Originally Posted by TechFan84
If they're looking for 3D and other features, I'd go with the LG 50PA6500. The U50 is great in terms of picture quality, but it lacks the features of the LG set. As for the burn-in, it should be similar between these two plasmas.
Just to clarify ... The LG PA6500 does not
do 3D , only the 6700/9700 .
Ive compared , both instore(s) with a less than steller video feed . Both are close in picture quality imo nice colors and blacks , sharpness was to hard to tell due to the bad feed , but as mentioned the the LG have plenty of video settings for more tweaking ; where as the U50 is pretty limited with the minmal/standard video settings (something I hated with our Panny 80u) .
Its a hard call , and for me the video tweaking and added hdmi kinda wins out for me .
Ive also compare the LG 6500 to the Panny UT50 , and both were close , but at one store the UT50 looked terrible (dull and tons of dithering) to where even the LG 50PA4500 (720P) looked alot nicer . Then compared the 6500 to the ST50 and both were closer in imagee than expected ( but the ST50 definitly won out , but at a 35-40% increase in price) .
If it came down to purely $budget$ , I'd have to go with the LG 6500 .