Panasonic TH-50PZ81 TV reviews and prices: 50" Full HD 1080p Plasma screen

47 customer reviews

+ This TV scores very high on ease of use. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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9.2 out of 10 based on 47 reviews.
Panasonic TH-50PZ81 with 50" Full HD 1080p Plasma screen, 3 HDMI ports and FreeSat HD. See full product description
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paul, streatham Film and documentary lover

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
excellent picture quality especially from HD source when in cinema mode with own adjustments
Bad points:
sound quality could be better although8/10 isn't th worst
Overall rating 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 7.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 24 Feb 2009

Alan, Hull Multi-purpose viewer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
overall quality and definition
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 14 Feb 2009

Steve, Kidderminster

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Picture is superb. Bonus is the nuilt in Freesat receiver
Bad points:
None that I can think of
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 10 Feb 2009

Confirmed purchaser print colour consultant

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
wide gamut, great colour. 0.1ms response time
Bad points:
it's heavy and you really need to let it 'bed in' for 200 hours before making adjustments.
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 09 Feb 2009

tim, warwickshire Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
excellent picture and sound
Bad points:
none as yet
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 08 Feb 2009

Ian, North Wales Multi-purpose viewer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very nice telly, does what it says on the tin! Quite heavy so make sure you have solid walls or a good stand!
Excellent for games and blue ray and of course HD!
Bad points:
Not much really..... heavy,...and big!
Overall rating 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 9.0
Design 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Feb 2009

Dean, Sheffield

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
I gave this product a 9 out of 10, however, when you consider what you get for your money it is more like 10 out of 10.
Good connectivity although I have a feeling the Ethernet connection will never see a day when it can stream iplayer.
I would more than recommend this plasma to anyone looking for value for money
Bad points:
Plastic surround gets marked very easy if you are not too careful and as a result in certain light the surround looks a bit dull. Sound is not that great but if you have gone this far on the purchase of a plasma you should be looking at a decent cinema sound to set it off.
Free sat tuner and its picture quality is great but if you want to record, it may be better to buy a stand alone Plasma and tuner.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Sound quality 8.0
Design 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Apr 2009

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 50
Type of screen Plasma
3D No
HD TV Full HD 1080p
Built-in disc player No Disc Player
Freeview or Freesat tuner FreeSat HD
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of scart ports 2
Connections HDMI
Smart TV No
Frequency (Hz) 100
Response time (Milliseconds) 0.001
Screen aspect ratio 16:09
Contrast Ratio (X:1) 30000
Reflection angle 178
Horizontal resolution (Pixels) 192
Vertical resolution (Pixels) 1080
Electronic Program Guide (EPG) Yes
Weight (kg) 38
Release date 2008/03/06

Also known as: Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ81, Panasonic TH50PZ81B, PANASONIC TH- 50PZ81B, Panasonic TH50PZ81, Panasonic PANPLA41

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Manufacturer's Description

Full-HD models with freesat built-in, High Moving Picture Resolution and Advanced Networking Capabilities. “freesat” is a new digital satellite service that offers free HD (High-definition) TV programmes. With PZ81 series with freesat built-in, You can enjoy sharp pictures, vivid colours, multi-channel sound, and various services with the interactive contents. Intelligent Frame Creation achieves excellent moving picture resolution and flicker-less images. With 50Hz video signal input, the Intelligent Frame Creation achieves high moving picture resolution even in fast-motion scenes. This function makes new frame that was calculated by speed and direction of motion. It allows natural frame-to-frame transitions to occur for smooth motion images with high resolution. Every image is richly expressive from bright scenes, such as scorching desert landscapes, to dark cave scenes. Contrast is enhanced by the new Real Black Drive system (a pre-discharge control system) and a higher base luminance from improvements made during panel production process. The high contrast creates deep, robust blacks and reproduces scenes with a delicate balance of light and shadow. 5,120 Equivalent Steps of Gradation lends natural expression to images such as sunsets. VIERA’s large colour space covers 110% of the HDTV colour standard. This wide gamut has been achieved by an advanced panel structure and a newly developed filter, which produce richer, more vivid colouring. VIERA Link lets you operate other connected Panasonic AV components using only the VIERA TV’s remote control unit. You can view a slideshow of your photos on VIERA’s big beautiful screen just by simply remove the SD memory card from your digital still camera, and slip it in to the slot. You can also enjoy full-HD (1920 × 1080) video clips recorded with an HD camcorder will fill the large TV screen.


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