Hi-def picture quality is a cut above the LCD mainstream, with well judged colour reproduction and plenty of detail. There are caveats though; I found the set best viewed in moderate to high ambient light. In a darkened room, its black level limitations became all too evident – blacks grey out and there’s only marginal shadow depth. Panel speed and moving picture resolution, though, are excellent. Leave the set’s IFC (Intelligent Frame Creation) mode on Mid for the best combination of sharpness and low motion picture artefacting.
Not quite picture perfect, but media playback file support and IPTV options perform well
Panasonic’s 3D plasmas have long enjoyed a reputation for best in class 3D, so how well does this LED debutant perform? Rather well, as it happens. There’s some crosstalk double imaging, but it’s understated. The screen itself is small enough to negate most double imaging effects. But you do need to sit close to get a sense of immersion.
Not the most attractive option for reasons of price as well as style
An onscreen adjustment tool is available to amend parallax, but this merely shifts double images from negative to positive parallax. The kicker is that no 3D glasses are supplied with the screen. You’ll need to budget for another £130 for Active Shutter eyeware.
The DT30 is a super-slick LED TV with more bells and whistles than a troupe of Morris Dancers. It does everything well, with only a few chinks in its performance armour. Personally, I’m not convinced this is a good size for 3D though. While the implementation is good, the cost of additional glasses and general faff factor mitigate against its appeal. What does impress though is the set’s excellent media streaming capabilities and the promise of the Viera Connect portal. ®
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It may well work
lol. £130 for the glasses.. per person. NEXT!
has this fad not dead yet!
If you want 3d drama go to the theatre and watch a play. 3d tvs are a pointless piece of fluff
All that money
and they still can't integrate a wifi chipset in there?
(Ah; I see - the 'official' Panasonic dongle is an £80 'optional extra'
The modern version of the £19.99 USB printer cable scam...)
A family of four will have to find.........
............almost half the purchase price of the telly in addition to said price? In other words for an average family the real price of this tv is in fact over £1600? I have no complaints about this review in general (most informative and professional in fact) but I would ask that given you (I assume) take the price into account when you are grading the telly, do you really think that it is worth 80% when the real price for the average punter is in fact almost 50% higher than the manufacturers are claiming/pretending? Or to put it another way, given that it is not, in reality, a 3D TV without the glasses would one really have given it 80% as a 37 inch *2D* telly for which they are charging £1100? I am obliged to say that reviewed as a 2D TV I personally would not have given it more than 70% (max) at that price and no more than the same grade reviewed as a 3D TV *at its real price* of £1620.
I have to say that I am very cynical about the TV producers here, they remind me of the printer manufacturers - "cheap" printer and then they force you to open a major artery every time you buy cartridges! The claimed pricing of 3D TV is IMHO a deeply dishonest exercise.
Why no dual tuner with integrated PVR? A much more useful feature than 3D.