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Panasonic - 50" Class (49-1/2" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - Smart - HDTV-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 566 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent TV, with a few caveats.

    Posted
    ibanezist00
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Great TV, got it on sale for $599 and it is well worth the price. I actually didn't explicitly aim to get a smart TV, but the TV had all the other features I desired, including a recognizable brand that is actually made by the brand itself. Picture quality is great, and exactly what you'd expect from a mid-range 120Hz refresh rate panel. Color saturation is a bit high/overdone, but it's nothing you won't notice without professional calibration equipment. Sound is okay, but about what you'd expect from any flat panel (they can't put sound systems into these things, people, and also make them super thin! You need to compromise somewhere!). Inputs fall a little short -- only two HDMI in (I have a Chromecast, PS3 and PS4), but if you're running a full home theater setup with a receiver that accepts HDMI input this is actually a good thing because you're less likely to select the incorrect HDMI input :P Controller is nice and easy to use. Has a Netflix shortcut button which is a good feature, but that's if the Netflix app decides to work. It seems to work the first time every time I reset the TV/redo the OOBE, but then it fails to load after that. I still have yet to resolve why, but not a big deal since most people have a million other things that stream Netflix (maybe even their toaster nowadays). Pandora app is great, and the DLNA functionality just plain rules (it's nice to be able to stream things directly from a network-connected WD My Cloud drive). Wi-Fi works as expected, but run wired Ethernet if you can. Some of the smart features are amazing, some are a bit silly (I don't need a calendar application on my smart TV, honestly). Occasionally, there's a banner ad when you change the volume or turn the TV on. To turn these off, go to Main Menu --> Setup --> Display Customization --> VIERA Smart Banner and set it to "off". Voila, no more ads for Tyson Chicken when you turn your TV on (or just never connect it to the web). TV looks nice too. All in all, a great buy with a few minor caveats. Worth it for the picture alone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing performance at price point

    Posted
    ColtraneWasGod
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I bought this for my stepmother after her ultra-high-end Sony Bravia died due to a very common circuit board failure. Although that is a well-known problem, the televisions are just a few years old, and the replacement board is fairly inexpensive, those tv's now can't be repaired because Sony no longer stocks the parts. Needless to say, when it was time to replace that set, Sony was NOT on the list of manufacturers who i'd consider. When I needed a quick replacement, I looked at what was on sale at Best Buy near her home and then did internet research. This television was highly rated by the leading consumer testing group and scored well at some video enthusiast sites. Since it was at least $100 less than the comparable competitor models at the time, it looked worthy of purchase. More to the point, it was in good supply and other sets were not. I bought it online without ever seeing it in operation. Once I got it to my stepmother's place and set it up, I was amazed at the picture. It scored well by any conventional measure but what most impressed me is the black level. Man, the blacks on this set are way black and much moreso than on the Sony it replaces and the other LCD's that I have owned or purchased for others. That extra black saturation really does change the viewing experience in ways that I never expected. I literally could not take my eyes off the darkest parts of the screen and went searching for broadcasts and commercials that served as good benchmarks. In any event, even if black levels mean nothing to you, this is an awful lot of set for the money. Setup and wireless connection worked out of the box, streaming of YouTube videos was effortless, and the only negative I can identify is that there only are two HDMI inputs. I never would have considered a Panosonic tv before buying this one because of positive experiences with other brands. When it's time to replace or add a television in the future, I will consider starting with the Panasonic brand, this set seems that good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Fantastic Purchase !

    Posted
    JoeDR
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this Panasonic 50 " Smart HD Flat Screen A week after the Black Friday Sale where it had been a few dollars less . I can only say good things about this Flat Screen . The sale price of $499 was for that day only and I got lucky my store had only one in stock . We have used this TV for over 6 months with no issue's what so ever .. Great picture quality , great colors and I was amazed at the clarity while watching an HD program .. Even when look at it from a side angle there is very little of a blur... This is the Best TV and wished they had more at that time so I could buy a second one for a family member .. I read all the reviews and will disagree with others who complain of sound quality .. Mine is on the stand and about 4 inch's from the wall so the sounds bounce off the back wall . These are only little 4 inch speakers in the back of the tv and it's more than I expected .. I can even hear the sound separation in action movies with flying jets and explosions and don't really see the need for a sound bar unless I wanted to listen to a loud tv....Although I am considering it for the overall experience .. It was a toss up with the Panasonic and a similar Samsung and since all were equal the Best Buy pricing won out by about a $100 less because of the one day sale .. Where can you buy a name brand 50 inch flat screen Smart TV for less than $500 and really get a great bang for your Buck . Best Buy That's Where I shop .. I have honestly tried to purchase at other stores and always end up back at Best Buy. Where I am always treated with respect from the knowledgeable and courteous employee's who answer my questions or find someone who will .. I would buy this Panasonic over again and will consider their products in the future.. Thank you Panasonic and Best Buy ..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome TV!

