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Panasonic TC-P50C2 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2010 Model)
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Panasonic TC-P50C2 50-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV (2010 Model)

by Panasonic
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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  • 50-inch Plasma HDTV with 720p HD resolution; 720 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: 2 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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Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NamePanasonic
Model NameTC-P50C2
Model Year2010
Part NumberTC-P50C2
Scanner Resolution1024 x 768
Display TechnologyPlasma
Screen Size50 inches
Display TypePlasma
Image Aspect Ratio16:9
Screen Resolution1024 x 768
Power SourceAC
Batteries IncludedYes
Refresh Rate600
Connector TypeNone
Additional Information
Item Weight72.8 pounds
Shipping Weight88.1 pounds
Domestic 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.
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Item model numberTC-P50C2
Date First AvailableFebruary 3, 2010
Best Sellers Rank #237,125 in Electronics (See top 100)

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Panasonic
  • Model Number: TC-P50C2
  • Display Technology: Plasma
  • Display Size: 50 inches
  • Image Aspect Ratio: 16:9
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Product Description

Product Description

Make every night family night. Panasonic VIERA C2 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.

Contrast Ratio - Dynamic - 2,000,000 - 1 Aspect Ratio - 16 - 9 Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) - 786,432 (1,024 x 768) Shades of Gradation - 6,144 equivalent 600Hz Sub-field Drive - Yes Audio - 2 x Full-range Stereo speaker 20W Receiving System - ATSC/QAM/NTSC Inputs - 2 x HDMI, 2 x composite video + audio (1 side), 2 x component video + audio, digital audio out Energy Star - Yes Dimensions (H x W x D) - with Stand 32.2 x 48.0 x 14.1 ; without Stand 30.3 x 48.0 x 3.7 Weight - with Stand 72.8 lbs. ; without Stand 70.5 lbs.

Offering excellent picture performance, Panasonic's 50-inch VIERA TC-P50C2 Plasma HDTV features a 720p high-definition resolution and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity. This and other models in the C2 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 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).


Panasonic's VIERA C2 series Plasma HDTV.

Key Specifications

  • Series: C2
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 50 inches
  • Native resolution: 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Contrast ratio: Native: 2,000,000:1
  • Shades of gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Receiving system: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • HDTV display capability: 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


  • HDMI: 2
  • 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: 48 x 32.2 x 14.1 inches (WxHxD); 72.8 pounds
  • TV without stand: 48 x 30.3 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD); 70.5 pounds
  • What size TV should you get?

What's in the Box

Panasonic C2 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

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV March 19, 2010
I've had this TV almost a week and like it more everyday.
Bought it from Best Buy for $680 with free delivery and set up.
When the delivery guys set it up, thye told me that in order to get
the picture that I saw in the showroom, that I had to switch out
my Direct TV receiver and dish to HD. Called Direct TV and had the HD
dish and receiver installed. Boy, what a difference. I can't get
over how great the picture is, and you can't beat the price. I played
BB against HHGregg, and they both fell over each other trying to get the sale.
It listed for $800 at both places, but I got it for $680. I've read about
buzzing noise complaints, but I have not had this problem. This is the 2010
version of this model. I'm a happy camper.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good TV for the price June 26, 2010
Good TV for the price, but in SD the picture is not so good depending on the signal being used. When using Blu Ray (Panasonic BD60), images are excellent and the differences between Full HD and HD are imperceptible, as the Blu Ray does a good job in converting to 1080p. I calibrated the TV with Datacolor Spyder3TV with completely dark environment (night) the software generated the following results after more than 100 hours of use: Brightness: 60; Contrast: 82; color: 78; Tint: 1 Temperature: Warm; Sharpness 0.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars medium quality trumped by great price and big screen August 25, 2010
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Some reviews downgrade a product because of the high price. I have always thought one should review the product, not the price. and yet here I am UPGRADING from 3 stars to 4 based on the price. So I'm inconsistent. This set is such a value I purchased it from Amazon after about 5 minutes of soul searching; wallet searching was unnecessary.

I took no chances and ran it at low contrast for at least 100 hours.

If you calibrate for best black level, which is surprisingly good, your picture is too dim.

If you calibrate for most accurate color, toning down the over-driven colors ,the picture is anemic.

If the lighting is wrong, screen reflections are almost mirror-like.

There is banding and overscan.

And yet... 4 Stars! This is a tremendous value for the money. Do not buy if you are a fanatic about specs, or watch in an uncurtained loft or solarium.

I find that once I calibrate to the best the set can offer, and then deviate to taste, I forget all that stuff and just enjoy a 50" plasma for a price that is 1/3 the price of Panasonic's top model. Reflections? I have curtains, moved the lamps a little, and angled the set down. I also find that I can "mentally edit"the remaining reflections out during dark scenes. Color accuracy? Might bother me if I were watching 2 sets next to each other, but most people can recalibrate in their head. works for me.

When calibrating, the set can remember different settings for different pictures. Always set at "warm" I then use "Standard" for my daylight viewing, "Custom" for evening with room lights on, and "Cinema" for an almost dark room.

I calibrated using the Spears & Munsil Bluray disk as a starting point only.
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36 of 44 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent TV but you get what you pay for sometimes. April 25, 2010
Bought this TV because of the price and the reviews of the older generation model. For the most part I am very happy with this machine. My biggest concern is that several times a minute, the screen dims and brightens on its' own, which gets extremely annoying. I called up Panasonic. Their answer was basically, "We know about the problem but unfortunately there is no solution at this moment. Our engineers are working on it. Here is your case number. For now, make sure CATS is off and that you are watching the TV on "Cinema" setting and that should minimize the annoyance." They don't know when they'll have a solution nor can they inform me when one is available. If anyone else out there noticed this problem, please feel free to voice your opinion as well. I'm a little upset because if I had known this ahead of time, I would have held off on buying this TV until a solution was found.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great deal/price for a quality television October 10, 2010
I originally bought this television through (twice before finally sucking it up and hauling it home myself from a local Target store. Screen arrived smashed from both deliveries so if you can buy locally, that may just be your best option). I'm certainly not an expert on what makes one television better then another but I can say that the television looks nice, was a breeze to set up (I did require the assistance of two strong men to help me with the lifting so I could have it mounted properly to it's stand) and I think the picture quality is very nice. 50" was a whole lot more television then I had expected and people are always surprised to learn how little I spent on it. The only thing I don't like is the super glossy/reflective screen. It looks sharp but if you have any opposing windows or lights, you get nothing but reflection. I'm not one who is typically bothered by a little bit of a glare but it's really excessive - even dim lights pose a nuisance. Overall, can't beat the price - great buy.
Well I've owned this television for close to a year now and thought I'd share how I'm feeling about it today. I still think this was an amazing buy. House guests continue to comment on my television and are blown away at how little I actually paid for it. The image quality is excellent and my one roommate showed me how I could have images displayed across the entire screen (this is why it's great living with guys) - I had no idea I had only been using a small portion of the screen. Although I'm still not 'tele tech savvy' I can say that one thing I wish this television came with were additional HDMI ports.
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