LG 'may cease plasma TV production'Japanese rumours of LG following Pioneer's exit

28 February 2009

LG plasma TV

LG plasma TVs - a dying breed?

Rumours from Japan suggest that LG will follow Pioneer by ceasing production of plasma TV panels.

First reported by 47 News from the Japan Press Network the story has been widely circulated in the UK media. 

It comes in the same month that Which? reported that Pioneer has decided to pull out of the plasma TV market. In contrast, LCD panels are becoming cheaper to manufacture and more widely available in larger screen sizes.

In response to the latest news, Which? TV expert Mike Briggs said: 'Which? has never been particularly impressed by the LG plasma TV range, so this would be no big loss to the TV-buying public. 

'On the flipside, LG has made great strides forward in the quality of its LCD TV range in 2008, and boasts some models, such as the 32LG5000, that have impressed in Which? expert lab tests, and are worth a second look.'

Which? has hundreds of reviews of Televisions from manufacturers including LG, Pioneer, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony. If you're undecided on the plasma vs. LCD debate, then our advice guide will give you the answers you need.