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LG 60PZ550 60-Inch 1080p 600 Hz Active 3D Plasma HDTV with Internet Applications (2011 Model)

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  • Bring your content alive with full 1080p HD 3D technology
  • Instantly access movies and TV shows, news and weather and the world's largest library of HD movies in 1080p via LG's NetCast Entertainment Access
  • Incredibly high contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1 delivers incredibly vibrant colors and deeper and darker blacks
  • Energy Star qualified so your entertainment experience uses less energy
  • The 600Hz Sub Field Driving virtually eliminates motion blur
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Technical Details

Size: 60-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model: 60PZ550
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 60 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Details

Size: 60-Inch
  • Product Dimensions: 54.7 x 2 x 32.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 109 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004LU1N2Y
  • Item model number: 60PZ550
  • Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,151 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2011

Product Description

Size: 60-Inch


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 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 PZ550 3D 1080p Plasma TV from LG.

3D in 1080p Full HD that gives amazing depth to entertainment. A 600Hz refresh rate that helps take the blur out of sports and leaves the action. And a TruSlim Frame that makes it a stylish addition to any room.

TV PZ550 LG 3D 1080P 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.*

Entertainment on Tap

Entertainment on tap.

NetCast Entertainment Access brings the a multitude of Internet services direct to your TV—no computer required. Instantly access movies and TV shows, news and weather and the world's largest library of HD movies in 1080p.**

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.


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.
Cut loose when you're Wi-Fi Ready.
Getting your LG TV connected to NetCast Entertainment Access and other online content is easy when you are Wi-Fi Ready. If you have existing wireless broadband, setting it up is simple and you don't need to worry about messy wires.
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.
Make digital devices compatible.
To build a digital network, you need digital devices. That's obvious. But unless those devices are compatible, it won't be much of a network. DLNA Certified devices work together.
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.

* 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.

