Electronics Review: LG 60PV250 60-Inch 1080p TruSlim Frame Plasma TV

I don't want to waste your time on this one. If you're one of those people who think LCD, LED, or even DLP are a lot better than plasma for some reason, you can go ahead and stop reading this review. You have the right to be wrong. I'm not going to go into all the reasons why plasma is the best option for most of you. However, if you ended up here because you're not sure about plasma or you just want one more confirmation about this particular model, then read on. 

Movies are better on a plasma; sports are better on a plasma. The big box sales guys may or may not tell you this. LED might be as good in many instances, but the price is still higher. Plasmas aren't as good in the bright lights of your living room. However, unless you sit around and watch TV all day, they're probably good enough. 

If you want to have the best picture in size and quality for the price, this might be your choice. I'm not going to give you all the numbers and tests. Just this: no one I know has a better picture quality/size (in the right conditions) and no one I know spent as little as I did for anything near that picture quality/size. 

That's pretty much it. This TV is not a smart TV, and it doesn't have all kinds of inputs. You're not going to get 3D out of it, either. After a year of owning this TV, however, I can see why it has not dropped any further in price while many others have: this is a very good television, and if you buy it, you will likely impress your family and friends in a way that their smart, 3D, 10 input, miracle-TVs simply cannot do. 

If you like the idea of 3D,  this one looks promising: Samsung PN60E550 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Slim Plasma HDTV (Black)

A Note About Size

If you're still uncertain about size, you can look at the sites that give you a calculator. Most of them tell you that if there's question, go bigger. I'd tend to agree, which means that I went with one of the bigger models available at the time. That was a year ago, however, and you have more options. My personal opinion is that this TV is perfect to view in the 6-15' range in my living room. If you have a really large living room, you might want something bigger, like the Sharp LC70LE745U 120Hz 70-Inch LED-Lit TV. But don't let your wife make you buy the 42" television that she thinks is just fine. You deserve much better than that, and we're not talking about a huge difference in price. It's a lot like when you bought her that .81 carat diamond when all of her friends were getting 1.01 carats, and she was all, "It's nice." You don't want your friends coming over and saying your TV is nice.