Summary: Having bought a Panasonic TC-P46C2 46-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV and very pleased with it, I had no problem choosing this TV. It has a full 1080p panel. Compared with the "C2", the "U2" has 3 HDMI inputs versus 2 and it delivers a slightly sharper picture with slightly better rendition of subtle colors. Also, viewers can sit as close as 4' from the screen and not notice pixelation (with the C2 viewers need to be seated at least 7' away from the screen).
Summary: That was my thoughts when I went shopping for this. When I was television shopping, I was expecting to get a 35"-45" television, then I saw this one at an affordable price, and I was sold. I am wonderfully pleased with tv. Like many others, I got it at the amazing black Friday price. I've had it for the past 3 days, and haven't had a single issue. I'm going to address some of the complaints I've been reading on here. First the sound.
Summary: 2 of the last 4 issues of Consumer Reports have reviewed LCD & Plasma televisions. The Panasonic TCP50U2 has not only been a value buy on there, but also their coveted recommended buy. Picture quality is amazing for the price. Sound could be a little better, but in no way bad. Fantastic TV for the price.
Summary: Just picked up my second Panasonic plasma and couldn't be happier. This TV has great picture and just enough bells and whistles for my needs: 3 HDMI inputs and an SD card reader for viewing photos. This TV does not have anti-reflective glare (not needed in a dark home theater room), USB ports (who cares), LAN connection (I already have streaming Netflix through Roku and Wii), 3D capable (I personally don't want that, you may), or a fourth HDMI input (don't need it, you...
Summary: I bought this TV last weekend from Bestbuy on the thanksgiving sale for only 700 dollar. Couple of things that i didn't like about this tv is the motion judder and the reflection, nothing much can be done about the reflection unless make the room a bit dark in the day time and if you are looking at the picture then you kinda just forget about the reflection. Motion judder can be minimized a bit by turning the video NR and motion nr.
Summary: I really dislike negative reviews that tell you what features the TV doesn't have. It doesn't make sense to negatively rate something that wasn't on the TV in the first place? Yes, compared to other TVs, this definitely does have fewer connectors, but I knew that before I bought it, and if it was an issue, I would have bought something else. So with what this tv does have, it does really well.
Summary: When I first started looking at tv's I honestly never thought I would have gotten a fifty inch tv. And I didn't Think I would have bought a plasma either. I use this tv for movies and gaming . The 3 hdmi inputs are plenty for me I only have my playstation 3 connected to it for games and movies . I didn't need usher connections or interest because one I have a computer a short walk away and two my ps3 connects to the internet already!!!
Summary: Pound for pound the best tv out on the market for the price period!!! Image quality is outstanding, SD looks good, HD looks great and Blu-ray's are amazing. It may not have all the bell's and whistle's the high end Panasonic VT series plasma's do but it has more than enough feature's to keep me more than satisfied. This is a great tv, thank you Panasonic and thank you Best Buy.