Panasonic TC-P50G25 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

There is a lot to like in Panasonic’s plasma line-up this year.  For those not interested in 3D, but want Netflix the G series is an affordable way to get an excellent TV.


The 50-inch TC-P50G25 is a THX-certified, 1080p plasma TV: It features
Panasonic’s 600Hz Sub-field Drive to improve motion resolution, as well
as the new Infinite Black Panel that rejects ambient light and improves
black-level performance. Panasonic’s VIERA CAST Web platform is
available, and you can connect to the network via Ethernet or an
optional USB WiFi adapter ($99.95). As with last year’s incarnation,
VIERA CAST provides access to Amazon VOD, YouTube, Picasa and
news/weather information; this year, the service adds Pandora, Twitter,
Skype (with the addition of an optional Web camera, $169.95) and (soon)
Netflix. This model does not support DLNA media streaming, but an SD
card slot and dual USB ports allow for quick, easy playback of music,
photo and even HD video files. The TC-P50G25 is EnergyStar 4.0-certified
and has an MSRP of $1,499.95