Summary: I loved this TV until it began to display a black vertical band about 2" wide, slightly left of center. This makes the TV unwatchable. This problem began to manifest itself shortly after I had the TV for two years--just beyond the warranty period. LG has been unhelpful so far. (And they have the worst customer service interface I have ever seen. It's almost as if they want to frustrate you sufficiently that you stop trying to contact them.
Excerpt: My dad has had an LG flat screen for a couple of years, so when I was ready to buy a new TV I considered that brand first. I also did some homework with a consumer product testing group, and discovered that LG's reputation was well-earned. I also really wanted 3D functionality, so that gave me a short list of models to consider. I watched prices religiously until I found one I was willing to pay, and brought this baby home.
Summary: Pros: Large screen, bright display, 4 HDMI inputs with ARC, Computer VGA input, Digital Audio Out, Network Connection, screen resolution Cons: Display ratio is taller than most widescreen movies leaving black bars, HDMI video inputs require audio through HDMI also, Heavy, power consumption, Burn in. Simple background: I received this TV in August of 2011 (just in time for football) and now it is mid February.
Summary: Have had this television for nearly a month. Was not looking to make this purchase but really had no choice with the black Friday discount that was offered. The setup was very simple. Make sure you order the dongle as well to enjoy the "smart" TV benefits. I like to be green as much as the next guy but the first thing you should do as the others have said is to turn the energy save feature off. The picture bursts with lively color once it is off.
Summary: The image has great quality and brightness. The sound is good too. This is my first plasma TV so I was not used to see that images that are still are burnt for some time, nothing permanent yet. Looks good, weighs a ton (I put it myself on the wall.) 2 USB inputs, used the WiFi dongle that I'm selling now... never had issues with it, but now I have ethernet in that room. LG apps that they offer in the website are really bad. I can't see a use for any of them.
Summary: It has been six weeks ( plus) and still not repaired. Two service visits (each10 days after part arrives). They never have parts with them. They come, test, order part an then when it gets here, give them a call. Oh shucks, 10 days for next available appointment. Repairman shows up, oh shucks, part didn't fix it. Next part ordered. Call us when it gets here. 5 days later...call to service... "part here, please come.".
Summary: This TV was awesome at first, after the first 100 hours of the so called "Break in" period, the tv started to flash black as if i was changing to a different input. It would flash black between every 5-10mins of watching anything. Having it replaced as we speak. The 3D is also amazing, but with this issue, I'm not sure if i'll be getting the exact same tv. sucks though because i actually liked the tv. P.S It sucks as far as shooter's and fighting games go.