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My First Plasma,
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This review is from: LG Infinia 60PZ950 60-Inch 1080p 600 Hz Active 3D THX Certified Plasma HDTV with TruBlack Filter and Smart TV (2011 Model) (Electronics)
Okay where do I start, at the very beginning I had very little interest in Plasma TV's, I let my son talk me into worrying about image burn. With some research I have come to learn that this is much less of a problem then it once was. Day one, delivery was pretty smooth, and only an hour into the 3 hour window. "White glove" was nonexistant. I had one guy that brought out the TV, and I did not get to see what he did on the back of the truck, or how he got the unit off the truck, but he got it to the door and I helped him get it in the house. This was not a one man job. I was pretty surprised at how heavy this television was. I replaced a 65 in Mitsubishi DLP that was a great television, but it was getting very spoty as it continued to lose pixils, it was also less then half the weight. I originally replaced that TV with a 73 " Mits. but sent it back because it had a limited amount of connections available, thought it did have a great picture. DLP is a great format for big screens, and inexpensive to buy, but once they start to go bad, it is an expensive fix that is better invested in a new TV. Got the unit out hooked it up to the cable, and was blown away by the picture. I am very impressed, and after exhustive research feel that I have made a great decision. This is as good a picture as I got from the Vizio that I was interested in buying, but gave up. The color needs your own tweeks, and the brightness needs to be adjusted, there is also a little splochy look sometimes in the faces, but otherwise there is little I had a problem with. The one MAJOR fault with this TV is that it is in zoom1, which cuts off the outer edges of the picture. I did a side by side with my Mits. 65, and there was a pretty good portion of the outside of the picture that could not be seen. Not enough to make a significant difference, but it's something to get use to. It comes with two remotes, the main remote is fairly easy to use, but the navigation buttons, are hard to use (up and down), because they are too close to other fumcton buttons. The shake remote that is a little bit of a bonus works great, but doesn't always point as it is suppose to. I have a PS 3 and a Wii connected to this television, and I am truely pleased with the results. The 3D effects are really not that deep, but I am happy with it. Found out the hard way that the 250's are the only glasses that worked with this TV. My wife and I watched the 3D channels available from DirecTV, and was impressed, but only to a point. Movies (2D), have been amazing, and the sports action, has been like none I've watch previously. Kudos to DirecTV for the cooperation that was extended to me, when I discovered that my receiver would not carry the signal. They replace my DVR in 4 days, and charged me nothing. The fact that the PS 3 can carry a 3D signal also saved me a good chunk of change. After a couple of days I did learn to use the other function of the smart apps, and hooked up to NetFlicks, and I am very pleased with the experience. I am returning this item, though, but only to exchange it. Upon further inspection of the shipping materiel, and the box that this television came in, it appears that there is a possibility that this item could have been dropped. Though this item does work now, I do not feel comfortable that there may be a ticking bomb sitting in front of me. I would highly recommend this television, however, to anyone who's looking for a great TV at a reasonable price. The item is absolutely a 5, but I have to cut the rating because of the aggrevation that I will have to go through to exchange it. Thank you Amazon, for the service you afford your costomers, I will stay here for my shopping needs.
Update 6/28/11, television replaced, happy with the new item, believing it was the right move, Picture is improved, and somewhat clearer then the first one. Very dissatisfied with the shipping company that handled both shipments, one person sent both times.
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Initial post: Jun 3, 2011 1:09:07 PM PDT
Sam Carrier says:
Just a quick note. I've purchased the 60pz950 just the other day and waiting for it arrive. I use HDMI for video and sound with out a problem on my old hdtv that I am replacing. The key is to run everything through a quality AVR. I was fortunate last year when I won a Yahama RXA-2000 Aventage A/V receiver which supports 3D as well. So I run my hi-def cable box and PS3 all via HDMI through my A/V receiver and then I have HDMI going from my A/V receiver directly to my TV. I'll be doing the same set up when my 60PZ950 arrives next week and take advantage of the audio return functionality on the hdmi cables. Make sure if you are using HDMI cables that they are up to spec to handle your 3D. I'm using 24 gauge Hi-Speed 15.2 GBs HDMI cables that I got for $12-$14 each from www.mycablemart.com - They are hi quality and won't cost you an arm and a leg. Very quick shipping time also. I can't wait to experience the new TV -
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