Panasonic U1 Series Plasma
Released January, 2009
The Pros:1080p, 600Hz. Affordable prices. Available in 3 distinct sizes (42", 46", 50").
The Cons:Does not include an energy efficiency NEO PDP panel - previous generation plasmas use considerably more electricity than LCD screens. Only in sizes up to 50". Ugly aesthetics.
The Panasonic U1 Series of Plasma HDTVs is a part of Panasonics 2009 VIERA line of sets. This series is ideal for sport or movies with the ability to provide crisp images during fast-moving scenes thanks to their 600Hz sub-field drive.
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These sets are have full-HD 1080p resolution with a 30,000:1 native contrast ratio. The VIERA link allows them to be connected to a compatible Panasonic DVD or blue-ray player, home theater sound system or HD camcorder allowing them to be controlled with one remote. The VIERA image viewer provides a convenient way to share photos from an SD card reader built into the set. There are several connectivity options on these TV's including HDMI, composite, s-video and component inputs. There are 2 built in 20W speakers, an integrated ATSC tuner and included remote control. The Panasonic U1 Series is available in 3 sizes; 42", 46" and 50".
- Resolution: 1080p
- Contrast ratio (native) 30,000:1
- Contrast ratio (dynamic: infinite black/over): 2,000,000:1
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Integrated ATSC Tuner
- SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible, JPEG playback)
- HDMI Input: 3 (1 side)
- Analog Audio Input (for HDMI)
- Composite Video Input: 2 (1 side)
- S-Video Input : 1
- Audio Input (for Video:) 2 (1 side)
- Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): 2
- Audio Input (for Component Video): 2
- Digital Audio Output: 1
- VIERA Link
- VIERA Image Viewer
- Speakers: 2 x 20W
User Reviews (9)
available in 3 distinct sizes (42", 46", 50")
provides a great picture next to similarly priced LCDs
VIERA link allows for streamlined use with other Panasonic devices
does not include an energy efficiency NEO PDP panel - previous generation plasmas use considerably more electricity than LCD screens
only 900 lines of motion resolution
No Anti-Reflective screen?
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