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LG 60PA6500 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (2012 Model)

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  • Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You'll see details and colors like never before.
  • 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.
  • 2 x Right/left channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
  • Dimension(WxDxH): 54.7 in x 14 in x 34.8 in - With stand
  • Power Requirements: 100-240 VAC, 60 Hz, Power Consumption Standby: 0.2W,2 Year Panel 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty
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Product Information

Size: 60-Inch
Technical Details
Brand NameLG
Item Weight89.5 pounds
Product Dimensions54.6 x 14 x 34.8 inches
Item model number60PA6500
Batteries:2 AAA batteries required. (included)
Number of Component OutputsOptical
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #22,876 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight144 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 9, 2012
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Technical Details

Size: 60-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 60PA6500
  • Display Technology: PLASMA
  • Display Size: 60 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 60-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

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The picture is amazing and I would recommend this manufacturer and seller. I upgraded from a 60" LED and may upgrade again to stay with the technology. Read more ›
It took me months of learning, but I finally nailed it. The picture is very good. It is very nice with a blue ray player. Read more ›
I have had this tv for 5 days and I find myself smiling…The picture is superb and I haven't even tried a full 1080p bluray..this is just from watching hd cable in 720p! I… Read more ›
It has the best 'out of box' picture of any television I own (Panasonic Plasma, Samsung LCD, JVC…The picture is so good, that I may never try to tweak the picture settings. Read more ›
I have not tried out the wall mount so I can not comment on that. The multiple HDMI cables is really nice. Read more ›
The problem is that when i play shooter game like MW3 the screen is so foggy/not sharp so i can barely see a…It all looks like the picture is lacking contrast or sharpness. Read more ›
Color is good, the color temperature presets "sports", "cinema", maybe 1-2 others met my needs without a bunch of fiddling, but there is a custom setting available... The… Read more ›
It is thin, sleek, and has a thin frame. Colors are great. Lots of inputs. Read more ›
The TV stand is also a little short. But the viewing angle and black levels are great as advertised. And the amount of customization you can do (if you want to) is amazing. Read more ›
The picture is Amazingly clear, blacks are Deep-but with great detail, very Bright picture, I was WOWed after watching parts of Tron to test and then Star Trek for the main… Read more ›
and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this tv! So easy to set up, super thin, and after following the calibration points from another reviewer on Amazon, the color is amazing!! Sound is… Read more ›
But this TV blasts the window reflection like a…On the good side, the blacks are really dark, the color production is excellent, and action movie scenes are very good. Read more ›
15 minutes after it came out of the box, the games were hooked up, the television was on and DVD player…The sound was so good that my sound bar system was never installed Read more ›
But not an issue when connected to the cable box. But when I play a DVD/Blu Ray the sound is horrible!!! I don't know if it's because I play my DVD's on my PS3 or what. Read more ›
2nd) The sound quality was very good. So many flat screens these days have some really crappy speakers. Read more ›
It was a labor day sale, and I couldn't pass up the price....$480 after tax. The quality of the picture is amazing, the sound is amazing, and my family loves it. Definitely… Read more ›
I thought an LG was out of our price range but this one is priced right and…We are both music nuts and watch a lot of concerts and the sound quality is also excellent. W… Read more ›
My Wife also likes the vivid setting better. Sound is very good also. I am very pleased with this LG 60in Plasma TV. Read more ›
One day in the store I…The price was perfect ($599 at the time) and I picked up the unit about a year ago during black Friday and couldn't be happier with the choice. Read more ›
The price was great and I've found that the picture quality is even better then the basic preset options if you take the time to figure out. This TV works great with my… Read more ›
I took a chance after reading many reviews all over, and WOW am I pleased. The picture is STUNNING and the price was STUNNING. This is an upgrade from a Panasonic 720… Read more ›
Quick on, plenty of inputs, and great picture. Oh - and the price wasn't bad, either. Read more ›
The sound is really good on this. So if I could give it 4 1/2 stars I would.....a great value. Read more ›
Otherwise, when the TV is working, it was a good price, and performs fantastically. Read more ›
Ive never owned a Plasma before and I have to say, I like it. The resolution is great, wish there were more HDMI inputs though. Read more ›
I have a 55 inch vizio LCD which is great, especially for the money. But i was disappointed when I bought the new vizio LED 60 inch TV (side lit LED) for another room. Read more ›
ok, PROS: screen is beautiful, colorful, no-blurs (expected for plasma), thin layered. 3 hdmi in's among others Read more ›
However, whites fall short vs a…You notice this on things like T-Mobile Commercials where most of the screen is bright white with a person in the middle in bright colors. Read more ›
