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LG 47LV5500 Review

47" 1080p LED TV with SmartTV

Model: LG 47LV5500
Description: 47" LED Edge Lit LCD TV with 120Hz Processing 1080p resolution
Includes: Swivel table top stand, Wifi Dongle, Breakout cables for 2nd Component and Composite inputs, 2 Remote Controls including the LG Magic Wand
Reviewers: Robert Wiley
Date: Summer 2011


  • Value Price Point for Extra Features
  • Magic Wand Remote Control is excellent
  • Off Center Viewing Angle is very good for LED TV
  • Full Web Browser
  • Calibration Contols Excellent
  • Menu System Features and ease of use


  • TruMotion 120Hz with Film Based Content
  • Limited Internet Apps
  • Standard Definition Picture Quality Dimmer than normal
  • Glare from Present Room Light/ Non-Clear Coat Screen
  • Extraordinary Judder in side to side panning images

Picture Quality Rating (HD): 8/10

LG 47LV5500 Review
This shot from the Blu Ray of The Transporter shows good detail and flesh tone rendition despite the slight glare from the screen.

The HD picture on the LV5500 LED-LCD is very good with deep blacks, decent dark shadow detail, and excellent color production. We found it difficult to take out the blue push in the TV and ended up with a shove in the reds and greens instead, but we found a solution we liked and very near D6500K. The picture is a little soft around the edges and we left the Sharpness settings higher than normal to compensate for this. The screen is not a clear coat screen like some of the top models and it reflects ambient room light pretty severely especially from side angles. The picture also lacks the depth of TVs with clear coat screens. Side viewing angles are probably the best we've seen in an LED backlit LCD TV this year or in the past. If there is no room light reflection to detract from it, the side viewing contrast and black levels remain very good all the way to 35 degrees off center axis.

Picture Quality Rating (Non-HD): 7.5/10

Features Rating: 8/10

LG 47LV5500 Review
The Internet TV lineup (Netcast SmartTV) for LG's LV5500.

Aesthetic Considerations: In the appearance category, the LV5500 holds it's own and has an expensive enough looking finish of black gloss with sloped clear acrylic edges on the sides of the 1.5" wide framing bezel. Most impressively the depth of the TV is a razor sharp one inch. While this TV will not win awards from us for best looking of the year, it's a nice enough design at this price point. The included table top stand swivels up to 20 degrees and is well constructed.

Value Rating: 7.5/10

For those that plan on viewing lots of Internet functions on a TV and do not care about 3D readiness this could be the perfect TV for you. The extra Magic Wand motion controller remote makes Internet browsing and using the supplied Internet suite easy and fun. Other extras include a Wifi dongle. At $1249 at most authorized Internet retailers this 47" TV presents a compelling value with competition coming from the Samsung UN46D6300 and UN46D6000.

Overall Rating: 7.75/10

See the full, calibrated picture settings for the 47LV5500


  • 46.9" diagonal screen size (47" screen class)
  • 16:9 native aspect ratio with 5 correction modes
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • 4 HDMI ports
  • 2 composite AV inputs, 2 component video + audio inputs, 1 RF input, 2 USB inputs, PC input + audio input
  • Digital optical audio output
  • 1-way 10W + 10W built-in Infinite Sound speaker system with Auto Volume Leveler, Clear Voice II, and 5 sound modes
  • ±20° swivel stand included; 200mm x 200mm VESA compliant
  • Magic Motion and standard backlit remote controls included; LAN, RS-232c, and wireless control ports
  • Wi-Fi adapter included
  • Smart TV streaming from top content providers
  • DLNA certified
  • Intelligent sensor adjusts picture to room lighting level
  • XD engine
  • Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration); ISFccc
  • 24p input capable
  • LED backlighting
  • TruMotion 120Hz refresh rate
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution
  • 3 color temperature correction modes, 7 picture modes, and 3 AV modes
  • On/Off Timer and Sleep Timer
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep (when no signal is present)
  • Input labeling
  • Bass/treble/balance controls
  • Dolby Digital decoding
  • Dimensions (without/with stand): 44.1"/44.1" W x 26.7"/29.4" H x 1.2"/10.1" D
  • Weight (without/with stand): 40.6 lbs/45.6 lbs


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