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  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
  • Viera Image Viewer H.264 (Photo & Movie)
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • Easy IPTV DLNA
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model: TC-P50X3
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 49.9 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 47.8 x 14.1 x 31.3 inches ; 69.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 83.8 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M8SBHK
  • Item model number: TC-P50X3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,711 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at February 3, 2011

Product Description

(March 2011)

Internet-Ready Devices (US Only)

Internet-ready devices use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content to your television, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet-ready devices and HDTVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.

Note: Panasonic's EASY IPTV™ television applications are embedded and no new apps can be added. Currently available services in Canada are CinemaNow, SHOUTcast Internet Radio, and Facebook.

Make every night family night. VIERA X3 Series Plasma HDTVs are ideal for watching action-packed sports, shows, and movies with the family. The 600Hz Sub-field Drive offers crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.


Panasonic Features

VIERA Image Viewer

Equipped with an SD card slot, VIERA makes it easy to view full-HD photos and motion images that you shot yourself. Simply insert the SD memory card into the slot, and you're ready to view your photos and full-HD videos on the big screen. You can make your slide shows even more impressive by adding background music and attractive frames. With VIERA's big screen and superb image quality, family and friends will love sharing your memories.


The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

600 Hz Sub-field Drive

Panasonic's 600Hz Sub-Field Drive technology optimizes the input signal at the sub-field level to achieve a remarkable increase in motion-image rendering performance. The addition of Panasonic's new phosphor and redesigned panel structure further improve clarity in moving images.

Years of Beautiful Images
Years of Beautiful Images--Long Panel Life (up to 100,000 Hours)

One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor and panel, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready*

Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.

*Optional wireless LAN adaptor required

Napster/Netflix/Pandora/Amazon Instant Video available in US only.


Simply press the VIERA Tools button on the remote control to directly access a variety of Internet services. Enjoy online music and movies with ease.

Note: In Canada only Facebook, CinemaNow and SHOUTcast are available.

Mercury and Lead Free Panel
Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Panel

Panasonic is committed to making our products friendlier to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Key Specifications

  • Series: X3
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 49.9 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,024 x 768 pixels
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power, Surround Sound Capable
  • Image viewer: Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control:4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK4P1RW (US only)
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes


  • HDMI: 2
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1 (common with Composite)
  • USB: 2
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: WiFi Ready
  • Digital audio output: 1 (5.1 ch)


  • TV with stand: 31.3" x 47.8" x 14" " (H x W x D); 69.5 pounds (793 mm x 1,212 mm x 357 mm; 31.5 kg)
  • TV without stand: 22.2" x 35.3" x 3.5" (H x W x D); 66.2 pounds (747 mm x 1,212 mm x 85 mm; 30 kg)

Panasonic 2011 Plasma HDTV Comparison

Full HD 1080p
HD 720p
3D Ready
Motion Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
1080 Lines
900 Lines
720 Lines
THX Mode
VIERA Connect
Wireless LAN
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite A/V
Digital Audio Output
PC (DSub)
USB 2.0 Port
MP3 Playback
JPEG Playback
MPEG Video Playback

What's in the Box

Panasonic X3 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions, quick start guide

