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Emerson 50-inch LF501EM5F TV review of specs with manual

We’re back with another TV recommendation for you now, only this time we are taking a look at one of Emerson’s TV models, another of the popular budget brands in the US. We have a full review of the Emerson 50-inch LF501EM5F 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV specs now, giving you an idea on if it is worth the purchase or not.

It is always a difficult decision when it comes to replacing the living room TV. It doesn’t always come down to money, as the right specs are important too and in today’s world you ideally want a television with a refresh rate that is greater than 60Hz.

Unfortuntely, the Emerson 50-inch LF501EM5F TV specs include 60Hz refresh rate. However, all other areas of the TV are positive points, such as full 1080p HD resolution, a contrast ratio of 20,000:1, a built-in digital TV tuner and 3 HDMI inputs.

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There’s also USB support, JPEG picture viewing and the option of installing the 50″ Class LED HDTV on the wall with a bracket sold separately. As far as we’re aware, this is a brand new model from Emerson which is being sold exclusively by certain retailers.

As a result, a Emerson 50″ LF501EM5F LED TV review is missing. We have however discovered that this is essentially the Emerson LF501EM4F in disguise – another 50-inch LED TV from Emerson.

The Emerson LF501EM5F is not even listed on Emerson’s official website since it is so new, but the Emerson LF501EM4F is and it contains exactly the same dimensions and specs as the Emerson LF501EM5F detailed above.

It means that any information you want on this model can be found on here on Emerson’s website, which includes a Emerson 50-inch LF501EM5F manual download in PDF format – albeit disguised as the LF501EM4F remember.

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We can show you exactly what the back of this television is going to look like, as we know that this is crucial for those of you who want to know which connections are included before any purchase.

Based on this Emerson 50-inch LF501EM5F review of specs, let us know your thoughts on this TV and if you are interested in picking one up this month. Have you spotted any special deals that we should know about?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Lisa
Lisa

Help!!! when I cut the tv on it cuts itself off. It does this for days before it will cut on and while I’m watching it it will cut off. Any suggestions..

Arethia Bernard
Arethia Bernard

ricky the pictuer is up side down

wga8888
wga8888

Does it have a digital converter built in? I plan on dropping verizon fios/cable and use my old antenna.

Rich
Rich

Does it have Bluetooth to hook up to a sound bar

Ric Hard Marsh Banks
Ric Hard Marsh Banks

When trying to connect with MacBook “….this TV does not support the output format , video resolution and/or refresh rate being sent by the connected device” HELP

Yvonne Rankin
Yvonne Rankin

Hi , i can’t get my tv to a full screen help…

Kathy Hillis
Kathy Hillis

I have a stupid question….My son put my tv on the wall. I just came across the stand and some bags with bolts and screws and stuff….does it belong with this tv? I don’t want to throw them away because I might be moving the tv to another room and have to use the stand. Did it come with all of this? I looked through the manual and didn’t see anything. I know that this isn’t that important but it drives me crazy not to have things that belong together, together..lol

Capistranoboy
Capistranoboy

Like many others on this thread, I purchased the tv on Thanksgiving evening for $200 at WalMart in Lake Charles. I haved had no problems, until, a couple of days ago, turned it off one evening, next day, no sound. Still has a great picture, just no sound. Have gone through all of the menu options, no sound!

Zeke
Zeke

Do NOT buy an emerson TV. There is a massive issue with the 50″
LF501EM4F, and many people who bought these for either Christmas or Black friday ’14 are now having defective and broken TVs only 6 months later.

Absolutely unacceptable, Do not buy this TV. Save your money.

Gaurang Patel
Gaurang Patel

please support me

Gaurang Patel
Gaurang Patel

i have emerson 50″ tv but i buy new hd setup box but notice is
this tv does not suport out put format vidio resolution & refresh rate sent by the connected device

ryan
ryan

i have had mine since nov 27, 2014 and the screen just went out on it. any ideas on what it could be?

jeff
jeff

How do u hook up security camaras with this tv

Babygirl
Babygirl

Mine says 720p how do I get it to 1080p. I have uverse

Josh
Josh

Ok maybe I’m just having a brain fart but where are the buttons on the TV itself? I find it hard to believe that the remote control is the only way to operate the TV

Kenny
Kenny

If you have it connect to a computer disconnect it and see if that works

Jason Johnson
Jason Johnson

I got this TV from Walmart during their black Friday sale. The tv worked great at first but now the picture is Upside Down. There were no changes in settings. I just turned it on today and found EVERYTHING is upside down. I have unplugged it for an hour, no change. I have gone through everything I can think of but no luck… Any ideas? I’ve already contacted Emerson Customer Support but they said it could be a couple of days for an answer. Super Bowl is in two days!

IFC
IFC

An absolute steal for $218 on Black Friday.This tv has an excellent picture with some tweaking and the sound is far better than many flat screens if you adjust the eq settings.

dge
dge

Got mine from Black Friday at Walmart. Hooked it up right out of the box and it has a red dot in middle of screen. I called Emerson, they said it would take a few weeks for a service call, taking it back to Walmart, we bought the warranty thank goodness. It has a “Dead Pixel”, will see what Walmart does, hope they replace it with something better.

