Panasonic Viera 50" TC-P50C2 Plasma TV Review

Posted: February 3, 2011
Panasonic Viera 50" TC-P50C2 Plasma TV Review

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.


  • $600 on Best Buy’s website

Overall Rating

  • 4 Seals of Approval Out of 5 (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Even though the design is kind of boring, it's got the best picture quality of the week.

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Comments are Closed

  • bionicrod

    Why oh why would anyone buy a new HDTV that doesn't do 1080p?

    Posted: May 24, 2011 6:06 PM
  • greg24

    I like candance's shirt, but if she trying to replace Olivia, she's going to have to get wayyyy sexier than that.

    Posted: February 7, 2011 4:01 PM
  • szir

    I love Nerdist (Chris H.), he is always very funny

    I wish Chris, Alison, Kevin and Morgan would do the Gadget Pr0ns (in any combination)

    Posted: February 5, 2011 7:59 PM
  • Rowdy12

    Hardwick wearing cargo pants. NF.

    Posted: February 4, 2011 10:25 PM
  • lucidity

    If one googles "best hd tv" the results at the top top of the "ten best" lists will all be plasmas.

    Posted: February 4, 2011 3:02 PM
  • macross2012

    Plasma's are a dead technology.. Why do we care about these reviews anymore?

    Posted: February 4, 2011 2:00 PM
  • alaskanhybrid

    Its a 4 out of five there I saved you 3 boob less minutes are you happy. Yes I am aware candace is a chick. Can you tell I miss Olivia Munn whom I find more interesting.

    Posted: February 4, 2011 1:57 PM
  • TKEmysterio

    Why do they keep reviewing these POS TVs??

    There's much better TVs out there for around the same price.

    Posted: February 4, 2011 1:49 PM