Given the feedback we’ve had over the past couple of weeks, it will show up that our readers are more than a little bit bit fascinated by Panasonic plasma TVs. Us too! The final one to cross through our scan room used to be the Viera GT60 sequence, which was so outstandingly just right that we awarded it a “Reference degree” score. good, that practically guarantees that the TX-P55VT65B we’re looking at in these days, the fifty five-inch variation of the step-up VT65 series (called the VT60 in different places on the earth) will fulfill our requirements for that rating too, so let’s put it by way of the HDTVTest evaluate method, and discover the way it can fortify on its pleasant sibling.
A rapid comparison with the relaxation of the 2013 Panasonic Plasma variety to make your purchasing selection that bit less complicated: in comparison with the GT60, the TX-P55VT65 can produce a higher quantity of gradations (30,720 compared to the GT60′s 24,576) for an even more solid plasma photograph (the change should be mainly visible in close-black areas).
The VT65/VT60 is also rated as producing black stages necessary of the label “countless Black ultra” versus the “endless Black pro” discovered cut back-down. On prime of that, the display points a brand new pink phosphor fabric which allows for it to saturate close to the entire DCI Digital Cinema colour gamut – despite the fact that this feature is actually of little need at the moment, due to the fact all of our content material is mastered for playback on the standard HDTV colour gamut (slightly of future proofing, maybe?)
The Panasonic TXP55VT65B can also be organized with “high distinction Filter professional”, promising higher rejection of room reflections than the step-down GT60 range. in addition, the plasma television boasts an built-in digital camera, ships with the Viera contact Pad controller, and has twin tuners, which means that you can use the television to record one show while observing one more (on both the satellite and terrestrial tuners).
The “3000hz” targeted subject force motion ranking is still in outcome, as is the organization’s own Hexa-Processing Engine, THX’s stamp of approval, and indepth ISF-branded image calibration controls. final however not least, this 12 months’s VT series is compatible with Panasonic’s interactive touch Pen.
The GT60 was an great PDP (plasma show panel), so we’re expecting the 55VT65 to continue in a equivalent vein, with higher vivid-room distinction satisfactory and a sleeker design. Let’s see how it does in our assessments…
Designs are subjective, however we don’t consider many individuals would disagree that the TXP55VT65 looks fine. The entire panel has one sheet of glass covering it, which, coupled with the obvious acrylic border slightly below the body, has the outcomes of creating the photo “waft”. The offered desk-high stand genuinely elevates the monitor itself upwards via a tight quantity, which additional strengthens this influence.
The TX-P55VT65B’s snapshot menus are in actual fact identical to those observed on the earlier reviewed 50in GT60, so forgive us for indulging in some regurgitation here. while you’ve unlocked the [Professional Mode (isfccc)] manage in the Setup menu, you’ll be left with eight [Viewing Modes] to play with, although individually we’re best within the ones which hold the accuracy of the supply, specifically “THX Cinema”, “custom”, “Professional1″ and “Professional2″.
There are some small (constructive) differences we were not expecting, relative to our experiences with the TX-P50GT60B. On that plasma, the [Professional] modes would crush out hardly ever-used “Whiter than white” colorings within the video sign, which in severe circumstances would effect in very bright highlight important points dropping a small amount of detail.
The [Custom] mode retained these details. On the TX-P55VT65, all photo modes feature the whiter-than-white colorations. either the behaviour has consistently been exceptional on the VT65, or Panasonic has transformed it when you consider that we originally published the first assessment.
in a similar fashion, on the 50GT60, the “THX Cinema” mode displayed with reasonably more plasma-generated noise within the photo, indicating that it was once output with lessened gradation. that is not the case on the TXP55VT65B we reviewed. finally, it’s generally inconsequential on the grounds that the 55VT65 facets a couple of photograph modes that will serve customers who want to see accurate video with out spending more money on calibration (even though as always we endorse that these users alternate their mind, considering the fact that a Plasma panel of this quality deserves it)