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Panasonic ST60 plasma is our favorite 2013 TV: Product Spotlight

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Product Spotlight: Panasonic ST60 plasma is our favorite 2013 TV

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Heading into the holiday season, this TV is our pick by virtue of its excellent picture quality for the money.

Hi. I'm David Katzmaier from CNET. I'm standing next to Panasonic's ST60 Plasma, this is a 55-inch version, but there's a bunch of different screen sizes ranging from 50 up to 65 inches. This is my favorite TV for 2013. The reason, it's because it provides an excellent picture quality for the money. The 50-inchers starts around a $1000, of course, the largest are a lot more expensive than that. But compared to competing LCD TVs, the picture is gonna be a lot better for that price. The excellent picture quality has to do a lot to the TVs very deep black levels when you turn off the lights, and watch dark movie, it gets really nice and inky. And when you turn on the lights, the screen's filter does a really good job of keeping the image nice and bright with high contrast. All things considered, it's one of the best forms that we've ever tested, and again, the best value of the year. Another reason why this TV is a little special this year, it's because Panasonic has announced that it's not gonna be selling anymore plasma TVs going forward. So, this truly is the last of its kind that in addition to its excellent picture quality for the money, makes the ST60 an even stronger buy during the holiday season. I like the understated design of the ST60, although it's not quite as slick as some of the LCD TVs out there. Its feature set is right up there, however, including Smart TV, 3D compatibility and plenty of inputs. I'm David Katzmaier from CNET, and that's a quick look at why I like Panasonic's ST60, as my top pick in TVs in 2013.

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