Originally Posted by RandyWalters
Samsung seems to have abandoned the mid-range Plasma market. The next step down from the F8500 is the F5500 which seems to be close to the Panasonic S60 series, but with 3D added. They don't have an equitable model to compete with the ST60 series.
It's too bad - their 2010 and 2011 6500 and 7000 Plasmas were very good and it's surprising that they dropped these models for 2013.
isn't the st60 pretty much like the s60 with 3D added?
either way, i'd agree, the only one worth looking at from Samsung is the 5500. whether or not it's actually 'competition' for the st60 depends on your pricing and preferences I guess.
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