Panasonic TX-50CX802B (CX800) 4K TV Review

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    1. hodg100

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      Excellent! Panasonic nailed it!

      If I won't pick a 4K OLED it'll for sure be this LCD model (65" version). Exciting!
       
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      Thanks Mark for the review. It looks promising for Panasonic. Do you happen to have an idea when the CX9.. might be hitting the UK?
       
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      Many many thanks Mark, for a fine review. Any chance for posting the picture settings? :)
       
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      What a welcome return to form for Panasonic. I'm eagerly awaiting what the forthcoming CX900/902 might have in store.
       
    6. hodg100

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      I'm not sure but my guess would be around September but it is a guess!

      Hi John

      They'll be coming up in a video this afternoon, provided I don't mess it up :)
       
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      Hi Mark, after seeing the CX800, how do you think this compares to the Samsung JS9500 and Sony X93C?
      Great review by the way.
       
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      Thanks for the review , its looking good for Panasonic and I am glad I ordered a 50CX802 yesterday
       
    9. hodg100

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      I've not seen the Sony but I have seen a JS9000 which was also excellent. Dimming system/perceived contrast better on the Samsung. 1080i and colours better with the CX802. I couldn't pick a winner to be honest.
       
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      Hi Mark. How bad is the SD picture on sets like this? The reason I ask is that a lot of stuff I watch could still be SD. I always watch the HD broadcasts when available but won't watch something just because it's in HD - I choose my viewing based on if I like the program content or not :)
       
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      I would think the 55" version being £800 cheaper than the cheapest same size HDR Samsung would mean its a winner.

      So glad this reviewed well, hopefully the 55" is around £1600 at Xmas with a bundled 4K bluray player and its mine.
       
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      Have been waiting on this review for quite a time - looks like a decent VA panel and some secret sauce has done the trick for Panasonic.:clap:

      I am guessing that Samsung have some serious cost-cutting to undertake on their SUHD line as this Panasonic looks like a credible competitor at a fraction of the cost.
       
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      If the 65" is as good this could be very interesting.
       
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      Oh my.... I was just about to pull the trigger on either the Sony x93, although I don't like the speakers, or the JS9000 but didn't fancy the curve.

      This is the answer! All for an excellent price. I'm going to get this with a Sonos playbar.

      Many thanks for the review.

      Oh, spoke to Richer Sounds today. They happened to have a Panasonic rep in store. Advised 4 weeks until these hit the shops. Maybe by the end of the month.
       
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      So glad it has turned out to be a decent TV. Pre-Ordered mine yesterday from sound and vision for £1599 before they reliase retail price is £1799..
       
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      Oh, forgot to ask.... No comment on the 3D performance?
       
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      For the input lag test, are the motion and local dimming turned off? Those feats tend to increase lag.
       
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      I wanted to get a TV that would see me through the next couple of years, but with no HDR support, or DCI-P3 support I am disappointed especially as I want to get a UHD Blu-ray player as well but with this TV it would be like buying a Ferrari to take the kids to school. Shame it looks like a great TV for 1080p Blu-Ray but I want more..... gonna have to save more and get the Sammy JS9000.
       
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      This came from here

      http://forum.setcombg.com/panasonic-телевизори/54862-panasonic-телевизори-2015-a.html#post710438

      Using google translate



      НDR Раnаѕоnіс ѕtrеѕѕеd thаt hе uѕеd thе рrоtоtуре НDR ТV, аnd 8-Ѕеrіеѕ wіll rесеіvе а ѕоftwаrе uрdаtе lаtеr thіѕ уеаr tо аllоw thе іnduѕtrу tо аgrее оn ѕtаndаrdѕ. Раnаѕоnіс wіll ѕuрроrt ореn ѕtаndаrd НDR. Сurrеntlу nо рlаnѕ tо ѕuрроrt Dоlbу Vіѕіоn. СХ800 аnd СR850 аrе еquірреd wіth а раnеl nаmеd bу Раnаѕоnіс "Ѕuреr Вrіght Раnеl", whісh ѕhоuld еnѕurе еnhаnсеd brіghtnеѕѕ wіth nеw mоrе еffісіеnt LЕD mоdulеѕ: еnеrgу соnѕumрtіоn соmраrеd tо ТV quаntum dоtѕ Іt іѕ rеduсеd bу hаlf, аt lеаѕt ассоrdіng tо ѕtаtеmеntѕ оf Раnаѕоnіс. Іt ѕееmѕ thаt аll thrее tор ѕеrіеѕ wіll ѕuрроrt НDR: Асtuаllу Раnаѕоnіс соnfіrmеd thаt thеу wіll bе mаdе соmраtіblе wіth НDR соntеnt аѕ ѕооn аѕ thе ѕtаndаrd оf 4К НDR соntеnt іѕ fіnаlіzеd (wіth а nеw Fіrmwаrе). Ѕ
       
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      Ditto

      How come the 3D side of things was left out completely? Incomplete review you ask me. :rolleyes:
       
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      I assumed that the 3D gimmick had been dropped now in favour of the latest thing the manufacturers want to convince us that we need ;)
       
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      40 degree usable viewing angle is plenty as well.
       
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      A CR of 6000:1 is very good - even for VA. The accuracy of the tracking is very impressive too. Does this set also have the LUTs that were introduced in the AX902?

      Panasonic's motion handling has always seemed 'effortless' but it is a shame if it has caught the stutters because I think previously they didn't have this problem.

      And finally, why do high-end Panasonic TVs always seem to come with a green cast out of the box?

      Nevertheless most impressive.
       
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      HDR for blu-ray will be supported - that is made quite clear in the review.;)
       
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      well, could this be a decent successor to my p50st60 plasma screen? or am i being too hopeful?
       
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      Sounds very decent as far as PQ goes and for its type (LCD). And that is obviously the most important thing.

      But, my word, what a tacky throwaway design. That's got to be some of the cheapest nastiest looking plastic I've seen on a supposedly "high end" set for years. If the pictures do not deceive, the VT60/ZT60 are orders of magnitude more nicely built than that.
       
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      Looks like the table has been turned the other way, Samsung used to be cheaper alternative to big Japanese brands like Sony and Panasonic. I think Samsung has the upper hand on LCD TVs from Panasonic, which joined the LCD market later, and Sony being the best on LED LCD high end TVs.
       
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      Well, it's not pretty with broadcast SD John, I've not seen a UHD TV that is, to be fair.

      But isn't it time you put those old Forest VHS tapes from the glory days in to protective storage?

      I will update on this. Panasonic didn't send any 3D glasses and I can't find my compatible set. I've arranged to borrow a pair but I'm not going to be around for a couple of days so you'll have to be a little patient, sorry.

      Rather than hold up the entire for the sake of what's likely to be a paragraph, or two at the most, for the 3D didn't really seem justified.

      I will 'complete' the review asap :)

      The dimming makes no difference, actually, but yes tested with all extraneous processing off.
       

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