89

conclusion:We like it

89

Panasonic impressed critics so much with last year's VT50 Series that many felt there wasn't room for improvement with the VT60, but that isn't the case. It impressed FlatPanelsHD so much, they said "since VT60 takes picture quality to an even higher level we hereby award it with our Reference Award." CNET felt the same way, calling the VT60 "an excellent plasma with perhaps the best image quality you'll see this year not powered by light-emitting diodes." All this high quality comes at a lofty price, so if you you're on a tight budget, check out the cheaper -- and our current Must-have -- plasma ST60 Series. Otherwise, if the deepest black levels and best picture quality is what you crave, you won't feel bad spending big on what AVForums calls "the best consumer grade TV currently available."

Critic reviews

9.4
5 reviews
  • Picture quality
    10
  • Sound quality
    9.2
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

9.3
3 reviews
  • Picture quality
    10
  • Sound quality
    6.7
  • Media support
    9.3
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    9.3
9.0
CNET May 6, 2013

The Panasonic VT60 has one of the best pictures of any TV we've ever reviewed, but it's soon to face some tough competition.

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9.0
Gizmodo Jun 14, 2013

When it comes to high-end HD sets, you get what you pay for. And in the case of Panasonic's new top-of-the-line plasma set, it's worth every penny.

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10
AVForums Apr 24, 2013

The Panasonic VT65B is the best consumer grade TV currently available so we’ve no choice but to award it a thoroughly deserved AVForums Reference Status.

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9.0
FlatPanelsHD May 14, 2013

And since VT60 takes picture quality to an even higher level we hereby award it with our Reference Award. Not since the Pioneer Kuro have we given out our Reference Award to a TV. VT60 is that good - it has deserved our praise.

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First Looks

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Reviewed.com Televisions May 8, 2013

Considering that The Fifth Element hails from the 90s, it still looks great in 1080p on this television. Black levels are consistently dark, and screen uniformity is—as we expected—without flaw.

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HDTVTest Jan 8, 2013

The new design is sleek and elegant. Picture quality seems to be much the same as last year, with the only improvement we’re aware of this time being an upping of the motion performance – now rated at “3000 FFD” rather than last year’s 2500.

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10
bkultra bkultra

This TV is currently the reference status for picture quality. Deepest blacks and best shadow detail currently available. It also features well-saturated colors and excellent skin tones.

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