LG, a South Korean manufacturer of high quality electronic products serves around the world with their top class technology and innovation features. Home entertainment has become very sophisticated these days, as the technology of this generation got a vast growth in the past two decades. LG has become one the trusted brands in the UK, they made their own customer base with loyal fans to welcome their new innovative products. 3D technology is rocking the televisions market, as everyone started expecting 3D compatibility in a LCD or Plasma TV. LG 50PZ850 Plasma 3D TV is the latest launch from LG and it made a great revolution than any other Plasma televisions made so far. There are two reasons made this 50 inch widescreen television unique from other TVs in its class. First, is the active 3D playback in a plasma display and second is the PenTouch feature. Let’s see what LG 50PZ850 Plasma 3D TV can do to take the home entertainment to the next level.
Yes, LG 50PZ850 has a mesmerising design and looks attractive than any other televisions of this range. The Razor Frame made the bezel really slimmer and this is the slimmest bezel to come with a Plasma TV so far. As the bezel is thinner, it gives an immersive and deeper viewing experience. The silver finish gives an alluring and attractive look to this 50 inch Plasma 3D TV. If you want to gather attention of the neighbours and visitors by your home interiors, just wall mount LG50PZ850 in a well designed living room. It will add extra spice to the interiors and gives a rich look to the environment no matter where ever its wall mounted. When you pass through an array of Plasma televisions in a high street store, we are sure this 50 inch Plasma TV will get your attention with its unique look.
As the screen is 50 inch with widescreen, this LG 50PZ850 Plasma 3D Television can be elegantly wall mounted in a large living room or a spacious master bedroom. It can fit well in a home theatre room when it is wall mounted and delivers an unbelievable 3D experience with its active 3D technology. The TV looks great when it is wall mounted or even when it is kept standing with its quad stand. The four legged stand gives the maximum grip to the TV when it is kept standing and makes sure the TV is kept in perfect balance. LG 50PZ850 50 inch Plasma widescreen 3D TV is super slim and not bulky like other plasma televisions in its class. It has a great steel finish with protective skin glass finish. There are possibilities that the TV screen may get scratches as well as finger prints on usage, the unique skin glass protects the screen from external scratches while using the pen to scribble around the screen and gives a crystal clear picture.
Display and Picture quality
LG 50PZ850 50 inch Plasma 3D TV is with 50 inch Plasma screen and Pentouch feature to write over the TV screen. The colours are vibrant and natural, in the widescreen mode with the maximum aspect ratio of 16:9. In all flat televisions, we always expect the black levels to be accurate enough to make crisper picture. In this LG 50 inch PZ850 series television, the black levels are up to the plasma TV level and it cannot be compared to the better black levels of the LCD televisions with the combination of LED backlighting. But when we compare the picture quality with any other 50 inch Plasma televisions of its class, this Plasma 3D TV stands apart with its amazing picture quality. The high dynamic contrast ratio of 30000000: 1 supports high quality pictures with great contrast levels. It won the THX certification which is a widely accepted standard accreditation for the picture quality. This 50 inch Plasma TV can support up to the full HD resolution of 1080p, just like the other Plasma televisions of this generation. Please note that the Full HD can be experienced only when a Full HD input is given to the televisions and the resolution differs as per the resolution of the given input.
We are not surprised to see the 24p real cinema in 50PZ850 widescreen THX certified Plasma TV, as it is also present in other Plasma televisions from other manufacturers. But this is one of the best available frame rates per second. It means it can produce up to 24 frames per second, to deliver a real cinema experience just like being watched in cinema halls. It ensure the true speed of the pictures produced with the refresh rate of 600 Hz, while watching high definition action sports like football, F1 racing and rugby. You will not miss any of the high speed action moves performed in a stunning action movie as the motion blur is almost impossible with this high refresh rate frequency of 600 Hz. LG gave eight picture modes to highlight optimised picture settings according to the type of picture being watched, they are Vivid, Standard, APS, Cinema, Sports, Game, Expert 1 and Expert 2. And yes, you can also define the picture setting manually as per your comfort. LG’s latest Picture wizard II is added in this 50 inch Plasma television, it is meant for beginner level users who are still learning to adjust the colour levels. It guides you through the adjustment of black level, white level, tint, sharpness and picture colour by giving options three options of low, recommended and high to choose to get a great colour levels without messing with too many options to define the picture colour levels.
