The Panasonic TC-P50GT25 50" VIERA 3D Plasma TV is yet another high-end display to ride the mounting tsunami of panels which turn traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with radically immersive 3D technology. Cue up a 3D movie in your Blu-ray player and you're on your way. In fact, even if you don't have 3D content, the TC-P50GT25's powerful processor can render regular 2D content into simulated 3D on the fly. Just add 3D shutter glasses to add new "dimension" to your favorite classics and 2D programs. You can even view JPEG photo slideshows stored on a thumbdrive, SD memory card or computer in 3D.
At 50", the TC-P50GT25 is certainly going to attract attention even before you turn it on. With its Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution and 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, thanks to proprietary Infinite Black technology, it starts out with some spectacular specs. But then Panasonic has added feature upon feature to improve an already excellent picture. Its 3D Color Management feature improves the hue, saturation and brightness by precisely honing in on those colors that need correction while leaving others alone. The Anti-Reflective Filter keeps those vivid lifelike colors from being marred by room reflections on the screen. Pair your TC-P50GT25 with a DVD or Blu-ray player that supports 24p playback and you'll watch movies at exactly the frame rate at which they were shot without "jaggies" or "judder".
For the ultimate in quality motion picture viewing, switch to THX mode. THX-certified devices, like the TC-P50GT25, have to meet rigorous standards for image performance and quality, ensuring a superb cinematic experience at home. The TC-P50GT25 also has two USB ports from which it can play programming. You can also use one of the USB ports to plug in a USB wireless LAN adapter (sold separately). The set is already Internet-ready; with its built-in RJ-45 jack you can plug directly into your broadband modem or via a router. Panasonic calls it VIERA Cast; you'll call it amazing. Imagine viewing YouTube and Picasa Web Albums on your TV with no PC or external boxes required! The built-in Web menu updates itself automatically as new content becomes available. The addition of Skype makes it possible to talk live to friends all over the world on the TC-P50GT25's big screen by adding a camera. Best of all you can talk for free as long as you want to anyone who's on Skype.
In the past, plasma sets were known as energy gulpers. No more. Your TC-P50GT25 uses only about half the energy similar sets used just a few years ago. With all the latest high technology, Panasonic hasn't forgotten about those who are hearing impaired. This set can display closed captioning from sources that provide it. It's also great in noisy environments like gyms, clubs or conventions.
Finally, Energy Star compliance ensures that your TV will save you money while it helps preserve the environment. Panasonic's TC-P50GT25 poses the question, "Isn't it time you became a participant instead of an observer?"