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Panasonic VIERA TC-P42GT25 42-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV Review

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Enter the world of 3D. Panasonic Viera 41.6-inch Full HD Plasma TC-P42GT25 3D creates a completely new vision of bringing the law into action. With the new 3D technology for more realism seriously, Viera Cast Internet to access content, THX certification, a wealth of analog and digital inputs and outputs, and more, is the key to the real theater experience at home.

Panasonic VIERA TC-P42GT25 42-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV, Black
Overall Rating :

Frame Sequential Technology Full HD Signals for Each Eye
The technology in which the left-eye and right-eye 3D images are sent to the viewer is key to the 3D image quality. For this, Full HD 3D uses something called Frame Sequential technology. First, the plasma display panel, which has a number of inherent advantages for moving picture resolution, was further advanced to allow images for each of the left and right eyes to be alternately reproduced at the rate of 60 frames per second (fps), making a total fps for both eyes. Viewers watch the images through high-precision 3D Eyewear*, which open and close the left and right shutters in synchronization with the alternating images. As a result, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to previous 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images. * 3D Eyewear not included.

High-speed 3D Drive Technology Greater Beauty for Both 2D and 3D Images
The Frame Sequential technology of Full HD 3D requires the images to be displayed at 1/120 of a second, which is twice as fast as ordinary full-HD images. If the luminescence time for each frame were simply shortened, the screen brightness would be lowered. To solve this problem, the luminescence time was shortened and the luminescence intensity was raised, which made it possible to produce bright, crisp 3D images.  [...]

Product Features

  • THX Certified 41.6-inch plasma HDTV panel with full 1080p HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Full HD 3D sends a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image to each eye, for sharp, crisp 3D images
  • Infinite Black Panel includes new filter technology for deep blacks and vivid images with minimal reflection
  • Enjoy VIERA Cast Internet TV services such as Netflix and Skype with wired (included) or wireless LAN connection
  • 3 HDMI, 2 composite with audio, 2 component with audio, 1 analog audio, and 1 PC input; USB and LAN ports

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TC-P42GT25
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 42 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • HDTV Compatible: Y
 See Panasonic VIERA TC-P42GT25 specification

Some Customer Reviews

Way better than I thought
I had been researching flat-screen TV for about 3 years. I've always said that once the 42-inch models fell below $1,000 would buy a Well, I continued to shuffle $700. Also have a lot of money and of course I need/want to invest in a new stand, component, HDMI, etc.

I made my decision more than a year that I would get a Panasonic plasma. At Christmas time are a PS3 and a $400 Best Buy gift card. It was the PS3 on a CRT monitor that finally motivated me. BestBuy has the S2 model on their site for $650 that was $100 less than Amazon had 6 months earlier. But when I put in my basket and went to order the site actually says "discontinued operations". Why in the world would still be present on their site? Ridiculous!

I started looking into LCD models that were cheaper, but the selection in BestBuy 42-Inch range has been surprisingly limited. In the end I took it out and saw this model on Amazon for $750(currently). Considering that he had the additional features S2 of the old and new technologies at about the same price as the choice was a breeze. The picture quality of Panasonic plasma is superior to the other I looked in the showroom. 

I bought this television for picture quality and the USB port and PC input. I do not care about 3D- it's just a bonus. If or when they are ready to spend $250 for a pair of glasses because my TV is ready too. I was expecting to make changes to improve the image quality, but this model has the mode "THX" which should display the image as directors of their intention to be seen. To my surprise the THX mode is very similar at all levels - if I watch the news, sports, games, PS3, DVD or BluRay. Of course, I first played around with the terms and parameters, but I finally decided THX and have no need to switch modes or change the default settings. It 's really perfect as is I expected a lot ... Better than I expected.

Very happy with this HDTV in 3D
 I got the Viera TC-P42GT25 for about a week and so far I'm satisfied. This TV was very easy to configure. Placing on the stand was easy. footprint of the stand is small, so I could easily find an entry point.

The out of the box picture settings was not so great. It seemed dark and gray. Fortunately, Panasonic has included a wide range of items to change to get the image to appear exactly as you want to search. Panasonic also includes a definition of each image adjustment, so that non-experts who know what all the settings. I was able to customize the image so it looks a bit like me. For people who do not like tweaking a lot, there are several presets as THX, Vivid, and games. However, I was not happy with any of the preset.
You can optimize the image for each component. For my Wii, I increased the contrast and makes the picture very dynamic. For my PS3, I made the image brighter, but it reduced the contrast. TV saves the settings of each component, so you do not have to change settings each time when you switch to another component.

I was not really sure how this 3D HDTV would be able to handle gaming devices, but I'm pretty happy so far. Wii games look great, even if the Wii is only capable of doing or 480i or 480p. I have a cable that allows me to get 480p and the Wii games look bright and colorful without boredom or the appearance of stretch. Sure, the games look great even on PS3, but the PS3 is designed to support up to 1080p.

I have not tried to watch a Blu-ray on this HDTV yet, but pretty standard DVD. I'm not a big fan of the movie, but for me it's the TV and do a fantastic job of the PS3 game regular DVD. I have Comcast and HD programming is superb on this 3D TV. Again, out of the box settings are disappointing, but after adjustments, the image is superb.

I have not tried the 3D mode yet, because I don't have 3D glasses. I might spring for glasses in the future. I bought this 3D TV mainly because of good reviews on its 2D image. In addition, it will be nice to have a chance to see films in 3D after if they wish. Considering the cost of the plasma HDTV the same non-3D, I felt that I could be wrong.

This is my third Panasonic HDTV and I am very satisfied. I have a plasma for 5 years, Panasonic and Panasonic LCD 3 years that are still strong. I hope I have better luck than the Viera TC-P42GT25. I recommend this 3D HDTV to anyone looking for a plasma TV at a reasonable price. It is amazing once you have optimized the parameters.