NEW! VIERA® 50" Class U50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)

  • Full HD
  • 600HZ Sub-field Drive
  • Media Player (movie & photo capable)
  • Game Mode

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Shades of Gradation
    • Fast Swichig Phosphor
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • HDMI Input
    • Support Feature
    • SD Card
    • USB2.0
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • Composite Video Input shared with Component
    • Audio Input (for Composite Video)
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
    • Media Player
    • Support Format
    • VIERA Link
    • Eco Mode
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Dimensions with stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Dimensions W/O stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC


TC-P50U50 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 18.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5+ years going on strong I was pretty surprised by the newer reviews about this TV's BSOD. I have had her for years, left her on for days actually and 0 problems. I connect my TV to my computer, XBOX, etc, no problems. I always try to use optimal settings of course, and keep the TV plugged into an outlet directly or something safe. I haven't updated the firmware so we will see how that goes. But so far so good. No jinx.
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm still going strong with my p50u50, bought in summer 2012. That's right, approaching 5 years of rock solid performance. I until recently used it as a display for a PC that was never asleep. I read on CNET around the time I bought it that many people were harming there TV's having the contrast at 100 because it essentially over clocked the board. I've ran my TV at 50 contrast until recently and I do believe this helped prolong my TV. Would highly reccomend, pretty sure this model is hard to find these days
Date published: 2017-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Purchase Ever I bought this television about 3 years ago. About two years after I purchased this television it stopped working. No picture, just a blinking code. I called Panasonic to inform them of the issue. They did pay for the replacement board for the TV, but I was out $200 for the labor. I wish that this was the end of my problems, but here I am again a year later with the same blinking code and no power. I called to inform Panasonic of the repeated problem, and was told that they were resolving the issue. Meaning they are working on making sure that the new TVs wont have this same problem. The individuals who currently own this model and others are out our hard earned money!
Date published: 2015-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from WORST PURCHASE EVER! Owned tv less than two years and it stopped working! It blinks 7 times non stop and never turns on. I did not buy the warranty so I'm stuck! I will not purchase anything else from Panasonic ever again!
Date published: 2014-11-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Blinking light After about a year owning this tv it failed to turn on. Power light blinks, brought it in for service and found repair cost would exceed retail price for the tv.
Date published: 2014-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth more than what I paid for! Love my big, beautiful tv. Connected to my game console and surround sound...when I show it off...makes all the boys jealous!!! hehehe!! Beautiful picture and sound so much better than all the others I saw for the same price or above. No problems or regrets, love it!
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Plasma Ever Purchased on 26 JUNE 2012 now 27 OCT 2013 Plasma set died. I have the dreaded 8 blinks of death. Which through internet research i have some it is very common for these sets. I spent a good amount of money for this set for it to just die on.
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beware the blinking lights!! Good TV and we have a much older Panasonic Viera 42. Just 3 weeks past the 12 month warranty was up we suddenly got 8 blinking lights. From web searches, it appears to be a common problem with the power supply board.
Date published: 2013-06-08
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  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:
    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.
  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.
  • What should I do if I get audio but no picture from an external device connected to my TV?
    • Try unplugging the cable between the TV and the external device and reconnecting it firmly on both sides.
    • Try unplugging the power cord of the external device for 30 seconds.
    • Try connecting another external device to the same input using the same cable.
    • If the picture returns on the second device, you may need to contact the manufacturer of the first external device you had connected for further troubleshooting.
    • Try using a different cable between your device and the TV using the same input of your TV. If you get a picture and audio, you may need to replace your cable.
    • Try another input of the TV to verify if there is an issue with the TV input the external device was connected to.
  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
Energy Rating
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  • ENERGY STAR Smart Too

    The Panasonic U50 Series TV not only meets ENERGY STAR requirements, it exceeds them. For you, it means:

    • More energy savings
    • Lower utility bills
    • Leaving a smaller carbon footprint on the environment.
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