Panasonic Viera TX-P58V10 58in Plasma TV specs

John Archer

By John Archer


Quick Glance
Size 58,
Display Type Plasma
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
Refresh Rate 60
Size 58,
Display Type Plasma
Max. Resolution 1920 x 1080
Digital Tuner ATSC
Contrast Ratio 40000:1
Refresh Rate 60


November 4, 2009, 9:01 pm

Good review. It's nice to see that we are finally starting to see panels that can rival the Pioneer KURO 9Gs, a more than a year after their launch.

The paragraph on the first page about the Ethernet port, iPlayer and Freesat is probably no longer an issue since TR reported this News article today,



November 4, 2009, 10:01 pm

I enjoy TR reviews and while I also liked this one in particular, it's missing a few pictures of the back of the TV, close-ups showing the controls, etc. The images are too general and seem to be provided by the manufacturer.


November 4, 2009, 11:00 pm

"any less impactful on your room"

Stop making words up, this isn't America.


November 5, 2009, 12:43 am

Out of interest how far back do you have to sit so you don't see the pixels? I ask as 'standard' size TV I guess is no issue at the normal 6-8-10ft or so away....

I have a projector/screen and naturally that is a factor in seating.


November 5, 2009, 1:05 pm

TR always seem to use stock photos for some reason,recommended viewing distance by thx is 6.5 feet.value seems a bit high at 3k plus don't you think?


November 5, 2009, 7:08 pm

How do we know TR are really reviewing these items and not processing PR handouts from the manufacturers?

Geoff Richards

November 5, 2009, 7:51 pm

@timple - a surprising comment from someone who has been reading TR for over a year such as yourself.

To pick up on betelgeus' comment, we don't always use stock photography. In fact, our studio work is of such high quality that many people cannot distinguish the two. However, sometimes for certain products it is necessary to use stock photos and we have always admitted as much. It's no secret.

The reason is simple logistics. John has published over 400 television reviews in this channel, and if we use this 58-inch Panasonic as an example, 53KG is a bit of a beast to lug around for testing, nevermind photography.

@gadgetmania - yes, this is an area we would like to improve on.

John Archer

November 22, 2009, 6:23 pm

@timple - only just noticed your utterly absurd comment. Having sat there for two days watching, listening to and putting test signals into the P58V10, I can tell you that I most certainly do review TVs, and don't just rewrite press releases. Presumably you think that the reviews of TVs I don't like came out like that because they had bad press releases or something? Honestly. Glad to see my efforts are being appreciated!!

John Archer

Abul-Walid Mohammed ibn-Ahmad

November 27, 2009, 3:27 am

@John Archer - your reviews (and the whole site in fact) is >really< appreciated - Thank you! I bought my last TV with your review as an input and have been very pleased.

I have a question about this unit - and maybe a suggestion for further TV reviews..

regarding power consumption - can you add to the Feature Table, the amount of power used in Watts, in off(standby), and maybe 2 or 3 in-use(on) values (assume movie/cinema mode; white screen, black screen, and some standard image - a BBC test card? or just the top menu from a popular dvd)

Do you still have this unit to report the power figures? I know that with research

manufacture numbers can be found somewhere - but real world numbers would be nice to know. And just using one of those inexpensive 10GBP power meter/monitors should do.

Thanks again


March 13, 2010, 3:27 pm

Panasonic seems to have pulled a fast one with the G10/V10/Z1 NeoPDP panels.

Reviews universally praise them for their excellent black levels, but it has now emerged that - in a TV with a design life of 100,000 hours - the black levels have collapsed by 1,000 hours or so due to a programmed change in the driving voltages.

CNET's measurements suggest black levels are 3 times as bad after this point, which drops them down into mediocre LCD territory. This leaves the "Infinite Black" branding from Panasonic's literature sounding very hollow:

Hopefully TR will be going back and amending all the reviews to note that the excellent black levels - one of the major selling points - are only good for 1% of the product's design life?

CNET has already done so:

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