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LG 50PM6700

50" 1080p 3D plasma HDTV with Wi-Fi®

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Item #: 689P506700
 

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by Steve Kindig
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The pros of plasma

If you're into picture quality, and you want a cinema-like home viewing experience, you owe it to yourself to check out plasma for your next TV. Plasma holds the edge when it comes to smooth motion and rich colors — high-def movies and TV shows look effortlessly real. Plasma's superior picture contrast and deep black levels are best enjoyed in rooms without a lot of windows or lamps, where you can dim or darken the lights.

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Take a thrill ride in your living room

3D TV Learn more

In any TV maker's lineup there are always a couple models that occupy the sweet spot — the best balance of performance, features and price. In LG's 2012 plasma TV family, one of those models is definitely the 50PM6700. It's a lot of TV for the money. Straight out of the box you'll enjoy a ridiculously good 2D picture, plus the option for an even more immersive 3D experience when you add some of LG's active 3D glasses.

Endless entertainment from the web

When you connect to your broadband Internet service you'll get access to a number of built-in web "apps" that let you instantly watch movies streamed from Netflix®, and order on-demand HD titles from Vudu®. You can even check out what your friends are up to on Facebook® or watch the latest viral videos on YouTube®. Wi-Fi® is built in so you can easily access these services and more using your wireless home network.

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Features:

  • 49.9" screen (measured diagonally)
  • glossy screen with black bezel and cabinet
  • tuner receives over-the-air HDTV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • QAM cable TV tuner (subscription required to receive cable channels — contact your local service provider for details)
  • displays 3D images when you wear LG's AG-S350 active 3D glasses (sold separately)
  • 2D-to-3D conversion adds 3D-like depth to non-3D video sources
  • 600Hz Max Sub Field Driving for clear video motion
  • 3,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Internet-ready Smart TV — plays Netflix® video and more, (broadband service required; subscription required for Netflix service)
  • supports up to 5.1-channel audio with streaming movie services like Netflix and Vudu™ (audio quality depends on your connection speed)
  • built-in Wi-Fi® to link to a wireless network
  • Intel® Wireless Display (WiDi) technology for direct wireless content transfer from compatible devices with no Wi-Fi network needed
  • built-in web browser
  • video and music streaming from a DLNA-compatible Windows® PC
  • Skype™-compatible (requires LG camera — sold separately)
  • built-in stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • meets ENERGY STAR® requirements
  • remote control
  • SIMPLINK™ simplifies remote control of compatible LG components via the HDMI connection (HDMI-CEC)
Connections and Dimensions:
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 component video (one is selectable component/composite)
    • 4 HDMI v1.4
  • PC input
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output
  • Ethernet port for a high-speed connection to a home network
  • 2 USB ports for connecting a camera or thumb drive
  • detachable swivel stand (stand "footprint" is 20-1/2"W x 11-3/4"D)
  • wall-mountable (wall bracket not included)
  • 46"W x 27-3/4"H x 2-7/8"D (29-7/8"H x 11-3/4"D on stand)
  • weight: 64.3 lbs. with stand; 58.2 lbs. without stand
  • warranty: 2 years panel, 1 year parts & labor — in-home service or pick-up for service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
Display
Screen Size
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49.9"
Screen Design
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Flat
Aspect Ratio
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16:9
Screen Resolution (pixels)
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1920 x 1080
Screen Refresh Rate
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N/A
Backlighting Type
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N/A
3D
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Active
Features
Instant Internet Movie Streaming
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Netflix,Hulu,Vudu,CinemaNow
Wi-Fi
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Yes
MHL-compatible
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No
Picture In Picture
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No
Parts Warranty
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1 Yr/2 Yrs Panel
Labor Warranty
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1 Yr/2 Yrs Panel
Type of Warranty Service
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In-home
Connections
Total Video Inputs
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6
HDMI Inputs
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4
Component Video Inputs
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2
Composite Video Inputs
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0
RF Inputs
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1
PC Input
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Yes
Ethernet Port
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Yes
USB Port
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Yes
Optical Digital Audio Output
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1 Rear
Coaxial Digital Audio Output
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None
Analog Audio Output
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None
Power Consumption
Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)
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187 kWh
Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)
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$21
Dimensions & Mounting Information
Width (inches)
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46
Height with Stand (inches)
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29-7/8
Height without Stand (inches)
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27-3/4
Depth with Stand (inches)
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11-3/4
Depth without Stand (inches)
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2-7/8
Stand Width (inches)
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20-1/2
Weight with Stand
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64.3 lbs
Weight without Stand
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58.2 lbs
Wall Mountable
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Yes
Wall Bracket Included
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No
Pedestal Stand
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Assembly required
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What's in the box?

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  • 50" Plasma TV
  • Stand base
  • Stand body
  • 5' AC power cord
  • Remote control (AKB73615336)
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Protection cover
  • Four M5 x 16mm screws (with flat-/lock-washers)
  • Four M4 x 30mm screws (with flat-/lock-washers)
  • Cable-tie
  • Cable clip
  • 2 Large ferrite cores
  • 2 Small ferrite cores
  • Owner's Manual booklet
  • Smart TV Quick Setup Guide
  • Product Registration Card
  • Warranty Information
  • Cleaning cloth instructions

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Video Features
Audio Features
Network/USB/PC Functions
Convenience Features
Remote Control
Mounting Options

Video Features

Protective Skin Glass: The LG Plasma TV's Protective Skin Glass delivers significant glass durability and safety, along with superior picture clarity.

