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Panasonic Viera TC-L47WT50 Smart 3D LED LCD HDTV Review

Panasonic’s $2299 flagship LCD for 2012.

$2,299.00 47 in.
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Introduction

The Panasonic Viera TC-L47WT50 (MSRP $2299) is Panasonic's flagship LCD for 2012. We reviewed their flagship plasma back in June, and it proved to be an excellent, if expensive, television. Since then, we've been excited to wrangle up the WT50 and run it through the obstacle course.

While there are no glaring flaws to be found, the L47WT50 didn't run the race with the same efficiency as the P65VT50. It's loaded with features, but its core performance--color accuracy, and contrast ratio--were average. We don't think Panasonic's asking too much, however. It's a good looking TV, and comes with 3D and Smart features. With no immediate drawbacks, the $2,299 MSRP seems mostly fair.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. 3D
  12. 3D Effect
  13. Software & Internet
  14. Apps & Internet Features
  15. Software & Interface
  16. Conclusion
  17. Photo Gallery
  18. Ratings & Specs

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