Panasonic TC-PZT60 series
This is the ultimate Panasonic plasma TV in more ways than one. Until we got a gander at OLED ($9000), it produced the best picture quality we'd ever seen. Both it and the less-expensive VT60 have finally surpassed the overall performance of the Pioneer Kuro, a legendary and long-extinct television that held the "best ever" mantle since 2008. And the ZT60 is just a bit better than the VT60, by virtue of its better performance in bright rooms. And that's it. Turn down the lights, and the two Panasonics at the top of this list are virtually indistinguishable.
- Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 6 user reviews
The good: The Panasonic TC-PZT60 series plasma TV can produce the best all-around picture quality available; deepest black levels in its class; highly accurate color; excellent video processing, off-angle viewing and screen uniformity; best-in-class preservation of contrast and reduction of reflections under bright lights; very good 3D picture; classic styling; plenty of Smart TV content; includes two pair of 3D glasses.
The bad: Exceedingly expensive; not as suited to extremely bright rooms as the Samsung F8500 plasma or LED LCD TVs; identical picture quality to the Panasonic VT60 in a dark room; consumes more power than LED LCD TVs.
The bottom line: For those who can afford it, the Panasonic TC-PZT60 comes closer than any TV yet to picture-quality perfection.
October 31, 2013 3:23 PM PDT
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