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The Best Plasmas of All Time (by Size & Resolutioin Category)

Work in Progress. Looking forward to discussion and corrections...from those more knowledgable on plasmas than me. Ive postulated a start.

Let's have some fun. Now that it is clear that the best Plasmas ever built have already been made.


Best 32" 720p



LG/Insignia PDP32/Vizio VP322 from 2008

The only other 32" plasma I know of was made by Fujitsu in the early 2000s. These all use LG panels and have superior lifespan(fade), whilst the Fujitsu no doubt probably had better scaling and deinterlacing....these later units had decent scaling and deinterlacing (Mediatek in the Vizio for example).


Best 37" ED



Pansasonic 37PD60U 2005 (shown)
Panasonic Professional 37PWD8UK 2006


Last year of the Panasonic ED plasmas. The Consumer and the Pro models, respectively. Panasonic was also the primary maker of the smaller 37" panel size...which other manufactuers avoided.


Best 37" 720p



Panasonic Professional 37PHD9UK > 37PH11UK 2007-
Sony 37XS955 (shown)


Panasonic conintued to make the 37" size in Professional Monitors...but discontinued the consumer 37" line.


Best 42-43" ED



Panasonic 42PD60u 2005
Panasonic Professional 42PWD8UK 2006 (shown)



Best 42-43" 720p



Samsung 43F4500 2013-2014 (43F4900 3D European Model)
Pioneer Elite Pro 950HD 2007 (shown)
Pioneer Kuro 4280HD 2007



Best 42-43" 1080p



Panasonic 42PS64 2013
Panasonic P42S60 2013 (shown)


Pansonic last year of plasma production. The 42PS64 was the P42S60 with an Anti-Reflection coating applied which was sold in wholesale clubs (Costco, Sams, etc)


Best 46" 720p

Panasonic ?

Panasonic wasnt the only makers of a 46" size (Gateway offered one as well) but they were the best and last.


Best 46" 1080p

Panasonic P46VT30 2011

Last year Panasonic made the 46" size.


Best 50" 720p

Pioneer Elite Pro 1150HD 2007
Pioneer Kuro 5080HD 2007

The last year of Pioneer production of 720p plasmas (they only produced plasmas for one more year). Nothing else comes close. Newer 50" 720p plasmas dropped resolution to 1024x768 down from 1365/1366x768...before Panasonic could approach Kuro black levels.

Honorable Mention

Panasonic Professional 50PHD9UK>
Panasonic 50PX75U


Best 50-51" 1080p

Panasonic P50ST60 2013
Samsung 51F8500 2013
Pioneer Elite Pro 101FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Elite Pro 111FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Kuro 500M Monitor 2009


Best 54-55"


Best 58" 1080p

Panasonic P58VT30 2011
Samsung 58C8000 2010

Last year Panasonic and Samsung made the 58" size.


Best 60" 1080p

Panasonic 60ZT60 2013
Panasonic 60VT60 2013
Samsung 60F8500 2013
Pioneer Elite Pro 141FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Elite Pro 151FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer 600M Kuro Monitor 2009


Best 63-65" 1080p

Panasonic 65ZT60 2013
Panasonic 65VT60 2013
Samsung 64F8500 2013


Best 85" Plasma

Panasonic TH-85PF12U


Best 4:3 Plasma

Pioneer V402


Best Fujitsu Plasma



Fujitsu PlasmaVision P65FT00AUB Aviamo III 2008


Best Hitachi Plasma

Hitachi 42HDX99 2006
Hitachi 55HDX99 2006


Best JVC Plasma

JVC PD-50X766 2005
JVC PD-42X766 2005


Best LG Plasma



LG 60PM9700 2012
LG 50PM9700 2012


Best Mitsubishi Plasma



Mitsubishi PD-6150 2005
Mitsubishi PD-5050 2005


Best NEC Plasma



NEC PlasmaSync 61XR5 2007
NEC PlasmaSync 50XR6 2007 (shown)
NEC PlasmaSync 42XR5 2007


Best Panasonic Plasma

Panasonic ZT series 2013


Best Philips Plasma

Philips Cineos 50PF9631D/37
Philips Cineos 42PF9631D/37


Best Pionner Plasma

Pionner 9th Gen Kuro 2008


Best Samsung Plasma

Samsung F8500 series 2013-2014


Best Sony Plasma

Sony KDE-50XS955 2005
Sony KDE-42XS955 2005
Sony KDE-37XS955 2005

Best Toshiba Plasma



Toshiba 42HPX95 2005 (shown)
Toshiba 50HPX95 2005



Best Zenith Plasma



Zenith Z50PX2D




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Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"

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Put a /43F4900 next to the F4500, I've summed it up here:

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Contrast, yes that black is 0.008cdm^2! In 'free measures' I found a reading of 0.006226 cdm^2.

