Summary: CNET's David Katzmaier is blown away to the point where he says that if value is any consideration at all, you should simply buy the TC-PST60 and be done with it. On the strength of its picture quality and selling price, it earns CNET's first 5-star rating for any TV set. Other critics might not be quite so over the top, but admiration for the TC-PST60's value given this set's level of performance is nearly universal.
Pros: Outstanding picture quality, Tons of features, Incredible value
Cons: Picture quality falters in well-lit rooms, Input lag a concern for serious gamers
Conclusion: Once again, Panasonic has thrown down the gauntlet with its ST Series, providing stiff competition for the other TVs I'll review as the year goes on. I'm sure there will be other great performers, but I'm not sure I'll encounter a better combination of performance and price. As I write this, the TC-P60ST60's street price is below $1,500; no, that's not cheap, but it is a fantastic value for this level of performance and the TV's thorough assortment of features.
Conclusion: Go buy this TV. If you want bragging rights, tell your friends that you just bought one of the best-rated televisions ever made. And if they ask why it was rated so well, you can tell them it’s because it was made for smart people who are keen to the laws of diminishing returns and know the best deal out there when they see it…and also read Digital Trends religiously (wink, wink).
Pros: Deep blacks, Great shadow detail, High Brightness, Excellent color, Best value in televisions this year
Cons: Poor sound quality, Remote isn’t backlit, Must disable ads