86
Global
Score
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Summary

Panasonic's GT50 plasma TVs fall midway between the company's high-end VT50 line and less expensive ST50, and offer picture quality and a range of features that are almost on par with the VT50, at a price that's roughly $350 less (for the 55-inch model). The GT50 performs very well in 2D and 3D modes, has the expected range of smart TV functions, and comes close to the VT50 in terms of black levels, motion handling, and hardware design. Like its big brother, it has a few issues, including two that are common to most plasma sets: high energy usage, and somewhat washed out colors in brightly lit rooms. Its lower price makes the GT50 well worth considering, though the ST50 is also one of the best plasma sets currently available, and is even less expensive. It has most of the GT50's features, though it has 3 HDMI ports to the GT's 4, and offers fewer custom viewing modes.

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Breakdown

Media support
8.0
Sound quality
7.3
Other features (networking, etc.)
8.0
Picture quality
9.5
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Specs

Smart VIERA

Type
Plasma (49.9 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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Specs

Smart VIERA

Type
Plasma (49.9 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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