LG Plasma TV
By Jack Burden, Robert Wiley, and Phil Conner
LG features a full line up of plasmas from the flagship 3D models to budget priced 720p models. Plasma is still the best value for the dollar when it comes to larger screen sizes and you can often find the same features as a higher end LED or LCD television in a plasma for a lower price. Plasma continues to prove that it has the superior picture quality but the ther technologes are catching up.
LG Plasma TV Models
2013/2014 LG Plasma Televisions
LG PN6500 Series
With choices on Plasma TVs from LG this year, the PN6500 series becomes the middle of the road choice. Although it is one step under from the top model, 6500 series plasma TVs are fairly stripped of all the extras. It keeps the Hairline of the 6700 and loses every thing else. What remains is a great looking 1080p picture in a very nice package. Those looking to go the plasma route in 2013/2014 will find a great value in this one.
LG 60PN6500, LG 50PN6500
2012 LG Plasma Televisions
LG PM9700 Series
In 2012, the PM9700 series is the flagship plasma line from LG. Available in two sizes, 60 inch and 55 inch, the THX certified PM9700 uses active 3D technology, a new matte glass screen and has the full Smart TV suite and the new and improved Magic Wand remote. The PM9700 also sports a new look with a classy, black brushed aluminum bezel.
LG 60PM9700, LG 50PM9700
LG PM6700 Series
Second from LG's top tier in 2012 is the PM6700. The picture quality in LG's 2012 is much improved with better contrast and black levels thanks to a new black filter included in the TV. The PM6700 is available in 2 sizes, 60" and 55", both models have a 1080p plasma panel, active 3D and Smart TV online features.
LG 60PM6700, LG 50PM6700
LG PA6500 Series
The PA6500 is the top tier of LG plasma televisions without 3D capability. It has the same 1080p plasma panel with the new black filter that improves the contrast, black levels and overall picture quality but the lack of 3D puts the PA 6500 in a lower price bracket. The PA6500 is available in two sizes, 60" and 55".
LG 60PA6500, LG 50PA6500
LG PA4500 Series
For those consumers looking for a very low priced plasma television LG offers the PA4200 in 2012. These two (55" and 37") plasmas feature a 720p plasma panel. Most of today's HD programming is still in 720p so you will not be missing out on a lot of detail. The PA4200's most stand out feature is definitely the low price.
LG 50PA4500, LG 42PA4500
2013 / Early 2014 LG Plasma Televisions
LG PH6700 Series
The PH6700 series is made up of the one and only plasma TV with 3D and internet features. It's only available in the 60 inch size. The PH6700 is a major step up from the PN6500 seires that lacks all internet functionality as well as 3D. LG designed this TV as the plasma solution to all of the top of the line LEDs in the lineup for the 2013/2014 year. Go for it is plasma is the only kind of TV you want in the home theater.
LG PN4500 Series
The PN4500 is the end of the road of plasma TVs for 2013/2014. It is good to see LG still making these budget oriented plasmas available for those who don't want to make the switch to LED. Plus, plasmas usually come with a better price tag anyway. These 720p models sure arent top of the line, but they have the top notch picture associated with plasma displays. Budget shoppers should pay attention to these.
LG 50PN4500, LG 42PN4500
2011 / Early 2012 LG Plasma Televisions
LG PZ950 Series
LG's new PZ950 series plasmas feature their 3D, TruBlack panel and offer improved internet connectivity with LG's new Smart TV feature. These models retain the beautiful, seamless glass "Infinia" design from 2010.
LG 60PZ950, LG 50PZ950
LG PZ850 Series
The PZ850 Series offers a feature you are more likely to see on a smart phone or tablet, the 60PZ850 is a touchscreen 3D plasma. THe Pentouch feature allows users to interact with the screen via an included stylus and it also has built in apps specifically for this feature.
LG PZ750 Series
LG's 2011 PZ750 series of plasmas feature the Infinia design, 1080p TruBlack panel and are THX Certified, internet options include LG's new SmartTV which is debuting on 2011 LG Plasmas and LCDs.
LG 60PZ750, LG 50PZ750
LG PZ550 Series
The PZ550 series of plasmas doesn't include some of the higher end plasma's picture processing or THX certification but it does feature the TruBlack panel and active 3D compatibility. If you are looking for 3D without some of the bells and whistles the PZ550 series is worth a look.
LG 60PZ550, LG 50PZ550
LG PV490 Series
The PV490 series offers the interesting Pentouch touch screen feature without THX Certification or 3D compatibility. If this feature interests you then you can find some savings in these more budget priced models.
LG 60PV490, LG 50PV490
LG PW350 Series
The PW350 series offers active 3D compatibility at a low price point. These 720p plasmas leave off things like internet connectivity and 1080p resolution to bring 3D to the budget conscious consumer.
LG 50PW350, LG 42PW350
LG PT350 Series
2010 LG Plasma Televisions
LG PK950 Series
LG's new plasmas are embracing a slim, new design. At around 2" deep they are 37% thinner than last year's plasmas. THis also resulted in a dramatic drop in weight, some of the larger sizes are 40% lighter than the previous models. The single layer construction provides a modern look with the front glass stretching out to the edges of screen.
LG 60PK950, LG 50PK950
LG PX950 Series
The PX950 Series plasmas have all of the features of the top tier PK950 series but add 3D compatibility, a 2D to 3D conversion feature, THX 3D certification and a facility for viewing pictures directly from a digital camera.
LG 60PX950, LG 50PX950
LG PK750 Series
LG's PK750 series of plasmas use a new TruBlack filter to provide superior black levels even in brightly lit rooms. LG is claiming the black levels of the TruBlack filter equipped plasmas to be far advanced over last year's LG plasmas.
LG 60PK750, LG 50PK750
LG PK550 Series
The PK550 series plasmas from LG feature a 1080p panel in a slim, 2" deep case with a bezel under 1" in size. The Intelligent Sensor feature will automatically adjust the brightness to match the brightness and color temperature of the room lighting.
LG 60PK550, LG 50PK550
LG PJ350 Series
LG isn't abandoning the 720p HD specification for 2010. The PJ350 offers many of LG's core features in a slim, 2" case with a sub 1" bezel for a modern looking, feature packed TV at what should be an affordable price.
LG 50PJ350, LG 42PJ350