Panasonic TH-VX100U series overview
It lacks the stark, industrial gray frame of the company's less-expensive TH-PF11UK series, instead going with a burnished metal black finish along the top and bottom and matte black metal along the sides. Abutting the glass of the screen itself is a black border about three-quarters of an inch thick. The entire frame is thicker than that of the 11UK series, but more attractive to our eyes.
As with the company's industrial models, Panasonic does not include a stand with the Premiere series. The company does sell sloped, matching black stands specifically for the series. The stand made for the 50-inch version, model TY-ST50VX100, lists for $350, while the stand made for the 65-inch version, model TY-ST65VX100, lists for a healthy $1,000.
Panasonic TH-VX100U series inputs
Panasonic's dual HDMI board for professional plasmas
Panasonic TH-VX100U series main picture menu
Picture adjustments abound, beginning with three adjustable picture modes and a fourth, called Monitor, which offers limited adjustments and is designed to provide a studio monitor-style picture. We appreciated the ability to save picture adjustments into a massive 16-slot memory bank.