At CES 2011, Sharon Vaknin takes a First Look at the Panasonic VT30 series plasma.
An update available today for the Panasonic TC-PVT30 series supposedly addresses a couple of color-related issues.
With picture quality that's nearly the equal of the tough competition, as well as best-in-class design and features, the Samsung PND8000 makes a strong case the best overall plasma TV of 2011.
Panasonic's VT50 promises upgraded design and performance from last year and now includes a browser and touch-sensitive remote.
With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.
Panasonic says the Infinite Black Pro 2 panel on its highest-end VT30 plasma TV improves the panel's trademark black-level performance further.
CNET's latest long-term tests of plasma TVs from Panasonic, Samsung, and LG show some changes in black level and color over time, but still nothing major.
Superb all-around picture quality, anchored by the deepest plasma black levels of the year, make the Panasonic TC-PVT30 series the best-performing TV we've tested in 2011.
The $6,000 Sharp Elite LCD TV won the annual HDTV shootout put on by high-end retailer Value Electronics.