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Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65")

alaTest has collected and analyzed 772 reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65"). 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. People really like the design and usability. The sound and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative reviews about the energy efficiency and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65") from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and sound. The design and price are also appreciated, but many are critical about the size.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic TH-50PZ700 - 50" Widescreen Viera 1080P Full HD Plasma TV - With FreeviewPanasonic TH-50PZ700 - 50" Widescreen Viera 1080P Full HD Plasma TV - With Freeview

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65")


alaTest has collected and analyzed 499 user reviews of Panasonic TH-PZ700 Series TV (37", 42", 50", 58", 65") from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on Comments about the design and usability are overall positive. The price and sound also get good comments, but the remote control and energy efficiency get negative opinions.

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018

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Panasonic TH-42PZ700U


The world leader in plasma display panel (PDP) manufacturing, Panasonic currently has the largest selection of plasma televisions that offer 1080p screen resolution (1,920 by 1,080 pixels, progressively scanned). The company's $1,995 TH-42PZ700U is the...

Full 1080p resolution. Very good standard-definition video processing. Good video-noise management

Overscan with 720p video sources. No 1080p input with VGA or component video ports

Panasonic's 42-inch plasma uses full 1080p resolution and effective video processing to keep its picture clean and sharp.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Lincoln Spector (

Panasonic TH-42PZ700U


You might expect the only 1080p plasma in our November issue's HDTV roundup--and the first 42-inch 1080p plasma ever--to outshine its eleven competitors in image quality. It did: PC World's jury rated its picture higher than that of any other TV, with...

Terrific picture First 1080p 42-inch plasma TV

Confusing onscreen controls Light on extra features

Panasonic's large, heavy, programmable remote feels clunky, and the lower half has too many buttons, but your fingers go naturally to channel surfing and volume controls

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : David Katzmaier (

Panasonic Viera TH-PZ700U review: Panasonic Viera TH-PZ700U


Produces a deep level of black; highly accurate initial color temperature; clean, sharp image; sleek design.

Expensive; less impressive connectivity than other high-end HDTVs; subpar standard-def performance; less-effective glare-reducing screen.

While it costs more than just about any rear-projection big-screen, the 58-inch Panasonic TH-58PZ700U plasma offers superb image quality.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Adrienne Maxwell (

Panasonic TH-42PZ700U HDTV Plasma Reviewed


This model has a solid but not extensive amount of image adjustments and features 2 HDMI, two component video and one PC input. The HDMI inputs accept a 1080p signal from a Blue-ray player but will not accept a 1080p/24 signal so the set does have its...

This plasma offers a solid black level and has good light output, so the picture has excellent contrast and rich color ; High-definition sources look very detailed, and digital noise is not a concern ; Because this is a plasma TV, it does not suffer...

The TV's film processing is only average, so you may see some digital artifacts ; The internal speakers are not very robust, so the sound quality is somewhat thin ; While the anti-reflective screen is effective, plasma is generally not as bright as LCD...

Panasonic is one of the few plasma manufacturers that currently offers 1080p at the 42-inch screen size. While this TV's features and connections aren't as generous as you might find elsewhere, it offers very good performance at a good price. Comment...

Oct, 2008

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Panasonic TH-58PZ700U Plasma HDTV


The Basics: The 700U Series is a step down from Panasonic's top 2007 line, the 750U Series, so these TVs offer fewer features, but cost less money. Unlike the similar 750U model, this 58-inch, 1080p model lacks the Pro Setting and Studio Reference...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : Geoffrey Morrison (

Panasonic TH-42PZ700U and TH-50PZ700U Plasma HDTVs


I wish I could say I had some clever reason for reviewing two nearly identical plasmas. Perhaps there was, but it's lost to me now. A few months ago, Panasonic asked me if I wanted to review the TH-50PZ700U, so I said sure. Then, a month or so later,...

Sep, 2007

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Panasonic TH-50PZ700U 50" Plasma HDTV


The TH-50PZ700U is the new 50" entry into Panasonic's expanded Z700 Viera series of 1080p plasma HDTVs. With the addition of the 42" TH-42PZ700, this Full HD line now goes from 42 to 50 to 58 (TH-58PZ700).

