A new 60 inch plasma 3D TV
LG tries again its luck with a new TV, whose name is 60PZ950. The team who manufactured the device boasts about it as being one of a kind, alluring potential customers with an interesting advertisement. For this review we’ve performed a test with this TV it and here is our conclusion.
Full DH 1080p resolution
If you’ve never owned an LG TV, you don’t know what you’ve been missing on, because they have beautiful designs and the 60PZ950 plasma TV is enough proof of that. The elegant black bezel and silver stand will immediately draw your attention. What we first noticed upon looking at this product was its one-sheet exterior, meaning there was only one panel of glass that fronted the bezel and display. With measurements and weights such as 54.9″ x 13.6″ x 36″ and 44kg, this device was more compact, thicker and heavier than others, but we didn’t mind it one bit. The 60″ glass screen sports 600Hz/96Hz refresh rate, 1080p/24, TruBlack filter and many more. When we tested the TV for our review, we were pleased to see that it had 4 ways in which to adjust picture controls.
Not impressive performance
General performance was generally good. Accuracy in the color department was awesome, mainly thanks to the calibration factor; the neutral grayscale when the light was dim was the most neutral of all TVs we ever tested. As for bright lighting, the LG 60PZ950 had some problems, because it wasn’t able to correctly and effectively retain black levels and reduce the brightness of reflections. We were also disappointed with the black levels: they showed up awful, especially in movies with a lot of dark scenes. On the bright side, the TV delivered superb shadow details. The device had no issues when processing 1080p/24 video content. The 3D performed so-so, with not enough brightness or the image quality found on other such devices.
As with the Samsung PN59D7000, the LG 60PZ950 doesn’t offer 3D glasses, instead coming with a preinstalled Wi-Fi dongle.
The menu used by the device we tested in our lab was redesigned and its functionality was improved. It surely is one of the best ones on a TV today. Weird enough, the remote control features no Menu button and has an interesting shape. Using it was sometimes a bit tricky, because its response time wasn’t that fast; its main advantages: user-friendliness and the drag-and-drop function.
Web browser included
Moving on, the 60PZ950 HDTV has the following in terms of connectivity: 2 USB ports, Ethernet port, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 VGA-style PC input and much more.
As for applications, the latest TV offered by popular LG has a wide selection: Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Skype, Pandora, Google Maps and much more. We also came across a web browser and video search; the former worked fast and delivered an overall good performance.
These being said, the review conclusion is that the new LG 60PZ950 is a nice TV to take into account when you decide to buy a new one, but there are better products out there.
|* Resolution: 1080p|
|* Refresh Rate: 600Hz|
|* Display Size: 60 inches|
|* Image Aspect Ratio: 16:09|
|* Display Technology: plasma|
|* Image Contrast Ratio: 5000000:1|