The Panasonic VIERA TC-P50G25 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV
Internet content will be an important consideration when you purchase a new TV at the moment. VieraCast includes streaming media Netflix, Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube and Pandora. But it does not have Vudu video and Rhapsody. The TC-P50G25 is not DLNA compliant. VieraCast includes Twitter, Picasa, Skype, Weather, Sports and Stocks apps. However, it does not have Yahoo widgets, Facebook, and News apps.
The Panasonic TC-P50G25 review
“Superb black-level performance; accurate primary colors in THX mode; great color saturation; effective antireflective screen”, According to cnet review of the TC-P50G25.
Key features from manufacturer’s descriptions
- VIERA CAST-Enjoy great web entertainment and home video conferencing
VIERA Cast’s assorted online content just keeps getting better – in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix*, exciting sports from FOX Sports, tweeting web communications with Twitter, and even home video and audio conferencing with Skype. It also provides USB terminals for a keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor. No PC required.
- Infinite Black Panel
A new panel and improvements to the cell discharge area dramatically increase contrast when viewing in brightly lit locations. And reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes graying has greatly enhanced black gradation. As a result, deep, rich blacks are displayed in virtually any viewing area, from living rooms to bedrooms. Even in dark film scenes, fine textures such as on clothing, are clearly reproduced.
- VIERA Image Viewer-Easy viewing of full-HD photos and videos
It’s easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among 5 types of background music and 5 display effects. It’s much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920×1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
- THX Certified Display-Real film experience
THX reproduces film images as the filmmakers intended them. The overall aim was to improve the experience of cinema-goers and faithfully recreate the audio and visual ambience that filmmakers intended. To receive THX certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and color are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria. VIERA meets the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program
- 600Hz Sub-field Drive-Crisp, clear moving pictures
600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.
- VIERA Link-Operation with a single remote
VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable.