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The rating on this review has been lowered because of changes in the competitive marketplace.


Don't get us wrong; the U still put up a great picture, and some viewers may Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV appreciate its wider, albeit less accurate, color gamut. The flagship model's biggest step-up feature is Viera Cast, Panasonic's first attempt at connecting one of its TVs directly to the Internet, which currently allows the TV to display digital photos from Google's Picasa service, YouTube videos, and stocks and weather info. In the end we think sticklers for picture quality will opt for the U series, and YouTube will not figure into the decision. Design The THPZU looks exactly like the Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV with the exception of the coloring of its "lips" below the screen--dark gray on the and black on the so if you've read that review, feel free to skip down the page unless you like the feeling of deja vu.

In photos the television looks a lot like every other HDTV on the market: In person, however, it's a lot more striking and less glossy. In fact, the black frame around the screen isn't glossy at all; it's simply fronted by a big pane of glass that lends the panel a somewhat more-sophisticated look than a typical set, where the frame is raised a quarter-inch or so from the surface Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV the screen. Below the screen, the Panasonic's frame has what resembles a pair of pursed lips that protrude forward, bearing the logo and hiding a set of inputs behind a flip-down door.

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The stand looks identical to the sloped number common to lower-end Panasonic plasmas like the THPZ85U and the THPX80Ubut unlike those stands, this one swivels, courtesy of a lazy-Susan-like base hidden underneath. Panasonic's remote remains the same as last year, and Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV remain fans of its layout.


The medium-length wand groups the distinct sets of right-size buttons in an easy-to-feel arrangement. Unlike the clicker included with thethe 's clicker includes limited backlighting--just the channel, volume and keys to control other gear light up.

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A familiar yellow-on-blue menu system leads to the television's setup functions, and although the graphics lack the panache of a Sony or a Samsung menu, navigation was intuitive enough. We liked that the company renamed its previously confusing "Normal" command to "Reset," which more accurately describes what it does to your picture settings.

Features Like many flagship products, the THPZU is a guinea pig for a new feature not Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV on less expensive models. In the case of the Samsung LN46Afor example, that feature was interactive content, a sort of www-lite, and the Panasonic's Viera Cast, available only on the PZU series, could be described in the same way. The service currently allows you to view YouTube videos, photos uploaded to Google's Picasa photo sharing service, news and stock information courtesy of Bloomberg although unlike the Samsung, there's no way to create a custom portfolioand local weather.

Panasonic says it will add more content in the future, and in the next year or two we expect to see some iteration of VieraCast migrate down to less expensive Panasonic TVs. The main Viera Cast menu provides a graphically intensive gateway to the U's interactive capabilities, including We already tested Viera Cast extensively, as recorded in this blog postso we won't go into it too much here except to say that, while it's cool to have that kind of stuff built-in, a cheap laptop hooked up to the TV itself can do Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV better job. We're not exactly sure why, but we guess it has something to do with keeping prices down; perhaps the cost of including the THX license and Viera Cast would have driven the price into a place that, unlike PioneerPanasonic didn't want to go.

It may also have to do with differing color gamuts see Performance. Regardless, it's pretty confusing for a flagship product to lack a major picture quality feature that its step-down cousin includes. The U does have a wider color gamut compared with the U, and in place of the THX mode there's a picture mode the Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV calls "Studio Reference.

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As we've said beforehowever, the difference between p and lower resolutions is difficult to discern, even at this relatively large screen size. We appreciated the ability to adjust all of the five picture modes, including Studio Reference, and the fact that the Custom mode is independent per input. Additional picture controls include a color management option that we left off; a "C. The picture menu offers a few notable selections, like a 24p mode and a zero-overscan HD size selection. Panasonic also touts Game mode, which is little more than an easy way to select Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV particular input.

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A quick press of the "Game" button on the remote Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV between any of the inputs that have been labeled "Game" in the input naming menu. Pressing that button does not engage the Game picture mode which is simply another collection of adjustable picture settings nor does it affect video processing or lag time between controller and screen--although, to be fair, such modes on other HDTVs have little value as far as we can tell.

There's also a setting called "HD Size 2" that allows the TV to display every pixel of i and p sources without overscan or scaling, and we recommend using it unless you notice interference along the extreme edges of the screen, which can occur on some HD sources. A selection of five modes is also available for SD sources. A Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV menu for deals with burn-in or, as the company calls it, "image retention.

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On the off chance that the plasma retains an image, there's a scrolling bar that slides across the screen as a sort of eraser. We would have liked to see an energy saver mode on this TV, but there is one extra that really helps ameliorate power consumption.

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When you first plug in and set up the TV, it asks you whether you're in a store or home environment. Choosing "home" engages the Standard picture preset by default across all of the inputs, which saves quite a bit of power over the Vivid preset. Panasonic Viera TH-50CS650Z TV savings is reflected in our Juice Box measurements below, where default was measured in Standard mode.

We have 1 Panasonic THCSZ manual available for free PDF download: Panasonic THCSZ Operating Instructions Manual (20 pages). LED TV.


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