Last week bought LG 50PK250N (N in the end stands for Nordic – it is same as 50PK250 with addition of DVB-C receiver). It is a 50″ Full HD 600Hz plasma TV set with DVB-T/C tuner, two HDMI inputs and two Scarts. It is energy efficient, with max 190W power consumption that can be further reduced by few different energy saving schemes (intelligent sensor, minimal, medium, etc.).
So far I like it very much – picture is sharp, even on SD TV channels, it is not heating the way old plasmas were, and user interface is rather usable, and I do not see any burn-in or “ghosting” issues. Yes, it does not have any multimedia and/or networking functionality, but for me these were non-requirements as I am using my company’s media center which does much-much-much more than any TV in the market can offer in this field (see ClaroVision for more info).
At this moment I can say only three negative things (all of them minor):
- I did not manage to calibrate the screen the way I wish yet – white tends to be too “shiny”. I guess I can improve the situation a bit, but, on the other hand, it is probably stupid to expect super-duper picture quality from a 699€ TV (that is how much I paid for it in Gigantti; it was an offer, and now they are more expensive), especially that this issue is not really that bad.
- TV channel switching is rather slow, especially on paid channels – it can take 3-5 seconds easily, sometimes more. I wonder how that fits into NorDig requirements of 1.5 sec for FTA channels? :)
- There are some annoying usability things with the input switching – I can imagine a bit simpler user interface, both on-screen and remote control, for switching between integrated DTV and e.g. satellite receiver.
All in all, it is a great TV for a good price, and I can definitely recommend it! (with a note, that you should consider if 2 HDMI inputs is enough – for me it is).
UPDATE (2010-09-07) Still very happy about the TV. There is no picture ghosting/burn in whatsoever. Colors are mostly great, except for white – it is too “shiny” and white object lack details, but it is not too critical, at least for me. Automatic light sensor is sometimes (e.g. in the early evening) changing energy parameters up and down, which could get annoying, but it is easily “fixable” by selecting some energy saving profile manually.