    Posted
    Ginny
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    At first, I was really skeptical about the TV when I picked it up, because the box that it came in just looked like it wouldn't be what I hoped, and worried it was too small. But after setting everything up, which was super easy, I fell in love. The sound quality is amazing, the volume range is perfect, and the bass and treble levels are very even and balanced as well. The picture quality is phenomenal and I still can't believe how well the quality is for the price that I bought it at. The SmartTV function is great and works like a charm, at first Amazon wasn't available for download but that has now been fixed. The only negative thing I would say, is that there are sponsored ads at the bottom of the home screen, and when you change the volume levels as well. I found out that this can be easily turned off, under settings, and then turn off the banners... So no issues with that now! If you are looking for a great TV that is in this price range, then I would highly suggest you give this TV a try.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing New 2014 Model LED

    Posted
    jbrdr

    This TV is absolutely amazing. These new LED's have come a long way. Previously, LED's had terrible picture quality compared to plasmas, but now these new models exceed plasma PQ. Inky blacks, colors and clarity that pop, no motion blur. There are still VERY terrible LED models out there (such as vizio), so make sure you get a high quality LED that is a new 2014 model. I was surprised at the sound coming out of these speakers; they are amazing too. Connecting to netflix and hulu is a breeze and everything works smoothly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great purchase

    Posted
    TomH
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We've now had this set for approx 5 months. What you think of it is probably based on what you had prior. Compared to our 32 inch Sony ( which lasted exactly 10 years and was an old HD CRT model ), this is viewing heaven. 2 very minor complaints are about the sound (which is common to ALL such sets and can easily be fixed by an additional sound bar) and the built in web browser. While the browser does "work", it's definitely not worth my time to try and use it. But having said this - I didn't buy this set for either a stereo system or a computer. I bought it as a television. And as a TV goes, I doubt that it can be beaten at this price. Easy to set up with a great remote. Viewing angle could be better, but my revolving stand more than makes up for it. This is a marvelous unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    DEFINATELY SURPASSED EXPECTATIONS, GREAT TV

    Posted
    HiddenHillsHeir

    I was recently looking to upgrade from my 40" Vizio 1080p LCD, and after scouring the Internet all night I came to the conclusion that Best Buy has the best prices, so seeing as how I am inpatient and live close to their storefront, i went in and talked to the head Home Theatre guy and he pointed me towards this Smart TV.... After hearing features and seeing its picture quality on the wall, I went to buy it and ended up having to order it from another store since THEY HAD SOLD OUT OF ALL THEIR BOXED MODELS!!!! Hearing that right there confirmed that I was making the right choice, and when it arrived IT WAS EVERYTHING I COULD HAVE HOPED FOR AND THEN SOME!!!!! I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TV TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GREAT SMART TV in this "screen class".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great smart tv

    Posted
    rbaloha
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    TV replaced a 21 year old panasonic crt tv. Love panasonics since their products possess long shelf lives and great value. Free delivery and haul away. Easy set up. Picture settings in cinema mode provide an outstanding picture. Yesterday, tried the tv apps from a wireless 25 mb connection with the signal originating from downstairs. To my surprise, the updated firmware added amazon instant videoes. Quick loading of you tube and amazon. Overall an outstanding value. Panasonics are not as widely distributed as other brands. Do not hesitate in purchasing from Best Buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So far so good

    Posted
    hulgar1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I have only had this for a month, but initial set up was straightforward. For the price the TV has been excellent for my use. Sound quality is fine for me and the picture quality very good/images seem sharper during rapid movement than with my previous TV. I also enjoy the internet connection capability which allowed me to move my Roku to a different TV. The only issue though is the Netflix app does not work on it - there is a comment they are "working to improve the app function" and to keep checking back, but for now I still need the use the Roku for that. Hopefully they upgrade this app quickly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I'm happy with my purchase!

