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Panasonic TC-P65V10 Review – 65-inch Plasma HDTV

Originally Reviewed on June 22nd, 2009

Panasonic TC-P65V10 Review: 65” Plasma HDTV

Up for review: Panasonic TC-P65V10 Plasma TV.  Panasonic tries to improve upon its previous models by introducing the V10 series. It has promised to implement 24p picture quality in the Panasonic TC-P65V10. The advanced refresh rate will remove the flickering that was noticeable in the previous models.

Panasonic has also added the THX display certification to the Panasonic TC-P65V10. It has a 65” large display but is only 2” deep. A review of the Panasonic TC-P65V10 shows that it includes the VIERA Cast and Image Viewer. This feature helps to display photos and video from an SD card slot.

Like most other Plasma models, the Panasonic TC-P65V10 also sports a glossy black bezel. The bottom of the TV is outlined in grey and it contains the power button. It can also be flipped down to reveal some TV control buttons. The HDTV can be supported on a stand or mounted on the wall.

There is no backlight on the Panasonic TC-P65V10 which means that the brightness will be compromised with. It has a resolution of 1080p and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The HDTV also boasts of a relatively high contrast ratio of 40,000:1. These specifications can be checked after the Panasonic TC-P65V10 is released in the market.

Panasonic TC-P65V10 Features and Specifications Review:

  • 65” Neo PDP screen
  • 1080p resolution
  • Digital Cinema Color
  • THH® certified display
  • VIERA Cast™
  • VIERA Image Viewer™ with AVCHD Playback
  • VIERA Link™
  • 600 Hz Sub-field drive
  • 24P cinematic playback
  • 4 HDMI inputs
  • 40,000:1 contrast ratio
  • Infinite Black Panel

The viewing angle is good. The pictures are great at any viewing angle but the colors tended to darken at the extreme angles. There was also some amount of screen reflection at particular angles when the picture was significantly lighter than the background. As far as color is concerned, there is still room for improvement. The colors are not as vibrant as expected.

A review shows that all the ports are situated at the back of the HDTV. Since they are located in a groove towards the center of the back, a user will have difficulty in reaching the ports. The swivel stand will come of use in this situation. The back also holds the two speakers at the two sides.

Although the Panasonic TC-P65V10 does not have features to impress the user, it has the Panasonic name. The huge display is also a winner. The prices have not yet been released, but you can expect it to be pricey. It is definitely targeted at a niche audience.

HDTVUniverse.com gives Panasonic TC-P65V10 8/10 stars!

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