LG 50PB6600 Deal:

LG 50'' PDP Smart Plasma HDTV (50PB6600)

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LG 50'' PDP Smart Plasma HDTV (50PB6600)
$399.99
(was $899.99)
Free In-store Pickup Only

Shop Now ►   Micro Center
  • 50" Screen
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 600Hz Max Sub Field Driving
  • Smart Plasma TV

The next lowest price for this TV from a rated merchant on Google Shopping is $640.00. 

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Acclaimed Power and Convenience of LG Smart TV*
50" Class (49.9" Diagonal) 1080p Smart Plasma TV
Smart TV - Access Netflix®, Hulu Plus®, YouTube® and more
Full HD 1080p Resolution
600Hz Max Sub Field Driving

www.microcenter.com/product/431964/50%27%27_PDP_SMRT_PLASMA_HDTV

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I can't speak to this model, as I have the 60" $599 model and there is no obvious performance difference between this an... (more)

chibimike (Jun. 17, 2014 @ 2:35p) |

Based on the huge number of "7 blinks" Panasonic plasma deaths, I now understand why they discontinued them.  An $1100 p... (more)

chibimike (Jun. 17, 2014 @ 2:40p) |

Regarding the dongle, it was included in the box.  In fact, there was a picture on the outside of the box noting that th... (more)

SlamHammer (Jun. 18, 2014 @ 10:56a) |

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Any reviews anywhere? I am interested in this TV.

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It seems to be their 2014 model, so I don't really see any reviews.

Last year's LG plasmas seem to underwhelm with black levels, which was quite odd because plasmas are supposed to be excelling when it comes that. They did get complimented for having good color levels.

There's something to be said when 2014 tv models are having their prices slashed by over 50% within the same year. maybe Microcenter is clearing out inventory?

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man, this is a spectacular price. thanks

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donsanedrin said:   It seems to be their 2014 model, so I don't really see any reviews. Last year's LG plasmas seem to underwhelm with black levels, which was quite odd because plasmas are supposed to be excelling when it comes that. They did get complimented for having good color levels. There's something to be said when 2014 tv models are having their prices slashed by over 50% within the same year. maybe Microcenter is clearing out inventory?
  Thank you for your comment dons. I just pulled the trigger on it. I'll be happy if it gives me good 3 to 4 years without any trouble.

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OOS in Tustin, CA

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Hot deal! Was thinking of picking-up the 60" for $699 but this is even more tempting.

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What's Microcenter's return policy like? Anybody ever dealt with them if they weren't satisfied with a product and returned it?

Edit: Also wanted to add that from reading the AVSforum discussion about these tv models from LG, apparently you can contact LG for a free wifi dongle to be mailed to you.  Probably a $10-$15 item, but its pretty nifty of them.

Some people do seem quite content with the tv, some people worry about image retention (ghosting) and some people may see some weird artifiacts on screen, but that may improve and they break it in over some time.  They seem to be pretty happy with the 60" version when its on sale for $600, I haven't seen them comment on the 50" value at $399.

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From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.

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GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
  Please post a link.  This is news to me.  LG announced that they will have  2014 models.  Samsung has announced a whole line of plasmas for 2014.

http://www.ultrahdbot.com/4k-televisions/hd-nation-from-ces-2014...
http://hdguru.com/samsung-2014-plasma-hdtv-line-up-revealed/

Pundits announced plasma is dead at CES2014, but ditto for BD.  I guess everyone is going to play hard drive distrubuted 4k content on curved OLED panels  Reminds me of the 3D hype  Panasonic said that their OLED sets were 'plasma like' -- talk about damning with faint praise!

I have spent a lot of time in Best Buy's Magnolia room.  As far as I am concerned, plasma looks as good as 4k all of the time and better a lot of the time.  It's a heck of a lot cheaper and we have a much better idea of tech durability.   

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The Denver store they have the 60" on display. When I asked for the 50", the guy said they did not have a 50". I asked him to check anyway. "Wow, your right. We have 12. I don't know how we sell them for this price." they had 10 when i left.

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GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

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gaijin4life said:   
GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

   
You're especially not going to get that higher-end series plasma performance in 50" for this price, $399 NIB.

This is a FABULOUS deal for what it is, a well-featured, well-reviewed quality unit. In for one here.

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price match at best buy no problem

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gaijin4life said:   
GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

  Panasonic had the best picture and best price options.  What a terrible decision to discontinue them.  My TC-P42GT25 42" 1080P 3D TV was a steal at $625 back in Jan 2011. Picture is still extraordinary.   Now if we want a decent movie experience we are supposed to cough up big bucks for a 4K TV or settle for inferior crap like this LG.

