If your looking for a great gaming tv, look no futher
I purchased this tv about 2 weeks ago as I saw on avsforums.com that a few early adopters were really talking this tv up. I gotta say that i'm 100% satisfied with this tv. I purchased the 32" to use as an office gaming tv, as well as a monitor for my macbook pro. In both cases, it performs extremely well. First of all as a gamer, its hard to find a tv in todays times that has low input lag. While I dont have a testing device, I can tell you that this tv has very little input lag.
The LG 42LN5300 offers a stimulating price for those wanting to save money on that second or third TV or for those who want decent quality but dont want to pay up for lots of features. If you just want to watch TV on with a quality picture and not have many options this could be your set.
Gorgeous color, Sharp, clear image
While you could argue that the LN5300's 42-inch display is a bit too big for its 60Hz britches, we still think it offers serious value for the money. The TV's sharp image and vivid color output provide an enjoyable viewing experience for a seriously low price. The poor audio performance, and affinity for jitter gave us pause, and those looking for a broader feature set would do well to consider the previously mentioned Vizio E420i Smart TV.
32 Emerald series
Been using for one month on average eight hours a day. I like this TV. I use it as a PC monitor sitting 5 to 10 feet away at various times and the picture is very comfortable to look at. Yes there is 444 chroma subsampling if you use the 1366 or 1360 native resolution's. I got it hooked up to HDMI to my PC with a Radeon 7700 video card. Games like Guild wars two look great especially with the program called sweet FX which makes the colors look even better.
Great TV! Stand and positioning is a little strange
THe only strange (not negative, just different) thing about this TV is the stand. This TV does not have a standard upright stand. The stand consists of a V shaped bar that attaches at the bottom back of the TV and the TV actually leans back about 5 degrees to stand up. For my application this is good and bad. The tilt actually helps alleviate some glare from straight on light sources.
For its' price the TV looks very promising. It has good image quality with some (albeit not many) extra features. It definitely has it's place in your household if you are looking for a secondary tv. Buy it for your bedroom, mount in on the wall and enjoy!
Great energy saver!
This TV is run on a 200 watt DC solar system along with several other LED products, a car stereo system and an occasional AC/inverter electronic device. It is an upgrade from an 18.5" LED DC TV. The system continues to perform superbly with judicious use of power. This TV is fabulous. It has a great picture and it's obvious low energy use is remarkable.
Very quick to set up and take apart. I bought this for my RV. Just remove the screw from the base, snap the base on and rotate and put the screw back in. Plug in the power and hook it up and away you go. The initial screen has you select your input (over the air) or cable, etc. You just pick and it learns the channels and you are ready to go. I haven't used the DVD yet.
Strictly a Video Monitor, No Audio Out
The picture quality of this unit is terrific when using the HDMI inputs available. The sound is terrible as others have stated and I would add, worst than most flat screens. In purchasing this unit I overlooked the fact that this Coby does not have any digital or analogue audio outputs to enable a work-around for this major "sound" drawback. I have purchased a "vizio" sound-bar to make up for the audio, but am forced to use my "audio out" from my cable box to push the audio through.
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