Pros Ultra thin silver frame.
Ultra thin body.
best picture quality
Cons No cons I see
Summary Bought this 47" TV today, 1- for the ultra thin frame to fit an ultra modern white/steel kitchen, nothing else comes close. All others are heavy old fashion thicker black frames. 2- Best picture quality comparison in store against all other TVs. 3- Ultra thin TV body. 4- Internet ready to watch shows on the net. 5- Light weight.
Pros Excellent, esthetically pure design. Good picture quality on movies with lots of dynamic scenes - so smoothly as user can expect. Digital era ready device - equipped with all possible and actual interfaces and capabilities. Best 3D tech on market.
Cons Don't even try to watch movies via analogue tuner - picture is noisy, just buy old TV for that. This device only for digitally received content - use DVB or any digital interface - picture looks better in this case. Poor contrast in dark movies.
Summary If you have DVB-C or DVB-S channels at home - you can buy it for sure - picture quality is on good level in most cases.
"CONFUSED??"on by adman30
Pros Amazingly clear picture
Good build quality
Best 3D you'll get at the moment no doubt.
Cons Price as always!
Blacks could be deeper, just play with the settings though.
Summary Actually cant believe the review from CNET?? so much so that I do feel like I have to write something...
Ive had this TV for a few days now and have run everything through it, Sky (HD) DVD, bluray, mac etc and I was amazed by the picture quality. I previously had a 46inch Panasonic plasma and yes, although the blacks were deeper (as expected with plasma) the picture is no way near as good as the DT50 (55inch) its so clear that the images almost seem 3D without the option turned on. After tweaking the settings as I do with all my TV's, i've managed to get a great black level when viewing at night with lights turned off. During the day the images have a great punchiness to them and a very natural tone.
Compared to the new Samsung equivalent this is a better picture no doubt, and I love the styling, no tacky, gimmicky cameras ruining the minimalist design.
To my knowledge there's no LED TV's out at the moment with better blacks then a plasma, but the overall clarity is far superior. OLED's on the other hand...
Pros Picture quality
Cons Better compatibility with Mac OS X. However, Apple TV fills the gaps.
Summary I went out to buy a new LED TV. I expected to buy a Samsung, but was prepared to be talked into a Sony. I went to four stores and ended up with the Panasonic DT50 - 47 inch. When I saw the picture, I was wowed. The demo was sourced from a BluRay player, which made me suspicious. So, I did some Google research. I found two reviews stating that this is probably the best LED TV for 2012. Then I saw this review... I went back to the store with this TV for another demo. At this point, I was down to this TV and a Samsung. I asked them to connect the two TVs to the same cable TV source (shared by at least 10 TVs). No question, the DT50 had the best picture.
I now have the TV home and could be happier.
So why the negative review by CNET? My first guess is that they received a defective unit. The conspiracy side of me suspects that the reviewer has a bone to pick with Panasonic (lol). Whatever it may be, I recommend that CNET takes a second look at this TV.
Pros Picture looks pretty darn nice to me. Cosmetics are top notch and it has APP's even though I'll never use them.
Cons I wish it cost a little less but I'm happy with it.
Summary I think it's a great TV regardless of the cnet reveiw. I think you guys flubbed this one. Yes it's a Panasonic LED not a plasma, so you can't compare black levels.
Setup at my house, the picture is superb. I don't care about the APPs, so I don't use them. And in response to the retardo review which was just obvious dislike directed at Panasonic, why even bash a company that everyone knows has always made a solid product and then try and compare them to Apple?? what TV's, please.