It's getting toward the spiky end of 2012, and save the mythical appearance of the OLEDs, most of the important TVs have been reviewed. This leaves us with televisions like the PA6500: not a dreadful plasma by any means (no, that's the Panasonic X5), but it's nonetheless a run-of-the-mill budget TV. It does some things right -- shadow detail, natural-looking colors -- and some not-so right -- LCD-like black levels leading to a less "present" picture. While the TV doesn't have any features when compared with more expensive models, if you're looking for more bang for your buck, a "dumb TV" is the way to go. Alas, this isn't the one to go for, as the LG PA6500's biggest problem is something that is actually out of the company's control -- its competition is too good. The entry-level Samsung E450 is the same price, and a much better performer.Read the full review of the LG PA6500.
September 26, 2012 4:04 PM PDT
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