Product Type: Panasonic 3D Plasma
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Stunning plasma screen
Member Name: popwedge
Advantages: Excellent upscaling on standard signal, plus stunning HD picture and realistic colours
Disadvantages: Takes slightly more power than an LCD and this model doesn't have Freesat decoder
This TV is my first foray into flatscreen. I've been very spoilt with a good quality Panasonic 28" which gave a beautifully sharp picture, and I've been nervous of the jump to a larger set as the majority of large sets give quite a pixelated picture from a standard digital signal. On viewing various sets, this Panasonic upscales a standard signal beautifully and the HD picture (That I'm using from Virgin cable) is absolutely stunning. Blu Ray gives even better results. I've always thought that Panasonic tend to give very realistic colours (Particularly on skin tones) and while I've always rated Sony for having the best picture on the market, the Sony sets that I looked at fell well short of this set's standards. I would also rate plasma above LCD - certainly for sports or movie watching. The set takes slightly more power but I'm led to believe it's fairly negligible. The only thing this set lacks is a self defense system to keep my 1 year old daughter's sticky fingers away from the screen!
Summary: If Freesat isn't required then I couldn't recommend this set more.