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Panasonic TC-P50U1 Plasma HDTV Review

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

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Introduction

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 a TV that delivers acceptable performance for a decent price.

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Before you buy the Panasonic Viera TC-P50U1, take a look at these other televisions.

Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Tour & Design
  3. Blacks & Whites
  4. Color Accuracy
  5. Motion
  6. Viewing Effects
  7. Calibration
  8. Remote Control
  9. Connectivity
  10. Audio & Menus
  11. Formats & Media
  12. Power Consumption
  13. Vs Samsung PN50B430
  14. Vs Vizio SV471XVT
  15. Vs Sony KDL-52XBR9
  16. Conclusion
  17. Series Comparison

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