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LG 50PA5500 50" Class Full HD 1080p Plasma TV

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  • 1080p Resolution, 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • 3 HDMI, 1 Component Video, PC Input
  • Easy self-calibration with on-screen references

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Product Details

  • Item Weight: 74 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 74 pounds
  • ASIN: B007976HGI
  • Item model number: 50PA5500
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,719 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 31, 2012

Product Description

LG Electronics 50PA5500 50" 1080p Plasma TV - 16:9 - HDTV 1080p - 600 Hz 50PA5500 Plasma Displays & TVs

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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Fernand Ray on September 14, 2012
Got this set for 500 on sale and I can't believe the quality of the picture. With plasma I expected subtle colors, but this one does whatever you want. If you want garish LED-like saturated color, it will do it. If you want subtle full gamut with the darkest blacks, that's available. It has several presets and two memories for your favorite "expert" tweaks. It's full 1080p HD, 1920x 1080. The connections are adequate, 3 HDMI, seems like two component input sets, of which one can be used as composite, an RF connector and a VGA. Hooking up a laptop the sharpness was right on. I was surprised at the quality of SD with a mere composite connection, it has circuitry that makes it very passable. There's a digital audio out, yet no analog or headphone audio out. That could be a shortcoming, but since most Cable-Satellite-IPTV boxes have analog audio out that you can hook up to a sound system and/or wireless headphones, to most people it won't matter, just remember to turn off the internal speakers or you'll notice the slight delay.

The set is as thin and light as possible, no thick frame, no fat back. The stand is fine, supports it with no stability problem. In the space it takes up you get pretty much wall to wall image. There are options I'm just exploring, like being able to hook up a USB hard drive to play back from. No idea yet what works and what doesn't. There's a registration you're supposed to do to play back Divx. There are audio settings to increase intelligibility, those work, captioning is sharp. If you select the 4:3 aspect ratio setting for some reason grey bars are used, but if you leave it at "Just Scan" it shows 4:3 material correctly with normal black "framing", or you can use Zoom to fill the display. The documentation is ridiculously rudimentary. The remote is fine.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By TV Guru on June 20, 2012
I spent months searching for a new 50" for the living/family room. We already had a 50" that we wanted to go in the Masterbed so I was looking to spend $2500. I search online and retail stores and stumbled upon this TV as a new release, it was so new there were no reviews yet. I took the chance and ordered it (the price wa too goo to pass) and I couldn't be happier. The picture is amazing and this plasma is as thin or in many cases thinner than most LCD LED at Best Buy, BJ's, Target and Paul's. The picture is better than any TV we compared it to. Way to go LG!!!!!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kaepernick7 on December 27, 2012
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I got this TV as a really good deal. Free Shipping and I only paid $548. This is replacing an Insigna 42 in my bedroom. The Insigna's both hdmi inputs went bad and the tv would keep checking for signal so I am not hoping this TV follows that trend.

Easy setup, and the picture seems very crisp. I have copied some suggested settings from another reviewer that I put in and it really changed it for me. Also just double check your cable box is still set to HD, sometimes I have seen it revert back.

Settings used:
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Contrast: 90
Brightness:60
H. Sharp: 30
V. Sharp: 35
Color: 48
Tint: 0

Now select Expert control
Dynamic Contrast: Off
Noise Reduction: Off
Gamma: Medium
Black Level: Low
Film Mode: On or off (I didn't see a difference between the two while watching cable TV)
Color Gamut: Wide
Edge Enhancement: On
Color Temp: Medium
Method: 20 Point IRE
Pattern: Outer

Select an IRE value i.e. 0 now move down and change the color settings. Go back up and select the next IRE value i.e. 5 then move down and change the color settings. Do this for all the IRE values. Yeah its a long and painful process but worth it.
r=red g=green b=blue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 28, 2012
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I bought this on the Black Friday sale for $540 (+S&H of $40) as a second TV.

Out of the box, my impressions are:
- Nice picture. The room is naturally dark, so I don't know how well it does vs well-lit places.
- Nice speakers. I'm no audiophile. I just wanted something I could listen to without having to buy another sound system. The speakers are easily loud enough for normal conversation. I haven't played music over the set yet.
- Easy to set up. The assembly was screwing in 7 screws and the pieces only fit together one way.
- Nice controls. I have a Roku device and a OTA antenna, and it set both up very easily. The Remote Control is nicer than the one for my 60" Samsung.
- Excellent set of inputs, including 3 HDMI on the side so I won't have to crawl behind the TV all the time.
- Looks good. The frame is truly slim.
- The battery cover for the remote control is attached to the remote control itself so it can't get separated and lost. I don't know why it impresses me so much, but I congratulate whoever paid attention to that little detail.

So far, this feels like the perfect buy for an exceptional price (I noticed the price has gone up by about $100).

Cons:
- None to write about yet
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