Summary: The Panasonic Viera TC-L47WT50 comes with a lot of promises and expectations. While it does not fulfill all of them, this TV still remains a pretty nice choice. If, however, you are pleased only with excellent performance, specs, features and design, there are other plasma TVs to check out.
Can Panasonic's best LED compete with its plasmas?
18 July 2012
Summary: Class-leading quality from off-angle can't excuse the expensive Panasonic TC-LWT50's disappointing picture when seen from the sweet spot.
Pros: The Panasonic TC-LWT50-series LED TV showed the best off-angle performance of any LCD I've tested, and its screen was quite uniform. Its 3D performance was good with little crosstalk. The styling is sleek with an ultrathin frame and unique horseshoe stand. Plenty of useful features are onboard, including a well-designed Smart TV suite and a touch-pad remote.
Cons: The high-priced WT50 has a sub-par 2D picture, reproducing a lighter shade of black than many cheaper LEDs. Panasonic inexplicably saddled the best default picture mode with compulsory smoothing, and the other modes have color accuracy issues. The TV doesn't come with 3D glasses.