** Internet connection & subscriptions 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 Description

LG Electronics 60PZ550 60" Class 3D 1080p Plasma TV3D Ready TV; 2D to 3D Conversion; NetCast Entertainment Access; TruSlim Frame; 600Hz Max Sub Field Driving; Wi-Fi Ready (Adaptor required, sold separately).Features:* 3D Ready TV* 2D to 3D Conversion* NetCast Entertainment Access* TruSlim Frame* 600Hz Max Sub Field Driving* Wi-Fi Ready(Adaptor required, sold separately)* Full HD 1080p Resolution* DLNA Certified* ENERGY STARQualified* Picture Wizard II* Intelligent Sensor* Smart Energy Saving* ISFccc Ready*Dimensions: 54.7 x 35.6 x 13.2Specifications are subject to change without Manufacturer's notice.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The 3D works great! The picture looks awesome. Nothing at all to complain about. Read more ›
The picture is amazing in 2d . I am afraid I'll get cross eyed if I watch iny 3d . Read more ›
I have two LCD's and they are no match with my new 60" Plasma, the picture is amazing. The NetCast Entertainment Access is Ok, I got it for the MLB.com. Read more ›
So I went to the hub and picked it up in the Mini van which it almost did not fit!!! The picture is bright and crisp. The screen is glass which shows some reflection which… Read more ›
@ $1200 it was a great buy , wish it had an internet browser , no Pandora but other then that the tv quality is awesome, hope it lasts me a long time..... Read more ›
Once it is hooked up it is huge and awesome. The picture is great. A couple of minutes using the wizard got it dialed it. Read more ›
The TV was delivered promptly and the price was excellent. The picture is bright and clear. Read more ›
Internet with no cords is cool too because I hate cords. Amazons price was unbelieveably lower than all the other places I checked. I love it so much. Read more ›
On the surface, for the price this is a good plasma set with 3D capabilities. The picture *is* generally good. Read more ›
The connectivity options are every thing you could ask for and more. The picture quality on HD and standard def programing is awesome and the price is hard to pass by. I… Read more ›
I spent a long time researching TVs, and wanted to get the most bang for my buck. I wanted 3D, so it was tough finding something decent in this price range. I replaced a… Read more ›
Small annoyance though. I really didnt research a lot about different capabilities and statistics of 3D TVs I just saw a great price and got it and have no regrets so far. Read more ›
This tv has the best picture ever. The colors are true and vivid, the sound is good. It's just a beautiful tv. Read more ›
I love this television. The picture quality is great internal speakers are great. I feel that I have enough connection options such as HDMI, VGA, component, USB. Read more ›
Other than the Netflix "app" that feature is basically pointless. Good picture, good sound. We use it often in our church youth room. Read more ›
Good picture. Sound, when connected to a good sound system, is better than when without. LIke everyone else I'd probably buy a larger set but for the room it is used in it… Read more ›
Excellent picture. Excellent sound volume. Shutter glasses 3D that may work slightly better than the passive 3D TVs. Read more ›
Haven't tried 3-D; purchased set to hedge bet on 3-D technology. Very happy with plasma, great contrast, decent sound quality. Must control light in room with plasma; no… Read more ›
It arrived in just 3 days, we mounted it to the wall and could not be happier with the purchase. The screen is huge yet it is SO thin and only a little over 100lbs! We… Read more ›
Picture: Coming from an LCD, I was not…LCD is much brighter and after using it for years I was a little surprised as the brightness (or lack thereof) on the plasma screen. Read more ›
Only problem I see is that there are no native screensavers: all built-in apps (this also applies for the BD player's) just show a constant screen and I fear a burn-in at… Read more ›
SD DVDs and channels had a highly washed-out, grainy quality. Brightness across the screen was uneven, and detail wasn't as sharp as expected. Adjusting the settings… Read more ›
If you google problems with their TruMotion…I heard buying a TV with a low refresh rate of 60 hz (which is less and less common) or buying a plasma solves this problem. Read more ›
In fact everyone in the office calls it "The Black Mirror". We have an office full of flat screen TV's and this TV is the only one that does this. I am disappointed in the… Read more ›
On the…Cnet stated in a video review that these TVs had bad black levels, and i have to say if they do my eyes must not be good enough to see it and I do have 20/20 vision. Read more ›
This was a top pick by Consumers Reports, the picture is so stunning I am just mesmerized by how clear and perfect the colors and the depth of the colors. I don't think you… Read more ›
This TV is amazing. I just upgraded from a 42 inch LCD and I could instantly notice a difference in the sharpness and color of the plasma. Read more ›
we watch a lot of old movies and unfortunately there…you can use a solid screen of white or color-cycling for fairly brief periods of time to wash away the burn-in effects. Read more ›
The picture after you tweak it using the wizard and a little fine tuning is amazing. It is a very clean image with great color and contrast. Really one of the finest images… Read more ›
I personally being 3d is still a gimmick as I don't use it. Motion in this TV is crazy, like 600mhz which adds to the very lifelike color and visuals. Read more ›
The frame size isn't bigger than it needs to be and isn't cumbersome or distracting. The energy saving features are a plus. I forgot it on one day after being preoccupied… Read more ›
Brand new out of box. The 2d to 3d feature is neat(being able to turn any ago into 3d), but doesn't stand out like a full 3d movie. It's got a beautiful picture. Read more ›
I did a lot of…LG in general as well this particular model seemed to have fairly solid reviews so the fact that I have had these major issues seems to be somewhat unusual. Read more ›
Vanns delivery was excellent and their customer service was very professional when setting up delivery. The box didn't have a single dent or ding and the TV works great. Read more ›
The 2D to 3D is an awesome feature. Didnt even know it was an option until I hooked it up. Read more ›
I am happy with this model. I have not found very many 3D movies that are in your face to be able to rate this part. Read more ›
Out of the box you MUST calibrate the TV as you won't know what the heck is going on. The controls are simple and accessible. This model includes two isf expert profiles… Read more ›
The magic remote feature sounded kind of cool, but I really like using my Logitech universal remote & I didn't want to have to rely on the TV remote to perform basic… Read more ›
The menu system is simple to follow. The TV supports DLNA and browsing files off of my server is easy to do. Read more ›
There are plenty of options in the menu and many that i haven't even discovered yet I'm sure but the remote is very nice and intuitive. Even more amazing than this TV… Read more ›
This TV is user friendly for sure! Nice menus! Read more ›
It is also 50%…It is a bit more glossy/reflective compared to the old Panny but I have excellent light control with some motorized blackout shades at the rear of the room. Read more ›
Got this one for 3D, but it's been over a year, and never used it so can't speak on it. Netflix is easy to use. I have Cat5 cable plugged into it. Read more ›
The basic TV APPs are a nice addition, although I find streaming from an external source (such as ATV2, Panasonic BD-210 Player, PS3 etc) works better if you would like to… Read more ›
I was watching Robin Hood on DirecTV within 5 minutes of plugging the tv in. Netflix was easy, and it works fine with the home theater audio system. Read more ›
The sound is better then some, but if I am watching a movie…The internet apps. are little weak, you also have to purchase the wireless adapter seperate to hook up wireless. Read more ›
Have a great day!" So I am just hoping that if Netcast is upgraded the new app will be a simple web browser. Hope this helps in your buying decision. Read more ›
So for the price that I paid for this set, it was a…Cons: Netcast is slow to load Netflix regardless of the type of connection but my HTPC takes care of that minor problem. Read more ›
The remote was fine for setup, which was easy; the set was close to my taste, except hue which moved 8 points. That may change with break-in. Read more ›
Hooking up the television took about a minute, and the on-screen set up was simple and quick. I was watching Robin Hood on DirecTV within 5 minutes of plugging the tv in. Read more ›
Dark blacks and rich colors. This plasma was easy to set up. The DLNA is awesome and will set up automatically the instant you plug in the cable. Read more ›
This tv is a very nice tv. Great picture, setup was easy and the base is big enough to make the tv stable on it's stand. It is not truely wifi ready so be prepared to spend… Read more ›
Got this one for 3D, but it's been over a year, and never used it so can't speak on it. Netflix is easy to use. I have Cat5 cable plugged into it. Read more ›
I personally never used the apps on the tv as I just use my HTPC/Xbox360. It has an amazing picture and very easy to calibrate (used avsforums recommendation). The tv does… Read more ›
- Sound is surprisingly decent - Easy to use - Lots of inputs Read more ›
The picture is great! The size is awesome. It's sooooo much fun to play video games on this TV! Read more ›
I love this LG television! The 60" size is perfect, and even though it's not an LED, it's still super-thin. I was surprised at how good the 3D on it was, because I had seen… Read more ›
TV is very thin looks like led size and it does have mirror glare but my TV doesn't face any windows and I can open curtains and turn off lights in the daytime and not see… Read more ›
Vanns delivery was excellent and their customer service was very professional when setting up delivery. The box didn't have a single dent or ding and the TV works great. Read more ›
He replaced the entire "guts" which is…Again this is the 2nd time this has been replaced in 10 months I have owned the TV, thank goodness warranty covered both repairs. I… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

