If you want to view 3D, bigger screen is always the better. Panasonic Th-85VX200 is the largest screen that lets you enjoy an immersive 3D viewing experience. You can get even a bigger picture using a 3D projector, but you will need to find a way to bring darkness to get the benefit. This room control is not necessary with this Plasma.
The price of the TH-85VX200 seems to be bigger than its screen. You will need a £200,000 to buy it. It is not even a telly; it is simply a tuner free screen. It is not surprising that it is shipped via Panasonic’s Pro division, instead of shipping through the consumer channel that is responsible for Panasonic’s Viera 3D TV. The TH-85VX200 screen is quite impressive. The previous pro models suggest that they get extra compromise free technology that enhances the quality of picture. This is even beyond the Panasonic’s applauded Plasma TV.
If you feel that the price and size of TH-85VX200 will not suit you, you can go for the 65-inch TX-P65VT20B that costs you around £5K. It is complete with Freeview and Freesat High Definition tuners. This can save you a lot of money. However, if you step down further to 50 or 46 inch TV, the prices become aggressive. Even the most expensive TX-P50VT20B sets you back around £1,500.
Price is not always the determining factor. The TH-85VX200 features mammoth size and it is the status of the thing. Everyone will dream to own one.
The huge display is dressed in a stunning, durable metallic black bezel. It weighs 118 KG and features a rear that can slot in five or six thin frame LED TVs. You will need a sturdy wall, if you want to hang it. Panasonic’s specially made hydraulic floor mount are becoming more popular nowadays. They are enough to hang this TH 85VX200.
TX-85VX200 boasts of four HDMI inputs, LAN port for control system and an RGB or RCA x3 input component. It does not carry online system like the brand’s Viera system. It does not also carry USB, DLNA or SD card to support multimedia. However, these can be added via some extra connection boards.
TH-85VX200B lacks film friendly celebration tools. Actually, it is equipped with finer tuning tools than other normal TVs from the same brand. A series of white balance presets and a feature to adjust it, a black extension tool, a full color gamut adjustment along with a digital cinema color default mode and a selection of Gamma presets. The cinema color default mode will deliver a color palette that gives you an experience of viewing a movie in a professional digital cinema.
TH-85VX200B has been authorized by The Imaging Science Foundation. It features an option to adjust the motion that processes the set applies to sources varying between 24p Smooth film while watching Blu-rays and Intelligent Frame Creation system of Panasonic, while watching non 24p content.
The most inspiring part is its 3D features. Panasonic uses the crosstalk reducing technology. TH-85VX200B boasts of innovative Motion Vector Circuitry. It tracks the in and out, left and right movements of the picture. This increase the speed at which the panel responds to the changes in 3D image content.
TH-85VX200 B features an ultra high speed drive system that makes it 75% faster than the previous Panasonic plasma models. Panasonic consumers are less troubled by crosstalk than other 3D TV consumers. The flaw is further reduced in the TH-85VX200B. 30-bit color processing is another excellent feature that increases the accuracy and minimizes the possibility of color striping.
The only negative point is that it includes only a single of active shutter 3D goggles. However, if an individual can afford to spend £42,000 on a screen, he could spend a few hundreds to buy additional 3D glasses.
This 85-inch screen lets you enjoy a great 3D viewing experience. It makes 3D pictures look more natural, more detailed, more watchable for a long period and sharper. Another admirable thing is its brightness. The screen is capable of ejecting some serious light levels that combats the brightness reducing impact of 3D active shutter glasses. Hence, the colors look deliberately richer.
TH-85VX200B does not suffer from crosstalk problem. Its enhanced brightness and size offer you a mesmerizing experience. An odd thing is the screen works unusually hard in 3D mode. You will notice a bit of green dots over black parts of the picture, if you take your glasses of. However, they will disappear, if you put the glasses on back.
TH-85VX200 delivers high quality 2D pictures. The screen’s inherent sharpness offers a great performance in reproducing each pixel of detail from Blu-rays. You can appreciate the HD crispness on an 85-inch scale. Without Panasonic’s Intelligent Frame Creation processing, motion looks more natural. The quality of video processing of the Plasma is acceptably well. TH-85VX200B picture boasts of a wider viewing angle than you would get with any LCD TV.
Sound and Value
TH-85VX200 carries a price tag of £42,000. It is a vast amount of money for any screen. But it is impossible to ignore the fact that you can get a good 3D projector system that produces pictures more than 100 inches for five grand. TH-85VX200B is however intended for custom installations, where money is not at all a matter.
Ease of use
TH-85VX200B is operated by a normal remote control. The layout is more intuitive than Panasonic’s other models. Things are not rosy, as far as the onscreen menus are concerned. The best to say about them are they are professional.
TH-85VX200B is not ideal for the faint hearted. It requires £42,000 and a professional installation by a team of installers. It does not offer any support for multimedia or online. The screen lacks tuners, but its picture adjustments authorized by the Imaging Science Foundation eliminate that shortage. The picture quality is remarkably good. It is free from crosstalk noise. The 2D performance is also excellent. The impossible price and the poor quality of 3D glasses are the only hurdles.
What we liked
We like the size of the TH-85VX200B. it is gorgeously made and features a lot of calibration tricks to keep the installers happy. It delivers impressive quality 3D pictures. Moreover, there is no crosstalk noise.
What we disliked
Many people are struggling to spend £20K to get a decent car. The idea of spending £42K seems to be ridiculous to most of them. The screen is not energy efficient and the operating system is bland.
Few readers of this review may be able to own a TH-85VX200B. Its extremely strong and metallic bezel offering the best 3D quality, the screen’s extraordinary brightness levels and professional grade features are really admirable. If you want a mammoth screen to your mansion that delivers good quality picture, you won’t find anything better than TH-85VX200B.