Plasma TVs offered the ultimate cinematic experience, but have now been largely phased out in favour of more energy efficient UHD LED televisions.
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Plasma TVs reviews & articles (archived)LG 50PM670T review - Of all LG's plasma range, this 50 inch model seems to offer the best trade off in terms of price vs features, although it won't completely satisfy film buffs when it comes to picture quality.
LG 50PM680T review - If you're looking for an affordable plasma TV with good Smart TV functions and the benefit of Wi-Fi, then this could be a good choice.
LG 50PM970T review - LG's flagship plasma TV isn't noticeably better than its cheaper models and fails to justify its premium price.
LG 60PM670T review - This 60 inch plasma TV gives you an extraordinarily large screen, although picture quality isn't perfect, especially in 3D. Connectivity is good, apart from the lack of built-in Wi-Fi, and the Smart TV feature is outstanding.
LG 60PM680T review - The LG 60PM680T is an affordable big-screen plasma TV with good Smart TV functions and the benefit of Wi-Fi.
Panasonic TX-P42GT60B review - The Panasonic Viera TX-P42GT60B is probably the ultimate 42 inch plasma TV, but it doesn't come cheap.
Panasonic TX-P42ST60B review - Panasonic's Viera TX-P42ST60B delivers the best picture quality you can buy for £900. It also includes excellent Smart TV and audio quality.
Panasonic TX-P42X60B review - The Panasonic Viera TX-P42X60B gives you 42 inches of plasma excellence at a knockdown price! There are compromises though - no 3D, no Smart TV and just 720p resolution.
Panasonic TX-P50GT60B review - The Viera TX-P50GT60B delivers nearly everything that Panasonic's flagship VT65 plasma TV offers, but at a significant price saving.
Panasonic TX-P50ST50B review - The Viera TX-P50ST50B represents exceptional value for money. A 50 inch plasma screen with outstanding 2D and 3D performance, plus Smart TV and good sound, and all for around £1000.
Panasonic TX-P50ST60B review - The Viera TX-P50ST60B upgrades S21's Best 50 inch TV of 2012 with even better picture quality, better audio and new Smart TV!
Panasonic TX-P50VT50B review - The Viera TX-P50VT50B must be the ultimate TV, with almost perfect 2D and 3D performance, and with an enormous 50 inch screen.
Panasonic TX-P50VT65B review - The Panasonic Viera TX-P50VT65B delivers reference quality blacks, flawless 3000Hz motion, superb Smart TV and a stunning 50 inch design. It's the best 50 inch TV we've ever reviewed!
Panasonic TX-P50X60B review - The Panasonic Viera TX-P50X60B gives you 50 inches of plasma excellence at a knockdown price! There are compromises though - no 3D, no Smart TV and just 720p resolution.
Panasonic TX-P55ST50B review - The TX-P55ST50B delivers a truly cinematic experience with its huge 55 inch plasma screen, plus good audio and Smart TV.
Panasonic TX-P55VT50B review - The Viera TX-P55VT50B must be the ultimate TV, with almost perfect 2D and 3D performance, and with an enormous 55 inch screen.
Panasonic TX-P55VT65B review - The Panasonic Viera TX-P55VT65B delivers reference quality blacks, 3000Hz motion, superb Smart TV and a stunning 55 inch design. It's the best TV we've ever reviewed!
Samsung PS51E6500 review - This 51 inch plasma screen is an extremely compelling proposition due to its outstanding picture quality, Smart TV functions and high-end looks.
Samsung PS51E8000 review - Samsung's flagship plasma TV has premium looks, outstanding picture quality and top-drawer Smart TV functions, but is very pricey.
Samsung PS60E6500 review - This 60 inch plasma screen offers outstanding picture quality, Smart TV functions and high-end looks. But its high price makes it less attractive than the 51 inch version.