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LG 42PJ350 Review

 

Model: LG 42PJ350
Description: 42" HD Plasma TV
Resolution: 1366 X 768 720p resolution
Power Consumption: Not Listed
Reviewer: Robert Wiley
Date: Summer 2010

LG 42PJ350 Review
The LG 42PJ350 had no problem with this dark HD Blu Ray shot even with its 720p resolution. The screen has good depth but lots of glare.

The two new features introduced with the 2010 LG plasma lineup, intelligent sensor technology, and "skin glass" received mixed reviews.

The 42PJ350 is the lowest price and feature set offering from LG's plasma lineup for 2010. This plasma offering has a unique place in today's TV world with a resolution of 1366 X 768 or 720p or 1080i. We dont have anything against 720p since much broadcast HD TV programming likely comes through in this resolution – as long as the 720p picture quality is excellent.This plasma will compete on it's looks, plasma picture technology, some nice features from LG, and certainly price.

Strengths

  • Picture Depth
  • Good for Dark rooms
  • Aesthetic appearance
  • Remote and menu functionality
  • Inbuilt speaker quality

Weaknesses

  • Picture Glare
  • Not good for bright rooms
  • Contrast
  • Subdued colors with 480i content
  • Intelligent sensor not useful

Price is certainly the name of the game with these 720p plasma offerings. At $539 you will find nothing in LCD or LED comparing to this plasma in price. But Panasonic and Samsung spoiled the party with their own 720p plasma offerings. The Samsung PN42C450 and the Panasonic TC-P42C2 are the two competitors. This LG offering has some slick features, a tight, thin, cabinet and good speakers. But the picture quality will likely be eclipsed by the Samsung offering.

Rating scale from 70 (denoting poorest quality) to 100 (signifying the very best quality). A rating in the 60s for any particular category of a product review indicates a serious defect which causes the product not to operate properly. Picture quality is double-weighted in the Overall Rating Score calculation.

LG 42PJ350 Specifications



 




Review Equipment Used: Sony Blu Ray BDP-S1 High Definition DVD player, Sony DVP-S50 DVD player (480i), Digital Broadcast Television, Sencore Color Pro 5000, Sencore Auto Cal Pro TWC6500, Sencore signal generator.

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