LG 50LN5100 LED TV belongs to LG’s budget LN5100 series of the televisions. This 50” television is designed for budget-conscious consumer segment. Unlike other models in this series, LG 50LN5100 doesn’t support Smart features. However, it offers full HD video playback. The screen features IPS (in plane switching) display which means user will get same picture quality irrespective of viewing angle. Aesthetically, it comes encased in a thin bezel. Though not razor thin, still it is reasonably thin. The piano black movable stand is another attraction of this television set. Thus, users can make little adjustment as per their convenience. LG 50LN5100 can be wall mounted as well.
In order to make the set reasonably priced for Budget category, some features in this model have been compromised. There is no Ethernet port and it doesn’t support Wi-Fi. The television set lacks dedicated VGA Input and dedicated PC ports. However, user can hook their old PC (which does not have HDMI) to the television using a VGA HDMI adapter. There is no dedicated MHL port available with this television. So, users can’t connect their television with Smart phone directly.
LG 50LN5100 comes with only 2 HDMI ports, RF or Antenna Input, One USB Port, one composite input an one component input ( with L/R audio). USB 2.0 port supports playback of media files from any USB storage device. It supports JPEG, mp3 files. All USB storage devices which are formatted as FAT16, FAT32, NTFS file system are supported.
Measured diagonally, size of the display is 49 ½”. The display panel of LG 50LN5100 offers 1980 X 1080p Pixels resolution, which means it supports full HD playback. Low color shift is expected as IPS panel is offered. Furthermore, Triple XD Engine enhances picture quality. It provides deep black, vivid colors and crystal-clear images. LG LN5100 series also comes with Dynamic MCI 100 which helps in reducing blur in fast action scenes. The television offers vivid, standard, cinema, sport and game picture mode. When it comes to sound mode, it offers standard, music, cinema, sport and game.
LG 50LN5100 LED HD TV comes with two 10 watt speakers but, to get bass effect, you need to connect the TV with your home theater system or surround sound or sound bar. Other features in LG LN 5100 model include Screen off function so that user can switch off the screen keeping audio on. On the other hand, Standby Mode Zero helps in saving energy by switching the TV to power saving mode which does not use energy.
LG 50LN5100 comes with a few drawbacks like having only 2 HDMI inputs and lack of PC input. If you do not fancy of Smart features then you can consider this under $500 television set for your Den.