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LG INFINIA 60PK750 60-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV Review

21 July 2010 View Comments Rating: 4.4/5.0
INFINIA 60PK750

The LG INFINIA 60PK750 is a 60-inch broadband 1080p Plasma TV that features full High Definition (HD) display with a sleek and elegant design.  This TV is part of LG’s INFINIA Series that has a slimmer profile than many Plasma TVs and offers great features that promises top performance at an affordable price.  This Wireless-ready TV also offers Net Cast Entertainment Access, a decent internet content, and more.

This TV has a native resolution display of 1920 x 1080 pixels that will make the most of your HD viewing experience from your Blu-ray or similar devices.  The screen has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio that has six aspect ratio correction modes.  The TV’s display is THX certified, and the display mechanism has a lifespan of more than 100000 hours.  The screen has a uniform display with no noticeable errors or blotches found in many LCD TVs.  There is no flashlighting at the edges such as is common in LCD TVs.  This TV’s screen construction is made of a single sheet of glass that may produce unnecessary reflections or ghosting when used in a brightly lit room or environment.

The TV’s dimensions are 55.2 x 34.1 x 2.1 inches (W x H x D), and it weighs approximately 104.1 lbs with the stand attached.  The TV’s TruSlim Frame effectively eliminates the unnecessary edges and designs, providing a seamless look to the screen and an overall sleek body.

The TV’s Dynamic Contrast Ratio rates at 3000000:1 with an actual performance of 2000:1.  This performance provides the TV the capability to display vivid details in both dark and bright images.  Deep black performance is excellent for this Plasma TV at 0.09 cd/m2.  The TV’s deep black level can provide good details in shadows and dark images without any problems.  The peak brightness performance is not as good as in LCD TVs.  Peak brightness level is about 200 cd/m2.  Pure white and other bright images may look dull and dark when viewed in this TV’s screen compared to LCD TVs.

Color accuracy is excellent for this LG TV as well.  There is no oversaturation in any of the major colors and the TV can accurately reproduce vivid and life-like images uniformly.  There are no errors or irregularities in color reproduction across the screen.

There are several video processing settings available to enhance the user’s viewing experience.  The TV has a Dynamic Contrast setting that adjusts the contrast level to maximize picture quality.  In addition, a Noise Reduction setting effectively eliminates noise in videos without compromising the video’s quality.  An Edge Enhancer enhances the picture’s edges to provide a sharper image.  The TV’s Intelligent Sensor automatically adjusts the TV’s brightness according to the room’s lighting to maximize your viewing experience.

This TV features a 600 Hz Sub Field Drive that provides seamless motion picture display.  The fast refresh rate provides smooth transition in fast action clips that effectively eliminates motion blurriness or juddering.  This property ensures sharp images when viewing any type of films and works well when playing games with your game console.

Plasma TVs have a wide effective viewing angle, and this TV is no exception.  The TV rates at an 88-degree viewing angle and effective viewing angle is about 70 degrees.  The wide viewing angle provides an excellent and consistent viewing experience at a wide range of angle in front of the TV screen.

The LG 60PK750 is Wi-Fi Ready with its adapter sold separately.  It also features broadband NetCast Entertainment Access that provides internet services like Yahoo! TV Widgets, Netflix, Vudu, YouTube, Picasa and more.

Connectivity options are located at the side and rear of the device.  At the side of the panel, you will have access to one AV In port, and HDMI/HDCP input (1.3 with Deep Color) and two USB 2.0 ports that support playback of JPEG pictures, movies and MP3 audio stored in your thumb drives.  At the rear of the panel, there is an RF In port (Antenna/Cable), one AV In, two Component Video Input, one Digital Audio Output (Optical), three HDMI/HDCP input, (1.3 with Deep Color), one RGB Input (D-Sub 15-pin for PC connection), one PC Audio Input, one LAN port and an RS 232 Input port (for service use only).

Internet features are a little limited for this TV.  It has access to a few of the major sources of online content like Netflix, Yahoo! Widgets, Picasa and YouTube that will provide news, games video streaming, pay-per-view HD contents, music and more.  You can access your Twitter account or online photo albums like Flickr thru the TV’s screen as well.  The internet connectivity options are decent, although other TV brands like Sony and Samsung offer more online content providers than what this TV can offer.

Audio output is in Infinite Sound format through the TV’s two internal speakers mounted at the left and right side of the panel.  Each speaker rates at ten watts, giving a total power output of 20 Watts.  This TV offers five EZ Sound Modes and LG’s Clear Voice II feature.  There are basic controls available for Bass, Treble and Balance.

The TV is also ENERGY STAR qualified giving it energy saving capability in both operational and stand-by modes.  The TV consumes about 268 Watts of power during operational mode, about 200 Watts in Power Saving Mode and about 0.03 Watts in sleep or stand-by mode.  The package also comes with a swivel stand for tabletop use and an infrared remote control.

One of its main competitors in its category is the Samsung UN55C700 LED TV.  The Samsung TV costs about $900 more than the LG TV but provides a better online content option and a 3D capability.  The Samsung TV supports an identical 1080p native display format and color accuracy performance.  The Samsung TV though, has a better contrast ratio performance of 2500:1 compared to LG’s 2000:1.  The boost in the Samsung’s contrast performance comes from its higher peak brightness level.  Connectivity options are identical between the two TVs.  The LG TV has a wider effective viewing angle compared to the Samsung TV’s 35 degrees.  For consumers willing to invest extra amount on their TV sets, the Samsung TV is a better choice between the two with its 3D capability and a more versatile online content.

The LG TV features a massive 60-inch screen, decent internet content, great contrast performance and a stable color reproduction system.  Viewing images and watching HD videos in this TV is perfect with its fast refresh rate and wide viewing angle that offers seamless display and consistent performance at any point in front of the TV screen.  Its sleek TruSlim design, wide screen and great performance make this TV a perfect compliment to a large room or office.

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Technical Specifications

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
Refresh Rate
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 HD Ready*
Yes
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

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
Wireless HD Ready (WHDI™)
Yes
Wi-Fi® Ready
Yes (Adapter Sold Separately)
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

CONVENIENCE FEATURES

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

SIDE INPUTS & OUTPUTS

AV In
1
HDMI™/HDCP Input (1.3 w/Deep Color)
1
USB 2.0 (JPEG/MPEG-4/DivX HD)
2

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)
3
RGB In (D-Sub 15pin) – PC
1
PC Audio Input
1
LAN
1
RS-232c In (Service Only)
1

CABINET/ACCESSORIES

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

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Wireless Media Hub
Not Included
Slim Wall Mount
Not Included

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)
46.6” x 29.1” x 2.1”
TV with stand (WxHxD)
46.6” x 31.5” x 12.2”
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD)
52.4” x 33.2” x 13.0”
TV without stand weight
65.9 lbs.
TV with stand weight
71.2 lbs.
Shipping weight
82.9 lbs.
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