Originally Posted by tylerSC
The salesman at Fry's tried NOT to sell me an LG panel. They had the 50PZ950 on sale for $799. New in box. Was thinking about getting it. He said he would never personally purchase an LG plasma, he would only consider Samsung and Panasonic. Played around with all menu settings and picture modes on display model. Could not get it to look good. Changed my mind and did not get it. The newer lower end 2012 model, LG50PA6500 on display actually looked better, and they offered to sell it also for $799. For some reason, the lower to mid level LG plasmas seem to look better than the higher end versions. The PK550, PZ550, and PV450 have gotten more favorable reviews. And that PA6500 does seem to look good this year, although black levels may not be as good as the competition.
Yep, that's what they all say, salesmen that is. They even do it with LCDs, or did if they don't anymore. And I have yet to speak with a salesman that even knew the benefits of an LG tv either. They don't tweak them and they usually put them in the worst spot in the store- unless they're just trying to get rid of them.
Last year's plasmas were bad, all of them, and LG's black where awful but most who bought the PZ950 loved them. Like I said earlier, people buy LCDs and LEDs with their poor blacks, flash lighting, clouding and light bleeds.
I have 2 LG LCDs, never had a reason to call customer service- one is a year old and the other is 5 years old. I also own a 42G25, bought it in December 2010, sight unseen, based on research. That TV is the reason why I now want a big plasma. If the review for PM6700 comes out with blacks in a decent range and low glare while on, then I'll have to go see it and the ST50 in person. I actually would prefer passive 3D.