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LG LN5300 LED TV Review

Reviewed Aug 20, 2013 By Cedric Demers
This television has been discontinued.
It was replaced by the LG LB5800

The LG LN5300 LED TV has a picture quality similar to the LN5400. It has a good viewing angle but its blacks are not very good. It also has some slight motion blur. Its strongest point is its very low input lag.

7.3
Overall
  • Very low input lag.
  • Good viewing angle.
  • Average motion blur.
  • Poor contrast.
LG LN5300
Overall
7.3
Dark Room
7.5
Bright Room
7.3
Video Games
7.5

Design

Borders
LG LN5300 Borders

0.75" (1.9 cm)

Thickness
LG LN5300 Thickness

3.09" (7.9 cm)

Dark Room

LG LN5300 Dark scene
Black: 0.087 cd/m2
White: 100.5 cd/m2
Contrast: 1155 : 1

On a dark scene, the black color looks slightly gray but it isn't a big issue considering its low price.

Viewing angle: 33 °

The LN5300 has a wide viewing angle with consistent colors. The contrast drops by half at 33°.

LG LN5300 Uniformity

The uniformity of the screen is average.

Bright Room

LG LN5300 Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection: 3.7 %

The LN5300 has slightly more reflections than average.

LG LN5300 Bright scene in a bright room
Max white: 227.2 cd/m2

The reflection is less of an issue on a brighter footage.

Video Games

Motion blur is sometimes visible on the LN5300, but not enough to be a deal breaker for most people. Movie watchers will like the true 24p playback.

9.1
LG LN5300 Input lag
Input lag: 37.5 ms

Gamers will appreciate the low input lag on this TV.

Software

Side inputs
LG LN5300 Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB (only for pictures and music)

Rear inputs
LG LN5300 Rear inputs

1 HDMI
1 RF In
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)

Remote
LG LN5300 Remote

Misc

Pixels
LG LN5300 Pixels

The television was provided by BestCost.ca

Conclusion

The LG LN5300 LED TV is a good basic TV without fancy features. For the price, the picture quality is not bad but it certainly doesn't match the higher end models.

Questions

Aug 22 2013
What wall mount bracket should I use for the LG LN5300 32"?
Pretty much all wall mount would works. Just make sure it supports your size and has the articulations that you want for your room.
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Dec 23 2013
How do I view videos stored on a flash drive? What video format will this tv recognize?
You can't. It doesn't support video playback even via USB.
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Apr 29 2014
My LG 42LN5300 television only shows in black and white, how can I rectify this?
This isn't normal. First, try resetting your picture settings. If that doesn't help, call LG support and get it replaced.
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Jun 22 2014
I just bought this HDTV. I was wondering will it support 5.1 surround sound?
Depends what you mean by this. There is only 2 speakers inside the TV, but it does have a digital optical audio output so you can connect a real sound system to it.
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