The Official LG PV350T Plasma Thread
This LG 50" Plasma TV provides superb picture quality with a stunning razor frame design. Convert your living room to a sports stadium or cinema thanks to its crystal clear picture quality. The 50PV350 series is not only Full HD 1080p with LG 600Hz technology but also comes with freeview HD built in.
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In a next few days i have to decide which Plasma TV to buy, and 50PV350 is my strongest favorite.
But i cant find a lot of commentaries, and none of reviews of it, prolly becouse its a new model.
I would appriciate any info from owners of this plasma TV. I was told that almost is the same as the PK350 model.
Looks similar spec to the PK350,but has Freeview HD and an AR filter.
LG 50PV350T 50" Full HD Plasma TV buy online | Currys
Any decent review sites around for this, google is useless as I cant be doing with filtering through 500 sellers and price comparison sites!
Picked one of these up yesterday.
So far pleased with it. Picture is nice, especially with HD source. For £549 its a bit of a bargain.
Only problem I'm having seems to be due to my amp (which everything runs through) which is HDMI 1.1. When playing DVDs at 1080p the picture keeps blinking in and out. Play them at 720p it is fine. BluRays at 1080p are great. Running direct HDMI to the TV from BluRay and all DVDs are fine at all settings. So I do believe the problems are due to the amp and not the BluRay or TV.
Just to upgrade the amp now then :) isn't that a shame :thumbsup:
So is Richer Sounds the cheapest place for this still ?
saw this in apollo 2000
pic seem o.k but the glossy screen was fairly reflective like on many plasmas
don't know whether this has some sort of antiglare coating or not
So has anyone else bought this TV?
Its identical to the old PK350 (which reviewed very well) but has solved all the glitches, added an AR filter, has Freeview HD built in and I think is slightly thinner and runs cooler.
I'm thinking of buying this TV but i can't find a single decent review for it. I know it's supposed to be a replacement model for last year's pk350, which scored pretty well here, but that's about it. I read the specifications, about the FreeviewHD, AR filter and so on, but I was wondering if it's got any improvements regarding the input lag or maybe something IR related. I read the article about the pk350 and it sounds impressive, especially at this price point, so I'm guessing this year's updated version can't be worse, but I'd still like to read a review or a comparison before deciding.
I would have also appreciated at least one professional review.
Yeah, i guess you're right, too many TV's on the market today.
Anyway, I bought mine already so it doesn't matter anymore. So far I'm very happy with it. It's supposed to have some kind of antiglare coating but the screen is still quite reflective, however as long as you can control the amount of light in the room (and my room is very very bright during the day!) it's not really a problem. Blurays at 1080p look fantastic, SD not bad. I haven't done any kind of calibrating, just using standard Cinema mode for movies and reducing the contrast and brightness to 50% for the rest of the time for those first 150-200 hours. I tried a couple of games, can't say I noticed that huge input lag that was mentioned in the PK350 review, maybe they managed to fix it for this year's model or maybe I just don't "feel" it. So far, so good...
Would be very interested in your further opinions on this set . As my finger is hovering over the buy button . I will use it for :-
HD gaming (PS3)
And some Disney channel for my little girl !!!
Many thanks .
Well, I would suggest that you stop hovering and buy it already!:)
Regarding movies, as I've said blurays at 1080p look amazing, the colors are great, even though I haven't changed anything so far. I use it in Cinema mode with Gamma and Black Level set to "low". I haven't tried 720p so I don't know how well they scale. You might want to read the review for the PK350 as a guide though. I don't watch a lot of TV but i did see a football game the other day in HD and I was very impressed, the picture was sharp, with excellent motion resolution, as you would expect from a plasma.
As for games, well... after looking very hard, and I mean VERY hard, i managed to notice that input lag that the reviewer for the PK350 was complaining about. However, as I've already said in my previous post, I am really not bothered by it. I tried a couple of games, namely Crysis Warhead, Fallout 3, NFS Shift and TDU 2 and had no problems playing any of them. I'm not sure how big the input lag actually is, maybe it's slightly lower than in last year's model (50ms), or maybe it's the same, all i know is that my monitor (Dell U2311H) is measured at 10.6ms and in my plasma it's higher.
Also, one time, while playing Fallout 3 i noticed a strange tearing effect, somewhat similar to what you see when playing with Vsync Off and your FPS is higher than the refresh rate of the monitor. This effect however was manifesting itself only horizontally, right in the middle of the screen, and it was noticeable during panning. After messing around with the TV's and the game's display settings the effect disappeared and i haven't been able to reproduce it again, neither in F3 nor in NFS Shift.
These would be my findings so far. I must say that I haven't bought the TV to use it at gaming, as I do that on my PC and I'm more than happy with my monitor, so I can't say if you will be bothered by the input lag or not. Other than that, I have no complaints so far and, if I were to choose again, I would buy the same TV again.
