When it comes to the centerpiece of your home theater, it's hard to beat a 50" plasma HDTV. But which one? Well, Panasonic is one of only a handful of companies that actually manufacture plasma panels. And Panasonic builds more of them than anyone else in the world. If you want to enjoy a lifelike HDTV picture today and for years to come, the 50" TH-50PX75U is a solid choice.

Panasonic's plasma panel technology raises the all-important contrast ratio to a remarkable 10,000:1. That means you'll see deeper blacks and more realistic shadow detail. Panasonic also found a way to virtually eliminate "false contouring" — a form of picture distortion that makes the transitions between different shades of the same color appear too sharp and abrupt, giving scenes an artificially layered look. The TH-50PX75U can reproduce up to 29 billion colors in total, with over 3,000 shades of gradation. Images look seamlessly smooth and filmlike, with beautifully natural skin tones.

The TH-50PX75U can receive local over-the-air analog and digital signals (antenna required). And cable subscribers can tune in unscrambled channels — including local HD network channels, where available — without a set-top box. Four HD-compatible inputs, including two HDMI, make it easy to connect other top-notch sources, like an upconverting DVD player and an HD satellite receiver.

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FREE "white glove" in-home delivery: This item will be delivered and placed in any accessible room in your home. Some flat-panel TVs include a pedestal stand that requires assembly by the customer — the delivery crew is not responsible for assembly. White glove service is available to physical addresses in the United States only. Limited delivery to Alaska and Hawaii is available for $99 per item. Sorry, we can't ship to freight forwarders. Delivery takes 5-7 business days once your order has been processed. Please allow extra time to remote addresses. Free return shipping not available with this model. For more details, call 1-888-955-6000.

Product Highlights:

  • 50" widescreen HDTV (16:9 aspect ratio)
  • built-in digital (ATSC) and analog (NTSC) tuners for over-the-air TV broadcasts (antenna required)
  • built-in QAM cable TV tuner receives unscrambled programs without a set-top box (cable service required)
  • 1366 x 768 pixels
  • 10,000:1 contrast ratio
  • 160°(H) x 160°(V) viewing angle
  • Sub Pixel Controller video processing
  • built-in bottom-mounted stereo speakers (10 watts x 2)
  • remote control
  • EZ-Sync™ remote control networking system (HDMI-CEC)
  • 6 A/V inputs, including:
    • 2 composite video
    • 2 S-video
    • 2 component video (accepts signals up to 1080p)
    • 2 HDMI v1.3 (accepts signals up to 1080p)
  • RF input for antenna/cable signals
  • optical digital audio output for Dolby® Digital
  • front SD™ memory card slot for digital photo playback
  • Energy Star® compliant
  • detachable stand (stand "footprint" is 28-5/8"W x 14-1/2"D)
  • wall-mountable (bracket not included)
  • 47-1/2"W x 31-1/4"H x 3-7/8"D (33-1/4"H x 14-1/2"D on stand)
  • weight: 99.2 lbs. with stand; 83.8 lbs. without stand
  • long-life panel (60,000 hours)
  • warranty: 1 year parts & labor — in-home service
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 50" Widescreen Plasma TV
  • N2QAYB000103 Wireless remote control
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • 6.5' AC power cord
  • Pedestal base
  • 2 Pedestal poles
  • 4 Black M5 x 16mm Machine screws (with flat washers and lock washers attached)
  • 4 Black M5 x 30mm Machine screws (with flat washers and lock washers attached)
  • 2 Safety bands
  • 2 Safety clamps
  • 2 Safety band screws
  • Two wood screws
  • 4 Cable bands
  • 2 Plastic cable clamps
  • F type antenna adapter for 5C-2V
  • Operating Instructions (English/Spanish/French)
  • Product Registration card
  • Panasonic Customer Care Plan card (extended service plan)
  • HD programming hook-up guide
  • Plasma Concierge brochure

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Features
Remote Control
Inputs and Outputs Notes
Mounting

Features

29 Billion Colors: From deep blacks providing excellent shadow detail to vibrant colors rendering brilliantly bright scenes, the TH-50PX75U displays an incredible 29 billion colors.

3072 Shades of Gradation: Plasma displays can suffer from an artifact called false contouring, where transitions between different shades of the same color are too sharp. These transitions can appear as distinct lines between the different shades of color. Having 3072 shades of gradation helps minimize the false contouring artifact so color transitions take on a smooth, natural appearance.

HDTV (ATSC) Tuner: With the built-in over-the-air HDTV (ATSC) tuner you don't have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode over-the-air HDTV/SDTV signals.