Triple XD Engine: The LG PM6700 series Plasma TV utilizes LG's exclusive Triple XD Engine video processing system for optimum picture quality. The Triple XD Engine delivers a dynamic contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1 for stunning colors and deep blacks, so the TV's images are crisp, rich, and vibrant.

600Hz Max Sub Field Driving: The television's 600Hz refresh rate virtually eliminates motion blur for an incredible viewing experience of fact action sports, movies, and video games. 

HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) and Digital Cable (QAM) tuners, so you don't need a separate set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or unencrypted Digital Cable signals.

1080p Video Resolution: The LG PM6700 series Plasma TV has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. All of the television's video inputs are displayed at 1920 x 1080 (1080p); regardless of input signal. The LG Plasma HDTV features HDMI, Component, and Composite video inputs.

  • HDMI (v1.4): The four HDMI v1.4 inputs can be used to connect a DVD player, Blu-ray player, or satellite/cable box with an HDMI output. The HDMI 2 input can also be used to connect a device with a DVI output (a DVI-to-HDMI adapter cable is necessary). If a DVI-equipped device is used, a separate audio cable will also be needed from the device to the "PC/DVI Audio In" 3.5mm stereo audio jack. No audio cables are needed for an HDMI-equipped device. The HDMI jacks will accept 1080p (60/24Hz), 1080i, 720p, and 480p video signals; as well as support Deep Color, x.v.Color, and 3D content. The television's HDMI inputs do not accept 480i video signals.
  • Component Video: The two Component Video input swill accept 1080p (60Hz), 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i signals.
  • Composite: The component video 2 input can also be used as a composite video input and will accept 480i only.

Active 3D TV: This Plasma TV can display 3D (three-dimensional) video when received from a 3D compatible device. 3D video contains two pictures for each video frame formatted for each eye. Therefore, special 3D glasses are required to view 3D video. The optional LG RF-based 3D glasses (689AGS350, sold separately) enable you to view 3D video and images on this 3D-ready Plasma television from a 3D-ready source; such as a Blu-ray player, Game system, or Satellite receiver. The wireless 3D glasses communicate seamlessly with the LG 3D-ready TV via it's built-in Bluetooth (2.4GHz) emitter. The result is a beautiful, full HD 1080p three-dimensional experience that brings you closer to the action from the comfort of your home. The LG Plasma TV offers several 3D modes to match various 3D content.

Input Resolution Playable 3D Video Format
HDMI-DTV 480p Frame Packing, Side by Side, Top & Bottom
720p Side by Side, Tope & Bottom, Single Frame Sequential
1080i Frame Packing, Side-by Side, Top & Bottom
1080p Frame Packing, Side by Side, Tope & Bottom, Checkerboard
HDMI-PC 1024 x 768, 1360 x 768 Side by Side, Top & Bottom
1920 x 1080 Side by Side, Top & Bottom, Checkerboard, Single Frame Sequential
RGB-PC 1024 x 768, 1360 x 768, 1920 x 1080 Side by Side, Top & Bottom
Component 720p, 1080i Side by Side, Top & Bottom
USB 1080p Side by Side, Top & Bottom, Checker Board, Single Frame Sequential
DLNA 1080p Side by Side, top & Bottom, Checker Board, Single Frame Sequential
DTV 720p, 1080i Side by Side, Top & Bottom

Note: The LG Plasma 3D-ready TV along with the LG's active shutter glasses provide a wide, clear view of the action with a 6.5-22.9' and 120° viewing range. To experience LG's 3D technology on this Plasma TV, you will need LG's 3D Active Shutter Glasses (AG-S350), an HDMI (ver.1.4) connected 3D source (such as a Blu-ray player or Satellite receiver), and 3D content.

2D-to-3D: 2D images can be transformed to 3D images. If you are watching a 2D digital broadcast (720p/1080i), the television can transform those two-dimensional images to virtual 3D images. You can manually adjust the 3D depth effect.

Note: Analog TV and 480i/480p 2D images cannot be viewed in 3D (three-dimensional) mode.

Picture Size (Aspect Ratio): You can select a different aspect ratio depending on input source (analog broadcasting, digital broadcasting, video input).

  • 16:9: Resizes the image ratio to fit 16:9 screen.
  • Just Scan: Displays high-quality image without loss. Only available in DTV, HDMI, or Component (over 720p) mode).
  • Set by Program: Depending on the input signal, screen aspect ratio changes to 4:3 or 16:9.
  • 4:3: Resizes the image ratio to fit 4:3 screen.
  • Zoom: Resizes the image to fit the screen width. The top and bottom parts of the image may be cut off.
  • Cinema Zoom: Formats an image to the cinemascope ratio (2.35:1) and zooms in on the ratio.

Picture Wizard II (Picture Control): This feature lets you adjust the picture quality of the original image. The LG PM6700 series TV's Picture Wizard II (Easy Picture Calibration) offers self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. This feature takes the guesswork out of picture adjustments.

Picture Modes: The LG Plasma TV provides auto, preset, and manual adjustment of the television's picture settings.

