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This review is from: Panasonic TX-P42ST50B 42-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Ready Plasma TV with Freeview and Smart Viera - Black (New for 2012) (Electronics)
I had previously purchased a Panasonic Viera TX-P42GT30B for my parents last year and was very impressed with that model.
This years offering is in my opinion better, and although this is not the GT model it has many more features than one would expect. Note the price difference of the ST and GT models at the time of writing is approx £350-400.
The picture is amazing right from the default 'Normal' viewing mode. Blacks as black as any black hole, and superb colour reproduction. Brightness is immense but not over powering and the CATS system adjusts the picture luminosity in relation to the external lighting level.
On the menu side there are more options to tweak viewing preferences than last years GT model with the only dissapointment being the lack of 'THX' mode.
For game playing the response and refresh is extremely fast, and I have not noticed any lag with either PS3 or Xbox 360.
The sound from the built-in speakers is surprisingly good considering how thin the set is, and more than adequately fills an average UK family living room. As always though, if you prefer deep midtones and bass you would need a seperate amp and speakers.
The onboard WiFi works very well, and I was able to connect to my local network very easily. I have not yet tried the apps available, streaming video from a media server works well though as does playing video from USB.
This is a super TV and I am very happy with my purchase.
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Initial post: 19 Jun 2013 15:03:08 BDT
Tim Holmes says:
Hi there...Not sure if you'll see this comment as it's been a while since your OP. How is the tv now if you still have it? Have you had any problems with image retention or burn in especially after playing games? I'm looking into buying a plasma as I understand they have great black levels (every LCD I've had so far looks awful with dark scenes in dark rooms! clouding, backlight bleed etc)
Any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks :)
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 12:31:37 BDT
N Martin says:
Apologies I didn't see your comment before. I have had no problems with the TV and regularly play games on it.
It's been 100% solid.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jul 2013 14:19:54 BDT
Tim Holmes says:
Thanks a lot! Really appreciate the feedback :)
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