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. The only real caveat is that 3D viewing makes the set seem smaller than it is, so we'd recommend upgrading to the 54-inch or larger screen size if space and budget allow.
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