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Panasonic TX-P50ST50

Panasonic TX-P50ST50
alaScore 93

286 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability and design. The sound and value for money also get good opinions, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P50ST50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 286 reviews)

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Panasonic TC-P50ST50


With the Panasonic TC-PST50 series you get accurate colors and solid black level performance in a nicely styled plasma HDTV, but the panel doesn?t get very bright, and 3D glasses are not part of the deal.

Excellent color accuracy. Good black levels. Robust audio output. Sleek design

Not very bright. Uses lots of power. Only three HDMI ports. 3D glasses not included

The Panasonic P55ST50 is a tastefully designed 55-inch plasma HDTV that delivers very accurate colors, deep dark blacks, and wide off-angle viewing. Its $1,700 price tag is not unreasonable considering its performance, but you'll end up spending around...

Editor's Choice!

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Panasonic TC-P50ST50


Editors' note, April 17, 2013: The replacement for this TV, the Panasonic TC-PST60 series , earned an even higher rating as well as our latest Editors' Choice award. This review has not been otherwise modified or updated beyond this note.

The affordable Panasonic TC-PST50 series exhibited outstanding overall picture quality, characterized by exceedingly deep black levels with great shadow detail, accurate colors, and solid bright-room performance. Unlike LCDs, as a plasma it has superb...

The ST50 uses more power than competing LCD TVs, and doesn't perform as well in bright rooms as those with matte screens. It doesn't come with 3D glasses, and it showed more crosstalk in 3D than some competing TVs. The ST50 is only available in 50-inch...

With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.

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Panasonic TC-P50ST50 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


The increase in the volume of digital content being made with the 3D technology support has made it essential for a modern family to possess a 3D HD TV set. Panasonic has launched the TC-P50ST50 to complement the entertainment requirements of a modern...

The model also comes with a lesser number of HDMI and USB ports in comparison to the plasma TV sets launched by the manufacturer under the PGT50 series. But a user can use these input options to access his offline collection of digital content stored...


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"Product ok. Panasonic the company is substandard."


I won't buy from Panasonic again.

Good value.

Panasonic is a poor company- Not all features work as documented- Terrible documentation, confusing Support knowledgebase - but the worst is rude and unhelpful Support staff- one line answers and not willing to try to provide fixes or workarounds.

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"Excellent Picture"


Can't imagine a better picture and the hobbit in 3d was awesome that butterfly hovered in the middle of the room in clear detail.

TV speakers kind of blow but don't they all

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"Beware of burn-in problem not covered by warranty"


If you need a further reason not to buy a Panasonic plasma television besides the fact that the company has announced it is getting out of the plasma business, please read the following:

Hard to find any.

Product displayed burn-in after only six weeks of use. Panasonic denies warranty coverage.

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"serious flicker does in a nice tv"


refresh has been bumped up to 2,500 (according to the sticker) and I now see a shimmer or maybe you would call it a flicker as the screen refreshes, it was the same as the old 60hz CRT computer monitors. I liked last years plasma tvs when they were at...

Good color

refresh is to high and now there is a shimmer in the screen.

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Amazon review summary for Panasonic TX-P50ST50


alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P50ST50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VIERA TC-P50ST50 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)

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Outstanding. Believe the hype.


Unmatched picture quality ; Viewing angle is essentially unlimited. If you can see the screen, it looks great ; ST50 outperforms last years flagship VT30 easily for half the price ; I replaced a Mitsu Diamond series DLP with this and it's a HUGE...

I didn't get the 65


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Panasonic TX-P50ST50 review


Panasonic's mid-range P50ST50 delivers outstanding pictures, a tidy design and great features to keep plasma firmly on the map.

Superb 2D pictures ; Good 3D pictures ; Excellent price ; Viera Connect is impressive

Less bright than LCD ; Not very energy efficient ; More online video please ; Occasional 3D crosstalk

LCD TVs might be getting better and better every year, but the Panasonic P50ST50 shows that plasma isn't resting on its laurels either. In fact, if you're remotely into movies, its wonderfully contrast-rich, finely detailed and gorgeously nuanced...


Product Specifications


2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: Yes
Application Store (IPTV): Yes
DVB-T2: Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+
HbbTV: No
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
Picture and Text (PAT): Yes
USB Recording: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes


CI Plus: No
DLNA certified: Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet: Yes
Headphone Output: Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Secure Digital Card: Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown


Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:2000
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):Unknown

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9