  • Intelligent Sensor: Let the TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The LG Plasma TV's Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. Unlike other sensors which can only sense brightness of ambient light, LG's "Intelligent Sensor" uses 4,096 sensing steps to evaluate its surroundings. Using a sophisticated algorithm, the LG processes picture quality elements including brightness, contrast, color, sharpness and white balance. The result is a picture optimized for its surroundings, more pleasing to watch and which can also save up to 50% in power consumption.
  • Presets: Easy to use factory presets for picture mode settings include APS (maximizes video images while reducing power consumption, without hurting picture quality), Standard (provides optimum viewing for general use), Vivid (maximizes the effect of the video by strengthening the contrast/brightness/color/sharpness), Cinema (optimizes video for watching videos), Game (provides fast response speed for fast gaming system).
  • User Adjustment: This mode allows you to adjust the video quality settings manually. Contrast (increase or decrease the gradient of the video signal), Brightness (adjusts the base level of the signal in the picture), Sharpness (adjusts the level of crispness in the edges between the light and dark areas of the picture), Color (adjusts intensity of all colors), Tint (adjusts the balance between red and green levels), Color Temp (set to warm to enhance hotter colors such as red, or set to cool to enhance cooler colors such as blue).
  • Expert Mode: The LG Plasma TV is ISFccc Ready and contains the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset Expert 1/2 modes for easy access from your LG remote.

Picture Improvement Technology (Advanced Control): Advanced Control allows you to adjust some of the advanced video features of the LG Plasma TV.

  • Dynamic Contrast: Adjusts the contrast to keep it at the best level according to the brightness of the screen. The picture is improved by making bright parts brighter and dark parts darker.
  • Preferred Color: Set the Skin, Grass, and Sky color independently.
  • Super Resolution: Provides a crystal-clear picture by impr0ving the details in an area that has a blurry or unclear picture.
  • Gamma: You can adjust the brightness of dark areas and middle gray level areas of the picture.
  • Color Gamut: Maximizes the utilization of colors to increase color quality.
  • Edge Enhancer: Shows clearer and distinctive, yet natural edges of the video.

Additional Picture Options:  Additional picture options include:

  • Black Level: Sets the black level of the screen to the proper level.
  • Noise Reduction: Reduces screen noise without compromising video quality.
  • Film Mode: Makes video clips recorded in a film look more natural by eliminating judder effect.

Image Sticking Minimization (ISM): A frozen still picture displayed on the screen for prolonged periods can result in a ghost image. The TV's ISM prevents images from sticking or removes ghost images. There are 3 ISM modes.

  • Normal: If image sticking is never a problem, ISM is not necessary - set to Normal.
  • Orbiter: Orbiter may help prevent ghost images. However, it is best not to allow any fixed image to remain on the screen. To avoid a ghost image on the screen, the image will move every 2 minutes.
  • Color Wash: The color block with the screen moved a little and the white pattern are alternately displayed. It is difficult to see the after image on all colors. Once it has been corrected it will not be visible in any color.

Audio Features

Sound Optimizer: This function optimizes the sound based on the environment in which the TV is installed (Normal, Wall-Mount, Stand).

Virtual Surround: Infinite Surround is a patented LG proprietary sound processing technology that delivers immersive 5.1 surround sound with just two front speakers.

Sound Modes: Sound Mode lets you enjoy the best sound without any special adjustment using factory presets. Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, and Game are preset for optimum sound quality. You can also adjust the TV's sound manually by using the 5-band EQ (100Hz, 300Hz, 1khz, 3khz, 10kHz).

Clear Voice II: Clear Voice II enhances and amplifies the frequency range of the human voice to help keep dialogue audible when background noise swells.

Auto Volume: Auto Volume makes sure that the volume level remains consistent whether you are watching a commercial or a regular TV program. Because each broadcasting station has its own signal conditions, volume adjustment may be needed every time the channel is changed. This feature allows users to enjoy stable volume levels by making automatic adjustments for each program.

Screen Off: You can turn the screen off and only sound is played through the television's speakers.

Digital Audio Output: The optical digital output terminal will output Dolby Digital (when available) or 2 channel PCM. The digital optical output terminal only sends an audio signal in Dolby Digital when receiving Dolby Digital surround sound from a digital broadcast channel through the TV tuner. The optical digital audio output will only output in 2ch stereo from sources connected to the television via HDMI, RCA, or USB.

AV Sync: If the video and sound of the television are not synced, you can adjust the delay of the audio output to match the video.

ARC (Audio Return Channel): The Audio Return Channel in HDMI 1.4 enables the TV, via a single HDMI cable, to send audio data "upstream" to your A/V receiver; increasing user flexibility and eliminating the need for any separate S/PDIF audio connection. This feature allows audio to be sent from the television to your A/V receiver through the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio/video to the television. This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to the TV. ARC allows audio from the TV tuner, Network connection, inserted USB device, HDMI inputs, or any analog connected device to be heard through your ARC compatible AV receiver via the television's HDMI ARC input. The audio from the TV's tuner, network connection can pass as Dolby Digital or 2ch PCM. HDMI, USB, and analog connected devices will be output as 2ch PCM only.

Note: Both the television and the receiver must support ARC for this function to work properly. When connecting an A/V receiver that is compatible with Audio Return Channel (ARC), connect it to the TV's HDMI 1 input. If connecting a system that is incompatible Audio Return Channel (ARC), an additional audio connection via Digital Audio Out (Optical) is necessary.

Network/USB/PC Functions

Wired or Wireless Network Connection: This TV can be connected to your home network via its Ethernet (LAN) port or built-in WiFi. If both options are available in your network, the wired Ethernet connection is recommended. Either network connection offers access to your PC movie/photo/music files, LG Apps, and the Internet.

Note: A 10 Base-T or 100 Base-TX LAN port is required for connection to this TV. Use a standard LAN cable with this TV (Cat5 or better with a RJ45 connector). The included wireless network adapter operates at 2.4 GHz radio frequencies, which are also used by other household devices.

