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Reviewed on Apr 02, 2015

LG LF5600
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
5.8
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
5.4
Movies
6.1
TV Shows
6.3
Sports
6.4
Video Games
4.7
HDR Movies
3.3
HDR Gaming
4.6
PC Monitor
Type : LED
Resolution : 1080p
Refresh Rate : 60 Hz

The LG LF5600 is a very basic budget TV that lacks many modern features, like internet connectivity and USB video playback. It doesn't have great picture quality, either.

Test Results
Design 7.5
Picture Quality 6.0
Motion 5.5
Inputs 7.2
Sound Quality 6.4
Smart Features 4.0
Pros
  • Great color accuracy at an angle.
Cons
  • Poor contrast ratio.
  • A lot of reflections.

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7.5

Design

Curved : No
Stand

The stand is stable, but the feet are set far apart, which means you'll need to put the TV on a surface that is about as wide as the TV itself.

Borders
Borders : 0.63" (1.6 cm)

Thickness
Max Thickness : 2.19" (5.6 cm)

6.0

Picture Quality

6.0 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
1026 : 1

This TV's contrast isn't very good. Blacks look gray when you watch this TV in a dark room.

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Direct

5.7 SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Peak 2% Window
:
223 cd/m2
SDR Peak 50% Window
:
222 cd/m2

5.8 Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
:
4.423 %
50% DSE
:
0.256 %

There is quite a lot of dirty screen effect on this TV, and the same dark sides/corners and bright top and bottom edges are obvious here.

6.5 Viewing Angle
LCD Type
:
IPS
Color Shift
:
23 °
Brightness
:
35 °
Black Level
:
75 °

The viewing angle for this TV is better than most LED TVs. You'll be able to view it from the side without sacrificing picture quality.

Update 01/06/2017: We have changed the methodology of testing. Since this is an old TV which we don't have anymore, we extrapolated the results from 2016 TVs.

7.1 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
2.019 %

There is a huge difference between the brightest and darkest portions of the screen. Very patchy looking.

9.0 Pre Calibration
White Balance dE
:
1.90
Color dE
:
1.5280
Gamma
:
2.06

9.8 Post Calibration
White Balance dE
:
0.25
Color dE
:
0.5770
Gamma
:
2.20

6.0 480p Input

This TV's upscaling is pretty poor. Low-res images looks blurrier than they do on other sets. For 480p, you should set 'Noise Reduction' and 'MPEG Noise Reduction' to 'High', as well as turning on 'Edge Enhancer'.

6.0 720p Input

720p upscaling is also not very good. Same settings used for 480p can help to have a better image quality.

10 1080p Input

Native 1080p content looks good.

0 4k Input

6.7 Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
:
No
DCI P3 xy
:
74.36 %
DCI P3 uv
:
81.71 %
Rec 2020 xy
:
53.43 %
Rec 2020 uv
:
59.92 %

6.5 Reflections
Reflection
:
1.9 %
Screen Finish
:
Semi-gloss

This TV reflects a lot of light. Having more than a couple of lights in the room will have a big impact on the picture. You can even see a rainbow around the reflected lights.
This TV's maximum brightness is a bit sub-par, so it's not a good choice for a room with lots of windows or bright lights.

0 3D
3D
:
No
3D Type
:
No

Pixels
5.5

Motion

6.0 Motion Blur
Response Time
:
28.0 ms
Overshoot
:
0 ms

This TV has a fair amount of blur, but it shouldn't be an issue when watching TV shows or movies.

2.8 Image Flicker
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI
:
No
BFI Frequency
:
120 Hz
BFI In Game Mode
:
No

7.1 24p Playback
Judder-free 24p
:
Yes
Judder-free 24p via 60p
:
No
Judder-free 24p via 60i
:
No

There is no judder in movies when playing them at 24p (Blu-rays), but you might see some for movies over cable or some streaming boxes.

0 Motion Interpolation
Motion Interpolation (30 fps)
:
No
Motion Interpolation (60 fps)
:
No

7.2

Inputs

8.4 Input Lag
1080p @ 60Hz
:
29.8 ms
1080p With Interpolation
:
N/A
1080p @ 60Hz Outside Game Mode
:
29.8 ms
4k @ 60Hz
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz + HDR
:
N/A
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4 + 8 bit HDR
:
N/A

This TV's input lag is pretty low in every picture mode, so you do not need to worry about which mode to put it in.

0 Supported Resolutions
1080p @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
No
1080p @ 120Hz
:
No
4k @ 30Hz @ 4:4:4
:
No
4k @ 60Hz
:
No
4k @ 60Hz @ 4:4:4
:
No

Side Inputs
Rear Inputs
Total Inputs
HDMI : 2
USB : 1
Digital Optical Audio Out : 1
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm : 0
Analog Audio Out RCA : 0
Component In : 1 (shared)
Composite In : 1 (shared)
Tuner (Cable/Ant) : 1
Ethernet : 0
DisplayPort : 0
IR In : 0
SD/SDHC : 0

Inputs Specifications
HDR10
:
No
Dolby Vision
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC Dolby Digital
:
No
5.1 Passthrough ARC DTS
:
No
5.1 Passthrough Optical Dolby Digital
:
Yes
5.1 Passthrough Optical DTS
:
No
HDMI 2.0 Full Bandwidth : No
ARC : No
USB 3 : No
HDCP 2.2 : No
CEC : Yes
MHL : No
Variable Analog Audio Out : No

6.4

Sound Quality

Note: Sound Quality test for TVs reviewed before 2017 was performed at 75dB, 85dB, and Max SPL. Starting 2017, the target SPL levels have been changed to 70dB, 80dB, and Max dB SPL.

5.9 Frequency Response
Std. Dev. @ 70
:
6.17 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ 80
:
6.36 dB SPL
Std. Dev. @ Max
:
7.01 dB SPL
Max
:
85.5 dB SPL
Low-end Cutoff
:
95 Hz

The frequency response is poor. The TV doesn't get very loud and at higher volumes pumping artifacts may be present. The bass extension, however, is decent for a TV.

7.4 Total Harmonic Distortion
Distortion @ 70
:
0.012
Distortion @ 80
:
0.018
Distortion @ Max
:
0.020

This TV produces little distortion, but it doesn't get very loud either. There is some audible "hiss" present when the sound is pushed.

4.0

Smart Features

Smart OS : No
Remote
Remote : Basic

The remote that is included with the TV is very basic.

Misc
Power Consumption : 35.2 W
Power Consumption (Max) : 64.7 W

Conclusion
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5.8 Mixed Usage
It's cheap, but the LG LF5600's lack of features and poor picture quality means it's not a good choice even for buyers on a budget. You should only buy this TV if you want good color accuracy when viewed at an angle.

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