Consumer Reports Says Go Plasma if You Want Good 3D

Posted Thu Nov 4, 2010 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Of all the sets tested, Panasonic plasmas came out on top.

It's been a long time since a mainstream publication has been in plasma's corner. The poor tech ended up with a lot of bad press early on, but it seems 3D may be changing all that. In the recent TV review from Consumer Reports, Panasonic was singled out as the superior tech.

The testing process used a 3D test pattern developed in-house as well as 3D Blu-rays and recorded 3D programming. While the normal issues, like black level and brightness, still came into account, it was ghosting that topped the list as a problem for 3D.

Panasonic plasmas rank at the top of the list, with LG and Samsung plasma sets follow close behind. The top LCD television was from Sony, and exhibited near plasma quality, but still had more ghosting than the three plasma sets.

Source: Consumer Reports

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