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.
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.See our Mixed Usage recommendations
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.
This TV's contrast isn't very good. Blacks look gray when you watch this TV in a dark room.
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.
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.
There is a huge difference between the brightest and darkest portions of the screen. Very patchy looking.
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'.
720p upscaling is also not very good. Same settings used for 480p can help to have a better image quality.
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.
This TV has a fair amount of blur, but it shouldn't be an issue when watching TV shows or movies.
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.
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.
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.
This TV produces little distortion, but it doesn't get very loud either. There is some audible "hiss" present when the sound is pushed.