Review: Panasonic Viera TX-P50V20

Our score: 5/5
Reviewed: September 5, 2010 11:00 PM
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Published: September 5, 2010 11:00 PM
By Pierre-Jean Alzieu
Translated by: Sam McGeever
This model is the 50'' version of the 42'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Panasonic Viera TX-P42V20.  

Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size!  

The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources.  In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested.  Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another.

Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range.  The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast.  According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.

5/5 Panasonic Viera TX-P50V20 DigitalVersus 2010-09-06 00:00:00


  • Very responsive display
  • Excellent contrast ratio: average of around 14000:1
  • Very wide viewing angles
  • Good quality audio


  • Glossy screen susceptible to reflections
  • Poor quality remote control with no backlighting
  • Slightly high energy consumption: 309 W at 150 cd/m²
  • Mediocre multimedia player


The Panasonic V20 is an exceptional TV! Home Cinema fans will be bowled over ...