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Our list of the best 55" plasma TVs is narrowed down to the top rated plasma televisions with 55" displays. Plasma TVs are best for dark rooms and have the lowest response time when compared to LCD and LED TVs thereby giving no motion blur To get the best HD experience out of your 55-inch set, we recommend a viewing distance of around 9 feet.

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Panasonic TC-P ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV


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Panasonic TC-P ST60
Panasonic TC-P VT60
Panasonic TC-P S60
Panasonic TC-P VT50
Panasonic TC-P GT50
Panasonic TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P55VT60 55-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P55S60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P55VT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P55GT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
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Release Date
Jan 2013
Apr 2013
Jan 2013
Apr 2012
Apr 2012
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Screen Size
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
Contrast Ratio
1:5, 500, 000
1 : 6000000
1:4000000
2000000:01
2000000:01
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV-Ready Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready

  • The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever.


  • The TC-P50ST60 is one of the best value TVs for this year. At $1100 it will be a great seller and the price may get a bit better before the year is over. It's got good 3D, great blacks, a simple but effective remote control, ample Smart TV features, and pretty good looks. Samsung PN51F5500 is one competitor, though I prefer the ST60. The Samsung UN50F6400 is an LED competitor.


  • All in all, I found the new look to strike a good balance, offering more options on the screen (so less navigation is required), but presenting everything a clean, logical way.


  • The Panasonic VT60 has one of the best pictures of any TV we've ever reviewed, but it's soon to face some tough competition.


  • Here is where quality and price converge and man, these top end plasmas are up there this year in price. The TC-P65VT60 is around $3399 - no bargain basement TV and $1000 more than the 55 inch version. Yes, it has best in the market black levels that rival the best ever. In a dark home theater type environment the picture quality is astounding.


  • The Panasonic TC-PS60 plasma TV's low price, high-end picture quality, and bare-bones Smarts make it one of the best values we've ever seen.


  • The Panasonic TC-P60S60 (MSRP $1299) is one of the first (if not the first) 2013 series available on the consumer market. While Sharp is shipping a few of its new models, Panasonic's S60 series became available for pre-order first: The higher-end ST60 series won't hit our labs until next month. In a way, our pent-up excitement for the new tech expected this year became channeled into this first real taste of 2013. Our first impression? The S60 is going to be a tough act to follow.

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    The suggested retail price for the 60 inch S60 is set at a fantastic $1,299.99. Considering the amount of screen space and picture quality you get with this TV, the value is hard to beat.


  • Panasonic's best plasma for 2012 gets a few extra features over the less-expensive GT50 series. There's an Infinite Black Ultra Panel with a new predischarge spark intended to help achieve even deeper black levels, and an improved louvre filter for keeping black areas of the picture darker under bright overhead lighting. Panasonic also reserves its 96Hz refresh rate, designed to better handle 1080p/24 sources, for the VT50 alone.


  • The 65-inch VT50 series plasma HDTV is Panasonic's best in show, top-of-the-line flagship for this year. It'll cost you just a little under four grand (at MSRP $3699), and it's served hot with all the toppings: full HD 3D, dual 8-train speakers with an integrated subwoofer, Panasonic's Viera Connect smart platform, 2500Hz Focused Field Drive motion, the new Touch Pad controller, and a gorgeous glass and metal design. Mama mia, that's a spicy meatball.


  • At around $3300 after discounts the TC-P65VT50 is an expensive little play toy. This superb picture quality TV has lots of competition even in this large size. It has a full, but not overloaded feature set. The Samsung PN64E8000 is a close competitor and Samsung and Sharp have some LED competition in this size and price range as well.


  • Superb picture quality and beautiful design place the Panasonic GT50 in the top tier of plasma TVs, but it's more expensive than others with similar performance.


  • The TC-P50GT50 has the Infinite Black Pro panel that is Panasonic's best for 2012, but without the Ultra filter on the VT50 series which is even better. This is a big step up from lower end plasmas from Panasonic due to the much better signal processing. Black levels are about 20% better than lesser models with the extra fine processing of the sub pixel controller which controls the sub pixels red, green, blue inside each individual pixel cell.


Top 5 55 inch plasma tv:

  1. Panasonic TC-P55ST60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  2. Panasonic TC-P55VT60 55-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  3. Panasonic TC-P55S60 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
  4. Panasonic TC-P55VT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
  5. Panasonic TC-P55GT50 55" 3D Plasma TV