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Panasonic TC-P54S2 54-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

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  • 54-inch Plasma HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution; 1080 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 51.7 x 34.8 x 15.3 inches with stand
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TC-P54S2
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 54 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 51.7 x 15.3 x 34.8 inches ; 86 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 103 pounds
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  • ASIN: B0036VO132
  • Item model number: TC-P54S2
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,743 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at February 2, 2010
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Product Description

Product Description

Panasonic Viera TC-P54S2 Plasma TV TC-P54S2 Plasma Displays & TVs

Building on its award-winning 2009 Plasma line, Panasonic's 54-inch VIERA TC-P54S2 Plasma HDTV features a new panel with NeoPDP technologies that provide the best balance of black and white under brighter environments while also offering higher energy efficiency. The new NeoPDP Plasma panel also further reduces reflections and creates sharper pictures with higher contrast in brighter environments. This S2 series model provides 1080p resolution, full-time 1080 TV lines of moving picture resolution, and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity.

This and other models in the S2 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. This model also includes Panasonic's Clean Touch Bezel, which resists fingerprints to help keep the surface clean.

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.

Panasonic's VIERA S2 series Plasma HDTV.

Key Features

NeoPDP: By redesigning the Plasma panel's cell structure and developing an innovative new filter, Panasonic has tripled the luminous efficiency (compared to 2007 models) of its VIERA Plasma HDTVS--resulting in stunningly beautiful images while also reducing power consumption.


1080 Moving Picture Resolution: With 1080 lines of moving picture resolution and integrated NeoPDP technology's high-speed drive performance, the display time for each image frame is shortened to minimize afterimages, making decisive calls in football matches and delicate motions in figure skating performances appear crystal clear.


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 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.


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.

Key Specifications

  • Series: S2
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 54 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-WK5P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes


  • 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


  • TV with stand: 51.7 x 34.8 x 15.3 inches (WxHxD); 86 pounds
  • TV without stand: 51.7 x 32.8 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD); 79.4 pounds
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What's in the Box

Panasonic S2 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"

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

(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)







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
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
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

Great picture, great sound.
Francisco A. Layrisse
On this set the SD is not as good as the HD, but it looks as good or better than the picture on an older tube TV.
Andy K.
I've had it about a month now and it's working well.
John Rosenberger

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By J. Thoms on April 11, 2010
I have had this TV for nearly a month. After I got the basic picture settings where I like them I am continually amazed at what a terrific picture I get. For me the the CINEMA setting seems to be the best overall setting for both DVDs and broadcast/cable TV and I adjust the the other picture settings as needed for individual DVDs or TV programs.
I wanted to keep this brief so I won't go into any further detail. I am completely happy with this TV. You can never really be sure what a TV is going to be like once you get into your home. In this case I can't imagine how it could be any better.


I have had this TV about 3 months now and still Love it. Over that time I have fine tuned the picture settings to the point where I am happy with them in almost every viewing situation and video format without having to make any changes. I watch my TV at ambient light levels from fairly bright to completely dark.
I thought a list of my settings might be a helpful starting point for new owners wanting to get the best from this awesome TV as quickly as possible. I didn't use any test patterns or fancy equipment to arrive at these settings. They were developed using real world viewing. You super techies can scoff and move on now and hopefully this will be a help to the rest of you.


Picture Mode = Cinema (always)
Contrast 36
Brightness 36
Color 29 (you will probably use this
Tint +1 and the tint control most often)
Sharpness 50
Color Temp = warm
CATS off
Video NR on
Blur Reduction on

Screen Format = full
HD Size 1


Mpeg NR = on
Black level = light (This is an important setting.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Jan Spac on August 5, 2010
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I've had a few Panasonic plasma's throughout the years and I still even have a Hitachi Director's Series plasma (which I have to say, blows every plasma on Amazon out of the water, but it's also $7,000).

The Panasonic TC-P54S2 (the 54" display in the S2 line of plasmas) is a truly breathtaking television. The G25 line is more expensive and does offer a slightly richer and deeper black than the S2 line (among other, totally unnecessary features), but it's barely noticeable when the S2 plasma is broken-in and calibrated correctly. It's very important that you break-in and calibrate this display. (Check AVS Forums for the calibration slides, which should be run non-stop for 100 hours - then set the settings found in a sticky thread to get the best possible image quality for this display).

There's no buzzing sound like another reviewer said, the display runs cool for a plasma, the colors are vibrant, rich, deep, the contrast is breathtaking (especially compared to so many LCD's that lack a deep contrast like plasmas) and it is just a great display. Did I also mention that it's below $1,300? I remember a friend of mine spending $22,000 on a Marantz 65" plasma which today looks like pure garbage. It's disgusting.

In addition to being a videophile, having a degree in Digital Editing and Cinematography and working for a film production company (where we use $15,000 Sony Professional Reference monitors) I have to say that this is truly an outstanding display product from Panasonic. I've spent a few hours enjoying a 50" G25 series and won't lie that to the trained eye, certain blacks seem darker and deeper - however, to 99% of you out there, you'll never know the difference.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Stanton on July 2, 2010
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After repeated back-order of the new Panasonic 58" plasma, I "settled" for this TV.
Although only slightly smaller, but MUCH less expensive it features a superb picture that has deep colors, true black, and very bright (if needed for a light room).

As a retired broadcast exec. I'm fussy about my video, and this set is excellent in almost every way. Even the bezel and glass screen minimize glare. The speakers are only adequate, but with the mony I saved thru Amazon I'm just installing a surround system.

The only problem is a faulty high voltage circuit emitting a hum or buzz when displaying bright images. This was evident by the third day, and getting worse as the set warmed up. A call directly to Panasonic (with only a 3-minute wait) scheduled a local service call. Two guys just left having ordered a replacement part to be sent overnight "because you have Concierge Service thru Amazon/ Panasonic". I'll be without this set for a couple of days next week, but I was very impressed with the no hassle - no excuse service.

The original delivery was also "white glove" with two guys unpacking and setting up the TV to my existing Charter Cable service.

Yes, the TV should not have been defective out-of-box; but I appreciate the better than average service that I've received so far.


After 48 hours, TV was returned (and set up) working perfectly! A defective high voltage transformer in the power supply was replaced. All costs and on-site pickup/delivery handled by a local repair company under contract with Panasonic.

On another note; if you're concerned about picture burn-in or image retention with this plasma set, don't be. Panasonic has a built in automatic "pixelator" and also a manual (if you'd prefer) moving image bar that eliminates any need to baby this set during it's initial setup.
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