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Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV

Updated on July 30, 2015

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV - My Review

Hello and welcome to my review on the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV today where I will give you a full review of this product and also provide you with links to where you can purchase this product. If you are like me you always like to read about product before you purchase and that's where Squidoo gives me the opportunity to provide this to the public.

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV - My Review - Reviw Before You Buy

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 In My House
Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 In My House

I hope you enjoy this review please read the below before you buy.

My personal opinion for this TV is it is the best to be had from this exact moment in 2012. I'm now going to provide some background that will help with my opinion because I have tried the following TV sets which are Kuro 5020: The VT30, D7000 and the 80" Sharp 632U LED. The 18 sharp something I had definitely need to try based on some of the reviews I read but to my disappointment I never even bother putting it on the wall. I'm not going to go into detail within this review for the sharp TV but if you do an Amazon search is on the Sharp 632U LED you will find my review under the questions about your experiences with this set. The VT30 had colour issues but it was actually pretty good but there were uniformity issues whether dazzles with two large. The D7000 was a lot better than I expected compared to some of the bad comments I had found around the Internet but none of these were good enough the need to start thinking about getting rid of my 9G Kuro just yet.

With a lot of excitement I decided to order the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV from Amazon. The order and delivery process was quick and painless through Amazon and the TV arrived sooner than I anticipated with a professional service that handled the TV with care. They only sent one driver but it was my luck he was pretty big and strong so that was a relief. The driver brought it into my house and then like a spoiled the Christmas and ripped open the packaging and mounted it to the wall and got things settle. This was painless and easy and everything went quite smoothly :-)

I went straight into the update section applied the update and noticed only one change which was a long duration banner at the TV start-up but this can be turned off within the settings which put my mind at ease.

(There has been a second update which is version 1.17 which I will talk about at the end of this review)

Now for my thoughts and impressions of the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50

The VT50 is sexy sleek and beautiful. It has a smaller bezel and the aesthetics for the overall TV are supreme.Gone are the days where people used to say oh LCDs are so much slimmer and lighter. God dammit this Panasonic TV is sexy turned off and have no problem paying a premium for a piece of specially designed glass even if this was the only thing that may have been different to the GT. But thankfully it's not :-)

Here's a really quick look at the specs before I carry on :-

Full HD 3D

Infinite Black Ultra Panel

Viera Connect Wi-Fi built in with Web Browser

Dimension : 59.1 x 37 x 15.8 inch (With stand),59.1 x 35.1 x 2 Inch (Without stand),Weight : 127.9 lb / 58.01 kg Without stand

One sheet of glass (3D glasses sold separately)

A lot of people whine about Silver trim but I don't think you would be able to find an owner that did not like it. I like it so this should be enough for you to like it :-)

The touchpad and television were easy to pair with each other. Don't think I will use the touchpad much to be quite honest but this will depend on whether you use the television's browser a lot because if you do you will find it quite useful. It was no problem for me the navigation was fine and easy-to-use.

Don't know if this is quite worth a mention but it is a lot lighter than the VT30.

From a first look the black colouring is right up there with the Kuro I just got rid of. Others may say different but it takes an eagle eye if they're not side-by-side. Also the blacks are inky and very satisfying and I was not left wanting any way whatsoever. I have good eyes and I can say I do not miss my Kuro in any way whatsoever and it is quite nice as well to have the extra real estate :-)

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Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV
Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 65-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50 - Review Continued

Lets Contuniue :-)

The brightness of this panel is equally as impressive. If you like the motion of the plasma will get really drawn to the brightness LCD then this TV is what you are looking for. There are 2 to 3 large windows in my apartment but I don't ever feel the need to get more out of this TV in terms of brightness. This TV has probably the best antiglare I have ever seen.

The one little gripe I have with this TV is a red LED light that comes on even when the set is on. Panasonic should may have thought a little bit more about this LED but I will not be losing any sleep over it. I cut a piece of electrical tape and placed it over the LED light but that was only because it was bothering me (sad I know).

It all works as it should and all the HDMI settings work excellent. When I hit the power button for my DirecTV the whole lot turns on as it should without any issue (STB, TV, and AVR). The audio return channel is very nice. With this it allows me to run the audio from my TV to my home stereo whilst at the same time utilising the very same HDMI cable that streams its content. To get the best out of this feature you may need to plug your HDMI into another HDMI slot say number two for instance on the back of the television. This can be great for when you're watching Lovefilm or anything that is emanating from the Panasonic VIERA TV. I am assuming your AVR is up-to-date and HDMI is 1.4a compliant that is. Use the cables media bridge Ultra series HDMI cable which includes ethernet and supports 3-D and audio return channel and is category 2 certified. Every single time they work perfectly for me and they don't cost to much either. Remember don't get fooled by idiots in stores trying to get you to spend over $100 a monster cable.

