December 06, 2011
| by Grant Clauser
Looking for a big deal on a big TV? We think this one is worth checking out. Sears is offering a 1080 50-inch plasma for $549. It’s a Zenith model Z50PV220, which is the brand LG offers mostly to mass market retailers like Sears, Kmart and Walmart, but the user reviews for this unit (on the Sears site) are pretty strong.
For that $549 you don’t get any smart TV features (but you can add that with a $60 Roku). It features 600Hz processing, 1080p resolution, three HDMI inputs and free shipping.
Sears will sweeten the deal if you bundle it with a Bose home theater system or a Samsung soundbar (details on those deals at the link).
Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had audio training from Home Acoustics Alliance and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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