LG Apps TV: LG Apps TV allows you to access a variety of online services and content directly on the LG Plasma TV through a wired (Ethernet) or wireless (WiFi) network connection. LG Apps TV is an easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, videos, and browse the web; all organized in a simple to use interface (known as Smart TV). LG Apps TV offers pay and free-of-charge instant streaming of movies, weather, videos, and photo album services. Once you have connected the LG TV to your home network and the internet, you can enjoy entertainment content, up-to-the minute news, weather updates, photo management, and more by simply using the TV's remote control and on-screen menu; all without a separate PC.

Category Description
Movies Netflix 5.1: Unlimited Movies & TV episodes: For only $7.99 a month, instantly watch unlimited movies & TV episodes streaming over the Internet to your LG Smart TV.
Hulu+: Hulu Plus lets you watch current hit TV shows, classic series, and acclaimed movies anytime in HD for $7.99/month with limited advertising.
Vudu: VUDU offers an enormous collection of streaming HD movies and TV shows, available in stunning 1080p with rich Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 surround sound. New releases are available for on-demand streaming the same day they're released on physical DVD, and are available for rental or purchase without a subscription.
CinemaNow: CinemaNow is a digital entertainment service that offers instant access to an extensive library of premium video content for rental or purchase, including new release movies and TV shows, with no subscription required. Seamlessly access content directly from your LG Smart TV.
Music
vTuner: Access web-based radio stations, TV shows and podcasts via an extremely reliable database with a wide variety of content and additional information like genre, quality, status, location, and even station schedule services.
MOG: MOG is an award-winning, on-demand music service with a massive catalog of over 11 million songs. Listen to true 'artist-only' radio, and explore New Releases, Chart Toppers, Editors' Picks, and playlists created by your favorite artists.
Sports MLB: MLB.tv Live Baseball Games in HD Quality Watch every out-of-market game live.
NHL: Watch up to 40 live out-of-market games every week with your NHL GameCenter LIVE subscription. Plus, get unlimited access to the NHL Vault digital archives, including condensed and full-length game replays from recent seasons, as well as over 800 classic games. NHL Vault subscribers can access game replays as well as classic games.
Information Google Maps: Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps.
AP: The Associated Press ("AP") is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats.
ACCU Weather: Local forecasts for everywhere in the United States and over two million locations worldwide.
Social Picasa Web Albums: Follow your interests: instant updates from your friends, industry experts, favorite celebrities, and what's happening around the world.
Facebook: Millions of people use Facebook everyday to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Twitter: Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
Skype: Requires optional USB-compatible camera (sold separately by LG) and Skype account.
YouTube: YouTube Leanback is the version of YouTube that is optimized for viewing user-generated content directly from your LG Smart TV device without a PC.
Games Funspot: The Funspot contains games in a range of categories such as board, arcade, quizzes, puzzles, casinos, kids, and more.

Note: Visit LG Smart TV for the latest  compatible apps. Internet connection & subscriptions required. A minimum connection speed of 1.5 Mbps is required. For the best playback condition, a connection speed of 4.0 Mbps is required.

Web Browser: The LG Smart TV features a built-in web browser that lets you search the Internet for a particular website by URL (.com, .net, .org, etc..). The web browser supports up to Flash 10, but does not support platform-dependent technology like ActiveX. The web browser only replays the following media file formats; JPEG/PNG/GIF/WMV (ASF)/WMA/MP3/MP4). Not all websites will be available for download, because of size and content.

DLNA Certified: This TV is a DLNA Certified digital media product that can display and play movie, photo, and music content from your DLNA Certified network device and DLNA server (such as your Windows 7 PC). The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a cross-industry organization of consumer electronics, computing industry and mobile device companies. Digital Living provides consumers with easy sharing of digital media through a wired or wireless network in the home. Nero MediaHome 4 Essentials is easy to use online DLNA server software for Windows. If you are already using DLNA server software on your PC, Nero MediaHome is not required. Nero MediaHome is not required for Windows 7 since it has a built-in DLNA server.

Requirements Description

CPU

 1.2 GHz Intel Pentium III or AMD Sempron 2200+ processor
OS Windows XP (SP 2 or higher) Windows Vista (no SP required), Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 (SP 2 or higher), Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista 64-bit edition (application runs in 32-bit mode)
Hard Drive Space 200 MB hard drive space
Memory 256 MB RAM
Graphics Card at least 32 MB video memory, minimum resolution of 800 x 600 pixels, and 16-bit color settings
Internet: Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
Software DirectX 9.0c revision 30 (Aug. 2006) or higher
Network Environment 100 Mb Ethernet, WLAN (IEE 802.11b/g/n)

Note: The DLNA certification logo makes it easy to find products that comply with the DLNA Interoperability Guidelines. This unit complies with DLNA Interoperability Guidelines v1.5. When a PC running DLNA server software or other DLNA compatible device is connected to this TV, some setting changes of software or other devices may be required.

Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: The LG PM6700 series Plasma TV features built-in Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) technology for direct wireless content transfer from compatible devices with no Wi-Fi network needed. Now, you can enjoy all of your personal and online content on the big screen with a simple wireless connection. With a laptop featuring Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) and powered by a visibly smart 2nd generation Intel Core processor, you can sit back and experience your favorite movies, videos, photos, online shows, and more in full HD on the LG Smart TV with great image clarity and sound.

