PANASONIC VIERA TXP50S10 50 inch Plasma TV 1080p HD Ready Freeview
The Panasonic TXP50s10 shows Panasonic HDTV design at its boldest and most impressive.
Featuring a brand new, G12 Full-HD plasma panel, the TX-P50S10 offers a stunning contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1 - that's an impressive 33% improvement on the previous model. Improvements in panel performance have come about from improved production process incorporating the new Real Black Drive system (a pre-discharge system) and raising the base illumination. All signals also benefit from 100Hz technology. 100Hz technology gives a more stable picture with less flicker and reduced motion blur. In addition to 100Hz technology this Panasonic plasma also offers 400Hz Sub field drive. Although different from 100Hz technology in not offering a true interpolation between frames, the 400Hz technology works by pulsing each frame 8 times, thereby upgrading the standard 50Hz signal to an effective 400Hz one. This technology helps give the TXP50S10 superbly fluid motion and stunning realism.
As ever, we'd always recommend a separate home cinema system for the best sound quality, although the built-in system offers enhancements over previous models. V-Audio Surround gives a spacious sound based on actual room measurement from the onboard digital signal processor. Combined with the invisible speakers, it gives a crisp, well-detailed sound quality. The addition of an optical digital output also allows you to maximise the potential of digital TV sound by outputting the signal into your home cinema system.
In this age of HD, it's good to see that the latest Panasonic plasma TV has 3 HDMI sockets - ideal for an HD TV receiver, Blu-ray player and upscaling DVD. One of these is side-mounted making it ideal for an occasionally connected device such as a games console. In addition to this, twin SCART sockets, VGA (for a PC) and component inputs are on hand for analogue sources. A slightly more unusual fitment, but still welcome nonetheless is a SD card reader. This easily accessible slot is perfect for showing pictures taken on your digital camera. The HDMI VIERA link has been upgraded to allow the connection of Panasonic LUMIX digital cameras. Once connected you can use the TV's remote control to playback stored images on the camera.
With a softly contoured, swivel stand and sleek new finish, the TX-P50S10 looks smarter than its predecessors. Always a class favourite, the new 1080p Panasonic TX-P50S10 is now better than ever.