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Best Rated 3D Plasma TVs – Reviews and Comparison 2013

September 12, 2013 by  
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Best Rated 3D Plasma TVs – This page contains a roundup of all of the current top-rated Plasma 3D HDTVs, presented here for a side by side comparison of price, features, and reviews. 3D TVs are high quality HDTVs with the ability to display 3D Movies and content as well as regular 2D HDTV programming. 3D TVs have come about to fill the demand for the home, that 3D movies such as Avitar have provided in movie theaters. 3D content is now available from Comcast, DirecTV, ESPN, 3D Blu-Ray and other sources. 3D TVs require the use of special glasses to view the content. (Regular 2D programming does not require glasses). All of these 3D TVs on this page use Plasma technology , which means fast refresh and high contrast, for sports, movies, and other programming. Panasonic has discontinued manufacturing Plasma TVs, so the 2013 models will be their final year (while supplies last). See our glossary at the bottom of the page for an explanation of terms. Also see our LED 3D TV Comparison page.


Best Rated 60-inch and larger 3D Plasma TVs

Samsung PN60F5500 Panasonic VIERA TC-P65ST60 Panasonic VIERA TC-P60VT60 Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT60
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1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
65-inch TV
5,500,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
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2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
65-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
2013 Model

Best Rated 60-inch to 65-inch 3D Plasma TVs

Panasonic TC-P60VT60 Panasonic Viera TC-P60ZT60 Panasonic Viera TC-P65ZT60 Samsung PN60F8500
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1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
65-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
(not published)
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
- – -
Quad Core Processor
2013 Model


Best Rated 50 to 55-inch 3D Plasma TVs

Samsung PN51F5500 Samsung PN51F8500 LG 50PM6700 Panasonic Viera TC-P55VT60
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1080p 3D Plasma TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
- – -
Dual Core Processor
- – -
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
- – -
Quad Core Processor
- – -
2013 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
50-inch TV
3,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
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THX® 3D Certified
2012 Model
1080p 3D Plasma TV
55-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
SD Card Slot
Dual Core Processor
THX® 3D Certified
2013 Model


Related Article: Best Rated LED 3D TV Reviews and Comparison

Related Article: Smart-Review: 3D TV Buying Guide 2013



Glossary of Terms
3D and 3D Ready = This means that this TV is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter can communicate with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.

3D Glasses = Current 3D TVs require glasses to see the 3D effect. If you are are watching regular HD programming (cable, blu-ray, satellite, etc.) you don’t need to wear the 3D glasses. Regular programming is also known as 2D (2 dimensional). When looking at 3D programming without glasses, the image looks like a double vision. The 3D glasses bring these images together and give a 3 dimensional look by linking up with your TVs 3D transmitter (built into the TV). The signals sent from the TV tell the glasses left and right lenses to shut and close alternatively. This creates the 3D effect.

Quad/Dual Core Processor = For 2013, some manufacturers are putting dual core processors into their TVs. This will help make for a smoother and faster interface for Smart TV functions, more functions, and multitasking capabilities. A quad core processor is even faster.

600Hz Subfield = Plasma TVs utilize a 600Hz refresh rate which can virtually eliminate motion blur for viewing action sports, movies, and video games.
1080p = (1920×1080) with about 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality). This is the most popular type of TV.
720p = (1366×768) with about 1 million pixels resolution. This is lower resolution than 1080p (about half the pixels). Usually seen on smaller HDTVs.
Energy Star® = Earning the ENERGY STAR means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. For TVs, it means they save energy both in standby and active (when they’re on) modes. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30 percent less energy than standard units. Energy Star 4 is the latest guidline.
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture. If the contrast says n/a, it means that the manufacturer has has not published its contrast ratio.
Internet Ready = This means that this TV can give you content from the internet. Content varies with the manufacturer. This TV will provide an ethernet port to connect an ethernet cable. Or you can buy an optional Wifi USB plugin device to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Popular content includes Netflix, Youtube, Skype, News, Weather, and more…
DLNA = DLNA lets you remotely access your PC’s personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your TV is. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and is a collaboration of the leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together – no matter what the brand.
SD Card Slot = This TV has an SD/SDHC card slot to put in memory cards from your camera or camcorder to view pictures and video on your TV.
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles.
THX® 3D Certified
= THX certification means that this TV will let you experience a motion picture with the same colors, black levels and other factors that were created for the theater. This applies to both 3D and regular HD viewing.
Dual Core Processor = This TV has two processors instead of one. This assists and speeds up the TV for Smart TV functions, and adding new capabilities to the TV not possible with just one processor.


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