Unfortunately, we didn't test the sound quality in 2013.
Software and Inputs
1 RF In
1 Component In
1 Composite In
1 Ethernet In
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 Headphone Out
The LG LN5700 LED TV is basically the same as the cheaper LN5400, but with an added smart TV interface. If you do not need this, save yourself some money and get the cheaper LN5400. Both have the same picture quality, which means they perform well in a bright room and not so well in a dark one.
If you were to pick a tv for gaming on an Xbox, would you go with the LN5400 or LN5700? Would an input lag under 75ms be noticeable? Also, besides the smart interface, does the LN5700 offer anything that would make it a better buy than the LN5700 (in terms of gaming and occasional movies)?
I would go for the LN5400. The LN5700's smart features are mostly redundant if you have a console, because a lot of them can be also found on a console (like Netflix). An input lag under 50 ms is not noticeable for the majority of people, but hardcore gamers will appreciate the lower input lag on the LN5400. Save your money and go for the LN5400.
I would like to get this over the LN5400. Does interpolation make a difference in video games? Also, is there a way to reduce input lag to make it comparable to the LN5400?
Interpolation need to be turned off when gaming because it increases the input lag too much. In our tests, the lowest input lag that we got for the LN5700 was 67ms. We only spent around 5-10 min reducing it, though, so it is possible (but not very likely) that you could get a lower one if you try harder than us.
Which model would be better for watching sports (NHL hockey) or playing games, the LN5400 or LN5700? I really like the low input lag of the LN5400, but I am curious about how a model with the same panel and a better dual core processor can not at least match the same low input lag?
If you do not want Smart TV features, just get the LN5400. The input lag problem is most likely caused by the Smart TV features. While the processor is faster, it has a whole lot more of stuff to do.
What is the input lag of the Samsung un40f6300 when the game mode setting is turned on? Also, what is the input lag of the LG 42ln5700? I was also wondering which provides better picture quality, because I have heard both sides.
Our measurements for input lag are with game mode turned on (62.5ms for the F6300 and 66.6ms for the LN5700). If you are sitting directly in front, the F6300 has better contrast and motion. The viewing angle is very narrow, though, so if some of your viewers are at an angle, the LN5700 is a better choice.
Just bought the LG 50LN5700. I find the audio very disappointing. I have tried the obvious online settings for different modes, but none are satisfactory. Any suggestions?
We didn't test the audio on it (we will most likely start testing audio on next year's models). As a rule of thumb, though, most TVs nowadays don't have good audio due to their thinness. They are OK for day-to-day TV shows, but if you care about sound, you need to invest in an external audio system. Even basics sound bars beat most TVs.
I would like to connect the LN5700 to my modular Sony Genezi, but it only has an RCA audio input. If I connect it to the headphone output instead, would it be the same quality as the Digital Optical output?
I am anticipating buying an LG 55ln5700 off of display. I have never purchased a display model previously. I am told that it has been on display less than six months. The set will cost me $425 after discounts. Is this a smart purchase? How good is this TV? I am replacing an old Sony Trinitron.
The contrast isn't great, so if you watch it in a dark room, the blacks will be gray. The viewing angle is great, though. For the price that you can get it, go for it, because you won't be able to find a TV of that size for this price. Just don't expect the best picture in a dark room.
I have purchased a Samsung un55FH6030FXZA, and recently have seen that there may be different panels used on these, with the TH01 apparently being the best overall and made by Samsung. Mine is a UH02. Who makes this, and how does it compare? Also, when assembled it appears that the TV tips slightly forward on the stand. Everything is tight and fits properly. Is this correct?
AU Optronics. They aren't bad, but not as good as TH01 (Samsung). If you like your TV, don't worry about this. Most of the TVs that we test also tip slightly forward, especially the ones where the stand is fixed from the middle only, like your FH6030. It is barely noticeable, though. If it is more than 2-3 degrees, it could be the way you screwed it.