Summary: The Panasonic ST30 may lack some of the extra frills found on its GT30 and VT30 sisters, but it still delivers superbly cinematic pictures no matter whether it's working with 2D or 3D content.
Pros: Proper integration of iPlayer; Great 3D performance; Deep black levels; Rich, cinematic colours; Impressive SD and HD performance.
Conclusion: If you can't decide if 3D is for you or not, Panasonic’s latest giant plasma is the ideal starting point. While you save up for 3D specs, the ST30 will wow you with colourful, and sharp images from Blu-ray, Freeview HD and digital files via USB.
Pros: Freeview HD tuner, great with SD as well as HD, colour, contrast
Cons: No home networking or Freesat HD tuner, lacks ultimate hi-def detail, no 3D glasses included