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LG 47LK520 LCD HDTV Review$899.00
Local Media Playback
We were impressed with the media port on the LG 47LK520. So many televisions we test throw in a media port to be able to advertise that there is this great extra feature that comes with a mediocre TV, when really the media port can show only pictures, or will not display most types of video, or the interface is too complicated to be worth your time.
With the 47LK520, you plug in a USB port and the television asks you if you are looking for movies, pictures, or music. The three are separated into individual interfaces, all of them easy to use, with the option to switch to another easily. There are many options for slide shows, including the ability to play your own music with your photos and controlling transitions.
We were most impressed by the list of supported video formats, as follows: MPG, MPEG, DAT, TS, TRP, TP, VOD, MP4, MOV, MKV, DivX, AVI, Motion JPEG (AVI, MP4, MKV), ASF, WMV, FLV. This is really going the extra mile. LG did not have to do this to say you can play video from the USB port, but this means you can play just about any type of movie you download from the internet, right on your TV, a huge bonus for people contracting the video virus.