Since Pioneer stopped making plasma TVs a few years ago it has been left mainly to Panasonic to lead the way in the field. The company even purchased the rights to Pioneers plasma technology, but if we ever see standards reach the impressive Kuro’s remains to be seen. Many prefer the deep blacks found on a plasma TV over what can currently be found on an LCD. Today we a Panasonic TX-P55VT30 plasma review, which was found to be great in 2D and 3D.
If you have decided to get a Panasonic screen over the size of 50 inches you have to pick from the company’s VT30 range, which according to What Hi-Fi is not a bad thing. The TVs is probably the best lineup the company has in its TV range with the VT30 being a premium model. You get a whole host of features with the set that include High Contrast Filter Pro, 600Hz motion processing, and Infinite Black Pro.
Owners also have SD card support with the ability to record live TV to an external hard drive via one of the two USB outputs. There are four HDMI inputs that is a nice amount for a TV on the rear alongside optical out and Freeview HD and Freesat connections.
Along with the set you get two pairs of active shutter 3D glasses that were found to be more comfortable than previous offerings. The VT 30’s image excels while showing HD content with rich color and detail. Using the Hanna Blu-ray it was found to produce the darkest areas inky black without losing any information or edge definition within the shadows.
Compared to older Panasonic plasmas the image was found to be more vibrant with an entertaining picture. When switching over to 3D content the TV had no real weaknesses, with virtually no motion instability. The brightness and vividness of the image provided you with the wow factor, and provided a 3D image that was entertaining.
The Panasonic has its own internal circuitry that will upscale standard definition content that was found to be detailed and cohesive. Audio reproduction is pretty good as well thanks to the two 6W and one 10W speakers, which is often a weak spot with flat screen TVs.
It may not be the cheapest of sets available but it was found to be more than a capable all rounder that’s worth every penny.