The best thing that I can say about Panasonic’s TC-P50VT25 is that it’s capable of delivering a home 3D-viewing experience that’s strikingly close to what you’d get in good theaters (minus the huge screen, of course). Beyond that, VT25-series TVs are the complete package: They provide a range of engaging media-streaming options, videophile-oriented setup features, and picture quality that, taken as a whole, ranks up there with the best flat-panel TVs. If you’re in the market for a new set and are looking to go 3D, this Panasonic is easy to recommend.
(THX mode/Warm 2 color temperature preset before/ Custom mode/Warm 2 color temperature preset after calibration)
Brightness (100-IRE window): 31.2/35.3 ftL
Precalibration measurements were made with the P50VT25's THX picture preset selected. Grayscale tracking in that mode measured +/- 338 K of the 6,500-K standard from 20 to 100 IRE, which is below-average performance, although its color points perfectly mirrored the SMPTE HD spec. The set's color points were noticeably more saturated in Custom mode. However, the color-management and white-balance adjustments in that mode's Pro setup menu (which aren't available in THX) let me make significant improvements in both grayscale tracking and color-point accuracy.
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