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Are LG Plasma TV's Any Good?

My son is considering buying a plasma tv because I've got a Samsung Plasma that I love. I don't know the model number but I do know the tv he's considering is an LG. I seem to recall that LG has been somewhat of a lemon over the years.

Am I correct - or are LG plasma tv's just fine?

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My son is considering buying a plasma tv because I've got a Samsung Plasma that I love. I don't know the model number but I do know the tv he's considering is an LG. I seem to recall that LG has been somewhat of a lemon over the years.

Am I correct - or are LG plasma tv's just fine?

For the most, relative to Panasonic and Samsung, they are not very good, but might still be OK for the price (depending on the price). Their biggest weakness is a lack of good blacks.
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LG's are fine, plenty of good/reliable models last few years.

Problem is, where are you going to fine/buy one ????
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LG's are fine, plenty of good/reliable models last few years.

Problem is, where are you going to fine/buy one ????
There is a dealer in my sons town who has several in his stock.
Don't know if they are new, or just old (but new / never used) inventory.
Are they still being made?
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There is a dealer in my sons town who has several in his stock. Don't know if they are new, or just old (but new / never used) inventory.Are they still being made?
NO, so if they are NIB let us know who has them and where.
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For the most, relative to Panasonic and Samsung, they are not very good, but might still be OK for the price (depending on the price). Their biggest weakness is a lack of good blacks.
Which sadly renders them(LG plasmas) hard to live with. Blacks and dark scene performance is why many of us cling to our plasma TVs in the first place.

So a plasma having bad blacks would be like an LCD not being bright enough or not being able to cut through ambient light. Not good!

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Looking at LG plasma at Microcenter previously, it's nowhere compared to the Kuro (even the 8G Kuro)
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Which sadly renders them(LG plasmas) hard to live with. Blacks and dark scene performance is why many of us cling to our plasma TVs in the first place.
So a plasma having bad blacks would be like an LCD not being bright enough or not being able to cut through ambient light. Not good!
The black levels on the last generation have come so far from 10-15 years ago it isn't funny. Back then, yeah, the black levels were lousy. I'm sure the intro scenes for STAR WARS probably looked more gray-like.

But today, the blacks on most of the plasma TVs produced after 2010-12 are pretty good. You don't need the near-perfection of the ZT or VT models to get good performance. And for MOST PEOPLE they won't be able to really tell the difference.

The AVS experts can, but that's another story.
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The black levels on the last generation have come so far from 10-15 years ago it isn't funny. Back then, yeah, the black levels were lousy. I'm sure the intro scenes for STAR WARS probably looked more gray-like.

But today, the blacks on most of the plasma TVs produced after 2010-12 are pretty good. You don't need the near-perfection of the ZT or VT models to get good performance. And for MOST PEOPLE they won't be able to really tell the difference.

The AVS experts can, but that's another story.
Fair enough. Things certainly have gotten better over the years.
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I am a big tube guy and need a new TV and would prefer to a plasma but all I read and hear about is 4K 4K 4K so now I have shifted away from Plasma.
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My Costco bought 60inch lg plasma is very close to my Panasonic 65s60. It has an excellent crisp picture and is, by far, better than any lcd's I compared it to when I bought it a few years ago. It's also held up well to being on over 12 hours a day.
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My son is considering buying a plasma tv because I've got a Samsung Plasma that I love. I don't know the model number but I do know the tv he's considering is an LG. I seem to recall that LG has been somewhat of a lemon over the years.

Am I correct - or are LG plasma tv's just fine?

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LG plasmas are just fine. There are plenty of people on here who bash them, but these folks have not actually owned one - they just repeat what they have read on the internet. I have a 2011 50" Panasonic and a 2015 60" LG - the LG blows the Panasonic away, and the smart features and magic remote are outstanding. My LG displays the very best picture I have ever seen (have not seen a Kuros). I would buy another one in a heart beat (if only I could find one)!
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