BT1886 Gamma (AVSHD 709 small APL windows) average 2.32

20 point greyscale results with 10% size windows (that explains the 2.24 gamma)

75% saturation 75% amplitude

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guess this answers my other question, haha, knew something more interesting had to be coming.


anyway, are ppl really putting the vt60 ahead of the zt60? (for best Panasonic plasma)
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No mention of the award-winning ZT60 in the 60" or 65" realm or best Panasonic realm? It eeks the VT out in performance thanks to the single sheet glass of design, minimizing internal reflections, though I know many swear it's equal to that of the VT60, but I've seen multiple measurements now showing slightly better ANSI contrast (HDTVTest's recent AX800U versus VT60 versus ZT60 comparison is the latest confirmation). The filter gives it better ambient light performance without any doubt.

The 101FD and 500M definitely deserve a mention in the 50" realm. They are arguably better in the PQ department than the 111FD and definitely the 5020FD. In 60", you also can't ignore the 141FD (arguably Pioneer's best 60" closely followed by the...) and the 600M monitors, both superior to the crippled 6020FD and possibly better than the 151FD but a lot depends on the parts chosen on the individual panels in question.
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Thanks Vinnie.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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NP, added a few more comments to the above post, EV.
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Ill make some edits based on your comments, shortly.

There might be some more categories to make as well.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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anyway, are ppl really putting the vt60 ahead of the zt60? (for best Panasonic plasma)
Only if a slightly greater max brightness is your sole deciding factor would it be considered such.
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I wanna find a way to squeeze the Samsung E8000, E7000, E6500 into the list somewhere or somehow.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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So Vinnie how do those Pioneers shake out....as far as size, PQ, (and year of manufacture).

Seems Im a little foggy on Pioneer stuff.

Pioneers 2008 plasma lineup

Pioneers 2007 plasma lineup

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"

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There are some more qualified folks who can give the hierarchical placing, but it's either 2008 or 2009 for year of manufacture on all of the above (need more specificity, I know...help, somebody!). I'd place the 500M and 101FD on equal footing, above the 111FD, which outperforms the 5020FD, all 50" models.

Concerning 60", the 600M and 141FD are pretty much on equal ground as well followed by the 151FD and with the 6020FD as a distant third.
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I removed the 5020FD which lacks Advanced Calibration tools.

Only the Monitors (500M and 600M) were made in(to) 2009?

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"

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What was Samsung's last high end 1080p 43" plasma?

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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I wanna find a way to squeeze the Samsung E8000, E7000, E6500 into the list somewhere or somehow.
I think it would be interesting to include a best value category maybe? although the st60 would HAVE to be the top of that list anyway.


other options(I have no idea anything about the E series, so not sure what fits)
-most reliable
-most efficient
-least IR
-best for gaming
-best for 24p movies
-best in a bright room
-least amount of dithering
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That is what I wanted to talk to what's his name about dithering. Apparently the Panny Pro models werent ditherers or something.

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When Pioneer exited in 2008(ish), Samsung stepped it way up in 2009 with their plasma offerings...though their 2008 plasma offerings were on the radar, I never gave them a second glance before that.

Basically it went from Panasonic challenging Pioneer for a few years previous.... to Samsung challenging Panasonic in 2009 and going forward. And before that Fujitsu and NEC were competative on a PQ basis with Panny and Pioneer.

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When Pioneer exited in 2008(ish), Samsung stepped it way up in 2009 with their plasma offerings...though their 2008 plasma offerings were on the radar, I never gave them a second glance before that.

Basically it went from Panasonic challenging Pioneer for a few years previous.... to Samsung challenging Panasonic in 2009 and going forward.
what model line was 2008?
the first plasma I bought was a Samsung B530, and that model was the reason I planned on never owning another Samsung plasma again, haha. blacks levels were much higher than what I experienced with similarly priced LCD's(I have a 6series ccfl lcd that kicks it butt in the dark).
I guess I was especially bitter because when I bought the tv, I went into the store and basically said "I haven't seen a tv that looked good since crt, I need something with the deepest blacks possible" and the advice I was given was just that 'plasma would be good, it's similar to crt'. so I was expecting a lot more than what I ended up with
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Samsung 2009 Plasma Lineup

Samsung also had superior Channel Guides and ATSC Tuner Interface..which made it easier to live with than Panasonics offerings.

They really stepped it up on 2009.

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Unlike Panasonic which installs its greener NeoPDP panel only on its more expensive series, Samsung took the option of furnishing all its 2009 models - from the inexpensive Series 4 to costly Series 8 flagship HDTVs - with its new E-panel technology.