120 of 123 people found the following review helpful By M. Murphy on March 23, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
Over the years, I've done reviews and have studied prior to purchasing. I did no different on this LG 60PZ550. I looked at nearly all brands of PLASMA TVs and finally fell into the LG realm. My first thought was to get the biggest/best, then I started looking at the actual numbers. What was my criteria?

1) Screen Size: 60" ... but, it had to be no more than 34" in height.
2) 3D: this isn't really my criteria, I inherited it from my kids.
3) Thickness: I don't want a very thick or heavy TV
4) Plasma: Sorry, I've owned and viewed LED/LCDs v. Plasma - for sheer 1080p experience, my perception is that Plasma always looks better.

So, going through the brands, I found only LG to fit my criteria. The most important was #1, if it doesn't fit where I need it to fit, all the bells/whistles won't matter. I could give a hoot about 3D, but my kids insisted for their experience. We went to the big box stores and I will admit, it does look cool. I do not have the glasses yet, they are on their way (As the first reviewer mentioned, the 250's are for this TV). Thickness, holy smokes, who wants those behemoths we had a few years ago. This is thin and fairly lightweight. Beautifully done. OK, then finally, the Plasma v. LED/LCD debate. It will go on/on/on.. it's a matter of perception. Technically, the Plasmas have the edge; however, LED/LCDs are catching up. My personal perception is that Plasmas look MUCH better than LED/LCD. Your mileage may vary.