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : 411Team Specialist (

Panasonic TH-50PZ700U Plasma TV Review


Suddenly there have been so many changes to our television system and it's left many people confused. Once upon a time life was simple and so many of us who now have gray hair (bald in some cases) lived with a square type TV with only and antennae or...

The TV is a good choice for watching every day HD and non HD programming. Even if you use it every day all day long, this monitor could go for 20 years.

Aug, 2007

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Panasonic TH-50 PZ 700 E


Lovely, realistic colors and a natural, contrast-rich image., It has everything you might need, including an SD card reader., Pixel-perfect full HD resolution

The picture is not very bright., Although 24p format is supported, it judders perhaps just a little too much

Aug, 2007

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Panasonic TH-42PZ700U Review


Panasonic TH-42PZ700U Review: Panasonic TH-42PZ700U is one of the best LCD HDTV by Panasonic. If you're deciding between a 42² or 40² HDTV, go for the 42² one. It looks much bigger compared to the 40². You will definitely enjoy it. But why Panasonic...

42? is huge even you are a distant away compared to 40? and below, Very clear vibrant image, Sound quality is good - has bass, Very good shadow details, Very clean image with little noise contouring, With high quality HDMI cable and blu-ray DVD player,...

Expensive for some, Remote control may be too complicated, Heavy @ 83.9 pounds, Only one-year-warranty

If money isn't a problem for you, Panasonic TH-42PZ700U is definitely worth the price for entertainment. Having a PS3 on Panasonic TH-42PZ700U screen is heavenly. Then again, if money isn't an issue, you might consider the Samsung LN46A550

Product Specifications

Model Brand Panasonic Series VIERA Model TH50PZ700U Convenience Features Shades of Gradation: 4,096 Progressive Scan Video Noise Reduction Digital Comb Filter: Motion Adaptive 3D-Y/C Color Purity Optimizer (3D Color Management) Sub-Pixel Controller Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Digital Cinema Reality EZ Sync HDAVI Control: via HDMI interface Video Picture Memory On-Screen Display Languages: English/Spanish/French V-Chip Program Lockout Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Timers - Sleep/On/Off: Sleep (Off only) Video Input Labeling Model Type Consumer Cabinet Color Black Display Screen Size 50" Panel G10 Progressive 1080p HD Plasma Display Panel Aspect Ratio 16:9 Native Resolution 1920 x 1080 Contrast Ratio 5000:1 Pixel Pitch 0.576 x 0.576 mm Display Colors Maximum 68.7 Billions equivalent colors for darker part Connectivity Input Video Compatibility PC Input: Analog RGB NTSC, ATSC 480i/p, 720p, 1080i/p HDTV Capability HDTV Tuner Inside Connectors Photo Viewer (SD Slot) SD Card Slot HDMI Input: 2 Analog Audio Input (for HDMI): 2 rear Composite Video Input: 3 (2 rear, 1 front) S-Video Input: 3 (2 rear, 1 front) Audio Input (for Video): 3 (2 rear, 1 front) PC Input (RGB-VGA): Mini D-sub 15-pin (rear) Audio Input (for PC): 1 (M3 Stereo Plug) Component Video Input [Y, PB(CB), PR(CR)]: 2 rear Audio Input (for Component Video): 2 rear Composite Video Output: 1 rear Audio Output: 1 rear Digital Audio Out: 1 (optical) HDMI 2 Power Power Supply AC 120 V, 60 Hz Power Consumption 695 W Convenience Built in Speakers Speakers: Passive radiator, Woofer x 2(L,R) / 23 mm-slim Speaker x 2(L,R) Number of Speakers: 4 Audio Output: 31W (10% THD) (Woofer: 8 ohms, 55Hz-200Hz, Tweeter: 8 ohms, 200Hz-17kHz) Surround Sound BBE ViVA HD3D Sound Dimensions Dimensions (WÃHÃD) Dimensions with pedestal stand: 33.5" x 49.9" x 14.6" Dimensions: 31.6" x 49.9" x 5.5" Weight Weight with pedestal stand: 123.5 lbs. Weight: 105.9 lbs. Temperature Range 32°F - 104°F