Native Resolution: The TH-50PX75U has a display resolution of 1366 x 768. All incoming signals are converted to this native resolution. The HDMI digital inputs and component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 1366 x 768.

Progressive Scan Doubler: The progressive scan doubler displays a full frame of video in 1/60th of a second by de-interlacing the incoming interlaced video signal and progressively scanning the image. This scan doubler also provides even more image enhancement by improving the quality of diagonal lines in a moving picture.

Aspect Modes: Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:

  • 4:3: displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size with gray bars along the sides
  • Zoom: magnifies the picture uniformly (vertically and horizontally), so the top and bottom are cut off (recommended for letter box sources)
  • Full: stretches the picture horizontally to fill the screen (recommended for anamorphic sources)
  • Just: stretches a 4:3 picture to fill the screen but with aspect correction applied to the sides of the screen so that elongation is only apparent at the left and right edges of the screen (recommended for normal TV broadcasts)
  • H-Fill: enlarges the 4:3 picture horizontally to fill the screen, the side edges are cut off

Zoom Adjust: You can adjust vertical size and image position when using the zoom mode.

Picture Mode: You can choose one of the following picture modes:

  • Vivid: provides enhanced contrast and sharpness when viewing in a well lit room
  • Standard: recommended for normal viewing conditions with subdued room lighting
  • Cinema: for watching movies in a dark room, provides a soft, film-like picture

Picture Adjustment: Several picture settings can be individually adjusted, including Picture (white areas), Brightness (dark areas), Color, Tint, Sharpness, and Color Temperature.

Color management: When turned on, color management enhances green and blue color reproduction. This is especially useful for outdoor scenes.

Black Level: You can adjust the TV's black level to Dark or Light.

Video NR: Video Noise Reduction removes snow from a weaker analog TV signal.

MPEG NR: MPEG Noise Reduction reduces noise specific to digital signals.

3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter: This filter minimizes noise and cross-color in the picture when the composite video input is used.

Color Matrix: When viewing a signal input through the component video inputs, this TV will automatically optimize the color parameters based on the color matrix setting:

  • SD: standard analog TV
  • HD: high definition TV
  • 480p: only 480 line progressive signal accepted, no SDTV

EZ Sync: EZ Sync HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your Panasonic "HDAVI Control" compatible home theater components connected by HDMI by pressing a single button on your TV's remote control. Panasonic equipment with the "HDAVI Control" function enables the following operations: Automatic input switching, Power on link, Power off link and Speaker control.

SD Card Slot: The SD card slot on the front of the TH-50PX75U allows you to view JPEG photos on an SD or miniSD card. An adapter is required to use a miniSD card. You can view images as thumbnails (up to 12 images), view them individually allowing you to rotate the image 90-degrees clockwise or counter-clockwise or view them as a slide show, with adjustable picture duration. You can adjust the time duration for the slide show between 1-10 seconds, 15, 20, 30, 45, 60, or 120 seconds. You can also adjust the TV's picture settings for your still photos.

GalleryPlayer: GalleryPlayer allows you to view high-definition art and photography purchased on or downloaded to an SD card. GalleryPlayer provides pre-loaded SD cards with copy-protected imagery and images for download to your computer that can be saved on an SD card for display on your television.

Audio Adjustment: The television features independent bass, treble and balance audio settings.

Surround Function: The surround function enhances audio response when listening to stereo programming. This function is active only for the TV's built-in speakers.

AI Sound: AI Sound equalizes overall volume levels across all channels and external inputs.

Audio Leveler: The Audio Leveler monitors the difference in audio levels between inputs and minimizes the change in volume when you change inputs. This function is active only for the TV's built-in speakers.

Closed Caption: The television includes a built-in decoder that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being viewed must be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. The TV features analog and digital close captions.

  • Analog:
    • CC1-4: displays information related to pictures (appears at bottom of screen)
    • T1-4: displays textual information (appears over entire screen)
  • Digital: The digital Closed Caption menu lets you configure the way you choose to view the digital captions when viewing a digital station with (CC). You can adjust size, font, style, foreground, opacity, background and outline settings.

Input Labels: Each input can be labeled to reflect the source connected. The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD, Cable, DBS, PVR, Game, Aux, and (blank).

Input Skip: If an input's label is set to skip, that input isn't selected when toggling through inputs with the TV/Video button.

Favorite Channels: Channel numbers can be registered as Favorites and displayed in the TV's Favorite Tune menu for easier access.

