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

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60-Inch
  • 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 10,000,000:1 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 ; 109 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 114.5 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 (102 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,392 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 1, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 60-Inch

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.

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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

KEY TECHNOLOGIES

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.

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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


Series
PZ950
PZ750
PZ550
PW350
PV450
PT350
Models:
High Definition Resolution
1080p
1080p
1080p
720p
1080p
720p
LG Smart TV/NetCast
LG Smart TV
LG Smart TV
NetCast
TruBlack Filter
THX 3D Certified Display
600Hz Max Sub Field Driving/600Hz Sub Field Driving
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz Max
600Hz
600Hz Max
600Hz
Contrast Ratio
5,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
3,000,000:1
Magic Motion Remote
Wi-Fi Ready
DLNA Certified
3D Ready
2D to 3D Conversion
TruSlim Frame
ENERGY STAR Qualified
Intelligent Sensor
Picture Wizard II
Smart Energy Saving
ISFccc Ready
HDMI/USB
4.2
4.2
4.2
3.1
3.1
3.1
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Customer Reviews

Picture Quality: 92% positive
"The saving grace with my PZ550 is that the picture quality is excellent on BluRay and PS3 along with sports viewing which I do a lot of. "
Value: 92% positive
"I feel the value for the price is awesome. "
Sound: 88% positive
"The colors are true and vivid, the sound is good. "
Screen: 64% positive
"we enjoy playing PS3 and XBOX360 on this tv the 1080p resolution is amazing the colors are bright and sharp.and when you ad all the features the star just ad up this tv was made for HDTV so i…"
Color: 89% positive
"we enjoy playing PS3 and XBOX360 on this tv the 1080p resolution is amazing the colors are bright and sharp.and when you ad all the features the star just ad up this tv was made for HDTV so i…"
User Interface: 94% positive
"The controls are simple and accessible. "

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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71 of 81 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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