Deal: LG 42”, 50” 720p Plasmas from Sears
Sears is offering LG 42" and 50" 720p plasmas for $504 and $684, respectively.
LG 50PQ30 Plasma
Sears is offering the LG 50PQ30 Plasma for $684.
September 08, 2009 by Stephen Hopkins

Sears has the LG 42PQ30 42” 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV for $530, along with a free $50 LG Gas Card (pdf) through mail-in rebate. Select in-store pick up to save on shipping.

The next lowest authorized price I could find is $579 plus shipping and handling. If have a Sears credit card, you save an extra 5 percent via mail-in rebate (pdf) for using the card to purchase the TV, making it $504.

Specs:

  • NTSC/QAM/ATSC Tuner
  • 600Hz Sub Field Driving
  • 1024x768 (720p) resolution
  • 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast ratio

Inputs: HDMI (3), Composite (2), Component (2), S-Video (1), Audio (1), USB (1).

Sears also has the LG 50PQ30 50” 720p Plasma HDTV for $720 (price shows in cart) along with a $75 LG gas card (pdf) by mail-in rebate. Next best authorized price I could find is $854 plus shipping and handling. The same Sears Card 5 percent off via mail-in rebate (pdf) applies, bringing the price down to making it $684.

Specs: 1365x768 resolution and a NTSC/ATSC/QAM Tuner

Inputs: HDMI (3), VGA (1), Component (2), Composite (2), S-Video (1), Digital Audio Out (1), USB 2.0 (1, on side), RF (1, antenna).

While neither of these are high-end 1080p displays, the prices are great, especially the 50” model. These would be perfect for the living room, bedroom, or secondary set in a front-projection theater (the 42” model costs less than some projector bulbs!).

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Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.

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