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This list of the best 65" TVs is limited to the top rated flat panel tvs which have 65 to 80-inch screens and come from the best brands like Panasonic and Vizio. At this large screen size television sets are either Plasma or LED HDTVs touted for the best dark room and bright room performances respectively.

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Panasonic VIERA TC-P ZT60

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ZT60 65-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma TV


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Panasonic VIERA TC-P ZT60
Panasonic TC-P ST60
Panasonic TC-P VT60
Panasonic TC-L E60
Samsung UN F7100
Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ZT60 65-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P65ST60 65-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P65VT60 65-Inch 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-L65E60 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
Samsung UN65F7100 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jan 2013
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Screen Size
65.0 inch
65.0 inch
65.0 inch
65.0 inch
65.0 inch
Contrast Ratio
1 : 6, 000, 000
1:5500000
1 : 6000000
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
LED TV
LED TV
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready

  • For those who can afford it, the Panasonic TC-PZT60 comes closer than any TV yet to picture-quality perfection.


  • At this point, I've said a lot about this TV; however, the only thing that needs to be said is that it's the best. Is it leagues and leagues better than anything else you could buy? No - but neither is it leagues more expensive. Sure, the 65-inch model is demanding four thousand of your hard-earned greenbacks, but any home theater enthusiast would be lucky to own this grade-A plasma.

    The bottom of the line is that the ZT60's price-to-performance ratio is higher than average.


  • Finally, let's address the question of which is better: ZT60 or VT60? To answer, let's look at the three key differences between the two. The ZT60 does better in rooms affected by sunlight, while the VT60 has superior sound and comes with a camera for Skype and facial recognition. Which is better for you will depend on your priorities, but for us, the ZT60 is worth the extra $500 or so.


  • 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.


  • Charging the right price for a very good picture, Panasonic's E60 LED LCD is one of the best values available among midrange TVs.

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    The TC-L50E60 fits nicely into the E60 series. This 50 inch 1080p TV is a good candidate for those not interested in 3D playback. It's got a native 120Hz panel, so sports and fast action aren't going to be a problem. The Viera Connect suite is present with built in wifi. This solves any problems when it come to getting content on your TV. This TV gives a lot of bang for the buck.


  • Not everyone can afford a company's top-of-the-line flagship model, so it's nice that Panasonic offers the E60 series, with its wide array of big displays. If you have giant TVs on the brain, but your billfold needs a break, the 50-inch E60 (MSRP $1149.99) can be found online for $1,000. Picture quality like this doesn't exactly make my heart skip a beat, but on a 50-inch display with ample streaming options and a tame going-rate, this is a solid value.

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    In my opinion this TV looks as good or better than the ES8000 design-wise. A good chunk of dough has also been wiped from the price, so consider this one of my top value pics for 2013/2014. The only thing it gives up from the top model are the micro dimming ultimate, though it still has micro dimming, and it has a dual core processor rather than the quad-core, and no front facing camera.


  • The 55-inch F7100 is not worth $2,499 (though it's available right now for $1,699). While Samsung's Smart Hub (and the cable connectivity therein) is probably the best smart platform on the market, it's still only a smart platform. On one hand, this TV looks great, and is fitted with all of the modern accoutrement you might want with an investment in a new display. Be warned, though: It has a few drawbacks that make me hesitate to praise it further.


Top 5 65 inch tv:

  1. Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ZT60 65-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma TV
  2. Panasonic TC-P65ST60 65-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  3. Panasonic TC-P65VT60 65-Inch 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  4. Panasonic TC-L65E60 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
  5. Samsung UN65F7100 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV