54" VIERA® G10 Series 1080p THX®-certified plasma HDTV
Item #: 133P54G10
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Item #: 133P54G10
This item is no longer available.
Original Price: $1,699.99
Just as THX-certified A/V receivers and speakers can deliver more theater-like sound, a THX-certified HDTV like Panasonic's TC-P54G10 can provide a more cinematic picture. This set's THX refinements make it easy to enjoy an exceptionally accurate, lifelike picture when viewing your favorite movies and TV shows.
THX enhancements close the gap between movie screen and TV screen
THX's strict requirements are based on tests that measure a TV's display quality (resolution, brightness level, color accuracy) and video processing (scaling, deinterlacing). To earn a passing grade, the TC-P54G10 had to meet performance benchmarks for both standard- and high-definition video, ensuring that all your sources will look their best. Simply choose the "THX" picture setting to see a beautifully balanced picture — without paying for an expensive professional calibration.
Panasonic's 2009 plasma TVs eliminate motion blur for a clearer picture
All 1080p HDTVs have the same number of pixels, but they don't all deliver full picture resolution at all times. Plasma and LCD TVs are equally good at displaying still images, but when the action picks up the pace, plasma has a clear advantage. Panasonic's 2009 plasmas employ improved panel drive electronics that flash the screen's pixels on and off at high speed 25% faster than last year's models. Video motion looks effortlessly smooth and clear.
Advanced "NeoPDP" panel design improves picture contrast and black levels
Panasonic's new NeoPDP plasma technology significantly improves both picture contrast and black levels. The latest version of Panasonic's Real Black Drive System reduces the illumination level when plasma pixels shut off, yielding very deep black levels (to see an illustration, click on "more photos"). Note that the TC-P54G10's impressive 40,000:1 contrast ratio spec is "native" contrast, which is a more accurate measure of real-world performance than the much higher "dynamic" contrast spec.
Have fun viewing photos, videos and websites without touching your PC
Panasonic also included direct Internet access, so you can connect the TC-P54G10 to your broadband Internet connection and use Panasonic's easy VIERA Cast interface to stream videos at YouTube and Amazon Video On Demand.
And "G10" plasmas include advanced memory card playback. You can view high-res AVCHD video recorded with a Panasonic's high-definition SD card camcorder, or display digital photos you save to SD with a digital camera. Simply insert the card into the TV's side-panel slot and sit back while the whole family enjoys beautifully lifelike home movies or the latest vacation pics in the comfort of your living room.
Just purchased the G10 a couple of weeks ago and was impressed with it right out of the box. I have it setup in the basement so no worries about glare from ambient light. 1080p content is unbelievable from Blu Ray! Deep blacks and smooth shades of gray without the worry of motion blur like the LCDs. I did not "break in" the G10 although I am being careful about leaving scroll bars and station logos up for more than a few hours to reduce the possibility of IR, at least for the first 200 hours or so. The THX mode is a little dark for me, but with some tweaking you can make it work. I pulled some picture settings down off the net before delivey so I was ready to experiment. I don't see any flicker issues with the 24p input mode on the Blu Ray with the G10 set at 60hz. I haven't changed to 48hz yet though. You'll be very pleased with this plasma!
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I looked, and studied, and researched, compared at stores for about a month. This TV was the best value and picture I found. For one thing plasmas have a 600hz refresh rate and you will notice LCDs are inching their way up from 60hz to 120hz to 240hz, but that still is far from 600hz on a plasma. Translated, this how fast the picture will move. Go to the store and watch a ball game on an LCD. You will see the picture blur and "pixelate" more. As I developed an eye for the difference, it was dramatic. A plasma. especially this one will be very smooth. Also, be aware all TVs can be adjusted to be brighter, so even comparing pictures in the show room may not be an "apples to apples" comparison.
I have owned this TV for a couple months, and I love it. This model you can connect to the internet and watch UTube, movies on demand and local weather.
So the picture is eye popping. It has connections to media over the internet (the wave of the future). The base doesn't swivel, but it is pretty darn big to be doing that anyway.