Dual USB Ports: The television features two USB type-A ports (USB, USB HUB/Apps) for playback of video, still image, and music files stored on a connected USB memory device; as well as storage of additional apps. The television can support USB external hard disc drives (up to 2TB) and USB mass storage class devices (up to 32GB). You can connect up to 4 USB storage devices at a time to the USB HUB input using a USB hub. The USB storage devices must be formatted as FAT 32 or NTFS file system. This TV can playback still image files, video files, and audio files stored on a compatible USB memory device. You can also use USB App port to store additional apps. If you have filled up all available space on the TV's internal flash-memory, you can store LG Apps to a USB storage device inserted into the TV's USB Apps port. The USB device must be connected to access these downloaded USB Apps.

Type Supported File Formats
Video File Type: MPEG, MKV, DivX, AVI, Motion JPEG, WMV
Maximum Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Maximum Bit Rate: 20 Mbps
Photo File Type: JPEG
Baseline Resolution: 64 x 64 to 15360 x 8640
Progressive Resolution: 64 x 64 to 1920 x 1440
Music File Type: MP3
Bit Rate: 32-320 kbps
Sampling Rate: 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 kHz

PC-Compatible: This unit has a rear-panel 15-pin D-Sub (RGB) input that allows you to use it as a high-resolution computer monitor. This input consists of a stereo minijack and an analog RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack. This jack allows you to connect a personal computer with a D-Sub 15-pin output. When using the RGB (D-Sub 15-pin) jack, you must use the PC Audio 3.5mm input for your audio connection. The HDMI 2 input can also be used with a computer. The TV can be set to automatically adjust to the video signals received, or you can use the setup menu to adjust the screen's Position, Size, and Phase. The LG Plasma TV provides an optimal PC resolution of 1920 x 1080p (60Hz).

Software Update: You can update the TV with the latest software to enhance the product operation and/or add new features via the TV's network connection. The tested TV contained software version 03.00.12 and required an immediate update of firmware version 03.00.29 (as of 6/29/2012). Visit LG's Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates.

Convenience Features

LG Smart TV: LG Smart TV is a unique, interactive, simple-to-use on-screen user-interface that allows you to watch TV while you search for premium online content, explore LG Apps, adjust picture settings, switch external inputs, and select between connected network devices; all from one menu screen on the LG Plasma TV.

AV Modes: AV Mode is three preset picture and audio settings. It allows the viewer to quickly switch between common audio/video settings. It includes Cinema, Sports, and Game Modes. With AV Mode, you can easily select from one of three picture modes; Cinema (optimized for movies), Games (optimized for gaming), or Off (optimized for basic viewing) to enjoy an optimized picture and sound experience.

Favorite Channels: Favorite Channels are a convenient feature that lets you quickly select channels of your choice without waiting for the TV to search through all the in-between channels. You can check which channels are stored in the memory by displaying the favorite channel list.

Input Label List: The LG HDTV will only display inputs which are connected to the television. You can select from preset names to label each connected input. 

Analog/Digital Caption Modes: Analog and Digital Captions are provided to help the hearing impaired watch TV. Select a caption mode for displaying captioning information if provided on a program. Analog caption displays information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog. Caption/Text, if provided by the broadcaster, would be available for both digital and analog channels on the Antenna/Cable. This TV is programmed to memorize the caption/text mode which was last set when you turned the power off.

Picture/Sound Test: This function is a customer support function that can execute picture and sound tests.

Parental Control: Parental Control can be used to block specific channels, ratings, and other viewing sources (external input block). The Parental Control Function is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the broadcasting station. The default setting is to allow all programs to be viewed. Viewing can be blocked by choosing the type of the program and the categories. It is also possible block a specific channel. The Parental Control function is protected by a 4-digit user password.

ENERGY STAR Certified: Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in Standby and On modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.

Timers: The Plasma TV employs On, Off, and Sleep Timer functions.

  • Auto On/Off: You can program the television to turn On and turn Off at a certain time. You can set the On and Off timer to Daily, Mon-Fri, Mon-Sat, Sat-Sun, or Once. You can also set the input, channel, and volume level for the On Timer. If you do not press any button within 2 hours after the TV turns on with the On Timer, the TV will automatically revert back to standby mode.
  • Sleep Timer: The Sleep Timer turns the TV off at the preset time (10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes).

On-Screen User Guide: The television's User Guide is built into the TV, so you can view it on-screen.

Remote Control

IR Remote Control: The supplied remote control is designed to only operate the LG Plasma television and SIMPLINK connected components. The numeric keypad, volume up/down, channel up/down, and input buttons are glow-in-the-dark.

SIMPLINK: SIMPLINK allows you to control and play other LG AV devices connected with HDMI cable without additional cables and settings, from the television's remote control. SIMPLINK provides the following remote functions.

  • Sync Power On: When the equipment with SIMPLINK function connected HDMI terminal starts to play, The TV will automatically turn on.
  • Direct Play: After connecting AV devices to the TV, you can directly control the devices and play media without additional settings.
  • Select AV Device: Enables you to select one of the AV devices connected to the TV.
  • Disc Playback: Control playback of connected Blu-ray and DVD players.
  • Switch Audio-Out: Offers an easy way to switch audio-out.
  • Power Off All Devices: When you power off the TV, all connected devices are turned off.

Note: To operate SIMPLINK, an HDMI cable over Version 1.3 with CEC function should be used. This TV may work with devices with HDMI-CEC support, but only devices with the "SIMPLINK" logo are fully supported.

