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LG 52LG50 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV

Originally Reviewed on October 26th, 2008

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Up for review: The LG 52LG50. The all new LG 52LG50 will blow you away before even turning it on. This 52″ High Definition LCD television is a mammoth and will fit in well as your family TV or as the center of your home theater room. With the 1080p screen, you can enjoy regular television programming as well as your favorite movies and sporting events.

The deep black level in the image quality almost resembles that of a Plasma TV, but the LG 52LG50 is a LCD TV which often lose points for poor black levels. Slim in design with a scarlet background and glossy piano black bezel makes the LG 52LG50 a very beautiful LCD TV perfect to fit your home. The higher-end 52LG50 is priced around $2,199.00 MSRP.

With XD image processing technique, 1080p display, 5 ms response time for high brightness, Ultrasharp 15,000:1 dynamic contrast and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, the LG 52LG50 HDTV delivers an arresting viewing experience. You will enjoy the smooth transitions of color contrast and audio between fast action scenes.


LG 52LG50 Features and Specifications Review:

General Features
TV Type: 52-inch, 16:9 widescreen LCD HDTV
Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 15,000:1
Response Time (G to G): 6ms
Brightness: 500 cd/m2
Viewing Angle: 178 degrees / 178 degrees
Life Span (Typical): 60,000 hr
Built-in Tuner: (ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM )
HDMI(TM)/HDCP Input: (3 v1.3, Deep Color)
Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts/Labor

Extra Features
Intelligent Sensor: (Room Light Adjustment)
Wide Color Control
USB Media Host (1 JPEG, mp3, S/W Upgrade)
SimpLink(TM)
A/V Input Navigation
Quick View (Previous Channel): (VCR, DVD, Blu ray, HD DVD, Set Top Box, Satellite, Cable Box, Game, PC)
Parental Control w/V-Chip, Key Lock, Auto Clock, Sleep Timer

Rear Inputs and Outputs
HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: (2)
HDMI(TM)/HDCP Input: (2 v1.3, Deep Color)
RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) – PC: (1)
PC Audio Input: (1)

Side Inputs and Outputs
HDMI(TM)/HDCP Input: (1 v1.3, Deep Color)
HD Component Video In (Y,Pb,Pr) + L/R Audio: (2)
USB 2.0: (1 JPEG, mp3, S/W Upgrade)

Video Features
XD Engine(TM)
1080P Source Input: HDMI 60p/30p/24p; Component 60p/30p/24p; RGB 60p Digital Comb Filter: (3D)
Aspect Ratio Adjustment (# of Modes): 6 Modes
Pure Black Level
ISFccc
AV Mode (Picture & Sound): (Cinema / Sports / Game)
Enhanced Noise Reduction (Video Noise Filter): (3D & MPEG)
Picture Selection Mode (# of Modes): 8 Modes
DTV Signal Strength Indicator
Black Stretcher: (Black Level Enhancer)

Audio Features
Speaker System Details: Invisible Speaker 2 Way 4 Speaker
SRS TruSurround XT(TM)
Dolby(R) Digital Decoder
Clear Voice
Sound Mode (# Modes): 4 Modes (Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport)

Weight and Dimensions
Dimensions w/out Stand (W x H x D): 50.9 in. x 32.3 in. x 4.5 in.
Weight w/ out Stand: 77
Dimensions w/ Stand (W x H x D): 50.9 in. x 35.1 in. x 13.5 in.
Weight w/ Stand: 87.1


The LG 52LG50 makes TV viewing a true cinematic experience with its unique intelligent sensor technology that automatically adjusts color and brightness in varying light conditions with its 4,096 sensing steps and a host of image enhancement options. Its 2-way 20W speaker system with SRS TruSurround XT has sufficient sound quality but an external surround sound is almost always recommended. The clear voice technology ensures you get the crisp and clear voice without any noise distraction.

One great feature of the LG 52LG50 is its easy adaptability with external devices, thanks to its HDMI and USB jacks. Three HDMI jacks connect satellite, cable, HDTV, DVD, mp3 player, and even Blu-ray player. The PC input can be used to turn the LCD TV into a very large computer screen. What’s more, you can change to game, movie and sport mode through the AV mode option; the video and audio content will be adjusted automatically.

HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 52LG50 9/10 stars!

3 Customer Reviews for “LG 52LG50 Review – 52-inch LCD HDTV”

  1. gypped's reviewOctober 29, 2010

    and to top it all off, you dont have to turn it on, it comes on by itself and the remote wont shut it off, if you do manage to turn it off by the front button, you dont have to wait long, it will turn itself back on with a loud static noise, surfing the channels, JUNK!!

  2. Canoe's reviewJanuary 26, 2011

    I’m told the Main unit(Mother Board) is bad after a year and 3 mo. Cuts on and off by itself, volume goes up by itself, flashes “this function not available now” constantly. Haven’t been able to find the part no. Lg AGF37013601. So it’s been down for over 10 months, junk is right.

  3. Boner's reviewFebruary 12, 2012

    Mine is pos also. Will not turn on very minimal use. I would not recommend this tv to anyone

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