Conclusion: The Panasonic TC-P58VT25 features a number of novel technological innovations that enable fundamental improvements in the performance of this plasma panel over last years premium Plasma TVs. With improved black levels, color accuracy, glare reduction, screen refresh rates andenergy efficiency, this TV is a great choice even if you are only looking to upgrade to a better quality TV for 2D content. The 3D is almost a bonus, and it certainly does not disappoint.
Summary: With both 2D and 3D sources, Panasonic's flagship TC-PVT20/25 series plasma TV delivers outstanding overall picture quality.
Pros: Superior black-level performance and excellent shadow detail; accurate primary colors in THX mode; great color saturation; effective antireflective screen; reproduces 1080p/24 cadence properly; VieraCast provides access to select Internet services and improved customization; solid 3D picture quality; includes 3D glasses.
Cons: Relatively expensive; last year's Panasonic plasmas lost black-level performance over relatively short periods of time; non-adjustable grayscale in THX mode; some artifacts in 1080p/24 mode; fewer streaming services and apps than the competition; uses more power than LCDs and newer plasmas.
Excerpt: The TC-P58VT25 is a 58 inch 3D ready TV that is part of Panasonic’s flagship Viera VT25 series of Plasma TVs. This is the second largest Panasonic 3D TV that has currently been announced. The VT25 is an upgrade over the VT10 line of Panasonic TVs from 2009. Along with 3D capabilities, the TC-P58VT25 features numerous technology improvements over the previous generation of Panasonic plasma TVs.