Summary: This has been a great TV since I bought it in July 2010, just over four years from this writing. Unfortunately the manufacturer warranty is only one year, and today it developed a 0.8" vertical white line top to bottom. Stays on all inputs, overlays the menu, etc. I talked to an LG agent through online chat and he said it definitely required service and gave me the phone numbers for two authorized servicer electronics stores in my area, but of course I would have to pay...
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: I've had this set for a week now, and I'm still amazed at the clarity, brilliance and crispness of the picture. I'm not real savvy with endless video settings, so I just plugged it in, set it to "Standard" while watching h.d. broadcasts and sports, and "Cinema" while watching movies. It rocks. "Avatar" was a whole new experience. I didn't even bother with the "burn-in" process, and yet it never has any image retention to speak of.
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.
Summary: When my LG 50pk550 arrived I was very satisfied. It looked so much bigger than the 46" we had in the living room. I put this one in my room, and hooked it up to my DVR and blu ray player. Right away, I noticed a small buzzing noise coming from the back of the TV; I then called LG and they sent a repair man from my city to come look at the tv. The TV repair man did not think it was a problem because after turning up the volume, the buzzing noise couldn't be heard.
Summary: I really love this LG plasma tv. It has great colors, crisp image and a great slim design. The only complain I have is a sunburst effect. It gets more and more annoying. I am not sure whether that is a common issue with plasmas or perhaps it's a problem with my particular unit but I will definitely research it.
Summary: i've had this tv all of 5 days and i'm already calling lg for service.it was wonderfull out of the box, i could'nt ahve asked for better-directv was awesome,blu ray drop dead gorgeous...then strange things started to happen. shutting itself off, turning itself on,volume issues,menus popping up without prompting.anyone else have this problem or anything similar?i'd hate to give this tv back, i love it already but i want my money's worth.
Summary: I have 3 other Samsung LCD TV's but needed another one for media room. I decided to go with a Plasma since they are less expensive for the size of TV and glare was not a concern for me. Overall I am very pleased with the TV. It has a good picture and it was very easy to set up and use. I would have given a 5 stars for the features but the sound quality is okay but not outstanding.