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LG 50PZ950

alaTest has collected and analyzed 262 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the sound and design. The usability and value for money are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the black level and reliability.

image quality, value for money, usability, design, sound

reliability, black level

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the LG 50PZ950 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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LG 50PZ950


This 1080p plasma television with internet and 3D capabilities is purportedly the best LG has to offer in 2011. The LG 50PZ950 (found for $1,500 – reduced from the $2,000 MSRP) looks great, has all the features and should be a contender for best TV of...

High motion performance ; Strong resolution scaling

Inaccurate RGB curves hurt viewing ; Subpar 3D image quality

There are many of aspects to appreciate about the LG 50PZ950 ($1,500 – much less than the original $2,000 MSRP). This behemoth plasma screen has features aplenty. Just by buying an LG with internet connectivity, you get one of the best user interfaces,...

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LG 50PZ950


While Panasonic's and Samsung's flagship plasma TVs vie for best TV of 2011 , LG's best plasma of the year, the PZ950 series, can't match the picture quality score of even the less expensive step-down 3D Panasonics . The main culprit is LG's more...

The LG PZ950 series evinced excellent color in bright and dark areas, along with the even screen uniformity of plasma. The Smart TV Internet portal is well-designed with a solid selection of streaming services, and LG includes a Wi-Fi dongle. The...

This plasma reproduces light black levels and its screen handles bright rooms worse than other TVs. It showed mediocre 3D performance. Smart TV lacks Pandora, and its search is next to useless.

Although blessed with solid features, design, and performance, the LG PZ950 series can't match the excellent picture quality of other plasmas in its price range.

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LG 50PZ950 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


LG has tried making the Plasma models still more spectacular this year by getting rid of the nagging problems which Plasma panels are infamous for. You can expect much less reflection of light from the panels with practically no danger of burn-in. The...

LG has not implemented the passive 3D technology in the Plasma models. This set has the active 3D technology, which is still good enough for viewing 3D pictures. You can watch 2D or 3D according to the source that you have. The main problem with the...


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LG 60PZ950 Review – 60-inch Plasma HDTV


This model is among the advanced models previewed by LG, with a set of advanced audio and video related features, along with option to access a wide range of online and offline content. It also comes with a 60-inch plasma screen supporting full 3D HD...

Similar to the offline content access, you can also access a wide range of content offered by various popular social networks and content providers. The built-in Wi-Fi and Smart TV provides you with a more efficient and smart wireless internet access...

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LG 50PZ950


Some really nice features, spoiled by some terrible performance issues

High motion performance; Strong resolution scaling

Inaccurate RGB curves hurt viewing; Subpar 3D image quality

There are many of aspects to appreciate about the LG 50PZ950 ($1,500 – much less than the original $2,000 MSRP). This behemoth plasma screen has features aplenty. Just by buying an LG with internet connectivity, you get one of the best user interfaces,...

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LG 60PZ950 Plasma 3D HDTV Reviewed


If you are looking for a 3D plasma, or just a plasma with a large screen, the LG 60PK950 is definitely worth your attention as it provides a lot of screen real estate and features at a reasonable price....

The 60PK950 is a 3D-capable TV. It is THX-certified for 3D and 2D content ; Plasma TVs generally do not suffer from viewing-angle limitations or significant motion-blur issues ; The TV has plenty of connection options and picture adjustments ; The...

LG does not include any 3D glasses in the package, and the glasses cost $129.99 each ; Plasma TVs generally are not as bright as LCDs, which is important with active-shutter 3D technology ; The 60PZ650 does not include a "smooth" de-judder mode for...

The plasma category is where you're going to find the best deals on the biggest screens in the TV market, and screen size really does matter if you want the most effective 3D presentation. Even though the 60-inch 60PK950 sits at the top of LG's plasma...

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LG 60PZ950 Plasma TV - A Blacker Shade of Pale


It took this plasma screen a while to reach us, but that didn't dampen our enthusiasm in dissecting this 3D Smart TV from LG the moment it got here. So was it any good against the likes of its PDP competitors? We've got all the details for you!

Elegant designFast response timeExcellent 3D depths and clarity

Subtle image retentionSub-par black depths

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LG 60PZ950


Even though it doesn't have built-in Wi-Fi and it doesn't come with any 3D glasses, this 3D TV will still be able to impress your guests. The display resolution and contrast ratio are both excellent and, since it's a plasma television, it has a 600Hz...

This plasma TV features 600Hz sub field driving for smooth motion onscreen

It does not come with 3D glasses and it requires a USB Wi-Fi adapter for wireless internet

The LG 60PZ950 is a great 3D TV, but it comes with minimum accessories.

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LG 50PZ950


The LG PZ950 50" 3D plasma HDTV has a strong feature set, attractive design and decent performance, but it does lack slightly in overall picture quality compared to other similar plasmas. It does have great Internet applications and the design of the...

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"For the money a wonderful feature packed display"


After much deliberating and research I settled for this display after looking at Samsung LEDs and the Panasonic plasma units.

+ Picture quality is wonderful

- No have for now

Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion:No / Yes
Application Store:No / Yes
Application Store (IPTV):No / Yes
DLNA certified: No
DVB-S:DVB-S2 (HD) / No
DVB-T2: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):No / Yes
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video / No
PC Streaming: No
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT): No
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording:No / Yes
Web Browser:No / Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus:No / Yes
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface:No / Yes
Headphone Output:No / Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video / No
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card: No
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:No / WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Not Applicable / VESA 400 x 400 / VESA 600 x 400


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C / Unknown
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type of Monitor:Plasma