First and foremost, the Panasonic TC-P65GT30 65" Class VIERA GT30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV is one whopping big TV. Whenever this set is on, get used to anyone else in the room drifting away from you in favor of the action on-screen. That being said, this is a TV that enhances your environment by simply being a beautiful object. It's when you fire it up, however, that it becomes obvious that the TC-P65GT30 is at the frontier of a flat panel breakthrough which turns traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with a radically immersive element: 3D.
Panasonic uses Full HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through optional active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking full HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.
The 100,000 hour 1080p panel is capable of displaying 6,144 shades of gradation, the benefit of which is most obvious in pure rich blacks. Vivid is the key word in the TC-P65GT30 design. The 600Hz Subfield drive insures that each individual pixel remains lit for the minimum time possible to reduce after effects. This is especially important in sports and action sequences. And speaking of action, Game Mode tweaks the TC-P65GT30's settings, prioritizing fast response and super-sharp detail to meet the demands of the lightening-fast gaming world.
The TC-P65GT30's extensive connectivity has got your digital options covered with four HDMI connections, so you can switch from Xbox to Blu-ray player to TV as fast as you want to. Or use one of the three USB ports to enjoy music, videos and JPEG slide shows. If that's still not enough, the LAN port is your gateway to a world of online entertainment via VIERA Tools.
Reviewed by 3 customers
Our son worked for a luxury home theater company at the time we bought our Panasonic GT30 and insisted (a) that we buy Panasonic plasma and (b) that we buy the biggest possible screen size (65 inches). We were concerned our room would be overwhelmed by the device, but we were wrong. The image is beautiful and the screen size is perfect for watching sports, movies, television shows and Blu Rays. We are thrilled with the black levels, the lack of motion artifacts, the brilliance and the overall look and feel of the television. Set-up was easy and we are 100% satisfied. We would absolutely recommend this to a friend and have since bought a second, smaller Viera plasma for my brother. Fantastic purchase decision!
Purchased the 65" GT30 and couldn't be happier. It's a little heavy, power hungry and runs hot but I knew what to expect from a plasma going in. The picture is nothing short of incredible. THX mode is a nice feature but definitely no substitute for calibration, even if all you have is a do it yourself disc. Paired with a good surround sound system there's almost no point even going to the theater any more.
Very happy with this purchase. So glad I went with the plasma. The picture is just amazing. And all the other features are just great. They really made a great T.V.