By John Archer
Reviewed: 28 Oct 2010
Review Price £898.00
For those interested, another review site that goes to the effort of measuring input lag reported it to be 30ms in "Game" and "Professional" modes (this reduced to 16ms in 2D to 3D conversion mode).30ms is on the high side for a plasma, but it would still enable a fairly responsive gaming experience, except maybe for the hardcore online gamers out there.
Did you pick up on any issues when watching 50Hz material?There are supposedly some fairly distracting artifacts when watching 50Hz SD and HD material. For example, this can take the form of red, green and blue trailing lines eminating from the centre line in football broadcasts.I've heard that Panasonic have issued a statement saying that their 2010 TVs have been optimised for Blu-ray and 3D, but not 50Hz. That's pretty astounding when you think about it, considering TV broadcasts in the UK are 50Hz.
£1,200 for a drab 42" Plasma!! You gotta be joking Panasonic - this will need to come down a few hundred pounds before the "normal buyers" it is aimed at will entertain it methinks.
I heard an MP3 presentation that as you are watching 2 pictures on a 3D screen that the 1080P becomes 540P for each picture..Given that, does this mean in a couple of years we'll be offered 2160P HDTVs as the next must have????
Just to pick up on a couple of points in your review and a comment posted having had a G20 50" since April I can only say the picture quality has got better and better over the months now I wince when I see the super bright super saturated colours on other tv's.several friends who own the latest Sony and LG sets comment on the picture quality they can't initially put their finger on the reason why and I only tell them at the end of their visit to check how black is the black on their own sets. as for USB recording i have use tried three different drives of different makes (iomega,toshiba Le cie) and they all worked fine. As for £1,200 for a drab 42" Plasma!! in my eyes no pun intended it's picture quality first in my book there are plenty of sets out their that put style over substance but to me a tv's no. 1 priority is to give the best picture possible and anyhow for serious viewing it's lights out for me.
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