Rated 5 out of 5 by SamS Spent months looking for a HDTV
I spent months looking for a HDTV with great contrast. I finally settled on the LG 60PB6600 after research and reading of reviews and other info online. It is a heavy TV and I had to get the help of a friend to lift it onto my TV stand. I couldn't be happier with this TV. As advised, I kept the brightness and contrast less than 50 for the first 100-200 hrs of operation to avoid screen burn. During this period I didn't get optimum picture enjoyment but it was for best long term picture performance. You can find the hours used in Settings-Support-ProductServiceInfo. I erred on the side of caution and waited 200 hrs before I adjusted the video settings using the built in Picture Wizard. I have no problems with brightness. Yes there's a bit of reflections during the day when ambient light is at its brightest but you will find that sooner or later your brain will tune them out. Or you can simply dim/close some windows. This is a great TV and the picture is extremely close to natural. I have no problems with sound. I set it between 11 and 13 and have not hooked up a sound bar or external sound system yet. Above 13 and it's too loud for me. My set came with the LG wifi dongle and it's connected to one of the USB slots in the back. This connects it to the internet via my wireless router. I've had 2 system firmware updates so far, with the TV alerting you to each new update, and you simply agree to the update. No problems...not sure what the updates fixed, but I'm sure the updates fixed bugs and/or improved the system. I like the YouTube feature where you can select and play YTube videos from your laptop onto the big TV screen. The only gripe I have is the slowness of typing internet URLs on the TV via the remote...I'll have to look into getting a different remote; there should be one with a QWERTY keyboard. I recommend this TV highly.
October 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Musicndanceman Simply Amazing
My wife and I are in love with this TV. We shopped a lot of different brands, sizes, and technologies before deciding on this one. We felt the pluses for plasma easily outweighed the minuses. The picture is clear, there is no streaking, and the contrast is good. It helps that most of our viewing in is a dimly lit room, so the plasma colors really pop. The sound quality from the internal speakers is adequate. Like us, you will probably want to use a home theater audio system. With that the sound quality totally rocks. Crisp highs, clear mids, and thundering bass. We are, however, disappointed by the owners manual. It's very incomplete. LG must expect us to be able to intuitively find everything the set offers. The TV is chock full of neat stuff, but we've had to wander aimlessly through the controls to find them. I'm quite certain there is even more there that we haven't found yet. Otherwise, the ownership experience has been outstanding. This is a set you can be proud to have purchased.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mcmatt67 beautiful picture quality
I use this in a large basement exercise and game room. As with any plasma, it is highly reflective of any ambient light. So thought must be put into room lighting and window coverings. In a dark room, this is a bright and sharp display that can be viewed from virtually any angle. It is amazing for high def content even when viewed from only a short distance - like 5 or 6 feet. Gaming with Xbox One or PS is fantastic. No lag noticed as I have heard can be a problem with plasma TVs.
I can't say enough about how well it renders black. Just last night I watched a movie that had a completely blacked out scene - only a quiet audio track playing - in the dark room, the TV disappeared! An LCD display could not do that.
August 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jed nice plasma for the price
Got a really good deal for this tv. Like all the features of the tv. Things I dont like, does not have full dvd remote control with a lg player, and once tv is turned on it takes a few seconds before it reapnds to the remote, and wish it had a sturdyer stand. Yes i would make this purchase again.
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KTW Quality and Picture are Outstanding
The quality, performance and picture quality of this TV are outstanding. TV and remote are easy to set up and use have had absolutely no issues. Would recommend this TV to anyone and for the price this is a great buy.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vlad_vm how to make ARC work
If you have a receiver that supports ARC (e.g. Denon AVR-1713), you can make the sound from Netflix, Youtube etc.. come out of your receiver by using HDMI1(ARC) from the 60PB6600 TV and connecting it to your receiver. The problem is that LG TV has no write-up how to do this and some people just give up and use optical cable.
Here are the steps how to set-up ARC
1. On the remote, push Simplink button to get to the Simplink menu.
2. turn Simplink ON
3. then set the sound to External (ARC)
4. exit the Simplink menu
5. then push Setting button to get to the settings menu
6. select Audio
7. change the sound output to External
now you will be able to hear the sound come out of your receiver and also be able to turn the volume up/down or turn the receiver on/off using only the TV remote.
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by goldsheet Best TV I have ever owned
Despite improvements in LCD/LED, plasma still has the best picture. The only negative is the glossy screen and glare from light, but this model is acceptable in that regard.
Plasma prices are extremely competitive and I purchased this TV at a fantastic price, making it a great value.
East to setup and worked perfectly. Had a very good picture and required a minimal amount of adjustment to factory settings.
The SMART TV features are OK, but a little difficult to use. My TV did not come with a WiFi dongle, but a quick chat on lg.com and they sent me one for free.
I am a very satisfied LG customer. In addition to this 60" plasma, I also have a 42" LG plasma, and a LG washer, dryer, and refrigerator. All great products.
July 19, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by chi73 Great Tv
I love this tv. It has a great picture with great sound.I'm actually not using my surround system with it since the sound is so good. This replaced my previous 9 y.o. LG plasma. Since I had such good luck with the first purchase I wanted to stick with this brand and I didn't see a LED/LCD that could compare to it. I would have liked a sturdier stand.
July 19, 2014