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I'm not a big display guy, so I haven't kept up with the market. But I just checked, and my Panny pro monitor is 6 years old now.



I don't care about 3D, don't care about "smart" stuff, don't care about internet connectivity. I just care about image quality for BD/DVD and satellite. Black level, contrast ratio, color accuracy, that sort of thing.


If I wanted the best video quality with price as an important but 2ndary factor, without the stuff I don't want or need, what would people recommend?


Thanks!!
 

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Originally Posted by Kevin C Brown  /t/1471015/best-55-panasonic-plasma-for-picture-quality#post_23271100


I'm not a big display guy, so I haven't kept up with the market. But I just checked, and my Panny pro monitor is 6 years old now.



I don't care about 3D, don't care about "smart" stuff, don't care about internet connectivity. I just care about image quality for BD/DVD and satellite. Black level, contrast ratio, color accuracy, that sort of thing.


If I wanted the best video quality with price as an important but 2ndary factor, without the stuff I don't want or need, what would people recommend?


Thanks!!

Look at the S64, what is your viewing environment bright or dim ?
 

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The best PQ of any 55" Panasonic would be the VT60 series, closely followed by the ST60 series.


All of the best TVs will automatically be 3D capable and as such they have the better panels, so just ignore the 3D feature and smart features if they don't interest you.
 

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Originally Posted by RandyWalters  /t/1471015/best-55-panasonic-plasma-for-picture-quality/0_50#post_23271512


The best PQ of any 55" Panasonic would be the VT60 series, closely followed by the ST60 series.


All of the best TVs will automatically be 3D capable and as such they have the better panels, so just ignore the 3D feature and smart features if they don't interest you.


Randy, are you alright? You're not looking like yourself these days.





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I assume you'll be using this television simply for viewing? If that is the case then the Panasonic ST60 is a great choice. However, if you plan on doing some gaming then I suggest you look elsewhere since it's said to have bad input lag.

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TC-P55ST60-55-Inch-Includes-Glasses/dp/B00AVRJK76/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367533634&sr=8-1&keywords=panasonic+st60


Or you can pay a little more for a 60 inch:

http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-TC-P60ST60-60-Inch-Includes-Glasses/dp/B00AVRJK4Y/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1367533651&sr=8-2&keywords=panasonic+st60
 

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Look at the S64, what is your viewing environment bright or dim ?

I'd say it's on the dim side. Still the S64?


Yeah, the 55VT60 is a little pricy. I suppose I'm interested in value too, bang for the buck kind of thing.
OK, then the ST looks good. I guess I need to understand the differences between the S64 and ST60 then.


No gaming, at least that I can foresee.
 

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Originally Posted by Kevin C Brown  /t/1471015/best-55-panasonic-plasma-for-picture-quality#post_23272667


I'd say it's on the dim side. Still the S64?


Yeah, the 55VT60 is a little pricy. I suppose I'm interested in value too, bang for the buck kind of thing.
OK, then the ST looks good. I guess I need to understand the differences between the S64 and ST60 then.


No gaming, at least that I can foresee.

Then in that case you can't go wrong with the ST60. If I wasn't a gamer and simply used my television for watching movies or television then that would be my choice.


Here you can see the comparisons between the S64 and ST60. The S64 is more of a barebones tv while the ST60 has an infinite black pro panel that should help with the glare and overall picture quality:

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-50PS64

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55ST60
 

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Originally Posted by mailiang  /t/1471015/best-55-panasonic-plasma-for-picture-quality#post_23272226


Randy, are you alright? You're not looking like yourself these days.
Ian

That's Lorien from Babylon 5 (the most epic space series of all time). He is the very first sentient being, he is millions of years old, and he is virtually immortal. Much like myself


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorien_%28Babylon_5%29


Some of his quotes are very profound
 

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Then in that case you can't go wrong with the ST60. If I wasn't a gamer and simply used my television for watching movies or television then that would be my choice.


Here you can see the comparisons between the S64 and ST60. The S64 is more of a barebones tv while the ST60 has an infinite black pro panel that should help with the glare and overall picture quality:

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-50PS64

http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/TC-P55ST60

Awesome.
 

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Just received the Panny 55ST60. GF saw it and thought it looked better than my legendary Pioneer Kuro FD60. I have to admit, it looks pretty darned good with minimal tweaking. Has picture technology improved that much in 6 years?
 

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Just received the Panny 55ST60. GF saw it and thought it looked better than my legendary Pioneer Kuro FD60. I have to admit, it looks pretty darned good with minimal tweaking. Has picture technology improved that much in 6 years?

Yes it has. The mid-level ST60 gets fairly close to Kuro quality PQ and the higher models get even closer - almost reference.


LCD has improved a lot too in 6 years but with a few exceptions (Sony, Elite, etc) LCD seems to be backsliding as they do away with backlit CFL and backlit Full Array displays and focusing more on buggy Edge-Lit LED to save manufacturing costs - and picture quality is taking some hits compared to a year or two ago.
 

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I've been thinking of going LCD, my 8 yr old Panny 50" put's off alot of heat and uses alot of juice, been a great tv but like the wifi and app's builtin, do any plasma's have wifi?

2005 I was all over the latest tech here, but have lost interest on the latest and greatest
 
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