Last week we found a package deal containing a 42” LG Plasma, Panasonic BD Player, and Hookup Kit for only $619 from BuyDig (web portal for New Jersey based B&M Beach Camera). Today they’re back in similar form, but with a bigger display.
The new package contains the LG 50PQ30 50” 720p Plasma display, Panasonic BD60K Blu-ray player, and Xtreme HDTV Hookup & Maintenance kit all for only $779 with free shipping.
This is the same BD player and cable/cleaning kit as last week but with a display that’s not only larger, but has a higher native contrast ratio (30,000:1) and USB port for photo and music playback.
The best authorized prices for each individual item total to around $1100, but if you consider the actual value of the individual pieces of the hookup kit, the true equivalent price is probably somewhere around $950.
LG 50PQ30 50” 720p Plasma Display:
-720p HD Resolution
-600Hz Sub Field Driving
-2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
-30,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
-1,500 cd/m2 Brightness
-Dual XD Engine
-100,000 Hour Panel Life (typ.)
-NTSC/ATSC Tuners with Clear QAM
Panasonic BD60K Blu-ray Player:
-1080/24p Playback (Blu-ray Disc and DVD)
-Built-in Dolby TrueHD, Dolby Digital Plus and DTSTM-HD Decoder
-HDMI AV Output
-VIERA CAST (YouTube, Picasa)
-SD Memory card and USB slot
Xtreme HDTV Hookup & Maintenance Kit:
-2-pack of High Performance HDMI Audio/Video Cables for HDTVs - 6 Feet (1.8m)
-Component Video Cable for HDTVs - 6 Feet (1.8m)
-Optical Audio Cable - 6 Feet (1.8m)
-TV Cleaning Kit
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