Product Type: LG Electronics 3D Plasma
Newest Review: ... like it would not be able to hold it for too long however I have had it holding up my TV for about a year now and it rotates ever so smoot... more
Big TV that packs a lot for the money but let down by pixelation
Member Name: Stu21081985
Advantages: Great size, nice looks, good conneectivity, freeview built in
Disadvantages: poor picture quality, attracts dust far too easily
The LG50PQ6000 50" plasma tv looks the part in a living room. It has some sort of presence that smaller tvs do not have. The specs kind of speak for themselves however with only a resolution of 720p and a mis leading claim that it can display 1080 which is in fact 1080i (which is inferior even to 720p) the TV doesn't cut the mustard when you watch standard definition programs on it I'm afraid.
However before I move onto the bad points i would like to point out that 50" of screen is actually pretty good for the money that you buy. You get a glossy black stand which looks like it would not be able to hold it for too long however I have had it holding up my TV for about a year now and it rotates ever so smoothly. It does take an awful lot of looking after though as the stand seems to have the most amazing attraction to dust that I have ever seen!
The TV has a built in DVT which means you can watch freeview without the need for a freeview box which is great on saving electricity. It also means you don't have to hunt out another remote control to change the channel! The speakers are pretty good with an average level of sound and it also has an energy saving mode where it will automatically adjust the brightness of the tv when in bright light conditions.
With an abundance of connection options including a few scart sockets and 3 HDMI ports you have plenty of space to hook up a few gaming stations, satellite boxes and dvd players and very rarely will you need any extra ports.
The downside is that some tv channels do not broadcast well in standard definition on a 50" set up. Some things especially sports can be a bit pixellated which can let it down dramatically. Where it redeems itself is on the HD channels and although the TV is not capable of 1080p it just so happens that the majority of HD programmes and channels broadcast in 720p and so the extra ooomph is not needed. Where you will want the extra definition is in such thing such as Playstation 3 games, Blu-Ray and the like.
Leaving the tv on over a prolonged period of time does actually heat it up like an oven and in theory leaving this huge thing on over a day could actually save you on your heating bills lol.
You get what you pay for with this TV and whilst there are better models out there you will be paying a lot more for them. The only problem you will find yourself with is that if you decide to buy a tv of this size whether it is this model and make or another brand you will no doubt realise that you could never go back to a 32" or 40" and that bigger is most certainly better.
Summary: An average TV with great potential, just a shame there are so many better alternatives out there