The Panasonic TX-50CX802 comes into the market as a 50-inch TV with a native 4K UHD resolution. It also has a direct LED lighting engine with local dimming functionality. Its image quality is backed with Panasonic’s new 4K Pro technology, in which combines a Wide Color Phosphor design that is complemented with the company’s 4K Pro technology. With these features, Panasonic claims that it will bring picture quality as accurate as what the director intended.
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 Aims to Bring Accurate Picture Quality
Before anything else, the Panasonic TX-50CX802 has one unsightly feature – its stand. It comes with a display stand which is designed to be of a full-width metal type which curves back from each of the unit’s bottom corners. Why is this a bad thing? It is because unless you are going to place the TV on a furniture as wide as this particular unit, then the entire device will fall flat on its face.
But apart from that caveat, the TX-50CX802 boasts a pretty attractive design. The panel is surrounded by a dark gray frame which is also suitably slim. It is so thin that it is barely a centimeter-wide on its top, right, and left edges. Even the stand looks pretty decent, that is if you don’t count its troublesome qualities.
Connections are also good for this particular 4K TV. If there is a weakness with regards to this aspect, it is that it only comes with 3 HDMI ports. Many high-end TVs will come with 4 HDMI ports. One the other hand, even if it only has 3 of them, all of these HDMI ports can handle 4K resolution at 50/60p. It also has the HDCP 2.2 4K anti-piracy handshaking system.
Because Panasonic had some run in with some poor picture qualities in the past, especially from their CX802 series, it would make you skeptical to see how this newer TV would stand out. Happily, you will experience one of the best pictures from an LCD TV once you turn the device on.
One of its more remarkable traits is the depth of the black levels that it can reach. The TV can be calibrated, and once you find that sweet spot, you will be met with black levels that are of deepest quality and, most importantly, uniformly delivered. Furthermore, there will be no hint of grayness found in either the main image or from the black bars found at the bottom or above the image (when watching wide-screen format footage).
The Panasonic TX-50CX802 handles details exceptionally well and color accuracy is pretty decent. While it does share some shortcomings, no TV is perfect. However, this particular unit may as well be close to perfection when it comes to being a high-end 4K UHD TV.