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The TC-P54Z1 is a plasma HDTV from Panasonic's VIERA Z1 Series.

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Pros

pixel resolution is very good, produces a very sharp image

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WiFi connects consistently and gets a strong signal, streams well

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extremely thin, fits up against the wall well

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handles fast-moving subjects completely free of blur or stutter, picture remains sharp and precise at all times

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Viera Cast has access to a wide range of streaming services

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sound is far above average for a stand-alone TV, very clear and can get very loud

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large number of inputs available, enough for everything in the house

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Cons

MSRP puts it out of reach for most casual TV watchers

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darker areas tend to become poorly defined, details get lost

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The TC-P54Z1 is a plasma HDTV from Panasonic's VIERA Z1 Series.  The television features a 54" widescreen display with a native resolution of 1080p and a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1 to produce deep blacks and bright whites.  It is designed with an ultra-thin panel that is only 1" thick and a thin bezel in a silver finish, giving it the appearance of a piece of glass.  The plasma also includes WirelessHD connectivity, allowing it to be installed on the wall without any visible cables.  The TC-P54Z1 utilizes 600Hz technology to eliminate motion blur and has a wide color viewing angle so that the picture looks the same from any angle.  It is THX certified and supports 24p cinematic playback, for recreating a theatre-like experience in the home.  The plasma also has built-in low-profile speakers on the sides of the display and features BBE ViVA HD3D sound for a high definition sound experience.  The TC-P54Z1 is Energy Star qualified and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.

Features/Specs
  • 54" Widescreen Plasma Display
  • 1" Ultra Thin Panel
  • Wireless HD Connectivity
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • THX Certfied Display
  • 24p Cinematic Playback
  • Wide Color Viewing Angle
  • BBE ViVA HD3D Sound
  • VIERA Link & VIERA Image Viewer
  • 40,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio
  • 16:9 Image Aspect Ratio
  • 1920 x 1080 Pixel Resolution, 1080p
  • ATSC/NTSC/QAM Digital Tuner
  • 4 Detachable Speakers with Total Output of 20 Watts
  • Inputs/Outputs: 5 x HDMI, 2 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x VGA, 2 x Component
  • Energy Star Qualified
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