Product Description

Panasonic Viera TC-P50X3 50" Plasma TV TC-P50X3 Plasma Displays & TVs

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

This is a great tv. The picture quality is very good, and it's got lots of extra features that our old tv didn't have. I like being able to listen to Pandora radio through… Read more ›
Could this TV really be 1080p for this price? Even if it's not, the picture is fantastic! Read more ›
This is the second 50", 720P plasma I have purchased. The new one has more features and the picture is excellent. I've never had any glare problems with either TV. Read more ›
Picture is very nice (understand, we're coming from a 25 year old Sony console/tube). Read more ›
The picture is great. Haven't been able to program other items with the remote which is somewhat disappointing. Read more ›
I honestly could not tell the difference between them. This TV has been home for about 30 minutes and the default picture is amazing. My son is playing Gears of War 3 and… Read more ›
Very good quality at a very good price, it was just what it claimed to be, glad I bought it. Read more ›
Have any of you found a stand you love that is also a great value? (Like this TV) Read more ›
well fantastic tv great price and i do recommend this to a friend. you know i got someone to buy it already.haha. Read more ›
Thank you amazon for an awesome buy. I've tried to find the TV at a lower price and I could not. Everyone compliments me on the TV and the picture. Read more ›
Delivered the next day. Excellent TV; great price; highly recommended by Consumer Reports Sharp video in dark room - it is in our bedroom. Read more ›
Beyond that, the…The TV represents a good value for the budget-minded who don't want to pay for the reportedly (per Cnet review) minor difference between 720p and 1080p. Read more ›
The picture quality is excellent which a lot of these other reviews are saying. The set up was easy, too. There is a limited amount of HDMI outlets, but I think we'll… Read more ›
I came across this one and couldn't believe the price but i read all the reviews and bought it, couldn't be happier…The picture is outstanding and the set up is very easy!! Read more ›
IT is in a room with a wall of windows. I put the plasma in a darker bedroom, Setup was easy. Shows great. Read more ›
A black Friday sales price of ~$410 put this over the top. Setup was easy and the quality of the picture is good for the price. Read more ›
Set up was fairly easy with two people. Out of the box, the default picture with standard def cable was rather dull (as noted by another reviewer). Read more ›
Arrived as advertised, set up was easy and does everything i expected it to do, would highly recommend and can find nothing to complain about Read more ›
The picture is nice and clear with absolutely no static or blurring. The sound works great in their living room. Its not bad for only 720p. Read more ›
I love this TV very much! The Panasonic Viera has great picture quality and the speakers are pretty decent as well. Football looks amazing on this television and especially… Read more ›
There are also numerous features that provide versatility. The only complaint is that the speaker quality is poor and they face downward which distorts the audio. This only… Read more ›
My 400U Panasonic had amazing sound and I was hoping for similar sound with this TV. Now, I'm not saying the sound is bad, but it doesn't compare to my older model. It is… Read more ›
If 720p is supposed to mean it's not as clear as those with higher resolution, we can't…It has a perfect, clear picture and excellent sound besides being reasonably priced. Read more ›
Very happy with this purchase. Although I use a surround sound system, the built in speakers provide great sound. Please note that if you want to use this with your WiFi… Read more ›
However, be sure to play only 1080p or it will render like garbage (if it plays at all). The built in Netflix option is also great. The one downside is that the screen will… Read more ›
I love this TV! The price was awesome and the features were great. - I have my xbox, blu-ray, and dish box going into a sony receiver which goes out to the TV: No issues. Read more ›
The TV did not come with it. I read about problems with the WiFi receiver you could buy for this TV and decided not to buy it. I hooked it up to my modem with an Ethernet… Read more ›
You have to install the mounting posts to the base with 4 phillps head screws. The only part that will give mos people problems is setting the TV on the mounting posts. In… Read more ›
Very good affordable model. I have a smaller version in my bedroom and I love them both. Read more ›
As for the picture, once the picture settings were adjusted (good settings for this TV are all over the internet), and I turned it to a high def channel (using a good HDMI… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

225 of 234 people found the following review helpful By J. Roach on April 24, 2011
Size Name: 42-Inch
Disclaimer: This is all personal opinion.

There was Beta vs VHS...
There is Mac vs Windows...
And there is Plasma vs LCD/LED...

Like Beta and Mac, Plasma is the higher quality technology. Like VHS and Windows, LCD/LED is the user-friendly norm. To each his/her own.

I prefer Plasma.

