Superb picture quality and beautiful design place the Panasonic GT50 in the top tier of plasma TVs, but it's more expensive than others with similar performance.
The Panasonic TC-PVT50 series represents the pinnacle of current flat-panel TV picture quality.
With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.
Panasonic's high-end Premiere plasmas put out professional-quality images for a correspondingly high price.
As Reviewed: $4,995
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Panasonic's TH-42PX80U 42-inch plasma sets the picture quality-to-value standard for entry-level plasma TVs.
A couple of issues keep its picture out of the top tier, but excellent black-level performance still makes the Panasonic TH-46PZ85U plasma TV stand out from the pack.
While still offering excellent all-around picture quality, the "professional" Panasonic TH-50PH10UK plasma TV isn't quite as good a bargain as its "consumer" cousins.
Although its features can't compete against typical consumer plasmas, the "professional" Panasonic TH-50PH9UK's excellent picture quality and price make it the best value at this size, bar none.
The only bang-for-the-buck competition facing the Panasonic TH-42PX50U plasma comes from the same company's industrial model.
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This industrial model is far superior to Panasonic's consumer panels and an excellent value, and it offers best-in-class performance for the 42-inch category.