LG 42PT350 Review – 42-inch Plasma HDTVOriginally Reviewed on December 15th, 2011
LG 42PT350 Review: 42” Plasma HDTV
Up for Review: LG 42PT350 Plasma TV. This 42-inch plasma TV model was announced by LG, without some of the latest features including Smart TV, built in Wi-Fi and 3D HD support. It comes with various options to access your local library of music, movies, images, and video clips stored on different types of digital devices and discs. But a user will never consider buying the model, if he is mostly into the online streaming contents and internet browsing. Because, this set does not provide even the traditional wired methods to access internet.
The model offers an original 720p resolution, which is not high enough to support the latest HD movies, games, and television programs made with full HD and 1080p resolution. Further, most of the normal shows like news and weather are also available in full HD and this model fails to support the wide range of programs being aired on various television channels. But, LG has included the Picture Wizard II feature with a TruSlim Frame. The 1-inch wide frame helps in removing the distraction caused by the wide frame, while the Picture Wizard II deepens the black and provides enhanced picture quality.
It further offers an increased 600 Hz refresh rate high enough to support various content required different levels of sub-field driving. While the elders in your family can enjoy the normal programs and shows, your kids can watch their favorite sports and actions shows with the required level of refreshing. Various types of content become livelier with removal of the motion blurs. Further, the refresh rate helps in compensating the normal resolution by enhancing the contrast and image quality.
LG 42PT350 Features and Specifications Review:
- TruSlim Frame
- 10,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
- 600Hz Sub Field Driving
- 720p Resolution
- Picture Wizard II
- Smart Energy Saving
- 2 HDMI
- PC Audio Input
LG has further included smart energy saving options and Energy Star certification to save energy and having an impact on your electricity bill. You will also like the various input options offered by the model. The 2 HDMI ports allow you to connect compatible devices like Blu-ray players, camcorder, digital camera and game consoles. It also come with 1 PC audio input option for allowing users to access the digital music stored on their personal computer. However, you will miss some of the additional input options including USB ports and SD memory card slots. These options would have enhanced the options to access the content recorded and stored on such type of devices.
The model also scores much lower due to lack of internet connectivity features. While most of the latest TV sets are offering efficient and wireless internet access facilities through built in Wi-FI, it even does not support the traditional and wired method of internet connectivity. So it will not be loved by the people, who are mostly into internet browsing and online streaming content. Your overall scope of accessing a wide variety of content is also being affected due to the lack of this feature. A user can consider the TV set only to watch the television programs and shows along with the content stored on local digital devices and discs.
HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 42PT3503/5 stars!