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VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)

Full HD 600HZ Sub-field Drive Media Player (movie & photo capable)
Overall:
3.571
3.6
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Snapshot (7 reviews)
5 stars
4
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
2
1 star
1
4 of 7(57%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Review 1 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
My customer support experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
Lt. Dan
Location: Stevensville, Montana
I have owned this product for: 1–3 months
I use this product: once per day
I have purchased the following product: Cordless phone
I found this support type most helpful: Panasonic web site
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
True Panasonic
Date:September 27, 2012
Pros: Inexpensive, Exceeded expectations, great picture
"Once I learned about disabling C.A.T.S. I breathed a bit easier...could not figure out why the picture kept dimming....
Great TV!
"
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
My customer support experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
JC
Location: Portland
I have owned this product for: 1–3 months
I use this product: more than once per day
I have purchased the following product: N/A
I found this support type most helpful: None
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Opinion
Date:December 15, 2012
Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations
"This tv has great picture and I picked it up at a great price. It doesn't have many bells and whistles but that's ok because my blu-ray player has wifi with a bunch of apps."
Review 3 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
My customer support experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5
Extremely Satisfied
EJC
Location: San Diego, CA
I have owned this product for: 1–3 months
I use this product: more than once per day
I have purchased the following product: VIERA TV >= 37 inches
I found this support type most helpful: None
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Panasonic AKA Plasma King
Date:November 30, 2012
Pros: Inexpensive, Compact, Easy to use, Durable, Exceeded expectations, Convenient
"Beautiful picture! I wasn't prepared for the difference from Panasonic 720p Plasma that I also own; which, btw, is no slouch by any means. Blacks are deeper; shades of grey are more accurately detailed; colors are more natural. I almost decided on LED Panny @ 55 inches, but have absolutely no regrets on this one!"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Quality
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Ease of Use
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
1
Extremely Satisfied
Sam
Location: Montana
I have owned this product for: 6–12 months
I use this product: once per day
I have purchased the following product: N/A
I found this support type most helpful: Panasonic web site
Panasonic Early Adopter: No
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Bought three of these and all of them are poor
Date:July 17, 2013
Pros: Inexpensive
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor quality, screen flickers incessantly, emits high volume of electrical interference.
"We have three of these TVs and all three behave identically. The screens flicker horribly, especially when the image has a lot of blue. I have adjusted all the settings and it doesn't make difference.
They also emit so much electronic interference that you can't really have any audio gear within twenty feet of them."
Review 5 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of Use
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
2
Extremely Satisfied
Lion
Location: Marietta, GA
I have owned this product for: 6–12 months
I use this product: once per day
I have purchased the following product: N/A
I found this support type most helpful: Panasonic customer support line
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
TV Just Stopped Working
Date:April 9, 2013
Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to use
Cons: Did not meet expectations, defective, short life cycle
"I only had this TV for 6 months and it just stopped working. Power light blinks 8 times. I will never purchase another Panasonic TV. I put a call into Costco and they had me reset the TV electronics. This did not help. I now have to call back before 9pm in order to get help from Panasonic. I will be setting up a service call and will report back after the service call."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
1
Extremely Satisfied
My customer support experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
1
Extremely Satisfied
TheOne
Location: Idaho
I have owned this product for: 3–6 months
I use this product: more than once per day
I have purchased the following product: N/A
I found this support type most helpful: Independent repair facility (carry-in or mail-in)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Poor Quality and Service
Date:December 7, 2012
Pros: Inexpensive, Easy to use
Cons: Did not meet expectations, Poor quality, poor warranty service
"This television performed well for about 5 months. We started hearing a loud buzz coming from inside the case. A few days later the tv shut itself down and would not turn on. The power light began flashing 8 times. This is obviously a common occurrence with this TV as it is addressed in the frequently asked questions.
I scheduled a service call. The service people came out ahead of schedule, but had to haul my tv off to the shop. It's been 12 days and I still don't have my TV. Apparently one of the parts is on backorder. Meanwhile I've been almost 3 weeks without a tv. My two kids paid for 30 days of xbox live 1 week before this went out. It has now expired. I'm not happy."
3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Ratings-Only Reviews for VIERA 50" Class U54 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Based on 1 ratings-only review
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1
Quality
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of Use
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My product experience:
Extremely Dissatisfied
5 out of 5
Extremely Satisfied