When I was reading up on HDTV, I saw that CNET rated this television to be the best television available bigger than 55".
Panasonic TH-58PZ700U 58" 1080p Plasma HDTV
Best HDTV 52-inches and up
Although it costs more than any rear-projection big-screen, the 58-inch Panasonic TH-58PZ700U plasma offers superb image quality.
Price: $2,897.00 - $4,500.00
* 1920 x 1080 Resolution
* 4096 Shades of gradation
* 2 HDMI Inputs
* Built-in SD Card Memory Slot
* GalleryPlayer Capable
The Panasonic TH-58PZ700U 1080p Plasma HDTV sports an impressive 58-inch plasma screen with 1080p resolution for a wonderful viewing experience. It will feel right at home as the centerpiece of a home theater setup.
An Understated Beauty
The TH-58PZ700U does not look like it's trying too hard. Instead, it lets the big screen speak for itself. The glass is surrounded by a thick glossy black bezel on all sides, with a door on the bottom to keep controls out of sight. Another hatch hides a slot for SD memory cards. Speakers--matching in color and barely noticeable--are set on both sides of the display. The understated look would be an elegant addition to any decor.
The TH-58PZ700U is 1080p, meaning it has a full 1920 x 1080 resolution, the highest HD resolution available for the clearest and sharpest picture. Because its plasma display, the black levels are deep and the uniformity of brightness is superb. The unit has 4096 shades of gradation and has up to a 5000:1 contrast ratio. Video noise reduction circuitry and a digital comb filter make sure the picture on screen is always optimal. The TH-58PZ700U will upconvert any signal you feed it and display it at 1080p.
On the back, the TH-58PZ700U features two HDMI inputs, two component inputs, two composite inputs, and two S-Video inputs. Hidden beneath panels in front is another composite and S-Video input, a component video input, and a slot for SD cards. Insert an SD card filled with photos and you can watch a slide show with the built-in Photo Viewer software.
The TH-58PZ700U includes GalleryPlayer software you can use to display high-definition art and photography on your TV. A free collection of images is included so your television can display art even when it's not on.
When you use the Panasonic EZ-Sync technology to connect to other compatible EZ-Sync devices via the HDMI connector, you get one-touch control over all your home theater components. For example, with one touch of a button, you can turn on the DVD player, turn on the receiver, and set the DVD player as the source while also adjusting the sound level, turn on the TV--which will accept the input signal--and play the DVD. Instead of fumbling to find all the right buttons, you can watch your movies without wondering how to set everything up.
The TH-58PZ700U is backed by a 1-year limited warranty for parts and labor.
The extremely high 1920 x 1080 pixels of this plasma TV allows for its incredible 1080p High-Definition Resolution display capability for superior detail and extraordinary HDTV reproduction. Use EZ Sync HDAVI Control with your HDMI connectors. EZ Sync HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your home theater components by pressing a single button on your TV's remote control. You can even share Digital Photos on the Big Screen Share your JPEG photos taken with a Lumix digital camera on your Panasonic plasma using the built-in SD card slot. Simply insert the SD card, which is about the size of a postage stamp, into the SD slot on the TV and enjoy a photo slideshow with Photo Viewer. Video Noise Reduction Motion Adaptive 3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter Color Purity Optimizer (3D Color Management) Sub-Pixel Controller Motion Pattern Noise Reduction 4 Speakers - 2 woofers - 8 ohms, 55 Hz - 350Hz, 10% THD, 2 tweeters - 8 ohms, 350Hz - 17kHz, 10% THD 31W Output Power V-Chip Program Lockout Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Video Input Labeling Power Supply - AC 120 V, 60 Hz Ports - 2 Rear HDMI-HDCP Interface, 2 Rear Analog Audio Input for HDMI, 3 Composite Video Input (2 rear, 1 front), 3 S-Video Input (2 rear, 1 front), 3 Audio Input for Video (2 rear, 1 front), Mini D-sub 15-pin rear PC Input (RGB-VGA), Audio Input for PC (M3 Stereo Plug), 2 Rear Component Video Input, 2 Rear Audio Input for Component Video, 1 Rear Composite Video Output, 1 Rear Audio Output & 1 Optical Digital Audio Out Dimensions - Height 36.1 x Width 57.3 x Depth 5.6 inch Weight - 165.3 pounds