Panasonic TC-PVT50 series

The Panasonic TC-PVT50 series represents the best of the best when it comes to picture quality. This TV is not inexpensive, but maintains a price point that is manageable and represents great value. It is definitely worth checking out if you are looking to upgrade from your current TV set.

Advantages

The Panasonic TC-PVT50 series has excellent picture quality that outshines many of its competitors. It has very accurate color, beautiful, deep blacks, and terrific off-angle performance that reduces glare. Some may consider it expensive, but it still costs less than LED and OLED models. It has stylish contours and is very attractive, allowing it to be big but not bulky.

Disadvantages

If you are thinking about purchasing the Panasonic TC-PVT50 make note of the fact that it consumes a lot of power. The 65 inch version of this television is the least efficient TV of the year. It also does not perform very well in brightly lit rooms, especially in comparison with televisions that have matte screens. Also, for the price you are paying, it does not come with 3D glasses, which is not a big deal but many would consider it a money grab on behalf of Panasonic.

Design

The Panasonic V Series have been created with a single sheet of glass that combines the picture and the frame into a single plane. It is very sleek, and looks great when it is turned off. It uses a thinner bezel around the screen. A downfall in the design aspect is the cheap-looking stand. It is two-tone and may have many people opting to have their television mounted. It comes with two remotes that are very responsive. One of the remotes is a small touch pad which is good for browsing the Web and going over apps. The menu is the same as other Panasonic devices, which may seem a bit dated to some. There is also a new feature of an on-screen help menu which is very easy to access.

Picture Quality

There are many different picture settings to choose from. ┬áThe most popular ones include THX Bright Room and THX Cinema. They help to adjust the picture quality. The Custom mode has 2 and 10 point grayscale, full color adjustment, as well as a 10 point gamma adjustment. These features allow for picture quality that outshines other many other plasma models available. The black level performance outdoes itself, allowing for many films that are shot in dark lit conditions to be viewed easily. The blacks are inky and shadowy, showing contrast amongst them. It has a 0 percent measurement of 0.0024, which is a measurement of how much light is emitted when source media sends a pure black signal. This television has the best color accuracy on the market; the colors are deep and intense. The video processing in the 60Hz and the 96Hz mode handled 1080p really well, yet there was some flickering in very bright areas. Motion-handling has been improved with very little blurring. The THX mode’s 3D picture quality in other areas was also very good, but it still unfortunate that Panasonic does not include 3D glasses in the purchase price.

Features

The Panasonic TC-P55VT50 includes many cool features, including an Infinite Black Ultra Panel that gives deeper black levels. There is also an improved Louvre filter which keeps blacks darker under bright lighting. There are many picture features allowing the user to do facial retouch and pure image creation. The touch-pad remote is also neat and very responsive without needing direct signal. There is also Viera Cast, the Panasonic Smart TV interface that allows the user to easily shuffle and navigate between their favorite apps or websites. The Viera market has many apps to choose from, but you have to set up an account to download even free ones. The web browser is very good and has an onscreen keyboard, both are much easier to use thanks to the touch-pad remote.

Conclusion

The Panasonic TC-P55VT50 series delivers. It may be considered pricey, but for the picture quality it is definitely worth it. If you are to purchase this TV I recommend mounting it, because the stand is not complimentary to the TV. The black levels are vivid and the colors vibrant. It gives great viewing from many angles and performs well under bright lighting. If you are looking for the best 3D model this may not be the right choice, and keep in mind that although a small grievance 3D glasses are not included in the purchase price. Overall this TV would make a great addition to the home theater of anyone seeking great picture quality and a user-friendliness.

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Quick Specifications
TypePlasma
ManufacturerPanasonic
Nominal Size (in.)55/65
3DYes
Network ConnectivityWi-Fi (Built In)
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