1. Panasonic Plasma TV - 58 Inch Models
Panasonic is one of the leading producers of televisions on the market. One type that is only replicated by
only one other manufacturer, Samsung, is the Panasonic 58 Inch Plasma TV. Only two manufacturers
actually produce the 58 inch models. This article will take a peek at the top of the line newest models of
Plasma Televisions, specifically Panasonic Plasma 58 inch models. I will also review an older model as
Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P58S1 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
Highlights: Perfect for sports and movies, the Panasonic Viera S1 also comes with a game mode that
enhances the picture when connected to a gaming system such as a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.
Panasonic introduced a new technology called Neo PDP which allows for 1080 lines of resolution even
during fast motion sequences. There is an SD Card slot for viewing photos right on the Plasma TV. 1080p
Full HD video, 40,000:1 contrast ratio, 16:9 viewing and it weighs 112 pounds. It has a digital audio
output, and also comes with Viera Link which allows you to easily connect your devices like video
cameras and other peripherals directly to your Panasonic Plasma TV.
Panasonic TC P58V10 - 58" plasma TV - widescreen - 1080p (FullHD)
Highlights: The Panasonic TC P58V10 is a 58 inch Panasonic model plasma television that comes with
full hd 1080p video playback. One of the neatest features is that the plasma TV itself comes internet
ready. So you can have access to internet media through a feature called Viera Cast. You can play video
from services such as videos, photos, weather and stock information through the internet web interface
that is built into the TV. Now enjoy services like YouTube, Amazon Video, and Picasa without having to
access or log on to your home computer. 40,000:1 Native contrast ratio, this is a THX certified TV so it will
reproduce cinematic images exactly as the film was originally produced. It will also display cinematic
images at 24 frames per second, and has a filter to eliminate the flicker effect.
Panasonic Viera TH-58PZ800U 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
The Panasonic TH-58PZ800U Viera is one of the earlier models of Viera and has really become
affordable in the last year. This particular model of Panasonic plasma tv has a high rating as it earned a
CNET Editor's Choice Award in October of 2008 for one of the best plasma tvs out on the market.
Normally I would just focus on the newer models, but this plasma deserved mention. Great features at a
great price. Originally this TV would have cost around $3,800, and only after a year on the market it is
2. available for half that price, sometimes even lower. I found several new in the box on Amazon for around
Highlights: Native contrast ratio 30,000:1, and a Dynamic contrast ratio up to 1,000,000:1. Anti-reflective
filter for greater viewing angle in different lighting. This plasma also has the built in SD card slot for
viewing photos and more just like the newer models of Panasonic. HDMI 1.3, and 24p reduction of the
flicker effect when playing cinematic features. This TV is also THX certified like the newer high end
Panasonic, and also comes with Game Mode. You are really getting a lot for your money at this point,
without sacrificing too much.
Accessory - Digital Media Player
As a side note, one of the most exciting groups of accessories to come out this year and a great addition
to any home theater or Plasma TV are Digital Media Players. These devices allow you to hard wire, or
stream wirelessly from your home computer to your high definition television. This gives you access to
your entire media collection right in your living room or media room. As an example, there is a digital
media player called the Patriot Media Player, that comes with wireless that lets you install an internal hard
drive on it to digitally store your home DVD collection, giving you access anywhere you go. You can also
stream services like YouTube and other online content.