LG 60PG30 Review – 60-inch Plasma HDTVOriginally Reviewed on October 21st, 2008
Review of LG 60PG30: 60” 1080p Plasma TV
The all new slim and elegant LG 60PG30 plasma HDTV is the latest addition from LG group. Thanks to its Dual XD Engines, 60″ full HD 1920 x 1080p resolution and advanced scanning, you can enjoy powerful, judder-free and smooth video during fast action scenes or sports.
With three HDMI inputs, you can experience advanced HD connectivity. The HDMI supports standard as well as high-definition video and multi-channel digital audio on a single cable. Its built-in tuners facilitate high-end digitized future. You can even access video on your computer with the PC input.
Adorned with an invisible speaker system, Dolby® Digital decoding and Clear Voice technology, the LG 60PG30 offers the luxury of crisp and enhanced audio sound field. What’s more, LG 60PG30 meets the U.S. government’s standard for ENERGY STAR qualification.
Priced around $3799.95 MSRP, the LG 60PG30 looks a bit expensive but has some cutting edge features to match some of the more well-known high end brands.
LG 60PG30 Features & Specifications Review:
Product Type 60 in Plasma Widescreen HDTV
TV Tuners NSTC/ATSC/QAM
Resolution 1920 x 1080p
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 30000:1
Brightness (cd/m2) 1000 cd/m2
Enclosure Color Gloss piano black
Dimensions without the stand
Width: 57.9 in, Depth: 3.5 in, Height: 37.4 in, Weight: 116 lbs
Progressive Scan Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Widescreen Modes Zoom, 16:9, Just
Viewing Angle 178 degrees
Pixel Response Time 5 ms
Display Menu Language Spanish, English, French
Backlight Life 100,000 hour(s)
Comb Filter 3D digital
V-Chip Control Yes
Color Temperature Control Yes (Warm/Medium/Cool)
Picture Adjustment Cinema/Sports/Game
Additional Features XD Engine technology, MP3 playback, Parental control, On-screen menu, 3:2 pull down compensation, JPEG photo playback, V-Chip, Channel labeling, Intelligent Room Illumination Sensor (IRIS), Video noise reduction, Digital MPEG Noise Reduction Circuit
Sound Output Mode Stereo
Surround Mode Yes
Sound Effects SRS TruSurround XT
Audio Controls Treble, Bass, Balance, Sound mode
Speakers Included 2 speakers
Output Power / Total 20 Watt
Additional Features Auto volume adjustment
Speaker(s) 2 x Right/left channel speaker – Built-in – 10 Watt
Connector Type 1 x Serial ( 9 pin D-Sub ) – Rear, 1 x Digital audio output (optical) ( TOSLINK ) – Rear, 1 x Audio line-in ( Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ) – Rear, 1 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) – Rear, 1 x Digital audio output (coaxial) ( RCA phono ) – Rear, 2 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) – Rear, 1 x RGB input ( 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD- 15) ) – Rear, 1 x Composite video/audio input ( RCA phono x 3 ) – Side, 1 x Remote control ( Mini-phone 3.5 mm ) – Rear, 2 x Audio line-in ( RCA phono x 2 ) – Rear, 2 x Component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) – Rear, 1 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) – Side
Service & Support 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details Limited warranty – Plasma display – 2 years, Limited warranty – Parts and labor – 1 year
The LG60PG30’s Fluid Motion technology along with super-fast 180Hz effect video-processing speed is what makes it a clear winner. The motion technology delivers performance of up to three times the panel’s actual refresh rate to make sure you get nothing less than clear and crisp video performance. With 16:9 aspect ratio and contrast ratio of 30,000:1, LG 60PG30 provides true cinema-like image quality.
The new Dolby® Digital audio decoding technique of LG 60PG30 offers advanced multi-channel surround sound for improved and better audio experience. The HDMI input is fully backward-compatible with DVI but you need a physical adapter to make the conversion.
From chic outlook to advanced technologies on the inside, the new LG 60PG30 has every feature to redefine your home HDTV viewing. The LG 60PG30 is a strong contender if you’re looking for a high-end HDTV but most shoppers would benefit from waiting around 6-12 more months for a price reduction.
HDTVUniverse.com gives LG 60PG30 8/10 stars!