LG 60PA6500 (60-inch plasma)
Aside from arguably nicer styling, this otherwise lackluster TV's main advantage over the U50 is its better performance under bright lights. In such situations, the Vizio is even better, however.
- Overall score: 6.0 (3.0 stars)
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The good: The LG PA6500 is an inexpensive plasma with natural-looking colors and solid bright-room quality. Image processing is a highlight, with correct 24p response mating well with the full 1080p resolution. This LG has a living-room-friendly appearance and it's easy to use as well.
The bad: The LG evinced some of the lightest, least realistic black levels in its class. Colors lack some of the saturation found in the TV's peers, and it showed more temporary image retention. The LG suffers from solarization, which manifests as distinct bands in gradated colors.
The bottom line: The LG PA6500 is a decent plasma television if you'll have nothing less than 1080p for cheap, but it's not the best value at this level.
October 31, 2012 9:50 PM PDT
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| Caption by: Ty Pendlebury, David Katzmaier
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