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42LK520
42LK520
42LK520
42LK520
42LK520
42LK520
42LK520

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Less blur. More action

42" Class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV (42.0" diagonal)

42LK520

  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration)
  • Intelligent Sensor
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42" Class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV (42.0" diagonal)

42LK520

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SHOW  HIDE SUMMARY
  • Screen Size
  • Screen Size Diagonal
  • Native Display Resolution
  • Contrast Ratio (DCR)
  • TruMotion (Frame Rate)
  • MPRT
  • 42"
  • 42"
  • 1920 x 1080
  • 150,000:1
  • 120Hz
  • 120 Hz
SHOW  HIDE DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT
  • TV without stand (WxHxD)
  • TV with stand (WxHxD)
  • Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • TV without stand weight
  • TV with stand weight
  • Shipping weight
  • 40.3" x 24.4" x 3"
  • 40.3" x 27.0" x 10.3"
  • 43.6" x 30.3" x 9"
  • 30.6 lbs
  • 34.2 lbs
  • 41.9 lbs
SHOW  HIDE BROADCASTING SYSTEM
  • Analog
  • Digital
  • NTSC
  • ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM (1 Tuner)
SHOW  HIDE VIDEO
  • XD® Engine
  • Aspect Ratio Correction
  • Color Temperature Control
  • Picture Mode
  • Just Scan 0 % OverScan
  • Expert Mode/ISFccc® Ready
  • xvYCC
  • AV Mode (Picture & Sound)
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Self Calibration)
  • Yes
  • 6 Modes (16:9/Just Scan/Original/4:3/Zoom/Cinema Zoom)
  • 3 Modes (Warm/Medium/Cool)
  • 8 Modes (Intelligent Sensor/Vivid/Standard/Cinema/Sport/Game/isf Expert 1/isf Expert 2)
  • HDMI™: 1080p/1080i/720p, Component: 1080p/1080i/720p, RF: 1080i/720p
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes (Cinema/Game/Sport)
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE AUDIO
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP)
  • Audio Output Power (Watts - THD 10%)
  • Speaker System Details
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder
  • Surround System
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls
  • Auto Volume Leveler
  • Sound Modes
  • Clear Voice II
  • Yes
  • 10W + 10W
  • 1 Way 2 Speakers
  • Yes
  • Infinite Sound
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 5 Modes (Standard/Music/Cinema/Games/Sports)
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE SPECIAL FEATURES
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Intelligent Sensor
  • 1080p Source Input
  • A/V Input Navigation
  • Input Labeling
  • Child Lock
  • Closed Caption (CC)
  • SimpLink (HDMI CEC)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • HDMI: 60p/30p/24p, Component: 60p/30p/24p, RGB: 60p (WXGA)
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE CONVENIENCE FEATURES
  • Language
  • Auto Tuning/Programming
  • Channel Add/Delete
  • Favorite Channel Programming
  • Auto/Manual Clock
  • On/Off Timer
  • Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off (Sleep)
  • English/Spanish/French/Korean
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
SHOW  HIDE SIDE INPUTS & OUTPUTS
  • AV In
  • USB 2.0
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input
  • Headphone Out
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
SHOW  HIDE REAR INPUTS & OUTPUTS
  • RF In (Antenna/Cable)
  • AV In
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical)
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) - PC
  • PC Audio Input
  • 1
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
SHOW  HIDE CABINET/ACCESSORIES
  • Swivel
  • VESA Compatible
  • Remote Control
  • 20º/20º
  • 200mm x 200mm
  • Standard
SHOW  HIDE POWER
  • Voltage, Hz
  • Consumption (Max.)
  • Consumption (Average)
  • Stand-by Mode
  • 100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • 160W
  • 90W
  • <0.1W
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How much visual difference does the 120 Hz make compared to 60 Hz?
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One advantage of 120Hz over 60Hz is the frame-rate of 120Hz is divisible by 24. Why is this important? Movies are generally filmed at 24 frames per second. with a 120Hz TV, it will display 1 frame of the 24fps 5 times [120/24 = 5] (It's technically called a 5:5 pull-down). it perfectly recreates the true look of the movie. With 60Hz, it is not divisible by 24 evenly [60/24 = 2.5] so the tv has to display the first frame 3 times then the 2nd twice. this creates a "judder" in the image( We call this a 3:2 pull-down).

On another note, as far as noticeable frame-rate, your eye can only see the difference up to about 60-85Hz when It comes to TV's. much like when you play, for instance, a First-person-shooter game on a computer, you can't detect the game getting smoother greater than around 60 frames per second (60 fps and 60Hz [cycles per second] are the same for those who don't know)
Hope that helps!
2 years, 7 months ago
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Milicia
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Personal Preference; some people do not like what 120hz does to video. I myself enjoy it and feel it makes the motion look much sharper. Relatively little blur occurs with 120hz.
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There are double the amount of frames per second being displayed, which gives a smoother picture overall. The increased refresh rate is a personal preference, but there is enough of a visual difference to notice. See if you can make your way into a store to get a visual demonstration and see for yourself.
3 years, 2 months ago
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my brand new 42LK520 screen is too dark?

3 years, 1 month ago
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Go into Picture settings and turn off the energy saver. Not sure why these tv's have it most of this size are energy efficient by nature. Doing this you should notice a difference. The energy saver darkens the screen to save power.
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You can brighten up your picture a few different ways...

GO through Picture WIzard and set up the picture.. once you are done with doing that, you can adjust the backlight (if necessary)

The quicker way would be to just turn energy savings down to medium, minimum or turn it off completely. Personally, I use medium during the day and maximum at night... but it's all personal preference. Also i noticed for video games and watching TV in HD, turning the sharpness up to 85+ makes a huge difference.. I have my sharpness (both V and H sharpness) set to 95 and it looks amazing. I sometimes adjust it for less HD things like basic cable/non hdmi dvds/etc... i then turn it down to about 75.

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To increase the brightness, deactivate the Energy Saving mode, as this feature automatically reduces the brightness of the screen to conserve energy.
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3 years, 2 months ago
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If you mean response "time", it is 2.4 ms, as the Best Buy site says. I have a similar LG model with 2.4 ms and it is excellent.
3 years, 2 months ago
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If you mean "refresh rate," it is 120hz.
3 years, 2 months ago
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sportz818
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It has one component hook up in the back. Along with hd component and 3 HDMI inputs.
3 years, 2 months ago
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There are actually 2 Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio ports, as well as an AV In (Composite) and 2 HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.4 w/Deep Color) port that you could hook your DVD player to this TV.
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Yes, This TV was meant for Games and Bluray movies. They look and sound awesome on this TV. If you have Home Theater, there are no issues with the optical output of this tv. Perfect Sound.
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I think this TV would be great for PS3 and Blu-Ray movies. I have a Samsung TV with the same specifications and it looks really nice.
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If you want high definition for your HD content, games and Blu-ray entertainment, there's nothing better than 1080p Full HD. And if you want sports and fast action to be as a crisp as they are exciting, TruMotion 120Hz virtually loses the blur and keeps the sizzle. The LK520 1080p LCD TV brings you both along with the other great features that make LG TVs something better.

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