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.
Pros: Aggressive price for a 50-inch 3D TV, Decent HD 2D pictures, Good calibration tools, Exceptional build quality
Cons: Awful 3D pictures, Average standard-def performance, General picture noise