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LG Electronics 42LN5300

42" Class 1080p LED TV (41.9" diagonal)
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Is there an option to turn OFF the standby light when the TV is OFF?

I'd like to turn the red standby light OFF when I turn my TV off, but I cannot seem to find the option.
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television. Access the menu screens and select the OPTION menu. From this point, locate the STANDBY LIGHT option. Set this to the OFF setting.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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The 42LN5300 has only a 60Hz refresh rate. Will this cause motion blur in this model or shoulkd I consider a model with a 120Hz refresh rate instead?

I am looking for a "Basic TV" set to replace my existing TV and the 42LN5300 was recommended by the salesperson. I am not interested in a lot of frills and extras, just a good basic TV.
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The 60Hz rate looks fine to me. I don't notice any motion blur and all I use is satellite HD programming. This is a great tv if you're looking for just a basic HD TV. I bought this tv for that very same reason. I didn't want all the special 3D, smart TV, apps, etc. This was a perfect choice for me. Perfect size for the price!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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Does this model have an auto-power on function?

Does this TV have the ability to turn back on automatically after a power outage to the screen? Thanks in advance.
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asked 1 year, 3 months ago
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No it doesn't. Only the sleep mode.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
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What is the contrast ratio on this product?

Model # is 42LN5300
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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Your tv set and your cable box allow you to set the ratio yourself. The set has a 1080i, and 16:9, 4:3, and others.
answered 9 months ago
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What can be used with the USB port and controled with the remote?

Can you play a USB Memory Stick of Photos as a slide show off of this port. Controlling with the remote?
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asked 1 year, 2 months ago
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I apologize, but no; according to the specifications listed for this television, the USB port is designed for MP3 playback only.
answered 1 year ago
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Does this TV have an analog audio out?

I would like to connect a TV to powered speakers that only take analog inputs. B&H Photo/Video in New York lists a 3.5mm headphone jack in the specs for this TV. But here on your webpage you list no such option. Can I get analog audio out of this TV? Thanks.
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asked 1 year, 1 month ago
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The audio out let for this tv is via Toslink audio cable. I have connected my set with a Toslink cable to my AV amplifier. From the amp. I can connect to just about anything. I don't see how you could go from this set directly to your speakers.
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answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Digital optical audio

what kind of digital audio out does this tv have? Does it support 5.1 or PCM or both? I need a digital optical audio converter to analog to output to my receiver which only supports RCA audio inputs. can you suggest a compatible converter.

Greg
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We appreciate your interest in this television. The OPTICAL Digital Audio Output connections on our televisions are designed for compatibility with most audio formats, except for DTS. It cannot be locked to any one format. We do not have any recommendations available for signal converters.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
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Dose the 42LN5300 have closed captions capability

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asked 11 months ago
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Your cable service provides closed captioning. When you set up your cable box it will have a "settings" button on the remote control. Soon you will see the cc.
answered 9 months ago
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Oregon, USA
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where are the speakers located in the Front???

I would like to use this model with the Polycom HDX600 Video Conf Unit....are the speakers located in the Front of the unit??? and or what product/model has speakers in the front???
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asked 11 months ago
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In the back of the tv.
answered 9 months ago
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MikeLankershim
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How does one add a favorite channel?

We are unable to add favorites. There are no instructions to add favorites (or do anything else for that matter) in either the manual that came with the TV or the manual available for download. I have never been more disappointed in a product.
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We appreciate your interest in the operations of this television. According to your owner’s manual, the option to add a channel to the FAVORITE list is found in the Q.MENU. Go to your desired channel. Press the Q.MENU button and then scroll down to DEL/ADD/FAV. Use the LEFT/RIGHT arrows to select FAVORITE. Finally, press the Q.MENU button again to store the setting and return to TV Viewing.
answered 11 months ago
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How does one label TV channels?

We are unable to label TV channels. There are no instructions to label channels (or do anything else for that matter) in either the manual that came with the TV or the manual available for download. I have never been more disappointed in a product.
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We regret your dissatisfaction with this television. This TV has the capability to label the different INPUT settings. The individual stations can only be labeled by the broadcast signal through the RF Coaxial Cable jack. The menu options does not have a setting to label the channels themselves.
answered 11 months ago
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Why is my LED 5300 blurry?

