The Good Good sound quality; Deep blacks and stunning contrast; Rich, natural colours; Great internet features; Stunning 3D performance.
The Bad Poor Freeview EPG; Expensive.
The Bottom Line The TX-P42VT30B is one of the best TVs that money can buy right now. It has stunning contrast, produces amazingly solid 3D pictures and engaging 2D images. In short, it's worth every penny of its high asking price.
|Panasonic Viera TX-P42VT30B||Toshiba Regza 32RV635DB||Sony Bravia KDL40W605||LG 55EG910V||Sony Bravia KDL-40W2000|
|Price||£1,400 Typical Price||£1,400 Typical Price||£1,400 Typical Price||£1,400 Typical Price||£1,400 Typical Price|
Panasonic Viera TX-P42VT30B
Panasonic's VT20 was pretty much our favourite TV of last year thanks to its supreme picture performance and excellent 3D capabilities. It was little wonder then, that it managed to bag our coveted Editor's Choice award. But time and tide wait for no TV and so the VT20 has now been replaced by the upgraded VT30, which is priced at around £1,400. It promises a whole load of new features, but is it really that much of an improvement over last year's model?
A TV with a premium price tag should also have a premium look, but this is something that Panasonic hasn't always excelled at. Panasonic's design department has upped its game this year, however, and the VT30 is probably the best looking set the company has ever produced.
The front of the TV has a 'one sheet of glass' design that's beautifully framed by a thin metallic strip running around the outer edge of the display. It gives the TV a very clean and sophisticated look. Panasonic has also redesigned the remote control by slimming it down and adding a red backlight.
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