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Panasonic TC P-U1 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the remote control and glare. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

image quality, price, usability, sound, design

glare, remote control

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TC P-U1 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Panasonic TC P-U1 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 51 user reviews of Panasonic TC P-U1 Series Plasma TV (42", 46", 50") from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Amazon.com.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic VIERA U1 Series TC-P42U1 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTVPanasonic VIERA U1 Series TC-P46U1 46-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTVPanasonic Viera U1 Series TC-P50U1 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

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Panasonic TC-P50U1 Plasma HDTV Review - Intro

 

The Panasonic TC-P50U1 is a pretty basic model, at least as basic as they come in the 50-inch plasma category (that's a lot of screen real estate, mind you). Skipping the fancy, and frequently pointless, special processing features, Panasonic has made...

The Panasonic TC-P50U1 is a good, but not outstanding, television. On the plus side, we loved the deep blacks and wide viewing angle that the Panasonic could produce. However, it failed to produce sufficiently bright whites and there were noticeable...

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Panasonic TC-P50U1

 

If you're in the market for a full HD large screen HDTV, it's hard to beat the current street price of the TC-P50U1. You probably won't find a better price on a 50" unit, and it has most of the features you're likely to need. As long as Internet...

50 inch Plasma Full HD 1080p HDTVNative contrast ratio of 30,000:1Plasma technology provides bright images and wide viewing angleVIERA Link feature

No network or legacy device support

The plasma TV also features a stated 100,000 hour panel life for years...

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Panasonic TC-P42U1 Review – 42-inch Plasma HDTV

 

The problems of burn-in and product lifespan are slowly being sorted out by the HDTV manufacturers. This TV is a bright example which makes fresh forays into the world of Plasma TVs and lets the previous plaguing problems be bygones. However, a major...

The major issue of burn-in is handled by the inclusion of a pixel orbiter. This feature keeps shifting the image across the screen which can be done automatically or in a customized way. The lack of a picture-in-picture feature is compensated by an SD...

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Panasonic Viera TC-P50U1

 

Fancy (and frequently pointless) special processing features aside, acceptable performance for a decent price.

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This TV will not last!

 

It worked well for about a year. A good price

This TV lasted less than 2 years. I've seen many complaints online, and many stop working before the warranty period ends. Mine was out of warranty when it stopped working. Don't buy panasonic if you want something that will last longer than 1 year

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Great TV for the Price

 

Bought this TV from BB with the 3 year protection plan, tax and everything for less than $1050 - amazing deal! Very much worth the price and have had zero trouble with the performance, other than the small issue above, which is maybe once amonth. This...

Very bright picture, great time response, GREAT contrast, colors are very vivid

Sometimes doesn't quite respond fast enough to the fastest action - turns "blocky" and pixelates every once in a while - this is the only reason this display didn't get the full 5 stars

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I love this TV for the price

 

Excellent clarity, vibrant colors and simple functionality

The only con I have run into is there is no PC input

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Takes any LCD in its price range.

 

A great 1080p plasma with a good track record as is usual with Panasonic products at large. As is often the case with the bad egg of the batch, the unfortunate customer to have bought that TV HAS to give negative feed back with very little history as...

Deep rich blacks, stunning colors, and it deals with fast motion very nicely. Looks twice as good as this years replacement the U2 (no affiliation with the band)

No PC input, and no glare protection unlike its slightly better cousin the S1

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if you want to see a green screen this is for you ,

 

NOT GOOD!!

nothing

got this tv 8 dayes ago and have had problems every since.there teck support said to unplug the tv for 30 secounds. did that and then its ok for a short time ( minutes) then its time to unplug it again.OH BOY WHAT FUN!!!!STAY AWAY

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Super set for $700.

 

This is a great tv for someone who is looking for a great picture and a great price but can live with not having the "best" set on the block. The screen glare is annoying but can be dealt with by darkening the room. The picture is beautiful and can be...

Easy out of the box set up. GREAT picture. Communicates easily with my Panasonic HTIB through Viera Link. Picture looks much better than similar priced LCD's I've seen

Quite a lot of screen glare in well lit rooms

Product Specifications

The U1 Series Plasma HDTV is ideal for sports and movies, with crisp, focused images during fast-moving scenes.

Audio System

Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Speakers Included:2 speakers
Surround Mode: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.9in/15.2in
Height:27.9in/30.5in/32.4in
Weight:59.5lbs/68.3lbs/75lbs
Width:40.6in/44.5in/48in

DVD

Type: None

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Manufacturer:Panasonic
Model:P42U1/P46U1/P50U1
Product Line:Panasonic TC

Television

Diagonal Size:42in/46in/50in
Diagonal Size (cm):106cm/117cm/127cm
Digital Television Certification:HDTV
Display Format:1080p (FullHD)
Dynamic Contrast Ratio:2000000:1
Enhanced Refresh Rate:600 Hz
HDCP Compatible: Yes
HDMI Ports Qty:2
HDTV Ready: Yes
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Image Contrast Ratio:30000:1
Parental Channel Lock: Yes
Progressive Scan:Progressive scanning (line doubling)
Resolution:1920 x 1080
Series:VIERA
Technology:Plasma (PDP)
Type:Plasma TV
Video Interface:Component / Composite / HDMI / S-Video
Widescreen:Widescreen

TV Tuner

Digital TV Tuner:ATSC / QAM
HDTV Tuner: Yes
TV Tuner Presence: Yes
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