Panasonic TX-50CX680 Review – A Bit Less in More Ways Than One

The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a 50-inch TV with 4K UHD screen resolution. It places itself in the company’s lower-end of their 4K TV line. This means that users do not get the full range of the 4k Studio Master processing tools which are found in their top-tiered TVs. Therefore, it does not quite fly so close to achieving the company’s target of reproducing images much like what the director intends to do.

Panasonic TX-50CX680 Review - A Bit Less in More Ways Than One

The Panasonic TX-50CX680 is Placed in a Lower Category of 4K TVs

Even though you don’t get the 4k Studio Master processing tools, you still get the “Super Bright” panel and the company’s own Studio Master Color processing for the Panasonic TX-50CX680. You will also get the Firefox operating system which are all powered by a Quad Core processor. All of these features come with a reasonable price, well, as far as 4K UHD TVs go anyway.

For its design, the TX-50CX680 4K UHD TV is strikingly normal. The screen is framed by only a centimeter or so with a black bezel around the top, right, and left edges of the screen. It only expands ever so slightly for the dark metallic silver found at the bottom edge. For its stand, on the other hand, it is a trim rectangular piece of metal that is barely visible whenever you’re looking at the TV at a straight angle.

While the look is not certainly unattractive, it won’t turn heads either. Furthermore, it is decently well-built, which sets it apart from the majority of television sets found at the same price class in today’s market.

Furthermore with regards to its price tag, it does offer exceptional image quality. In first place is its amazing black level performance. Dark picture areas look astonishingly full of “punch” and dynamism. There is only a hint of any tell-tale low-contrast gray mist effects. There aren’t also any backlight inconsistencies and distractions.

An even better tale to tell is that the blackness levels are impressively natural. So much so that there are no signs of that glowing sensation you get with LCD TVs which tend to try too hard to produce a deep, black color.

However, the display is rather reflective of objects and other light objects inside the room. Therefore, it can prove to be a distraction when watching your favorite movies, TV shows, or when you’re playing games with it if you don’t have your room’s light under control.

So long as you are not bothered by the lack of full 4K support, the Panasonic TX-50CX680 is a very decent deal, especially when you consider how affordable it is for a 4K TV.


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