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LG LN5300 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 20, 2013 at 12:00 am
6.9
Mixed Usage
Value for price beaten by
: Not at the latest test bench
This TV was replaced by the LG LB5800
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The LG LN5300 LED TV has 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.

Our Verdict

6.9 Mixed Usage

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.

Pros
  • Very low input lag.
  • Good viewing angle.
Cons
  • Average motion blur.
  • Poor contrast.
  • 6.9 Mixed Usage

Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

0.75" (1.9 cm)

Design
Thickness

3.09" (7.9 cm)

Picture Quality
6.7
Picture Quality
Dark scene
Black 0.087 cd/m2
White 100.5 cd/m2
Contrast 1155 : 1

With a dark scene, the black color looks slightly gray, but that isn't a big issue, given its low price.

6.0
Picture Quality
Uniformity

The uniformity of the screen is average.

7.3
Picture Quality
Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection 3.7 %

The LN5300 reflects slightly more light than average.

7.1
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 227.2 cd/m2

The reflection is less of an issue with brighter footage.

7.4
Picture Quality
Viewing angle
Viewing angle 33 °

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

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
6.0
Motion
Motion blur

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.

Inputs
8.4
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 37.5 ms

Gamers will appreciate this TV's low input lag.

Inputs
Side inputs

1 HDMI
1 USB (only for pictures and music)

Inputs
Rear inputs

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

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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