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- LG 47LK520
- The LG 47LK520 is a very basic television for those who crave simplicity.
LG 47LK520 LCD HDTV Review$899.00
The LG 47LK520 ($899 MSRP) is a large 1080p television with excellent motion processing for its class. The price is a little burdensome, considering the lack of 3D or internet features, but you can find it for about $700 than the MSRP on several websites.
Particular points of quality include a set of accurate colors, the TruMotion mode, and a very functional USB media port. Color performance was strong, particularly in matching the standard gamut and the transition of color from dark to light. But the color temperature was a little disturbing in that several spots along the brightness spectrum will show tinting of either blue or orange. The TruMotion feature is great, allowing you to completely customize the judder and blur processing features of this interpolation overdrive function, which is also available on other LG models. We loved the USB port and all the different types of video it could play, but again, this is a feature available on other LGs as well.
A less than superb contrast ratio, and a poor viewing angle piled on to overall mediocrity, make this LG a little disappointing. The range of blacks and whites is not narrow per se, but at this price and size, it could be much better. Even for an LCD screen, which typically have narrow viewing angles, the LG 47LK520 could only show images 28º off center without losing a significant amount of contrast.
All together, this TV is very average with an uninteresting set of features. The price is high for what you get, and considering the best functions, like the USB port and the TruMotion mode, are available on other LGs, we recommend that you spend your money on different television.