LG 50PK550 Review

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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-
Seller
LG
50PK550

Plasma HDTV
50″ $1099 $22 Not
Energy
Star
3

 

LG 50PK550 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $22 per inch of screen size. This is priced about average.
ENERGY STAR This LG TV is not ENERGY STAR qualified. Most new televisions manufactured today are ENERGY STAR.
Efficiency Not ENERGY STAR qualified and uses about 40% more electricity than any ENERGY STAR television.
Design Incorporates 3 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has less key features than average and ranks in the bottom 13% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller Rated highly by consumers and is a best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – LG 50PK550 Review
Resolution Designed with 1080p resolution, the highest definition available. Provides nearly twice the resolution of 720p, and allows you to fully utilize 1080p videos or programming.
Side Inputs Includes side inputs that allow you to conveniently plug-in some devices without having to reach behind the TV.
LED LED technology is only available on LCD televisions. It is not designed for use on Plasma TVs.
Local Dim Local dimming technology is only available on LCD televisions with LED backlighting.
Frame Rate This TV has a 600 Hz sub-field drive. Plasma TVs have near instantaneous pixel response times and excellent viewing of fast moving video.
THX Like most HDTVs, this is not THX certified. THX certification generally indicates that the TV will have high-quality picture performance. – LG 50PK550 Review
DLNA Not DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance). DLNA promotes interoperability between electronic devices, which makes sharing digital content easier and more convenient.
3D This LG television is not 3D ready. 3D TVs allow you to view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and programming, but are much more expensive.
Wi-Fi This LG HDTV is not Wi-Fi capable. You cannot wirelessly connect to your home-based internet network.
Internet Internet access is not available with this TV. You cannot view streaming internet videos, widgets, or applications that are available with many brands.
DVD Player Like most televisions, this LG TV does not have a built-in DVD or Blue-ray player. Most consumers purchase these items separately.
Depth This LG television has a thin profile with a depth of only 2.2″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – LG 50PK550 Review
Frame Standard, multiple-level design with some space between the screen and the bezel. Single-level designs can provide a seamless look that is preferred by some consumers.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – LG 50PK550 Review
HDMI Provides 3 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and two other devices such as a DVD player and video game console. Do you need to connect a PC as well?

 

 

LG 50PK550 Review » Features & Specs

SUMMARY

  • Display Type: Plasma
  • Screen Size: 50″
  • Screen Size Diagonal: 50.0″
  • Full HD 1080: Yes
  • Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • ED-Resolution: 1080p
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1
  • MPRT: 600 Hz
  • Intelligent Sensor: Yes
  • No. of HDMI Ports: 3
  • Pictures and Music via USB 2.0: Yes
  • Life Span (Typical): 100,000 hours
  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,514ft
  • Warranty: 2 Year Panel / 1 Year Parts & Labor


VIDEO

  • Dual XD® Engine: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Aspect Ratio Correction: 6 Modes
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching): HDMI™: 1080p/1080i/720p, Component: 1080p/1080i/720p, RF: 1080i/720p
  • Color Temperature Control: 3 Modes
  • 1080p Source Input: HDMI™: 60p/30p/24p, Component: 60p/30p/24p, RGB: 60p (WXGA)
  • Picture Mode: 8 Modes
  • ISFccc® Ready: Yes
  • Sub-Field Driving: 600Hz
  • Picture Wizard II: Yes
  • AV Mode: 3 Modes (Cinema, Sports, Game)
  • Image Sticking Minimization (ISM): 3 Modes
  • 24p Real Cinema (3:3 Pulldown): Yes
  • 3:2 Pulldown: Yes
  • Picture Reset: Yes
  • x.v. Color: Yes
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator: Yes


AUDIO

  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP): Yes
  • Audio Output Power (Watts – THD 10%): 20W (10W x 2)
  • Speaker System Details: 1 Way 2 Speakers
  • Dolby® Digital Decoder: Yes
  • Surround System: Infinite Sound
  • Bass/Treble/Balance Controls: Yes
  • Clear Voice II: Yes
  • Auto Volume Leveler II: Yes
  • EZ Sound Mode: 5 Modes


SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Smart Energy Saving: Yes
  • Freeze Frame: Yes
  • A/V Input Navigation: Yes
  • Input Labeling: Yes
  • Quick View (Flashback): Yes
  • Quick Setup Guide: Yes
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip: Yes
  • Key Lock: Yes
  • Closed Caption (CC): Yes
  • SimpLink (HDMI CEC): Yes


CONVENIENCE FEATURES

  • Language: English/Spanish/French
  • Auto Tuning/Programming: Yes
  • Channel Add/Delete: Yes
  • Favorite Channel Programming: Yes
  • Auto/Manual Clock: Yes
  • On/Off Timer: Yes
  • Sleep Timer: Yes
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep (When no video is present): Yes


SIDE INPUTS & OUTPUTS

  • AV In: 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.3 w/Deep Color): 1
  • USB 2.0 (Music/Photo): 1


REAR INPUTS & OUTPUTS

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • AV In: 1
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 2
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.3 w/Deep Color): 2
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) – PC: 1
  • PC Audio Input: 1
  • RS-232c In (Service Only): 1


CABINET/ACCESSORIES

  • Cabinet Color: Gloss Black
  • TruSlim Frame: Yes
  • Swivel Stand (degrees): +20º / -20º
  • Remote Control Type: Unified
  • VESA® Compliant (WxH): 400mm x 400mm


BROADCASTING SYSTEM

  • Built-In Tuner: ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM


POWER

  • Voltage, Hz: 100V ~ 240V, 50/60 Hz
  • Stand-by Mode: <0.1W


SIZE & WEIGHT

  • TV without stand (WxHxD): 46.1” x 28.5” x 2.2”
  • TV with stand (WxHxD): 46.1” x 31.0” x 12.2”
  • Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 52.4” x 33.2” x 13.0”
  • TV without stand weight: 63.1 lbs.
  • TV with stand weight: 68.3 lbs.
  • Shipping weight: 80.7 lbs