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Panasonic VIERA TC-P50G25 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV (2010 Model)

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  • 50-inch Plasma HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution; THX certified display
  • VIERA Cast for streaming online content plus video conferencing via Skype (using optional webcam)
  • Infinite Black panel blocks ambient light and produces deep blacks and bright, vivid images with minimal reflection
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 PC, 2 USB, 1 digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 48 x 31.9 x 13.2 inches with stand
  • Includes removable stand; measures 48 x 31.9 x 13.2 inches with stand
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 PC, 2 USB, 1 digital audio output
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TC-P50G25
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 13.2 x 31.9 inches ; 63.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 102.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003924UCK
  • Item model number: TC-P50G25
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #55,618 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 8, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic's 50-inch VIERA TC-P50G25 Plasma HDTV features a new panel with NeoPDP technologies that provide the best balance of black and white under brighter environments while also offering higher energy efficiency. The new NeoPDP Plasma panel also further reduces reflections and creates sharper pictures with higher contrast in brighter environments. This G25 series model provides 1080p resolution, full-time 1080 TV lines of moving picture resolution, and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity.

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Building on its award-winning 2009 Plasma line, Panasonic's 50-inch VIERA TC-P50G25 Plasma HDTV features a new panel with NeoPDP technologies that provide the best balance of black and white under brighter environments while also offering higher energy efficiency. The new NeoPDP Plasma panel also further reduces reflections and creates sharper pictures with higher contrast in brighter environments. This G25 series model provides 1080p resolution, full-time 1080 TV lines of moving picture resolution, and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity.

This and other models in the G25 line offer Panasonic's improved VIERA Cast functionality, which enables you to stream Internet video and audio programming as well as turn this HDTV into a high-definition, wireless video conference center with Skype capabilities (when using the optional Panasonic communication camera and Wi-Fi adapter accessories). You can also play back JPEG images and AVCHD videos stored on SD memory cards and operate a variety of VIERA Link components--from Blu-ray Disc players to digital cameras--through a single remote.

Adhering to Panasonic's commitment to the environment, this VIERA model--as well as all 2010 models--features improved power consumption and meets the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements. And you'll get a long Plasma panel life of up to 100,000 hours--more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day--before the brightness of the panel decreases to half.

Key Features



Panasonic's VIERA G25 series Plasma HDTV with streaming content from VIERA Cast partners.

VIERA Cast: Enjoy a variety of streaming movies, TV shows, and music, photo slideshows, and home video conferencing with VIERA Cast's assortment of online content--including Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, YouTube, and Picasa. VIERA Cast's addition of Skype (requires optional communication camera; model TY-CC10) enables you to connect and communicate through voice and video calls from the comfort of your own living room.

This VIERA HDTV includes two USB ports for connecting a keyboard or a Wi-FI LAN adapter (sold separately) as well as an Ethernet port for wired LAN connection. No PC required.

 

VIERA Image Viewer: View full-HD images with the integrated SD card slot, enabling you to view JPEG photos and AVCHD videos captured from your digital camera or camcorder on the big screen. Navigate your images via an easy-to-use thumbnail display, and choose from among five types of background music and five display effects. Plus, messages and memos can be added to photos from a PC to create detailed travelogues and original slideshows with messages.

 

VIERA Link: Allows the interlinked operation of various AV devices--from DVD and Blu-ray Disc players to home theater sound systems to digital cameras and camcorders--using only the VIERA remote control by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable (see pop-up illustration).

 

Game Mode: With Game Mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more, VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too.

NeoPDP: By redesigning the Plasma panel's cell structure and developing an innovative new filter, Panasonic has tripled the luminous efficiency (compared to 2007 models) of its VIERA Plasma HDTVS--resulting in stunningly beautiful images while also reducing power consumption.

 

1080 Moving Picture Resolution: With 1080 lines of moving picture resolution and integrated NeoPDP technology's high-speed drive performance, the display time for each image frame is shortened to minimize afterimages, making decisive calls in football matches and delicate motions in figure skating performances appear crystal clear.

 

600Hz Sub-field Drive: 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology, which converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects (see an illustration of 600Hz technology).

