Summary: Many brands have binned plasma technology as too expensive and tricky to build, but Panasonic is made of sterner stuff. Its VT65 range of TVs makes the case for plasma so loudly the company may as well be yelling into a PA system - and this 55-inch TX-P55VT65B might have the biggest mouth of the lot. It could be the very best TV we’ve seen this year. And we’ve seen loads .
Pros: hugely brilliant picture quality, accomplished smart TV, great control app, especially on Android
Cons: touch-pen only encourages the clumsy, can’t pretend it’s not expensive, um… did we mention the touch-pen?
Conclusion: The Panasonic TX-P55VT65B is an utterly outstanding plasma television, which we have essentially no qualms about awarding a “Reference Level” rating to. The fact that this level of picture quality can be made this affordable, rather than being reserved only for the highest-end, is a true triumph of engineering. Basically every single box is ticked by the VT65 series: insanely deep blacks that are almost (almost!