Flat-panel TV comparison chart

Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove
Product name

Panasonic TC-P55ST60

Panasonic TC-P55ST60
Play CNET Video
Close

Samsung UN55F8000

Samsung UN55F8000
Play CNET Video
Close

Samsung UN55F7100

Samsung UN55F7100
Play CNET Video
Close

Samsung UN55ES8000

Samsung UN55ES8000
Play CNET Video
Close
Price $1,779 to $2,299 at 2 stores $1,429 to $1,597 at 4 stores $1,849 at 1 store
CNET editors' rating
Editors' choice 5.0 stars Spectacular
    Overall score: 9.6 (5.0 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.1 (4.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.6 (3.0 stars)
Average user rating 4.0 stars out of 11 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews 4.0 stars out of 3 reviews 4.5 stars out of 3 reviews
Release date April 01, 2013 January 15, 2013 March 21, 2013 March 15, 2012
The Bottom Line The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever. The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality. The Samsung F7100 series offers a gorgeous design and impressive features, but "just OK" picture quality makes it a poorer value than its rivals. Although it hits plenty of high points, the Samsung UNES8000 LED TV cannot ultimately justify its high price.

Basic specs

Features See What's the Same or What's different
Plasma panel technology NeoPDP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Internet streaming services Viera Connect
Smart Hub
Smart Hub
Skype
Addtional features My Home Screen
Swipe & Share 2.0
Voice Guidance
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
Full Web Browser w/ Dual Core Processing
S-Recommendation
Smart View
Smartphone App (iOS / Android)
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
AllShare
Anynet+ (HDMI-CEC)
ConnectShare Movie
Eco Sensor
Ultra clear panel
Game mode
BD Wise
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
DTS Studio Sound
Dolby Digital Plus/Pulse
DTS Premium Sound
Samsung Smart Content and Signature service
Samsung Smart Hub
Smart Evolution
Full Web Browser w/ Dual Core Processing
Ultra clear panel
Eco Sensor
Game mode
BD Wise
Anynet Plus
AllShare Play
0.2-inch thin bezel
2D to 3D conversion
ConnectShare Movie
Wide Color Enhancer Plus
Down Firing + Full Range speaker
Resolution 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080
Info unavailable 1920 x 1080
LED backlight type Info unavailable Edge-lit with micro dimming
Edge-lit with micro dimming
Edge-lit with local dimming
Total output power 20 Watt
20 Watt
Info unavailable 20 Watt
Display format 1080p
1080p
1080p
1080p
Image aspect ratio 16:9
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Refresh rate Info unavailable 240 Hz
Info unavailable 240 Hz
HDMI ports qty 3
4
4
3
Diagonal size 55 in
55 in
55 in
55 in
LCD backlight technology Info unavailable LED backlight technology
LED backlight technology
LED Backlight technology
Technology Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 3D
LED-LCD
Speaker(s) 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 5 Watt
1 x Subwoofer - Built-in - 10 Watt
2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Info unavailable 2 x Main channel speaker - Built-in - 10 Watt
Dynamic contrast ratio Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable 30000000:1
TV tuner presence Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Video interface HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
HDMI
Component
Composite
ENERGY STAR version Info unavailable 6.0
6.0
5.3
Dimensions (WxDxH) 50.6 in x 13.1 in x 32.1 in - With stand
48 in x 12.2 in x 29.2 in - With stand
48.4 in x 12.1 in x 30.9 in - With stand
48.4 in x 1.2 in x 28.4 in - Without stand
Connectivity protocols Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Widescreen Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Widescreen
Weight 68.3 lbs
40.3 lbs
36.4 lbs
36.6 lbs
Input/Output connections 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
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
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)
3 x HDMI (19 pin HDMI Type A)
1 x Component video input (RCA phono x 3)
1 x Digital audio output (optical) (TOSLINK)
3 x USB 2.0 (4 pin USB Type A)
1 x Audio line-out (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Ethernet (RJ-45)
1 x Audio line-in (Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm)
1 x Audio input
1 x Composite video input (RCA phono x 2)
Manufacturer warranty 1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
1 year warranty
HDCP compatible Yes
Yes
Yes
Info unavailable
Digital TV tuner ATSC
ATSC
QAM
Info unavailable ATSC
QAM
Sound output mode Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Stereo
Surround mode Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Sound effects VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
DTS Premium Sound 5.1
DTS Premium Sound
DTS Studio Sound
SRS TruSurround XT
3D technology Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Active 3D
Product type Plasma
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
LED-LCD
Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications Full specifications
Buying choices
Remove from comparison Remove Remove Remove Remove