 

Infinite Black: The luminous efficiency of this NeoPDP Plasma panel has been improved by reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes graying has greatly enhanced black gradation. The result is crisp blacks with no graying--even in living rooms with bright, afternoon lighting. And minimizing the electrical pre-discharge helps to both raise contrast and save energy.

 

THX Certified Display: THX reproduces film images as the filmmakers intended them. To receive THX certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and color are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria.

 

Key Specifications

  • Series: G25
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 50 inches
  • Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Contrast ratio: Infinite Black with 5,000,000:1 native/dynamic contrast
  • Shades of gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power; surround sound capabilities
  • Image viewer: AVCHD, MPEG2, JPEG compatibility
  • Aspect control: Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes 4:3, Full for PC mode
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK4P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 3 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): 2; each with audio input
  • Composite A/V: 2 (1 side); each with audio input
  • Ethernet: 1
  • USB: 2
  • PC input (15-pin, D-Sub): 1
  • Digital audio output: 1

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 48 x 31.9 x 13.2 inches (WxHxD); 63.9 pounds
  • TV without stand: 48 x 30.3 x 3.5 inches (WxHxD); 57.3 pounds
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What's in the Box

Panasonic G25 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions

Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD
Models: TC-P54VT25 54"
TC-P50VT25 50"
TC-P50GT25 50"
TC-P42GT25 42"
TC-P54G25 54"
TC-P50G25 50"
TC-P46G25 46"
TC-P42G25 42"
TC-P65S2 65"
TC-P58S2 58"
TC-P54S2 54"
TC-P50S2 50"
TC-P46S2 46"
TC-P42S2 42"
TC-P50U2 50"
TC-P42U2 42"
TC-P50C2 50"
TC-P46C2 46"
TC-P42C2 42"
TC-L42U22 42"
TC-L37U22 37"
TC-L32U22 32"
TC-L37X2 37"
TC-L32X2 32"
TC-L22X2 22"
TC-L37C22 37"
TC-L32C22 32"
VIERA Cast

-- -- -- -- -- --
VIERA Image Viewer
(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)
VIERA Link
webcam capable

webcam capable

webcam capable
NeoPDP Panel -- -- -- -- -- -- --
THX Display -- -- -- -- -- --
Contrast Ratio Infinite Black Pro / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1
22": 15,000:1
Dynamic: 18,000:1
Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 900 lines 720 lines -- -- --
Anti-Reflective Filter -- -- -- -- --
Display Capabilities 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 720p, 480p
600Hz Sub-field Drive -- -- --
Game Mode -- -- --
Speakers 3; 30W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total
22": 6W
2; 20W total
Surround Sound
HDMI input 4 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 2 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side)
22": 1
2
Component input (Y, PB, PR) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Composite input 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side)
22": 1
2
PC input 1 (side) 1 (side) 1 (side) -- -- -- 1 1 1
USB 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Ethernet LAN input 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Digital Audio output 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
iPod Universal Dock -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Star
Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD


Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

To learn more about Internet-ready HDTVs, visit Internet-Ready TV 101.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

The only internet feature I use is Netflix & it is great.
jimmira76
I use the TV's speakers as they are fine - then again, I have never bothered with a home theater sound system - the TV is in our bedroom so the audio output is fine.
jaldeborgh
Well I've had this TV for a little over a month now, no problems so far.
frank

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

288 of 292 people found the following review helpful By B. Colonna TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 23, 2010
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If you are like me, you put a lot of research into a expensive purchase like a flat screen television, especially since it is something you plan to use for several years. I chose the Panasonic G25 after months of research trying to determine which was "better", LCD or Plasma, while also investigating which brands and models were the best performers.

What's in the box?
* The 50" TV
* Swivel stand
* Lighted remote, including batteries
* Detailed Instruction manual
* Quick Start Guide

I purchased this TV as our main television in our family room. I own two other flat screens, both LCD and both from Panasonic, 32" and 42".

