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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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Ergonomics & Durability

The remote control that ships with the Panasonic TC-P42GT25 is similar to what you'll find with several Panasonic plasmas. It's not the prettiest, but it works well and we were able to operate it without looking down – the surest test of a remote's design.

Button Layout & Use

The button layout is sensible. The two most important controls, volume and channel up/down, are in the center. The menu controls are near the top, centering around a comfortable d-pad. By hitting the "Light" button in the upper left, you'll activate a surprisingly bright red backlight. The red light / black text contrast makes it difficult to read in the dark, but it's better than nothing.

Programming & Flexibility

The remote control can be used with other Panasonic AV devices, but is not a universally programmable remote.

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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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