Inputs and Outputs Notes
29 Billion Colors: From deep blacks providing excellent shadow detail
to vibrant colors rendering brilliantly bright scenes, the TH-50PX60U 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
HDTV Tuner: The TV has built-in ATSC and QAM HDTV tuners, so you don't
have to purchase a separate digital set-top box to receive and decode
over-the-air HDTV/SDTV or non-encrypted high definition cable signals.
Native Resolution: The TH-50PX60U has a display resolution of 1366 x
768. All incoming signals are converted to this native resolution. The Digital
input and component video inputs will accept 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 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
Depending on the input signal, you can choose one of the following aspect modes:
displays a 4:3 picture at its standard size
with gray bars along the sides
magnifies the picture
uniformly (vertically and horizontally), so the top and bottom are cut off
(recommended for letter box sources)
stretches the picture horizontally to fill the screen
(recommended for anamorphic sources)
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)
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 using the
zoom adjust feature.
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.
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
Surround Function: The surround function enhances audio response when
listening to stereo programming. This function is active only for the TV's
Audio Leveler: The Audio Leveler monitors the difference in audio
levels between inputs and minimizes the change in volume when you change inputs.
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).
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).
Channel Label: Each programmed
channel can be labeled. The name can be up to seven characters.
Input Skip: If an input's label
is set to skip, that input isn't selected when toggling through inputs with the
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 are locked
- Game: channels 3 and 4 and
the video inputs are locked
- CH: locks specific channels
SD Card Slot: The SD card slot on the front of the TH-50PX60U allows
you to view JPEG photos on an SD or miniSD card. An adapter is required to use a
miniSD card. You can rotate images and show them individually or as a slide
show, with adjustable picture duration.
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.
Some new Panasonic source units which have an HDMI output also have the HDAVI
Control feature. This further integrates and simplifies the system control using
the TV's remote.
Multibrand Remote: The
supplied remote is pre-programmed to operate this unit and a number of functions
on other brands of components, including VCRs, DVD players, DVD recorders,
personal video recorders, cable boxes, and DBS receivers. The OK button and
directional keys allow you to move the on-screen selector, making menu
navigation simple and efficient.
and Outputs Notes
HDMI Inputs: The HDMI 1 input has
a dedicated RCA audio input, HDMI 2 uses the RCA audio input of A/V input 2 if
needed. 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
RCA jacks are used to carry the audio signal.
Component Video Inputs: The two
component video inputs will accept 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.
Front Panel Input: A/V input 3 on
the front panel includes left and right RCA audio, RCA composite video, and
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
25.875" wide x 12.5" tall.