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LG 60PS11 - What is it?

post #1 of 257
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I found this TV online from a reputable source but cannot find any info on it. Is it a new model or an old one? How does it compare to the 60PS60?
post #2 of 257
New model, doesn't have THX mode which is a must unless you want to pay someone to calibrate for you.
post #3 of 257
I also checked with LG and they say it is a Canadian model with no US warranty.
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I chatted briefly with an LG rep online, and I was told the opposite Neil is the rep, this is copied from the transcript of my session.

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Neil: If the unit is purchased in the US, then the unit should have no trouble with the warranty. Also, I believe that this unit is being made available in the US as well as in Canada.
Neil: The warranty for this unit is 1 year coverage on parts and labor, with 2 years coverage on the plasma panel.

The tv is on newegg for $2,000 and free shipping, but I am really hesitant to buy without a) knowing for sure the status of the manufacturer's warranty; and b) seeing some positive reviews of the unit.
post #5 of 257
I just bought this TV from teppermans in Canada, I was told the same 1year coverage on parts and labor, with 2 years coverage on the plasma panel.

It was a package deal with a stand. I was able to talk the sales man down from $2495 CND to $1950 becuase we also bought a fridge and stove.

Only problem is that the TV does not ship from the factory untill July 2/09 to the depot.
post #6 of 257
I saw a LG 60PS11 being unboxed and turned on when I visited the Fry's Electronics in Duluth, Georgia, USA store this morning. A particularly good looking value today. Its picture menu lists two ISF profiles.

I couldn't find a pdf of the manual but here are the specs form the LG Canada site.
http://ca.lge.com/en/products/model/..._60ps11.jhtml#
post #7 of 257
wow hecka set for $1500 lol
post #8 of 257
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Originally Posted by isorashi View Post

I chatted briefly with an LG rep online, and I was told the opposite Neil is the rep, this is copied from the transcript of my session.



The tv is on newegg for $2,000 and free shipping, but I am really hesitant to buy without a) knowing for sure the status of the manufacturer's warranty; and b) seeing some positive reviews of the unit.

Frys just got this model. I checked with the salesperson who looked on their computer and found it has a 90 day Frys warranty, not one from LG.
post #9 of 257
Sounds like they transshipped it, so no warantee. Do you realy want to have the hassle of bringing something that big back to be serviced instead of in home service?
post #10 of 257
Has anybody purchased this unit? Futureshop.ca has this unit for $1,999.99, and I was wondering if it is as good as the LG 60PS60?

Side note: for any PS60 users, does it have a USB input?
post #11 of 257
Unless Fry's put a special purchase on this unit the tv is a regular production model with 2 ISF modes and a full 1 yr U.S. warranty. It's also fairly new which might explain why it's not in very many stores yet. Also, if you go to Fry's and see a 90day warranty on their computer disregard it, that happens with a lot of their products. For example I saw a Sony 52 XBR9 with a 90 day warranty on their computers awhile back so it's not indicative of what you actually get from the manufacturer. It doesn't have a THX mode but with 2 ISF modes I don't know that it's really going to be missed. Fry's had this model last week for sale for $1598, which was a pretty good deal.
post #12 of 257
how is this unit compared to the LG 60PG60?
post #13 of 257
bump for any reviews on this... esp vs the LG 60PG60. I saw this at fry's for 1799 yesterday.
post #14 of 257
Mine comes on July 4th (60PS11)...I'll post picks and specs once I have it set up.
post #15 of 257
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Originally Posted by smarttt View Post

how is this unit compared to the LG 60PG60?

Well, the biggest difference is that again unless this is some sort of special purchase on Fry's part the PS11 is a current model while the PG60 is discontinued. It's a production model and has a 1 year warranty but it might not be a fully available unit. Also, the PG series should have been replace with the PS series, in which the new model is the LG 60PS60. The upgrades from the PS11 to the PS60, from my casual observations, are thus:

THX mode
single pane glass surface
Mark Levinson speaker system
4 HDMI inputs
Higher dynamic contrast (1mil vs. 2mil I believe)

There might be (and probably are) more differences but that's what I can remember from comparing the two.
post #16 of 257
i have this for 2 days, its a new model for AUS and US according to sticker in the back.

full 1080p 1 year warranty and 2 years on the panel.

As per quality of set, its good deal at Frys special one day sale price.

I have returned 40" XBR to BB for this TV, no regrets at all.
post #17 of 257
I can't say for sure but based on reviewing the units on the LG site this looks like the 60" version of the PS30 (it is not a single layer set like the PS60). They seem to sell both a 50" and 60" version of the PS11 but the MSRP on the 50PS11 and 50PS30 is the same and the specs seem to be exactly the same (at least those identified in the site's comparison chart). My guess is this a rebadged model for sale primarily in big box stores (e.g. Bestbuy).

Incidentally, the 50PS30 is listed as having a "Real Cinema" setting - translation 120Hz mode that supports 5:5 for display of 24p; as the specs appear the same for the PS11 sets as the PS30 it seems they too offer this as well which really makes the 60PS11 for under $2K a steal.
post #18 of 257
Best Buy doesn't carry the 60PS11 so far. Fry's is the only B&M I've seen it at, and it's priced very cheaply there. The second best (or may be the best depending on your preferences) place to buy it is at NewEgg, which has it for $1,899 shipped.
post #19 of 257
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Originally Posted by EVT View Post

I can't say for sure but based on reviewing the units on the LG site this looks like the 60" version of the PS30 (it is not a single layer set like the PS60). They seem to sell both a 50" and 60" version of the PS11 but the MSRP on the 50PS11 and 50PS30 is the same and the specs seem to be exactly the same (at least those identified in the site's comparison chart). My guess is this a rebadged model for sale primarily in big box stores (e.g. Bestbuy).

