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I got this tele about a year and a half ago when my old tele broke, spent a lot of time looking for the perfect tele I was not going to buy a plasma as i have heard many bad things about screen burn, although after my cousin that works in technology brought the tele, so i bit the bullet and brought one for myself and i was pleasantly surprised.
The tele has plenty of connections, I have my xbox, PS3 and sky+HD plugged into the tele, the tele has no lag in anyway, which is good. The sound quality is good not the best although the tele has a 3D surround sound effect that has a good effect that makes the sound seem like there is noise around you.
On this tele screen burn is not an issue which is one thing that made me not want to buy a plasma although i have left this tele on when a recording of sky has finished and it says that the recording has finished for 10 minutes and it has left no screen burn and if there is any screen burn it goes away a few minutes of another image.
I bought this TV under a year ago now and paid £850.00 from littlewoods direct catalogue and after this time of using it i am very pleased with my purchase.
The design of this TV is quiet good, it has a black gloss frame with a silver strip along the bottom, it has 3 HDMI connections and many other useful connections including a VGA connection for your PC.
The onscreen menu is very easy to understand and navagate through.
There is also builtin freeview which comes as an added bonus, setup of this feature is automatic and is easy to follow.
There is an energy function with this TV but i would'nt recommend you enabled it as this can cause the picture to flicker.
The TV also comes with a stanard black manual swivel stand, but can also go on your wall if you purchase a wall bracket seperate.
Picture quality is pretty good and has 600hz motion, for those fast action scenes, with full 1080p hd resolution, which is great for blu-ray films.
Sound quality not too bad, but could be better.
Some bad points would be that the screen is very reflective and can cause a problem when viewing during the day, also the screen burn on this TV screen can be bad even though there is an orbitor setting in the menu which does not really help much.
Always remember because its a plasma screen you need to break it in, usaually for the first 200-300 hours you should keep contrast, brightness and colour down to half way and do not use any of the picture enhancing settings until this time is up.
There is quite a bit of heat comes from this TV, but i think alot of plasma screens of this size are the same.
I would recommend this 50" plasma from LG as its good value for money.
This is our first seriously large plasma TV, replacing our 32" LCD model which has served us well over the years.
For too long, a large expanse of suitable wall had been calling out to us to be filled and, although we tend not to indulge in outsized Super Monster TVs, the reality is that the size of the room is more than sufficient to take it and in view of the onset of the cold weather, we recognised that we may well be spending more time inside this year than most other years, so since we were needing a new telly, this one seemed to tick all the boxes that were important for us.
We did undertake considerable research but were swayed in our final decision by our son who bought one of these last year with his Christmas money. Now that newer models are available, we were able to get this one at a cheaper price than he paid for it. That said, you are looking at a price in excess of £650 for this television and it is not universally stocked at the popular outlets by any means even though it's only been around for 18 months or so, so your best bet is to seek to hunt one down in the January sales.
Having a sleek piano black frame and definitely looking the part, it passed the threshold with my wife as far as appearance is concerned and sits nicely in the room, albeit in a setting which makes it look a little too modern. However, it's hard to get an old-world telly to match our furniture.
It's a 50" 1080 HD television with Freeview and (with the help of my son who helped me install) it was fairly easy to set up with most features being set up automatically. Mind you, he did have the benefit of having already installed his so I jut let him crack on with any manual adjustments to various settings for picture and sound etc.
It works without any issues with both Playstation 3 and Sky+HD. There is plenty of capacity as regards inputs with 3 HDMI sockets. It has 2 x Scart sockets. It's got a USB port and a card slot supporting JPEG and MP3.
Menus are easily navigated and even though I am not a techie, my son was able to teach me sufficient to get by. It's still fairly new and there are elements of the settings that I have yet to twiddle with.
The aspect I have been most impressed with is the quality of HD viewing which is much clearer than our old set which has now been relegated to the bedroom. For sport and wildlife programmes, the picture seems so sharp and this adds considerably to the viewing experience. The set has good colour resolution and gives you plenty of options to set your own preferences.
Viewing is good from most reasonable angles. I haven't bothered fitting my surround sound system yet because I was impressed with the quality of the sound from the set itself and because my wife doesn't want more wires. My son had bought the tilting bracket for installation for his but he advised me to just get the ordinary one for our house because he had ended up mounting his flat.
Getting it home could prove a bit of an issue for some as the box is huge and only just fitted in to our vehicle, so if you don't want to pay extra for delivery, it's worth checking this out beforehand. It's also very heavy.
There have been no issues with reliability as yet, but we have had it only 3 weeks so far and the novelty factor has yet to wear off. It isn't as feature ridden as many others we researched and it's basically LG's entry level model. So many of the features we could have had just weren't worth the extra to us but to me this set offers very good value.
I don't want to become a total couch potato during the winter but I am confident that this investment will pay off.