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
Conclusion: Though prices are a bit higher for 3D TV compatibility, Panasonic has not been able to keep the price too high due to aggressive moves by Samsung. The TC-P50VT25 is priced around $2400 and may come packaged with the 3D glasses and 3D Blu Ray player. This makes a big difference in the value due to the fact that the Panasonic 3D TV glasses are $249 and the 3D Blu Ray player is $349.
Panasonic TC-P50VT25 Review - 3D Capable 1080p Plasma TV
Plasma TV Buying Guide
19 July 2010
Excerpt: The TC-P50VT25 is the highest end top tier offering from Panasonic for 2010. The TV is 3D ready, has THX certifications, is Skype enabled (camera sold seperately), and contains Panasonic's new NEO PDP (plasma display panel). How do all of these new features and the accompanying picture quality add up?