Incidentally, the 50PS30 is listed as having a "Real Cinema" setting - translation 120Hz mode that supports 5:5 for display of 24p; as the specs appear the same for the PS11 sets as the PS30 it seems they too offer this as well which really makes the 60PS11 for under $2K a steal.

I was wondering where you found those specs?
post #20 of 257
I purchased this model at FRY's in Dallas a couple of weeks ago.

It works so smoothly and flawlessly. Got the warranty just in case it is a problem model. Like mosst of you, I found very little info on it. It is quite heavy, approx. 117 lbs with the stand.

I am still waiting for my wall extender to arrive so that I can mount it.

Got the manual. Any questions?

post #21 of 257
By the way the manual (which is awful and reads like an abridged version of the 60PS60 manual, which does explain all the settings a bit more clearly) is available online at:

http://www.lge.com/us/support/produc...lTab=documents
post #22 of 257
I found the specs on lge.ca. I don't have the link handy but if you go to the 50PS30 you will see that it lists the real cinema feature. There is also a link from there to what I believe was termed a microsite under which you can check the specs of everything including the PS11; the 50PS30 and 50PS11 look identical to me in terms of their specs and price.

I hope that helps.
post #23 of 257
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Originally Posted by EVT View Post

I found the specs on lge.ca. I don't have the link handy but if you go to the 50PS30 you will see that it lists the real cinema feature. There is also a link from there to what I believe was termed a microsite under which you can check the specs of everything including the PS11; the 50PS30 and 50PS11 look identical to me in terms of their specs and price.

I hope that helps.

Could you guys request CNET to review this set, just to see where does it stand to competetors!
post #24 of 257
I just bought mine today. The 60PS60 (with THX and single pane) is $1899 all week. At the price point, it's just impossible to beat the PS11, but I've read a couple of posts about "stuck" pixels out of the box. How many people are having this problem?
post #25 of 257
Fry's in Las Vegas had the PS11 on sale on 7/11 only for $1498, an incredible price ! I wanted to pull the trigger on that deal soooooo bad, but there is just so little info available on this TV so far that I chickened out. I'll probably kick myself later.
post #26 of 257
Same here, I am very tempted to get the 60PS11 but lack of feedback is stopping me.
post #27 of 257
There was an error in the Fry's advertisement concerning both this TV and the 60PS60, reporting they had Netflix streaming. Apparently, I was the first person to catch the error, once I got home and started studying the units' manuals online. I went back to the store, and they could not have been more helpful and apologetic. There are now corrections out everywhere. They did not have another television with Netflix streaming capacity, but made me a very good deal on the Samsung 63B550 as a gesture of goodwill, which will be delivered Monday. It cost me a fair amount more money, but the bargain factor was too compelling for me to turn down. All of which is to say that I'll be swapping threads, I suspect.

FYI: I did call LG, and they confirmed that any LG unit bought at Fry's comes with the full 1 yr P&L/2 yr parts warranty. The 60PS11 is a current model according to "Toni," with whom I spoke.
post #28 of 257
How does this tv compare to the samsung pn58bxxx series?
post #29 of 257
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Originally Posted by mtndave47 View Post

Same here, I am very tempted to get the 60PS11 but lack of feedback is stopping me.

I have the 60PS11 and am very happy with it. My single 'stuck' pixel only appears when a solid blue screen is shown, but it goes away during displays of other colors and every other time. Believe me, I've had my nose up to the screen looking for this pixel. I did a full Eye One calibration of the set over the past couple of nights, and like the other LG plasmas, black levels are its weak point. If you can live with an ANSI contrast ratio of about 2000:1 and can minimize light in the room to avoid reflection issues, this is a great set. It is pretty much equal to the 60PS60, but lacks THX mode (irrelevant because it does allow you to readily access the ISF mode with 20 point IRE white balance and a Color Management System). A touch more plain looking when off because it lacks the single layer design. If you can live with an LG plasma, the 60PS11 sits at the best bang for the buck price point. Not sure why LG provides such little information on this compared to the very similar 60PS60.
post #30 of 257
In regards to netflix streaming, I believe the only current LG Units that do this are the 50PS80 & the 60PS80, their flagship plasma models. As these two sets have ethernet capabilities one can also watch Utube, Yahoo and other internet content.
http://www.lge.com/us/tv-audio-video...-tv-50PS80.jsp

If I have errored here in providing information, please correct me.

http://www.youreviewelectronics.com/...60ps80-review/

Recently I purchased the 50PS60 up here in Canada and thus far I haven't had any issues. I am very happy with my purchase, at this time (i.e. no issues yet). There was some image retention on the first day, but I haven't notice anymore since then. I haven't seen a 60PS60 or 60PS80 in action, but if it's anything like the PQ on the 50PS60 it would be, in my mind, something I would look at purchasing. I wish I could have found a 50PS80 or 60PS80, that would have been interesting to see.
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