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Panasonic TC-P50U50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Panasonic TC-P50U50. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other TVs for all reviews. Comments about the design and sound are overall positive. The usability and price also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the reliability. Some have doubts 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 TC-P50U50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 253 user reviews of Panasonic TC-P50U50 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other TVs on People are impressed by the design and sound. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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

This summary is based on the product: Panasonic VIERA TC-P50U50 50-Inch 1080p Full HD Plasma TV (2012 Model)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Panasonic TC-P50U50


In a year when dual-core TVs vaunt voice control, touch-pad remotes, gesture recognition, app stores, and often mediocre picture quality, the Panasonic TC-PU50 series is a throwback. A bona fide Dumb TV , the U50 couldn't launch an app or sync with 3D...

The inexpensive Panasonic TC-PU50 series in its superb picture quality surpasses many TVs costing hundreds more. Its black levels can get as deep as any but those of the very best plasma TVs. Color is accurate, off-angle viewing and uniformity are...

The TC-PU50 washes out in bright room lighting, and it can't get as bright in its most accurate picture mode as some plasmas this size. It has just two HDMI inputs. It also uses significantly more power than a like-sized LCD or LED TV.

A low price, excellent picture quality, and bare-bones features make the Panasonic TC-PU50 series a superb entry-level plasma TV value.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

Panasonic TC-P50U50


The TC-P50U50 is a budget plasma from Panasonic. It is, in a way, a spiritual successor to 2009's U1 series, albeit a modern, improved version. The U50 series is also the only series in 2012 to support neither internet access or 3D viewing. It is the...

Great contrast ratio ; Very accurate color gamut ; Inexpensive

Just basic connectivity options

We definitely enjoy reviewing a TV that’s got all kinds of bells and whistles. Playing with smart features, motion control, and 3D settings is great, but there’s something to be said for running a simple, no-frills TV through our gamut of testing. TVs...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Lee Neikirk (

Panasonic TC-P50U50


Panasonic's entry-level plasma is a strong core performer that really couldn't be much simpler.

The Panasonic P50U50 is an excellent, no-frills plasma TV.

May, 2012

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Panasonic TC-P50U50 Review – 50-inch Plasma HDTV


Despite of the increase noted in the number of movies, video games and other digital content made in 3D, there are many people who are looking for a TV set that they can use only for accessing a wide variety of television programs, shows and movies...

Panasonic had included a set of HDMI and USB ports and a SD memory card slot to make the model usable for multiple purposes. You can use these input options to access your offline collection on movies, music, videos and photos stored on various types...

Mar, 2012

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Panasonic TC-P50U50


Buyers looking for a new HDTV who don't want to spend a ton of money may want to check out the Panasonic TC-P50U50 50" plasma TV. It offers fabulous image quality, deep black levels and an SD card slot. It does lack things like 3D and Internet-enabled...

Consumer review by: lechmc6 (

"Do not buy this product."


Picture, sound.

Known issue of circuit board dying and panasonic will not do anything.

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: bassinbill42 (

"Best Flat Panel for the Money!"


This set is absolutely the bomb for anyone looking to either step up in screen size or just getting into the HD screen for the first time. Both my former landlady and I own Panasonic plasma's and we could not be any happier for our choice of purchases....

Deep, saturated color. Fast response time for sports and movie images.

NONE! If you need a brighter set in your living room, either wait for the sun to go down or erect some curtains. either way you will not be disappointed with the screen's performance.

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: ryboii (

"Order 3 in a row and all came broken..."


I do not recomend buying this tv..... DO NOT BUY THIS TV IF YOU LIVE ON THE EAST COAST! shipping across the counrty gives you a 200% more chance of getting a cracked tv!!

looks nice.... until you see that the screen is totally spider cracked...

Hairline cracks all 3 swaps and there have been many earthquakes near there plant in california... and very fragile screen!! hairlines are above the rim so you wont see them, then when you apply the smallest amount of pressure it cracks all the way!!

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Poppypbr (

"Thermonuclear Bang for $499 Bucks"


This TV gives up nothing in picture quality and its plenty bright for my sunlit room with 8.5 feet of bow window and 4.5 ft side window. TV as bright as son's ST with C.A.T.S turned on and compares well with brother-in-laws VT65 saving $2,000, in spite...

TV has adequate pictures controls for an impressive image. Able to adjust picture in various modes to appropriate levels for regular Broadcasts (Standard), Movies (Cinema), Sports (Vivid) and Games (Custom). Roku2 XS, Blue-Ray provide "smart apps".

Unjustified that Panasonic doesn't provide full adjustment software on all their TV's like there is on VT software. They could offer VT owners a 20 year warranty, trade-in privilege or set the TV into a black granite bezel with ornate carved stand.

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: Applerod (

"Definitely worth it"


One nice byproduct of the move towards 3D, feature-rich smart TVs is that the relative price of simple, bare-bones, 2D televisions like this one has gone down. I bought the Panasonic TC-P50U50 to replace a 5 year-old 42" Panasonic plasma that cost over...

Price, picture quality

No extra features, minimal image control, few ports, reflective screen

Oct, 2012