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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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Power Consumption

The LG 50PQ30 was more expensive than the typical HDTV we get in. Overall, plasmas tend to have very erratic power consumption rates: due to plasma display technology, the amount of power used for any given frame is proportional to the amount of bright colors on the screen. The result is a slightly higher average power cost than what you'd see on an LCD of the same size. In the 50PQ30's case, there's 50 inches of screen being lit up, which can get a bit pricy over the course of the year. Assuming average use and power costs, the 50PQ30 will run you a little over $60 per year.

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Below is a chart, which shows just how expensive plasmas can be, compared to their LCD counterparts.

Power Consumption Chart
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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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