Active Shutter 3D
It looks like LG is bored of passive 3D technology as they were sticking with when the rivals stepped one step ahead with the Active 3D. Actually it is a good move by LG by giving active shutter 3D in LG 50PZ850 50 inch Full HD television. With the help of 3D XD engine, both 2D and 3D pictures can be enhanced to give the best out the given input. The 3D compatibility delivers deep immersive 3D pictures with HD quality and it gives a better home 3D experience than passive 3D televisions. Thanks to the 2D to 3D conversion feature which enables the conversion of normal 2D pictures in to high quality 3D pictures in 20 different effects, anyway it cannot reach the true quality of an original 3D input through a Blu-ray. It supports well with Sky 3D which takes handful of 3D channels to your living room. LG supplies only a pair of active shutter 3D glasses with the television as they are expensive than passive 3D glasses.
Draw, Colour and Scribble with Pentouch
As we mentioned earlier, LG 50PZ850 50 inch Plasma Screen 3D HD TV has a revolutionary feature of Pentouch, which is rare to find in any other televisions of its class. A magic pen supplied with the television acts as a magic wand to enjoy this unique feature. It comes with compatible applications pre-installed to support the Pentouch feature. Kids would love to draw and paint in the 50 inch widescreen with the help of the magic pen. Sketchbook is one of those applications brings the provision to draw, colour, and sketch over the screen. The photos and sketches can be kept as digital diary in the TV itself using the preinstalled family diary in this 50 inch Pentouch Plasma television. With the help of the magic pen, you can play Solitare, online games, browse through the internet and many more tasks interactively.
The magic pen is not only for fun features, it can be used for professionally by connecting your PC into the TV and make changes in the office documents and print those out using with a printer connected to the PC. The Pentouch feature is great to use for educational purpose, as nowadays the educational institutions are using multimedia devices to make the classroom more interactive and equipped with latest technologies. LG 50PZ850 could be used as a digital white board with 50 inch widescreen in the classroom to demonstrate and show presentations.
LG 50PPZ850 50 inch widescreen Plasma 3D TV comes with inbuilt Freeview HD tuner. So you don’t have to spend a penny to get bring Freeview HD channels to the living room. Freeview HD channels like BBC one HD, BBC HD, ITV one HD and Channel 4 HD can be viewed at free of cost without any subscription or contract in high definition. Please make sure your favourite channels are available in your area as the set of Freeview HD channels varies by location around the UK. Please refer the Freeview HD website for further details on available channels in your area.
LG 50 inch PZ850 series Plasma Pentouch television is powered with two 10w speakers in 1 way 2 speakers system. The infinite surround sound enhances the sound to a considerable amount and produces high quality surround sound when connected with a surround speaker system. There are five manufacturer defined audio modes which are standard audio settings as per the type of picture being watched in the television.
There are three HDMI ports (2 rear and 1 side) given to connect high definition devices. In the rear LG 50PZ850 widescreen Plasma 3D television comes with an optical digital audio out to connect digital audio devices which outputs digital audio. USB port allows you to connect external USB devices to access media files like photos, video footage and audio files in the TV also to transfer data from the television. An additional wireless dongle can be connected to the USB port to access internet for video streaming and web browsing. The inbuilt Ethernet port gives the provision to connect internet through a high speed LAN cable or from a home plug adapter.
LG 50PZ850 widescreen Pentouch Plasma television is a great choice if your requirement is to get a Plasma television with 3D capability. However we would always recommend the combo of LCD television with LED backlight which could be a better choice to get better blacks and picture quality than Plasma televisions. Any Plasma TV fans will love this 50 inch Plasma 3D television for its Pentouch feature as well as stunning picture quality. This is high recommended if your need is to get a 50 inch Plasma television, as it worth its price. Here we compare the best offers from top retailers in the UK to give you the best price on LG 50PZ850 Plasma 3D television.
LG 50PZ850 50″ 3D Plasma TV – Technical Specification Table
|Dimensions (W x H x D) cm||1169 x 784 x 349(with stand)
1169 x 712 x 53 (without stand)
|Weight||30.2 Kg (with stand)
28.1 Kg (without desktop stand)
|Screen Size||50 inch (Diagonal)|
|Four legged stand||Yes|
|Full HD||Yes (1920 x 1080p)|
|Image aspect Ratio||16:9|
|Frame rate||600 Hz|
|3D Type||Active shutter|
|2D to 3D conversion||Yes|
|24p Real Cinema||Yes|
|Speakers||20 watts (2 x 10w)|
|Surround||Yes, Infinite Surround|
|Dolby digital decoder||Yes|
|Speaker system||1 way 2 speakers|
|Smart energy saving||Yes|
|Features||Active shutter 3D
Full HD 1080p
2D to 3D conversion
|Connectivity||3 x HDMI
1 x USB Port
1 x Ethernet port
1 x Optical digital output
1 x RGB in
1 x RF connection input
1 x SCART input
1 x PC audio input
1 x AV in
|3D glass included||Yes (one pair of active shutter 3D glasses)|
|Warranty||1 year Parts and Labour|
Friday, March 30th, 2012