    Posted
    Mares829
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    The TV was on sale for cyber Monday and after talking it over with my husband, we decided to make the purchase. I already had a flat screen but this one is so much better. I love the thin border around the screen (makes for a much more up to date appearance), the picture quality is amazing, the remote is easy to use and I love that it has a button for Netflix. Our TV before was not smart so we used our Xbox and WiiU to connect to Netflix and we had so many buffering problems back then. Now using Netflix directly through our TV, we have no issues. I'm very impressed with the TV and I feel like I got a great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good TV for streaming media

    Posted
    ConsumerA
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Sadly the first TV I brought home and set up was defective with what could only be described as if someone stepped on the screen and caused damage that spread around. I brought the TV right back and with a little wait time was out the door in less than 1 hour. Streams media beautifully, my Netflix and Hulu accounts never buffer anymore which is great. My price paid was the same as Black Friday, so happy with that also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart TV

    Posted
    JIm77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    We needed a TV for our living room and I saw in Consumer Reports that this TV was highly rated. When I saw it was on sale at Best Buy the decision was easy. Setup was a snap. This TV has a nice wide stand which we like since many TVs now come with feet that are not as stable. The picture is great and the sound is good considering the size of the built in speakers. It has Amazon and Netflix as installed apps and the remote is laid out logically. It is amazingly thin and light. This is a great TV for the price. Highly recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loving My Panasonic

    Posted
    SOULFULGENIUS
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I Couldn't Decide On Whether I Wanted A Samsung Or Panasonic Since Their Has Been A Lot Of Good Views On Samsung. I Got My New Panasonic Flat Screen Tv About 3 Days After I Purchased It. And When It Arrived I Was Thrilled When I Opened It. Overall I Think I Made A Very Wise Decision. I Think The Volume Could Have Been A Little Better Though When I Playing Music On The Pandora .Other Then That The Volume Is Fine When Watching Movies,Or Tv Shows.I Absolutely Love The Screen Size. This Is The Biggest Tv I Ever Owned!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture

    Posted
    tcawife
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Had Best Buy mount the TV over the fireplace. They did an excellent, thoughtful installation. The TV itself has a sharp picture. You feel like you are on the TV set with the actors it's so sharp. Sports are unbelievable as you feel like you are in the huddle or at courtside. Purchased a $4000 Pioneer years ago and discovered that Panasonic bought Pioneer's technology.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smart TV!

    Posted
    TaanyaP
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I love this TV, this was a birthday present for my Dad. He (and my mom) had never used a Smart TV before. It was super simple to set up and the smart app access was super easy! They love all that they can do on this TV as well as the fantastic picture quality. By far, the best they have ever used. Even those that visit all say they want one...heck, I want one now! Would recommend this TV to anyone and can't wait until I have one in my house!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Picture Quality and Nice Networking Feat

    Posted
    sruthe01
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    All in all for the Price this is a fantastic TV. Very Slim and minimalist. I have it in my bedroom with a soundbar (would recommend vs the built in speakers in any TV). The one issue I have had is with the 240 BLB feature. It tries to smooth out what would be streaking but honestly to me it seems to make the tv look like it is shuddering. I have found that for my eye I prefer the setting off with 120Hz refresh rate is plenty quick for most programming.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Screen and features.

    Posted
    wolf
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This monitor was on a sale and the brand was one that I believe. I installed it in no time. specially the internet ( wireless or LAN). The digital on air reception is very good when the signal strength is sufficient. The only drawback is the AV input. Is only component . It should have SVHS for video or the normal Video/audio with RCA connectors. Another drawback is the online keyboard. Its difficult to write with the point arrow. I would suggest that you could have a wireless keboard, perhaps with Bluetooth.....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    SWEET TV AT A GREAT PRICE

    Posted
    BHIHIFI
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I had read reviews of this TV online. I was a bit concerned about off-axis viewing but when I got it home and set up (which was a total piece of cake, including connecting to my network which was virtually instantaneous), the off axis view was pretty good for an LCD TV. I could have spent $200 more for a fancier TV but this one fits my living room perfectly, has great picture quality, and was easy to mount on my existing wall bracket.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great TV even without the SMART Features

    Posted
    Riki
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    • Top 500 ContributorTop 500 Contributor

    Bought this for my Father-In-Law. He needed a larger TV for his Living Room but he is not very tech savvy. Set-up was fast and easy. Will be bringing my Father-in-Law up to speed on the SMART features one at a time but for now I use it without the SMART features and he loves the picture. I have several Panasonics and they always have proven themselves to be good products as long as you stay away from the lower end ones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great tv - poor knowledge of customer service rep

    Posted
    Janelle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    the customer service rep told me that I would be getting my bonus buy points for the purchase but failed inform me that if I financed it, I would not get them. seemed a bit shady...not going to buy from best buy again because of this issue...he told me 10% back which is the only reason I purchased the warranty and now I come to find I am not getting anything. It took me forever to find customer service phone number and they did nothing to help me once I actually got someone on the phone

    I would recommend this to a friend