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Lovin' This Plasma TV!

A Review On: Panasonic VIERA TC-P55GT50 55 Inch Plasma TV

Panasonic VIERA TC-P55GT50 55 Inch Plasma TV

Rated # 1 in Plasma HDTV
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Price paid: $1,499.99
wattheF
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Pros: Design, PQ, Color, Black Level, Contrast, Motion Resolution

Cons: "noise" artifacts and colorbanding on some content. Video processing for HD Cable content could be better

This set looks great on and off. Great design that will look good in any room.

Overall PQ is the best I have ever seen. The deepest black levels combined with bright whites make for great contrast. Handles bright light room conditions amazingly well for a plasma with very little glare.

Colors are well saturated yet natural. THX modes look great right out of the box.

Clarity and motion resolution is excellent.

HD cable usually looks very good. Some cable content may show slight background ''noise'' or grainyness and rarely shows a bit of color banding. These ''cons'' are really just nit-picks and are not bothersome. Overall the video processing for HD Cable can be a little inconsistent, but that has more to do with the content then the TV. This is the only thing keeping me from rating this TV 5 stars.

Bluray looks stunning and 3D is very good. (3D Glasses sold seperately)

Can't comment on internet features as i never use them.

This TV is a bargain compared to almost all of the top LED/LCD TV's out there with PQ that is superior at half the price of many.

2 Comments:

Glad to hear you love it, I'm planning on buying a GT50 this weekend.
You wrote "Overall the video processing for HD Cable can be a little inconsistent, but that has more to do with the content then the TV. This is the only thing keeping me from rating this TV 5 stars." My direct experience with HD Cable is that it is inferior to OTH antenna signal quality, especially when compared to sports broadcast quality. Too much stuff involved with the cable/dish transmissions that effects the end signal. Not so with OTH signal. FWIW.
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