X

Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma TV Review

Posted: November 15, 2010
Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma TV Review
http://www.g4tv.com/videos/49833/panasonic-tc-p42gt25-3d-plasma-tv-review/
http://images.g4tv.com/ImageDb3/254651_LGST/as20101115_gadgetpron.jpg
Video_49833

Panasonic offers 3D entertainment for your home with their TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma HDTV with its 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.

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.

Want something reviewed on Gadget Pr0n? Email us your suggestions to gadgetpron@g4tv.com.

...

Comments are Closed

  • rener

    This guy chris does not know what he is talking about! He acts like he could do a better job than Panasonic building a plasma & should be fired for working on a tech tv show & not supporting technology! if you don't buy it how can it ever get better? what an idiot! I dislike when haters hate on 3D which will always be better for movies & games than 2D. This Plasma is top of the line & should of got either 4.5 out of 5 or 5 out of 5.

    Posted: February 9, 2011 12:58 PM
  • lisaroy1

    We Purchased a Plasma Television 2 months back..
    It is Awesome ....It changes the whole look of your house

    http://www.thetech360.com/

    Posted: January 29, 2011 12:15 AM
    lisaroy1
  • CHELSEA_FC_is_WIN

    ok, i just re watched the start of this....we need a new T shirt or Chris Hardwick at 1:08

    Posted: November 20, 2010 3:44 AM
    CHELSEA_FC_is_WIN
  • BLACKOPSHOUSTON

    next thing you know..we are going to have is a 3d game system?

    Posted: November 17, 2010 12:47 PM
    BLACKOPSHOUSTON
  • Blue_Vortex

    I feel conflicted, I hate 3D but I actually like the 3DS

    Posted: November 17, 2010 11:24 AM
    Blue_Vortex
  • w2walton

    how come they never review any of the Mitsubishi 3d dlp tv's on aots? kinda fishy

    Posted: November 16, 2010 7:55 PM
    w2walton
  • DaBigFatCow

    I do not think I will ever get a 3D tv unless one day all tvs are 3D without a choice in which I probably just wont use the 3D feature. I simply do not want to have to wear glasses to watch a movie or anything for that matter. I just bought a 42" Panasonic 2D Plasma a few months ago and love it! Now if someone can come up with a way to have 3D without glasses then maybe... but even still not 100% sure because I find 3D to really reduce picture quality due to blurryness.

    Posted: November 16, 2010 4:21 PM
    DaBigFatCow
  • MeOverThinker

    Forget 3D, I'm waiting for a holodeck.

    Posted: November 16, 2010 2:28 PM
    MeOverThinker
  • The13thDoctor

    I agree with Chris and Kevin, i am soooo not jumping on that bandwagon. 3D gives me a headache.

    Posted: November 16, 2010 8:57 AM
    The13thDoctor
  • CHELSEA_FC_is_WIN

    3d might be ok IF the glasses weren't so bad....

    even at the movies they give you a unconformable pair that leaks light in through the side. and the only good 3D is the stuff that does not try too hard

    best 3D ive seen is avartar scene when they are in a glass prison.

    and RE afterlife when they are in some cave and the cave look sweet

    Posted: November 16, 2010 3:10 AM
    CHELSEA_FC_is_WIN
  • J_Boolihans

    3-d without glasses will NOT be as realistic as 3-d with glasses within our lifetime. Give up on that pipe dream.

    Posted: November 15, 2010 6:10 PM
    J_Boolihans
AdChoices