LG 42PW350 Review

42" LG Plasma TV

Picture and Viewing Feaures

LG's PW350 series are a 720p resolution, active 3D line of plasma televisions. With the 720p panel and a lack of some of the bells and whistles of the higher end models the PW350 brings 3D down to a very affordable price point. Much HD programming is still in 720p or 1080i so you aren't losing much with the 720p resolution.

Appearance

The PW350 has a thin black bezel surrounding the panel and doesn't have the single pane of glass covering the entire front like the higher end LG plasmas. It's still a rather good looking television even if it is a bit understated.

Standout Features

The fact that the PW350 is a budget priced, 720p, Active 3D plasma is it's main standout feature.

Connections

4 or more HDMI inputs should be plenty on any TV. 1 Component video input should be sufficient for your favorite older DVD player. The main nuance inputs are USB and Ethernet.

-Phil Conner, Editor

Specifications

  • 42" class screen size (41.6" diagonal)
  • 16:9 native aspect ratio; 5 aspect ratio correction modes
  • ENERGY STAR certified
  • 3 HDMI v1.4 inputs with Deep Color and ARC
  • 2 component video inputs with L/R audio, 2 composite AV inputs, 3 USB inputs, PC input
  • Infinite Sound sound system with Clear Voice II, Auto Volume Leveler II and 5 sound modes
  • 10W + 10W (@10%THD) 1-way built-in speaker system; Digital optical audio output
  • Tabletop ± 20° swivel stand included; 400mm x 400mm VESA compliant
  • Standard remote control included; RS-232C, LAN, Remote, and Wire IR inputs
  • 3M:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Intelligent Sensor adjusts picture to fit room
  • Dual XD engine; XD Color (Active Color Management)
  • Just Scan (1:1 pixel matching) up to 1080p via HDMI or component; Up to 1080i via RF
  • 3 color temperature control modes
  • 8 picture modes
  • ISFccc ready
  • 600Hz sub-field drive
  • Picture Wizard II
  • 24p Real Cinema (3:3 pulldown)
  • x.v.Color
  • Bezel less than 1" wide
  • 3 Image Sticking Minimization (ISM) modes
  • Auto Off/Auto Sleep when no signal is present
  • 141W consumption; 0.2W consumption in stand-by mode
  • Smart Energy Saving
  • Dimensions (with/without included stand): 39"/39" W x 26.3"/24.2" H x 9.0"/2.0" D
  • Weight (with/without included stand): 47.4 lbs./44.1 lbs