Summary: If you are searching for a smaller size plasma TV, then you got yourself a winner. Panasonic TC-P42G10 performs very well, and the image it displays is of superior quality. The little flaws the series carries do not count too much, as they do not actually hinder a great watching experience.
Pros: Superb black levels and shadow detail, much like V10 series, Very good colors in THX mode, Nice to have features as Viera Cast and Internet connectivity, Great color gamut, Superb black levels and shadow detail, much like V10 series, Very good colors in THX mode, Nice to have features as Viera Ca...
Cons: Superb black levels and shadow detail, much like V10 series, Very good colors in THX mode, Nice to have features as Viera Cast and Internet connectivity, Great color gamut, Color accuracy in non-THX mode requires tweaking, Relatively expensive, 1080p/24 mode produces flicker and is unpleasant to ...
Excerpt: This 42-inch plasma dazzler blew us away with its stunning picture. Unfortunately, its online bona fides didn’t measure up. After five minutes of exploring the Viera Cast interface, we wanted to forget about web content altogether.
Pros: Cheap! Mind-boggling blacks with tons of detail and amazing color saturation. Integrated card reader.
Cons: TV can’t display web content in its picture-in-picture box. No Netflix streaming on the horizon.
Excerpt: Panasonic’s current lineup of plasma televisions is remarkably affordable compared with plasma sets of a few years ago. At $31 per diagonal inch, the new TC-P42G10 is far cheaper than even Panasonic envisioned in the caviar days of flat panels.And just in time.
Review: Panasonic TC-P42G10 Viera G10 Series Plasma
22 April 2009
Excerpt: Dry your eyes, plasma junkies. The untimely demise of Pioneer’s Kuro line doesn’t mean you’ll have to forgo those deliciously deep blacks and theater-perfect colors for long. In fact, even as the last of the Pioneer Kuro Elites make their way into a few lucky U.S.
Pros: Mind boggling blacks with tons of detail. THX mode is a godsend for movie buffs. Integrated SD card slots transform your plasma into a giant digital photo frame. Amazing color saturation.
Cons: THX mode is bit dim for brightly lit rooms. Ethernet connectivity is nice for VieraCast, but Wi-Fi would’ve been better. At the time of testing, no Amazon VOD. Also, where’s the Netflix streaming? Staunch calibration DIYers may find the picture controls lacking. Three HDMI ports (two in the back,...