deal, as extended as it operates.
    Sound excellent:
    There are quite a few sound modes you can opt for from. It was set to "standard" by default, and the volume was low, but it was significantly improved once I switched it to "music" or "cimema". I also turned on the "surround sound" feature. Over all I am happy with the sound excellent.
    Picture high quality:
    I've had this Tv for about two weeks now, at very first I was impressed with the picture excellent -- it's crisp and clear, and the color looks rather good, just like the LD550 model. I set the picture mode to "Cinema" --the "standard" mode is a bit too vivid for my sensitive eyes. Of course you can make and save your own picture mode by adjusting the brightness, color, and contrast, and so on. But 1 day I noticed the brightness on the Tv screen altered suddenly --- it went darker, then soon after a though it went bright once again (looks comparable to when there are rolling clouds in the sky on a sunny day). I didn't turn on the "inteligent sensor" and I assume the lighting in my space did not alter. I did not have this problem with the LD550 model. I am not certain if I got a defective item or what. Perfect now I give this Tv a four star, and hoping there is an painless fix for the brightness situation. I'll test it for a handful of a great deal more days and determine irrespective of whether I should really call LG, or return it....
    UPDATE: I located out the reason that my Tv would suddenly go darker is mainly because I had the "Engergy Saver" on (it was set to "Auto"). So whenever the sensor in the Tv detects a modify of lighting in the room, it'll adjust the screen brightness automatically. Often the screen goes so dark I can hardly see. I am not confident how significantly energy it can save by doing this, but I obtain it annoying to me, so I turned the feature off, and the issue solved! I am glad I don't have to return this Tv. I am content with my buy so far.

    I have had this Tv for only a couple of days, but it appears to be precisely what I wanted. The LK520 LG model is pretty similar to the earlier model LD520 (extremely rated), except that the dynamic contrast is apparently a bit improved for the LK520(150K to 1 vs 100K), but I suspect that may well not be that significant.
    It has sufficient inputs (HDMI, component, and so on), and outputs, while I nonetheless wish these new HDTVs had a standard stereo output (ie., two RF outputs) so I could use them with my old amplifier. The LK520 only has 1 optical digital audio output. Yet, the sound from the LK520 speakers is surprisingly robust, although most will almost certainly want extra to full the dwelling theater expertise. The LK520 also has a USB port, but I have not put to use this however. The specs say you can connect your external USB devices for JPEG photos or MP3 files. (Note, this model does NOT have any world-wide-web connection capabilities--nevertheless you could hook this up to a BluRay DVD player that has this capability, if you want it).
    I hooked up my cable box by way of an HDMI cord, and the LK520 supplies a clear HD picture and does well with typical SD channels also. I hooked up the Tv with component inputs from my oldish DVD player, and it looked very fantastic. (Some day I will get a BluRay, so I can see additional pores, I guess, on close ups...).
    The LK520 has 120 Hz, so if you watch a lot of sports, this may be essential (I do not). So possibly the 60 Hz LG LK450 could be OK for you, and save you 60-80$. Still, 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 somewhat quick (if a bit awkward) to carry around. Also, the screen does not appear to have any significant reflection troubles in stronger lighting situations.
    The Tv picture can be adjusted to your preferences, but I located the default settings really good enough for me. It is Energy Star rated, which is good, but I identified the "intelligent sensor" adjustments a bit too dark for me. However, you can adjust this as your wish.
    SUMMARY: I don't believe you can go wrong with this superb LG HDTV. I would rate it at four.five stars. Some minor limitations on audio output and the somewhat high value that I paid at a huge box retailer (BB) made me give it a 4 rather of 5.
    I might possibly update this if I get any challenges later....

    By : LG

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