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The best Panasonic TVs under $2000 are without doubt the plasma televisions sporting large 50" or bigger screens to complement their 1080p high definition resolution. Panasonic also make some ace 3D TVs in this price bracket which work with active 3D shutter glasses to allow 3D in full HD.

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Panasonic VIERA TC-P VT50

Panasonic TC-P55VT50 55" 3D Plasma TV


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Panasonic TC-P VT50
Panasonic TC-P GT50
Panasonic TC-L WT50
Panasonic VIERA TC-P V10
Panasonic TC-P55VT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-P55GT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
Panasonic TC-L47WT50 47" 3D TV
Panasonic VIERA TC-P58V10 58  Plasma TV
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Release Date
Apr 2012
Apr 2012
Apr 2012
Aug 2009
Contrast Ratio
2000000:01
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40000:1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
Plasma TV
LED TV
Plasma TV
Screen Size
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
46.9 inch
58.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready

  • Panasonic's best plasma for 2012 gets a few extra features over the less-expensive GT50 series. There's an Infinite Black Ultra Panel with a new predischarge spark intended to help achieve even deeper black levels, and an improved louvre filter for keeping black areas of the picture darker under bright overhead lighting. Panasonic also reserves its 96Hz refresh rate, designed to better handle 1080p/24 sources, for the VT50 alone.


  • The 65-inch VT50 series plasma HDTV is Panasonic's best in show, top-of-the-line flagship for this year. It'll cost you just a little under four grand (at MSRP $3699), and it's served hot with all the toppings: full HD 3D, dual 8-train speakers with an integrated subwoofer, Panasonic's Viera Connect smart platform, 2500Hz Focused Field Drive motion, the new Touch Pad controller, and a gorgeous glass and metal design. Mama mia, that's a spicy meatball.


  • At around $3300 after discounts the TC-P65VT50 is an expensive little play toy. This superb picture quality TV has lots of competition even in this large size. It has a full, but not overloaded feature set. The Samsung PN64E8000 is a close competitor and Samsung and Sharp have some LED competition in this size and price range as well.


  • Superb picture quality and beautiful design place the Panasonic GT50 in the top tier of plasma TVs, but it's more expensive than others with similar performance.


  • The TC-P50GT50 has the Infinite Black Pro panel that is Panasonic's best for 2012, but without the Ultra filter on the VT50 series which is even better. This is a big step up from lower end plasmas from Panasonic due to the much better signal processing. Black levels are about 20% better than lesser models with the extra fine processing of the sub pixel controller which controls the sub pixels red, green, blue inside each individual pixel cell.


  • Class-leading quality from off-angle can't excuse the expensive Panasonic TC-LWT50's disappointing picture when seen from the sweet spot.

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    The WT50 has a very modern appearance, from the front the panel glass seems to go all the way to edge thanks to a very slim bezel. There are brushed metal accents on the side of the panel that match the ultra-modern, curved, 2 legged stand. There is also a bit of clear acrylic accenting at the bottom of the bezel. The WT50 is extremely slim at about a half inch in depth.


  • The Panasonic Viera (MSRP $2299) is a good TV. It's sporting mostly accurate colors, passable contrast, a usable smart platform, and decent 3D. Noticing a distinct lack of praise? That's because, in our opinion, a $2000+ flagship TV from a company like Panasonic should be a lot more than simply "good".

    The bottom line is, if you're shopping for a TV with the works that'll fulfill your expectations, the L47WT50 is a fine choice.


  • - Skin tones like the faces of the subway riders looked natural as well, thanks in no small part to the V10's accurate grayscale.
    - Noise reduction was solid, on the other hand, and both Video NR and MPEG NR settings contributed to removing moving motes and snow from low-quality shots of skies and sunsets.
    - Plenty of connectivity with four HDMI and one PC input..
    - Connectivity on the TC-PV10 series is excellent, starting with four HDMI inputs, three on the back and a fourth on the side.

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    - Connectivity

    The Panasonic TC-P54V10 has plenty of ports on the back and side including an Ethernet port making it possible for the TV to access special content on the web through a widgets system called VIERA CAST.


Top 5 panasonic tv under $2000:

  1. Panasonic TC-P55VT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
  2. Panasonic TC-P55GT50 55" 3D Plasma TV
  3. Panasonic TC-L47WT50 47" 3D TV
  4. Panasonic VIERA TC-P58V10 58 Plasma TV