The remote and on screen menu are well laid out and intuitive. I have yet to go to the manual to figure out anything. Read more ›
Also consider when you watch TV. We watch it at night 95% of the time so there's no glare issue the majority of the time and when there is, we close the curtain - whalla. Read more ›
Other than that, the picture and other features are great. Read more ›
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… Read more ›
DIAGNOSTICS: This is a power supply issue and is a common problem with this model, as reported by LG. If you are having this issue and your TV is less than a year old,… Read more ›
Pretty sad that LG won't cover this, it's apparently a big problem with this model but it is very sad that it died in under 2 years (funny, warranty is only 1 year on this… Read more ›
Saw this tv on sale at tigerdirect for 799.99 and decided to give it a try based on the reviews. So glad I did, it's a great tv with very easy to use features. Read more ›
These are not as extensive as other…I do realize that everybody has their own preference but just thought I would offer up a simple and quick picture setting to start with. Read more ›
I absolutely made the right choice. Setup was very quick and easy. As soon as I turned on the TV I was greeted by an amazing picture. Read more ›
The price was competitive compared to other sites. The TV setup was easy and we had it up and running within minutes. We haven't spent time fine tuning the picture because… Read more ›
Setup was super easy, instructions were clear, and everything was included that I needed. Great blacks, color, clarity, and plenty of color customization options. Read more ›
This tv is amazing. The picture is beautiful and it is very easy to set up. I have the tv with the least delay out of me and my buddies. Read more ›
No problems since it has arrived. Very easy to set up and use. Read more ›
After a fair amount of research I ordered this set and am very happy with the decision. The picture is excellent, the TV looks good and it is easy to set up and use. Read more ›
the TV and stand are in perfect shape. however the TV was missing most of its parts. Read more ›
Very good color accuracy using standard or expert modes with little if any color tweaking required Stand is EXCELLENT and swivels Design / Appearance Read more ›
I set the TV on our new 60" component stand and getting the TV from the box, to it being ready to set on our new TV stand was as simple as it gets. Three screws to put the… Read more ›
This Plasma set works well in in the darker lit area. The blues and blacks really stand out. Sporting events are amazing. Read more ›
I use mine in my bedroom. It fits perfectly and looks great on a stand that is only supposed to be for 42". I prefer the Plasma over the alternatives as the colors are… Read more ›
The sound is actually impressive for a set this thin, and I am not rushing to buy external speakers…I haven't mounted it on the wall yet, but it looks nice on the stand. Read more ›
We've had this TV for about 9 months now, and are so happy with it. The 50" size is perfect for our size living room, and the picture quality is fantastic. It doesn't… Read more ›
First, I think for 800 bucks the picture and size is great. The only complaint that i have is that the screen is very reflective. when the TV is off it is like a mirror. Read more ›
the TV and stand are in perfect shape. however the TV was missing most of its parts. Read more ›
Great deal for the price. Box was in great shape, and securely packaged. No damage and TV has beautiful picture and sound. Read more ›
This is a big and heavy box so Amazon enhanced delivery made it all go well. The packaging assured that the TV arrived in perfect shape and the container was in good shape. I… Read more ›
After some research, and high recommendation from leading consumer magazine, I purchased this LG set. 50" really is a perfect size. It doesn't need to be any bigger for… Read more ›
Seriously. The remote works great too. At the bottom you have the controls for the USB device you connect and it works flawlessly. Read more ›
1. Smooth motion is not really smooth. There is no menu setting to turn any smooth motion on and off. So its pretty much always off. Read more ›
The screen bezel is one of the smallest I've seen on a sub $2000 tv. Plus, the remote and menus are simple and intuitive to understand. Read more ›
I have three LG TV's, the others are LCD's. I really like the menu's on them. This is my first Plasma, and I love it. Read more ›
however the TV was missing most of its parts. important parts like the remote control and screws that attach the TV to the stand. what's up with that? Read more ›
I placed on the mantle in the greatroom and it works perfect for viewing and for Wii games Read more ›
This set replaced a 65 Mitsubishi rear projection. The plasma is really easy to watch. Great features, plenty of hdmi inputs. Read more ›
Its a great tv for watching HD movies and also sports. Read more ›
The viewing angle is AMAZING, virtually 180degrees of viewing angle, without loss of quality. Read more ›
We found that simply flipping it to static for 30 seconds wipes away the ghosting. I like the TV, it has great viewing angles and deep blacks. I would probably get an LED… Read more ›
On my TV, I hear no buzzing sound at all, and if my TV buzzed, I would know it. Plasma's have the best viewing angles and deeper more true black colors. Watching football… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

154 of 161 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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253 of 269 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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63 of 68 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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