Excerpt: Given that most brands are still adding a premium for their 3D TVs, this LG’s price is remarkable and could usher in a new era of 3D affordability. So far active 3D plasma TVs have tended to be more expensive than equivalent- sized LCD 3D TVs, and not suffered as badly from crosstalk. This new affordability comes at a hefty performance cost, though, because there are pretty horrific amounts of crosstalk noise during 3D viewing.
Pros: Great value; includes a pair of active shutter glasses; sounds good; calibration flexibility
Cons: 3D pictures destroyed by crosstalk; not a Full HD panel
Excerpt: Just £800 for a 50in 3D plasma seems a steal, but sacrifices have to be made to hit that price. And sure enough, the LG 50PW450 has an HD-less Freeview tuner and no internet content (there isn’t even a LAN port for software updates). Like other similarly priced TVs it’s also HD Ready, rather than Full HD.
Pros: Affordable, good colours, sharp pictures
Cons: Weak motion, some noise in standard-def pictures, lacks detail and black depth, not Full HD
Excerpt: LG's 50PW450T is a remarkably affordable, 50-inch plasma TV with active shutter 3D technology. Its eye-popping value credentials are underlined by a built-in 3D transmitter and the fact that it ships with a pair of 3D specs, putting plenty of its more expensive rivals to shame.