Step into the 3D World. The VIERA VT25 Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.
First was color, then HD.
Now get ready for the third wave ? Full HD 3D
Tremendous developments have driven TV technologies from the 20th century until today. Among them, color TV and high definition (HD) TV were two major advances. Progress was achieved in recording media as well, from tape to DVD, and then to Blu-ray Disc, with Panasonic constantly leading the way in both TV technologies and recording media. Now, Panasonic presents a third breakthrough in the form of Full HD 3D ? and totally redefines image realism ? with advanced image technologies that aim to bring more lifelike viewing experiences to us all.
Frame Sequential Technology
Full HD Signals for Each Eye
The technology in which the left-eye and right-eye 3D images are sent to the viewer is key to the 3D image quality. For this, Full HD 3D uses something called Frame Sequential technology. First, the plasma display panel, which has a number of inherent advantages for moving picture resolution, was further advanced to allow images for each of the left and right eyes to be alternately reproduced at the rate of 60 frames per second (fps), making a total fps for both eyes. Viewers watch the images through high-precision 3D Eyewear (Included with each VIERA 3DTV is one pair of 3D Eyewear necessary to view the 3D content. To share this experience with others, additional 3D Eyewear may be purchased separately.), which open and close the left and right shutters in synchronization with the alternating images. As a result, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to previous 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images.
High-speed 3D Drive Technology
Greater Beauty for Both 2D and 3D Images
The Frame Sequential technology of Full HD 3D requires the images to be displayed at 1/120 of a second, which is twice as fast as ordinary full-HD images. If the luminescence time for each frame were simply shortened, the screen brightness would be lowered. To solve this problem, the luminescence time was shortened and the luminescence intensity was raised, which made it possible to produce bright, crisp 3D images.
Crosstalk Reduction Technology
Clear 3D Display with Minimal Afterimage
The Frame Sequential technology shortens the luminescence time for each frame. If the pixel afterglow remains unchanged, the previous image will remain as an afterimage when the next image is produced. Newly developed fast-decay R and G phosphors reduce the afterimage time to 1/3, to create crisp 3D images with no visible afterimage.
High-Precision Shutter Control Sends Clear Images to Each Eye
Highly precise control completely closes the shutters for both eyes at the instant that the images change for the left and right eyes. This masks unwanted afterimages to enable clear and comfortable 3D viewing. Included with each VIERA 3DTV is one pair of 3D Eyewear necessary to view the 3D content. To share this experience with others, additional 3D Eyewear may be purchased separately.
Infinite Black Panel Pro
Rich, Detailed Blacks
With Infinte Black Panel Pro, VIERA HDTVs are able to display extremely robust blacks. A new panel and improvements to the cell discharge area dramatically increase contrast when viewing in brightly lit locations. And reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes graying has greatly enhanced black gradation. As a result, deep, rich blacks are displayed in virtually any viewing area, from living rooms to bedrooms. Even in dark film scenes, clothing textures and individual strands of hair are clearly reproduced.
Enjoy great web entertainment and home video conferencing VIERA Cast's assorted online content just keeps getting better - in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix, exciting sports from FOX Sports, tweeting web communications with Twitter, and even home video and audio conferencing with Skype. It also provides USB terminals for a keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor. No PC required.
Skype on Your VIERA TV VIERA Cast's addition of Skype makes it possible for people around the world to connect and communicate through voice and video calls from the comfort of their own living room on VIERA's large screen. Skype function requires an optional communication camera TY-CC10.
Skype service will be available late June 2010.
THX Certified Display
Real film experience THX reproduces film images as the filmmakers intended them. The overall aim was to improve the experience of cinema-goers and faithfully recreate the audio and visual ambience that filmmakers intended. To receive THX certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and color are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria. VIERA meets the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program.
600Hz Sub-field Drive
Crisp, clear moving pictures 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.
VIERA Image Viewer
Easy viewing of full-HD photos and videos It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among 5 types of background music and 5 display effects. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920x1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.
Operation with a single remote VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable.
Model Type - Plasma
Series - VT25
Model Year - 2010
Screen Size - 58" Class (58.0" diagonal) Contrast Ratio - Infinite Black Pro/5,000,000:1 Native
Aspect Ratio - 16:9
Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) - 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
Moving Picture Resolution - 1080 lines
Shades of Gradation - 6,144 equivalent
HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) - Yes
EDTV Display Capability (480p) - Yes
Aspect Control - Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes
4:3, Full for PC mode
Full HD 3D - Yes
AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter - Yes
600Hz Sub-field Drive - Yes
24p Cinematic Playback - Yes
24p Playback(2:3) - Yes
Deep Color - Yes
x.v.Color - Yes
Pro Setting - Yes
THX Mode - Yes
ISFccc - Yes
3D Color Management - Yes
Sub Pixel Control - Yes
Motion Pattern Noise Reduction - Yes
600 Hz Sub-field Drive - Yes
Speakers - Woofer x 1, Full-range x 2 (L, R)
Number of Speakers - 3
Audio Output - 30 W (10% THD)
BBE VIVA HD3D Sound - Yes
Surround Sound - Yes
Integrated ATSC Tuner - Yes
VIERA Image Viewer - Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG Playback)
HDMI Input - 4 (1 side)
Composite Video Input - 2 (1 side)
Audio Input (for Video) - 2 (1 side)
PC Input - D-sub 15-pin x 1 (side)
Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR) - 2
Audio Input (for Component Video) - 2
Digital Audio Output - 1
HDMI Input-Support Feature - Audio Return Channel (Input 1) / 3D Input (All)
Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI) - Yes
USB - 2
LAN Port - 1
VIERA Link - Y (with Network Camera)
VIERA Cast (IPTV) - Yes
Skype Ready - Yes
VIERA Tools - Yes
Game Mode - Yes
3D Active Shutter Eyewear - 1 included
Clean Touch Bezel - No
Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) - Yes
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder - Yes
Off Timers - Yes
Trilingual Menu - English/Spanish/French
Power Supply - AC 120 V, 60Hz
On Mode Average Power Consumption - 139.0 W
Energy Star - Yes
Receiving System - ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature - 32 Degrees F - 104 Degrees F (0 Degrees C - 40 Degrees C)
Safety Standard - UL6500/C-UL
Swivel Angle - +10 Degrees
Optional Wall-mounting Bracket - TY-WK5P1RW
Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand - 36.9" x 56.3" x 15.3" Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand - 34.8" x 56.3" x 3.6" Weight (lbs.) w/Stand - 94.8 lbs. Weight (lbs.) without Stand - 88.2 lbs. Carton Dimensions - 39.9" x 62.0" x 13.1" Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] - 116.9 lbs.