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When it comes to plasma TVs, Panasonic is as best as it gets. However, lets put aside the brand for a moment and have a look at the ups and downs of having the best Plasma TV, in comparison with LED and LCD TVs. Plasma TVs top the brightness factor with the brightest display; have the best contrast ratios and consequently more precise image details; and also the widest viewing angles, so you can expand your seating arrangement to your convenience. However, these boons are almost negated by their biggest minus- they've got highest power consumption.

This said, Panasonic is said to be an ace plasma TV manufacturer today with a wide spectrum of choices from features to sizes. The first thing to do is to determine whether you're going in for one of the best Panasonic 3D TVs or a 3D smart TV or just a swell Panasonic HDTV. Their plasma televisions come in Full HD resolutions of 720p as well as 1080p with widescreen displays. Alongside this, many of Panasonic's plasma sets go smart with their very own Viera Cast,a platform that makes it possible to download movies and material from the internet. Panasonic 3D TVs work on active 3D technology and come with active 3D shutter glasses in resolutions you're willing to pay for; while their 3D-Ready TVs require you to purchase the glasses at an extra cost.

Once you've picked the features you require, pick a screen size proportionate to the size of your TV room. Broadly speaking, it's best to sit as far as 2.5 times the screen size away from your TV for the best viewing experience.

One of the best things about having a Panasonic Viera Television is the ease with which you can operate all the Viera products with just the one remote. With this bunch of jargon in mind, have a look at our listing for the best Panasonic Plasma TV pages to pick your best fit.

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Panasonic VIERA TC-P ZT60

Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ZT60 60-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-P S60
Panasonic TC-P U50
Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ZT60 60-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P65VT60 65-Inch 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P50S60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
Panasonic TC-P60U50 60" HDTV Plasma TV
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Release Date
Aug 2013
Jan 2013
Apr 2013
Jan 2013
Jul 2012
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Contrast Ratio
1 : 6, 000, 000
1:5, 500, 000
1 : 6000000
1:4000000
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV-Ready Television
HDTV Television
Screen Size
60.0 inch
50.0 inch
65.0 inch
50.0 inch
60.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 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.


  • 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.


  • A low price, excellent picture quality, and bare-bones features make the Panasonic TC-PU50 series a superb entry-level plasma TV value.


  • The TC-P50U50 is a budget plasma from Panasonic. It is, in a way, a spiritual successor to 2009's U1 series, albeit a modern, improved version. The U50 series is also the only series in 2012 to support neither internet access or 3D viewing. It is the meat and potatoes Panasonic for 2012.


  • The U50 series is a low priced plasma television available in two sizes, the 50" TC-P50U50 and the 60" TC-P60U50. It is one of only two Panasonic plasma HDTV lines that are not 3D ready in 2012. This is a budget model that does not include any online Smart TV features or other picture processing features found in higher tier models.


Top 5 plasma panasonic tv:

  1. Panasonic VIERA TC-P60ZT60 60-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma TV
  2. Panasonic TC-P50ST60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  3. Panasonic TC-P65VT60 65-Inch 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  4. Panasonic TC-P50S60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
  5. Panasonic TC-P60U50 60" HDTV Plasma TV