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LG Electronics 42LN5300

42" Class 1080p LED TV (41.9" diagonal)
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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, 1 month 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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Outer Banks, North Carolina, 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 1 year ago
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In the back of the tv.
answered 10 months ago
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Oregon, USA
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How do I change the language back to English? It got changed to Japanese by mistake.

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asked 1 year, 8 months ago
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this television. Press the HOME button on the remote control, and select the SETUP icon, that looks like a gear. Use the directional arrows to scroll down to the OPTION menu. This is the icon that looks like a briefcase with a wrench on it. The first item on the next list is LANGUAGE. Press the ENTER button. In the next “pop-up” box, you will have two options. The first is MENU LANGUAGE. Use the LEFT/RIGHT directional arrows to change the language to ENGLISH. The second option is AUDIO LANGUAGE.
answered 1 year, 8 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 10 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
answered 10 months ago
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how can I activate the Hulu app on my 42LN5300

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asked 10 months ago
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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 10 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 9 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.
answered 9 months ago
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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 8 months ago
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Im told yes you can but only in its origanal packing
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answered 7 months ago
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joetv
Berwyn, IL, USA
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What formats can I use to put images on the screen using the USB input.

I just bought a 42LN5300. I know jpegs work, but do other formats work? I have a Mac to create my files.
Thanks
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asked 7 months ago
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I apologize, but no; for those televisions which use PHOTO files will only be compatible with JPEG images.
answered 7 months ago
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Why does my 42" LED when shut off does not come back on for hours?

When I turn my TV off and a couple hours later try to turn it back on, it doesn't turn on, not by the remote or directly on the tv. But when we try again a few hours later it will come on. Please give any advise you may have. Thanks.
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asked 1 year, 5 months ago
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this television. If the unit is not turning back on as it should, then there may be a problem with the power supply or some related component. The unit will likely require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
answered 1 year, 5 months ago
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can i watch Netflix movies on mdel42LN5300

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asked 7 months ago
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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 like Netflix video streaming, 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 7 months ago
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Where do you plug in the headphones

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asked 6 months ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. According to the specifications on this particular model, the 42LN5300 does not have a headphone jack available.
answered 6 months ago
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why doesn't HDMI or Componet cnnections work?

I Tried to hook up Cable box through both HDMI an component connections. With both I get a the following message "a new external device is connected. Do you want to enjoy this?" when I push the enter button to confirm; the screen goes black. any help?

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asked 6 months ago
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We regret the inconvenience you have experienced with this television and its accessories. Once this device has been connected to the TV, has it been activated? The description given suggests that the TV has switched to the new input setting, but that the cable box is deactivated. If this is not the case, then please contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000 to troubleshoot this matter further.
answered 6 months ago
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TV does not fill up the screen?

I m oved my 32" TV to the bedroom and bought the LG 42" to the livingroom. I hooked it up but it does not fill up the screen. Is it something I did? Can I fix it? My old TV filled up the screen... Thank you for your time...BETTE
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asked 5 months, 4 weeks ago
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We appreciate your interest in this television. The filling of the TV screen can be related to the signal being received, or the device from which the signal originates. You may also attempt adjusting the Aspect Ratio Control settings in the menu screen. If these do not resolve the matter, then the TV may require service. To make service arrangements, you may either contact our Customer Interactive Center at 800-243-0000, or you can check our Repair Provider Lookup on our website, at http://www.lg.com/us/support/repair....
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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Can this TV be operated wirelessly via a WiFi modem signal?

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asked 5 months, 2 weeks ago
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No it can't. This is not a smart TV.
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answered 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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Is the base stand screw holes threaded?

I was shipped a new LN5300 without the proper installation screws for the base, and upon inspection noticed that the walls on in the screw holes were flat(unthreaded). Is this normal?
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We appreciate your interest in this television and its features. The screw holes in the stand itself would not be threaded, as the screws proceed through the stand and tighten to the television itself. There should have been about 7 screws: 3 screws measuring P5x25, and 4 screws measuring M4x14.
answered 4 months, 1 week 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, 4 months ago
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No it doesn't. Only the sleep mode.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
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What is the contrast ratio on this product?

Model # is 42LN5300
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asked 1 year, 3 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.
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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.
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Dose the 42LN5300 have closed captions capability

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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.
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