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Panasonic G20 vs G25

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   evan631



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Posted July 05 2010 - 10:10 AM

As some of you might have read in my previous post is am looking to return my Samsung 6400 LED.  I have about 2 weeks left.

I am considering the 50in Panasonic Plasma G20 or G25, i dont really think i need to 3D for an extra $900 retail.

Do any of you guys know what the differences are between these two models.  According to Panasonic's site...all tech spec are identical. it seems the only difference i have read about it something about a attaching a network camera.

Reading a review someone mentioned the following...

G20 has a new and improved version of the Intelligent Frame Creation (IFC) system which has the same job as 100/120/200/240 Hz techs on LCD-TVs. In brief IFC wants to smooth out movements. Just like the 100/120 Hz systems on LCD-TVs. You do this be calculating (interpolating) new frames that are inserted between the existing ones.

I was not very pleased with IFC on the 2008 and 2009 Panasonic models because it had a tendency to introduce far too many artifacts.

This year IFC has been improved and even though artifacts and noise has not been eliminated the system does a better job at improving picture quality, and on G20 the actually has its entitlement.

The IFC also affects 1080p24 (1920x1080 resolution at 24 frames per second) signals - Blu-Ray – though and if you want to maintain the cinematic experience you’re used to from movies, you should turn off IFC on Blu-Ray viewing. IFC typically means that Blu-Ray content is reproduced a slightly more television/sports-like.

Would this cause the soap opera effect?  i thought that was only on LCD/LED.

What's your thoughts on these units? Anything else you can recommend?  From what I am a reading it appears Panasonic has the best plasma...correct?

What you thoughts on the Samsung plasma line that just came out? (Particularly the 7000 series.)

Thanks again!


#2 of 4 OFFLINE   KendallT



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Posted August 02 2010 - 01:21 PM


I sit awaiting the delivery of my new G25 (54") and I had the same question before ordering.

The ONLY difference I could determine is that the G20 comes with a Skype-ready web camera while the G25 is the EXACT same TV but without the camera. You can always purchase the camera later for $169 list. I saw a G20 in BestBuy and, sure enough there was this little camera clipped onto the top of the set.

Hope that helps!


#3 of 4 OFFLINE   elwaylite


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Posted August 04 2010 - 10:45 AM

I found the same, when researching my next buy.

Video: TC-P65GT30 / UD5007
Audio: Marantz SR6005 / Klipsch RF-82 II (2) / Klipsch RC-62 II / VTF-15H

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   evan631



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Posted August 08 2010 - 12:56 PM

I purchased my G25 two weeks ago.  Got it for a good price i think.  Yes...no camera with it.  I thought it was the opposite...G20 did not handle the network camera.  Oh well.  I wouldn't use it anyhow.

I am extremely happy with my G25!  Highly recommend it.