Panasonic TX-P50G30B 2D Plasma Review

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Despite most of the TV manufacturers making a big push into 3DTV, many consumers do not want to go down that route. Luckily there are still worthy alternatives out there none more so than Panasonic Plasma TVs. Plasma screens still offer the deepest blacks and without the motion blurring which can be found on many LCD sets. Today we have a Panasonic TX-P50G30B 2D Plasma Review for you.

Since Pioneer stopped making their much loved but expensive Kuro’s, Panasonic have been regarded by many as the next best for Plasma screens, they even purchased the Pioneers technology in the field. TechRadar has spent some time with Panasonics latest offering the TX-P50G30B.

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It is the most specified model in the 2D TV Panasonic range as well as being the largest. The screen despite being plasma is quite slim at 70mm at its widest point, and is pleasing to the eye. Build quality is what you can expect from a Panasonic set.

You get a built-in Freeview HD tuner and full HD resolution at 1920 x 1080 pixels. The screen has been THX and Image Science Foundation certified. It has Panasonic’s own Viera Connect portal which has plenty of apps available. BBC iPlayer with HD content is available along with Acetrax, CineTrailer, Eurosport, and YouTube.

There are plenty of connection options available with four HDMI inputs including one on the side, and you also have three USB inputs. When watching Blu-rays the Panasonic offers excellent picture quality, with great sharpness and natural color performance. As you would expect with plasma black levels are impressive, with no backlighting issues found on CCFL and LED based screens.

The review found the Panasonic to have some faults but is probably the best 2D set currently available. You can pick one up for around £1,000 with some Panasonic dealers offering a free 5 year Panasonic warranty currently. You can find out more at the official product page here.