The Panasonic Viera 50" TC-P50C2 plasma TV offers a crisp picture with its 600Hz Sub-field Drive, an SD card slot for full HD photo viewing and features like VIERA Link. Chris Hardwick and Candace Bailey review the TV to see if it's worth the affordable $600 price tag.
What You Need to Know
This TV is almost 4” thick.
It has 2 HDMIs along with component and composite inputs in the back and on the side, so it can be wall-mountable.
There's also an SD memory card slot.
We wish there was an HDMI port on the side.
It's a bare bones design for the price you're paying.
The TV does have a few features such as the Viera Image Viewer, which displays any pics you have on an SD card; it can view jpegs and turn them into a slideshow which is a nice feature to have, but you're not buying the TV to show off your photos.
The motion smoothing feature falls right in the middle, meaning it's better than the Samsung but worse than the LG and there were times we felt like it was a little too blurry, but for the most part, it was good.
It has deep blacks, which we expect from a Panasonic TV with a 2,000,000: 1 contrast ratio and less grain compared to the other TVs we've seen this week, especially because of the noise reduction option, which removed some of the grain.
Colors are just the right amount of brightness and are accurate.