Gift Tip 37: 65-Inch Panasonic VIERA TC-P65S1 Plasma HDTV

Posted: Dec 3 2009, 8:00pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:02pm CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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Panasonic is famous for producing the some of the best Plasma HDTVs on the market. Plasma TVs are known for having a much better video playback quality (especially in terms of black levels and vibrancy) than LCD HDTVs. There was a time when plasma TVs were much more expensive than LCD HDTVS but today, the prices are very similar. There is no better time than now to consider purchasing the Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P65S1 65-Inch Plasma HDTV.

The Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P65S1 65-Inch Plasma HDTV is a budget-friendly plasma HDTV with many of the high-end features found in more expensive TVs (such as on the Panasonic G10 series). The Panasonic TC-P65S1 65-inch plasma is a full 1080p HDTV with a 1920 x 1080 resolution. It has 2 stereo speakers that produce 20watts of audio power. The Panasonic TC-P65S1 65-inch plasma measures 61.8 x 4.1 x 38 inches and weighs in at 132.3 pounds. It also features 3 HDMI ports and Viera Link for enhanced connectivity.

Plasma TVs are known to use much more energy than LCD TVs but Panasonic has changed that trend with the new energy efficient NEO PDP plasma panel that is the heart of the Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P65S1 65-Inch Plasma HDTV. NEO PDP uses half as much energy to produce the same level of brightness. This model also has the "infinite black" feature. During exceptionally dark movie scenes, the dark area of the screen completely shuts off to create the darkest and most realistic shades of black. The Panasonic TC-P65S1 65-inch plasma comes with Viera Image Viewer so that users can enjoy their photos on the big screen via SD card.

As a step-down from the G10 Series, the major feature missing from the S1s is Panasonic's VIERA Cast Internet connectivity; this comes along with some other, more minor differences such as the lack of video playback from media stored on SD cards, and the presence of 3 HDMI inputs, instead of 4. However, when it comes to the display panel itself, the specifications are nearly identical with the same high contrast ratio, and full 1080 lines of motion resolution.

Great Gift for
The Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P65S1 65-Inch Plasma HDTV is for those who are looking for a plasma TV with a combination of a large screen size, modest price tag, energy efficiency and great video playback in one system.
Price and Where to Buy
The Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P65S1 65-Inch Plasma HDTV is selling for around $2,750 on

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/2" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
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