on January 23, 2013
I haven't had mine for too long a few days now but holy crap this thing is amazing.
I didn't get it from this Tiger Direct but from a local Sears. However, it is the same TV and wow you really can tell the difference between the upgrade from a 42" to 60". It's a bit heavier than I would have imagined but then again the screen size is much bigger than i could comprehend from the display models.
easy to use functions on the remote and the remote itself is easy and no hard button pushing like i had to with my other LG remote.
A little disappointed that two of the three HDMI inputs are on the side of the tv and not on the back panel.
All in all, for 800, this is a great deal, so glad i pulled the trigger on it... now to watch something like LOTR or Aliens on it.
Primary use is for Xbox and PC. Surprising enough it isn't too bad for a large monitor, though be warned, there isn't a good fit for screen resolution that i could find without it being under 1600 and bulky. I think im currently setup on 1680x768 and its alright but about .5 inch of the toolbars and windows when maximized are cut off so some blind clicking may occur.
Update: Found out recently and had thought I could do this but change the scaling on my graphics card by going to the nvidia GPU control panel so that it would fit the screen better. It isn't perfect but at least i can now see all boarders of my windows. This is on my PC of course. I dont plan to use my tv moving forward but due to space constrictions in my location, its the only thing i can currently use.
on January 6, 2013
Nice looking and functioning television, easy to set up. Wonderful sharp picture as good or better than LED/LCD. This is good for a room that has less light and glare, but will show well in either. The only negative that gave this a 4-star was the sound quality. In a small room you will be fine, larger rooms will require a sound-bar or surround sound to give you a full sound effectiveness. For the price, this was/is a great buy. This T.V. is a bit heavy, so make sure to have some help when opening and putting together.
on February 5, 2013
Purchased this from Sears the day before the Ravens/49ers Super Bowl for $750 out the door, and the picture is fantastic! Did not want the smart or 3D capability, as I have read 3D doesn't work very well and we have Rokus that give many more channels than the built-in streaming options (MLBTV, for one). Beyonce's half-time show was incredible on this screen. After watching this for a while, all other TVs pale, miserably, in comparison. Watched Airport '79 (HD), downloaded from Amazon, and I felt like I was in a movie theater. The only drawback is it's so big, it does not fit very well in our family room. A lot of people return their HDTVs because they are disappointed with the picture - you must have HD content to see the potential of HDTV (Blu Ray, HD Broadcast, etc.), and that can be difficult to get. This TV does not handle Standard Definition very well - that needs to be improved by all of the manufacturers.
on April 14, 2013
First off - I am not a technology snob, so I cannot speak to the various performance specs some may want to know about. This TV met my average expectations providing easy to use functionality and displaying a good quality picture with no noticeable flaws. I do have a great deal of glare during the day, but that is a phenomenology issue (e.g. plasma screen TVs) not an issue with the TV itself. I needed to upgrade to a bigger TV, and I am completely satisfied with both the price and quality of this product.
on January 7, 2013
First off, I got this 60" plasma at the ridiculous bargain price of $698 from the Audio and Video Center in Santa Monica. I was initially worried about buying the cheapest model in its class -- everything else was double the price -- but this box rocks!
Beautiful deep rich colors, perfectly good -- no matter what the other guy says -- sound and easy setup. Armed with a $79 BluRay, you'll have a REALLY economical, .REALLY awesome smart TV