Best Price performer right now
It is a fantastic product, built in wifi, applications that actually work (amazon Prime Video is a great example).
Like others, I want to break the screen in properly so I am using some patterns to age the screen. But we are also using the TV for some of the time and the picture is outstanding as well as everything else about it.
Good solid black levels and color with HD content
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.
Latest Smart apps, streaming services, Skype video
The icing on the cake of this HDTV's performance is its remarkable value. While we do not consider price in our final rating, the TC-P65ST60 is simply a steal. Let's compare it to an LED LCD HDTVs with local dimming, the only types of LCDs that offer performance in the same ballpark. There are only two local dimming LED LCDs remaining and they are both 2012 leftovers. The 60-inch Elite Pro60X5FD (review) is $5,500 at Magnolia/Best Buy.
Sleek and minimalist in design
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.
Beautiful TV for the money!
I bought this as a second TV for another room in our house. My main TV is a 58" Samsung Plasma That I purchased a few years ago for a lot more money than this one.
One of the things I wanted in a new TV was Wi-Fi, but I didn't want to pay a lot of money. Fortunately, I got some advice from a local dealer who said to pick a cheaper TV that had good picture quality, then buy a Blu-ray player with Wi-Fi and save yourself a ton of money.
I took his advice and found this TV.
Viewing angle on this LG is also one of its strengths
We wanted to love the LG PN6500. It has a lot going for it: good looks, accurate colors, an incredibly wide viewing angle, and terrific motion performance. But a terrible contrast ratio ruins the entire package. What's worse, this is a plasma TV, which means it should have a rich, dark black level. The fact that it doesn't is troublesome.
LG's LED displays usually have poor black levels and incredibly bright white levels to make up for them.
Very good sense of 2D picture depth
I mean if you just want a good 1080p HD picture for a darker room at home how can you beat $849? You cant. If you are not interested in 3D, Smart TV or any of the fanciest features that higher end TVs have to offer and just want a good sports or movie TV then the 60PN6500 could be the answer. You certainly get great savings from 1) going plasma and 2) foregoing all the extra features. There still plenty of HDMI inputs and connectivity options.
Finally, a plasma that looks good with the lights on
This tv still looks amazing and even more so after updating the settings in Custom. We still use the THX bright room settings when it's really bright outside and the shades are all the way up (windows are now directly across from the tv). There is still glare but no worse than on other tvs and not as bad as on some. Blacks still look good even with all that light shining directly on the set. I have seen no image retention while watching tv and I do not hunt for it.
3D Performance - Excellent
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.
Best TV I tried
This is the best TV I tried out over the last 30 days. I wanted to stay around $800 which is fairly easy these days if you dont need a smart/3D TV. I have Google TV and love it.
I took advantage of Best Buy's 30 day return policy with no questions asked.
I went into the store and every geek squad guy said that Panasonic Plasma is the way to go.
I went against their recommendation due to brand loyalty and got the 50" LG Plasma Model 50PA5500.
Very accurate color gamut
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.
Built in Web Browser, Built in Wifi, Social Networking Feature
Value-wise the TCP65ST50 is an exceptional deal on a per square inch basis with competition from the Samsung PN64E6500 and large LED TVs from Sharp such as the 70" LC-70LE847. At $2700 the 65ST50 offers great picture quality, lots of premium features (Wifi, Web Browser, Viera Connect Apps, Active 3D) and decent aesthetics. The sound system quality was not what we thought it would be, but with a TV this large you will likely want to use a home theater surround system anyway.
Outstanding black level and contrast performance, Great brightness
If we didn't already know that the TC-P55ST50 wasn't Panasonic's top-of-the-line plasma, we'd swear that it was. Based on picture performance alone, this could just as well be Panasonic's flagship model. That it isn't comes down to a few bells and whistles and a slightly trimmer form factor. For the majority of shoppers interested in plasma, the $,1500 (roughly) TC-P55ST50 is the ticket to top-tier performance at a totally accessible price.
Great TV and fantastic value -- Get one while you can!!!
If you are looking for a good and serviceable TV and don't need a larger size than 42"' or more than two HDMI connections, or the other bells and whistles, this is a fantastic choice. I don't understand the relatively low marks it gets in its review by CNET; In my opinion, it is much better than the review indicates. The advantage with the plasma is you don't need to worry about the refresh rate and the picture is great no matter what angle you watch from.
This is one fine TV!
First off, I got this 60" plasma at the ridiculous bargain price of $698 from the Audio and Video Center in Santa Monica. I was initially worried about buying the cheapest model in its class -- everything else was double the price -- but this box rocks!
Beautiful deep rich colors, perfectly good -- no matter what the other guy says -- sound and easy setup. Armed with a $79 BluRay, you'll have a REALLY economical, .REALLY awesome smart TV.
Buy This TV
Wow! After lots of research, I am glad I went with the Viera 50-inch plasma. I've never owned a plasma - you can definitely tell this is 600hz - the images move so crisp! The colors are so rich! Panasonic definitely knows how to make TVs.
The Viera Internet feature was very important for us. We decided to cut the cord (only using hulu, amazon prime, and our own media for now). I love that this is a built-in feature of the tv, so I do not have to run wires for Roku or Apple TV.
Astounding picture quality
In pure dollar/performance terms the Panasonic TC-P50UT50 is one of the best TVs we've seen, with astounding picture quality for the money. Black levels are the equal of Panasonic's ST50 series in a darkened room, shadow detail is very good, and colors are accurate. Unlike an LCD, as a plasma TV it has superb off-angle and uniformity characteristics. Despite the low price, the UT50 is still studded with the latest features, including 3D and Smart TV.
Good choice for the money
Owning a SONY Bravia LCD and a Panasonic Viera plasma I knew I preferred the plasma and decided on this LG 50-inch for its hard to beat price. I considered it a secondary TV to my larger 1080p Panasonic so didn't mind this one's 720p resolution. After living with it for a few weeks, I'm happy with that decision and I would rate the picture very highly, with a couple minor reservations.
Saving energy is one of the biggest pros of the LG 42PA4500 TV.
The LG 42PA4500 TV is a quality unit with many great features. It may not be the best choice out there, but for the price, it is definitely worth every penny. If you can afford to spend more than $750 on a TV, this might not be the right choice for you, but if not, it is a great upgrade from any LCD unit or any older Plasma.
You will get a sharp image with great features to automatically calibrate your picture.
Isn't promising the most amazing image quality.
The LG 42PA4500 is a plasma TV that can be picked up for around £350. We tested the 42" model (42PA4500) but this TV is also available with a 50" screen (50PA4500).
With its relatively restrained price tag, the LG PA4500 isn't promising the most amazing image quality. In fact, LG seems more keen to promote the integrated multimedia player.
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