LG 50LH5730 Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

Take life to the fullest with the LH5730 LED TV from LG. This 50-inch class TV features a slim profile that's made possible by the bright LED backlighting; it brings out vivid color detail while maintaining high energy efficiency. LG Smart TV offers intuitive control, versatile connectivity and a world of premium content from online partners including Netflix, YouTube and Hulu.

With an impressive native contrast ratio, this TV will provide great picture quality in a dark room. However, it doesn't have local dimming which is disappointing. It also has an average response time which is noticeable during fast moving action scenes. The audio performance is decent, with good low-end cutoff and acceptable pumping and compression artifacts under heavy load.

This LG TV is able to handle 24p playback without any noticeable juddering. However, it cannot do motion interpolation which is a major disappointment. In addition, this LG TV supports only HDMI 1.4 which is an older version than the latest standards. This TV doesn't support chroma 4:4:4 which is important for gaming.

The stand of this LG TV is pretty bulky and may be in the way when wall mounted. It also has inputs on the rear which could be difficult to reach if the TV is wall mounted. The input lag is fairly consistent and does not improve when set to game mode. Nevertheless, it's still a great option for those who don't want to spend extra money on a more expensive 4K TV.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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