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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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Value Comparison

The Panasonic represents how TVs are evolving. It doesn't have the best internet features, but it has them. This is more than we can say for the LG. If you need to pinch pennies, stick to the LG. If you don't and like online features, check the Panasonic out.

Blacks & Whites

The LG was capable of displaying blacks twice as deep as the Samsung. The Samsung was significantly more brighter, however, which gave the TV a much higher contrast ratio than the LG's.

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Color Accuracy

Both TVs earned similar results on our color tests.



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Motion

The Samsung is a lot smoother than the LG, but has more artifacting.

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Viewing Effects

Neither TV had an issue with viewing angle.

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Connectivity

The LG doesn't have internet connectivity; the Samsung does. Samsung's online library isn't great at the moment, unfortunately.

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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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