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      Panasonic Viera TC-P54Z1


      This flagship 54-inch 1080p plasma from Panasonic offers excellent picture quality, with a price as high as the set is thin.  The set comes with a separate media control box that houses the TV tuner and connections, so signals can be sent wirelessly to the TV. All of the input connections are done at the box. It has a lot of bells and whistles, including Panasonic's Viera Cast online service with access to Amazon Video On Demand, THX certification, and an SD card viewer that supports AVCHD video files. The TV's unusual esthetics include a brushed-silver finish and detachable side-mounted speakers.


      The Tc-P54Z1 features excellent HD and standard-definition picture quality. It does an excellent job displaying the finest detail in top-quality HD content. The color accuracy is excellent and both the contrast and the brightness levels are good.  The Panasonic has excellent film-mode operation (3:2 pulldown) effectively eliminating jagged edges on 1080i HD and 480i SD movie content. The sound will be good enough for typical TV programming. And when you look at the edge of the TV, it almost disappears - it has a super-slim profile of 1.12 inches.


      As with almost any set, you will need to adjust this set to your own taste for colr.  You can do this by using individual RGB (red/green/blue) color controls in the advanced menu.  Compared to some other sets, you may notice the banding (unnatural contours) on scenes with subtly shaded light-to-dark areas, such as a sky during sunset, rather than a smooth transition in the shaded areas and the lack of a USB port.


      The one-inch thin, flat panel TC-P54Z1 which implements the technologies such as "NeoPDP technology" (super-thin PDP display technology, high luminance PDP display technology), WirelessHD technology, and Panasonic's unique IPTV technology, "VIERA Cast", as well as the G Series Plasma that boasts further expanded network capability with its enhanced "VIERA Image Viewer" function for SD Memory Card connectivity. In addition to the HDTV lineup, a more expanded and enriched "VIERA World" will also be showcased, which includes, among other advancements, the "VIERA Link" function, the Amazon. com HD video VOD-enabled VIERA HDTV, and VIERA with a Comcast Set-Top Box integrated inside. Highlighted here is VIERA Link, which enables very easy control of connected AV equipment with just one VIERA remote and has now evolved to include connectivity with an IP camera for a unique home security solution.


      Model Type Plasma Series Z1 Model Year 2009

      VIDEO . Screen Size 54" Class (54.1" diagonal)

      Contrast Ratio Dynamic: Infinite Black Native: 40,000:1

      Aspect Ratio 16:9

      Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)

      Pixel Pitch (H x V) 0.624 x 0.624 mm

      Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines

      Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent

      HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes

      Aspect Control Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes
      4:3, Full for PC mode Panel G12 Progressive 1080p HD NeoPDP (Plasma Display Panel)

      Progressive Scan Yes

      24p Cinematic Playback Yes 24p Playback(2:3) Yes

      Deep Color Yes x.v.Color Yes Studio Ref Mode Yes Pro Setting Yes

      THX Mode Yes Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter Yes 3D Color Management Yes Sub Pixel Control Yes Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes 600 Hz Sub-field Drive Yes


      AUDIO . Number of Speakers 4

      BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound Yes Surround Sound Yes


      INPUTS & JACKS . VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG Playback)


      CONVENIENCE . VIERA Link™ Y (with Network Camera) VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) Yes VIERA® Tools Yes Game Mode Yes Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes Menu Languages English/Spanish/French V-Chip Program Lockout Yes Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes Timers Off Video Input Label Yes Video Picture Memory Yes


      GENERAL . Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz On Mode Average Power Consumption 293 W Energy Star Yes Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C) Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL Weight 141.1 lbs

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