PANASONIC TX-P50XT50B HD Ready 50" Plasma 3D TV @ Currys
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PANASONIC TX-P50XT50B HD Ready 50" Plasma 3D TV @ Currys

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Found 5th May 2012
May have already been posted, couldn't find it though.
Panasonic plasma's are pretty good really, and this is 3D ready also.

WAS £999 apparently (although I am a little sceptical about that!)

Also eligible for £10 cash for every goal England score at the Euros. (Not that you'd get a lot!)

I think this is a pretty good deal

Energy consumption
Energy efficiency class B
On-mode power consumption 139 W
Annual power consumption 193 kWh
Screen
Screen size 50"
Screen technology Plasma
HD ready HD Ready
Motion Rate 600 Hz
Resolution 1024 x 768
Audio
Audio power 2 x 10 W
Mono/Stereo Sound Stereo/ V-Surround
Speakers 2
Connectivity
Connectivity 2 HDMI, SCART, Component video input, Composite video input, 2 USB 2.0, headphone socket, SDXC memory card slot
Audio output Headphone socket
Tuner
DVB-T Tuner DVB-T
Picture enhancement V-Real 3D Engine
Sound enhancement Dolby Digital Plus/DolbyPulse/dts2.0/dts Digital Out
Smart BBC iPlayer/ Facebook/ Twitter/ Skype/ Acetrax
3D ready Active 3D
WiFi capable Via dongle

9 Comments

Is there any reason why manufacturers still make 720p "hd ready" TV's ? I would have thought the 1080p panels were the most mass produced now, hence cheaper.

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This was posted the other day to be honest...I am a little surprised that this new 2012 model looks to have such poor spec ie only 2 HDMI inputs seems crazy these days and not even full hd, as renderman says surely the 1080p panels are mass produced...have to vite this cold buddy sorry.

Original Poster

Yeh its not the best looking at a bit more closely at the specs etc, and there are some much better more advanced sets for only a little more if you are prepared to drop down to the 42" screens.
Can often be the case with these larger sets, all you get for your money is the big screen.
Although i'm sure the picture on this won't be too bad, as i've yet to see a bad panasonic screen.

the picture is bad, trust me i work in a tech store. any 50 inch tv thats only HD read is bad. HD ready is fine for less than 32 inches, but over that you need Full HD. even if you are scaling standard definition up, the Full HD resolution produces less aliasing than HD ready panels.
go for a 50ST30 instead, much better picture quality. can probably be found for a similar price.

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rossysaurus

the picture is bad, trust me i work in a tech store. any 50 inch tv thats … the picture is bad, trust me i work in a tech store. any 50 inch tv thats only HD read is bad. HD ready is fine for less than 32 inches, but over that you need Full HD. even if you are scaling standard definition up, the Full HD resolution produces less aliasing than HD ready panels. go for a 50ST30 instead, much better picture quality. can probably be found for a similar price.




I disagree on one point, I have a 37" Panasonic Plasma that is 720P and the picture quality on Sky is very very good....

720 or 1080?
It depends on the distance that you will be from the TV when you watch it. With 50" anything over approx 2.5 metres means that I cannot tell the difference

In TV shops you tend to stand real close to the screen.

Remember that this is a Plasma and most screens are LCD. I much prefer a 720p Pansonic plasma to ANY LCD that I have seen but I am sure that others will disagree. Your choice.

I agree that 2 HDMI is mean.
Edited by: "Chris52" 5th May 2012

rossysaurus

the picture is bad, trust me i work in a tech store. any 50 inch tv thats … the picture is bad, trust me i work in a tech store. any 50 inch tv thats only HD read is bad. HD ready is fine for less than 32 inches, but over that you need Full HD. even if you are scaling standard definition up, the Full HD resolution produces less aliasing than HD ready panels. go for a 50ST30 instead, much better picture quality. can probably be found for a similar price.



Suspect you have never owned a Pioneer HD Ready Plasma, their picture quality can be excellent, I assure you! Not saying this one is good, but don't write it off just because it is HD Ready. Judging by the reviews, the new 50ST50 will be great value for money, although I am holding out for a 50VT50.

You obviously work at currys as your 'tech' store, sorry but thats total tosh.

A decent HD Ready panel *can* look better than a Full HD model on standard definition sources. This is beacause the display is having to do less scaling (making up pixels that aren't there) to its native resolution.

Also there are many other factors in PQ processing, so this panny will most likely display an even better full HD picture than a low end generic Full HD LCD etc.

why when you switch the tv off at the plug it won't come back on when you try to switch it back on this happens all the time

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