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Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 241 reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50"). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the energy efficiency and size. The remote control and sound get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ70 Series Plasma TV (42", 50") from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the usability and connectivity. The design and price also get good reviews.

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This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TH42PZ70B Viera 42" 1080p HD Plasma TVPanasonic TH42PZ70B Viera 42" 1080p HD Plasma TV

Apr, 2018

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Panasonic TH-42 PZ 70 E


This plasma flat-panel television from Panasonic delivers full contrast with a natural and true-to-life picture., The finest of HDTV details are displayed on the set's 1920 x 1080 pixel display., Its built-in SD card reader enables photos to be...

Although the Panasonic accepts 24 Hz film material, the ensuing picture has more judder associated with it when compared with other TVs., The Panasonic presents a rather flat and insipid image in brightly lit environments

The reduced brightness levels and slightly higher power consumption of a full HD plasma compared with LCD technology are easy to get over at this low price of just 1,800 GBP; especially with all the superior contrast trimmings. But then wait, on top of...

Aug, 2007


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Panasonic Viera Plasma


With technology ever improving, it's senseless to spend your hard-earned entertainment budget on a 3D television that is already trumped by a more advanced option. Invest in a top-of-the-line 3D machine. The Panasonic TC-P55VT50 is simply the best 3D...

A brilliant picture and a 600Hz refresh rate make this TV a solid competitor, even by 2D standards

There are no active 3D glasses included with this television, and purchasing several pairs of glasses is very expensive

Even if you are skeptical of 3D TV, you will not be disappointed by the Panasonic TC-P55VT50.

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Panasonic TH-42PZ70 review


Panasonic's first Full HD 42in PDP tickles our fancy

Strong colours and black levels ; Good quality High-def ; Little motion blur

Reds can sometimes appear orangey ; Only two HDMI sockets

A modestly-sized plasma with a lot to offer when it comes to Full HD

Feb, 2008

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Panasonic TH-42PZ70 review


Panasonic's latest is the first Full HD 42in plasma we've tested. Its mission? To offer the perfect blend of LCD sharpness and plasma black depth

Aims to take it to the ‘Full HD’ LCD brigade – and succeeds. A triumph, and proof that plasma is far from dead

Nov, 2007

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Stuff magazine


Panasonic's latest is the first Full HD 42in plasma we've tested. Its mission? To offer the perfect blend of LCD sharpness and plasma black depth

Aims to take it to the ‘Full HD' LCD brigade – and succeeds. A triumph, and proof that plasma is far from dead

Nov, 2007


Expert review by : John Archer (

Panasonic Viera TH-42PZ70 42in plasma TV


Panasonic has managed to balance price with picture quality extremely well with this full HD plasma TV - definitely worth considering.

We mentioned Pioneer's KURO sets a couple of times in this review and it's impossible to conclude without pointing out that the first full HD KUROs are now hitting shops. And based on our experience of the standard HD Ready KUROs, we see no reason to...

Oct, 2007


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Panasonic TH42PZ70B Review: 42" Viera HD 1080p Plasma TV


And that's not the end of the doom-and-gloom. LG Electronics, the world's second largest seller of plasma displays on a unit basis, plans to close down its plasma factory in Korea amid operating losses. I'm not sure if Panasonic – the plasma market...

Superb motion handling (maintains resolution in motion better than most flat panels I've tested to date) ; Excellent black level and shadow detail ; Highly detailed image with [Overscan] "Off" to achieve 1:1 pixel mapping (1080 source) ; Remarkably...

Lacking in film mode deinterlacing ; Green primary colour inaccurate

Nov, 2007

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Panasonic TH42PZ70


The 'cut down' edition of Panasonic's Full HD plasma range loses little in all round performance while offering better value ..

As a 'cut down' version of the TH42PZ700, the TH42PZ70 looses little in overall performance. With a price tag which places it firmly in the mid range price category, this panel comes highly recommended - in fact, it is quite possibly the best 42in buy...

Oct, 2007

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Panasonic TH50PZ70


excellent picture


Nov, 2014

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Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ70E


Great FULL HD picture, plenty of different connections. More importantly, very cheap compared to similar products by other manufacturers. Panasonic Vieras always do well in tests.

None that I've found so far.

50" Full HD for under a grand from a very reputable manufacturer, says it all.

Jul, 2008

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:20


Certification:EN55013, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55020, EN55022, EN55024
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):10000:1
Display Diagonal:50
Display Diagonal (metric):50
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):31 - 69
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:31 - 69
Progressive Scan: Yes
Screen format adjustments:4:3, 14:9, 16:9, Zoom
Supported graphics resolutions:640 x 400, 1024 x 768 (XGA), 1280 x 720 (HD 720), 1366 х 768, 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080), 640 x 480 (VGA), 800 x 600 (SVGA)
Supported video modes:1080i, 1080p, 480i, 480p, 576i, 576p, 720p
Vertical scan range:59 - 86

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):569


VESA mounting:Y

Management Features

Handheld remote control: Yes


Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: No

Ports & interfaces

Audio (L,R) in:2
Audio (L,R) out:1
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1
Composite video in:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
DVI port: No
HDMI ports quantity:2
Headphone outputs:1
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:2


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220 - 240
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (standby):0.5
Power consumption (typical):569


Child lock: Yes

Smart TV

Internet TV: No


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Display resolution (numeric):2073600
Effective viewing area:43.5 x 24.5


Teletext function: Yes
Teletext standards:Fast-text, List, Top-text

TV Tuner

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL 60, PAL B, PAL DK, PAL G, PAL H, PAL I, SECAM D/K, SECAM L
Digital signal format system:DVB-T
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (with stand):14.5
Height (with stand):31.6
Weight with stand:111.3
Width (with stand):52.1