Summary: I purchased the 4500 model in April 2012 after much research for the best budget HDTV (aka bang for my buck)! I have not been disappointed with my purchase. This TV seems huge to me. The screen is very large & I love the high picture quality. The remote is great because you can change between widescreen & other sizes based on what you are watching, easily adjust the color, etc., & the sound. If there is one caveat, I would say it is the sound which is not primo.
Summary: Bought if for our bedroom to replace an older Sony TV. Although just 720p, plasmas color and refresh make it an ideal choice especially at around $500. As with all plasmas, reflection is an issue but as we ave north facing bedroom indirect lighting doesn't impact quality too much but could see impact if more light came in. Have some reflections from bedrooms lighting at evening, but either got used to it quickly or else never was a major issue.
Summary: Bought this from Costco for a great price. The USB works for some files, but when I connect my new 3T WD external drive, it won't accept it. Is anyone else having this problem? Customer service says that I can't upgrade the firmware to fix this issue.
Summary: I have noticed some of the aspects that shy people away from plasma such as glare and at times seeing outline of images after they have left the screen. However, picture quality is great and the hang ups with plasma would not stop me from buying again. The price cant be beat. The picture is significantly better than my older 1080p LCD.
Summary: It's not great for sports unlike my other plasma. But it still does it's job. It can sometimes be a little pixelated (not sure if that would be the right word). If sitting at a sharp angle, the TV isn't too great. Otherwise it works well and it serves its purpose. It's also a lot darker than other TVs. With the brightness all the way up, I still notice that the picture quality is darker than the other TVs in the house.
Summary: Owning a SONY Bravia LCD and a Panasonic Viera plasma I knew I preferred the plasma and decided on this LG 50-inch for its hard to beat price. I considered it a secondary TV to my larger 1080p Panasonic so didn't mind this one's 720p resolution. After living with it for a few weeks, I'm happy with that decision and I would rate the picture very highly, with a couple minor reservations.
Very good for the price, slight buzzing sound on white backgrounds
M. Livas, Amazon
27 April 2013
Summary: Ok, I bought this for 399.99 (50 inch) so it seems the price fluctates a bit. Overall I am very pleased with the TV. The picture quality is good, sound is good, the menu structure is good. Obviously for the price it will not have the best picture/sound on the market but if you are casual TV viewer it is perfect in my opinion. The USB port on the side works perfectly as well as you can just plug in a USB stick with some movies on it and it plays them instantly.
Summary: This gets 4 stars because the quality of sound is not as good as it could be - its a bit tinny. The sound quality issue has been resolved by running sound output through an amplifier and speaker system that I happen to have. Apart from this the TV is just fine.