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Tech Review: Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma TV

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Posted November 16, 2010 - By Moye Ishimoto

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Panasonic offers 3D entertainment for your home with their TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma HDTV that features 500 Hz subfield drive, Viera Cast content via wi-fi and native contrast ratio of 5 million:1. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira take a look at the $1400 HD television.

Find the full review from Gadget Pron on Attack of the Show after the cut.

What You Need to Know

  • The Panasonic 3D HDTV isn't the sleekest TV we've reviewed, as the trunk measures at 3.5" thin.
  • You could wall mount it since it has an HDMI input on the side.
  • Panasonic's streaming content through Viera Cast includes Amazon video, Twitter, Skype and a bunch of other widgets, which is a feature we would use.
  • The interface is much quicker than we remember, so navigating around the menu is pretty simple.
  • YouTube, Netflix and other widgets load fast and are what you expect them to be.
  • You do have to buy a dongle if you want the Wi-fi.
  • The TV's non-3D image quality if really good, featuring some of the more deeper blacks we've seen because of the infinite black contrast ratio.
  • Colors are very vibrant and accurate, but weirdly enough, you may see a little grain when you have the TV in brighter modes (like Vivid).
  • This one has the best 3D we've seen yet, especially since the last Panasonic 3D TV we reviewed.
  • Wearing the glasses in front of the TV brought the least amount of crosstalk or ghosting of a second image that we've seen on a 3D TV.
  • One of the reasons is because of the 600 Hz refresh rate, which smooths motion and helps refresh two images simultaneously.
  • This smooth motion isn't as pronounced as Samsung's so fans of the anti-blur technology may not get what they want.
  • The TV also upconverts 2D content into 3D, which in our experience doesn't look very good, but this TV is the best we've seen.
  • It adds very little depth to 2D content, which is better than making it difficult to watch.

Price

  • $1,400.00

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • The TV runs a little expensive for a 42" 3D TV but the quality is second to none.

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