Summary: Although Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT25 is mainly advertised as a 3D plasma TV, its performance in the 2D area is what truly recommends it. With ink like blacks, great accurate colors right out of the box, and video processing that can handle all kinds of sources, this 50 inch plasma TV is surely a...
Pros: Amazing black levels, Great color accuracy, Very good 3D performance, Reliable anti-reflective screen
Cons: Power hog, No built in Wi-Fi (but wireless capabilities are present), Some artifacts showing in 1080p/24 mode
Conclusion: The Panasonic TC-P50VT25 features a number of novel technological innovations that enable fundamental improvements in the performance of this plasma panel over last years premium Plasma TVs.
Conclusion: The TC-P50VT25 is quite simply the finest TV we have reviewed in 2010 for both 2D and 3D viewing. It's a bit pricy but worth it. Seek out a player/glasses/movie bundle so you can watch Avatar in 3D at home and with the improved rechargeable eyewear.
Pros: Excellent 2D performance - best black levels of any 2010 model TV we've tested, Very good 3D performance with minimal cross-talk, Enough picture tweaks to satisfy die-hard hobbyists and professional calibrators, Player/glasses bundles bring down the price of admission
Cons: Included pair of 3D glasses is heavy and can be uncomfortable, Problems detecting 2:3 cadence in 1080i signals in "auto" mode, Fairly high list price, but discounts are available
Excerpt: Walking the 3D TalkYou might think that reviewing—and reading about—one flat panel after another would get boring, if not downright numbing. And it would, if the technology were static. Fee-fie-ho-hum, a new flat panel joins the scrum.But the technology isn’t static.