TX-L47DT50 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/tx-l47dt50/all en-GB Panasonic TX-L47DT50 http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-tx-l47dt50/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes, Panny is known for its plasmas but this LED set is definitely worth a gander and can now be found for half its original price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Panasonic-TX-L47DT50-review-press-1_3.jpg?1364297930" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £2,000.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-L47DT50 review – intro  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If you're splashing out two grand on a TV, you might expect a little more consistency, but this Panasonic is frustratingly imperfect.&nbsp;It looks suitably high-end, with a slimline bezel around its 47in screen, but trundling through its basic menus with its distinctly traditional remote is a real no-frills experience.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-L47DT50 review – picture quality  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Settle down to actually watch it and you'll be back in impressed mode. Unusually for Panasonic, this is an LED set, and while not up there with its best plasmas, it's still very good. This isn't just any old LED screen – this is an IPS LED screen. The main benefit is better off-axis viewing, so your mates can get a good view of the action from wherever they're sitting.&nbsp;</p> <p>Games and sport are handled competently thanks to solid motion processing and vibrant colours, and both Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners product excellent images.&nbsp;</p> <p>Compared to the very best though, it's missing a smidgen of detail and sense of depth. And while 3D performance is much improved over past efforts, you'll have to fork out about £80 each for the new-look-active-shutter glasses.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-L47DT50 review – motion  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The screen shows 200 frames a second, like most new TVs, but the backlight blinks 8 times each second, too. That effectively means a blazing 1600Hz refresh rate, and much smoother motion.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-L47DT50 review – Viera Connect  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>One thing it does get 100% right is its vastly improved Viera Connect hub. </p> <p>Not for Panasonic the top-down redesign of a smart TV experience: Viera Connect offers up a basic series of customisable screens of content. Crucially, the choice is excellent – iPlayer, Skype, Netflix, BBC News and the usual social media big boys – and while HD iPlayer looks best, even ropey YouTube videos are handled well.&nbsp;</p> <p>Its selection of online content is as good as any rivals, and you can connect a USB HDD for basic PVR functionality, view content from SD cards or stream DLNA media to the TV over the integrated Wi-Fi connection.&nbsp;If only everything else about this set was flawless.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-L47DT50 review – control  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Viera Remote Android app is a little clunky, but it gives you full control over the set and makes it easy to sling content from your phone to your TV. An iOS version is on the way.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Panasonic TX-47DT50 review – verdict  </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Panasonic is best known for its plasmas, but this LED set is worth a gander. You get fairly basic menus, but Viera Connect is excellent and Freeview HD and Freesat HD deliver stunning 3D, although specs cost £80. It just lacks a smidgeon of detail and depth.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Viera Connect is excellent, and Freeview/Freesat HD deliver stunning 3D – if only everything else about this set was as flawless&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/panasonic-tx-l47dt50 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/panasonic/panasonic-tx-l47dt50/review#comments Panasonic TVs over 42" TX-L47DT50 Sat, 10 Nov 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Sophie Charara 423604 at http://www.stuff.tv