The LG 42PT350 42" Plasma HDTV
Now experience a mesmerizing picture quality with 42-inch 42PT350 Plasma HDTV from LG. This Plasma HDTV features the powerful 720p resolution which delivers a clear and captivating picture with a contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1. See sports, fast action and video games like never before with the 600Hz Sub Field Driving technology which virtually eliminates motion blur. Additionally, get easy self-calibration with on-screen reference points for key picture quality elements such as black level, color, tint, sharpness and backlight levels. The Intelligent Sensor feature automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. Moreover, HDTV is ISFccc ready, it contain the detailed standards necessary for professional calibration of brightness, contrast, tint, sharpness, color levels and much more to meet local lighting conditions for both day and nighttime viewing. Plus the 42PT350 HDTV has 3 HDMI ports for better connectivity. With all these features and more, the less than 1-inch wide TruSlim Frame trims away distraction of wide frame.
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Of the many hundreds if not thousands of HDTV units, both big brand name and 'generic', this LG 42PT350 was 1 of only 8 models tested by Consumer's Reports out of all sizes, all prices and all formats which the magazine chose not just to praise but to actually recommend for purchase. I ordered this unit largely on the strength of that review and this set did not disappoint. The fit and finish are outstanding as are the "thin frame" edging, which really are so thin they virtually disappear. Don't worry about the 720 aspect of this set as it presents beautifully. I went against the majority and purchased a plasma set to assure that the near 180 degree seating around the set would be visible to all and I am so glad I did. A 'beginner's set' in price only as the features it provides for self-tuning the image staging compare favorably to professional screen staging if you are methodical. Go buy it!
I decided to try plasma after being dissatisfied with the black level, color accuracy, and blur reduction capabilities (using 120 Hz gave a very unnatural look) of the Samsung LN40D630, a well rated LCD set. My studio apartment faces north (room not too bright) and I watch the majority of TV in the evening. I used the picture wizard setup, and am very pleased with the results. Clearly brightness is not on par with LCD/LED sets; however, I am more concerned about color accuracy, black level, uniformity, and motion smoothness. The LG delivers on all these fronts. As well documented, the glass screen used in plasma TVs will reflect light noticeably, so I'd recommended not placing in front of window or strong light source. All in all, an excellent option for those seeking an affordable 42-inch set.