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Finding a lot of info on the E60 but nothing on the E55. Any help?

 

Did a search on here and found very little for the E55.

 

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I guess no one really knows a thing about the E55...

 

What I have found thus far is it is an IPS LED edgelit LCD panel. Seems to be the 2012 version. Not sold a lot of places here in the states but it is at Sam's Club right now.

 

Trying to decide between this or the E60 that is not an IPS panel. If anyone can point me to some real info, not marketing info, about the E55 I would appreciate it.

 

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Don't know much about the e55, but I can make some inferences. This years panasonic LEDs are much better than last year. Also, the e60 this year seems to have better picture quality (at least in contrast ratio which is most important) than the other current higher end panasonic panels, which use IPS panels, see cnets reviews for that point: http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-l50e60/4505-6482_7-35583320.html
http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-l60dt60/4505-6482_7-35566955.html

So unless last years e55 was some secret performer that no one discovered I could probably conclude the e60 is gonna be the better buy unless the wider viewing angle of IPS is something you NEED, in which case it would be better to go plasma anyway.
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Like others have said, 2012 model(Sams) & different panel altogether vs this year's E60.

Here's the thread discussion on the E60 2013 Series:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1488889/official-panasonic-tc-lxxe60-tc-5xle64-tc-lxxem60-owners-thread

CNET's main TV reviewer D Katz really likes this years model:

http://reviews.cnet.com/flat-panel-tvs/panasonic-tc-l50e60/4505-6482_7-35583320.html
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I have read all those threads. Thank you for reminding me of those points. Just trying to get as much info as possible.

 

Few differences between 2...besides 2012 vs 2013...

 

Side viewing angle - is almost the same 178* on the E60 and 176* on E55.

 

Backlight scanning - there is a big difference 240 on E60 and 600 on E55. (is this a big deal?)

 

Picture filter - Unknown on E60 (but it has DOT noise reduction - ?) and Clear Panel on E55.

 

AS always, this is my one big purchase for many years to come and I want to get it right. Kinda stuck on the Panasonics.

 

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I have read all those threads. Thank you for reminding me of those points. Just trying to get as much info as possible.

Few differences between 2...besides 2012 vs 2013...

Side viewing angle - is almost the same 178* on the E60 and 176* on E55.

Backlight scanning - there is a big difference 240 on E60 and 600 on E55. (is this a big deal?)

Picture filter - Unknown on E60 (but it has DOT noise reduction - ?) and Clear Panel on E55.

AS always, this is my one big purchase for many years to come and I want to get it right. Kinda stuck on the Panasonics.

Thanks!

backlight scanning number makes no difference. Now the viewing angle is going to make a difference, IPS panels have a wider viewing angle but there is something called IPS glow that causes the black level to rise a lot at extreme angles, this doesnt matter so much when you're using it as a computer monitor but as a tv where black level is important it ruins the advantage of wide viewing angle. The e60 filter is listed as clear panel pro, presumably that means it handles reflections better.
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I haven't seen any Panny specs that listed e60 with clear panel pro. Reviews but no official spec. Got any links? Did a search but find nothing. Got any links?

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i just looked @ the entire line-up on 2012 Panny LEDs & not one has 600 backlight. 600 is synonymous with pdps. can u provide a link to the vendor who is selling the E55?
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this panel is essentially a 2012 E50 series & they gave the 60-inch an E55 designation. the E60 does not have a "Clear Panel" it's a Matte screen. It has no where near the reflections that the E50/5 panel is plagued with.
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I haven't seen any Panny specs that listed e60 with clear panel pro. Reviews but no official spec. Got any links? Did a search but find nothing. Got any links?

Official amazon page lists clear panel pro in the comparison chart: http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TC-L58E60-58-Inch-1080p-120Hz/dp/B00B59NX54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1380677669&sr=8-1&keywords=le60+panasonic

But I can't find any official panny documentation that lists it.
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Amazon did NOT get that chart right. The lowest model that has the "Clear Panel Pro" would be the ET60.
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