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This review is from: Panasonic TX-L47WT50B 47-inch Widescreen Full HD 1080p 3D Smart VIERA LED TV with Freeview HD and Freesat HD includes 2 Free Pairs of 3D glasses (Electronics)
I spent an hour staring at a football match in a shop before I chose the Panasonic TXL47WT50B. I had gone in planning to buy a 55" LG screen; but was blown away by the picture on this screen. I found similar sized TV's over saturated and the LG I had gone in to buy didn't handle the fast footballers as well as the Panasonic and that sealed the deal for me. Switched off the panasonic has an attractive look on its curved silver stand; or wall mounted thanks to both a slim bezel and short depth. For wall mounting the connections are all nicely arrange so that none of them stand out when against the wall; rather they flow with the set.
When you have it plugged in the Panasonic showed a rock solid picture; tracking with the players and handling wide ranges of contrast and colour handling. Getting it back home feeding it HD content from Bluray, Apple TV and Netflix the processing in the TB maintains excellent images when fed HD content. You really can see strands of hair and skin texture. The upscaler for standard definition content does a great job of interpolating the picture to fill the screen; you will know its not HD but its easily watchable. Switch to 3d and the Panasonic has two frequencies to avoid flicker from any lights you have in the room; its the third active 3d screen I have and its the best yet - this is clearly an evolving technology and each I have had surpasses the last. Panasonic have included a 2d-3d converter which was new to me; and takes advantage of the dual core CPU in the television, I had mixed success with it. Fed Prometheus the film looked as good as it did in the cinema; with no hint of flickering from the glasses or cross talk. As with most all flat panel TV's the sound is thin; Panasonic have tried to make it sound better - but a soundbar would be a good partner for this TV to do justice to the screen.
Switching to live TV; the TXL47WT50B gets content to you on two fronts; with Freesat HD and Freeview HD. So if you live in a poor signal area you can connect your TV to a satellite dish and still get a solid free to air picture. If you still can't find anything to watch you can connect the TXL47WT50B to the internet using the built in wifi or ethernet connections once setup; pressing Internet on the remote opens a world of smart content including BBC iPlayer, Netflix and a surprisingly good web browser which even plays flash videos. In the box there are two remotes; a standard candy bar and a touch sensitive controller; both are trumped by downloadable apps for Apple iOS and Android devices. The app remotes making entering text for web browsing easy; and have a show off media sharing feature for videos and photos or playing games in the smart tv function.
With the TXL47WT50B Panasonic have delivered an exceptional LED TV; first rate video processing and screen combine to deliver a consistently excellent picture and linked up with great Smart TV features into sturdy, light weight and low energy TV. So why 4 stars; well it really is expensive but when you see the picture you will see its worth it.
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2013 05:55:18 GMT
I've got the 42" of this tv i've had it for 3 months now but i have a problem with the 3D i get black lines down each side of the screen,could any 1 please tell me what this could be,thanks
Posted on 28 May 2013 23:14:57 BDT
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Posted on 16 Jun 2013 00:24:10 BDT
Thanks for a great review I have been looking at getting this tv for some time and now the price has dropped a bit I think its the one for me if its as good as you say. Is it still working and looking as good as when you bought it?
In reply to an earlier post on 16 Jun 2013 19:12:49 BDT
Chris Hoare says:
As its first birthday approaches I'm still using it regularly and love the vivid pictures that come from it. On the app's front the TV supported the superhd pictures from Netflix when they launched; and the BBC / Youtube apps both deliver strong pictures too.
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