Panasonic S60 TV Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Oct 27, 2013 at 12:00 am
7.7
Mixed Usage
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The Panasonic S60 is a good basic plasma. Its blacks are really impressive for the price. However, it reflects a lot of light and it doesn’t get very bright, so it is definitely not suitable for a room with windows.

Our Verdict

7.7 Mixed Usage

The Panasonic S60 Plasma TV is very similar to the pricier ST60, assuming you have a dark room. When you turn on the lights, though, the picture gets washed out a bit by the reflections. If you normally watch TV with the lights off, this is clearly one of the best bangs for your buck that you can buy.

Pros
  • Very good contrast. The blacks are really good.
  • Very low input lag.
Cons
  • A lot of reflections. This TV isn't meant to be used in a rooms with windows.
  • Average motion handling for a plasma.
  • 7.7 Mixed Usage

Test Results

Design
Design
Borders

1.34" (3.4 cm)

Design
Thickness

2.44" (6.2 cm)

Picture Quality
8.6
Picture Quality
Dark scene
Black 0.013 cd/m2
White 56.22 cd/m2
Contrast 4094 : 1

The S60 is really meant for a dark room. Its blacks are really deep and with great shadow details. It cannot get any better than this for its price.

10
Picture Quality
Uniformity

The screen's uniformity is flawless.

7.0
Picture Quality
Dark scene in a bright room
Reflection 3.8 %

You will notice a lot reflections as soon as you turn on the lights. Combine this with the fact that it can't get very bright and you will not see anything in a bright room. If you plan on watching it during the day, go for the ST60 instead (it has good anti-glare).

4.5
Picture Quality
Bright scene in a bright room
Max white 56.22 cd/m2

It is a little bit less of an issue when watching bright content.

Additional Details.

9.8
Picture Quality
Viewing angle
Viewing angle 72 °

The viewing angle of the S60 is very good. You will not have any issue watching it on the sides.

Picture Quality
Pixels

Motion
6.0
Motion
Motion blur

The S60 had some noticeable phosphor trails when watching 24p content. This was greatly reduced for other frame rates, though.

Inputs
9.1
Inputs
Input lag
Input lag 29.2 ms

The input lag is really low, which is great for gaming.

Inputs
Side inputs

2 USB

Inputs
Rear inputs

2 HDMI
1 Ethernet
1 Digital Audio Out (Optical)
1 RF In
1 Composite In
1 Component In

Smart Features
Smart Features
Remote

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