LG Electronics 65LB5200 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TV Review

LG 65LB5200 Full HD MCI 480 LED TV via Amazon


LG 65LB5200 is a 65 inch large screen Full HD LED edge-lit non-smart TV with 1080p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate (LG Motion Clarity Index of 480 is equal to 120Hz native). LG makes great quality televisions and this one offers very sharp and clear FHD image quality for your favourite TV shows, movies and games- great contrast, vibrant colours and finest details that you can see. For a large screen 65 inch TV you do need a Full HD rather than regular HD as unlike the smaller screen televisions below 40 inch, the difference is noticeable and the image is much clearer and show you the details better.

Motion Clarity Index- MCI of 480 gets rid of any motion-blur during action movies or sports and offers improved frame rates along with advanced local dimming and better video processing. You will not notice any lags, delays or freezing while playing games- especially the heavy action stuff. Sound quality is quite acceptable with its two downward firing speakers and fine to use without needing a soundbar unless you want cinema quality amazing sound. It is easy to set-up and navigation menu is simple to operate. It has 3 HDMI inputs (not 2 as on the TV specs page), 1 USB input, 1 Component, 1 Composite (shared), 1 RF In, 1 Headphone Out as connectivity options but there is no optical audio input to use for connecting a soundbar and you may need to use a converter.

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LG 65LB5200 being edge-lit LED TV, the panel is slim and the TV is nice to look at. It weighs 72.5 pounds and measures 57.8 x 33.5 x 2.8 inches without stand and 57.8 x 35.4 x 11.5 inches with stand. This being a decent but low cost 65 inch LED TV with power efficient light transmitting diodes, edge-lit environmentally friendly LED enables slimmer televisions with superior picture quality with great contrast, vivid colours and brightness and saving on energy bills. For the price you’re purchasing a 65 inch great picture quality screen with decent sound rather than a smaller TV with smart features- those that you may or may not need.

But it would have been nice if it had an optical connector to connect a sound bar but this TV having decent crisp sound with deep enough bass for a low cost LED TV, you may not actually need the extra sound boost. For the best picture with deeper blacks and brighter whites, you just need to calibrate the settings a little and make sure you get a good quality HDMI cable, if you have an Xbox you can use the calibration wizard on that one to achieve great quality picture. If you don’t want to see motion blur that is mentioned on some reviews, simply turn off the trumotion to deactivate the soap opera effect. The reason it is not an expensive TV is it doesn’t come with all those bells and whistles- smart TV features, apps, wireless internet and not 3D. You can always get a ROKU box along with the TV if you want the extra features, rather than a more expensive TV.

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