Conclusion: Whether you want 3D at all or think you don't need all the smart TV connectivity isn't really the issue here. The TC-P55ST50 offers picture quality that is so good at such a reasonable price that the 3D and Smart TV features come along for the ride. It has excellent black levels, good color accuracy and also offfers WiFi connectivity to the home network and beyond. What's not to love?
Pros: Thin bezel, Attractive and sleek profile, Excellent black levels, Accurate, saturated colors, Excellent value ($1699 MSRP)
Cons: 3D glasses not included, Only three HDMI inputs
Conclusion: With the Panasonic TC-PST50 series you get accurate colors and solid black level performance in a nicely styled plasma HDTV, but the panel doesn?t get very bright, and 3D glasses are not part of the deal.
Pros: Excellent color accuracy. Good black levels. Robust audio output. Sleek design.
Cons: Not very bright. Uses lots of power. Only three HDMI ports. 3D glasses not included.