Panasonic plasma tv review

Panasonic plasma tv reviewPanasonic is a recognized leader among manufacturers of plasma TVs, and the TX-PR50VT30 is the flagship of the modern Panasonic lineup. Thus, we have, if not the most perfect, then at least one of the most advanced plasma televisions available today in the mass market. On the basis of this, increased demands on the image, on the design, and on the functionality of the model are absolutely inevitable.


The last couple of years, Panasonic began to actively experiment with the appearance of their TVs, and these experiments immediately began to give fruit. The next update of the design of the older models has made them even more modern, corresponding to the current fashion trends. The front panel is presented in the form of a single surface of black tinted glass. Only with bright ambient light on the TV turned off, you can see the screen borders and frames, and the screen's overall filter works quite well, absorbing external light, eliminating glare and enhancing contrast during viewing.Among other things, the screen cover is also antistatic, which promises to eliminate the need to clean the screen of dust daily.


Some design improvements have touched the menu and remote control. The changes are purely cosmetic, in no way detracting from the excellent ergonomic properties of the control. It is still easy and convenient to control the TV. The list of smart features of the TX-PR50VT30 includes a proprietary set of Internet resources, a Skype client, and a USB / SD / DLNA media player. There are several important points to note here: when connecting external media, the NTFS file system is not supported, so large volumes should be formatted in FAT32 or exFAT if you need to store files larger than 4 GB. The TX-PR50VT30 has no problems with the multi-format media player, moreover, ZO-video files taken by Panasonic digital cameras (including HD-quality) are supported, and AOR photos of the MPO format are displayed without any problems. Having a separate stereo pair of images, they can be assembled into a single AO photo directly in the TV menu.


Video capabilities of the TV were expectedly wide. Depending on the display mode chosen, color accuracy varies from good to high.The color gamut without the use of color enhancement systems is actually equal to sRGB, and with the “color remastering” option turned on, it significantly exceeds the standard color range. Our modest observation fully confirms the THX certification of this model. The option of professional color calibration is available through the special ISFccc adjustment menu.


Super Resolution enhancement technology improves not only DVD, but even from Blu-ray-video can get a more detailed image. On a relatively large 50-inch screen, this is particularly noticeable. There have never been any particular claims to the display of motion on the plasma screen. The 600 Hz Sub-Field Drive technology ensures high screen refresh rates, and 24p Smooth Film is designed to smooth out the display of 24-frame content by interpolating frames to increase the frequency of hits. The latest technology actually changes not only the smoothness of movement, but also the perception of the picture itself. It makes it not only smoother, but deliberately realistic, like a television shoot.


The most critical moment for modern TVs is the display of ZD content, because it loads the video processor much more,It requires an extremely high screen performance and accurate frame synchronization with the actuation of the eyeglass closures. In order to show 30-video with a frequency of, say, 50 frames per second, the TV must have time to show 100 frames, and so that the viewer does not see the crosstalk. That is why some manufacturers do not use motion improvement systems in ZD mode. Panasonic TVs have such an opportunity. It allows you to reduce the inevitable effect of flicker of the picture that occurs when watching 3D video with the original frequency, and, of course, is designed to improve the display of movement. Practical observations have shown that such an effect really takes place. Applying the setting “frequency of updating the PD” in the 100 Hz mode gave the most comfortable, free from artifacts and with minimal flickering.


Very positive impression left the audio system of the TV. In fact, this is exactly the same sound that is used, say, in the GT series, but in the VT-series, another woofer is added to the wideband stereo speakers. This made the sound more saturated and full. Against the background of frankly low-powered and squeaky speakers embedded in most flat-panel televisions, this is just a godsend.