Plasma TV Reviews: Flat Panel Television 2013

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LG 60PB6900 1080p Smart Plasma TV Review

Black levels are average on this TV for a plasma and better than most LCD TVs. All that being said, the LG 60PB6900 does not have as good brightness, light flow through and color saturation as 1080p Samsung and Panasonic plasmas. Read more...

LG 60PB6600 1080p Smart Plasma TV Review

The 60PB6600 delivers some smooth contouring and though the upper limit of brightness is constrained it has a nice depth perception. Depth perception and a smooth clear image are a couple of the strengths of this TV. Color richness is average and not what you would get with a top Panasonic or Samsung plasma but is more realistic than most LED TVs. Read more...

Samgung PN64H5000 1080p Plasma TV Review

The Samsung PN64H5000 plasma TV is a replacement for the F5300 series from 2013. It's about as basic as it gets for the display tech that getting a little harder to find these days. It features a full HD 1080p display with a few picture quality features to enhance the overall image. Read more...

LG 60PN5700 1080p Plasma Smart TV Review

Even though the LG 60PN5700 sits lower in the lineup of LG plasma TVs for the year, it has more built-in functionality. The only real difference between the two series is the inclusion of LG Smart TV features and an extra HDMI port on the 5700 series. Read more...

LG 50PN6500 1080p Plasma TV Review

Depth perception and a smooth clear image are a couple of the strengths of this TV. Color richness is average and not what you would get with a top Panasonic or Samsung plasma but is more realistic than most LED TVs. Black levels are average on this TV for a plasma and better than most LCD TVs. Read more...

Samsung PN64F5500 1080p Plasma TV Review

The 64 inch PN64F5500 is the largest mid level plasma TV in Smasung's 2013/2014 lineup. The F5500 has a number of features found on the F8500, but most of them are missing. What you get is active 3D functionality and the new and improved Smart Hub. The quad core processor is missing, but the dual core processor in its place will be fine for light use. Read more...

Samsung PN51F5300 1080p Plasma TV Review

Contrast is another strong point on Samsung's bottom of the line plasma. For a budget priced model the contrast performance on the F5300 is very impressive. Plasma TVs are always going to have the advantage when it comes to black levels over LCD/LED TVs. The PN51F5300 is no different. Read more...

Samsung PN60F8500 1080p Plasma TV Review

The F8500 puts out enough light that it compares to the brightness of the LED TVs on the market. Plasmas are typically known for their lack of bright pictures, so this is a refreshing change that makes it possible to place this TV in brighter rooms. Compared to some of the top end Panasonic plasmas like the VT60 and ZT60, this one has the leg up on brightness. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P65VT60 1080p Plasma TV Review

One of the greatest characteristics of the picture performance of the TC-P65VT60 series TV once calibrated is the exceptional deep rich black levels produced by the Infinite Black Ultra Panel. This panel is actually comprised of the Infinite Black Pro Panel with the Ultra Filter – combining to make the “Ultra” panel. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P60S60 1080p Plasma TV Review

The 600Hz sub-field drive in the TC-P60S60 handles fast action and side to side panning like the best of them. It lacks the 2500 focused-field drive of the ST60, but 600Hz is enough to handle the needs for most. There is little to no visible motion lag with fast action (at least not that the human eye can detect). Read more...

Panasonic TC-P60ST60 3D Plasma TV Review

The TC-P60ST60 received the panel that the GT50 series used from 2012. It is one step away from Panasonic's best panel that uses 'ultra' filter. This one still provides positive impact on the overall picture quality in a big way. Black levels are the main beneficiary due to the panel, which increases the blacks by a hefty amount. Read more...

Samsung PN64E550 3D Plasma TV Review

The colors on the E550 plasma look extremely realistic. In an age where many televisions are pushing color saturation over the edge, Samsung's plasma televisions continue to deliver warm and cool colors you see every day in life as well as excellent flesh tones that do not push red or blue. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P55UT50 3D Plasma TV Review

One large recommendation with the TC-P55UT50 plasma from Panasonic is to follow our calibrated picture settings exactly. This TVs color has lots of horse power, but it is constrained and restricted and has to be unleashed. The 55UT50 does not contain the THX certification of the GT50 series nor have those settings available. Read more...

Samsung PN60E7000 3D Plasma TV Review

It's an excellent choice for darker, controlled light rooms. It's a great TV for those with a large living room space as long as you do not have tons of bright light coming in from windows. This TV is not meant to get that bright. There is some very good anti glare louvered screen technology in this TV. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P50U50 3D Plasma Review

At 1080p the U50 has full HD resolution. It actually has the same panel as the UT50 series above it (the G15 Progressive Full HD panel). It also has the same picture quality of that higher end model. You really get a great picture on this TV and if you dont care about the bells and whistles like Smart TV and 3D then this might be the perfect TV for you. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P65VT50 3D Plasma Review

There is a lot more picture quality performance in the higher end lines of Panasonic Plasma starting with the TC-P65VT50. For example you get much better processing with this TV through the sub pixel controller which controls the three phosphor elements in every pixel separately. It also has a louver filter in the panel which allow better contrast in bright room conditions. All this translates to a much better picture than the lower end lineup. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P55GT50 3D Plasma Review

The GT50 does a very nice job of up-converting standard definition signals and presenting them in an almost HD quality. This is a strength of both plasma technology and Panasonic's processing. Read more...

Samsung PN60E8000 3D Plasma Review

“Saturated” is a small word compared to all the features that the PN60E8000 encapsulates. It is very much like the PN60D8000 that we enjoyed reviewing so much from 2011. It looks awesome, is super thin, has that fine matte black finish and all that Samsung can throw at the world from a TV perspective. The PN60E8000 is just awe inspiring with a full web browser and a new additional touchpad remote control. The new Social TV control brings up your social media settings on a side bar. It's a nice touch. It continues to have the much easier to use and well laid out menu from the 2011 TV offerings.Read more...

Samsung PN51E6500 3D Plasma Review

The PN51E6500 will add 3D and a full web browser to its feature set along with built in Wifi. The picture quality is excellent as is the value offering. Picture quality from these Samsung Plasma TVs such as the E6500 is very smooth and gives you very much an experience akin to being in the theater. These are the best TVs on the market for the movie buff bar none. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P55ST50 3D Plasma Review

The TC-P55ST50 has the Infinite Black Pro panel which the VT series had in 2011 with a cell structure that increases black levels by 1.5 times by blocking more ambient light with the louvered filter. This filter also prevents screen glare very well from our experience. It just absorbs the light without allowing it to reflect. This is a fantastic panel and picture quality for such a value oriented and well price active 3D plasma. The "self Illuminating" panel has very good contrast from the high efficiency panel while the Louver filter provides better light transmittance and clarity to images. Read more...

2011 Plasma TV Reviews

Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma Review

Samsung's C8000 series plasma was our favorite TV last year, hands down. We were the first company to review a plasma TV way back in year 2000 and last year's C8000 series was one of the best pictures we have seen since the Pioneer Kuro. The entire office was blown away by it's performance, picture quality and overall good looks. In 2011 one of Samsung's theme for plasmas is "+1", by making the bezel even thinner they are adding 1 diagonal inch to every size of plasma, 59 replaces 58, 64 replaces 63 and so on. Read more...

Samsung PN51D7000 Review

See the Video Review In 2011 one of Samsung's theme for plasmas is "+1", by making the bezel even thinner they are adding 1 diagonal inch to every size of plasma. The new, one inch larger screen retains many of the pircture features from last year, it appears to be a case of not messing with a good thing. The Real Black Filter returns, providing rich, deep blacks that enhance all the other colors sharing the screen. Read More...


