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Samsung UN55F8000

Samsung UN55F8000
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Panasonic TC-P55ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60
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Sony KDL-55W900A

Sony KDL-55W900A
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Vizio M551d-A2R

Vizio M551d-A2R
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Panasonic TC-P60VT60

Panasonic TC-P60VT60
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Price $1,779 to $2,299 at 5 stores $475 to $999 at 2 stores
CNET editors' rating
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.0 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.5 (4.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 5.0 stars out of 4 reviews 3.5 stars out of 4 reviews 4.0 stars out of 8 reviews
Release date January 15, 2013 April 01, 2013 January 04, 2013 June 04, 2013 January 06, 2013
The Bottom Line The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality. The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever. The Sony W900A is a fine high-end LED LCD television, with excellent color performance and deep black levels. The Vizio M-Series offers a potent combination of excellent design, decent picture quality, and a pocket-friendly price. The Panasonic VT60 has one of the best pictures of any TV we've ever reviewed, and matches the best-ever in dark rooms.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology Info unavailable NeoPDP
Info unavailable Info unavailable NeoPDP
Pixel response time Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 5 ms
Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Smart Hub
Viera Connect
Info unavailable Vizio Internet Apps Plus
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video
MGO
Hulu Plus
Vudu
Facebook
FlixFling
YouTube
Pandora
iHeartRadio
Rhapsody
Flickr
Fandago
Crackle
Viera Connect
Addtional features Quad-core processor
S-Recommendation
Smart Interaction with voice/gesture control
Full web browser
Smart Evolution
Micro Dimming Ultimate with Precision Black Local Dimming
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Ultra clear panel
Eco Sensor
Ultra Slim LED with Clean Back Design
Arc Stand
ConnectShare Movie
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
DNSe+
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
DTS 2.0+Digital Out/DTS Premium Sound
BD Wise
Game mode
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
Info unavailable DLNA
Ambient light sensor (ALS)
Voice search
My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Interaction
Dual Core Hexa Processor
Web browser
THX 3D Certified
24p Smooth Film
24p Playback (3:2)
3D 24p Cinema Smoother
3D Motion Remaster
Infinite Black Ultra
Viera Remote 2 (Smartphone App)
Mercury and Lead Free
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Info unavailable 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
Info unavailable 15 Watt
20 Watt
LED backlight type Edge-lit with micro dimming
Info unavailable Edge-lit with local dimming
Edge-lit with smart dimming
Info unavailable
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio Info unavailable 16:9
Info unavailable 16:9
16:9
Refresh rate 240 Hz
Info unavailable Info unavailable 240 Hz
Info unavailable
HDMI ports qty 4
3
Info unavailable 4
3
Diagonal size 55 in
55 in
55 in
55 in
60 in
LCD backlight technology LED backlight technology
Info unavailable LED backlight technology
LED backlight technology
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 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 15 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
Dynamic contrast ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 10000000:1
6000000:1
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Info unavailable HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Dimensions (WxDxH) 48 in x 12.2 in x 29.2 in - With stand
50.6 in x 13.1 in x 32.1 in - With stand
Info unavailable 48.61 in x 10.12 in x 30.56 in - With stand
56.2 in x 12.2 in x 36.1 in - With stand
ENERGY STAR version 6.0
Info unavailable Info unavailable 6.0
Info unavailable
Connectivity protocols Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Weight 40.3 lbs
68.3 lbs
Info unavailable 50.11 mg
97 lbs
Input/Output connections 4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
3 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Serial
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
Info unavailable 1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x SPDIF output (TOSLINK)
1 x Audio line-out (RCA phono x 2)
3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Bottom
3 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A) - Side
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Bottom
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Side
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Bottom
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
ATSC
Info unavailable ATSC
Info unavailable
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Info unavailable Yes
Yes
Sound effects DTS Premium Sound 5.1
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
Info unavailable DTS StudioSound
DTS TruSurround
DTS TruVolume
VR-Audio Pro Stage 2.1
3D technology Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Yes
Active 3D
Product type LED-LCD
Plasma
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Plasma
Brightness Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 350 cd/m2
Info unavailable
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