The new plasma display panel delivers a superior picture performance and much brighter image at significantly lower power consumption than previous panel generations. According to published information on the Samsung website, the new E-Panel consumes some 40% less power than previous panels. This makes the new 2009 Samsung plasma HDTVs more eco-friendly and is the main reason for achieving Energy Star 3.0 compliance without too much compromise on image brightness.

Power consumption of Samsung E-panel HDTVs is in line with corresponding NeoPDP fitted plasmas from Panasonic. It is not exactly in line with corresponding size LCDs but the power gap between the two technologies has now been greatly reduced to the point that it is become a non-issue.

FilterBright Anti-glare technology

Directly tied up with Samsung's new e-panel is the introduction of the latest anti-glare filter coating - termed FilterBright. The new formulation is extremely effective both in minimizing glare as well as preserving the deep shade of black at all ambient light levels. On the other hand, Samsung FilterBright technology does not fare well when it comes to attenuating reflections off the screen of brightly lit objects in a room. In this respect, Panasonic plasmas do a better job but then fail when it comes to maintaining the set blacks under bright lighting.

Samsung FilterBright technology comes in three different versions: entry-level FilterBright found on Series 4 and Series 5 plasma HDTVs - except for the B590; the slightly better Ultra FilterBright found on step-up 1080p Series 6 and Series 5 B590 plasma TVs; the Ultra FilterBright Plus technology used on Series 8 flagship Samsung plasma TVs.

600Hz Subfield Motion Technology

This represents the latest hot number in plasma display technology. Samsung's 600Hz subfield motion technology results in improved motion resolution and is basically Samsung's equivalent to Panasonic 600Hz subfield drive system. However, it appears that the two implementations are not exactly the same. While the Panasonic version can achieve the full 1080 lines of motion resolution supported by the 1080p HD standard, 600Hz Samsung plasma TVs approach close to 900 lines.

This is still very good; at these levels of motion resolution, it is impossible for the eye to detect the difference between the two implementations in a side by side comparison without the use of the appropriate test patterns.

When referring to subfield plasma drive technology in plasma displays, this is referring to the method used to drive the individual picture elements, or pixels. In simple terms, for each frame displayed on the TV, the sub-field drive flashes the pixels 10 times, resulting in 600 flashes per second (600Hz) for 6o frames per second video content.

Many would tell you to ignore the 600Hz sub-field drive inasmuch as most reviewers would also tell you to ignore the 240Hz refresh rate with LCDs. There is a simple reason for this. These numbers basically mean superior motion resolution that leads to sharper images when displaying fast moving action such as during sports and gaming applications. But as further explained in our recent Series 7 Samsung LCD TV review, the difference is one that is often hard to discern with the unaided eye. Furthermore, plasma TVs are less prone to blurring even at the basic 60Hz refresh rate. The truth is 600Hz technology was mainly developed to help combat the other big number in LCDs - 240Hz. In other words, the manufacturer's number game continues. These 'big' numbers are mainly designed to help sell the respective product; you would not experience any significant difference in product performance between 120Hz and 240Hz LCDs, or 60Hz and 600Hz plasma TVs.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"

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I have a Panny U50 series from 2012 and while it doesn't compete with the high end models I really believe it represents some of the best picture quality you could get for your money. No 3D, no smart features, minimal inputs, but a gorgeous picture. I'd take my tv over LCD screens that cost twice as much as mine.
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I have a Panny U50 series from 2012 and while it doesn't compete with the high end models I really believe it represents some of the best picture quality you could get for your money. No 3D, no smart features, minimal inputs, but a gorgeous picture. I'd take my tv over LCD screens that cost twice as much as mine.
Im enjoying my Vizio VP322 as well, and it's not even close to your P60U54. Plan on picking up a couple of more previously owned 50" and smaller plasmas as well.

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Work in Progress. Looking forward to discussion and corrections...from those more knowledgable on plasmas than me. Ive postulated a start.

Let's have some fun. Now that it is clear that the best Plasmas ever built have already been made.


Best 32" 720p

LG/Insignia PDP32/Vizio VP322 from 2008

The only other 32" plasma I know of was made by Fujitsu in the early 2000s. These all use LG panels and have superior lifespan(fade), whilst the Fujitsu no doubt probably had better scaling and deinterlacing....these later units had decent scaling and deinterlacing (Mediatek in the Vizio for example).


Best 37" ED

Pansasonic 37PD60U 2005
Pansonic Professional 37PWD7UY 2005

Last year of the Panasonic ED plasmas. The Consumer and the Pro models, respectively. Panasonic was also the primary maker of the smaller 37" panel size...which other manufactuers avoided.


Best 37" 720p

Panasonic Professional 37PH9UK > 37PH11UK 2007-

Panasonic conintued to make the 37" size in Professional Monitors...but discontinued the consumer 37" line.


