The LG PK550 plasma is by far the best budget 50 inch you can bu
9 September 2012
Excerpt: First off, I have owned my fair share of plasmas and LCD televisions and hands down, plasma wins. The blacks are way deeper. The picture quality on this plasma is superb. Watching a blu ray on it has caused me to stay home as opposed to go to the movie theatres. You can customize everything on the picture, the settings are endless. The only drawback would have to be the amount of power this sucker eats up.
Great TV set with a few quirks which may turn off some people
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I bought this TV last year from eBay for $750 after all the rebates and cashback offers. I'd read a lot of reviews and about 80% of the reviews were positive for this TV. I was debating whether I should get the 60PK550 or 50PK550 or 50PK750 and it ultimately came down to this...most of the reviews stated that 50PK550 had the best overall picture and color.
Excerpt: We bought our LG 50 in HDTV about a year ago. We downgraded from a 65 inch mitsubishi so that first off was quite a shock and very hard to get used to. But otherwise, the television has been very awesome. We use U-Verse television and subscribe to the HD channels and usually watch those on our television and the screen quality is amazing on it. The television itself was actually very easy to assemble. I could even do it, and I did help my husband put it together. ...
Summary: It is a great TV for the money. The design is beautiful, the frame is very thin compared to my older Panasonic. That makes the TV look smaller than it actually is. The size of the whole TV is probably 2 inches larger than the size of the display only. It took a little while to get used to the colors it is displaying after adjusting them. Keep in mind the glare, I think it is much worse than my older TV, so no watching when the lights are on or the blinds not shut.