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Panasonic Smart VIERA VT60 Series

89
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
89

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

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."

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User Reviews

100
bkultra
This TV is currently the reference status for picture quality. Deepest blacks...read more
90
taoybb
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
90
tzahis
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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93
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Picture quality

100
 

Media support

80
 

Sound quality

90
 

Other features (networking, etc.)

80
 

How It Stacks Up

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Critic

92
 

User

100
 
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Critic

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85
 

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Critic

80
 

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90
 
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User

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