Pros

  • Inexpensive 3D TV
  • Full set of Internet-connected features
  • Full set of Internet-connected features
  • Inexpensive 3D TV

Cons

  • Blacks sometimes too black
  • Blacks sometimes too black
  • Oversaturated colors
  • Oversaturated colors

At A Glance

The GT25 has great features for the price, but the image quality issues will deter discerning buyers with a bigger budget.

Manufacturer’s Description

Viera TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma TV

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 42.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner DVB-S2, DVB-C (MPEG4), DVB-T (MPEG4), ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
UPC Code 885170013322
Manufacturer Part Number TC-P42GT25
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Viera TC-P42GT25 3D Plasma TV
Product Model TC-P42GT25
Product Type Plasma TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Viera
Product Series GT25
Miscellaneous
Features Web Content Access, PC Streaming, Media Player, Closed Caption
Network & Communication
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 25.8"
Width 40.6"
Depth 3.5"
Weight (Approximate) 723.2 oz
Height with Stand 27.30"
Width with Stand 40.60"
Depth with Stand 12.20"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 51.80 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 120 Hz
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 5,000,000:1
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Power Description
Operating Power Consumption 99 W
Technical Information
3D Technology Shutter
3D Glasses Required Yes

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Very Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 3.5
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 3.3
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.1
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.6
Power Usage
Green Rating Good
Green score 71.0
Power off 0.0   watts
Power on 146.4   watts