Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30 3D Plasma HDTV

Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30 3D Plasma HDTV Preview: With all the technological advances that we see happening at eye-blinding speeds that affects everything in its way, it is no wonder that even the accent piece of our living rooms, the television, has been affected one way or the other as well.
Our grandparents would have been awed at how the televisions of this generation look nowadays. Gone are the days of having cabinet-style TV sets that necessitate you to slide the covers to the side just to get your daily fix of soap operas.
In its place are slim and sexy sets that can be mounted on your wall in addition to packing the latest technological advances that have been quite unthinkable say, 20 years ago. In addition to that, TVs of today pack all the bells and whistles that make them more than just a boob tube.
With confusing acronyms such as LCD, LED, and HDTV among others, the television as we have come to know it has given us so much more aside from the sitcoms and the series. Internet TVs nowadays give you the luxury of surfing the net while watching your favorite TV show. Not only that, image quality has also improved a lot.
Having said that, the Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30 50-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV could serve as your weapon of choice to liven up your living room. It is just not some big-ass telly but has features that are dreamt-of of every couch potato.
So what can we expect from the Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30? What are the bells and whistles that come along in its retail package? Would it break the bank should you decide to bring this baby home? Read on as we get more acquainted with the Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30.
Design and construction
In keeping with the tradition of being slim and sexy as is found among the sets of today, the VIERA TC-P50GT30 measures 28.3 x 46.4 x 1.5 inches and weighs in at a whopping 56.3 pounds. The whole panel has a depth of a mere 1.5 inches but that does not include the speaker bulge though. Since the speakers cannot be taken off, the true depth of the VIERA TC-P50GT30 comes up to 2.2 inches, which in my opinion is still very slim.
In addition to that, the VIERA TC-P50GT30 is the first line of boob tubes that benefited from Panasonic’s decision to give the series a redesign which is a bit overdue already. Not only that, this telly also now sports the slim profile first adopted by Samsung as early as 2009.
Owing to the redesign, the bezel surrounding the screen of the VIERA TC-P50GT30 has been shrunk down to a mere 1.4 inches but still retained it piano black finish. The bezel finish however, since it is very glossy, is a perennial fingerprint, dust, smudge and dirt magnet.

The features and performance
The VIERA TC-P50GT30 doesn’t lack in ports for connectivity options. Not only does it have 4 HDMI inputs but it also has composite, component, PC, audio and analog audio inputs. It even throws 3 USB ports and a LAN port to the mix.
In addition to that, the VIERA TC-P50GT30 is already THX-certified which can be used via a preset mode in either 2D or 3D mode. It also packs a dejudder processing feature along with a Wi-Fi dongle that lets you add the TV to your home’s wireless network.
Unfortunately, no 3D glasses are included in the retail package of the VIERA TC-P50GT30 which is a bummer especially that a pair of these glasses will set you back $179. The good thing is that most manufacturers are already throwing in free 3D glasses so it won’t be long before Panasonic jumps this bandwagon.
As for its internet capabilities, the VIERA TC-P50GT30 takes advantage of the redesigned Internet Suite of Panasonic that gives you access to sports content such as MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL, video-streaming sites such as Hulu Plus, YouTube, Amazon Video, NetFlix and Cinema Now, along with social networking sites such as FaceBook and Twitter among others.
In terms of performance, the VIERA TC-P50GT30 was able to deliver exceptionally well. The image quality on its screen was excellent and the black levels are just incredible. Colors are rendered accurately and its plasma was perfectly uniform. The fact that it was able to handle 1080p at 24 frames per second with no issues at all was a bonus.
The bottom line
At its display’s diagonal size of 50 inches, you can expect to pay a lot just to bring the Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30 home. It has a hefty price tag of $1899 and I can’t really say that the amount is money well spent.
It actually is given the image quality that the VIERA TC-P50GT30 is capable of but the only snag in this TV is its tendency to use up a lot of power in its operation. But if you have the dinero to pay for this boob tube, then I guess a little bump in your electricity bill wouldn’t hurt that much, would it?
Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT30 3D Plasma HDTV Price in the Philippines: Approximately Php 90,000.00

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