RS-232C Port (Control & Service): The RS-232C on this TV is intended to be used with third party RS-232C control hardware and software. The RS-232C port allows you connect the RS-232C input jack to an external control device (such as a computer or an A/V control system) to control the TV's functions externally.

Mounting Options

Pedestal Stand: The TV is shipped with a pedestal stand unattached; assembly is required using the supplied hardware. The tabletop stand allows the television to swivel 20° left or right. The television weighs 64.3 lbs with the stand.

Wall Mounting: The pedestal stand can be removed to wall-mount the television with and optional bracket (sold separately). The TV has four threaded inserts on the back for use with an optional wall-mount bracket. The spacing of the mounting holes is 400mm horizontal x 400mm vertical. The threaded inserts require 6mm machine screws (not supplied). The television weighs 58.2 lbs without the stand.

Note: When mounting the TV on the stand or a wall (with optional bracket) leave 4" of clearance on each side of the television and 4" above/below the television for adequate ventilation.

Detachable AC Power Cord: The television includes a detachable 5' AC power cord which plugs into the rear-panel of the TV. The AC cord protrudes 0.25" from the rear-panel of the television (already accounted for in overall depth of TV). The power cord is fitted with a straight AC plug that sits 2.0625" from the wall.

 
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5 out of 5

LG50PM6700

Written By Barbara, Washington state on Friday, May 09, 2014
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Very nice TV! Beautiful picture quality, very easy to hook up.
Pros:
Picture quality. Ease of set up. Very nice size TV
Cons:
Remote. Cursor button too close to other buttons making it difficult to use
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700 Great TV

Written By Joe K, Milan, IL on Saturday, August 03, 2013
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The LG Plasma 50 inch is better than was expected. More features than we really need, Family has come over and think it is a quality product. LG has done it again. If your purchase this you will be very satisfied. Way to go Crutchfield, Free shipping and fast
Pros:
Very easy to set up it does most of it by itself it could not be easier. Great picture, very clear once you get it to your liking. Very happy with the purchase so far
Cons:
Digital audio is blocked. Can only connect audio through HDMI, Have to purchase a new receiver with HDMI input to run through my Bose speakers. This is my only complaint about this TV.
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5 out of 5

love it!

Written By shorty, Tampa, Fl on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Set up was easy. Its very user friendly. The remote is a little annoying with the way the toggle arrows are angled, but I turned my iPad into a universal remote so I am rarely using it.
Pros:
great picture, great features like netflix, hulu, and amazon; love that I can use airplay to listen to itunes playlists!
Cons:
remote control
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5 out of 5

wonderful tv

Written By Allan, Sacramento, Ca on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
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This is thé Best TV i have ever had the picture quality is clear crisp and solid. Set up was easy and quick. I dont want to go to bed after watching great viewing.
Pros:
Easy set up on screen menu is great.
Cons:
None.
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700

Written By PeterK, Saratoga, NY on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
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Shipment arrive promptly, excellent packaging. Easy setup, no problems. 4 HDMI inputs a plus. Great picture quality.
Pros:
Great picture quality, Easy setup. Many input options.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Great Plasma TV

Written By PhilS, Cleveland, Ohio on Friday, May 10, 2013
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This TV worked beautifully right out of the box. Impressive 2D to 3D conversion. The smart apps are great although some are not available.
Pros:
Easy setup, 2D to 3D conversion, great color depth
Cons:
Expensive 3D glasses
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4 out of 5

LG 50PM6700

Written By Anonymous, Alpena, MI on Sunday, April 28, 2013
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The flaws are a dark picture in daytime and a lot of glare from windows and lights.
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700 plama smart HDTV

Written By Ron, Baltimore, MD on Tuesday, April 23, 2013
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Hook up was easy although I had to use HDMI port #4 to make a connection to the set top box. I am presently unable to control the TV via the set top box remote, but I will havre to look into the TV settings to see if there is a set top box slave switch. The TV cobntrols are pretty intuitive though somewhat touchy as the center buttons are close together. I took some time to get used to. The WiFi set up was flawless and very quick. I downloaded the latest firmware upgrade and commenced to adjust the picture to my liking. The colors are brigter and sharper than our Sony 42" LCD. The black levels are also darker and one can easily see the impoved contrast. The built in TV speakers are more than adquate for normal channel viewing. We have not tried the 3D mode but the special RF controlled active shutter glasses are on order (they did not come with the TV).
Pros:
Best plama image I have ever seen. Seamless software integration. Lowest cost and best value for the money of any type of HD Smart TV.
Cons:
Tricky TV remote. Set top box remote will not control TV volume. (this may not be a tv issue)
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4 out of 5

LG 50 inch plasma 3D

Written By Eladio Jr, Chandler, Arizona on Sunday, April 07, 2013
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For my first 3D tv it is great. Although I have not viewed the 3D on it, I can however comment on the HD Picture and it is beautiful. I do wish it had came with the 3D glasses. I have to purchase them separate and I'm. It really liking that.
Pros:
Picture quality is amazing and I am pleased with this picture.
Cons:
You have to purchase 3D glasses separate.
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4 out of 5

great deal

Written By stephen, lockport, ny on Thursday, March 21, 2013
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very nice tv, great deal. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.
Pros:
the picture quality is very good and the pivoting stand is definitely useful.
Cons:
there are two aspects of this tv Im not too fond of, the speaker quality isn't the best and the only audio out port is an optical digital audio port.
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5 out of 5

