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We have collected 2 reviews of the LG 50PM9700. Experts rate LG 50PM9700 5.5/10. Reviewsor.com helps you find reviews, best prices, user reviews of the LG 50PM9700 and LG Plasma TV.
Plasma HDTVs have the potential to be high-performing, relatively inexpensive options if you don't mind their higher power requirements. A good plasma panel can produce accurate colors and dark blacks simultaneously, and plasma screens are generally less expensive than their LED-backlit counterparts. The PM9700 series, unfortunately, doesn't live up to its potential as LG's high-end plasma line. At $1,699.99 (list) for the 50-inch 50PM9700, the price isn't particularly inexpensive when compared with similar LED HDTVs. And while you do get plenty of features like 3D and built-in Wi-Fi, the picture quality just isn't up to snuff. DesignThe 50-inch screen is relatively slim at 2.1 inches thick and quite heavy at 59.1 pounds without stand. The bezel is a brushed dark grey surface that frames the screen, surrounded by a metal edge. A set of basic controls including Power, Channel Up/Down, Volume Up/Down, Menu, and Input reside on the left side of the bottom edge of the screen, much more easily accessible than the controls on most HDTVs. The connections are clustered on the left side of the back panel of the screen.
If there's one company that's really doubled its efforts in regard to TV design this year, it's LG. Judged purely from the outside, the 2012 line looks like it should comprise the best TVs on the market -- very sleek and slim. But based on our experiences with models such as the LM9600, LM6700 and the G2, looks can be deceiving. Similarly, the LG PM9700 has seen some design improvements and even some picture quality tweaks, but it still finds competition tough. This plasma is decent enough but out of its depth at this price level. Picture quality is improved on last year's with better black levels and a new matte screen that's a real boon in bright rooms, but when you're comparing it against plasma TVs as marvelous as the Panasonic ST50 and Samsung PNE6500, it loses out. Featurewise it's not bad, with unusual inclusions like WiDi for mirroring your laptop display on your TV and LG's exclusive Wii-like Magic Motion remote, and the Smart TV suite is easy to use and content rich. But when it counts: picture quality trumps features. Is the TV the company's best plasma yet? As a Magic 8-Ball would say, the "signs point to yes," but is it enough given the superiority of the competition?
|LG 50PM9700 50-Inch 1080p 600 Hz Active 3D Plasma HDTV with TruBlack Filter||$850||See it|
|LG 50PM9700 50-Inch 1080p 600 Hz Active 3D Plasma HDTV with TruBlack Filter||$895.65||See it|