The HDMI ports are very close to the edge of the TV set. They could protrude past the edge if you were to have rigid cables. There are lots of ways around this but I'd prefer to use two of these connectors goldplated cable matters HDMI mail to HDMI female 270° adapter. This will then create 180° bend which allows the cables to get neatly and tightly install.

Another great feature on this TV is Bluetooth. I put my receiver in standby mode which allows you to listen to the TV at night using a Bluetooth wireless headset. I use the LG Tone HBS-700 because this works flawlessly and has never let me down in my working environment either. Please keep in mind you will need to verify if your AVR or passthrough sound over HDMI as you could have no sound at all when the AVR is in the off position or standby mode. I am only assuming you may be passing your content through a receiver as this will not be the TVs fault.

Over the years I've had lots of high-end TVs but I love this model like a fat kid loves cake when it comes to the overall package. I do not intend to offend anyone but you would never even be able to pay me to hang an LED TV above my fireplace. Although some of the elite TVs look great heads on but wait until you put the TVs onto an angle and watch the picture quality falloff into an abyss which does not happen with the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT50. I personally think that looking at a plasma TV no matter what the angle reminds me of looking through a window keeping great picture quality. Don't forget you get a more natural looking motion on a plasma TV in general.

I would like to thank Panasonic for not having those crappy 3-D glasses. A lot of people call these free but they do raise the price of the TV slightly higher. If I could add any more stars on a Amazon review I would do so but flash this TV. I also cannot bear the argument of including glasses with TVs or not.

I'm now going to talk a little bit about breaking in your plasma there are a lot of myths that seem to go along with this. Some people use breaking slides the first hundred hours after purchasing the television. There may be good reasons for this and there are also misguided reasons to top it off. The full-colour slides would run at 100 contrast for 100 hours like a slideshow. Eventually this will age the phosphors and put them in a fragile and impressionable state during this 100 200 hour cycle. I think it is very reasonable to just watch mixed content for the first hundred hours and forget using the slides. As we all know just try not to leave letterbox material for stations with logos that stay on the TV for a long period of time to avoid the screen burn. There is only one downside when you come to use content instead of slides which is if you were to plan on using offered calibrated settings from things like D-Nice on AVS. His kindness in the past to offer calibrated settings to people in an attempt to help out the community makes him great when it comes to breaking in a set TV with the slides and then been able to calibrated it. The settings will then get posted help you get at least the closest to a calibrated look as you can. There is a way to mimic the results when breaking in your set with slides as he did but he seems to have the best settings on offer. If you don't want to use the slides are seeded then there's less chance of benefiting from the settings he's provided as the panel would have been aged on a way less consistent scale. Please keep this in mind because the questions are whether he will or will not at all.


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Just so you know I do not use slides anymore other than to inspect panels for any known problems. I mean who wants a brand-new set of limits six days actually make that four days. I definitely don't this time around. I think it's fair to say you have the least chance of any type of IR for the first 100+ hours by running the slides.

The Panasonic Viera VT50 is by far one of the best TVs if not the best TV on the market at the moment and I would recommend you buy at the blink of an eye. The TV when it on your wall looks like God places himself as one of the seven wonders of the world and I promise I assure you you will not be disappointed with this TV.

When you are watching a film or a Blu-ray DVD or playing a game console on this TV you feel mesmerised as if you're drifting into the TV like an open portal to another world. I recently played Forza motorsport 4 on my Panasonic Viera VT50 using the in car view along with my surround sound I felt as if I was actually driving that car and my eyes and entire body and motions felt everything was being displayed on this amazing TV.

I personally paid $3000 for the 65 inch TV about three months ago but if you look up and down this lens you will see Amazon on and eBay along with an YouTube video to help and guide you to make the right decision.

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Panasonic Viera VT50 = unimaginable pleasure for your mind.

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      5 years ago

      Nice lens.Very informative.Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      I bought same model for 2899 reduced from 3899 and am very happy with the TV compared to the sony 3lcd rear projection tv I had.the bright screen in thx bright room setting is gripe I have with it is the sound when watching a normal hd program like csi or fringe. I'm not using any sound equipment,just the tv. Don't you think the sound is like its from some tiny speakers ? I have not spent any money yet on new hdmi cables and am just using some of the free hdmi cables thatt directv provided 3+ years ago. Could there be some compatability issues with newer hdmi tv and older cables and is it worth a trip to BB for a expensive monster cable ?

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      Darcie French 

      6 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      Happy New Year - hope 2013 is the best ever for you and yours! :D

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      Tony Bonura 

      6 years ago from Tickfaw, Louisiana

      Wow, you have an 80-inch Sharp HDTV. You are so lucky. I like using the big screens for watching football (not soccer, I never watch soccer if I can help it :-))



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