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LG 50PA4500 50-Inch 720p 600 Hz Plasma HDTV (2012 Model)

by LG
4.0 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews
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  • Triple XD Engine - Resolution Upscaler
  • HD 720p Resolution - 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • Super Black Panel - Smart Energy Saving
  • Intelligent Sensor - Clear Voice II,Picture Wizard II - TruSlim Frame
  • Dimension: 46 x 27.7 x 2.1(Inches) Without Stand,46 x 29.8 x 11.7 (Inches) With Stand
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Technical Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Brand Name: LG
  • Model Number: 50PA4500
  • Display Technology: PLASMA
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09
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Product Description

Size: 50-Inch

Simply Stunning


You know what it is you enjoy. You get into sports, fast-action and entertainment that's displayed in life like resolution. With a 600Hz refresh rate and HD picture quality, the PA4500 takes that enjoyment and boosts it to new levels.



Trim away distractions.

Peel away the old standard for ultra slim framing. Measuring at 0.59 inches wide the new TruSlim Frame trims away the distraction of a wide frame.

600Hz Max Sub Field Driving

Capture every moment.

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.


See and experience more.

Pictures are sharper. Colors are more vibrant. Entertainment is more real. Everything looks better on an HDTV.


Energy Star Qualified.
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.
Make it picture perfect.
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.
Automatic picture adjustment.
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.
Smart Energy Saving.
Wise and not wasteful. With our Smart Energy Saving Features, you can conserve money and energy.
Ready for pro calibration.
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.
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


Product Information


Technical Details

Brand Name LG
Item Weight 75 pounds
Product Dimensions 46 x 2.1 x 27.7 inches
Item model number 50PA4500
Batteries 2 AAA batteries required.
Color Name Black
Number of Component Outputs Optical
Specification Met Energy Star

Additional Information

ASIN B0072260GW
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 99 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #107,945 in Home Theater (See top 100)
#44 in Electronics > Televisions & Video > Televisions > Plasma TVs
Shipping Weight 76 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
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Date First Available January 13, 2012

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Size: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Owning a SONY Bravia LCD and a Panasonic Viera plasma I knew I preferred the plasma and decided on this LG 50-inch for its hard to beat price. I considered it a secondary TV to my larger 1080p Panasonic so didn't mind this one's 720p resolution. After living with it for a few weeks, I'm happy with that decision and I would rate the picture very highly, with a couple minor reservations.

Some say you can't tell the difference between 720 and 1080, but I definitely can see the individual pixels when I'm within a few feet of the screen, and there is a slight difference on small, sharply edged images, like the ESPN screen crawl for example. If it's your habit to sit five or six feet from the TV you might want to spend extra for a 1080; but the farther you get from the screen the less difference between the two. At 10-12 feet this is an excellent picture, very close to my 1080 Panasonic.

The other niggle is that the screen is highly reflective, which can be annoying in brightly lit rooms. The picture itself is not to blame -- it is as bright and vibrant as my SONY Bravia.

There is a handy setup menu for adjusting the picture, Picture Wizard II, which will get you very close to ideal and there are plenty of adjustments to tinker with to get it how you like it from there.

I've read that LGs can't compete with Panasonics in black levels, but I don't notice a difference on my sets, and other than the subtle differences mentioned above, the two are extremely similar.
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The big scare anyone looking for a TV will have is the 720p. Won't your TV experience be ruined? The answer is maybe.
First thing to consider is the TVs distance. If you are doing to be watching a TV of this size at lets say 8'or less 1080vs 720 would be noticeable. >8ft you probably couldn't tell unless you are some sort of TV guru.
Second thing to consider is the content you intend to view the most. Except for your home blu-rays/game consoles or some Nexflix, your TV never gets a 1080p input. Your HD cable/dish is 480-720. Hulu is also 720p as is much of Netflix. All that being said, your intended use of the screen will determine if the 720 would affect you. All that being said, unless you intend to use the TV for a game room or a home theater, you probably are fine with 720 as most your content is less than 720.
As far as this TV goes, like all plasmas the picture is great and you can't go wrong. The screen, for this price is also fairly thin. The bezel is also fairly small giving this TV a much more expensive look. I like this model because it is not a smart TV, which I advise avoiding. Smart TVs are nice, but a problem with the Smart feature is also a problem with the TV. If you instead use a Roku or similar device with your TV a problem with the Roku is isolated to the Roku.
The only real negatives I have against this TV is the connections. I would like more side connections and more HDMIs. Overall this is a great buy though and don't pay extra for the 1080p that you probably don't need.
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Size: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
First of all, for those people that are not familiar with LG and think it is an "off-brand", think again. LG Electronics is a Korean company that began as two different companies: Lucky brand appliances and GoldStar electronics. When the two companies merged, they became Lucky-Goldstar or LG. LG is the second largest manufacturer of televisions in the world, second only to Samsung. Together, they dominate half of the world's display manufacturing. Screens manufactured by LG Display are used in monitors sold by Dell, NEC, ASUS, and even Apple for their Macs and iPhones. To call the 42PA4500 an entry level plasma would be like calling the Nissan Maxima an entry level car. Sure, compared to the Infiniti M-Class it is an entry level car but on its own it is more than adequate. It has all the bells and whistles that one would expect from a top-of-the-line television, such as variable picture and sound modes, a thin bezel, swivel stand, ambient light sensor, and pixel orbiter to prevent burn-in. There were no issues on arrival, such as defective pixels or loose connections. The price, of course, was right. At $497 all in for a 42 inch plasma there really is no going wrong. Yes, the 720p resolution can be an issue for some. But like they say, at this size you really can't tell the difference. I find that the difference, compared with the LG LCD in another room, is that standard definition channels look slightly fuzzier. When watching HD there really is no difference. This is a 2012 model if I'm not mistaken, so many of the issues with plasmas have been resolved.Read more ›
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By Christie A on March 6, 2012
Size: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
This was my first flat screen tv. I have looked at them in stores for years, and knew the "quality" of the image I wanted. I totally took a chance because this one looked good, and the price was right.

Delivery took about a week, but that was OK with me, they really made sure it was kept in perfect condition.

It was really easy to set up... instructions are a little vague about putting the TV onto the stand you just assembled. So look at a picture on here if you can't get it on, the majority of the base needs to stick out the front of the tv.... a tad hard to line up, but we got it.

At first the screen color was way to green, but the crispness and LARGE screen made it worth figuring out. Tried messing with tint, color, image, settings, ect. Nothing helped... but got a few settings that would be great for during a party!

Anyway, turned out to be the XBox that we were playing a DVD through. When we took it off and finally got the DirecTV hooked up... WOW!!!!!!!!!

Moved in a regular DVD player and it is awesome!!!! Time may tell another story, but for now, I'm like a kid at Christmas. I hear that there could be bad reflections on the screen, but in our room nothing hits it... any lights at night that interfer are just turned off for a great show.
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