Top 5 Television for Black Friday 2010

By Turjo, Gaea News Network
Thursday, November 18, 2010

As the festive season is knocking our door, people are gearing up to buy gifts for their loved ones or to bring home some new goodies to brighten up the atmosphere. If you are one of those people and planning to buy a new television set this year for your family, let us help in your hunt for the best TV that would satisfy all your need, in terms of budget and performance together.


Here we have prepared a list of 5 television on the basis of performance, features, design, picture quality and the price. Go through the list to find out which one serves your purpose.

1. Panasonic TC-PVT20/25 series


This model has both 3D and 2D version. But our preference lies with the 2D model of this particular series. The features of this model are :

  • Superior black-level performance
  • Excellent Shadow details
  • Accurate primary colors in THX mode,
  • Great color saturation
  • Effective Antireflective Screen
  • Selected internet services provided by VieraCast
  • Solid 3D picture quality
  • 3D glass included


  • Relatively High Price
  • Nonadjustable grayscale in THX mode
  • Fewer streaming services and apps than the competition
  • Uses more power than LCDs and newer plasmas.

PRICE : $1,749.00 - $2,599.98

2. Samsung PNC8000 series


After the Panasonic TC-PVT20/25, Samsung PNC8000 qualifies as the second-best TV of 2010. The Features of this model are :

  • Excellent black-level performance;
  • Accurate color overall
  • Properly handles 1080p/24 sources
  • Excellent bright-room image for a plasma
  • Sleek styling with inch-deep panel
  • Superb streaming and widget content via well-integrated Apps platform
  • Very good 3D picture quality


  • Less energy-efficient than LCD models
  • Does not include 3D glasses
  • Terrible remote
  • Optional dejudder processing introduces artifacts
  • 1080p/24 mode causes loss in black level performance

PRICE : $1,434.95 - $2,069.00

3. Samsung PNC7000 series


An earlier series of PNC 800, the Samsung PNC700 are also quite good performers giving a good competition against Panasonic G20/25 and LG PK950 plasmas. The features of this model are as below :

  • Excellent black-level performance;
  • Accurate color overall;
  • Numerous picture controls and tweaks;
  • Sleek styling with inch-deep panel;
  • Superb streaming and widget content via well-integrated Apps platform;
  • Great 3D picture quality.


  • Cannot properly handle 1080p/24 sources;
  • less efficient than LCD models;
  • duplication of Apps and widgets can be confusing;
  • does not include 3D glasses.

PRICE : $1,247.77 - $1,999.99

4.LG Infinia 50PK950


This is the only 2D TV in the list, which falls little short in performance with respect to the Samsung PNC700, but can be called one of the Best Performing TV among any other 2D models. Here are it’s features :


  • Accurate color overall;
  • Correctly handles 1080p/24 sources;
  • Plenty of streaming and interactive features;
  • Extensive picture controls
  • Sleek styling with single-plane design and 2-inch-deep panel;
  • Produces relatively deep black levels;


  • Near-black areas tinged bluish;
  • Less accurate yellow and cyan
  • Fewer apps and services than many other interactive models have;
  • Exhibits some temporary image retention;
  • Inefficient power use;
  • Magic Wand remote is not upto the mark;

PRICE : $1,339.00 - $1,699.99

5.Panasonic TC-PG20/25 series


Although it lies a few steps behind the other 4 TV models in the list, the standard performance and a lower price might tempt any videophiles to take one of this baby home. Lets have a look at it’s features :


  • Superb black-level performance;
  • Accurate primary colors in THX mode;
  • Great color saturation;
  • Effective antireflective screen;
  • Uses less power than previous 1080p plasmas;
  • VieraCast provides access to select Internet services and improved customization.


  • Black-level performance is not upto the mark;
  • Cannot properly handle 1080p/24 sources;
  • Fewer streaming services and apps than the competition;
  • Uses more power than LCDs.

Price : $999.95 - $1,499.00

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