You’ll all remember just the other day when I covered the Panasonic TC-P58V10, and I was talking about it in incredibly warm terms. There was a lot to like there, even if the price tag was a little on the high side. Well, folks, if money is no object for you and you want the very best, I think I’ve got a competitor for that title right here with today’s review target, the Panasonic TC-P65V10.
The Panasonic TC-P65V10 is a sixty five inch 1080p plasma television that offers a THX-certified display, Deep Color and x.v.Color systems, four HDMI inputs, a PC input, an S-Video input, two component video inputs, two composite video inputs, two audio inputs, an analog audio output, an optical audio output, a 3D Y/C comb filter for improved detail, two twenty watt speakers, several Viera-specific features like the Viera Image Viewer and Viera Cast, Internet connectivity, and game mode to reduce blurring in high-speed images.
The first thing you’ll wonder, if you’re anything like me, is what exactly the difference is between this one and the earlier–well, first off, we know that this model has the twenty watt speakers, and these are generally the highest you’ll get in a television (I haven’t seen higher yet). The inputs are the same, as far as I can tell, but the screen is slightly larger and there are a few more Viera features.
Needless to say, this thing looks and sounds patently breathtaking, and it’s seven inches larger than the P58V10. The ultimate question, of course, is whether or not you think that the extra seven inches and slightly improved speakers are worth an extra thousand bucks.
Yes, the Panasonic TC-P65V10 is going to set you back a whopping four thousand dollars, making it one of the most expensive televisions we’ve ever reviewed here. I don’t know if I’d call this one a better value than the P58V10, which provides most everything this one does but at a significantly reduced expense, but if you’re cool with spending THREE grand on a television, you’ll probably be okay with spending FOUR grand on a television, and the TC-P65V10 is going to be well worth it.