Despite what has been reported recently about the long-term future of Plasma TV technology, now is a great time to purchase a Plasma TV, as they offer the best bang-for-the-buck for consumers. One example is the 50-inch Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST60.
First off, the TC-P50ST60 delivers great image quality with 1920x1080 (1080p) pixel resolution, excellent contrast ratio, enhanced black level performance, much better motion response that an LED/LCD TV, and pixel orbiting to eliminate screen burn-in.
This set also has ATSC/QAM tuners for receiving HDTV broadcast and unscrambled cable and an SD card slot for digital photo playback. Built-in WiFi allows wireless internet access to YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, and other web content, as well as access to media content stored on your PC or media server. You can even make Skype video phone calls with the addition of an optional webcam. For audio, 2.1 channel speaker system mounted behind the screen, but I always suggest adding an external audio system.
To sweeten the pot, the TC-P50ST60 also provides both 2D and 3D viewing (including 2D-to-3D conversion), and two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses are included.
However, even if you aren't into 3D, there are additional features that make this set very desirable, such as Voice Guidance (reads and verbalizes text that is displayed on the screen), My Home Screen (allows each member of the family to have their own distinct menu page), and Swipe and Share (allows the transferring of video content between the TV and compatible iOS and Android devices). In addition, this set is also compatible with the Panasonic Touch Pen.
Now, you may be thinking that a TV with all these features would cost well over $1,500. Well, it is actually a lot less, making it a great bargain for anyone looking for a new TV.
Also available larger the 55, 60, and 65-inch screen sizes. Compare Prices for the TC-P55ST60, Compare Prices for the TC-P60ST60, and Compare Prices for the TC-P65ST60. A large screen size suggested for a better 3D viewing experience.
For more suggestions, check out my current list of Plasma TVs.