All plasma TV displays that have large screens exceeding 50 inches are expensive and the Panasonic TC-P54G10 is no exception. In fact, this is often the most frustrating part because buying the wrong 54 inch TV can mean lots of disappoint due to the money wasted. When spending for a TV that size, you need to make sure every single dollar counts and the Panasonic TC-P54G10 is looking to be one of the best valued 54 inch plasma HDTVs on the market today.
The Panasonic TC-P54G10 manages to combine features with design and versatility resulting to a great package with an impressive price tag. One surprising fact is that this particular plasma HDTV can actually save you some money in the long run. The following list of technical features and technologies explain why.
You can expect the top 1080p HDTV resolution topped with a 40,000:1 native contrast ratio backing it up with superb deep black and pure white levels. The design is also impressive and should look great in any home entertainment room. The huge screen combined with the excellent visuals makes this TV the king for watching big sports games, enjoying favorite movies, and playing breathtaking 3-D video games. If connectivity is the major concern, there is nothing to worry about because the Panasonic TC-P54G10 has 3 HDMI inputs along with a PC input.
“I highly recommend this TV. I spent time a great deal of time looking at Samsung and Sony LCDs but in the end decided that what I wanted from my TV were 1) picture quality and 2) reliability. So, went with Plasma and I’ve not been disappointed at all! Also went with Panasonic for its reliability. The picture quality and the display of the colors on this TV are just stunning! The colors display as they are meant to display with each color and shade of each color being displayed as it is in real life. I have the TV connected to a HD Receiver and watching anything in HD, especially sports, is a pure pleasure. The TV also does a great job on the regular SD channels as well. Blue-Ray is stunning as well. If you’re looking for picture quality and reliability you won’t be disappointed with this TV.” – T.A.Lugo (USA)
Perhaps one of the biggest secrets of any of the Panasonic G10 models including the Panasonic TC-P54G10 is its capability to save the consumers some money by lowering the power consumption. This may not seem like a big deal, but if you compare the power consumption of the Panasonic TC-P54G10, with another plasma HDTV of the same size, the power saving benefits can be huge if you turn on the TV every day. The Neo PDP technology makes this all possible and is also the technology behind the impressive visuals too.
The fact that the Panasonic TC-P54G10 is a THX certified display makes this HDTV to be an even more convincing choice. Not only will you enjoy awesome visuals presented by your favorite movies, but you will feel the same cinema experience that the original movie creators wanted you to feel.
The Panasonic TC-P54G10 can reach out to the Internet as well by allowing access to certain web services including Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube, Picasa, and Bloomberg. You can even view today’s weather forecast no matter where you are living. The VIERA CAST technology makes this possible without the need for a PC or any other extra equipment. In addition, you can still let the TV read photos or videos stored from an SD memory card using the VIERA Image Viewer.
There are two modes that you can set depending on the content displayed on the TV. The “THX mode” greatly improves the color accuracy which is ideal for movies and the “Game Mode” delivers a better gaming experience.
The Panasonic TC-P54G10 is a 54 inch TV that you can trust because it has a great design, excellent image quality, and convincing set of features. And once again, this TV can save you money because of its power saving features.
Actual User Reviews:
• “I finally convinced my fiancee that we needed to upgrade her old 27 inch CRT in our living room to a new HDTV and after researching for a few months, I came to the conclusion that this was the TV I wanted to replace it with. I have absolutely no regrets on this purchase. The picture is stunning out of the box when hooked up to our DirecTV HD receiver. I haven’t even had to change any of the default settings to adjust the picture settings. I have yet to run a blu-ray movie through it, but my PS3 is hooked up and playing some LittleBigPlanet on it looks twice as nice as playing on my old Sony 52 inch 1080i rear projection set. Sound through the built in speakers is fine, but with a TV like this, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice to not get a set of 5.1 or 7.1 speakers and receiver to fully enjoy your HD. The Viera Cast is a nice little bonus, although watching YouTube videos on such a big screen is really muddy looking. I hope they add in NetFlix streaming to go along with their Amazon rental service built in already. Standard definition TV watching isn’t bad at all once you get use to the filtering/upconverting that the set does. I do wish their was at least one more HDMI and one more component input on the back to hold all my gaming systems and various other accessories I would like to hook up to this TV, but that’s the only knock I have against this fantastic TV. I can’t wait for football season to start!” – C.Abrahamson (USA)
• “I have had this for about a month now and am still impressed.
I searched and compared for a month before making this purchase and it’s better than expected. I visited several brick and mortar stores and with the lighting and set ups they used there it was really pretty hard to tell all that much difference between the different models so I wen to several AV forums and read all the reviews I could and decided that this was the one. The only other Plasma I could find with better reviews and ratings was the Pioneer (which was rated only marginally better than the Panasonic and MUCH more expensive).
I had to tweak the color settings to my own preferences and then BANG! it was off to the games. Football never looked better. Just finished building an HTPC with BluRay and plugged in the new Star Trek BD and was very impressed with the color and judder free playback.
Call me a happy camper.” – R.Stottle (USA)
• “I did tons of research before buying and first bought a 50 G10 from BestBuy but realized I could get the 54 from amazon for maybe an extra 100$. I love the 54 size, a 58 would be pushing, definitely too big for the viewing distance and for my room. Picture quality is great!!! Nice blacks and great colors I really don’t see the color inaccuracy that cnet referenced, though I’ve noticed a push on green here and there. I don’t really know much about the whole 24/1080p thing, supposedly 48 flickers but I don’t think this is a feature worth paying several hundred more for to get the V10. This set is spectacular, I’ve watched several blu-rays on it and with some adjustments of the “custom” setting – breathtaking!” – D.Flynn (CA,USA)