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Pros: Great picture.
Cons: Remote could use a backlight.
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Item #: 68939B5800
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If you don't quite have room for one of LG's 42" models, the 39" 39LB5800 is a smart alternative. The screen size is unusual but the crisp, clear LED-backlit picture is exactly what we expect from LG. Picture Wizard II takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments by providing easy self calibration using on-screen reference points for color, contrast, and black level.
LG offers some of the web-savviest TVs available. The 39LB5800's built-in apps give you easy access to loads of entertainment — streamed video from services like Netflix® and Hulu Plus™, music, social networking, and lots more, all without connecting any components. LG's user-friendly TV/web interface makes navigation a piece of cake. You can either use the supplied remote, or download a free app to control the TV with your smartphone via Wi-Fi.
Pros: Great picture.
Cons: Remote could use a backlight.
Bought this TV as a Christmas gift for my daughter. Easy set up, and great pic. She has been watching it since Christmas morning. Better sound than our other Panisonic.
Pros: Easy set up, decent sound from TV Speakers
Cons: None so far
Great picture and lots of features for the money. I bought it mostly because it was one of the few 39" sets that would fit my built-in cabinet almost perfectly. Common 40" sets were too wide.
Pros: Picture quality is outstanding!
Cons: Small thing -- I would have preferred the screen border would have been in black instead of silver.
I've done all the LG software updates. Netflix launched a few times. Now it does not work. Just error messages. Amazon Prime movies never worked. The Lg Smart App does not work. In most cases the tv freezes after launching these and I have to turn the tv off and on. What a hassle. I never had this problem with my older tv and a connected wii as a streaming wifi device, Netflix always worked. Same internet same location in the living room. I wonder if I must now buy a lan cable to connect the tv straight to my modem/router.
Pros: Sharp. Excellent sound.
Cons: Not worth the price if the smart features dont work.Crutchfield response on December 8, 2014 We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.
Very satisfied with the TV
Pros: Very sharp picture.
Cons: The standand would be better if it was a pedestal.
I bought this to use as a monitor for my desktop computer in the bedroom and to watch a little tv. Looks great with the picture going all the way out to the edge. It is just the right size for where I put it cause I couldn't get a 42" TV there. I sent a Samsung back that washed out when viewed at an angle. I have artwork that displays on it and changes every few minutes when not using my computer and this looks great at all viewing angles. I will be replacing my desktop with a laptop soon and am planning to use the built in widi from the laptop to the LG display so that was an important feature for me. DirecTV looks stunning on it.
Pros: Great quality picture.
Cons: As with all TV's I used changing inputs with the remote is cumbersome, maybe more so with this one. I wish I just had a separate button for each source rather than having to work thru a menu. Lack of a keyboard on the remote makes it cumbersome. I looked at a Vizio with a full keyboard on the back of the remote and I really wanted to like the specs on it but this LG blew it away.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||60Hz|
|Backlighting Type||LED (edge-lit)|
|Internet Movie Streaming||Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,Amazon|
|Bluetooth Audio Streaming||No|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||4|
|Component Video Inputs||1|
|Composite Video Inputs||0|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||None|
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||71 kWh|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||$8|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||22-3/8|
|Height without Stand (inches)||20-5/8|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||8-7/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||2-5/8|
|Stand Width (inches)||32-5/8|
|Weight with Stand||18.3 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||17.6 lbs|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Edge-Lit LED Backlighting: Edge-lit LED backlighting is an array of compact, energy-efficient, tiny light-emitting diodes inside the TV to illuminate the picture. The new standard in HDTVs, LED is superior to older CCFL technology, making slimmer televisions possible, with amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.
Triple XD Engine w/ 1080P Resolution: The LED-LCD TV utilizes LG's exclusive Triple XD Engine video processing system for crisp images and rich, vibrant colors. The LG LED-LCD TV has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 (1080p).
MCI (Motion Clarity Index) 120 w/ TruMotion: LG's MCI 120 technology lets you see sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Now your TV can keep up with your fast- moving entertainment. The panels native refresh rate is 60Hz, but LG's TruMotion technology simulates a 120Hz refresh-rate effect for clearer motion images with less blur.
Video Inputs: The LG LED-LCD HDTV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 1080p.
Note: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners with an RF-coaxial input, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.
MHL Compatible: The HDMI 3 input is MHL compatible and designed for the connection of select mobile phones and other portable electronic devices. Simply plug your MHL compatible smartphone into the TV's HDMI 3 port using the HDMI cable that is included with your mobile phone. MHL allows you to display full 1080p video and still images on the LG TV from your mobile smartphone. The TV's IR remote can be used to control basic playback functions (such as Play/Pause, Stop Fast Forward/Rewind, and Menu navigation). Your MHL compliant device will also charge while connected to the TV's HDMI 3 port. To find MHL-certified devices, go to www.mhlconsortium.org.
Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input).
Picture Wizard (Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of the original image. The LG TV's Picture Wizard (Easy Picture Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. This feature takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.
Picture Modes: The LG LED-LCD TV provides preset, user, and expert adjustment of the television's picture settings.
Advanced Picture Control: Advanced Picture Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG LED-LCD TV.
Picture Options: Additional picture options are available to enhance your viewing experience.