Many thanks for the detailed response . I'm torn now between this tv and a LG 47 inch . Troubling times . Love doing the research though !!!
How are you finding the image retention, particularly with channel logos? You also said you saw a football game on it, how did it handle the score ticker thing for 2+ hours straight?
I think the console input lag can be reduced if you run the TV in game mode.
@ F27: I don't watch TV too much and when I do I usually change the channels from time to time, so the logos simply don't have time to stick! And it was the same during the football game, I changed channels during half-time so no IR there. I only notice some image retention after watching a two-hour movie without interruptions, after that the black bars at the top and bottom are ever so slightly visible, but it is so faint that if you don't know what to look for you probably won't see it. And it goes away very rapidly anyway. So I don't consider IR to be a problem. I was aware of this weakness in plasma technology and I was quite worried about it, but after seeing it with my own eyes it's not that bad at all. And I also read on these forums that plasmas are more prone to IR during their first 200 hours or so (mine barely has maybe 50 or 60) so I'm guessing that in time it will be even less visible and only after displaying a static image for many hours, like the HUD in a game or something. Regarding the input lag, you are probably right, I remember reading something similar, however I don't use my plasma for gaming and when I did it didn't bother me at all.
@ rocketrobbie: it's good that you are doing some thorough researching before buying, I did it too, however I don't think you can find a better AND bigger LCD in this price range. I bought mine for around £540 and there wasn't a LCD in sight that seemed better in any way.
I have found this lg 47pv355u led television . Seems a good television and can be had for £549 . Still leaning towards the plasma but worried about ir and screen burn !!
Could you let me know what the reflection on the screen Is like . Does it have a anti reflection filter or the like ?
Thanks again .
It's supposed to have some kind of filter but despite that it's still quite reflective. If the room is very bright and you can't control the lighting at all then you might have a problem, especially during sunny days. I don't mind it but I can darken my room in nedeed.
Does this TV have the same panel as the LG 50PK590?
I'm very tempted to get the PV350T, but it almost seems too good to be true that 2 less HDMI ports = £125 cheaper.
Have seen the pv for £499 and the pk for £549 at richer sounds the choice is very hard !!!
Well, here's a review for the 50PK590 LG 50PK590/ 60PK590 Review: 1080p Full HD Plasma TV. It has a THX preset mode for the best image quality out of the box, however according to the review even the basic controls such as Brightness and Contrast are locked out in this mode. Which kind of sucks! And apparently it doesn't any kind of anti-glare coating. Other than that it looks OK. I would still choose the PV350 but that's just me.
Have to agree with both of you that the PV seems the better deal , I'm not bothered about Internet apps and the anti glare filter is a must for me . Thanks for help . Just gotta wait til the 23rd now !!!
I bought one today :) It's definitely on the pretty side!
Battling to get Windows 7 Media Centre and Media Player Classic Home Cinema to play full screen though. I've got a big black border around them.
EDIT: Fixed it by adjusting the overscan settings in the ATi Catalyst Control Panel to 0%
Thewanted . Hi I'm still struggling to commit . I would appreciate your views on this television eg
picture quality on sky hd
Reflection on screen
Gaming if you do
Image retention on channels with logos
Sorry to ask do much . Just want to get it right !!
Thanks in advance
I think you may be asking the wrong person as I've owned the TV for less than 24 hours. However, I will say that I did not notice any reflection on the screen yesterday, but there are no windows in front of the TV in my lounge. The picture quality on BBC HD and Sky Sports 1-4 yesterday was just amazing.
I've upgraded from a Samsung 40" R87 that I think still has amazing picture quality, but this is a noticeable improvement. The glossy screen makes all the difference in my opinion.
I do have an Xbox 360, but I had to unplug everything yesterday in order to get the TV set up so I have not had a chance to play any games yet. I have played Vanquish on the PS3 on a friend's LG 50PK590, and I did not notice any input lag at all. I was far more interested in the huge picture and the quality of the image displayed. :)
To summarise, and as I said to my friend yesterday, for £499 I feel like I stole this TV from Richer Sounds. Go buy it, you will not regret it.
just purchased this TV set for myself, very happy with it but one thing thats baffling me is the internet connection... i've connected it to my router and tested the connection and it says its connected.. but what does it actually do? does it access the internet for youtube bbc iplayer etc or is it just there for no real reason? i cant find any sub menus for the net. i didnt buy the tv for those features but would be nice i guess
Thewanted , thanks for the post still torn to be honest . If you get time please let me know about image retention , especially on skysports channels and when you get round to getting your 360 up and running . Thanks alot. ,
Thanks F27, couldn't of asked for a better answer.
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