The LD520 series represents LG's least-expensive LCD TV with 120Hz processing
, and the sweet-size 47-inch member hits that magical sub-$1,000 price point. But the competition in this category is pretty fierce, and for a couple of performance-related reasons the LG can't keep up with the like-priced Samsung and Sony LCDs, not to mention Panasonic plasmas, we've reviewed
. Its closest picture quality rival we've tested is the Vizio E0VL series
, which comes in significantly cheaper--albeit arguably uglier to look at when turned off. Though we appreciate the LG's excellent array of picture controls, its other merits aren't strong enough to earn our recommendation.