The LG 50PG20 is the company’s least expensive 50-inch plasma, competing against similar entry-level models from Samsung and Panasonic. It doesn’t have the 1080p resolution of higher-priced plasmas, but we didn’t really miss that extra detail. What we did miss with this LG, namely deep black levels and more accurate color, causes us to prefer the panels of those other brands in terms of pure picture quality. The 50PG20 has a lot of picture adjustments and slick styling, however, and all told it still outperforms no-name budget plasmas.
Design
We liked the looks of the LG 50PG20, especially considering its price. The glossy black frame, which is as thin as we’ve seen on any consumer 50-inch plasma, …