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LG 60PK750 Plasma HDTV Review

60 in.

Not the greatest performer, but a decent price for a 60-inch set with basic online features.

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Motion Performance

Motion Smoothness (7.00)

The LG 60PK750 didn't really have any significant problems with motion smoothness. Sure, some details were lost as an image moved around the screen, but it performed about as well as any other higher-end set without a special motion feature. Don't expect images to look breathtakingly sharp, but don't expect to notice much blur either.

Motion Artifacting (6.50)

The TV did less well here. There weren't any major artifacting issues, like flashing patterns, but moving images did get noticeably noisy. We also saw minor false coloration along leading or trailing edges, primarily in areas of high contrast. This wasn't particularly noticeable with colored images, but black and white images received a small rainbow border along areas of high contrast. More on how we test motion performance.

3:2 Pulldown & 24fps

Unlike some other LG HDTVs, the 60PK750 didn't have any special modes for 3:2 pulldown. In our experience, Real Cinema Mode is an LG HDTV's only hope for maintaining points on this test, and the 60PK750 was no exception. When fine patterns panned around the screen, they acquired a strobe effect. On a panning shot over the backs of stadium seats, we saw a strong crawling effect. More on how we test 3:2 pulldown and 24fps.

Resolution Scaling

Your HDTV will rarely perform at its native resolution. If you watch Blu-rays all day long, the 60PK750 won't have much of a problem. Once you start playing other media, such as standard definition TV, DVDs, or broadcast HD, the TV has to upconvert the signal so it can be properly displayed. For that reason, we run a series of tests with content that's not in the TV's native resolution, just to see if the additional processing causes any hiccups.

We found the LG 60PK750 really didn't have many issues with nonnative content. More on how we test resolution scaling.

480p

We really didn't see any issues with 480p content. The images were sharp, and the processing didn't cause any funky artifacting.

720p

The TV really didn't have many problems with 720p playback either. Images were negligibly less sharp than we saw with 480p.

1080i

The TV also handled 1080i well overall. The sharpness artifacting that happened around areas of high contrast was a bit more pronounced here than other resolutions. The only other issue we saw is some images flashed for a bit as they appeared on the screen. This only happened for about half a second, after which point they didn't flash until they moved.

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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. Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25 Comparison
  14. Sony Bravia KDL-52EX700 Comparison
  15. Samsung UN55C7000 Comparison
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison
  18. Photo Gallery
  19. Ratings & Specs
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