Panasonic GT50 series plasma TV
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Panasonic GT50 series plasma TV

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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.

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