Best 42-43" ED

Panasonic 42PD60u 2005
Panasonic Professional 42PWD7UY 2005


Best 42-43" 720p

Samsung 43F4500 2013-2014 (43F4900 3D European Model)
Pioneer Elite Pro 950HD 2007
Pioneer Kuro 4280HD 2007


Best 42-43" 1080p

Panasonic 42PS64 2013
Panasonic P42S60 2013

Pansonic last year of plasma production. The 42PS64 was the P42S60 with an Anti-Reflection coating applied which was sold in wholesale clubs (Costco, Sams, etc)


Best 46" 720p

Panasonic ?

Panasonic wasnt the only makers of a 46" size (Gateway offered one as well) but they were the best and last.


Best 46" 1080p

Panasonic P46VT30 2011

Last year Panasonic made the 46" size.


Best 50" 720p

Pioneer Elite Pro 1150HD 2007
Pioneer Kuro 5080HD 2007

The last year of Pioneer production of 720p plasmas (they only produced plasmas for one more year). Nothing else comes close. Newer 50" 720p plasmas dropped resolution to 1024x768 down from 1365/1366x768...before Panasonic could approach Kuro black levels.

Honorable Mention

Panasonic Professional 50PH9UK>
Panasonic 50PX80U
Panasonic 50PX75U


Best 50-51" 1080p

Panasonic P50ST60 2013
Samsung 51F8500 2013
Pioneer Elite Pro 101FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Elite Pro 111FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Kuro 500M Monitor 2009


Best 54-55"


Best 58" 1080p

Panasonic P58VT30 2011
Samsung 58C8000 2010

Last year Panasonic and Samsung made the 58" size.


Best 60" 1080p

Panasonic 60ZT60 2013
Panasonic 60VT60 2013
Samsung 60F8500 2013
Pioneer Elite Pro 141FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer Elite Pro 151FD Kuro 2008
Pioneer 600M Kuro Monitor 2009


Best 63-65" 1080p

Panasonic 65ZT60 2013
Panasonic 65VT60 2013
Samsung 64F8500 2013


Best 4:3 Plasma

Pioneer V402


Best Fujitsu Plasma

Fujitsu PlasmaVision Aviamo III 2008


Best Hitachi Plasma

Hitachi 42HDT79 2006


Best LG Plasma

Best Marantz Plasma

Best Mitsubishi Plasma

Best NEC Plasma

Best Panasonic Plasma

Panasonic ZT series 2013


Best Philips Plasma

Best Pionner Plasma

Pionner 9th Gen Kuro 2008


Best Runco Plasma

Best Samsung Plasma

Samsung F8500 series 2013-2014


Best Sony Plasma

Best Toshiba Plasma

Best Zenith Plasma
Love my GT50 60 inch Panny Plasma.. it will blow away all or most of the LED's out there including some of t he other Plasma's IMO... best TV i have ever owned!!!!
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Could you delete the quote of the OP MikeJedi?

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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Maybe Ill add some pictures once things settle down a bit.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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JVC 42" PD 42WX84 720p Plasma Review

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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Updated Sony and JVC Best plasmas.

Info on the JVCs from 2005.

Manuals for the Sony XS955 plasmas from 2005.

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"

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Some confusion on whether the PD-**X795 or the PD-**X766 were the best JVCs. The X766 may have never been released.

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High Value Award to the RCA 42" 720p Plasma from 2012....which was basically a rebadged Samsung using all Samsung internals.

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Best 3D Plasma?

Vizio VP322 Plasma / Vizio GV42LF LCD / Denon 2200 Silicon Image DVD / Panasonic S97 Faroudja Genesis DVD / Oppo 970HD Mediatek DVD / Oppo 983H Anchor Bay DVD / Panasonic LX-600 Laserdisc / Aiwa MX100 Multi-region VCR / JVC S7600 S-VHS / PS2 / Sega Genesis / Nintendo SNES / Roku 2 XS & HD-XR / Realistic STA-90 Reciever / Realistic Minimus 7 / Antennacraft G1483 Hoverman / Belden 7915A RG6 / Channel Master 7777 Titan 2 UHF/VHF / Panasonic AX-200u / Optoma Graywolf 92" / Draper Luma 92"
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65" 1080p = 50" 1366x768 in regards to pixel density.

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High Value Award to the RCA 42" 720p Plasma from 2012....which was basically a rebadged Samsung using all Samsung internals.

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unless that tv was about $300, I'd argue the s60 or st60 offered more bang for the buck. unless you were actually limited to only a 42" size, or 720p resolution...


the st60 especially, was arguably about 90% as good as the best plasma ever made, and sold for WELL under 2k for a 60" model.
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