Excerpt: 2013 was a fantastic year for budget TV consumers. Those, who wished to switch from the traditional old TV viewing experience to smart digital HDTV viewing without spending huge bucks, got a myriad of choices from the eminent TV manufacturers. Panasonic, one of the front-runners in the television industry, has decided to stop manufacturing plasma TVs after 2013 (as per the CNET news on October 31, 2013).
Summary: In rooms that aren't well controlled for light, you'll need to step up to at least the Panasonic TC-ST60 for satisfactory viewing, and be prepared to pay hundreds more. However, if you are used to the traditional limitations of plasma TVs and have an appropriate room that can be made appropriately dark, the Panasonic TC-PS60 is an incredible value, outperforming flagship sets of just last year.
Pros: Great picture quality, Inexpensive for a plasma TV with this level of performance, Incredible value
Cons: Picture quality is best in a darkened room, Only limited streaming features