The type of programming you mainly watch should be a major consideration when you are purchasing a new television. Not every TV has been outfitted with technologies to support specific programming. If you enjoy watching fast-action movies, sporting events and video games then you’ll want to take a look at the following big-screen TV. The Panasonic 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV, Model: TCP50S2 features technologies that will produce cinema-quality images that are ideal for movie buffs and with specific features for image movement fast action scenes are brilliantly displayed. The price for this Panasonic Plasma HDTV is just over $1,000 (as of 2010). This is a great price for such a large and advanced plasma HDTV.
Image Quality: 5/5 Stars
Audio Quality: 4.5/5 Stars
Features: 5/5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
This Panasonic TCP50S2 Plasma HDTV features a large screen measuring 50-inches. If you are searching for a television to create a true home theater, then you’ll definitely be interested in this model. With a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels you’ll have detail rich images that are extremely lifelike. Due to the high screen resolution, this Panasonic TCP50S2 Plasma HDTV can support full HD programming in 1080p format, which is the highest level of HD on the current market (2010). When you combine this with the 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio every frame will be reproduced in stunning quality.
The 600Hz Sub-Field System utilizes image analysis formulas to provide enhance clarity during high-action scenes. Basically, every frame is displayed for a shorter amount of time to reduce image blur or after-effects. This feature is only available when you select Cinema Mode. This system also works with the Motion Pattern Noise Reduction feature to clean up images during movement.
The audio system for this Panasonic TCP50S2 Plasma HDTV features two internal speakers for a total of 20-watts of power. With the virtual surround sound system, audio waves are sent out in various frequencies. This tricks your ears into hearing multi-layered sounds for a rich audio experience.
Perhaps the most exciting feature within this Panasonic TCP50S2 Plasma HDTV is VIERA Link. This feature connects all of your external audio/video devices and allows you to control each of them within the included VIERA remote.
As for connectivity options, you will have plenty to choose from. Some of these include three HDMI input ports, two composite/component video inputs as well as the VIERA Image Viewer, which allows you to insert your memory card into the TV to view your JPEG photographs on this Panasonic’s giant screen.