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LG 42PW350 42-Inch 720p 600 Hz Active 3D Plasma HDTV

by LG
37 customer reviews

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  • Bring your content alive with full 720p HD 3D technology
  • Incredibly high contrast ratio of 10,000,000:1 delivers incredibly vibrant colors and deeper and darker blacks
  • Energy Star qualified so your entertainment experiene uses less energy
  • The 600Hz Sub Field Driving virtually eliminates motion blur
  • At less than 1" wide the new TruSlim Frame trims away the distraction of a wide frame.2D-3D conversion.
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Technical Details

Size: 42-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: 42PW350
  • Display Technology: plasma
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description


Product Description

If you&39;re big on sports and fast action but not big on bulky frames the pw350 3d plasma is the hdtv for you. It&39;s got a blistering 600hz refresh rate that keeps up with the fastest action so there&39;s a clear picture with virtually no blur. Think plasmas have to be bulky? think again. The truslim frame gives it a sleek thin profile that makes it stylish on or off. Panel specifications screen size: 42" class (41.6" diagonal) native resolution: 1024 x 768p brightness: 1500 cd/m2 contrast ratio (dcr): 3000000:1 protective skin glass ism (image sticking minimization) (white wash/orbiter/color wash) 600hz sub field driving 3d specifications 3d: sg type 2d to 3d (20 step /adjustability) 3d to 2d broadcasting system analog ntsc digital: atsc/ntsc/clear qam (1 tuner) video dual xd engine aspect ratio: 16:9 aspect ratio correction: 5 modes (16:9/just scan/set by program/4:3/cinema zoom) just scan (1:1 pixel matching) 0% overscan hdmi 1080p/1080i/720p component 1080p/1080i/720p rf 1080i/720p color temperature: 3 modes (warm/medium/cool) 24p real cinema (3:3 pull down) (hdmi 1080 24p) cinema 3:2/2:2 pull down mode hd up-converting av mode (cinema/game/sport) picture mode: 8 modes xd color (active color management) isfccc ready intelligent sensor mode xvycc dtv signal strength audio mono/stereo/dual (mts/sap) audio output (watts - thd 10%)10w + 10w speaker system: 2 speakers 1 way dolby digital decoder surround system: infinite surround bass/treble/balance clear voice ii auto volume leveler ii sound mode: 5 modes special features picture wizard ii smart energy saving 1080p source input hdmi: 60p/30p/24p component: 60p/30p/24p rgb: 60p (wxga) av input navigation input labeling screen adjust quick view (flashback) picture freeze parental control w/v-chip closed caption simplink™ (all hdmi) convenience features language: english/spanish/french auto tuning/programming channel add/delete favorite channel programming auto/manual clock on/off timer sleep time...

3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.

(June 2011)

If you're big on sports and fast action, but not big on bulky frames, the PW350 3D Plasma is the HDTV for you.

It's got a blistering 600Hz refresh rate that keeps up with the fastest action, so there's a clear picture with virtually no blur. Think plasmas have to be bulky? Think again. The TruSlim Frame gives it a sleek, thin profile that makes it stylish on or off.

TV PW350 3D Plasma


The Third Dimension

The third dimension.

Bring your content to life with full 1080p HD 3D technology! The astonishing effects will immediately grab your attention and bring your entertainment experience to the next dimension.*

Tru Slim Frame

Peel away the old standard for ultra slim framing.

At less than 1" wide the new TruSlim Frame trims away distraction of wide frame.

600Hz Max Sub Field Driving

Capture every moment.

Tired of streaky action or unclear plays during the game? See sports, fast action and video games like never before. The 600Hz refresh rate virtually eliminates motion blur.


See and experience more.
Pictures are sharper. Colors are more vibrant. Entertainment is more real. Everything looks better on an HDTV.
Save more than energy.
Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they're on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.
Find the perfect picture.
Get easy self–calibration with on–screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. Take the guesswork out of picture adjustments with this simple–to–use feature. It's not actually magic, but it will sure seem that way.
View it in the right light.
Let your TV do the adjustments for you. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience.
Wise and not wasteful.
With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
ISFccc ready.
LG's ISFccc Ready HDTVs contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote.

* Disclaimer: For a small percentage of the population, the viewing of stereoscopic 3D video technology may cause discomfort such as headaches, dizziness or nausea. If you experience any symptoms, discontinue using the 3D functionality and contact your health-care provider. 3D glasses required and sold separately.

Specifications (PDF)

LG 2011 Plasma Feature Comparison

High Definition Resolution
LG Smart TV/NetCast
LG Smart TV
LG Smart TV
TruBlack Filter
THX 3D Certified Display
600Hz Max Sub Field Driving/600Hz Sub Field Driving
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
Contrast Ratio
Magic Motion Remote
Wi-Fi Ready
DLNA Certified
3D Ready
2D to 3D Conversion
TruSlim Frame
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc Ready

Product Details

Size: 42-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 39 x 2 x 24.2 inches ; 52 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 55.6 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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  • ASIN: B004L4CXWO
  • Item model number: 42PW350
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,698 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at January 27, 2011
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 68 people found the following review helpful By TJ on May 16, 2011
Size: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
I've had this TV for more than a week and spent some time playing with it and have watched different TV shows, several movies, both 2D and 3D. I think I now have a pretty good idea about how this TV performs.