Panasonic TC-P50ST30 Review

See the Video Review Panasonic's ST30 series plasma is a new series for 2011, where the S series offers plasma picture quality at a budget price the ST30 has a higher end panel and 3D capability. It doesn't have some bells and whistles of the top line models but it has excellent picture quality and 3D at a great price point. Read More...


Samsung PN51D6500 3D Plasma Review

See the Video Review This TV is perfect for that dark living room environment or home theater due to its relatively low light output and brightness. Viewing and testing showed the deepest black levels to be very rich, even as peak white was less than average. Combined though contrast looks good and the TVs picture quality is fantastic with smooth motion, excellent realistic color rendition, inky blacks, and top quality dark shadow detail. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P50GT30 3D Plasma Review

See the Video Review The GT30 series 3D plasma represents Panasonics next to highest end features and price model for 2011. Only the VT30 will have more features at a higher price. The post calibration picture is extremely vibrant but still realistic. Colors pop off the screen and envelop you in the picture. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P50S30 3D Plasma Review

The S30 is the replacement for 2010's very popular and top selling S2 series of plasma televisions. It offers a good picture an feature set at an affordable price and is available in a variety of sizes. Robert Wiley and Jack Burden review the TC-P50S30 after the jump. Read more...

Samsung PN50C8000 3D Plasma Review

I expected great things from the top of the line Samsung plasma C8000 series and what did I get? In a word, satisfaction. The PN50C8000 represents the top of the line for Samsung's 2010 plasma lineup and includes all the upgrade features such as 3D compatibility, the best picture processors, thin 1.4" depth, great Internet options, and stellar picture quality. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P50VT25 3D Plasma Review

The TC-P50VT25 is the highest end top tier offering from Panasonic for 2010. The TV is 3D ready, has THX certifications, is Skype enabled (camera sold seperately), and contains Panasonic's new NEO PDP (plasma display panel). How do all of these new features and the accompanying picture quality add up? Read more...

Samsung PN58C7000 3D Plasma Review

With both high def and standard definition programming the PN58C7000 displays an exceptionally balanced and realistic picture. Colors are not over saturated but still have plenty of pop. Black levels are excellent and dark shadow detail is very good. Viewing angles are perfect. It's simply got a great picture, and excellent Internet options. I would buy it just for the picture quality alone. Read more...

Panasonic TC-P54G25 3D Plasma Review

The TC-P54G25 is Panasonic's next to highest end offering for 2010. The only features lacking in this model from the highest end VT25 series is 3D capability. I does contain the new Skype enabled feature, and has THX certifications for picture calibrations and settings. So the big question with this model is how is stacks up against some of the new LCD/LED TVs as the 54" category is very rare with plasma TVs. Read more...

Samsung PN50C550 Plasma Review

Samsung is remaining consistent with it's plasma offerings and bringing back the 550 offering which was a big seller last year. We liked it last year and were looking forward to reviewing it again. Some of the features and qualitative measurements were different this year, but we still enjoyed the TV a lot. These lower end Samsung plasma offerings always represent such good value. Read more...

LG 50PK550 Plasma Review

The 50PK550 is a middle tier 2010 plasma TV offering from LG that includes some nice features and calibration options while leaving off Internet connectivity, 3D compatibility and the best video processing. With HD content, the PK550 yielded a much better picture and depth continued to improve. Color rendition was also much richer with the 1080i signal. Read more...

Panasonic Viera TC-P50S2 Plasma Review

The TC-P50S2 series plasma contains the new an updated version of the NEO PDP (i.e. plasma screen) from Panasonic. This is the same screen used in some of the higher end Panasonic series which should make this model a good value if picture quality is your primary objective. We find the picture quality overall improved from the prior S1 series.. Read more...

Samsung PN50C6500 Plasma Review

First we start off with an aesthetically stunning TV model in the C6500. At 1.4" depth and subtle Touch of Color looks this model looks high end through and through. It adds the Samsung Internet Applications and a few other features while forgoing the expensive 3D ready option. It falls right in the center of Samsung's plasma TV offerings for 2010/2011. Read more...

