Good value at what I paid for an open box unit - $350.
3 May 2012
Summary: This is a pretty good set overall for a budget TV. Great picture quality. Wish it had RCA sound outputs. My biggest negative is the flimsy base. One of the screws stripped out putting it together.
Great clarity but void of reproducing ACCURATE colors in live action pictures.
Kirk T., Amazon
8 February 2012
Summary: Before I jump into it, please allow me to explain a bit about myself (1) and my short experience with this TV (2) and finally, why I am giving it only 2 stars based on my impressions and opinion (3). 1) I work in graphic design and photo editing for a very well known brand and I spend a large portion of my day in front of various computer screens and tv monitors creating artwork/editing photos.
Summary: This is a great TV. I purchased two other TVs (Vizio and Hitachi) and I had to return both of them. I was looking for the cheapest 40" TV but I also got the cheapest quality. After I started thinking about wathing these TVs for the next 5 years I decided to return them. Please don't ever buy a TV for the price, buy it for the quality. I know an extra $200 is a lot of money but if you think that's only an extra $0.11 per day, it's not that bad.
Summary: We got the 42" TV for in our very sunny saloon. It works well even with high light in the room. After reading the other reviews, we turned off the energy saver. The speakers are ok on their own, but most folks who use this as a main TV will want to add a sound bar or bass/home-theater system. What I liked best were the 3 HDMI inputs. We are able to use this as our "receiver", and then have an optical audio output going to the old Onkyo receiver/speaker-sound-system.
Summary: We read the great reviews and chose this tv for our kid's playroom...we put it up and couldn't believe that it got such great reviews - the picture quality seemed terrible. We went back and read the suggestions and the problem was the "energy setting"... turn OFF that setting and you will not believe the difference in the picture quality. So...before you take it down and send it back...play around with the different settings on the TV..
Summary: If this TV gets a bad rating,then you like me have it hooked up wrong.I set up the tv and connected my old DVD player with RCA jacks (red,white and yellow connectors), and my cable box with (cable company provided HDMI cable). I turned on the cable first and after shutting off energy save and adjusting picture controls,i was extremely dissapointed.
Summary: We chose this TV because it was very well rated by Consumer Reports and because we had seen a floor model on sale at a competitor's and found the picture better than the other sets on the floor. However, it was used and selling for more than the price at Amazon. We ordered online and it arrived less than a week later. I hooked it up. We had the cable service come in two days later to make sure that we were getting all of the HD channels that we were paying for.
Summary: We already have a 3 year old LG downstairs that still looks great. Decided to get another for upstairs. After considerable research, decided on this one. The picture is great. I was hoping that the TV sound would be better than the other LG, and it is, we don't have a surround system for this tv.
Summary: LG 42LK520 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV Ordered 2 of these units 11:30 pm Wednesday night and FedEx delivered them Friday morning! I was suitably impressed with the shipping! Both boxes and both TVs arrived in perfect condition. If you are purchasing this for a gift, keep in mind that anyone seeing the box would know immediately what it is, so if you want it to be a surprise take that into consideration. Setting up the TV was easy and the picture quality is excellent.
Summary: Ok so first off I'm not a huge tech geek what so ever... i just figured it was time to get rid of the 19 inch box in my room.... size is perfect, i would have been disappointed with a 32" like i was thinking about getting.... picture is great absolutely no complaints, i just turned the sound up to 65% today and it was louder than ill ever need it to be, plus i keep it around 15 and 20 and it is crystal clear....