LG 60PK750 Plasma HDTV Review
Not the greatest performer, but a decent price for a 60-inch set with basic online features.
Televisions are rarely calibrated for home use right out of the box. Typically, their most vivid, high-contrast features enabled as a default. Since we want to test each TV at its peak performance level, we first calibrate the sets. If you use our calibration settings below, you should be fine; if you really want the best picture experience from your TV, you'll have to pay a professional to calibrate your TV to be ideal for your unique viewing environment.
We didn't actually change too much with the LG 60PK750, but we do have some caveats. First of all, we really didn't change the contrast much. Typically we lower the contrast to get a better color performance; with the 60PK750, we noticed the contrast created some minor artifacting at different settings. Since we didn't gain much color performance from lowering the color setting, we left it at its default to try and keep artifacting to a minimum. The other note we had was regarding the TV's sharpness. Now, LG tends to separate its sharpness into two different slider bars, one for horizontal sharpness and one for vertical sharpness. Altering these settings didn't reduce sharpness artifacting at all: areas of contrast still had false color borders around them, but those borders did get blurrier as we decreased sharpness. Typically adjusting the contrast will remove those artifacts.
All of our calibration is done in conjunction with the DisplayMate software.
The LG 60PK750 has a handful of video modes for your perusal, although it isn't very specific on what they do. The modes you can choose from are Vivid, Standard, Natural, THX Cinema, Sport, and Game.
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