Panasonic Viera TC-P54G10 Plasma HDTV First Impressions Review
The Panasonic TC-P54G10 seems like a solid set, although we do have some concerns.
Connectivity & Media
Audio & Video Ports
The TV itself has ports on the left side and back. As you probably read earlier, the side has an SD card slot, HDMI port, PC input, and component cables. The back of the device has a digital audio out port, three composite inputs, a component input, two HDMI inputs, and an antenna cable input. There is a LAN port on the back, and can be found just out of frame, in the grated area shown in the first picture below. Due to the way in which the floor model was being displayed we had to take these pictures we actually had to hold our camera around the back of the TV and take pictures blind, we we're not sure if there's some sort of secret hidden ports elsewhere on the back. Also, that's why the pictures looked like we were trying to snap pics of the TV as it fell down a flight of stairs.
These are the ports on the back of the box, which are numerous.
Media & Other Connectivity
The TC-P54G10 has Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer. it can play back digital stills and AVCHD videos stored on an SD card. We didn't see an SD card on the back of the TV, but most of the back was covered up by the mounting bracket. The device also has internet connectivity and can stream via Amazon Video and On Demand.
It was a bit hard to tell how well the port placement was on the TC-P54G10, since the back of the TV was monopolized by giant mounting brackets, but it seemed as though the TC-P54G10 had reasonable port placement. We definitely liked the side ports, which provide easy access to an HDMI slot and set of component cables, but all the composite cables are hidden around back in a giant cluster. Also, the LAN port is all by itself, away from the button cluster. While it's not the best configuration we've come across, it also wasn't all that bad, either.
The device has two speakers, which are located on the left and right side of the screen, facing backwards slightly. Their wattage is currently not public information.
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