Panasonic Viera TX-P54Z1 54in Plasma TV - Feature Table

John Archer

By John Archer

Reviewed:

Summary

Our Score:

8

Overall Score

8

Scores In Detail

  • Value 6
  • Image Quality 9
  • Sound Quality 9
  • Features 10
  • Design 9

Techno22

August 26, 2009, 12:52 pm

I totally agree with your verdict.


Is any TV worth £4,500?

simonm

August 26, 2009, 1:54 pm

@Techno22: Worth £4,500? Not when the vastly cheaper V10 series has the same panel and image processing. You are paying a huge premium for a flagship TV with fancy styling, not for technical advances.





But... the fact that the V10 delivers the same picture quality for a fraction of the price certainly makes the V10 look a bargain!

Max

August 26, 2009, 2:05 pm

£4500!!!!!!!!





I thought the Sony 55" X4500 was expensive, but even that can be found for £3500-3700 depending on where you look. That also received 10/10 for PQ no?





I hope Sony have a new RGB LED TV in the works, I know white LEDs are cheaper, but I would love to see a G3 RGB LED TV from them, the improvement from G1 (Qualia 005) to G2 (X4500) was massive. It would be a shame for them to drop the only display tech worth a damn, but I suppose the recession effects even the best of intentions...

Chocoa

August 27, 2009, 2:18 am

Panasonic's 46in P46Z1 price of £5,400.


two months later,... the 54in version it going for £4,500 - a cool £900 less





Makes you wonder what better interest rates might have done. Still, we now unemployed look on in dismay at the savings our glorious government and banking system have encouraged on our behalf. Still- I always did like window shopping!

apojapo

August 27, 2009, 5:19 pm

Why the same score for value when the price is lower for a bigger screen?

HighDefEnthusiast

September 20, 2009, 10:11 pm

Hi mr. Archer





First of all i want to thank you, for your splendid reviews.


I had the set installed a week ago. After having read your review here.


I thought my Sharp Aquos 46in XL1 LCD was good, only too small.


Now i know better. Never saw any Picture like this. Blu-Ray with such detail, the Picture so clear und still (judderfree) all the time. In my opinion the set is worth each penny, but unfortunately also too small for me. Actually the set is a temporary replacement for the 65in P65V10 until that becomes available at my local dealer. As the Picture should be the same i am really looking forward to this oversize joy of the 65in. I must say i wonder why you mr. Archer are displeased with the SD Quality of the 54Z1.


SD is not HD (wiseguy i know ;-) but at 54in i am more than pleased with the quality of the SD Picture. The channels which have higher bitrates are looking very good indeed.


The channels with the lowest bitrates are still enjoyable.


And of course, feeding a display like this with analogue SD is like a pizza without cheese. Both are big misundertandings.


Had to express how pleased i am with this set, as i think the review sounds a tad to negative for the outstanding performance i have been withnessing so far.





Best Regards

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