Panasonic TX-50DX750 - 3D, Sound and Conclusions

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Panasonic TX-50DX750 – 3D Picture Quality

While the TX-50DX750 might be one of the few TVs carrying the 3D flag this year, it unfortunately doesn’t do a great job here. Detail levels are decent enough, and the screen’s brightness helps to overcome the inevitable dimming effect you get from active 3D glasses. However, 3D pictures are afflicted by aggressive crosstalk ghosting that affects objects in the mid as well as far distance.

This ghosting catches your attention way too easily, often drawing your eye away from the parts of the picture where you should be focused and making for a pretty fatiguing 3D experience.

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Panasonic TX-50DX750 – Sound Quality

Considering how thin its frame and rear are, the TX-50DX750 doesn’t sound at all bad. It doesn’t deliver much bass, but its mid-range is open, clean and expansive. Detail levels are high, voices – male and female – always sound convincing and accurately positioned on the screen, and the speakers always work within their limitations, meaning you don’t have to worry about excessive harshness or “thuddy” basslines.

There are, of course, TVs out there with bigger, forward-firing speakers that deliver more raw power and much better dynamics. But the TX-50DX750’s audio sounds impressively natural overall for such a slim TV.

Other Things to Consider

The TX-50DX750 is a respectable, rather than brilliant, video-gaming screen. Using its Game mode, I recorded an input lag measurement of around 40ms. In an ideal world this would be 10ms lower – and it’s worth stating, too, that I saw a few measurements higher than 60ms. But really the average input lag figure of 40ms isn’t bad considering how much is going on inside the TX-50DX750.

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Panasonic TX-50DX750

Should I buy a Panasonic TX-50DX750?

Carefully set up, the TX-50DX750 can deliver superb standard dynamic range 4K pictures; it’s capable of making HDR look jaw-droppingly good; and the Firefox operating system remains excellent. There’s no doubt this is a trule next-generation TV – which is impressive given its approachable £1,300 price.

However, while HDR playback looks gorgeous with bright sources, a combination of backlight issues can make dark HDR scenes look distractingly flawed.

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Verdict

The TX-50DX750 gets plenty right for the price. However, while Panasonic’s mid-range 4K TV can look spectacularly good with HDR at times, persistent backlight problems prove distracting enough to make edge LED lighting and HDR look like potentially rather uncomfortable bedfellows.

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Score in detail

  • 3D Quality 6
  • Value 8
  • Smart TV 9
  • Design 9
  • 2D Quality 8
  • Sound Quality 7