I just bought a new 42LN5300, and the picture is not as advertised. The LED picture is blurry. The letters from advertisements are blurry, the faces are blurry. The cable menus are pixelated.

I only have it connected with a white cable line directly to my Cable Explorer 2 2100. I don't have any other video cables hooked up. Can you tell me if the problem is the television, or that I need to connect different wires to the cable box?
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asked 9 months ago
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BEST SETTINGS

Settings:
Energy Saving: OFF
Picture Mode: isf Expert2
Backlight: 75
Contrast: 80
Brightness: 50
H Sharpness: 38
V Sharpness: 40
Color: 50
Tint: 0

Expert Control:
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Super Resolution: Off
Color Gamut: BT709
Edge Enhancer: High
Color Filter: Off
Gamma: 2.2

White Balance:
Color Temperature: Medium
Method: 20 Point IRE (IRE settings take about 20 minutes and you must do it)
Pattern: Outer
Luminance: 130

IRE Settings: (Make certain that you go to each color as listed below and also register each of the levels in each numeric category 100 through 5. So you go to Red and at the 100 value, you enter the 12,21,9. Then you go to 95 and enter the next result listed below. When you're done with Red then go to Green and start over)

IRE Value: Red, Green, Blue

100: 12,21,9
95: 50,50,40
90: 50,50,37
85: 42,22,32
80: 34,18,36
75: 40,20,42
70: 50,30,50
65: 50,34,46
60: 29,18,24
55: 24,11,26
50: 22,4,18
45: 24,12,22
40: 20,9,20
35: 18,10,18
30: 15,7,14
25: 4,0,4
20: 2,-1,2
15: 2,2,4
10: 10,8,2
5: -3,4,-16

Color Management System Settings:

Color: Saturation, Tint, Luminance

Yellow: -10,1,-2
Red: -6,5,17
Green: -10,8,4
Blue: 8,0,5
Cyan: 0,5,5
Magenta: 0,-1,4

Picture Option:
Noise Reduction: Off
MPEG Noise Reduction: Off
Black Level: Low
Real Cinema: On
LED Local Dimming: High
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Is this TV multiregional?

Is this TV both PAL and NTSB compatable?
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asked 9 months ago
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No
answered 8 months ago
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how can I activate the Hulu app on my 42LN5300

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We appreciate your interest in this television. This TV does not have a network connection, nor any networking capabilities. In order to obtain WiFi capabilities, and the online features, such as Hulu, without having to obtain an entirely new TV or player, it is recommended to obtain the Smart TV Upgrader, model SP520 which will allow the Smart TV features which are available through the LG Apps Store. Information about this device can be viewed on our website at http://www.lg.com/us/blu-ray-player....
answered 9 months ago
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How to turn on virtual sound

42LN5300 LE tv how to turn on virtual sound mode
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asked 8 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. The operation of this feature will depend greatly upon the source of the broadcast and the connections made to the TV. Please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to activate this feature.
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How to remove the store demo mode

Disturbing commercial on the left upper corner.
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asked 8 months ago
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this television. It seems this TV may be set to its STORE DEMO mode. Open the OPTION menu and adjust the MODE SETTING option to HOME USE. This should resolve the matter.
answered 8 months ago
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Compatibility with wireless headphone

I want to know if this TV support wireless headphone or not. I am going to buy a wireless Sennheiser headphone. So will this TV support wireless headphones ?
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I apologize, but no; this television has not been designed to support wireless headphones.
answered 8 months ago
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Can you play VGA video on this TV through HDMI PORT?

Using VGA to HDMI cable?
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While a computer can certainly be connected to this television, we have no information available concerning the compatibility of any particular conversion cable.
answered 8 months ago
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can I hook up TV sound through my existing sereto system via RCA cables?

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asked 7 months ago
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You must buy and hook up an optical audio converter with a fiber optic cable.
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Is it alright to transport this TV flat?

LG LN 5300 42
There will be no other items placed on top of it.
The item will be shipped in its original packing material in new condition from the store it was bought.
If it is alright to transport this TV in the flat position, should it be lying on its back or screen side down?

Thanks,

Glenn Howard
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asked 7 months ago
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Im told yes you can but only in its origanal packing
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