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Panasonic Viera 50" 3D Plasma HDTV

Posted: April 29, 2010
Panasonic Viera 50" 3D Plasma HDTV
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3D televisions are on their way, and Panasonic may be ahead of the curve with their 3D plasma TV. Kevin Pereira and Olivia Munn take a look its special features like the included LCD shutter glasses, Viera Cast and 600 Hz refresh rate, all for $2,500.

What You Need To Know

  • This Panasonic TV isn't as sleek as the Samsung 3D TV we reviewed before, but it does have twice as many inputs.
  • Most of them are on the back, so it'll be harder to wall mount. The rest of the inputs are along the side.
  • The TV measures about 3.5" thick with a plain gray and black finish.
  • The 3D feature is much better on this TV than the Samsung.
  • We immediately noticed a difference in that there was little to no cross-talk, which is the way 3D is supposed to look.
  • We also didn't have to warm up the TV or adjust any settings. It works perfectly right off the bat.
  • The reason why the 3D looks better is because the plasma has better response times and refresh rates than an LCD TV.
  • This means images are rendered quicker and won't leave behind "ghosts" of themselves.
  • Panasonic's Viera Cast service works fine with access to YouTube, Netflix and other Internet Apps.
  • It's easy to navigate around but might slow down when loading a lot of data.
  • A lot more apps like Skype and Twitter are coming soon
  • Overall, it's not as complete as Samsung's App store but it's promising.
  • The TV also looks great when not using the 3D feature.
  • Blacks are some of the deepest we've seen.
  • The colors aren't quite as vivid as yesterday's Samsung, but they are incredibly accurate.
  • Since it's a plasma, it doesn't have the smooth motion feature but fast moving action scenes still look terrific.
  • Overall, picture quality is rock solid. 

Price

  • $2,500.00

Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • If you absolutely need to buy a 3D television right now, this is the one to get.
  • It's the best 3D experience on the market.
  • A pair of 3D glasses are included.
  • You'll also need a 3D Blu-ray player for $400.
  • The total price is about $2,900 for the full 3D effect.

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Comments are Closed

  • Chrisnillynilsen

    at best buy you can get two pairs of glasses and a blue ray with this tv starting at 2500

    Posted: November 15, 2010 9:26 PM
  • GeorgederStarke

    Your presentation of a horrible film along with the uncouth couple speaking about the TV is simply disgusting. That was in the worst possible taste. I could never bring myself to follow this advertisement. Perhaps I should take heart that a species as uncaring as this one might exterminate itself rather soon.
    So, why should I look for a new TV?

    Posted: May 20, 2010 3:03 AM
    GeorgederStarke
  • mr.neel

    sounds good for mothers day.

    Posted: May 5, 2010 6:39 PM
    mr.neel
  • kiohto

    Why would that be a poor decision?? It releases on Blu-Ray tomorrow!!! cant wait.

    Posted: May 3, 2010 6:21 PM
    kiohto
  • CaptainSHOOK

    Poor decision to put Saving Private Ryan on the TV while you were discussing it guys. Being funny gets a lot harder when you have Matt Damon wailing, curled up in the fetal position with a dead Tom Sizemore beside him.

    Posted: May 3, 2010 8:30 AM
    CaptainSHOOK
  • ExaltB2

    i was on my way to buying a 3d tv right when it came out, was ready to pluck down the money no matter the cost, but im just upset that there is hardly any content for it. i thought 3d was the next big thing WHY IS MvA the only 3d movie out so far, why didnt the content makers start pushing 3d content before the tv came out?

    Posted: May 1, 2010 7:26 AM
    ExaltB2
  • LTman86

    I don't get why Panasonic doesn't include a sort of motion flow for their TV;s. Yes, they have a 600 hrz refresh rate, but LCD's 120/240 hrz technology TV's look nicer because they double the framerate of the signal, making motion smoother. It's just strange that plasmas, which have a faster native refresh rate, doesn't include that software into their televisions.

    For an early adopter, that TV sounds neat. But for now, I'll wait for 3D to be more mainstream before committing to it.

    Posted: May 1, 2010 1:31 AM
    LTman86
  • LTman86

    I don't get why Panasonic doesn't include a sort of motion flow for their TV;s. Yes, they have a 600 hrz refresh rate, but LCD's 120/240 hrz technology TV's look nicer because they double the framerate of the signal, making motion smoother. It's just strange that plasmas, which have a faster native refresh rate, doesn't include that software into their televisions.

    For an early adopter, that TV sounds neat. But for now, I'll wait for 3D to be more mainstream before committing to it.

    Posted: May 1, 2010 1:30 AM
    LTman86
  • ddf

    no only that you had to buy a blueray player. for one dvd hell no

    Posted: April 30, 2010 9:02 PM
    ddf
  • RideTheLightning03

    Honestly, Do YOU plan to buy a 3D T.V.???

    Posted: April 30, 2010 8:48 PM
    RideTheLightning03
  • RideTheLightning03

    Honestly, Do YOU plan to buy a 3D T.V.???

    Posted: April 30, 2010 8:27 PM
    RideTheLightning03
  • starclassics

    $3000 for 3D... FAIL

    THIS, x 20000

    Posted: April 30, 2010 7:29 PM
    starclassics
  • Echo5585

    yes i wanna pay 3000 bucks for an unnecessary fad that will probably give me an aneurysm! yay!

    Posted: April 30, 2010 6:10 PM
    Echo5585
  • JustTheBeginning

    $3000 for 3D... FAIL

    Posted: April 30, 2010 5:01 PM
    JustTheBeginning
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