Samsung PN50B550 Plasma Review

LG 50PJ350 Plasma Review

The 50PJ350 is the lowest price and feature set offering from LG's plasma lineup for 2010. This plasma offering has a unique place in today's TV world with a resolution of 1366 X 768 or 720p or 1080i. We dont have anything against 720p since much broadcast HD TV programming likely comes through in this resolution – as long as the 720p picture quality is excellent. Read more...

Panasonic Viera TC-P50S2 Plasma Review

Certainly Samsung has come a long way in plasma panels. I remember a time past when they were, um, well, irregular in many ways. Color coordinates were off, they were often clunky, heavy and deep not to mention unattractive. All of that has changed now. This model represents approximately the 10th generation plasma product and represents the one of the best if not the best values in the television market today. Read more...

Panasonic Viera TC-P50G10 Plasma Review

This Panasonic offers an unusually bright picture for a plasma television. Black levels are somewhat compromised with normal television signals and contrast is competitive though not great for a plasma TV. Aesthetics are a highlight. I really like the thin gloss frame with bevel rounded edges. The framing bezel is just a touch over 1.5" - Great! The graduated silver bar in the bottom of the frame adds a nice 3-dimensional touch. Read more...

Panasonic Viera TC-P54S1 Plasma Review

The picture presentation of the 54S1 is exceptionally bright for a plasma TV. Black levels are deep and strong with an HD signal input through HDMI. While not the best we've seen lately, they lose the dark gray haziness that the S1 displays with a 480i signal. Color is plenty saturated and dark shadow detail remains excellent. Read more...

Panasonic Viera TC-P50X1 Plasma Review

When we wrote our initial comments regarding the 50X1 plasma from Panasonic in March when the units were introduced we were under the false assumption that this Panasonic model, though 720p rather than 1080p would preserve the excellent black levels for which Panasonic is known. We were wrong. The black levels are not sufficient to garner a good picture quality rating. We were right about the price coming in low. It can be found for a stunningly low price. Read more...

Samsung PN58A650 Plasma TV Review

Samsung is continuing with a second generation foray into the 58" plasma arena to do battle with Panasonic. This new PN650 series from Samsung is hot looking (and also creates a lot of heat while operating). It's got some very nice feature upgrades over the 550 series by Samsung while not stepping on the price too much – making it a very attractive quality/value play in this size of plasma. The features on the PN58A650 are fairly robust with increased contrast, advanced picture settings, scrolling wheel user interface adjustments, and Samsung's new Touch of Color aesthetics. Read more...

Panasonic TH-50PZ85U vs. Samsung PN50A650 Plasma TV Review

Panasonic and Samsung have a strong battle going for the top spot in 1st Tier plasma sales and both have alluring new products arriving summer of 2008. The Samsung plasma model tested represents the companies 2nd tier plasma product, while the TH50PZ85U Panasonic plasma is that company’s 3rd tier plasma TV product. However, these two products cost about the same. Both have one or two plamsa’s still to come in 2008 with higher cost and more features. Read more...

LG 42PG25 Review

This is a second tier model in LGs 2008/2009 lineup for plasma TVs. So the TV has some budget conscious constraints as our review below will point out. All 2008 LG plasma TVs claim a dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and this series plasma has a native contrast of 20,000:1. The plasma has the new Fluid Motion technology which LG claims gives the effect of a 180hz refresh rate. It also contains some of the other common enhancements found in all of LG's new plasma lineup such as Clear Voice technology which enhances and amplifies the human voice element in programming with lots of background noise or music. Read more...

 

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TOP 10 BEST SELLING PLASMA TVS
1 Panasonic TC-P60VT60
2 Samsung PN60F8500
3 Samsung PN51F5300
4 Panasonic TC-P55ST60
5 LG 50PN6500
6 Panasonic TC-P42S60
7 Panasonic TC-P60S60
8 Samsung PN60F5500
9 LG 60PN6500
10 Samsung PN51F4500
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