Awesome Deal

Written By Fred B, Dallas, TX on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
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Incredible TV ordered it on a monday at 7pm and was watching it on Friday. Awesome picture no issues or complaints.
Pros:
Easy setup, WIFI,
Cons:
NONE
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700 - Great Value

Written By MikeR, Gainesville, FL on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
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So far so great. Beautiful picture, easy setup for the TV and wireless, firmware update went without a hitch.
Pros:
50" plasma smart TV with wireless - the only thing better would be bigger!
Cons:
Remote is a bit clunky. I find the LG remote app for my phone to be better.
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700

Written By Duke, El Campo, Texas on Thursday, March 07, 2013
 
THX woah! THX was the Main purpose we brough this model which have a decent price for the size and quality. After set up the big screen, the first thing we did was update it latest software. Because I have some technical knowledge, Setting to your like is a little get use to but for foke just want to watching daily broadcast and some bluray or dvd is a 1, 2, 3 setting. OK we have make a big deal about THX and yes it a big deal for most part. First of most or all of us seen the logo video THX in theatre or sometimes on DVD or Bluray. Because they represent quality of sound and picture, manufacture who make speaker must have minimum sound qualify to be certified and manufacture for acceptional picture quality to pass THX guideline for certified. It matter so much to hearing impair person in the house. He can't believe that he can hear better with a pair of 2.1 THX speaker and now with this 50" clearly displace image and subtitle for his need. I found a few who doesn't like the color on THX setting which make the picture look brown or yellowish. I have found that after go to the main screen and set for THX, I closed the main menu and click on top the remote for quick A / V selectional and scroll left / right (you might pass by the first THX set from the main setting so keep pass on) to find A / V setting and their it is, another sellection for THX, now we both happy with our setup. I recomment to first time for big screen or decent price for higher quality enjoyment.
Pros:
picture quality outstanding. Sound is as good as a TV suppost to be (get a sound system if your ears require more). 4 HDMI is plenty, component when need. Energy star which is about $21 a year for normal usage was a supprise when my older 36" TV cost 3X as much. THX certified is a big major bonus for this model. LG 50PM6700 is a third generation plasma which have better technology for burn-in prevention setting
Cons:
Could include one pair of glasses or at least one eye glass just for 3D try out. My two cats giving me a heart attack everytimes they playing around center stand support cause the whole sceen rocking a little. Some glare when you have the house light on (Note: all TV will have glare when you light direct to the screen) (Dim or light Off for us went we watch a movie or hours show anyway). Careful with the burn-in on plasma for first 200 hours by not let any still image over a hour or so.
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4 out of 5

LG 50PM6700 TV

Written By ncar, NH on Friday, February 01, 2013
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Looking for a new TV with a good picture and internet based connectivity. Reviewed a slew of sets [mainly LED's] and finally came to the realization that to get both I would have to be in the $1600 and up range for a decient LED one. Besides, many of the LED sets had reviews of questionalbe performance claims. I went with the plasma mainly for the picture quality [great blacks - contrast, little fast action motion concerns and overall design] . This set has good connection features [connects to most everything, including a PC - where the best internet searching is to be found.] Noone, I fould, makes a really PC like browser built-in. All this, and more, for a great price.
Pros:
Super picture, almost endless adjustment possibilities. Can set custom picture settings two times for selected inputs. I do over-the -air HD recption, and the picture is great. I had satelite and I really think the direct broadcast is better quality.
Cons:
One con is with the standard remote. I am not ham-fisted, but I think the buttons are a little too small and close togeather. Too often I hit the 'Main Apps' button going for the up arrow. Would it have killed them to make a larger one. The only other con I have is with the 3D glasses. [see my seperate review on that] Should come with the set.
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5 out of 5

Love this TV, with caveats

Written By lithoman, Finger Lakes on Sunday, December 30, 2012
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This is, so far, a pretty nice TV. I waited a long time to commit to the price of a flat-screen - did the research and carefully decided what I wanted. This TV has it all. 3D Plasma in a slim case, 4HDMI inputs as well as those for composite, PC, USB (2) and Ethernet. I initially had it on the included stand, which was a snap to set up and is very stable, but have since wall mounted it - also a fairly uncomplicated procedure. The picture is awesome, but did require some tweaking on my part. Everybody has their own preferences, so it's a good thing that almost any adjustment you'd like is easily accessed through a click of the 'Settings' button. The only criticisms I have so far concern the remote, and they're not serious. The first is a warning to the buyer. If you research this unit, you might find that, according to LG, it comes with the AN-MR300 Magic Remote, a scroll wheel device that works through an on-screen mouse pointer. My set did not come with it, including instead the standard AKB73615336 remote. I have no beef with Crutchfield, as their description does list this model number, but I did the research first and assumed it would be the same no matter where I purchased it. Some of the buttons on the remote are a bit too close together, which is a particular problem with those around the periphery of the arrow selector - it's a bit too easy to accidentally hit the wrong button. Large but mostly useless apps menu. Pandora would be a welcome addition.
Pros:
Great picture, great features at a very nice price point. Easy to set up & use.
Cons:
Less than ideal remote - some buttons too close together, Magic Remote not included if purchased from Crutchfield. App for Pandora not included.
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3 out of 5

