Panasonic released it’s new flagship plasma television, the TC-P65VT30 from the Viera series in early July 2011. It’s not only one of the biggest plasma screens available on the market, but rumored to be the best money can buy. Time to check if that’s true and if the TC-P65VT30 lives up to it’s promises and the raving customer reviews you can find on several large electronics retail sites.
The 65-inch panel uses the new Infinity Black Pro 2 technology with enhanced cells for the ultimate viewing experience. Yes, it actually makes a difference compared to older models or some competitors, since you will get smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks at a quality level you haven’t seen before. Plasmas are well-known for their superior ability to display black as real black, but the P65VT30 takes it one step further. If you have a look at this HDTV and any competitors top model side by side you’ll easily spot the difference. Fast switching phosphors ensure a minimization of any afterglow effects as well.
As usual, the refresh rate for the Panasonic TC-P65VT30 is 600Hz. This is the standard for almost all plasma HDTVs and ensures that there is zero blur or smear effects even when watching sports or fast action movies. It’s fully 3D capable and uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to displays the 3D image at a rate of 120 frames per second for each eye. The native contrast ratio is 5,000,000:1.
The contrast in bright daylight has been raised, combined with improved glare suppression and lower pre-discharge this lowers reflections a lot. It’s not totally eradicated, plasma screens always create some sort of reflection, but it’s a huge step towards a more pleasurable viewing experience, even when the sun is shining or a direct light source points to the screen.
- Full-HD Resolution Speed of 1,200 pps according to the new APDC standards
- 3D 24p Cinema Smoother for smooth and natural-looking playback
- 3D Image Viewer for homemade 3D photos and movies
- Real Time 2D-3D Conversion for 3D effects in 2D movies
- DLNA for integration into your home network
- Wi-Fi Ready, connect your HDTV without cables
- Mercury and lead free panel with a lifetime of up to 100,000 hours
- Perfect connectivity including 4x HDMI and 3x USB
Our overall Rating: 10/10
The Panasonic Viera TC-P65VT30 offers everything you can expect from a high-end plasma screen. Superior technology, low energy consumption and even the good feeling of having a HDTV that’s friendly to our environment. 1 pair of 3D eyewear, the remote and a removable stand are included.