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LG 55LN5100 LED HDTV missing review creating anxiety

If you are looking for a new television that is going to replace your current living room TV, you may be interested in picking up the LG 55LN5100 LED HDTV. This LG TV is sure to be a popular choice among consumers during the Holiday period, but there appears to be a little anxiety creeping in.

LG are obviously a household name and the company’s current lineup of TVs are very capable of offering great performance compared to rival sets from the likes of Sony, Samsung and Sharp. This particular model though, the lG 55LN5100 appears to be something of a mystery though, as there are currently no reviews to be found.

Usually we would point you in the direct of some fantastic user reviews from places like Amazon, but it appears that this model is fresh off the shelves and will be available to buy this November for the first time, as a one-off.

User reviews are usually a good indication on whether the TV is worth the cash that you are about to drop, but it looks like you’ll have to make a difficult decision on whether the LG 55LN5100 is worth buying, especially without being able to read any feedback prior to purchase.

What we do know in terms of LG 55LN5100 TV specs, is that the display is going to be LED quality and will feature a 120 Hz refresh rate. This is a very pleasing piece of information to take into account, especially when we still see other 55-inch TVs being shipped with a refresh rate of 60 Hz only.

We can also tell you that you’ll get 2 HDMI inputs with this TV, as well as full HD resolution with 1080p and USB access for those with external drives.

Give us your thoughts on this. Do you trust the LG brand enough, to drop your money on this during the sales without reading review or not?

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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Aj
Aj

The refresh rate is fine. It does have the trumotion option in the menu. I got this tv for $479 ($20 off for using best buy card). The picture is great. Black levels are not as deep as on my plasma but it still looks great. I have no problem with blurring on Xbox 360 games and sports. It seems like people are getting caught up in numbers and specs instead of actual performance.

evWith7
evWith7

NOT A 120HZ SET. The model number above this is listed as 60hz at LG’s website, there’s no menu options for tru motion, and compared to 60hz sets, the image is even WORSE. I took mine back to best buy the next day and they ARGUED with me about whether it was 120hz. I had them set it up next to a 60hz tv and shows the image was even worse and they STILL said 120hz. These non-thinking best buy drones simply looked at their ad and kept saying “It’s listed as 120hz, so it ‘s 120hz.” So there’s no… Read more »

Joel Palos
Joel Palos

I bought one myself on Thanksgiving @ bestbuy. So far I am satisfied. Not a gamer but I watch alot of football. My fist program was the Balt – Pitt game and I enjoyed the picture very much. I am very happy about this deal.

Clay Davis
Clay Davis

I bought this TV and it is definately not 120. My 42 inch LG Plasma from 4 years ago has a better picture and that’s a 60. The black levels aren’t the greatest either. A bargain for 499.00, but I’m probably taking it back

B5Erik

I just contacted LG using their online chat function and their rep insisted that the TV is 120hz. That definitely seems odd given the fact that all the other TV’s in this class are 60hz, but she insisted. Maybe Best Buy made that a requirement for the model for competitive purposes, who knows? I haven’t opened it up yet (just got it today), but I’m definitely wary now. The LG rep said it was 120hz. I’ll be really irritated if it’s not (I watch a lot of football and action movies).

Bobby
Bobby

Most 120HZ televisions are really 60HZ, but technically it is 120HZ because they use an additional software to make it 120HZ. Most televisions have this software feature to make the picture better. Hope this helps.

chared99
chared99

i called Best Buy corporate who lied and said this tv is 120 HZ yet the agent from BB called LG who admitted the 51 series is all 60 hz so BB spent millions in it’s BF Ad’s for false advertisement so people can spend days in a tent to only know they were lied to; How ghetto is BB? Another Deceptive Dishonest Grinch who wants to ruin your Thanksgiving thinking you got a good deal when you were screwed

JackStrawman
JackStrawman

I just went to Walmart and checked this TV out. It’s selling like hotcakes, but I did not buy. The Walmart model is LN5100, and it is 50 inches, not 55. And yes, it is 60Hz, not 120Hz. It only has 2 HDMI ports.

BUT…it’s only $448! What a deal!

I don’t know if the one at BestBuy will be the same. The BestBuy ad states 55 inch, 120Hz. But the same model number – LN5100 – right now at Walmart is 50 inch, 60Hz.

Taylor WeedWall
Taylor WeedWall

The TV is not 120hz or even True Motion 120hz like WalMart and Best Buy are saying. None of the 5100 models are 120hz they are ALL 60hz refresh rate, no true motion or anything. Buyers beware both WalMart and BestBuy are MALICIOUSLY lying to get your business since these are brand new models made specifically for 2013 Black Friday and intent of lying is nearly impossible to prove against these companies.

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