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conclusion:We like it

86 June 26th 2012 12:00 pm

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. show more

Critic reviews

9.0
8 reviews
  • Picture quality
    9.6
  • Sound quality
    7.3
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Other features (networking, etc.)
    8.0

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User reviews

9.2
6 reviews
8.0
CNET Jun 21, 2012

Superb picture quality and beautiful design place the Panasonic GT50 in the top tier of plasma TVs, but it's more expensive than others with similar performance.

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10
TechRadar Jul 25, 2012

A class-leading plasma TV at an affordable price – at least compared to other high-end TVs – it's impossible to think of a better screen on which to watch both 2D and 3D Blu-ray.

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9.0
AVForums Apr 12, 2012

The GT50 could give you almost all the flagship's incredible picture performance and features at a very attractive price.

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9.0
HDTVTest May 9, 2012

For the average viewing environment, a Plasma such as the Panasonic GT50 will provide superior picture quality to the LED LCD competition.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Jul 9, 2012

Good LCD TVs can produce punchier images in bright rooms ... But if you’re into films and you’re in the market for a high quality 42in TV, you really can’t do any better than the P42GT50 right now. Its contrast performance, in particular, is simply in a league of its own.

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9.0
TrustedReviews Dec 10, 2012

The P50GT50 is a timely reminder as we approach the end of 2012 of just how brilliant plasma technology can be as a video display. In fact, if you're a movie fan it really is hard to think of a better way to spend the best part of £1200.

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8.0
FlatPanelsHD May 22, 2012

GT50 is a really impressive TV and one of Panasonic’s best TVs to date. Therefore we also award it with our Highly Recommended award.

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9.0
Morthimor Morthimor

This purchase caused lots of stress. In one hand it has best picture quality I ever seen and in 2D and in 3D, and scaling of SD is best I ever seen. In other hand, smart option on it is kinda joke and networking is working so-so. But worst thing is buzzing sound. I do understand all plasmas are...

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9.0
KojakWeb KojakWeb

Have not tried TV sound as it's plumbed into a 5.1 audio system. The ST/GT/VT plasmas from Panasonic are great. At 50" the black levels are peerless (Samsung equivalent models are really bad at 51"), and it has very little lag for the gamers out there (LG equivalent is horrendous in this regard)....

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