Hi there David Katzmaier with CNET and -- is a Panasonic TCP 55 GT fifty.
This is a 55 inch plasma TV this is.
Panasonic's second best series of plasma TVs for 2012. Series also comes in a fifty S sixty and 65 inch size.
This review will apply to all of them.
As Panasonic's second best series this TV does include -- quite a bit of bells and whistles that principal one is TH acts Ogg video processing so.
He -- -- NT HX bright -- -- THX cinema mode or when -- in 3-D.
He takes -- -- you get a pretty good almost calibrated picture without -- investment in a picture controls so that's the real benefit of this TV over the step down ST fifty series.
This TV's styling and also a little bit slicker than now and it's got.
Nice thin bezel around the screen here is also a sort of Chrome I accent around the very edge so all told it's one -- that.
Nicer looking plasma TVs we've seen we're not big fans of -- yes stand however it does have a sort of weird.
Two tone look to it of course -- -- and while that's not a problem.
Panasonic -- planet and -- this for HDMI around back in addition to a PC input.
And a component video incredibly these breakout cables for that component input it's also a Smart TV suite on this TV we -- like.
The design -- that Smart TV there's.
Planning and I video services available as well luckily Netflix Vudu Amazon video on demand so all told the contest like -- varied and there's also this.
Viera market place that Panasonic uses two I get other apps and things and we defining quality as Napster -- of a better than some of the other competitors out there although there aren't that many of them.
DT if he does -- planning ways to adjust the picture of this custom mode that allows you go and and play with the two point -- gray scale as well as a couple gamma settings doesn't have the ten point full color management system found on the step of -- fifty however.
Picture quality -- the GT fifty was superb really one of the best looking by the TVs we've tested this year almost as good as the -- fifty but also at the same level of the ST fifty which is a little less expensive that doesn't bring up and it's been questioned if you're in the market for a Panasonic plasma TV.
When you get the GT or the ST this one little -- -- the only real benefit is that -- text picture setting but.
When we went any calibrated picture of this TV we found we can actually get a better picture than TH acting just the custom settings so.
All told we do recommend the ST -- for most people.
You get the nice deep black levels this set as well as the accurate color is also very good ambient light projection filter on the -- if you have some bright lights in the room is gonna perform a lot better than lot of the other plasmas out there of course compared LCDs -- -- get the benefit of excellent off angle and screen uniformity performance so again.
Excellent performer but just not quite as good -- value as the ST fifty.
We also took a look at that -- -- this that it is a three television -- does not including glasses however but.
Three performance is pretty darn good as long community takes 3-D cinema mode and -- to 48 -- it's actually eliminates some of the cross talk -- -- -- -- the picture settings all told though very good read more.
That's likely to Panasonic's TC p.'s DT fifty series not enough.