MO
MO

Guys, need some help…can’t get picture in 1080, set the TWC remote to 1080, but TV says 480…do I need to get a different HDMI cable? Thanks in advance

Pyoder
Pyoder

I also have a black line running from the top to the bottom about 10 inches in from the right side if you are looking at the tv. Any suggestions?

dingo42
dingo42

Just Hooked This TV UpAnd None Of The Inputs Are Working. Help

Bobby Barrett
Bobby Barrett

These are garbage do some research. .

Sue Wiseman
Sue Wiseman

I am trying to find out if this tv is or can be made wifi compatible to get netflix

Paige71
Paige71

I’m having trouble trying to hook up my stereo system to the Emerson. I have Direct Tv so that’s all set through the HDMI cable. Sound does come out of the television. But I’d like to have my surround sound system connected to it, as well. Could someone help me out? The plugs, first of all, don’t match up with my original plugs from my old vizio tv. Andy, I’m agree with you. Not many choices as to being able to plug in gaming system, stereo system, or anything else, unless a HDMi cable is the main connector.

Fin
Fin

Help just got the 50 inch and trying to hook up to existing uverse set up. I have sound coming from component??? What am I doing wrong?

Andy Schultz
Andy Schultz

Is it just me, or are there not enough places in the back to plug in different sources at the same time? For example input from a Dish or DirecTv box, dvd player, gaming system, etc. It appears to me that there is only room for one, so if I want to change between them, I need to disconnect and put the next one in. Lots of HDMI, but right now I don’t have anything that needs to use that. I just took a cursory glance at it a little while ago after someone else already set it up, so… Read more »

Mark
Mark

my unit arrived with a manufacturing defect on the left side of the screen that allowed the backlight to shine through. Some plastic yellow-clear tables were poking out the side too, which probably got caught in the wrong place and didn’t allow the screen to seat properly. And the screen appears a bit warped when it is black with no video being displayed. Enough reason to return. Shortly after starting to watch it, a couple dark lines appeared across the screen. 2nd reason to return. 3rd reason to return, I can’t figure out how to get sound to my home… Read more »

Tony
Tony

Purchased mine about two weeks ago at a one hour sale Wal-Mart was running for $218!!! For that price..plus the 3 year warranty that I purchased for $27..I think it is fantastic! Sure…it doesn’t have the picture that my Samsung plasma has…but a great tv for my bedroom!

Jesse
Jesse

I hooked every thing up the same way that I had on my old Samsung but my old sound system only had the red/white audio cables and the new tv had the orange. I bought an adapter thought that might work and it has not, any ideas?

traci
traci

I purchased this TV, love it so far. But I hooked up my Direct TV, Surround sound speakers and Apple TV. Apple TV is hooked up to HDMI. I get sound from my Direct TV channels through my surround sound but my apple TV only through the speakers on my TV and not through surround sound. Anyone know how to hook up the Apple TV to play Audio through surround sound speakers?

cale
cale

When i try to play a video from my usb flash drive it says “format not supported” what formats does it supports???

sandy
sandy

I purchased one Thursday but received the ticket so do not actually have the TV. We currently have a 46″ Phillips that’s fine but cuts certain parts out. Now I’m wondering if I should keep this Emerson or return it. I was looking for a clear crisp picture. But so far from the reviews, I got the wrong television.

Shelly
Shelly

This is supposed to be 1080P, mine only shows 720P and I do have HD service from Uverse.

Jessica
Jessica

What do we have to do if i want to return it? Can i directly go to walmart and get it done?

Barrie Dunnuck
Barrie Dunnuck

I just got one on Thursday. I hooked up my Wii to the back A/V component jacks and the picture is black and white and grainy. Am I doing something wrong?

Neeko
Neeko

I just purchased this TV and I can tell you the difference between the 5F and the 4F: The 5F DOES HAVE a 120hrtz refresh rate: the 4F is a 60hrtz.

Now does anyone know if I can switch it in a menu to 60hrtz? I hate the “soap opera” look.

Kaylee Wilson
Kaylee Wilson

Is there a power button on the tv or volume ? I feel kinda stupid but I cant find it

Jesse
Jesse

I bought one last night and have been waiting to read comments and find reviews on this tv and so for my searching has come up a little short. This has been the main source that I have found. So far I have not opened it yet waiting to see what happens hoping that I can just return it.

mike
mike

I picked one up at walmart last night, has been working fine. Picture isnt quite as good as on my panasonic plasma 42, but for the price this is a great deal. I am using it as my pc monitor and for gaming so it works great for me.

Momof3boys
Momof3boys

I brought one last night came home let it warm up and it doesn’t work. Called Emerson and they said my warranty based on serial number is expired and I would have to pay to have it fixed. Needless to say I’m returning it to Walmart and getting something better.

rickjamesbiatch
rickjamesbiatch

The t.v is great far as price. Just the picture could be a little better but other than that can’t complain..Especially the price

Robert
Robert

I just picked one up too.
Walmart tonight.
Any feedback from those who own the Emerson 50″?

Cory
Cory

I just bought one on Gray Thursday. I have not open it up yet. For those who have one is it worth keeping?

Nick
Nick

I just bought 2 and was hoping for 120hz and the box states 120 motion rate.. What’s that mean..?

Alan
Alan

Does this TV output 5.1 sound?

giantslor
giantslor

But the TV has Clear Pix X2, which emulates 120Hz refresh rate.

Lynda
Lynda

WalMart 1 hr guarantee on Thursday 27th at 6 p.m.-7p.m. $218.00

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