Summary: Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25 is a very good plasma TV model, and it has some very strong points that recommended, such as the ink like black levels, and the accurate colors delivered in THX mode. Still, some small issues that appear when you want to watch 1080p/24 content (which means Blu-ray discs), and the fact that there are other competitors that can perform better when it comes to standard definition content, mar the reputation of this Panasonic plasma TV.
Pros: Great black levels, Above average anti-glare capabilities, Amazing colors in THX mode
Cons: Issues with 1080p/24 sources, Sub-par standard definition performance, No real built in Wi-Fi (it works with a dongle, though)
Excerpt: (1 items) Editor's note: This review of the Panasonic G25 series is based on our hands-on testing and evaluation of the 42-inch TC-P42G25 . According to the manufacturer, the image quality and features should be equivalent for each TV in this model line. Panasonic's Viera G25 plasma HDTVs are big, clunky, and thick, with elementary on-screen menus and a forgettable remote.
Pros: Very inexpensive, Attractive menu and first-time wizard
Panasonic TC-P50G25 50-inch Class VIERA G25 Series 1080p Plasma HDTV Review
10 September 2010
Conclusion: Performance, particularly on our test patterns and more particularly on standard-definition material, could have been stronger, but on some of my most challenging HD movie discs, the TC-P50G25 delivered a downright gorgeous picture. Feed it a high quality high definition source, and you will be rewarded with deep black levels and rich colors that virtually pop off the screen.
Pros: Outstanding picture quality, with deep blacks ideal for movie watching and richly saturated colors, THX Mode and Pro settings makes near-optimal calibration child's play, Outstanding picture quality, with deep blacks ideal for movie watching and richly saturated colors, THX Mode and Pro settings makes near-optimal calibration child's play
Cons: The TV is physically thicker than some plasmas, Lacks the fancier bells and whistles of the pricier VT Series, including 3D capabilities and native 96 Hz Cinematic Playback mode