I'm satisfied I scored the best deal around, but my tip to you is do a little homework. Don't just impulse buy the first one you see based on price. Check the reviews before you buy. Learn what all those confusing numbers and letters mean: HDMI, Hz, 1080p, 740p, etc. You'll wish you had later.
|Screen Resolution (pixels)||1920 x 1080|
|Screen Refresh Rate||N/A|
|Instant Internet Movie Streaming||Yes|
|Picture In Picture||No|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Type of Warranty Service||In-home|
|Total Video Inputs||7|
|Component Video Inputs||2|
|Composite Video Inputs||2|
|Optical Digital Audio Output||
|Coaxial Digital Audio Output||None|
|Analog Audio Output||
|Estimated Yearly Electricity Use (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Estimated Yearly Energy Cost (EnergyGuide)||Not Given|
|Dimensions & Mounting Information|
|Height with Stand (inches)||34-3/4|
|Height without Stand (inches)||32|
|Depth with Stand (inches)||15-3/8|
|Depth without Stand (inches)||4|
|Stand Width (inches)||22-1/4|
|Weight with Stand||90.4 lbs|
|Weight without Stand||Not available|
|Wall Bracket Included||No|
|Pedestal Stand||Assembly required|
Built-in Tuners: The TV has both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC) tuners, as well as a QAM tuner for unencrypted cable signals. With these built-in tuners, you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode HDTV/SDTV signals.
100,000 Hour Panel Life: The TC-P54G10 features a G12 Progressive 1080p HD Neo PDP (Plasma Display Panel) with a 100,000 hour panel life.
Neo PDP Technology: The TC-P54G10 features a new Neo PDP (Plasma Display Panel) technology which delivers sharp, detailed images, deep blacks and remarkable brightness, and all with lower power consumption.
THX Certified Display: The TC-P54G10 is THX Certified for faithful movie image reproduction. The Panasonic G10 Series Plasma HDTVs meet the high standards set by the Lucasfilm THX Certified Display Program, to faithfully recreate the visual ambience intended by the original movies creators.
Native Resolution: The TC-P54G10 has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080. All incoming signals are converted to this native resolution. The HDMI digital and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 1920 x 1080.
Anti-Reflective Filter: The TV's flat panel features a new AR (anti-reflective) screen coating that acts as a filter to reduce annoying reflections and improve picture quality.
2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The Panasonic TC-P54G10 Widescreen VIERA plasma HDTV utilizes an infinite black panel that has a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1 and dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.
600Hz Sub-field Drive: The 600Hz Sub-field Drive produces crisp, focused images for sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Your full-HD movies and games will look clear and sharp.
6,144 Shades of Gradation: Plasma displays can suffer from an artifact called false contouring, where transitions between different shades of the same color are too sharp. These transitions can appear as distinct lines between the different shades of color. Having 6,144 shades of gradation helps minimize the false contouring artifact so color transitions take on a smooth, natural appearance.
3 HDMI Inputs: The TC-P54G10 has 2 rear-panel HDMI inputs and 1 side-panel HDMI input. All of the HDMI terminals can accommodate copy-protected digital signals (HDCP) from other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. The HDMI inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i inputs. Either HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 can be used with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter along with the left and right RCA audio jacks assigned to Component 1, Component 2, Video 1 or Video 2 (for the audio portion of the signal).
Deep Color/x.v.Color Compatible: This unit is compatible with the Deep Color and x.v.Color technology that corresponds with the HDMI Version 1.3 specification. This technology supports higher bit rates and more color possibilities than previous HDTV signals.
24p Playback: This TV is capable of displaying film-based video at the frame rate of 24 fps via HDMI. Some Blu-ray and high definition discs offer special 24p frame rate video for most accurate display of film-based material.
2 Component Video Inputs: The two rear-panel component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i inputs.
Composite/S-Video Inputs: The Plasma TV features a rear and side-panel composite video input, along with a rear-panel S-Video input. The rear-panel composite and S-Video input share a pair of stereo RCA audio inputs.
Aspect Modes: Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
Picture Menu: The Menu list allows you to make the following adjustments in picture quality:
Anti-Image Retention Features: The TV's Pixel Orbiter feature helps to prevent image retention (burn-in) by shifting the display image. You can set the feature to automatic or force, and designate the time interval for the "Force" setting as 1, 2, 3, or 4. You can also change the brightness of the side bars that appear in 4:3 mode, or start a scrolling white vertical bar across the screen to prevent burn-in.
