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Panasonic TC-P55ST50

Panasonic TC-P55ST50
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Sharp LC-60LE640U

Sharp LC-60LE640U
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CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 4.5 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.2 (4.5 stars)
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3.5 stars Very good
    Overall score: 7.4 (3.5 stars)
Average user rating 3.5 stars out of 14 reviews 4.5 stars out of 2 reviews 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date January 10, 2012 March 05, 2012 February 01, 2012
The Bottom Line With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs. With good picture quality and great pricing, the Sharp LC-LE640U series makes a strong case for mainstream TV shoppers who want to go bigger.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology Panasonic 15th Generation Plasma Panel
Info unavailable Info unavailable
PC interface Info unavailable Info unavailable VGA (HD-15)
Widescreen modes Full
Conventional 4:3
Just
Zoom
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Skype
FOX sports
SHOUTcast
AccuWeather
VIERA Connect
Hulu Plus
MLB.tv
Pandora
YouTube
Samsung SmartTV
Smart TV with SmartCentral
Addtional features 2D to 3D conversion
Infinite Black Pro Panel
Faster-switching phosphor panel
Web browser
0.5-inch-wide bezel
AllShare
Wide Color Enhancer
Eco Sensor
BD Wise
Game mode
Anynet Plus
V-Chip
AQUOS Advantage Live
Web browser
X-Gen LCD Panel
Game mode
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
LED backlight type Info unavailable Edge-lit
Edge-lit
Total output power 18 Watt
20 Watt
20 Watt
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
16:9
16:9
Refresh rate 600 Hz
Info unavailable 120 Hz
HDMI ports qty 3
3
4
Diagonal size 55 in
55 in
60 in
LCD backlight technology Info unavailable LED Backlight technology
LED Backlight technology
Technology 3D
LED-LCD
TFT active matrix
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 4 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Supported DTV resolutions 720p
1080p
1080i
Info unavailable 720p
480p
1080p
Dynamic contrast ratio Info unavailable 6000000:1
4000000:1
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
Dimensions (WxDxH) 51.2 in x 14.1 in x 32.4 in - With stand
49.2 in x 1.8 in x 29 in - Without stand
54.7 in x 13.1 in x 34.3 in - With stand
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Widescreen Widescreen
Widescreen
Widescreen
Weight 71.6 lbs
35.7 lbs
61.7 lbs
Input/Output connections 3 x HDMI input (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Side
2 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Composite video / component video input (RCA phono x 3) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - On supplied adapter
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
3 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Network (RJ-45)
1 x Composite video input
2 x USB (4 pin USB Type A) - Rear
4 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A) - Rear
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3) - Rear
2 x Composite video input (RCA phono) - Rear
3 x Audio line-in (RCA phono x 2) - Rear
1 x Serial (9 pin D-Sub) - Rear
1 x VGA input (15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15)) - Rear
1 x Network (RJ-45) - Rear
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK) - Rear
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm) - Rear
Manufacturer warranty Info unavailable 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Yes
Digital TV tuner ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable ATSC
QAM
Supported computer resolutions Info unavailable Info unavailable 720 x 400
1920 x 1080
1024 x 768 (XGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)
800 x 600 (SVGA)
1280 x 1024 (SXGA)
1600 x 1200 (UXGA)
1400 x 1050
1360 x 768
Sound output mode Stereo
Stereo
Stereo
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects 3D Sound
SRS TheaterSound HD
Info unavailable
3D technology Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Product type Plasma
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
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