It’s been a while since we tackled any plasma televisions, so I was glad to find there were actually some we hadn’t reviewed. And with that note, we start in on a week of plasma with the LG 50PJ350, a television that may not be as nice as some, but will do a fair job in the value arena.
The LG 50PJ350 is a fifty inch 720p plasma television that offers a variety of AV modes to control settings in different use situations, Picture Wizard for easy screen calibration, Intelligent Sensor for when Picture Wizard seems too much like work, 24p Real Cinema capability, Clear Voice II, two ten watt speakers with Dolby Digital decoders and the Infinite Sound surround system, three HDMI ports, two component inputs, two composite inputs, one RF input, one PC input, one USB port, and one digital audio output.
Not bad. That’s the first thing you have to say about this. Sure, 720p will never outclass 1080p in terms of looks (though this one does all right) and two ten watt speakers will only do so much for sound (though the augmentations of surround sound and the like do certainly help out), but still–you’ve got a fairly decent representative of the plasma television subspecies here.
And in a rare twist, for cone, the price isn’t terrible. Over at Amazon, they’ll sell you one of these for six hundred eighty nine bucks, and if you’re willing to go used, the price only drops from there.
So you’ll likely find a better deal than the LG 50PJ350 out there, but still, for big screen plasma action, this one will certainly do the job.