Photo/Video Viewer: The SD card slot on the side-panel of the TC-P54G10 allows you to view JPEG photos and high definition AVCHD or standard definition MPEG2 video from an SD, SDHC or miniSD card (an adapter is required to use a miniSD card). The maximum capacity for each type of media is: SDHC (16GB), SD Card (2GB), miniSD card (1GB). You can view images as thumbnails (up to 12 images), view them individually allowing you to rotate the image 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise or view them as a slide show, with adjustable picture duration. You can adjust the time duration for the slide show (Very fast, Fast, Medium, Slow, Very slow) as well as the transition effect (Off, Fade, Wipe, Slide, Zoom, Comb, Dissolve, Checker, or Random). You can also choose to playback your photos with a Sepia or Gray Scale effect. In addition, you can adjust the TV's picture settings (Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint, Sharpness) for your still photos and videos. You can adjust the audio settings for your videos, as well. You are able to select the video you want to play from an on-screen movie list. You can move to the previous or next movie move, as well as repeat video playback.
Audio Menu: In addition to bass, treble, and balance, the TV's audio menu includes the following advanced features:
Digital Audio Out: The rear-panel optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream to a Dolby Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby Digital soundtrack, a 2-channel PCM bit stream is output.
Analog Audio Out: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to listen to the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the output to Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable (volume controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
VIERA Cast: Using the television's rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port (100BASE-T/100BASE-TX) you can access select internet services (TV content) from the television via VIERA Cast, a web menu that's built into the television. With Panasonic's VIERA Cast technology, you can enjoy online content like Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube videos, Picasa Web Albums, stock information (Bloomberg) and weather through the TV's easy-to-use, built-in Web interface via the television's remote control (no extra equipment or PC required). You can also operate your computer's Network camera from the TV's remote and check the images from the Network camera on your TV (PC required). In addition, the VIERA Cast menu will self-update as soon as new online content becomes available.
Note: VIERA Cast requires a Broadband high-speed Internet service of no less than 1.5 Mbps for SD image quality and 6Mbps for HD picture quality. Dial-up Internet services cannot be used for VIERA Cast.
PC Input: The television can be used as a monitor for your PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input. You can also listen to PC sound with audio cable connected from your PC to the TV's side-panel A/V input.
Favorite Channels: Channel numbers can be registered as Favorites and displayed in the TV's Favorite Tune menu for easier access.
Station Caption: You change a channel's station name to a custom seven character name.
Input Labels: Each input can be labeled to reflect the source connected. The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD, Cable, Satellite, DVR, Game, Aux, Receiver, Computer, Blu-ray, Camera, DVD REC, Home Thtr, Monitor, Media CTR, Media EXT, other and (blank). If "Skip" is selected, the TV/Video button will skip the input.
Closed Caption: The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being viewed must be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. The TV features analog and digital close captions:
Lock: The Lock function has four settings to block viewing of particular channels or inputs. You create a 4-digit password that's required to bypass the lock. The available settings are:
Programmable On/Off Timers: The programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and off at designated times, on designated days, tuned to designated channels. Up to 5 events can be programmed using the timers. An event can have multiple episodes (Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).
Sleep Timer: This television features a built-in sleep timer, set by remote control, that turns the TV off automatically after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.
ECO/Power Saving: To conserve energy, the automatically turns off when no signal and no operation is performed for more than 10 minutes. Also to conserve energy, the TV automatically turns off when no operation of remote or side panel keys continue for more than 3 hours.
Remote Control: The supplied remote is programmed to operate this unit only. The OK button and directional keys allow you to move the on-screen selector, making menu navigation simple and efficient. The remote control will also operate certain functions of Panasonic equipment with "HDAVI Control" connected by HDMI automatically through the TV's VIERA Link feature. The remote features illuminated buttons when the "Light" button is pressed on the remote, so you can see the remote easily in the dark.
VIERA Link: VIERA Link HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your Panasonic "HDAVI Control" compatible home theater components connected by HDMI by pressing a single button on your TV's remote control. Panasonic equipment with the "HDAVI Control" function enables the following operations: Automatic input switching, Power on link, Power off link, Speaker control, and One-touch theater playback. Equipment with HDAVI Control 2 (or more) function enables the following operations: Providing the setting information, Automatic lip-sync function, Direct TV recording, and auto-power standby.
Pedestal Base: The TC-P54G10 includes a pedestal base for cabinet-top mounting. The base comes unassembled, and unattached to the TV, so assembly is required. With the pedestal base the TV weighs 90.4 pounds.
Wall Mounting: On the back of the TV are four threaded inserts to attach an optional wall mount bracket. The inserts require 8M (8mm) machine screws. The horizontal hole spacing is 400mm and the vertical hole spacing of 300mm. Without the pedestal base attached, the TV weighs 83.8 pounds.