LG 60PK950 Plasma HDTV First Impressions Review$2,999.00
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Tour & Design
The front of the LG 60PK950 is, as you might expect, a gigantic screen. Overall, the design is quite fetching. The bezel width has only decreased in a size a little since last year – at least that's how you see it from the front. (The TV's overall width has slimmed considerably; more on that further down this page). However, on a 60-inch TV, the bezel is certainly not going to draw as much as attention as they are on a 32-inch TV.
Along the bottom right side, there are a series of touch-sensitive buttons for power, volume, channel up/down, menu, and input select. The high-gloss surface is guaranteed to pick up fingerprints if you plan on using these buttons, or if you plan on swiveling it back and forth very often.
We had a touch time getting a clear look at the back of the LG 60PK950, but as you can see from the photo below, we saw enough to make some notes. It's huge, and constructed of thin, matte plastic. All the ports are conveniently gathered in the lower right corner, right around the corner from a second set of ports on the side. Because the base swivels, you'll have no trouble connecting all those pesky cables.
The LG 60PK950 has slimmed down by a reported 35%, going from approximately 2 inches to 1.5 inches. Yes, we're aware those numbers don't quite match up, but these are the numbers LG is providing. Anyway, the thing got slimmer. Enjoy it. The PK950 series also shed about 40% of its weight since last year.
The right side is completely blank. The left side has a small jack pack for easy access ports.
The stand is thick, made of shiny black plastic. It looks sturdy and it swivels, making it easier to reach those ports in the back. Fortunately, plasma TVs like this have such a wide viewing angle, you may not need to swivel the TV nearly as often as you would an LCD television.
The LG 60PK950 is a pretty little TV, but high-gloss black with clear acrylic tapering has been seen for years now. LG isn't making any waves, unlike Samsung's highly stylish C9000 series.