LG 50PX990 review

Stylish, competent and delightfully user-friendly 3D plasma

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LG 50px990

Sound

Audio is decent, nothing more, nothing less. It follows the usual slim TV sound format, with a clear, if not particularly open, mid-range, a decent amount of treble detail, and bass that sounds unconvincing and underpowered when pushed at all hard.

Value

The 50PX990's price seems about right, for it places the TV comfortably in the middle of what is being asked for its direct rivals and is exactly in line with its level of performance.

Ease of use

The onscreen menus are excellent, combining plenty of high-quality icons with clearly presented, well organised lists of mostly jargon-free text. It's a testament to just how effective the system is that it is now being aped by many of LG's rivals.

Regularly used features such as the Freeview electronic programme guide (EPG) are fluid and cleanly presented the remote control is reasonably well laid out.

Even better, LG includes a second, simplified handheld unit perfect for everyday use, which is a really nifty touch.

Tech Specs

Product TypePlasma TV
Scan Format1080p
Standard Refresh Rate50 Hz
Digital TunerDVB-T (MPEG4)
Video Signal StandardHDTV 1080p
Number of HDMI Ports4
Product FamilyINFINIA PX990
3D Type3D
Brand NameLG
Screen Size127 cm (50")
Aspect Ratio16:9
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
HDMIYes
Weight with Stand (Approximate)34.80 kg
VESA Mount Standard400 x 400
Operating Power Consumption181 W
Standby Power Consumption200 mW
Dynamic Contrast Ratio5,000,000:1
RMS Output Power20 W
DLNA CertifiedYes
Height with Stand804.50 mm
Width with Stand1190 mm
Depth with Stand294.50 mm
3D TechnologyShutter
3D Glasses RequiredYes
Enhanced Refresh Rate600 Hz
Height737 mm
Width1190 mm
Depth52.4 mm
Product SeriesPX990
Maximum Resolution1920 x 1080
FeaturesWeb Content Access, PC Streaming, Media Player
ManufacturerLG Electronics
Product Model50PX990
Product NameINFINIA 50PX990 Plasma TV
Product LineINFINIA
Manufacturer Part Number50PX990
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.lge.co.uk
Marketing Information

The LG PX990 3D TV Infinia series is LGs flagship 3D Ready Plasma TV with sublime picture quality and stunning single layer Infinia design. Convert your living room to a sports stadium or cinema with this large experience perfect for watching sport and movies in crystal clear picture quality. The PX990 is among the first 3D Ready TVs certified by THX 3D and also offers 2D to 3D converting technology to transform your regular 2D viewing into an immersive 3D home entertainment experience.

Package Contents
  • INFINIA 50PX990 Plasma TV
  • 1 x Pair 3D Glasses (Active Shutter)
  • Wi-Fi Dongle
SpeakersYes
Weight (Approximate)30.20 kg