Plasma Display: Plasma TV consists of an array of cells, known as
pixels, which are comprised of three sub-pixels, corresponding to the colors -
red, green and blue. These phosphors are the same types used in Cathode Ray Tube
(CRT) TVs. Plasma TV offers a rich, dynamic display because each sub-pixel is
individually controlled by advanced electronics to produce over 16 million
different colors. This means that you get perfect images that are easily
viewable in a display that is fewer that five inches thick.
LG's XD Engine: LG's XD Engine uses six distinct processes to
takes the low resolution of analog signals to near HD levels by improving
brightness, contrast, detail and enhancing color as well as reducing signal
noise. This process results in cinema-like high resolution images. The XD Engine
features the following settings that can be turned On or Off.
- XD Contrast: optimizes the contrast automatically according to
the brightness of the reflection
- XD Color: adjusts the colors of the reflection automatically to
reproduce as closely as possible to the natural colors
- XD Noise: removes the noise up to the point where it does not
damage the original picture
Clear Filter Pro: The LG flat panel plasma TV features an advanced
thin film filter for improved brightness and contrast, reduced reflections and
truer color reproduction.
Extreme Contour Compensation (XCC): LG's XCC technology along
with its 10-bit color processor minimizes color contour noise for natural color
Wide Angle Range Of Vision: The LG flat panel plasma screen offers an
exceptionally broad viewing angle of over 160-degrees. This means that the
display is clear and visible to viewers anywhere in the room.
Contrast Ratio: The LG 50PC5D features a 15,000:1 contrast ratio for a
bright and vivid picture response.
Long-Life Panel: The television features a long-life 60,000 hour
Advanced Cinema 3:2 Pull Down:
This function provides an optimized display by automatically detecting film
content and applying a reverse 3/2 pulldown process. Moving pictures will appear
clearer and more natural-looking. This feature operates only in Analog, AV1, AV2
and Component 480i mode.
Image Sticking Minimization: The televisions Image Sticking
Minimization technology provides protective measures to minimize damage as a
result of stationary images. The TV feature four ISM modes to choose from.
- White Wash: removes ghost images from the screen
- Orbiter: helps prevent ghost images by moving still images once
every 2 minutes from left to right, right to left, upside to downside and
downside back to upside
- Inversion: automatically inverts the plasma display panel color
every 30 minutes
- Normal: if image sticking is never a problem, ISM is not
LG Simple Link: LG Simple Link allows for convenient control of other
LG SimpLink products using the existing HDMI connection. This allows you to
control and play other LG SimpLink devices connected to the television through
the HDMI connection by using only the TV's remote control.
Native Resolution: The LG 50PC5D has a display resolution of 1366 x
768. All incoming signals are converted to this native resolution. The HDMI
digital inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p and 480p, while the component
video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display
them all as 1366 x 768.
HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: With the built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner
you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode
over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.
EZ Scan: The EZ Scan feature finds all channels available through
antenna or cable inputs and store them in memory on the than television's
DTV Signal Meter: This feature
display the DTV signal level being received and indicates whether you need to
adjust your antenna or digital cable input. The higher the signal strength, the
less likely you are to experience picture degradation.
Input Label: The Input Label features sets a preset
label for each input source. You can select from Cable Box, VCR, DVD, Set Top
Box, PC, Game or Satellite.
Picture Size: This feature allows an analog picture
with a 4:3 aspect ratio to displayed on the television is various formats. You
can choose from the following.
- 4:3: choose 4:3 when you want to view a picture
with an original 4:3 aspect ratio
- 16:9: adjusts the picture horizontally, in a
linear proportion to fill the entire screen
- Horizon: the screen size is more enlarge at both
sides to create a spectacular view
- Zoom 1: choose when you want to view the picture
without any alteration but the top a bottom portion of the picture will
- Zoom 2: choose when you want the picture to be
altered both vertically extended and cropped, taking a halfway trade off
between alteration and screen coverage
EZ Picture: EZ Picture adjusts the TV for the best
picture appearance through preset value settings. You can choose from the
following preset picture settings - Daylight, Normal, Night Time.
Color Tone Presets: You can choose from one of three
automatic color adjustments - Warm (enhances hotter colors such as red) or cool
(less intense color with more blue).
Manual Picture Adjustment: In addition to the preset
picture settings, the TV features two custom User modes. The User mode allows
you to manual adjust the Contrast, Brightness, Color, Sharpness and Tint of the
picture from 0 to 100. It also allows you to adjust Red, Green and Blue color
tones individually from -20 to +20.
Advanced Black Level: This feature allows you to adjust
the contrast and the brightness of the picture using the black level of the
Low Power Picture Mode: This mode reduces the plasma
display power consumption be decreasing the brightness of the screen.
EZ Sound: EZ Sound lets you enjoy the best sound
without any special adjustment because the TV sets the appropriate sound options
based on the program content using the following preset soundfields - Normal,
Stadium, News, Music, and Theater.
User Sound: The User Sound mode lets you adjusts the
bass and treble manually and allows you to turn On or Off the SRS TruSurround XT
effect which provides virtual surround from the television's two speakers. SRS
TureSurround XT technology takes advantage of any multi-channel format without
needing to add extra speakers or equipment. Dialog clarity, bass enrichment, and
the addition of stereo audio enhancement produces and immersive sound experience
from standard stereo material.
Analog and Digital Closed Captioning: The television
features both analog and digital closed captioning. Analog Caption displays
information at any position on the screen and is usually the program's dialog.
Analog Text displays information, usually at the bottom position and is used for
a data service, generally not program related. Digital CC from digital channels
allows you to customize Size, Font, Text Color, Text Opacity, Background Color,
Background Opacity, Edge Type and Edge Color for the provided captions.
Parental Control: The Parental Control Function
(V-Chip) is used to block program viewing based on the ratings sent by the
broadcasting station. The television features both a TV program rating system
and a movie rating system (MPAA) protected by a custom-user 4-digit password.
Channel Block: This feature will block any channels
that you do not want to watch or that you don want your children to watch.
External Input Block: This function enable you to
select inputs to block from the external source devices you have hooked up.
Auto On/Off Timer: The features a single On/Off Timer
which allows you to set a particular time, volume and channel for the TV to turn
on and a specific time for the television to turn off.
Sleep Timer: The television's sleep timer function can
be set to Off, 10, 20, 30, 60, 90, 120, 180, or 240 minutes.
Auto Shut-Off: If there is not signal to the television
after 10 minutes, the TV automatically turns itself off.
Multibrand Remote: The supplied IR remote is pre-programmed to operate
this unit and a number of functions on other brands of components; including
VCRs, DVD players, Cable boxes, HD set-top boxes, and receivers.
and Outputs Notes
1080p HDMI Inputs: The TV features two HDMI inputs that
support 1080p. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection
(HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible
interfaces. When using an adapter to connect a component with a DVI output, the HDMI
1 input can be used with the 3.5mm PC/DVI audio input.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i input.
PC Input: The television features a 15-pin D-sub
connector and a 3.5mm audio input so you can connect the TV to your computer as
a PC monitor.
RS-232C Port: This port allows you to 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.
Digital Audio Out: The rear-panel
optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream to a Dolby
Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby Digital
soundtrack, a PCM bit stream is output.
Audio/Video Output: The composite video and stereo left
and right audio outputs allow you to connect the TV to a second television or