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LG 42LN5300

41.9" 60Hz Direct-LED Apr 2013
Screen Size HD Type Refresh Rate LED Backlighting Release Date
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LG Electronics 42LN5300 42 Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV Review
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4 Reasons For

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all LG TVs and specifically for LG mid-size TVs and found that in both cases LG had good ratings.

Easy to Use

One LG 42LN5300 owner who bought it considered that it had a good experience. expert website Digitaltrends.com said “Vivid color output provide an enjoyable viewing experience for a seriously low” in their review.

Supports One Analog Signal Format System

The number of analog signal format systems supported by the LG 42LN5300 is more than most TVs of this type and age. This TV supports an NTSC analog signal format system, which is the most frequently supported analog signal format system supported by televisions of a comparable age and spec to the 42LN5300.

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720p Video Mode

The LG 42LN5300 supports a 720p video mode which is better than most similar spec televisions that have been around for around the same time as it. Most mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to it support a 1080p video mode. In addition, this TV supports a 1080i video mode. Across all televisions of this age and type the best video mode is 2160p and the worst is 480i.

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11 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including Digitaltrends.com and parentesis.com the average expert rating of this LG television is 68 out of 100.

Only HD HD Type

The display resolution of the this TV is Full HD, which is typical of many televisions of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a WiFi Connection

The LG 42LN5300 does not have a WiFi connection. Most of the other mid-size TVs that have been available for around the same time as the 42LN5300 do have a WiFi connection.

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Not Smart TV

Most TVs of a comparable type and age to the 42LN5300 are not Smart TV. The 42LN5300 is no exception to this as it too is not Smart TV.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most TVs that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The 42LN5300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other TVs that have been available for a comparable time to the 42LN5300, the 42LN5300 does not have a built-in camera.

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Only Has Three Screen Format Adjustments

The number of screen format adjustments found on the 42LN5300 is more than most TVs of a comparable type and age to it. This television has a 16:9 screen format adjustment, which is the most frequently found screen format adjustment found on mid-size TVs that were launched more than two years ago. The screen format adjustments "4:3" and "Zoom" are also found on this TV.

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Does Not Feature OLED Technology

Most TVs of this spec and age do not feature OLED technology. The LG 42LN5300 is no exception to this as it too does not feature OLED technology.

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Only Digital Tuner

This television has an Analog & Digital tuner, which is the most frequently found tuner on comparable spec televisions that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Two HDMI Ports

Most comparable spec TVs that have been available for more than two years have between one and three HDMI ports, including the 42LN5300 which has two HDMI ports.

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Fairly Thick

The thicknesses of comparable spec TVs that are a similar age to the 42LN5300 range from 3.5mm to 100mm. With a thickness of 79 millimeters, the 42LN5300 has a fairly thick thickness compared to most of the other mid-size TVs that have been around for a similar time to the 42LN5300.

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2 Other reasons to consider the LG 42LN5300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when LG released the 42LN5300.

Average Refresh Rate

The 42LN5300 has a fairly average refresh rate (60 hertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec televisions that were launched more than two years ago.

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Screen Size
HD Type
3D Compatible
Refresh Rate
LED Backlighting
Display Resolution
Video Mode
Screen Format Adjustment
Aspect Ratio
Graphics Resolution
TV Tuner
Auto Channel Search Feature
Digital Signal Format System
Analog Signal Format System
Smart TV
Internet Browser
RMS Rated Power
Built-In Speaker
Ports & Interfaces
RF Port
Digital Audio Optical Out Port
Component Video in Port
USB 2.0 Port
DVI Port
HDCP Security Feature
PC in Port
Consumer Electronics Control
WiFi Connection
Ethernet LAN Connection
Management Features
Sleep Timer
Smart Mode
On Screen Display
LED Indicator
Wall Mountable
VESA Mounting Interface
On/off Switch
VESA Mounting
Typical Power Consumption
Standby Power Consumption
Input Frequency
AC Input Voltage
AC Input Frequency
Input Voltage
Energy Star Certification
Weight & Dimensions
Package Weight
Weight (with Stand)
Depth (with Stand)
Height (with Stand)
Width (with Stand)
Packaging Height
Packaging Width
Packaging Content
Desktop Stand
Battery Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range

Expert Reviews


While you could argue that the LN5300's 42-inch display is a bit too big for its 60Hz britches, we still think it offers serious value for the money. The TV's sharp image and vivid color output...

Esta televisión es una buena opción para jóvenes o adultos. Por sus limitantes en conexión y su tamaño mediano no se recomienda para ser el centro de atención de una sala o cuarto de...

Gorgeous color
Sharp, clear image
Good black levels
Attractive, minimalist design
Su resolucin, bajo consumo de energa y puerto USB
Motion blurring
Poor sound quality
Su nivel de actualizacin de imagen es bajo, as que las imgenes no gozan de mucha fluidez y por momentos sigue apareciendo el molesto efecto de sombra en las escenas con movimientos rpidos

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Electricity cost when switched on $52.62
Electricity cost when on standby $1.36
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Total running cost over 5 years $53.98
Running costs for this TV have been estimated based on other similar TVs. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 42LN5300uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this TV over 5 years will generate 0.36 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 10 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 42ln5300
Barcodes 00719192588387, 00794504632859