84
Global
Score
84

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Engadget Summary

Panasonic's VT50 series ranks among the best plasma HDTV sets ever made, with deep black levels, wide viewing angles, good 3D performance, smooth motion for gaming and viewing alike, and a solid set of smart TV features. It does have a few issues, however, including two that are common to most plasma sets: high energy usage, and somewhat washed out colors in brightly lit rooms. It's also one of the most expensive options currently available, and there are alternatives that are almost as good, at lower prices.

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Breakdown

Other features (networking, etc.)
8.3
Sound quality
7.6
Picture quality
9.6
Media support
9.3
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Specs

Smart VIERA

Type
Plasma (55 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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Specs

Smart VIERA

Type
Plasma (55 inches)
Native resolution
1920 x 1080
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