Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25 1080p THX Certified Plasma TV

Model: Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25
Description: 50" Full 1080P HD Plasma TV
Reviewer: Robert Wiley
Date: Fall 2010

Panasonic TC-P50G25 Review
This shot from the Fifth Element shows the unusually high brightness and color saturation of the Panasonic G25 series.

The TC-P50G25 is Panasonic's next to highest end offering for 2010. The only features lacking in this model from the highest end VT25 series is 3D capability. It does contain the new Skype enabled feature, has all the current Internet connectivity options and has THX certifications for picture calibrations and settings. How does it stack up against the competition? Read here to find out.



  • Extra Brightness, light throughput
  • Rich Color
  • Perfect Side Angle Viewing
  • TV Good for Bright Rooms
  • Price/Value
  • Difficult Calibration, unstable color
  • Background noise and graininess (Processing)
  • Over saturated Colors
  • Boring yesteryear appearance with 3.5" depth
  • Remote Control and Menu Functionality sub par

Panasonic TC-P50G25 Review
This shot from The Three Amigoes shows good contrast and rich color from a standard definition image.

Features: Internet connectivity is a major feature of this TV. Panasonic calls the Internet feature Viera Cast, Options are limited in our opinion and currently they include to Pandora, Bloomberg, Amazon Video on Demand, Skype, and Picasa. Fox Sports and twitter are supposedly coming soon. Notably, there is no Netflix feature. Skype is a highlight. When we hooked up the Internet options on the G25 there had already been a software update, so it's good that Panasonic is actively supporting the Internet options feature.

Panasonic TC-P50G25 Review
The you tube Internet option on the Panasonic TC-P50G25.

Panasonic TC-P50G25 Review
The Bloomberg News Service Internet option on the Panasonic TC-P50G25.

Audio Output: The Panasonic 54G25 includes 3 X 10W speakers in total. There is no voice enhanced feature option for sound though I found the volume to be sufficient. Sound quality is good, especially with music, but I would recommend every TV include a voice enhanced option as so much broadcast and film based material these days needs it. The A-I sound option equalizes sound as a compressor and is useful for watching TV by toning down volume increases in those annoying ads.

As we go to press with this review the TC-P50G25 sells for around $1079 from an online authorized dealer. There is solid competition from Samsung with the PN50C6500 and from LG with the LG 50PK750. Some LCD's with Internet connectivity might also be considered like the Samsung LN55C750.

Rating scale from 70 (denoting poorest quality) to 100 (signifying the very best quality). Picture quality is double-weighted in the Overall Rating Score calculation.


Review Equipment Used: Sony Blu Ray BDP-S1 High Definition DVD player, Sony DVP-S50 DVD player, Sencore Color Pro 5000, Sencore Auto Cal Pro, Sencore signal generator, SpectreCal X-rite Pro Meter Reader, Cal Man Software.

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