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LG 50PQ30 Plasma HDTV Review

50 in.

A lower-end set with decent scores and a really low price for its size.

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Conclusion

The LG 50PQ30 had consistently inconsistent performance across the board. It had a good black level, but was pretty dim overall, so it didn't have a great contrast ratio. It did do pretty well on our color accuracy tests, but its color gamut was pretty far off. It has a very wide viewing angle, but also has issues with artifacting and blur. It doesn't have any great features, but it's really inexpensive for its size.

In the end, it's the scope of the TV you need to keep in mind: this is a 50-inch plasma for $800. If you're just looking for a bare bones TV with a large surface area, this is a great buy.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Multimedia & Internet
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Samsung PN50B430 Comparison
  14. Panasonic Viera TC-P50G10 Comparison
  15. Sony Bravia KDL-40W5100 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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