Set up is a breeze. The box is designed to be easily opened by releasing four plastic clips built onto the box. This allows the top (most of the box) to be lifted of the TV, while the TV remains secure and stationary in the lower part of the box. The included swivel stand comes in two pieces and is easily assembled with a few included screws. If you use this stand, you simply have to lower the TV onto the stand. This can be done vertically without laying the screen down on its face, since the design of the TV mounting components are flush with the stand. Some TVs require you to place the TV in a horizontal position to mount it to their stand. You possibly could do this assembly alone, as the TV is not very heavy, but due to sheer size, it is extremely prudent to have someone help you.

Many professional reviews will advise you to beware of plasma "burn in" of images, or using plasma in a brightly lit room. I worried about these two things constantly during my research.
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115 of 125 people found the following review helpful By carolinawren on July 18, 2010
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The picture is gorgeous! As noted by tech review sites, the THX mode is definitely the most accurate and looks by far the best. The sound isn't awful through the TV, but I now have it running through my receiver, so that doesn't matter.

The Viera Cast Amazon on Demand works very well and the interface is actually better than my Roku when using Amazon. I have it wired through a Airport Express and it works like a charm without buying a single-purpose dongle from Panasonic.

The anti-glare screen coating works beautifully. The TV is on a wall with two large windows facing it and I can actually watch TV during the day for the first time without lowering the blackout shades. The bezel is really a very,very dark gray which is much more attractive that the usual piano black. Unfortunately, there are two problems with this TV that are proving hard to deal with:

1. The buzz on light colored scenes. There is a barely audible buzz on somewhat lighter scenes, but on truly light scenes it is loud enough to be heard over my newish central air conditioner and a pet fountain that is about 25' away from the seating area. Truly light scenes where the buzz is very predominant include the 1st season of Lost when they are on the beach or in the sun in the mountains, Crazy Heart when he is on the road with the sky and the NM desert around him and all of the ocean scenes in Pirates of the Caribbean. This is really disappointing. Not sure if this is fixable or not, if not it is a deal breaker for me.

2. It definitely shifts slightly to green. Flesh tones always have a very slight greenish tint to them. If I can figure out how to get rid of the buzz I will have it professionally calibrated to see if this is actually fixable.
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84 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Nitro Bandit on April 13, 2010
This pannasonic G25 is amazing. Clear, Crisp Picture. Colors are amazing, unlike an LCD. You never would know the difference unless you saw a plasma. Unfortunatly plasmas got a bad rap years ago and people shy away from them. This model (as do others including samsung) have built in image retention elimination devices. Follow the break in for the first 100 hours and you have nothing to worry about. The sound levels arent bad, you probably have a surround system anyways so it dont matter. This picture gets better and better as it breaks in. All store demos are pretty crappy and usually the plasmas are off to the side. If stores used a good setup and dialed in the sets its unbelievable how many they would sell, but most people drift to the big bright LCD or LED. This tv is bright and colors are unmatched. Hockey games and fast paced sports are crap on lcd, but on plasma when the hockey players stop, you can see every sliver of ice fly through the air. Plasmas are less money and better picture the an lcd, why buy an lcd? I looked at the samsung, however they have a realllly bad rep for buzzing. Get it, dial in your settings and you too will be blown away.
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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By L. Johnson on November 13, 2010
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So my star rating is a little confusing. I bought this TV in August and I loved it. The colors were crisp, the sound was good, and everything was great. Then, after a month, it broke. That was the last time I had access to my TV. I called Panasonic and they went through the repair process. The part I apparently needed was on back order. I was assured that it wouldn't take more than a week or so. After a month (a MONTH!), the part finally came in. The repairman came out and replaced the part, and it didn't turn on. The repair code (4 red blinks) has multiple possible meanings and Panasonic guessed wrong. So they had to order another part, which of course, was on back order (OF COURSE!) Two months, TWO FREAKING MONTHS have passed and I haven't had any hope of getting my TV fixed. I started demanding a new TV from Panasonic. I got passed around from agent to agent to manager to manager. After 2 more weeks of calling (regularly), I was finally approved for a new TV. Of course my new TV won't come with a full warranty. Why would it, it's not like these TVs break ever!

It has been a TERRIBLE experience with Panasonic. Two and a half months have passed and I still don't have a TV. I will never buy another Panasonic product again. Not because I didn't enjoy the TV for the working month, but because they obviously don't care about the customers at all. It is inexcusable and I would hope you would heed my warning and join me against Panasonic.
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