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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