Less pixelation, faster refresh rate, less action-blur, 30 yrs life at 8 hours a day viewing, "image burn-in" almost nonexistent in newer models (would require MAJOR user-negligence, and it's a temporary effect anyway), on the average the sound quality is better/resonance, a more durable screen surface (better for people with pets who throw toys around and children who might push at the screen---ask your local dealer to knock his knuckles against a plasma screen and an LCD one, he won't knock on the LCD screen!), and unlike Macs though..."plasmas" are also the better technology BUT at the cheaper price. Life usually isn't that kind! The better product for the better price:-) Take advantage of it!

Some might see the "higher quality but cheaper price" is a precursor to a technology that is being phased out of service (like the Beta tapes, or even Toshiba's HD-DVDs that eventually lost to Sony's Blu-Ray). That's understandable! But keep in mind, to my knowledge there are no LCD tv's beyond 65" as the technology can't support it. Those "enormo-screens" like Jerry Jones' "Everything is Bigger in Texas" boob tubes are Plasmas! Plasmas aren't going away...

Glare. Period. It IS an issue! The only issue. Personally, I think LCDs show their fair share of washed-out, hazy-glare at various angles anyway, but they still reign supreme in high light. Being a former glass-screen, tube-tv viewer...
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49 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Jacques Antoine on March 19, 2011
Size Name: 42-Inch Verified Purchase
I just got a new X3 for a great price, and here's my experience.

As a TV the X3 is excellent. I have it connected to a roof antenna, and the reception is excellent. It has a very good picture on hd broadcasts, and good also on sd broadcasts. The sound is good for a TV. The remote is a good size and easy to use. I could wish for a dedicated sleep-timer button, I suppose, but it's still a well-designed remote. Given that the current price on the 42" X3 is comparable to a non-network TV, just for these virtues this set represents a great buy.

If you want a wifi connection, you'll need a usb network adapter and there are apparently only two choices--the panasonic model DY-WL10 (~$90) or the cheaper Netgear WNDA3100 v2. There is some confusion about the Netgear, since it has to be the v2 and the serial number has to start with 2D4 or 20A (actually, it's really hard to tell the difference between these two sequences when the print is that small--maybe they're actually the same). These are sometimes identified on the package as being compatible with panasonic TVs. There is no particular reason to think the panasonic adapter is better than the netgear. I got both accidentally: the panasonic adapter can be easier to find, but I also found a used netgear on amazon without much difficulty for ~$20.

But my experience trying to get a wifi connection has been frustrating, mainly because of a problem with my dsl modem/router. The setup procedure is simple and straightforward. But I had difficulties and worked through the procedure with a cs rep on the phone with no success. I am glad to report that the cs rep was patient and helpful, even though he couldn't solve my problem.

Subsequently it became clear that my old modem/router was causing the trouble.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Jake B. on April 8, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
I ordered this from Amazon for $694 and I got $10 off with a coupon I had plus the shipping was free and they brought it right up into my apartment so all I had to do was install it. The install is very simple just screw it into the stand, plug in all the wires and then there is an automated setup process so you just pick your options along the way.

The stand feels very secure, it's a big black platform about 2'x1.5' with steal rods that go up inside the TV and screw in, there are 3 screws in each rod that connect it to the platform and 2 in each that connect it to the TV. I was able to do all that by myself but just barely and I'm a pretty big guy so considering the size and weight of the TV it should be at least a 2 man job.

If you get the version with the built in Ethernet adapter you can connect to your Netflix, Pandora, Napster and a number of other sites to watch or listen to whatever you want.

Then of course the inputs, 2 HDMI, an SD Card reader, 1xRCA and 1xRCAHD, of course read the specs carefully because there are different versions of this same TV (i.e. one version with an Ethernet adapter and 1 without and there might be one that is also 3D ready but it might be more expensive then the one I'm reviewing)

The color and picture are beautiful, I play a lot of video games so picture quality was important to me, if you're a gamer this TV is for you. I play halo on Xbox 360 and one of my biggest issues was ghosting (when you look around too quickly and everything blurs) with this TV that issue is almost completely taken care of, there is still some blur but it's extremely mild.

As for the picture quality being 720p...
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