Digital Audio Output: The optical (toslink) digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the TV tuner or Dolby Digital content loaded onto USB. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the television via HDMI or RCA.
Note: This TV does not offer an analog audio output.
ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection, and USB port can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.
Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.
Sound Optimizer + AV Sync: This function optimizes the sound based on the environment in which the TV is installed (Normal, Wall-Mount, Stand). If the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video.
Preset + 5-Band EQ: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, News, Music, Cinema, Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality. You can also adjust the TV's sound manually by using the 5-band EQ (100Hz, 300Hz, 1khz, 3khz, 10kHz).
Audio Enhancements: The LG LED-LCD TV offers various audio adjustments to enhance your overall experience.
Wired or Wireless Network Connection: This TV can be connected to your home network via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. If both options are available in your network, the wired Ethernet connection is recommended. Either network connection offers access to your PC movie/photo/music files, LG Apps, and the Internet.
Note: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for connection to this TV. Use a standard LAN cable with this TV (Cat5 or better with a RJ-45 connector). The built-in wireless network adapter operates at 2.4-5.8 GHz radio frequencies, which are also used by other household devices.
LG Smart TV Apps: LG Smart TV Apps allows you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the LG LED-LCD TV through its network connection. LG Smart TV Apps is an easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos, and browse the web; all organized in a simple to use interface. LG Smart TV Apps offers pay and free-of-charge instant streaming of movies, weather, videos, and photo album services. Once you have connected the LG TV to your home network and the internet, you can enjoy entertainment content, up-to-the minute news, weather updates, photo management, and more by simply using the TV's remote control and on-screen menu; all without a separate PC.
Note: Visit LG Smart TV for the latest compatible apps. A minimum connection speed of 2.5 Mbps is required for standard definition and 10 Mbps for high-definition. Internet connection & subscriptions required.
Web Browser: The LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that lets you search the Internet for a particular website by URL or your Favorites list. The web browser supports up to Flash 11, but does not support platform-dependent technology like ActiveX. The web browser only replays the following media file formats - JPEG/PNG/GIF. Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content.
Skype Ready: The LG Skype app lets you make video calls from the comfort of your living room. Using the TV's remote control, you can create free Skype accounts, log into existing accounts, and navigate via a simple Skype interface made for the big screen. You can make free Skype-to-Skype voice and video calls to friends and family, wherever they are in the world from the LG TV (separate LG TV Skype camera required, sold separately). You cannot use input device, such as a keyboard while using Skype.
SmartShare: SmartShare Technology lets you share content stored on your PC, mobile device, or USB thumbdrive with friends and family via DLNA, WiDi, Miracast, or USB 2.0.
Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection. The tested TV contained software version 03.02.24 (as of 5/14/2013). Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.
Smart Home: LG's Smart Home menu is a unique, interactive, simple-to-use on-screen user-interface that allows you to watch TV while you search for premium online content, explore LG Apps, adjust picture settings, switch external inputs, and select between connected network devices; all from one menu screen on the LG LED-LCD TV. A few unique features of the Smart Home on-screen menu include:
Favorites & Input Labels: The LG TV lets you store your Favorite broadcast TV channels, as well as label your input sources.
AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings. It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It includes Cinema, Game, Off (standard) Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of these three picture modes to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.
Analog and Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.
Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.
ENERGY STAR Certified w/ Energy Saving Feature: Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in Standby and On modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units. The Energy Saving feature helps to save electric power by adjusting the screen brightness; you can select from six modes - Auto, Minimum, Medium, Maximum, Screen Off, or Off.
Timers: The LED-LCD TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.
Built-in Customer Support: The LG LED-LCD Smart TV offers built-in customer support to help your learn functions and diagnose problems.
IR Remote + SIMPLINK: The supplied IR remote control is designed to only operate the LG LED-LCD television and SIMPLINK connected components. SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.
Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported
LG TV Remote App: You can download the LG TV Remote app (from the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store) onto your Android (2.2+) smartphone/tablet or Apple iOS (5.0+) device in order to control the television from your mobile device. In addition to controlling the functions of the TV, the LG TV Remote app lets you stream your favorite broadcast programs from the TV to your Android or Apple iOS device. You can also access the TV's online applications, SmartShare content, and Social Center apps. In addition, you can use your smartphone or tablet to enter text (making web browsing easier). You can even use your smartphone/tablet as game controller for select gaming apps on the TV.
Note: The LG TV and your Android or Apple iOS device must be connected to the same network.
Keyboard Compatible: The LG LED-LCD TV supports the use of a keyboard & mouse through its USB ports. You can enter text with the keyboard when using the Search function and the built-in Web Browser.
Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with two pedestal stand feet unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The television weighs 18.3 lbs with the stand. The TV does not swivel.
Wall Mounting: The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 200mm (h) x 200mm (v). The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 17.6 lbs without the stand.
Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.
Detachable AC Power Cord: The television comes with a detachable 5' AC power cord. The AC power cord sits 0.4375" out from the rear-panel. The power cord is fitted with a right-angle AC plug that sits 0.8125" from the wall.
Kensington Lock: When mounting the monitor in a public place, you can secure it with an optional anti-theft device called a Kensington Lock (sold separately). This TV has a slot on the rear panel to accommodate a Kensington Lock device.
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