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Best Rated Plasma TVs – Reviews and Comparison 2013-2014

January 12, 2014 by  
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Best Rated Plasma TVs – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated Plasmas TVs currently on the market. These TVs are presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. Plasma TVs differ from traditional LCD TVs primarily because each pixel illuminates without a backlight. Plasma TVs use more energy than LCD TVs. Plasma Tvs have higher contrast and are well suited for fast action movies and sports. Almost all of the high end Plasma TVs are 3D Ready . Panasonic has discontinued manufacturing Plasma TVs, so the 2013 models will be their final year. Samsung has also discontinued most of its Plasma line. There are far fewer Plasma models for 2014 than any other year prior.

Best Rated 60-inch and larger Plasma TVs

Samsung PN60F8500
60-inch Plasma TV
Samsung PN64H5000
64-inch Plasma TV
LG Electronics 60PB6900
60-inch Plasma TV
Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT60
65-inch Plasma TV
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1080p 3D Plasma TV
60-inch TV
contrast n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
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Quad Core Processor
2013 Model
Real Black Pro Filter
1080p Plasma 3D TV
60-inch TV
contrast n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
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Dual Core Processor
2014 Model
1080p Plasma 3D TV
60-inch TV
contrast n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
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Triple XD™ Engine
2014 Model
1080p Plasma 3D TV
65-inch TV
6,000,000:1 contrast
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
THX® 3D Certified
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model


Best Rated 43-inch, 50-inch, and 51-inch Plasma TVs

Samsung PN51F8500
51-inch Plasma TV
LG Electronics 50PB6600
50-inch Plasma TV
Samsung PN43F4500
43-inch Plasma TV
Samsung PN51F4500
51-inch Plasma TV
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1080p 3D Plasma TV
51-inch TV
contrast n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
DLNA
Energy Star®
3D Ready TV
4 HDMI (v1.4)
Quad Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p Plasma TV
50-inch TV
contrast n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
Internet Ready
DLNA
Energy Star®
3 HDMI (v1.4)
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Triple XD™ Engine
2014 Model
720 Plasma TV
43-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star®
2 HDMI (v1.4)
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2013 Model
720 Plasma TV
51-inch TV
contrast: n/a
600Hz Subfield
10 watt speakers
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Energy Star®
2 HDMI (v1.4)
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2013 Model

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Glossary of Terms
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® 4.0 = 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, then the manufacturer has not published the 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…
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.
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.
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 is for 2D and 3D viewing.
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.


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