Updated on 29 November 2013 by

Plasma TVs have borrowed the working principle of a fluorescent light to display the picture images. They contain glass panels filled with gas which is electrically charged to produce UV light. This interacts with the phosphor coating to produce the different spectra of colors. The thickness of the glass panels used for both the front and back substrate is what decides the depth of the TVs.

Manufacturers have remained consistent in the thickness of the glass panels for years. But recently with advancements in technology, they have reduced the panel thickness to around 2 to 4 inches. Thus decreasing weight and shipping costs. On the flip side, its not possible to reduce the depth any further. Less space for the interaction between the light and gas results in poor picture quality.

This does not deter the manufacturers from improving the other supporting factors such as motion enhance technology, better wider viewing angles, sound, 3D technology etc so that the best viewing experience is presented to you.

Presently placed in between the LEDs and the LCDs in terms of depth size, the top rated thinnest plasma TVs are from Panasonic, Samsung. You can expect richer blacks with excellent color contrasts. With their thin styling, compact looks, they will add to the interiors of any living room. Be it wall mounted or tucked away in a small space, they are space saving. The slim designing adds to the premium prices commanded by these plasma sets.

For the best dark room viewing and performance with deeper blacks, better motion resolution, shadow details, better viewing angle, richer color performance, decent uniformity across the entire image panel, select from among the thinnest plasma TVs listed below.


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Samsung PN C7000
Samsung PN C6500
Samsung PN C8000
Panasonic VIERA TC-P Z1
Samsung PN D6500
Samsung PN50C7000 50 in  3D HDTV Plasma TV
Samsung PN50C6500 50 in  Plasma TV
Samsung PN50C8000 50 in  3D HDTV Plasma TV
Panasonic VIERA TC-P54Z1 54  Plasma TV  Widescreen  1920x1080  40 000 1  HDTV
Samsung PN59D6500 59" 3D HDTV Plasma TV
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Release Date
Apr 2010
Apr 2010
Apr 2010
Jan 2009
Mar 2011
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
Depth
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
1.4 in.
1.0 in.
1.5 in.
Contrast Ratio
5000000:1
2000000:1
7000000:1
40000:1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV-Ready Television
HDTV Television
LCD Response Time
0.001 ms
0.001 ms
0.001 ms
0.001 ms
Screen Size
50.0 inch
50.0 inch
50.0 inch
54.0 inch
59.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Average Rating
 4.1 stars
 4.2 stars
 3.8 stars
 3.5 stars
 n stars
Display
92% Positive
8% Negative
91% Positive
9% Negative
73% Positive
27% Negative
92% Positive
8% Negative
Connectivity
66% Positive
34% Negative
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Sound
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive
Tuning
100% Positive
100% Positive
100% Positive

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