Lock: The Lock function has four settings to block viewing of particular channels or inputs. You create a 4-digit password that's required to bypass the lock. The available settings are:

  • Off: nothing is locked
  • All: all channels and external inputs are locked
  • Custom: locks specified inputs of channels, game systems and programs

Parental Control: This TV incorporates V-Chip technology, allowing you to set a viewing limitation based on the TV and movie ratings. The limitation is customized to specific industry ratings. The control is accessed and protected by the 4-digit password.

Sleep Timer: This television features a built-in sleep timer, set by remote control, that turns the TV off automatically after 30, 60, or 90 minutes.

Programmable On/Off Timer: The programmable timers allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and off at designated times, on designated days, tuned to designated channels. Up to 5 events can be programmed using the timers. An event can have multiple episodes (Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).

Note: The TV automatically turn Off after 90 minutes when turned on by the Timer. This operation will be cancelled if the Off time is selected or if a key is pressed.

Auto Shut-Off: To conserve energy the TV can be set to automatically turn off when no signal continues for more than 10 minutes or when there is no operation of the remote or front panel key controls for more than 3 hours.

Remote Control

IR Wireless Remote: The supplied IR wireless remote control (N2QAYB000103) is a full-functioning remote designed to operate the TV. The remote control will operate certain functions of Panasonic equipment with "HDAVI Control" connected by HDMI automatically through the TV's EZ Sync feature.

Inputs and Outputs Notes

1080p HDMI Inputs: The TV features two HDMI inputs that support 1080p. The HDMI terminals can accommodate a copy-protected digital connection (HDCP) to other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that have compatible interfaces. When using an adapter to connect a component with a DVI output, the HDMI 1 input can be used with its dedicated stereo RCA jacks to carry the audio signal.

Component Video Inputs: The two component video inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480i input.

Digital Audio Out: The rear-panel optical digital output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream to a Dolby Digital receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby Digital soundtrack, a PCM bit stream is output.

SD Card Slot: The TV features a front-panel SD card slot for convenient viewing of your digital photographs. The SD card slot is compliant with SDHC cards up to 4 GB, SD cards up to 2 GB and miniSD cards up to 1 GB (miniSD cards require a miniSD card adapter).

Mounting

Pedestal: The included pedestal stand can be attached to the television and the TV can sit on a table top, shelf or TV stand. The TV's weight, including the pedestal is 99.2 pounds. The pedestal stand comes in three pieces including the pedestal base and two pedestal poles. The pedestal poles attach to the base using four supplied M5 x 16 machine screws and then the pedestal stand attaches to the TV using four supplied M5 x 30 machine screws.

Wall Mounting: On the back of the TV there are four threaded inserts to attach a wall mount bracket. The inserts require M8 bolts and the spacing is 25.9375" wide x 13.375" tall. The TV's weight without the pedestal is 83.8 pounds.

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Awesome

Written By Anthony, Jacksonville Fla on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

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Picture is amazing. 50" on my bedroom room wall. Easy to install and operate. Thanks Crutchfield

love it!

Written By joN, chesapeake vA on Wednesday, March 12, 2008

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This TV is beautiful! I am still waiting for my cable providers HD box (they
are on backorder) but using this TV with my Sony upconvert DVD player and
the picture is amazing. Easy to use settings, and an outstanding picture.
DVDs upconverted to 1080i look amazing, I personally can not tell the
diffrence looking at a 1080P televisoin and this 1080i TV. The picture quality
is great, buy it, dont look anymore for a 1080P 50" televison, just pull the
trigger and buy this now!!!!

50 Plasma

Written By Mattfan, Columbus Ohio on Friday, March 07, 2008

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I read about a lot of TVs and it seemed that this one kept coming up as a
good choice. After going to the Store and looking at the picture of this
compared to all the others the choice was clear! Wow ordered the TV on
Sturday evening and it was delivered the following Friday! Hooked it up
and can not get over how great it looks. Awesome picture and easy to use
remote and functions, very intuitive! Thanks Crutchfield.

Thoroughly Enjoying this 720P

Written By MICHAEL, VA on Thursday, February 28, 2008

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I was a little leery going with a 720P. Our current set is capable of 1080i and 720p. I had reviewed and studied everything you could study. After coming across a chart recommending different resolutions for different viewing distances and comparing it to my viewing distance, I decided to go with it. Couldn't have made a better decision. We had our set ISF calibrated. It was a little expensive but after going through the Avia disc, I wasn't pleased. The ISF cal made a world of difference. We are using a blu-ray outputting 720P and it is beautiful. Cable looks great as well. For the money, I couldn't beat it. Thanks Crutchfield.

