Images TC-P50U1, , HeroImage

50" Class Viera U1 Series Plasma HDTV
(49.9" Diagonal)

  • 1080p HDTV
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • Viera Image Viewer™
  • Viera Link™



Firmware & Drivers

FIRMWARE Download Instructions
  • TC-P50U1 Firmware Update DOWNLOAD Download and install instructions
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SpecificationsExpand All

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    • Model Type
    • Series
    • Model Year
    • VIDEO
    • Screen Size
    • Display Resolution
    • Contrast Ratio
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Pixel Pitch (H x V)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Panel
    • Screen Coating (Filter)
    • Progressive Scan
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Digital Cinema Color
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Studio Ref Mode
    • Pro Setting
    • THX Mode
    • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
    • AUDIO
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible)
    • HDMI Input
    • Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
    • Composite Video Input
    • S-Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • RS232C
    • Analog Audio Output
    • Digital Audio Output
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV)
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Menu Languages
    • V-Chip Program Lockout
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Timers
    • Video Input Label
    • Video Picture Memory
    • Remote Control
    • Power Supply
    • Rated Power Consumption
    • Standby Power Consumption
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Swivel Angle
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]


Warranty information


  • Where can I order parts for my product?
    You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
  • Where can I find the firmware for my device?
    Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
  • What should I do if my TV is making a buzzing or humming noise?
    Mute the TV to verify if the issue is with a blown speaker. If the noise is still heard with the TV muted, unplug all connected devices from the TV. If the noise goes away, connect the devices back to the TV one at a time to determine which device is causing the noise. Contact the manufacturer of the device causing the issue for further troubleshooting. If the noise does not go away when you disconnect all devices, try connecting the TV directly into the wall with no surge protector. If the noise goes away, you may need to replace your surge protector. If the noise does not go away, inspect your screen for cracks or other signs of damage to the TV. If there are no cracks, make sure that your TV is not located at a high altitude such as 7,000 ft. or more above sea level.
  • What should I do if my remote is not working?
    • Ensure that no object, such as a center speaker or soundbar, is blocking the bottom front of the TV.
    • Check that the batteries are fresh, are of the same type and are installed with the correct polarity (+ & -).
    • Try a remote reset by removing the batteries and pressing every button on the remote twice. Lastly, re-insert the batteries.
  • The remote control for my Panasonic device is no longer functioning. Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?
    You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
  • How to remove the black bars from the top and bottom of the picture?
    Press the [FORMAT] button on the remote to remove the black bars from the top and bottom . The option available to remove the horizontal bars is "Zoom".
  • How do I select an input?
    Press the [INPUT] button on the remote. Highlight the input using the [Up] and [Down] arrow buttons and then press [OK] to select the correct input.
  • How do I reset the "Lock" setting if I have forgotten the "Password"?
    Reset the TV. Resetting the TV will erase all settings in the TV, including picture calibrations.
    1. Turn the TV power on.
    2. While holding the [Vol-] button on the TV, press and hold down the [MENU] button, on the remote control, for more than 3 seconds.
    3. Once "Self Check" appears, hold down the power button, on the TV, until the TV powers off.
  • How do I receive Closed Captioning when a set top box is connected to my TV with an HDMI cable?
    The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set to "On". Contact your cable or satellite company to have the closed captioning activated in the set-top box.
  • How do I know if the picture is in High Definition?
    Press the [INFO] or [Recall] button on the TV's remote control to confirm the type of signal being received. An HD signal should be 720p, 1080i or 1080p.To ensure HD picture, select a High Definition channel from your HD source (Cable, Satellite or fiber optic service). Note that even when the TV receives 720p, 1080i or 1080p signal, the picture may not be in HD because channels sometimes broadcast non-HD content.Also, ensure that your HD source (HD box, Blu-ray player, etc.) is connected to the TV with an HDMI or Component cable and set to output an HD video signal.
  • How can I register for the warranty of my product?
    You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
  • Do I need a digital converter box to use an antenna on this TV?
  • Can I change the size of my closed captioning?
    Digital signals do allow the TV to change the font size. Enter the TV's Setup menu and then select CC or Closed Captioning. Then select the Digital Setting option. Finally use the right arrow to change the Font Size
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