20161112 - Plasma Displays


Keeping my Plasma Display Notes Here

LG
Have not looked in detail, but display lag numbers and contrast for LG are all horrible.
www.displaylag.com (has higher lag numbers typically)
www.soundandvision.com - LG 50PM9700


Panasonic
The VT60 or ZT60 seem to be the best plasma displays ever produced, the VT50 is a good backup (less lag too).
www.displaylag.com (has higher lag numbers typically)
www.flatpanelshd.com - GT30
www.flatpanelshd.com - GT50
www.flatpanelshd.com - ST60
www.flatpanelshd.com - V20
www.flatpanelshd.com - VT20/VT25
www.flatpanelshd.com - VT30
www.flatpanelshd.com - VT50
www.flatpanelshd.com - VT60
www.soundandvision.com - ST50
www.soundandvision.com - ST60
www.soundandvision.com - P55VT50
www.soundandvision.com - P65VT50
www.soundandvision.com - VT60
www.soundandvision.com - ZT60
                                                    PEAK NITS            ANSI CONTRAST
YEAR  SIZ  RES   3D  OEM        MOD    SKU          WHITE BLACK RATIO    WHITE BLACK RATIO    LAG MS  NOTES
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2010  42"  1080  no  Panasonic  V20    TX-P42V20E
2010  50"  1080  no  Panasonic  V20    TX-P50V20E                        77    0.04  1925:1   20      contrast fail
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2010  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT25   TC-P50VT25
2010  54"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT25   TC-P54VT25
2010  58"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT25   TC-P58VT25
2010  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT25   TC-P65VT25
2010  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT20   TX-P50VT20E                       83    0.03  2767:1           contrast fail  
2010  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT20   TX-P65VT20E
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2011  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TC-P50GT30
2011  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TC-P55GT30
2011  60"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TC-P60GT30
2011  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TC-P65GT30
2011  42"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TX-P42GT30
2011  46"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TX-P46GT30
2011  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT30   TX-P50GT30                        82    0.03  2733:1   18-25   contrast fail
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2011  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST30   TC-P55ST30                                             32
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2011  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TC-P55VT30
2011  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TC-P65VT30
2011  42"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TX-P42VT30
2011  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TX-P50VT30                        89    0.02  4450:1   19-24
2011  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TX-P55VT30
2011  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT30   TX-P65VT30
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2012  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TC-P50GT50
2012  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TC-P55GT50
2012  60"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TC-P60GT50
2012  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TC-P65GT50
2012  42"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TX-P42GT50
2012  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  GT50   TX-P50GT50                        106   <0.02 >5300:1  24-30 
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2012  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST50   TC-P55ST50   96    0.013 7070:1                        40      not as good
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2012  60"  1080  no  Panasonic  U54    TC-60PU54                                              27  
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2012  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  UT50   TC-P50UT50                                             39
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2012  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT50   TC-P55VT50   142   0.010 13900:1
2012  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT50   TC-P65VT50   110   0.006 16165:1
2012  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT50   TX-P50VT50                        97    <0.02 >4850:1  24-28   anti-reflective filter
2012  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT50   TX-P55VT50
2012  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT50   TX-P65VT50
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2013  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TC-P50ST60
2013  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TC-P55ST60
2013  60"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TC-P60ST60   113   0.006 18339:1
2013  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TC-P65ST60                                             75      lag fail
2013  42"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TX-P42ST60
2013  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TX-P50ST60                        93    <0.02 >4650:1  35-45   lag fail 
2013  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TX-P55ST60
2013  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ST60   TX-P65ST60
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2013  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TC-P55VT60
2013  60"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TC-P60VT60
2013  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TC-P65VT60   116   0.004 28500:1
2013  50"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TX-P50VT60E                       114   <0.02 >5700:1  30
2013  55"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TX-P55VT60E
2013  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  VT60   TX-P65VT60E
