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LG 50PA6500 50-inch 1080p 600 Hz Plasma HDTV (2012 Model)

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Technical Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 50PA6500
  • Display Technology: PLASMA
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 52 x 8.5 x 31.5 inches ; 63.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 74 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006Z9W6AW
  • Item model number: 50PA6500
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,448 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 18, 2012

Product Description

Size: 50-Inch

Bring the theater experience home.

LG's PA6500 SERIES                                      1080p PLASMA HDTV FEATURING TruSlim FRAME

If you want entertainment so life like you'll feel like you can reach out and touch it, or a picture so vibrant and clear that you'll forget you're watching TV, then you want the PA6500 1080p Plasma TV from LG.


TruSlim 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.

Capture every moment

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

Double the detail

This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.


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 LG's 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 day and nighttime viewing. Settings are added to preset modes for easy access from your LG remote."
        TV without stand (WxHxD): 54.6 x 32.2  x 2.1 Inch,TV with stand (WxHxD): 54.6 x 34.8 x 14.0 Inch
Specifications (PDF)

LG 2012 Plasma Feature Comparison

Models: 50", 60" 50", 60" 42", 50" 42", 50"
High Definition Resolution
LG Smart TV
LG Smart TV
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
600Hz Max
Contrast Ratio
Magic Motion Remote



DLNA Certified


2D to 3D Conversion

TruSlim Frame
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc Ready

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253 of 267 people found the following review helpful By Tanveer Chaudry on April 26, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Purchased this TV through amazon because of the price. I could not afford an LED this size so I went with the Plasma. The Plasma is not as bright as LED but bright enough for my needs. I am not disappointed with my choice. I calibrated using these setting I got from a friend for a different LG Plasma. I tweaked it to satisfy my eyes. You may need to do the same but I think these settings are a good starting point. Don't forget to make sure your cable box is properly set for HD viewing. Enjoy.

Settings used:
Aspect Ratio: Just Scan
Energy Saving: Off
Picture Mode: Expert 1
Contrast: 90
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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153 of 160 people found the following review helpful By mjaytee on April 2, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch
Like others, when it comes to buying electronics, paralysis by analysis sets in. My living room continued to have the good old dependable 27" tube, but I have been lusting to replace it with a flat screen for some years now. For whatever reasons, I never would pull the trigger. Initially, I was sure that I would get a LCD when the time came, as the plasmas would always look dull and lifeless on display. Along with the horror stories everywhere about 1st generation plasmas with the burn-in and such.

However, over time I couldn't help but notice that plasmas were significantly cheaper than LCDs for the same features set. So with price being the motivator, I sought to prove or disprove the myths of plasma TVs. As expected, I found some LCD vs. Plasma flame wars amongst the fanboys. But digging deeper, I found plenty of what seemed to be fairly non-partisan praises of plasma TVs. That the problems of early plasmas were long gone.

I visited a hhgregg and this model's picture was amongst the best on display. I took note of the model number and price and set off to do some more "paralysis/analysis" research. I soon found out that it was a 2012 release and there was very little information available. However, the store's price was lower than the consensus price online even with the sales tax added (The price then, 3-9-12, was 10% lower than the price in hhgregg's 4-1-12 circular). I checked on previous LG models and did not see any red flags, so I finally bit the bullet and got it.

Set it up and was only mildly impressed with the picture, as it was somewhat dull. Went to the picture set up menu and changed from the default "energy saving" mode to standard and voila the nice picture I was expecting. I do not have HD cable but get HD over-the-air with the [...
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62 of 67 people found the following review helpful By cliffhokie on May 30, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch
I won't get into too many technophile level details, but what I will try to do is break it down based on what most normal purchasers would care about shopping in this price range. First, before going into the review, I will say this, when you first buy this TV, it is very important that you turn off a from the factory preset. The problem with this TV in store models is usually, the demo model keeps the store setting which is "Energy Saver" mode. The tv has a light sensor on the top that adjusts the TV picture brightness based on the amount of light in the room. The problem is, even when it is pitch black in the room, the setting makes the TV too dim, not giving you the true rich picture it can achieve. TURN THIS SETTING OFF AS SOON AS YOU GET THE TV. It is a garbage novelty setting not worth using. If you want to tinker, choose one of the "Expert" tinker options. Otherwise, just choose "Standard" picture, and 99% of people will enjoy the picture. Also, bump up the brightness to 60% for most people. But above and beyond all else, turn off the "Energy Saver" mode.

Picture Quality / Clarity: The picture is very nice for this price range. It is truly 1080p HD quality that pops out with EXCELLENT frame rate (no motion blurs which is common with larger TVs and slow frame rates). This makes watching sports great. It is not the best I've seen, but pretty darn close.
Color: The colors on this are very nice, extremely rich and vibrant, assuming you followed my directions to turn off the Energy Saver mode from above. Even at Standard levels, HD movies will pop out to compare with much more expensive TV's. I find that this tv will give you about 99% of the color/picture ability of a similar sized "quality" LED TV, especially on movies like Disney and Pixar films.
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