Panasonic TX-L50E6B LED LCD Television Review

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    1. The News Bot

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      Reviewed by Stephen Withers, 6th March 2013. >At first sight the Panasonic L50E6B might seem a little pricey given that it doesn't even include 3D. However, on closer inspection, you will find a well-designed, feature heavy TV that delivers a first class picture and sound. If you're not interested in 3D then the L50E6B could well be the big screen LED TV you've been looking for and is certainly worth a demo.
      Read the full review...
       
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      Very good review LIKE ALWAYS...i am surprised that the PANEL is a VA one for the 50" version!

      However it would be very interesting to review the 42E6 as the PANEL is IPS (and price is good); aside from light blacks...might perform well.

      Heck why did panasonic use IPS on 32", 39" and 42" and VA panel on 50" ???
      Can the 50" ET60 also use a VA panel ????
      too many questions ahhhh...!
       
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      Whats the difference between the two types of panel?

      I was looking to get this tv but the rear facing ports make it a no-go, as my wall bracket leaves pretty much no room for plugging anything in unless its side facing.
       
    4. Steve Withers

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      Are you sure about the 42E6, as I understand it Panasonic start using IPS panels from the ET60 on up (basically the ones made by LG). I think the panel for the E6 comes from a different supplier; certainly the measured blacks and viewing angle suggest a VA panel to me.
       
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      The difference between the two panels relates to how the liquid crystals are aligned but the result is that a VA panel has better blacks but a narrower viewing angle, whilst an IPS panel has a wider viewing angle and weaker blacks.
       
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      Why not use the right angle hdmi adaptors?
       
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      Was in Richer Sounds and they were setting this up for display. I was impressed enough to buy it up on a whim. The black levels were better than any other LED in there and the viewing angle was fine although this would not be an issue for the shape of the living room.
       
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      Excellent review - thanks. :thumbsup:

      Does the screen have a glass front?

      The write-up on the RicherSounds website says it does. Can you confirm that please?

      :confused:
       
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      Dave1979 - Lucky you! It would be great to hear what your impressions are after you've put it through its paces.
       
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      I think Panasonic could have a winner on their hands, especially for those not interested in 3D.
       
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      No it's not glass, just hard plastic. I suspect the confusion stems from Panasonic referring to their current design style as 'Metal & Glass'.
       
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      Thanks, had a bit of trouble trying to get that info!

      Well, all good news on this 50" E6B so far. I think its time to pull the trigger!

      :thumbsup:
       
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      well i read numerous FRENCH previews...that all affirm that the E6 has IPS panels (obviously they were wrong on the 50" model...);

      But 42" HAS to be IPS as this SIZE does not exist in VA ! Sony has also a couple of 42" IPS coming out this month !
       
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      OK that makes sense, in which case it would be interesting to see how the 42" performs.
       
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      I am looking at this panel and can't see any difference in the picture until you get to quite an extreme angle. i dont tend to watch TV at an almost 90 degree angle!
       
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      When I'm talking about a 90 degree viewing angle, I don't mean that you stand at 90 degrees to the TV, I mean the optimal image is a 90 degree angle spreading out from the centre of the panel. As you move further from the centre you will see the blacks wash out but a 90-100 degree angle will cover a wide area, depending on how far away you are sat. An IPS panel will have an optimal viewing angle of 178 degrees from the centre of the panel but the trade-off is weaker blacks.
       
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      The review by trusted reviews claims that the 42" has a VA 'type' panel!!!
       
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      I haven't seen the 42" version, nor can I comment on the accuracy of other sites.
       
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      This sounds like a winner! Perhaps a better tv than say a Samsung or Sony equal model? I wonder how the coming Sony HX model will stack up.
       
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      Hi Steve, great review. :thumbsup: At what backlight setting did you measure the 0.02 cd/m2 MLL?
       
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      I used a backlight setting of 50 which was giving me the great blacks and plenty of brightness.
       
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      I am picking mine up tomorrow......:D
       
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      Thanks. So I guess, if one would dial the backlight with 90 cd/m2, 0.01 cd/m2 should be possible.
       
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      You could try but I think a native black level 0.02cd/m2 is already superb for a LCD panel.
       
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      Great review, thanks!

      HDTVtest did very recently test the 42 inch model with a measure of 34ms input lag. Since the 42 and 50 inches seem to boast the same features, would you say that is due to a different measurement procedure, or maybe the bigger the screen the more potential lag? I'm a bit clueless on this and I'm not sure if this even makes sense (big screen = more lag) :blush:

      Cheers
       
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      Well I can't comment on the methods and results of other review sites but we use a specially designed device for measuring the input lag that has been thoroughly tested for accuracy.
       
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      I saw this tv in JL Trafford today. They were demoing a Sonos soundbar with it rather than the tv itself.

      The screen has a matte cum almost semi-gloss finish to
      My eyes , but mainly matte and must be a plastic screen. Unlike the DT and WT which look decidedly gloss to me.
       
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      Hi Steve. I was wondering whether or not the E6B suffers from the terrible dimming during dark scenes that was the curse of the E5B?
       
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      No problems with dimming in dark scenes Ossie, had there been I would have mentioned it in the review.
       

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