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Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma HDTV Review

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The TC-P42GT25 slightly underperforms compared to the VT20 series we reviewed earlier this year.

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Formats

The Panasonic TC-P42GT25 has a native 1080p display (1920 x 1080), and is capable of playing all NTSC formats.

Viewing Angle

The Panasonic TC-P42GT25 is a plasma TV, and as such, it has a great viewing angle. We measured this particular TV's viewing angle at 139 degrees in total (69 degrees from center on either side). Though the performance is slightly less wide than the Panasonic TC-P50VT20, both far exceed a standard LCD display.

Viewing Angle Chart

Reflectance

The Panasonic TC-P42GT25 has a screen that's not very good at staving off reflection. If a light is shining directly at the screen, you'll see a wide, diffuse glow. It washes out shadows and colors, crippling the already middling contrast ratio.

Video Processing

The Panasonic TC-P42GT25 has a handful of settings which might make some small improvements in picture quality.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. 3D
  7. Viewing Effects
  8. Calibration
  9. Remote Control
  10. Connectivity
  11. Audio & Menus
  12. Multimedia & Internet
  13. Power Consumption
  14. Panasonic Viera TC-P50VT20 Comparison
  15. Samsung UN46C7100 Comparison
  16. Sony Bravia KDL-46HX800 Comparison
  17. Conclusion
  18. Series Comparison
  19. Photo Gallery
  20. Ratings & Specs
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