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In the day, Kuro was unparalleled. No one wanted to spend that kind of money. Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic made up the second tier, but Sony priced itself between the other two and Kuro, so the other two were the best value plasmas. Side by side at any given price point, some would pick the deep blacks of the Panasonics over the vibrant colors of the Samsungs, but I preferred the Sammys. I have three 720p Samsung plasmas in my home. This year, I added an LG 60" 60PN5000 1080p (just before the superbowl). I think it looks great. LG has come a long way.

4K sets are not THAT expensive, but at any given price point, they do not look at good as a plasma.

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This has all the signs of LG getting ready to leave the plasma market. Panasonic started selling their own plasma at low prices in their final month before they announced they were stopping production.

So, I wouldn't expect service support for these plasmas 3-4 years from now, but its still worth getting one if you need a tv.

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silversil said:   price match at best buy no problem
  same here.. will be a good replacement for my 47" smashed last month by my toddlers...

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In for 1 thanks OP !

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donsanedrin said:   This has all the signs of LG getting ready to leave the plasma market. Panasonic started selling their own plasma at low prices in their final month before they announced they were stopping production.

So, I wouldn't expect service support for these plasmas 3-4 years from now, but its still worth getting one if you need a tv.

  Why would anyone expect service or support for a $400 50" TV 3 or 4 years from now?  At that price they are throwaways as is just about any low end electronic device. Even if it did have service or support 3-4 years from now who would pay $200-$300 to service a $400 TV,  At $400 it's half the price of a 3.7" iPhone!

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MisterEd said:   
donsanedrin said:   This has all the signs of LG getting ready to leave the plasma market. Panasonic started selling their own plasma at low prices in their final month before they announced they were stopping production.

So, I wouldn't expect service support for these plasmas 3-4 years from now, but its still worth getting one if you need a tv.

  Why would anyone expect service or support for a $400 50" TV 3 or 4 years from now?  At that price they are throwaways as is just about any low end electronic device. Even if it did have service or support 3-4 years from now who would pay $200-$300 to service a $400 TV,  At $400 it's half the price of a 3.7" iPhone!

  five year protection from Best Buy is only $149.99.

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Anyone had success PM to BB? I just tried, and was shot down saying they dont PM MC. No MC here in WA state. I really wish I could get this deal Seems perfect for what I was looking for.

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Was able to PM with BB and cash out my BB gift cards. Both stores are nearly in the same shopping center.

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po90260 said:   
gaijin4life said:   
GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

  Panasonic had the best picture and best price options.  What a terrible decision to discontinue them.  My TC-P42GT25 42" 1080P 3D TV was a steal at $625 back in Jan 2011. Picture is still extraordinary.   Now if we want a decent movie experience we are supposed to cough up big bucks for a 4K TV or settle for inferior crap like this LG.

  I have a panny viera, passed on a kuro when it was known they stopped making them and have always regretted it.

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Anyone had success PMing to BB ONLINE? The BB CSR I talked to is adamant she wont PM MC unless they have a B&M store nearby (none here in WA)

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In for 1 in Denver (that store is now down to 1).  Great deal.  Been waiting to pull the trigger on a plasma, and can't refuse at this price.  Thanks for the post, OP!

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Great deal...
Thanks for posting, OP!

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I got one of them, so far the picture quality is good. It only has 2 HDMI Ports and one USB port; along with composite.

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Did anyone receive a WIFI dongle along with the TV when purchased from microcenter ?

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gaijin4life said:   
GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

 
I can't speak to this model, as I have the 60" $599 model and there is no obvious performance difference between this and my Panasonic p55st30 that cost almost twice as much.  Of course I can't do a direct comparison because my Panasonic, like so many others, died after a little over 2 years.  The black levels look really good, but maybe that is just after looking at so many medium-grey blacks on the dozens of LED TV's (non 4K) at best buy.

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po90260 said:   
gaijin4life said:   
GreenTrash said:   From what I've read, plasma screens are not being manufactured anymore, so if you want a TV with the advantage of plasma, consider buyng sooner rather than later.
PANASONIC plasmas are not being made.  LG is still happening, but if you want the beauty and black levels of plasma, LG (aka Goldstar) is not really a great choice.  They're the budget end of the plasma world and don't really rise above the crappy C/U/X bottom end series plasmas from Panasonic.  You're not going to get ST/GT/VT series performance from any LG plasma.

  Panasonic had the best picture and best price options.  What a terrible decision to discontinue them.  My TC-P42GT25 42" 1080P 3D TV was a steal at $625 back in Jan 2011. Picture is still extraordinary.   Now if we want a decent movie experience we are supposed to cough up big bucks for a 4K TV or settle for inferior crap like this LG.

Based on the huge number of "7 blinks" Panasonic plasma deaths, I now understand why they discontinued them.  An $1100 plasma should last more than 2 years.
The 60" version of this TV is certainly not inferior crap.  Blu-ray looks fantastic on it. 
 
 

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Regarding the dongle, it was included in the box.  In fact, there was a picture on the outside of the box noting that the dongle was included inside.

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