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Panasonic TC-P55ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60
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Samsung PN60F8500

Samsung PN60F8500
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Price $2,042 at 1 store $1,899 at 1 store $1,097 to $1,299 at 5 stores $1,797 to $1,799 at 4 stores $1,899 to $3,199 at 9 stores
CNET editors' rating
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.7 (3.5 stars)
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 0 stars No reviews, write one! 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 4.5 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 1 review 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date April 10, 2012 April 01, 2013 April 18, 2013 April 18, 2013 January 06, 2013
The Bottom Line While not quite the best in its class, the Samsung PNE550 plasma still merits a look with its very good picture quality, sophisticated Smart TV platform, and attractive price. The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever. The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights. The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights. Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable NeoPDP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Samsung SmartTV
Viera Connect
Netflix
Pandora
Amazon Instant Video
CinemaNow
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Rhapsody
Vudu
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
Facebook
Flickr
Hulu Plus
Vudu
YouTube
Netflix
Pandora
YouTube
Vudu
Hulu Plus
Flickr
Facebook
ConnectShare Movie
Amazon Instant Video
Addtional features Samsung Smart Content and Signature service
Samsung Smart Hub
Web browser
SRS TheaterSound HD
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
AllShare Play
Anynet+ technology
ConnectShare Movie
Auto channel search
Real Black Filter
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Eco Sensor
Cinema Smooth
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
S-Recommendation
Full web browser
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Smartphone App (iOS / Android)
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
AllShare
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
ConnectShare Movie
Game mode
Eco Sensor
S-Recommendation
Full web browser
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Smartphone App (iOS / Android)
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
AllShare
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Game mode
ConnectShare Movie
Eco Sensor
Quad-core processor
Full web browser
Super Contrast Panel
Real Black Pro Filter
Cinema Smooth+
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Smart Evolution
Eco Sensor
AllShare
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Auto Volume Leveler (AVL)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio Info unavailable 16:9
Info unavailable Info unavailable 16:9
HDMI ports qty 3
3
3
3
4
Diagonal size 64 in
55 in
60 in
64 in
60 in
Technology Plasma (PDP)
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Dimensions (WxDxH) 58.7 in x 2.2 in x 34.9 in - Without stand
50.6 in x 13.1 in x 32.1 in - With stand
55.1 in x 14 in x 36.5 in - With stand
58.3 in x 14 in x 38.4 in - With stand
54.7 in x 11.8 in x 34.3 in - With stand
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Widescreen Widescreen
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Weight 79.8 lbs
68.3 lbs
66.4 lbs
78.5 lbs
71.4 lbs
Input/Output connections 3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input
1 x Composite video input
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video / audio input (RCA phono x 5) - Bottom
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3)
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3)
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
3 x USB (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Digital TV tuner Info unavailable ATSC
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
HDCP compatible Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound output mode Stereo
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D Sound
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects SRS TheaterSound HD
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
3D Sound
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
3D Sound
DTS Studio Sound
DTS Premium Sound
3D Sound
3D technology Yes
Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Product type Plasma
Plasma
Plasma
Plasma
Plasma
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