Panasonic Viera plasma TV reviews

We look at Panasonic's most recent Viera Full HD plasma televisions and share our thoughts

Ever since Pioneer stopped selling televisions in Australia, Panasonic has been hailed as one of the top producers of high quality plasma TVs. From low priced entry-level models to high end cinema-standard sets, and with screen sizes ranging from 42in to 65in, Panasonic has plasma televisions to suit everyone's needs. We walk you through the range of Panasonic Viera plasma TVs.

Panasonic Viera TH-P42G10A plasma television

RRP: $1799

Although it was released last year, you can still find the 42in Panasonic Viera TH-P42G10A plasma television on store shelves. It doesn't have many advanced features and its picture quality isn't as good as 2010 models, but it is still a good-looking television that's available for a great price.

What's Hot: Decent design, great black levels, realistic colours

The Final Word: The 50in Panasonic Viera TH-P50G10A is a great choice if you're after a plasma television. It costs less than Pioneer’s plasmas but offers very similar picture quality and a modern design, as well as a few extras that may sway digital media enthusiasts.

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Panasonic Viera TH-P50V10A plasma television

RRP: $3099

Another 2009 release, the Panasonic Viera TH-P50V10A is a step up from the G10 model with a thin design and a THX picture mode that optimises the picture for movie viewing. If you don't want to buy a more expensive 2010 model Panasonic plasma, you'll be able to find the V10 series plasma for a great price.

What's Hot: Thin body is good for wall mounting, movie-optimised THX mode

The Final Word: This large-screen plasma television has a body that's only 2in thick, a THX mode that optimises picture quality for movie watching, and a range of cinema-quality picture enhancements.

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Panasonic Viera TH-P54Z1A plasma television

RRP: $3999

The Panasonic Viera TH-P54Z1A is one of the most stylish plasma televisions we've seen, with a 1in thick chassis, great picture quality and wireless Full HD video streaming. If you're looking for something to wall mount in the centre of your home theatre, look no further.

What's Hot: Thin and stylish design, perfect for wall-mounting, great picture quality even with wireless transmission, great speakers

The Final Word: Panasonic's Viera TH-P54Z1A plasma television is the pinnacle of 2009 plasma television design. It's only an inch thick, and it has wireless Full HD 1080p streaming and a very high quality plasma panel. Apart from its wallet-bashing price tag, the Panasonic TH-P54Z1A is a great unit.

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Panasonic Viera TH-P42V20A plasma television

RRP: $2099

As one of the higher-end plasma televisions of Panasonic's 2010 lineup, the Panasonic Viera TH-P42V20A includes useful features like Skype, Twitter and Facebook integration — if there's nothing on TV, you can complain top your friends via social networking!

What's Hot: Comparatively low price, excellent picture quality, useful Internet features

The Final Word: Panasonic's Viera TH-P42V20A is a medium-size plasma television with excellent picture quality. If you don't need or want the ability to view 3D content, this television is a great way to watch TV and Blu-ray discs without spending too much.

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Panasonic Viera TH-P50VT20A plasma television

RRP: $3299

The Panasonic Viera TH-P50VT20A is the top dog in Panasonic's current plasma television line-up. It's a 3D model, so if you want to watch 3D Blu-ray movies or 3D television broadcasts you can. Plus it's got great picture quality even for watching normal telly.

What's Hot: Comparatively low price, excellent picture quality, useful Internet features

The Final Word: Panasonic's TH-P42V20A is a medium-size plasma television with excellent picture quality. If you don't need or want the ability to view 3D content, this television is a great way to watch TV and Blu-ray discs without spending too much.

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