Side shots of Mr. Ferguson doing his monologue reveal the audience in similarly dim lighting, and it’s easy to see details in the shadows in the background.
LG’s Infinia 60PX950 is an excellent performer in all of the most important respects, and in both 2D and 3D modes. Like other 3D sets, the LG’s 2D-to-3D upconversion feature produces only a mild 3D effect (and that’s with the 3D effect setting cranked up to the max). The set delivers an excellent picture, and thanks in part to the THX certification, provides test bench performance that’s on par with professional studio monitors.
Considering that the 60” model tested here carries a suggested retail price that’s less than half what a top-performing 2D 60” plasma sold for just two or three years ago (e.g. Pioneer’s Elite Kuro), the big LG delivers good value at it’s price, even when you factor in the additional $360 for two pairs of LG’s rechargeable 3D specs. A roughly comparable, slightly smaller 58” Panasonic Viera 3D plasma set (their TC-P58VT25) currently carries a suggested retail of $3,400, but they’re offering a bundle with a free 3D Blu-ray player, two pairs of 3D specs, and a bonus 3D Blu-ray disc with the promise (at least for now) that purchasers will qualify to get an exclusive limited distribution (not for retail sale) copy of James Cameron’s 3D hit Avatar on Blu-ray). LG offers no such bundle at the moment, which might account for the lower SRP of their set relative to the Panasonic.
LG Infinia 60PX950
Screen size: 60” diagonal
Pixel resolution: 1920 x 1080
1:1 Mode: Yes
Video inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 RGB PC
Other connections: 4 stereo audio inputs, 1 3.5mm PC audio input, 1 optical digital audio output, 1 ATSC/NTSC/ClearQAM RF input, 2 USB ports, 1 RJ-45 LAN port, 1 aux port for connection to LG’s optional outboard media box
Dimensions (W x H x D): 55.4” x 33” x 2” (w/o supplied swivel stand)
Weight: 95.4 lb.
Warranty: 1 year parts & labor on the set, 2 years on the panel