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2013  42"  720   no  Panasonic  X60    TC-P42X60                                              35
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2013  65"  1080  3D  Panasonic  ZT60   TC-P65ZT60   113   0.003 30000:1
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Pioneer
Need to clean this up more. Kuro had the highest contrast for a long time, but still have concerns about input lag.
www.electronics.forumsee.com - plasma input lag
www.flatpanelshd.com - 508XD
www.soundandvision.com - PRO141FD
www.youtube.com - Kuro 5020 input lag
                                                    PEAK NITS            ANSI CONTRAST
YEAR  SIZ  RES   3D  OEM        MOD    SKU          WHITE BLACK RATIO    WHITE BLACK RATIO    LAG MS  NOTES
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2007                 Pioneer    Kuro       5010                                               60      lag fail
2007                 Pioneer    Kuro       5080                                               20      don't believe the number
2007  60"            Pioneer    Kuro   PDP-6010FD         
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2007  50"            Pioneer    Kuro   KRP-500M           
2007  60"            Pioneer    Kuro   KRP-600M           
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2008  50"            Pioneer    Kuro   PDP-5020FD                                             46      lag fail
2008  60"            Pioneer    Kuro   PDP-6020FD          
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2008  50"  768   no  Pioneer    Kuro   508XD        75                   70    <0.02 >3500:1  
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                     Pioneer    Kuro   PRO-101FD
2008  50"            Pioneer    Kuro   PRO-111FD    
2008  60"            Pioneer    Kuro   PRO-151FD    
2009  60"            Pioneer    Kuro   PRO-141FD    115   0.005 22400:1
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Samsung
Seems like either poor contrast or too much lag, I'd avoid Samsung Plasmas.
www.displaylag.com (has higher lag numbers typically)
www.flatpanelshd.com - A557/A567/A558/A568
www.flatpanelshd.com - B850/B855
www.flatpanelshd.com - C7000/C8000
www.flatpanelshd.com - D8000
www.flatpanelshd.com - E8000
www.flatpanelshd.com - F8500
www.soundandvision.com - F8500
                                                    PEAK NITS            ANSI CONTRAST
YEAR  SIZ  RES   3D  OEM        MOD    SKU          WHITE BLACK RATIO    WHITE BLACK RATIO    LAG MS  NOTES
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2009  50"  1080  no  Samsung    A557   50A557                            69    0.07  986:1            contrast fail
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2009  50"  1080  no  Samsung    B855   PS50B855                          108   0.05  2160:1           contrast fail
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2010  50"  1080  3D  Samsung    C8000  PN50C8000 
2010  50"  1080  3D  Samsung    C7000  PS50C7000                         110   0.06  1833:1   15-20   contrast fail
2010  58"  1080  3D  Samsung    C8000  PN58C8000 
2010  63"  1080  3D  Samsung    C8000  PN63C8000 
2010  63"  1080  3D  Samsung    C7000  PS63C7000 
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2011  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    D8000  PN51D8000
2011  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    D8000  PS51D8000                         126   0.06  2100:1   28      contrast fail 
2011  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    D8000  PN64D8000
2011  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    D8000  PS64D8000
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2012  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    E490   PN51E490                                               39
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2012  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    E550   PN51E550                                               38
2012  60"  1080  3D  Samsung    E550   PN60E550                                               38
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2012  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    E6500  PN51E6500                                              41      lag fail 
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2012  60"  1080  3D  Samsung    E7000  PN60E7000                                              50      lag fail 
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2012  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    E8000  PN51E8000                                              45      lag fail
2012  60"  1080  3D  Samsung    E8000  PN60E8000                                              48      lag fail
2012  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    E8000  PN64E8000                                              48      lag fail
2012  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    E8000  PS64E8000                         84    0.05  1680:1   26-32   contrast fail
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2013  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    F5500  PN51F5500                                              38
2013  60"  1080  3D  Samsung    F5500  PN60F5500                                              37
2013  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    F5500  PN64F5500                                              38
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2013  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    F8500  PN51F8500                                              62      lag fail
2013  51"  1080  3D  Samsung    F8500  PS51F8500
2013  60"  1080  3D  Samsung    F8500  PN60F8500    109   0.006 18729:1                       62      lag fail 
2013  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    F8500  PN64F8500
2013  64"  1080  3D  Samsung    F8500  PS64F8500                         188   <0.02 >9400:1  38-45   lag fail
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