Panasonic TC-P65S2 Plasma Television Review-No Viera, But Still Worthwhile

And now, we close out a week of reviews with a look at another piece of Panasonic hardware. And though today’s entrant is missing the Viera label, you’ll still have plenty of reason to like the Panasonic TC-P65S2.

The Panasonic TC-P65S2 is a sixty five inch 1080p plasma television that offers NeoPDP systems for better picture quality, Viera Image Viewer to let you view pictures from the included SD card slot (making showing off those vacation pictures easier than ever), Viera Link systems to allow the integration of other Panasonic devices with one remote, a game mode to improve playback in video games, a 600 Hz refresh rate, two ten watt speakers, three HDMI ports, two component inputs, two composite inputs, and a digital audio output.

First off, this is still a pretty impressive television. Granted, there’s no streaming capability, but it will do a fine job with all the equipment you’ve got on hand. And you can always add streaming later with a set-top box if it comes to that. The picture is amazing, the sound is pretty good too, and there are more than enough ports to make this a fine hub for your home theater system.

Though price will be a factor–the folks out at Amazon want thirty three hundred bucks for one of these, and frankly, I couldn’t find a much better deal than that. But still, considering what you get, it’s really not out of line.

The end result here is that the Panasonic TC-P65S2 is definitely one you should get a closer look at if you’re looking for a new component for your home theater system.