First of all, let me start with a brief summary of pros and cons:

- Inexpensive
- Pretty good looking
- 3D
- Many advanced controls for tweaking picture quality, ISF calibration ready, as LG put it. This is a huge plus for an entry level TV
- Excellent picture quality and color accuracy, especially after being properly calibrated
- Low power consumption for a plasma TV, has built-in smart power-saving feature. After being calibrated, it's less than 100 watts in 2D mode which is very low for a plasma TV and within the territory of LCD TVs.

- Only 720p. This actually doesn't bother me because I hardly notice any difference in picture quality compared to my 1080p TV unless I get very close, something like 2-3 feet or so.
- A small annoying issue I found when I tried to calibrate the TV. No big deal but still annoying. I will explain later.
- Looks like a mirror. This is actually a problem for all plasma TVs, the technology itself. If your room is not dark enough, or the TV is facing a window, the reflection can be pretty bad. High end plasma TVs have some sort of filter or something like that to reduce reflection but they cost a lot more. If your room is pretty bright, get ready to buy a dark curtain.

Now let me go into some more details of my calibration process and how this TV performs.
In fact, the TV has very good color and gray scale accuracy in "Cinema" picture mode.
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Erich3isAwesome on May 22, 2011
Size: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
This TV is amazing, I highly recommend it. Great quality construction/design, great quality sound, great quality picture. What more can you ask for? Thanks LG!


Haha So, the above post was when I originally bought my TV (2 months ago). Well, I have had it hung on a wall since purchased and everything has been awesome. Well, today after having the TV on for about an hour it made a loud "POP" noise and shut off. It won't turn back on. Boooo LG. It's 2 months old and died. I keep a very clean living space so I know dust is not the issue, I keep the temperature around 74-76 degrees. So, I can only sum it up to faulty hardware? Maybe this particular TV is the only one with this issue, I don't know. But, "Life's Good"? Now, "Looked Good".

Amazon will not refund the purchase amount because I am outside the 30 day return window.

Thanks again LG!! :)
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Will on July 25, 2011
Size: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
NEW EDIT (1/20/2012)

Cheap 3D plasma TV
Great Calibration options for greyscale
Good Calibration options for primary/secondary colors
Decent picture (really good for the price point)
Good 3D
Thin and attractive looking tv

-1024 X 768 resolution (note: this technically falls under 720p but normal 16:9 720p is 1280 X 720 which is 921,600 pixels which are 1:1 or square shaped, the 1024 X 768 is more commonly found in PCs, it's 786,432 pixels that are 4:3 shaped) this is usually for 4:3 televisions/monitors. So the 720p here is actually a lower resolution 720p than that found in most 720p HDTVs (ie, has fewer pixels).
-black levels not really great for a plasma set, comparable to other budget tvs
-Energy saving modes are terrible
-image retention may annoy some or scare some folks
- 3D glasses, LG glasses have a 10 minute aauto-shutoff so most people have to resynch a few times during a movie (not a big deal, you just push a button on the glasses)

Everything still works fine and I am not easy on my electronics. The tv is on for 8+ hours at a time, used for all day gaming sessions, I smoke in my apartment too. Just a few quick updates.

This plasma display does show quite a bit of image retention. This is NOT the same as burn-in. Burn in is permanent, image retention is just an afterglow of phosphors. The image retention goes away pretty fast, isn't very noticeable unless there is a black or white field. Anyone using this set should set the image retention protection to orbit/orbiter/orbital (not 100% sure what they call it), this is far better than the normal setting. Also note that if you change this to white wash or the color wash...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Travis Keatley on December 8, 2011
Size: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
This TV far exceeded my expectations. As many others have noted, I too was concerned with the fact that this TV was not 1080p. My parents own a Panasonic Viera 1080p plamsa, and I would say, however, that this LG plasma is very close in quality. I thought that images would not be as clear and crisp as I wanted them to, but I soon found out that I was wrong. From a comfortable viewing distance of 7 or so feet, this TV looks amazing. The detail in characters of movies and games is also impressive. I popped in my Avatar Blu-ray and I was immediately won over. The contrast between the lights and darks is great, and the black levels are very good, which is expected from a plasma. The 600hz refresh rate and fast response time make everything smooth, especially with sports and video games.

The only problem that I have with this TV is the fact that it does not make a good PC monitor. Whenever it is connected to a TV, the native resolution makes the desktop look a little large and mis-shapen, but when playing games from the PC to the screen, things look great. It is also nice that the monitor will accept the 1080p input from my gaming consoles and PC, so those look amazing as well.

The 3D games look great, but I cannot yet comment on the quality of 3D movies. However, because of the great 3-D games, I would have to imagine that a 3D movie would be just as impressive. The 2D to 3D conversion seems a little gimmicky, but it does add depth to your favorite shows and movies. I still prefer the 2D to stay in 2D though.

Overall, I would recommend this plasma. For the price and the inclusion of 2 free pairs of glasses (when I bought it anyways) this deal cannot be beaten. Excellent sound from the on-board speakers and equally amazing picture make me very happy that I bought this television.
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