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Reviewed on Aug 20, 2013

LG LN5300
TV REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 0.8

Test Benches:

  • 1.2: Winter 2018
  • 1.1: Summer 2017
  • 1.0: Winter 2015
  • 0.9: Winter 2014
  • 0.8: Winter 2013
6.5
Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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This tv was replaced by the LG LB5800

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.

Test Results
Picture Quality 6.4
Motion 6.0
Inputs 8.4
Pros
  • Very low input lag.
  • Good viewing angle.
Cons
  • Average motion blur.
  • Poor contrast.

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Design

Borders
LG LN5300 Borders

0.75" (1.9 cm)

Thickness
LG LN5300 Thickness

3.09" (7.9 cm)

6.4

Picture Quality

4k : No
6.7 Dark scene
LG LN5300 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 Uniformity
LG LN5300 Uniformity

The uniformity of the screen is average.

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

The LN5300 reflects slightly more light than average.

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

The reflection is less of an issue with brighter footage.

7.4 Viewing angle
Viewing angle : 33 °

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

Pixels
6.0

Motion

Score components:
6.0 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.

8.4

Inputs

Score components:
8.4 Input lag
LG LN5300 Input lag
Input lag : 37.5 ms

Gamers will appreciate this TV's low input lag.

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)

Smart Features

Remote

Conclusion
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6.5Mixed Usage
Score components:
  • 70% Picture Quality
  • 20% Motion
  • 10% Inputs
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.

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