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I brought the LG 60PK250 LG Plasma from Currys in February 2011. The reason I bought this TV is because the previous TV we had was outdated, bulky and not a stylish flat screen TV. I chose a plasma TV rather than a LCD because I felt that my eyes were straining when watching LCD. I wanted the largest screen size available and threfore I chose the LG 60PK250 LG Plasma (the 63 inch was far too expensive). I paid £1495 for the Plasma TV, Stand and this cost included delivery charges and installation. The TV looks astonishing in my front room and I am extremely pleased with this purchase. I have checked the website for the current price but it looks like the TV has been discontinued within the last month but it is available on Amazon. I did not buy the blue-ray player as part of the package. I only bought the tv and stand and did not buy any other accessories.
The TV and stand was delivered and installed by employees from Curry's. The service was was excellent and they bulit the stand and set the TV on it to perfection. They set up the channels and sorted out all the wiring.They took about 45 minutes to install it and they even took the packing away for recycling! The box for the 60 inch TV was humongous so it would have been quite a job trying to dipose of it!
The Features of the LK 60PK250 LG Plasma
My main motivation for buying the Plasma TV was so that the front room would look good and it sure did the job. The TV has a very thin black border and the channel, menu buttons are touch sensor at the bottom right hand corner of the TV.
To switch on the TV, you have to press the power button on the TV (for which the symbol is a circle with a line at the top - the symbol looks a bit like an apple). Alternatively you can use the power button on the remote control to switch on the TV. There are 2 scart interfaces so that you can plug in a DVD player or any other channel boxes. The TV has no USB port which is dissapointing, however I guess that the price that I brought the tv for was a bargain and doesn't not include the price of a USB port.
The TV has internal loudspeakers which is behind the TV and the sound is loud and sufficient to be heard all around the front room. The sound quality is always consistent.
The screen size is very big (152cm) and therefore the picture quality is amazing as it is emphaszed by the size of the screen.The LG 60PK250 LG Plasma is HD (High definition) TV and the picture quality is very good. Even though the picture quality is fantastic,Curry's did mention that it LCD is recommended for Sports. However, I did not like the LCD and 3D TV's as I found that my eyes were hurting and LK 60PK250 is the one that caught my attention for purchasing. There are many settings for picture quality like film, standard, energy saving etc. I often change the settings all the time according to what I am viewing. The TV has no LED Backlight but it is still very bright (1500 Candela (brightness)!)
The TV Stand
The TV stand has one compartment to store a DVD player and it is a swivel stand. I am able to tilt the TV manually to the left or right by 20 degrees to suit my viewing position.
The Remote Control
The Remote Control is easy to follow (see uploaded picture!). There is a fairly obvious power button which is red. There is a dedicated button for subititles which has subtitles written on it. Then there are standard number buttons for manually selecting the digits of your favourite Channels. There are up and down buttons for selecting channels in ascending or descending numerical order and similar buttons for volume. There is also a guide button for checking out what programmes are going to be on tv for the day. Ther is also a mute button and input for for selecting AV Inputs such as a DVD player. Overall, the remote easily fits in the palm of your hand and it is easy to change from channel to channel and all the functions work well.
Other Accessories that arrived with the Plasma TV
A polishing cloth was also provided with the TV. This is to wipe the screen and the manual warns not to use to much force when cleaning as this can lead to the screen becoming discoloured or cause scratches on the screen. I have been using the cloth lightly to clean the screen in the past month and I have managed to successfully get the screen nice and shiny by using this cloth mildly.If you're not using this cloth, I recommend that you use a dry lint-free cloth. The manual also recommends that you can you use a slighly damp cloth that has been washed using fabric softener to get the dirt off the TV. I have been using this suggestion as my two year old daughter is fequently touching the screen! An owners manual and CD arrived along with the TV and both are very easy to follow.
The Product Warranty
I was not so pleased with the terms and conditions of the guarantee / product warranty because it does not cover accidental damage but I guess most manufacturers these days do not cover for accidental damage. The free guarantee is for the first twelve months from the date of purchase. I decided that after spending so much on the television that it would be wise to purchase the LG Repair Plan.
The LG Repair Plan
I would say that the LG Repair Plan is quite costly but I took this out incase my two year old daughter accidently damaged the TV . A three year guarantee costs £229 and a five year guarantee costs £389 and it can be paid for by direct debit, cheque or credit/debit card . I took out a five year guarantee for the TV as it is most likely to be around for a long time in my front room! We had our last TV for ten years! A registration card for the LG Repair Plan was enclosed with the Instruction Booklet and this had to completed and returned to the LG Electronics Guarantee Registration Department. The registration card requires details such as name, address, product detail and product serial number to be filled in.
I am very pleased with my purchase and if I could go back in time, I would choose the same TV again!
I have also posted this review on ciao under my same username Angela150.