If you do the great comparison that Amazon has towards the bottom of the product page, you'll see this TV is stacked up against the big 2 - PZ950 and PZ750 - whats missing from the 550?
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Daniel R. Spinas on April 1, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch
I just purchased this TV locally to replace my Sony KDL-46Z4100 LCD TV in the master bedroom. I felt the picture on my Sony was too dark...especially for playing video games on the PS3 and/or Xbox 360. I researched via google and read that a plasma TV is better for a darker environment. After hooking up the TV to the wall mount and turning it on, I was shocked at remarkable picture improvement between the plasma and my previous LCD. I feel this TV is WELL worth the money, considering it came with 2 free pair of AGS250 (current 2011 model) 3D glasses. A couple of notes: make sure you turn the contrast down to 60 or less, since the factory settings have it at 100. If you leave it at the default setting, you'll have a problem with burn-in. I have mine set at 60/65 (contrast/brightness). You'll notice burn-in either way if you watch a lot of sporting events as I do (IE - any programming that has a non-moving bar along the bottom...like the current score of a game), but it's easy to get rid off by either tuning in a channel with white noise or using the TV's built-in ISM (Image Sticking Minimization) "white wash" feature to eliminate it. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this purchase....GREAT VALUE!
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69 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Robert Hamilton on August 28, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
On the surface, for the price this is a good plasma set with 3D capabilities. The picture *is* generally good. The problem is with the quality of the panel itself. I've had 2 of these, and within 20 hours of use both units had pixels start to die. The pixels weren't dead out of the box, things were fine for the first few days, then they just started to die off on both units. And these big televisions are a colossal hassle to repack and return, and that's if dead pixels are even covered at all (LG doesn't cover them). You get what you pay for, I suppose. Next time I'm waiting an extra 6 months for a higher end model with better panel components. $800+ down the drain.

EDIT: An LG technician came out to my residence to diagnose the problem, and apparently having *6* dead pixels and 3 spots of residual dirt *underneath* the screen is "a completely normal part of the manufacturing process and should not affect my enjoyment of the set." I will never be purchasing another product from LG. Frankly they make me sick.

EDIT 2: It's now been another month, and I now have a white stuck pixel in addition to the aforementioned defects. LG still won't cover it. What a disgrace. Ugh.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By AreYouKidding? on March 28, 2011
Size Name: 60-Inch
I picked up a 60PZ550 to replace my old Panasonic TH-58PZ700. The Panny developed a defective section of pixels and needed to go.

Anyhow, I love the aesthetics of the LG; the thin bezel is just fantastic. It is also 50% lighter than the "smaller" TV it replaced. It is a bit more glossy/reflective compared to the old Panny but I have excellent light control with some motorized blackout shades at the rear of the room. Picture quality is on par if not slightly better than the Panasonic it replaced. Note: The main viewing position is 13-ft from the screen.

My system includes:

* Onkyo TX-NR905 Reciever (HDMI 1.3 4-in, 1-out)
* Onkyo DV-BD606 Blu-ray Player
* Playstation 3
* Xbox 360
* Comcast DVR (Motorola DCX3400)

With the old Panasonic hooked up, the above components all worked together in perfect harmony. 4 HDMI cables into the receiver, one HDMI cable out to the TV. Clean and simple.

With the new LG hooked up, the following occurred:

* Comcast playback and Onkyo Blu-ray playback are flawless. Both run though the receiver with no issues.
* Xbox 360 playback, well, didn't work. Something about the HDMI handshake running through the receiver resulted in no video playback. I tried various HDMI settings on both the Xbox and the receiver with no luck. I had to resort to Component/Optical for the Xbox to work correctly.
* PS3 played fine through the receiver but it wouldn't playback in 3D. No surprises here. The PS3 was unable to detect my TV as 3D compatible running through my "now obsolete" receiver. I needed to run a dedicated HDMI cable to the TV and revert to Optical for Audio in order for it to work.

I have two pair of AG-S250 3D glasses.
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