Summary: This TV is a great deal for the price, but I do not think it is a top notch tv. Scenes with a lot of movement create a blurry effect around the object(s) that is/are moving. When watching dvd's that contain dark scenes, the blacks in the TV are too dark, and it is difficult to see the picture. THe 3D feature works great, we have had a great time with the feature, and the blue ray player is only 60hz but is not bad for the price.
Only 2-channel audio out--but was able to fix that.
18 December 2011
Summary: Forewarned is forearmed, folks. This is my first HDTV, but I'm no stranger to electronics or technology. Before I go into this, I'll also let you know that I tried these things before and after upgrading the TV's firmware from 3.x to 5.x, and nothing was improved. This TV has an "optical digital audio out" TOSLINK port on the back, but it DOES NOT output 5.1 channel audio from external HDMI sources, even if the HDMI input contains 5.1 The digital audio out sends only...
Summary: Final update: Bought the TV... My family was very happy with it. I was not happy at all, since I do not watch TV but opt for video games. Lets say that I originally went down this path because my game went to crap two nights in a row. Now, I am no ace, but I have a steady pattern and know my game play. The only thing after checking my Internets and such was my new TV. There had to be some input lag.
Summary: I stumbled upon this TV recently and the deal just seemed to good to be true. I was so excited when it came in the mail as I have been using a 32inch LCD TV. I hooked it up and the picture was absolutely stunning. The 120hz really makes even 720p TV broadcasts simply amazing. The sound is not great at all but for the price it's worth the sacrifice for 3D.
Summary: I have not had this TV for very long, but was excited to try it. I hooked it up and fired up the xbox to see the TV in all its glory. And right away all i noticed was ghosting. It was noticeable to the point i was very worried about the purchase. I decided to mess around with the settings, turned the trulive and local dimming off, this improved the overall ghosting but it was still noticeable.
Summary: This review is mostly going to focus on using the TV as a gaming screen just to add a different perspective. I had seen some demos of LG's higher end LW6500 TVs with gaming systems connected showing off the 2D to 3D and the benefits of passive 3D. So I was sold, I picked up this LW5300 bundle thinking it was an excellent value and a good way to get into 3D.
Summary: Was interested in buying this since I've been searching for a 42 inch LG TV with the Passive 3D feature, but it's saying that it ships in 1 to 2 months. Why is that? Is it not in stock yet or something? Is it even coming out at all? I'd hate to order something like this and then wait 2 months only to find that it's not actually coming out. I wish they'd give more info on the status of it's availability and why it's taking so long to ship.