Bad ghosting

Written By DB, Wichita, KS on Wednesday, November 07, 2012
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Image ghosting is my primary concern. I haven't figured out yet what causes it cuz it does not appear to be consistent. The basic characteristic is when a white screen follows a screen with a large menu, a residual ghost image of the menu remains on the white screen. The ghosting is why I scored the TV 3 stars.
Pros:
Basic picture quality is good. Nice color saturation. Nice 1080P processing as well as up-scaling of SD and 720P. 3D is very immersive once you get into a movie.
Cons:
Active 3D glasses are initially very distracting. The biggest con is regarding picture ghosting.
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5 out of 5

LG 50PM6700

Written By Jim, Pennsylvania on Sunday, September 23, 2012
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I researched Plasma vs Led Tv's for about a month before buying this LG Plasma.When looking at Tv's at stores,the LED Tv's definitley look better.But one of the deciding factors was what a sale's person told me...He said "All the representatives i deal with have Plasma Tv's,for thier superior overall picture quality".I went with my instincts and then pulled the trigger on this LG Plasma.I'm very glad I did.Really just an incredible picture.Plenty bright too as it's in my very bright living room.After watching a Netflix Science documentary about the history of the SUN,my wife even commented how incredible the colors are on this Tv.For setup I just used the Setup Wizard and turned off the Power saver.I did notice some soap opera effects,but then did the internet update with LG and it's gone.If you decide to purchase this TV you'll be more than satisfied.Crutchfield also was very helpful and I recieved the Tv in four days.
Pros:
Incredible clear picture with great colors.
Cons:
TV speakers are just OK.Will be getting a sound bar or other small system to improve that.
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5 out of 5

lg 50pm6700

Written By SteveH, Ohio on Tuesday, September 18, 2012
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I wanted plasma and this was the best value I could find. I was not disappointed. The 3D is excellent, picture quality is great.
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5 out of 5

LG50PM6700 ED PLAZMA T.V.

Written By RICH R., BENSENVILLE, IL. on Thursday, September 06, 2012
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THE BEST TELEVISION PICTURE I HAVE EVER SEEN. GET 3-D EFFECT EVEN ON NON 3-D SHOWS AND MOVIES.
Pros:
CAN WATCH T.V. FROM ANY ANGLE. GOOD SOUND.
Cons:
INSTRUCTIONS ARE A LITTLE HARD TO DECIPHER
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5 out of 5

50" HDTV

Written By Avery, Ann Arbor, MI on Thursday, August 02, 2012
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This TV is fantastic. Wonderful picture quality, easy to set up. Very attractive thin frame. As I just moved from an old 26" set, I can't really say if this new TV is any different from other 50" HDTVs, but some friends with other sets have raved about this one. The swivel stand is a particularly useful feature.
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4 out of 5

My first Plasma tv and first 3-D

Written By Jerry, Fort Bragg, CA on Monday, June 04, 2012
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I had no idea 1080p high definition TV was so, well, high definition! The images are sharp, the blacks are black and the experience is almost overwhelming at first. Our first 3-D movie was an IMAX about the Grand Canyon. I watched it in 2-D before the special glasses came and then the family watched it with the 3-D glasses. The experience was just unbelievable and fun. I'm buying more 3-D blue-ray disks now...

I would only give a 5-star rating if something was beyond just really good.
Pros:
Excellent picture; 50" seems to be the right size for us; the whole thing looks really, really good. Crutchfield advisers were on the phone with me to walk me through connections, etc. to make sure it worked.
Cons:
To make it work best you need HDMI all through your connections. There are so many options that it is difficult to get it correct without help.
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I can read instructions, but a no Tech person when setting up the TV. How easy is it for an Old Lady like me in my 70's to set up 55 inch Plasma TV? [ Marybeth  Apr 03, 2014 ]
9 answers
  • there wasnt much setting up to do other than plugging the tv in. You are prompted for set up by the tv itself. Its a smart TV so you just follow the questions on the screen! I love this tv! [ KIMBERLY   Apr 12, 2014 ]
  • This TV was very user friendly. I was able to hitch up the cable lines and then just turn the TV on. The on screen step by step walked me right through the complete set up. I found it to be very easy. I have been viewing this TV for some time now without any further change or need to re set up anything. Bob [ PATRICK S   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • If you can operate a smart phone you should be fine. Typing wifi passwords from the remote can be a pain but most settings are fairly simple to deal with. [ JIMMY   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • It's quite big, so you will need some help to lift it and set it up where you want, but once that part us finished, it only took is minutes to set up. The instructions are very good. Our only caution is not to put this TV in a very sunny room. We initially set it up in the living room which is very sunny and the picture quality was awful! We were afraid we'd have to send it back, but moved to our family room which still has sunlight, but not directly in the TV, and the picture is flawless!!! We couldn't believe the difference and are extremely happy with our purchase. Hope that helps! Best wishes [ CHRISTOPHER   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • its quite easy but its on the heavy side. [ STEPHEN   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • Do not know if you have cable or satellite but once you hook it up the LG set will set itself up. You just have to answer a few questions. Cruthfield techs will help you and answer all your questions. Really like the set. My family really like the picture. [ Joseph   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • Marybeth, this is the greatest tv I have ever had it is a snap to set up you won't have any problems I hope you enjoy it as much as I do good luck. [ ALLAN   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • I have a son and grandson who set up the TV and helps me when I have problems. Sorry I am not any help. [ JEAN   Apr 04, 2014 ]
  • for me it was pretty simple. all you have to do is connect the hdmi cable from the cable box to the tv. the cable wire goes in to the cable box. that is pretty much it. on the tv go to the menu and pick the hdmi option that lights up. [ MARTIN S   Apr 04, 2014 ]

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