LG 50PX950 Review

LG 50PX950 Review » Ratings Guide
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Model Size MSRP 1080 Net Wi-Fi 3D Price Energy Design Best-

Plasma HDTV
50″ $1799 $36 Not


LG 50PX950 Review » Key Feature Ratings
Price The cost of this Plasma TV is $36 per inch of screen size. This is more expensive than average and is priced in the top 24% of new TVs.
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 10 key design features that make a difference. This HDTV has more key features than average and ranks in the top 22% of new TV designs.
Best-Seller This TV is not a top best-seller at a national store including Amazon, Best Buy, Sears, and Wal-Mart. – LG 50PX950 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 THX certified. This LG television closely reproduces the HD Color Standard used by filmmakers and ensures smooth motion for action-oriented content. – LG 50PX950 Review
DLNA DLNA certified (Digital Living Network Alliance) for some TV inputs to promote hassle-free connectivity and sharing of digital content between home electronics.
3D 3D television. You can view 3D content from select video games, Blu-ray discs, and even some 3D programming that is available. Does not include 3D glasses (about $150).
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi capable with either a built-in receiver or external adaptor. Allows you to wirelessly tap into your home wireless internet service instead of using ethernet cables.
Internet You can access internet videos and streaming content via widgets and applications. A wide variety of internet content is available, but you don’t have browser search capability.
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 2.1″. Slim TVs are attractive and more suitable for wall mounting. – LG 50PX950 Review
Frame Frameless, single level design that virtually eliminates the space between the screen and the bezel so that they seamlessly blend together.
Speakers Speakers provide 20 watts of total output power, which is about average. – LG 50PX950 Review
HDMI Provides 4 HDMI inputs so that you can connect a cable box and other devices such as a DVD player, video game console, and PC.



LG 50PX950 Review » Features & Specs


  • Display Type: Plasma
  • Screen Size: 50″
  • Screen Size Diagonal: 50.0″
  • Full HD 1080: Yes
  • Native Display Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • ED-Resolution: 1080p
  • 3D Ready: Yes
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 5,000,000:1
  • MPRT: 600 Hz
  • Intelligent Sensor: Yes
  • No. of HDMI Ports: 4
  • NetCast™ Entertainment Access (Broadband): Yes
  • Internet Services: Yahoo!® TV Widgets, Netflix®, Vudu™, YouTube™, Picasa™
  • Wireless 1080p Ready*: Yes (Wireless Kit Sold Separately)
  • Wi-Fi® Certified: Yes (Adapter Included)
  • Wi-Fi® Ready*: Yes (Adaptor Sold Separately)
  • DLNA Certified®: Yes (JPEG Images Only)
  • THX® Certified Display: Yes
  • Seamless Design: Yes
  • Pictures, Music and Video via USB 2.0: Yes
  • Life Span (Typical): 100,000 hours
  • Altitude: 2,900m/9,514ft
  • Warranty: 2 Year Panel / 1 Year Parts & Labor


  • Dual XD® Engine: Yes
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Aspect Ratio Correction: 6 Modes
  • TruBlack Filter: Yes
  • 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: 9 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
  • THX® Certified Display (w/Bright Room Mode): Yes
  • x.v. Color: Yes
  • DTV Signal Strength Indicator: Yes


  • 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


  • Smart Energy Saving: Yes
  • Wireless 1080p Ready (WHDI™): Yes (Wireless Kit Sold Separately)
  • Wi-Fi® Certified: Yes (Adapter Included)
  • NetCast™ Entertainment Access: Yes
  • Yahoo! TV Widgets®: Yes
  • Netflix Instant Streaming Ready: Yes
  • Vudu™ (Streaming): Yes
  • YouTube™: Yes
  • Picasa™ Web Albums: Yes
  • Freeze Frame: Yes
  • A/V Input Navigation: Yes
  • Input Labeling: Yes
  • Quick View (Flashback): Yes
  • Quick Setup Guide: Yes
  • e-Manual: Yes
  • Parental Control w/V-Chip: Yes
  • Key Lock: Yes
  • Closed Caption (CC): Yes
  • SimpLink (HDMI CEC): Yes


  • Language: English/Spanish/French/Korean
  • 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


  • AV In: 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.4a w/Deep Color): 1
  • USB 2.0 (JPEG/MPEG-4/DivX HD): 2
  • USB 2.0 (3D Glasses Only): 1


  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1
  • AV In: 1
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr) + Audio: 2
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1
  • HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.4 w/Deep Color): 3
  • RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) – PC: 1
  • PC Audio Input: 1
  • LAN: 1
  • RS-232c In (Control/Service): 1


  • Design Type: Seamless Design
  • Swivel Stand (degrees): +20º / -20º
  • Wireless Adapter: 1
  • Remote Control Type: 2 (Magic Motion and Unified)
  • VESA® Compliant (WxH): 400mm x 400mm


  • Wireless Media Hub: Not Included
  • Slim Wall Mount: Not Included


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


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


  • TV without stand (WxHxD): 46.9” x 29.0” x 2.1”
  • TV with stand (WxHxD): 46.9” x 31.7” x 11.6”
  • Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD): 52.4” x 33.2” x 13.0”
  • TV with stand weight: 76.7 lbs
  • Shipping weight: 88.2 lbs
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