Best Plasma TVs

Check out the best Plasma TVs, as rated by Digital Trends’ expert reviewers.

Best Plasma TVsSince plasma TV came along before the LCD TV did, it tends to be incorrectly thought of as a dated technology. Au contraire! Plasma technology has been considerably refined over the past few years, yielding thinner and lighter displays than ever before. Until OLED TVs hit the mainstream, there is no better option for smooth motion, color accuracy, black levels and contrast. The plasma TV is our top pick for videophiles and below we’ve listed our ten favorites.

Our best Plasma televisions list is continually updated as we review new products that enter the market. Also check out Digital Trends’ guide to the best TVs.

Panasonic TC-P65ST60

There is no other TV on this planet that can get you so close to videophile nirvana for so little investment than Panasonic’s ST60 series plasma.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p, Media Streaming, Smartphone Support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $2599.99
  • Width 59.1"
  • Height 34.7"
  • Pros: Deep blacks , Great shadow detail , High brightness , Excellent color , Best value in televisions…
  • Cons: Poor sound quality , Remote isn’t backlit , Must disable ads ,
Our Score 9.5
User Score 10

Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST60

There is no other TV on this planet that can get you so close to videophile nirvana for so little investment than Panasonic’s ST60 series plasma.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p, Media Streaming, Smartphone Support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $1149.99
  • Width 46.1"
  • Height 27.5"
  • Pros: Deep blacks , Great shadow detail , High Brightness , Excellent color , Best value in televisions…
  • Cons: Poor sound quality , Remote isn’t backlit , Must disable ads
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Panasonic Viera TC-P65ZT60

The ZT60 is the best TV Panasonic has ever made and possibly the best TV that has ever been made.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, Media Streaming, 720p, Smartphone support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $4099.99
  • Width 59.4"
  • Height 34.9"
  • Pros: Exceptional Black Levels , Superb Shadow detail , Very bright , Excellent Color , Customizable…
  • Cons: Expensive , Runs very warm
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Looking for more than just the top ten? Head over to our full collection of Plasma TV Reviews to get the motherload, or check out our  list of the overall best TVs that covers different brands, prices, and types of TVs.

Panasonic Viera TC-P60ZT60

The ZT60 is the best TV Panasonic has ever made and possibly the best TV that has ever been made.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, Media Streaming, 720p, Smartphone support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $3,499.98
  • Width 55.3"
  • Height 32.6"
  • Pros: Exceptional Black Levels , Superb Shadow detail , Very bright , Excellent Color , Customizable…
  • Cons: Expensive , Runs very warm ,
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Panasonic TC-P60ST60

There is no other TV on this planet that can get you so close to videophile nirvana for so little investment than Panasonic’s ST60 series plasma.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p, Media Streaming, Smartphone Support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $1699.99
  • Width 55"
  • Height 32.4"
  • Pros: Deep blacks , Great shadow detail , High Brightness , Excellent color , Best value in televisions…
  • Cons: Poor sound quality , Remote isn’t backlit , Must disable ads
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST60

There is no other TV on this planet that can get you so close to videophile nirvana for so little investment than Panasonic’s ST60 series plasma.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p, Media Streaming, Smartphone Support
  • Release Date 2/2013
  • Release Price $1499.99
  • Pros: Deep blacks , Great shadow detail , High Brightness , Excellent color , Best value in televisions…
  • Cons: Poor sound quality , Remote isn’t backlit , Must disable ads ,
Our Score 9.5
User Score 0

Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT60

Simply put, the Panasonic VT60 is one of the most outstanding TV’s ever made.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, Media Streaming, 720p, Smartphone support
  • Release Date 5/15/2013
  • Release Price $3,599.99
  • Width 60.3"
  • Height 35"
  • Pros: Exceptional Black Levels , Superb Shadow detail , Very bright , Excellent Color , Customizable…
  • Cons: Expensive , Not as strong in bright rooms as ZT60 , Runs very warm
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Panasonic Viera TC-P55VT60

Simply put, the Panasonic VT60 is one of the most outstanding TV’s ever made.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, Media Streaming, 720p, Smartphone support
  • Release Date 5/15/2013
  • Release Price $2,599.99
  • Width 51.9"
  • Height 30.2"
  • Pros: Exceptional Black Levels , Superb Shadow detail , Very bright , Excellent Color , Customizable…
  • Cons: Expensive , Not as strong in bright rooms as ZT60 , Runs very warm ,
Our Score 9
User Score 10

Samsung PN60F8500

The F8500 plasma is one of those TVs that you don’t want to miss out on purchasing now, or you’ll be regretting it for years to come. It’s just that good.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p
  • Release Date Unknown
  • Release Price $3799.99
  • Width 54.9"
  • Height 32.7"
  • Pros: Stunning black levels , Great shadow detail , Brightest plasma yet , Spectacular color , Attractive…
  • Cons: Expensive , Over-featured , Steep learning curve ,
Our Score 9
User Score 0

Samsung PN64F8500

The F8500 plasma is one of those TVs that you don’t want to miss out on purchasing now, or you’ll be regretting it for years to come. It’s just that good.

  • Features 3D, Internet Connected, 1080p, 720p
  • Release Date Unknown
  • Release Price $4399.99
  • Width 58.4"
  • Height 34.7"
  • Pros: Stunning black levels , Great shadow detail , Brightest plasma yet , Spectacular color , Attractive…
  • Cons: Expensive , Over-featured , Steep learning curve
Our Score 9
User Score 0