Panasonic TX-P65VT30 specs

John Archer

By John Archer

Reviewed:

Key Features

  • 65in plasma TV
  • active 3D playback (two glasses included)
  • Viera Connect online service
  • Extensive multimedia playback
  • THX and ISF certified
  • Manufacturer: Panasonic
  • Review Price: £3,749.00
specs
Quick Glance
Size 65
Display Type Plasma
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Refresh Rate 600 (via sub-field drive)
Freeview HD Yes
Features
Size 65
Display Type Plasma
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Full HD 1080p Yes
Digital Tuner Yes
Freeview HD Yes
Freesat HD Yes
3D Ready Yes
Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Refresh Rate 600 (via sub-field drive)
Physical Specifications
Height 956
Width 1570
Depth 60
Weight 56
Connectivity
HDMI 4 (v1.4)
Component 1
Composite 1
Scart 1 (RGB)
Digital Audio Out 1 (optical)
Headphone 1
Charging/Computer Connection 3
Ethernet 1
WiFi Yes (via included dongle)

Chris

September 13, 2011, 7:41 pm

Great review. I recently test-drove the 50 inch VT30 at a shop, and was duly impressed. I found the deep black levels, high contrast and complete absence of motion blur were very refreshing as someone coming from an LCD TV. However, one thing sadly ruined the whole experience for me: flicker.

Every time the image cut to a large expanse of grey or dark colour (an overcast sky for example), I immediately noticed those portions of the screen flickering, much like an old 50Hz CRT would do. If I happened to view the screen out of the corner of my vision, the whole screen would flicker, regardless of what was being displayed.

Apparently this has something to do with the Pulse Code Modulation method that plasma panels employ to display varying degrees of brightness. Only a fraction of the population are sensitive to flicker, but it would seem that Panasonic have designed a TV without such people in mind as potential customers.

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