Audio system:Smart Sound Speaker System / Stereo, Dolby Digital / V-Audio Surround Sound, SRS TruSurround XT
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: No
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:31


Certification:EN55013, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, EN55020, EN55022, EN55024
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:N
DLNA Certified: No
Electromagnetic emissions:FCC Part 15 ClAA-b ices-003
Energy Star certified: Yes
Plug and Play: Yes
Safety:UL6500 Ver. 2


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Comb Filter:3D
Contrast ratio (dynamic):10000:1
Contrast ratio (typical):5000:1
Display Diagonal:42 / 50 / 58 / 65
Display Diagonal (metric):50
Display number of colors:68.71 billion colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display scan frequency (horizontal):15 - 110 / 31 - 69
HD type:Full HD
Horizontal scan range:15 - 110 / 31 - 69
Noise reduction: Yes
Pixel Pitch:0.0189 x 0.0189 / 0.0264 x 0.0264 / 0.161 x 0.161
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 1024 (SXGA), 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:48 - 120 / 59 - 86
Viewable size diagonal:57.9

Energy Management

AC input voltage:220
Energy efficiency compliance:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (sleep mode):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):494 / 550 / 569 / 580 / 735
Power supply:220


VESA mounting:Y

File formats

Image formats supported:JPG
Video compression format:AVCHD, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,MPEG4

Management Features

Electronic Program Guide (EPG):Y
Electronic Programme Guide (EPG): Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Integrated clock: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On/Off timer: Yes
Picture-in-Picture: Yes
Sleep Timer: Yes


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

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Audio (L,R) in:1 / 2 / 3
Audio (L,R) out:1 / 2
Common interface (CI): Yes
Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) in:1 / 2 / 3
Composite video in:1
Composite video out:1
Consumer Electronics Control (CEC):VIERA Link
Digital audio coaxial in:1
Digital audio coaxial out:1
Digital audio optical out:1
DVI port:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3
Headphone outputs:1
PC Audio in: Yes
PC in (D-Sub): Yes
S-Video in:1
S-Video inputs quantity:1
SCART ports quantity:1 / 3


AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:220
Energy efficiency class:Unspecified
Input frequency:50/60
Power consumption (sleep):0.5
Power consumption (standby):0.2 / 0.3
Power consumption (typical):494 / 550 / 569 / 580 / 735
Power supply:220


Child lock: Yes
Security Features:V-Chip Program Lockout

Smart TV

Internet TV: No


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

Technical Details

Audio Output:1
Color of product:Black
Display:G10 / G10 Progressive 1080p HD PDP / LCD
Display resolution (numeric):2073600
Effective viewing area:43.5 x 24.5
Playback formats:2:3
Power Requirements:AC 220 - 240 V, 50/60Hz
Special Features:VIERA Link
Zoom capability:Y


Teletext function: Yes
Teletext level:2.5
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 / NTSC, PAL, SECAM
Auto channel search: Yes
Digital signal format system:DVB-T
Supported TV bands:CATV, UHF, VHF
Tuner Type:Analog & digital

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:27.1 / 5.43 / 5.51 / 5.59 / 5.67 / 5.71
Depth (with stand):14.6 / 16.5
Depth (without stand):5.71
Dimensions (W x D x H):57.3 x 5.7 x 36.2
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):57.3 x 5.7 x 36.2
Height:27.2 / 31.6 / 36.1 / 36.2 / 39.3 / 5.43
Height (with stand):29.8 / 41.7
Height (without stand):36.2
Product weight:141.1
Product weight (lb):141.1
Set depth (inch):16.5
Set height (inch):38.2
Set width (inch):57.3
Weight:105.8 / 143.3 / 8.6 / 83.8
Weight with stand:180.8 / 99.2
Width:4.25 / 42.5 / 49.8 / 57.2 / 57.3 / 63.3
Width (with stand):42.5 / 63.3
Width (without stand):57.3