Wednesday, February 15, 2012

LG 55LK520 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

LG 55LK520 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 52.3 x 3.8 x 31.3 inches ; 72.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 85 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004OOS38O
  • Item model number: 55LK520
  • Batteries: 2 AAA batteries required. (included)

List Price : $1,499.99
LG 55LK520 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV

Item Description

Size: 55-Inch
From the Manufacturer

  • If you want high definition for your HD content material, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's absolutely nothing improved than 1080p Full HD.
    And if you want sports and rapid action to be as crisp as they are thrilling, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The LK520 1080p LCD Television brings you each, along with the other terrific features that make LG TVs something far 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 Television can preserve up with your rapidly-moving entertainment.

      This gorgeous picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the very first place. With pretty much double the pixel resolution, Complete HD 1080p gives it superior picture top quality over common HDTV. You'll see particulars and colors like under no circumstances prior to.

    • SAVE A lot more THAN Energy.
      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 indicates they save power each in standby and active (when they're on) modes. Energy STAR–qualified TVs use about 30% less power than typical units.

    Additional Functions
    Find THE Fantastic PICTURE.
    Get very easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for important picture superior components such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this uncomplicated-to-use feature. It really is not actually magic, but it will confident seem that way.
    Let your Tv do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color circumstances in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
    With our Smart Power Saving Capabilities, you can conserve revenue and power.
    ISFCCC Prepared.
    LG's ISFccc Prepared HDTVs contain the detailed standards important for skilled calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and significantly a great deal more to meet local lighting circumstances for each daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for uncomplicated 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 Wise 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 Prepared
    DLNA Certified
    LED Backlighting
    Intelligent Sensor
    Picture Wizard II
    Power STAR Qualified
    Smart Energy Saving
    ISFccc Ready
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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 speedy action to be as a 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 attributes that make LG TVs some thing far better.

    Customer Critiques

    I previously purchased an LG 42LD550, utilised it for a few months and was pretty pleased with its superior, but the 42" screen size was a tiny too smaller for my living space, so I decided to get a larger Television instead. The LD550 has greater characteristics than the LK520 -- its internet application was one factor that attracted me, but it needs an adapter which doesn't come with the Tv, so I under no circumstances got to test it. I guess I do not need this feature anyway, so I returned it and bought the 47" LK520, at the exact same 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 given that it is reasonably new, so I had to wait 4-6 weeks for the product to be shipped.
    So following waiting patiently for more than one particular month, my Tv finally came. I was expecting the guys from the shipping provider 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 really should open it on my personal, and preserve the box for a year in case I will need 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 few screws. It looks like the stand was produced of some low-priced plastic. I hope it's additional sturdy than it looks.
    The appear:
    This Television has a uncomplicated, sophisticate style. I like the matt screen and the glossy black frame. There is a small blue light on the lower proper corner when the Television is on. Althought the remote manage is quick to use, the design looks boring and inexpensive, some buttons/capabilities seem like a duplicate to me. But I guess it's not a big deal, as lengthy as it functions.
    Sound good quality:
    There are a number of sound modes you can opt for from. It was set to "normal" by default, and the volume was low, but it was significantly far better as soon as I switched it to "music" or "cimema". I also turned on the "surround sound" feature. Over all I am pleased with the sound high quality.
    Picture high quality:
    I've had this Tv for about two weeks now, at very first I was impressed with the picture superior -- it is crisp and clear, and the color looks particularly good, just like the LD550 model. I set the picture mode to "Cinema" --the "regular" mode is a bit too bright for my sensitive eyes. Of course you can build and save your own picture mode by adjusting the brightness, color, and contrast, etc. But one particular day I noticed the brightness on the Tv screen altered suddenly --- it went darker, then immediately after a though it went vibrant again (looks similar to when there are rolling clouds in the sky on a sunny day). I did not turn on the "inteligent sensor" and I think the lighting in my space didn't alter. I did not have this situation with the LD550 model. I am not positive if I got a defective item or what. Correct now I give this Television a four star, and hoping there's an uncomplicated fix for the brightness challenge. I'll test it for a few even more days and determine irrespective of whether I should call LG, or return it....
    UPDATE: I identified out the reason that my Television would suddenly go darker is mainly because I had the "Engergy Saver" on (it was set to "Auto"). So whenever the sensor in the Television detects a transform of lighting in the space, it'll adjust the screen brightness automatically. Quite often the screen goes so dark I can hardly see. I am not certain how a lot energy it can save by undertaking this, but I come across it annoying to me, so I turned the feature off, and the trouble solved! I am glad I don't have to return this Tv. I am happy with my acquire 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 rather comparable to the earlier model LD520 (highly rated), except that the dynamic contrast is apparently a bit greater for the LK520(150K to 1 vs 100K), but I suspect that may perhaps not be that significant.
    It has adequate inputs (HDMI, component, and so on), and outputs, despite the fact that I nonetheless wish these new HDTVs had a common stereo output (ie., 2 RF outputs) so I could use them with my old amplifier. The LK520 only has 1 optical digital audio output. But, the sound from the LK520 speakers is surprisingly robust, despite the fact that most will in all probability want far more to full the property 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 web connection capabilities--even so 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 normal SD channels also. I hooked up the Tv with component inputs from my oldish DVD player, and it looked quite 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 possibly be significant (I don't). So possibly the 60 Hz LG LK450 might possibly be OK for you, and save you 60-80$. Nonetheless, note that the LK520 has a slightly greater 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 very easy (if a bit awkward) to carry about. Also, the screen does not seem to have any significant reflection concerns in stronger lighting scenarios.
    The Television picture can be adjusted to your preferences, but I discovered the default settings fine sufficient for me. It is Power Star rated, which is excellent, but I discovered the "intelligent sensor" adjustments a bit too dark for me. Nevertheless, you can adjust this as your wish.
    SUMMARY: I do not believe you can go incorrect with this outstanding LG HDTV. I would rate it at 4.five stars. Some minor limitations on audio output and the somewhat high cost that I paid at a massive box shop (BB) created me give it a 4 rather of 5.
    I might update this if I come across any complications later....

    By : LG

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