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Panasonic TC-P50U2 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV


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  • 50-inch Plasma HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution; 900 lines of moving picture resolution
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive technology for superb full-HD motion; 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • VIERA Image Viewer for JPEG image slideshows directly from an SD memory card
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 48 x 32.2 x 14.1 inches with stand
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TC-P50U2
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 48 x 14.1 x 32.2 inches ; 68.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 151 pounds
  • Shipping: This item can only be shipped to the 48 contiguous states. We regret it cannot be shipped to APO/FPO, Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico.
  • ASIN: B0036VO7YK
  • Item model number: TC-P50U2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,766 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 2, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic Viera TC-P50U2 Plasma TV TC-P50U2 Plasma Displays & TVs

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Building on its award-winning 2009 Plasma line, Panasonic's 50-inch VIERA TC-P50U2 Plasma HDTV features a full HD 1080p resolution, 900 TV lines of moving picture resolution, and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity. This and other models in the U2 line offer Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer feature, which enables you to play slideshows of JPEG images stored on SD memory cards, as well as the VIERA Link feature for controlling a variety of compatible components--from Blu-ray Disc players to digital cameras--through a single remote.

Adhering to Panasonic's commitment to the environment, this VIERA model--as well as all 2010 models--features improved power consumption and meets the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements. And you'll get a long Plasma panel life of up to 100,000 hours--more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day--before the brightness of the panel decreases to half.

Key Features

600Hz Sub-field Drive: 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology, which converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects (see an illustration of 600Hz technology).

 

VIERA Link: Allows the interlinked operation of various AV devices--from DVD and Blu-ray Disc players to home theater sound systems to digital cameras and camcorders--using only the VIERA remote control by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable (see pop-up illustration).

 

Game Mode: With Game Mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more, VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too.



Panasonic's VIERA U2 series Plasma HDTV.

 

VIERA Image Viewer: View full-HD images with the integrated SD card slot, enabling you to view JPEG photos captured from your digital camera or camcorder on the big screen. Navigate your images via an easy-to-use thumbnail display.

Key Specifications

  • Series: U2
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 50 inches
  • Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Contrast ratio: Native: 2,000,000:1
  • Shades of gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Receiving system: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power; surround sound capabilities
  • Image viewer: JPEG compatibility
  • Aspect control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK4P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes

Connections

  • HDMI: 3 (1 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): 2; each with audio input
  • Composite A/V: 2 (1 side); each with audio input
  • Digital audio output: 1

Dimensions

  • TV with stand: 48 x 32.2 x 14.1 inches (WxHxD); 68.3 pounds
  • TV without stand: 48 x 30.3 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD); 63.9 pounds
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What's in the Box

Panasonic U2 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions

Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD
Models: TC-P54VT25 54"
TC-P50VT25 50"
TC-P50GT25 50"
TC-P42GT25 42"
TC-P54G25 54"
TC-P50G25 50"
TC-P46G25 46"
TC-P42G25 42"
TC-P65S2 65"
TC-P58S2 58"
TC-P54S2 54"
TC-P50S2 50"
TC-P46S2 46"
TC-P42S2 42"
TC-P50U2 50"
TC-P42U2 42"
TC-P50C2 50"
TC-P46C2 46"
TC-P42C2 42"
TC-L42U22 42"
TC-L37U22 37"
TC-L32U22 32"
TC-L37X2 37"
TC-L32X2 32"
TC-L22X2 22"
TC-L37C22 37"
TC-L32C22 32"
VIERA Cast

-- -- -- -- -- --
VIERA Image Viewer
(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)

(JPEG)
VIERA Link
webcam capable

webcam capable

webcam capable
NeoPDP Panel -- -- -- -- -- -- --
THX Display -- -- -- -- -- --
Contrast Ratio Infinite Black Pro / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1
22": 15,000:1
Dynamic: 18,000:1
Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 900 lines 720 lines -- -- --
Anti-Reflective Filter -- -- -- -- --
Display Capabilities 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p
720p, 480p 720p, 480p
600Hz Sub-field Drive -- -- --
Game Mode -- -- --
Speakers 3; 30W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total
22": 6W
2; 20W total
Surround Sound
HDMI input 4 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 2 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side)
22": 1
2
Component input (Y, PB, PR) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1
Composite input 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side)
22": 1
2
PC input 1 (side) 1 (side) 1 (side) -- -- -- 1 1 1
USB 2 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- --
Ethernet LAN input 1 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- --
Digital Audio output 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
iPod Universal Dock -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Energy Star
Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD


Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

  • Minimum size = Viewing distance/3
  • Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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Image quality is outstanding, SD looks good, HD looks great and Blu-ray's are amazing.
roberto garcia
I don't have it set up where I can see a light source in the reflection of the screen from where I sit, so that may be an issue otherwise.
CapnTyinKnots
In other words, this 600Hz plasma is far better than 60Hz or 120Hz LED/LCD TVs in terms of moving picture resolution.
nagappa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Robert on August 25, 2010
Just picked up my second Panasonic plasma and couldn't be happier. This TV has great picture and just enough bells and whistles for my needs: 3 HDMI inputs and an SD card reader for viewing photos. This TV does not have anti-reflective glare (not needed in a dark home theater room), USB ports (who cares), LAN connection (I already have streaming Netflix through Roku and Wii), 3D capable (I personally don't want that, you may), or a fourth HDMI input (don't need it, you may). The picture is identical to any other model in the series, just significantly less expensive because it omits the aforementioned features. So just decide what inputs you need and pay for the model that provides just that and nothing extra. I have had my 42 inch for three years and it is perfect and I expect the same quality and reliability out of this one too!!!
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By HOOKEM on November 9, 2010
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This unit is an excellent value for the money. The one flaw is the speaker positioning. The speakers are located on the bottom and point down towards the floor. This is problematic because if you place this in a entertainment center or cabinet it creates an echo or muffles the sound. Probably much better mounted on the wall. However, overall the picture is great and for under $800 you can't beat it.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Masa on December 6, 2010
I really dislike negative reviews that tell you what features the TV doesn't have. It doesn't make sense to negatively rate something that wasn't on the TV in the first place? Yes, compared to other TVs, this definitely does have fewer connectors, but I knew that before I bought it, and if it was an issue, I would have bought something else.

So with what this tv does have, it does really well. When I look at TV's, I'm less concerned about 1080p performance, but rather how does it look with 480i? That's because most of us have an existing DVD collection and there's a huge disparity on how well a tv can display it. I've looked at a LOT of other tvs, both plasma LCDs that played 480i in a poor manner, with a lot of stuttering movement, grain, or even blur.

I didn't know what to expect from this plasma set. I was worried at first, because in the store demo, the screen's not as bright as LCD, and that can be a major distraction. At home though, this tv is plenty bright, and the performance I get out of 480i was fantastic. And things only got better from there, with some really eye popping quality with the higher end content.

So overall, I'm very happy with my purchase, because it plays ALL my content well, not just the HD-specific stuff. And that's an important consideration if you value your existing investment.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Islah on December 7, 2010
I bought this TV last weekend from Bestbuy on the thanksgiving sale for only 700 dollar. Couple of things that i didn't like about this tv is the motion judder and the reflection, nothing much can be done about the reflection unless make the room a bit dark in the day time and if you are looking at the picture then you kinda just forget about the reflection. Motion judder can be minimized a bit by turning the video NR and motion nr. I noticed that after the break in period there is much less motion judder now. I also bought two other tv's for comparison both philips, one 120hz led and the other was 240hz lcd. both of these tvs did not come to par to the picture quality of Plasma. The PNM of plasma is a joke. In order to make the motion smooth you will see bricks around the images. Anyway bottom line I like my tv a lot. I still cannot find a 50' 1080p tv for the price i paid. The picture comes out very natural, where LCD's and LED's have to process the picture which makes it very fake looking. Plasma shows the images as natural as they are. I would highly recommend the higher moder of this tv, the S2 which has the anti reflective/glare screen. i would buy the tv in a heart beat if my wife would let me.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By CapnTyinKnots on December 8, 2010
That was my thoughts when I went shopping for this. When I was television shopping, I was expecting to get a 35"-45" television, then I saw this one at an affordable price, and I was sold.

I am wonderfully pleased with tv. Like many others, I got it at the amazing black Friday price. I've had it for the past 3 days, and haven't had a single issue. I'm going to address some of the complaints I've been reading on here.

First the sound. Some people have been mentioning the sound isn't that great. The sound is fine, maybe even above average. For the casual listener, it's going to sound great, and for the picky listener, you're probably gonna have it hooked up to a different set of home theater speakers anyway.

Then there's the glare. I personally haven't noticed any, and I have it set up in a bright room. I don't have it set up where I can see a light source in the reflection of the screen from where I sit, so that may be an issue otherwise. But with sun shining in the room, I do not see my reflection or glare.

As for the lack of features, it's a 50" 1080p plasma. It's a huge screen with a great resolution for a low price, and asking for more would just be greedy. Internet capability would be nice, but if I really wanted it, I'd pay the extra $400 or so for the newer model.

Picture's great. Sound's great. Buy this tv.
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