First Panason Television

Written By Alex, Fremont, CA on Thursday, February 21, 2008

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I brought this television last month, This is my first Panasonic television and first 50" television. I'm very impressed and happy with this unit. It was definately worth the money. The time when I purchased this unit it came with a free wall mount, i got the mount that can extend out and swivel. The tv looks nice mounted on the wall. I haven't had any problems with it. I brought a Panasonic Blu Ray DVD player with high performance Monster HDMI cables and BOSE Home Theater System connected to this tv. i'm happy with everything, i finally completed my theater room. I recommend this televisions to everyone, it's worth it!

Great Picture & Great Price

Written By apricefinance, Mattawan, MI on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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We were recommended by a friend to get this Plasma TV and we are extremely pleased with it. Extremely easy to use and set up, and the lines are very appealing to the eye.

You won't be sorry if you purchase this tv!

Happy with TV.

Written By Anonymous, Wichita KS on Wednesday, February 13, 2008

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Nice set so far. Picture is great. Very satisfied with CF. They put this TV in my house with no shipping. Tech help very good.

Best rated plasma for 4 years.I now know why!

Written By kevin, Lucama,NC on Monday, February 11, 2008

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Purchased this item and a few days later here it was.Absolutely stunning picture and that just from digital cable HDTV and a HDMI cable. Haven't used the dvd yet. I was very nervous about stepping up to a 50" from my 42" , but no regrets at all.
Picture is actually better than the 42" which was 2 years old. Panasonic has it covered when it comes to picture quality and a reasonable price. Felt even better about it yesterday when I ate at a very new Applebee's and to my surprise they had just installed 7 new 42"s and 1 50" Panasonic plasmas.

Best 50" for the money

Written By tacoma200, Russell Springs, KY on Saturday, January 26, 2008

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I did a lot of research before buying this TV. I looked at all the reviews. I purchased this from Crutchfield because on a purchase this large I knew they would stand behind me and make sure I was satisfied if there were any problems. It was delivered in about a week. I can't express how happy I am with the delivery service. They helped get it out of the box, assemble the stand, and waited till I hooked it up to make sure everything was working. I have no regrets. The picture is one of the best I have seen. Many LCD's and Plasmas give a great picture in HD but this Panasonic plasma excels at giving a very good picture even with the modest s-video output from my satellite box. Hooked up to a regular DVD player the picture is great and even better when using a DVD player that upconverts the video using HDMI. The remote is very simple and the menu is easy to learn. There are Plasma's and LCD's with more features out there but this one gives you the most bang for your buck. I give it 5 stars for what it is, a simple basic, reliable plasma with excellent picture quality even with standard definition sources.

Absolutely outstanding!

Written By Eugene, Kingston, NY on Wednesday, December 26, 2007

This is how TV watching should be done. It's a whole new world with this TV. It's large, clear, and has great sound, even without the home theater turned on. Don't waste your money on 1080 because side-by-side you will not be able to see the difference. If you want a big TV, this is the one to get.

Nice TV!

Written By TeresaF, L.A., California on Sunday, November 18, 2007

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This is also our first big screen. The best compliment was my 13 yo son exclaiming that our plasma had a better picture than his friend's (more costly) big screen plasma. This will be our only big screen for the house - and for some reason (!?) no one wants to watch in any of the other rooms anymore...

I also did a lot of research on other big screens as well as the competitions price vs. service and reputation; I really feel good about the purchase and Crutchfield's.

Wow, Plasma is the difference

Written By Don, Austin, TX on Thursday, September 20, 2007

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This is the first "big" TV I've ever owned. I'm extrememly frugal, so I did a ton of research on what you get for your money with large flat panels. Plasma is the way to go!
Order through Crutchfield online was flawless. Delivery was quick and set up was a snap. With a HDMI cable it's amazing how quick you can get this set from box to watching a movie. Plan to spend about $50 on this cable. For TV, I notice a big difference between standard digital and HDTV programs, but I can't afford HDTV subscripton, so I only catch occasional Fox football games or something in HD.
Really cool SD card slot on the front too. We love coming back from a day out taking pictures and sitting back to watch the slide show.
You'll love it and the price is even better now than when I bought it.

My 50 inch.... Panasonic!

Written By Mark, Manteno, Illinois on Saturday, August 11, 2007

Top notch all the way! I bought a 32 inch LCD for the bedroom and thought I died and went to heaven with that purchase, well I was wrong! Since the TV in the bedroom is less than a year, I had to convince the smarter half that we needed one for the living-room. I was told that she had the name of a good lawyer, and would start divorce proceedings! Anyways, I found this Plasma brought it home, set it up, and basically turned the Panasonic on. Picture, and TV are a cool 10+ in my book. You can't go wrong with this set! BTW The wife got some nice earings!

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