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Panasonic Viera TC-P65V10 Plasma HDTV First Impressions Review

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The TC-P65V10 features VIERA Cast and VIERA Image Viewer, which add functionality above other TVs.

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Connectivity & Media

Audio & Video Ports

Unfortunately, the TC-P65V10 was located pretty close to the wall, so we didn't get a great look at the ports. From what it looks like, the TV has 2 composite, 2 component, 4 analog audio in, vga, 3.5 audio in for computer. digital audio out, and 3 HDMI ports. Although we didn't see it anywhere, the TV probably has an ethernet port and an SD card slot somewhere, because it features VIERA Cast (streaming video) and VIERA Image Viewer.

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These two pictures were taken around the right and left sides of the TV

respectively. The TV itself was only a few inches away from the wall,

so we were unable to get a proper shot of the ports.

Media & Other Connectivity

The TC-P65V10 has Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer, which will let you play back stills and AVCHD video via the TV's SD card slot. The TV also has VIERA Cast, which lets users stream videos from services like Amazon Video and On Demand.

Placement

The placement of these ports seems to be bad. They're located in the middle of the back of the TV, in a slight recess. We don't think anyone could feasibly reach the ports without moving the TV at least a little bit. Fortunately, the TV can sit on a swivel mount, which helps. Overall, however, we would've liked to have seen better east of access, such as ports on the side of the device.

Audio

The device has two small speakers, located towards the left and right edges of the screen's back. Specs on their wattage were not avaiable.

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Due to space constraints, we were unable to take

a picture providing either context or a sense of scale. The TV is about

three times as tall as what's displayed in the picture, and this is the middle third.

 

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Sections

  1. Tour & Design
  2. Performance Features
  3. Connectivity & Media
  4. Controls, Menu & Remote
  5. Conclusion
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