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LG 50PM9700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 reviews of LG 50PM9700. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Views about the sound and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the remote control. Some have doubts about the reliability and glare.

image quality, usability, design, price, sound

glare, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 50PM9700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for LG 50PM9700


alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 user reviews of LG 50PM9700 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Reviewers really like the sound and design. The price and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and glare. There are some mixed reviews about the remote control.

usability, image quality, price, design, sound

glare, reliability

77% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: LG 50PM9700 50" Class 3D 1080p Plasma HDTVLG 50PM9700 50" Class 3D 1080p Plasma HDTV

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (

LG 50PM9700


With 3D, integrated Wi-Fi, and more, LG's line of PM9700 plasma HDTVs aren't short on features. But disappointing picture quality makes them tough to recommend over similar-price models, including LED-based screens.

Good 3D performance. Built-in Wi-Fi.

Significant picture issues. 3D glasses are not included.

The LG 50PM9700 is a full-featured plasma set, but significant picture issues hold it back from being a great HDTV—plasma or otherwise. Its seemingly always-on motion blur reduction is off-putting, the screen doesn't get particularly dark without...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Josh Fields (

LG 50PM9700


This LG is one of the more affordable flagships around, but it's not without flaws.

The PM9700 is a worthwhile plasma TV, as long as you don't care about 3D.

Sep, 2012

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LG 50PM9700 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


LG has launched the 50-inch plasma TV set with active 3D technology support. The model also sports an ultra-slick bezel design and offers much better video quality, resolution and subfield motion rate. A user also gets the options to access a wide...

Further, you can use these ports and terminals to connect compatible digital devices like camcorder, digital camera and gaming consoles to the plasma TV set. LG has also included the SmartShare 2.0 support that allows you to stream content stored on...

Mar, 2012

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I called LG and the only "fix" is to replace the panel....for about $150 less than what the entire unit costs. I will never buy another LG ANYTHING. EVER.


Less than 3 years old and it already has a dead pixel.

Dec, 2013

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Poor Quality...


I went through all of the manuals, picture wizard, setups for both TV settings and cable DVR settings, and still get ugly picture quality on my basic cable. I'm using the HDMI cable connection with the correct input selection. I was full of...

-Massive Size! -Lots of Extras -Intuitive & Attractive Menus

-Picture quality is very poor on basic cable channels. -Picture only looks good on HD channels. My old CRT from the 90's has better picture quality with my basic cable channels. -Picture Wizard is Misleading; Channels don't appear as high quality as...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Virtual Surround
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Equalizer: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Energy Star certified: Yes


24p: Yes
24p support:Y
3D compatibility: Yes
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (dynamic):5000000:1
Display Diagonal:50
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
HD type:Full HD
High frequency rate:600
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:1920 x 1080 (HD 1080)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 720p
Viewing angle, horizontal:178
Viewing angle, vertical:178

Energy Management

AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency compliance:B
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.2


Swivel angle range:20 - 20
VESA mounting:Y
VESA mounting interfaces:400 x 400

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes
Smart modes:Cinema, Game, Photo, Standard, Vivid


Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:2
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):Anynet+
Digital audio optical out:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:4
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
RF ports quantity:1
RS-232 port:1
RS-232 ports:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Annual Energy Consumption:190
Energy efficiency class:B
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.2


Parental Control: Yes

Smart TV

Internet TV: Yes

Technical Details

AV input: Yes
Color of product:Black

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC
Digital signal format system:ATSC
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):11.7
Height (with stand):30.4
Weight with stand:62.6
Width (with stand):46