Panasonic TH-50PZ81B

  • Panasonic TH-50PZ81B
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  • The convenience of built-in Freesat. Excellent off-air performance. Punchy picture with Blu-ray. Proper contrast
  • Easy to use and set up, Fantastic picture quality, Good connectivity, Good built-in audio, Freesat.


  • Sound could be better, as could sharpness next to some rivals. Not as sexy as a few alternatives
  • Distractingly reflective screen surface, No record to SD card, only HD playback, Reds a little flat.

Expert reviews and ratings

By HDTV Reviews on

Panasonic’s PZ81 plasma televisions remain – at this time of writing – the only HDTVs offering inbuilt Freesat (UK’s free-to-air digital satellite TV service that delivers some high-definition broadcasts) tuners, though we...

By on 100

A top-notch TV in its own right, but the Freesat HD tuner seals its appeal. Big, beautiful and pretty good value, too...

By iGIZMO on 100

Freesat HD / Good onscreen interface / Excellent picture performance / Decent audio Not the cheapest At long last, Sky has a satellite broadcasting rival. And even better, that rival, Freesat, is available without subscription to anyone with a...

By Best4Reviews on 83

Yes, were still waiting on Freesat to deliver both the service and range of channels a TV set like this deserves, but as thats out of Panasonics hands, products like this will help build a groundswell for improved Freesat HD programming....

By Pocket-lint on 90

The Worlds first flat panel plasma set with built-in Freesat, Freeview and analogue tuners, the TH-46PZ81B delivers on all levels and is a superb TV, well worth a closer look for those wanting a top notch TV with free high-definition as...

By 5FWD on 100

The rumours of the death of plasma have been greatly exaggerated this stunning 1080p TV couldnt be more future-proofed if it ran on biodiesel made from recycled iPods. Best offers for the Panasonic TH-46PZ81BEldon Electricals 849.00...

By HDTVorg on 91

Integrated Freesat tuner and fine overall performance create an interesting proposition. With intense competition from Plasma and LCD rivals however we feel that the figures dont quite add up. Those looking for the convenience of an integrated...

By AVReview on 90

OverviewPrice: £1,000 More info: PanasonicSize (WHD): 1158 x 747 x 110mmWeight: 35kgScreen size: 46inAspect ratio: 16:9HDTV ready: YesIntegrated digital tuner: YesResolution: 1920x1080Contrast ratio: 1,000,000:1Brightness: N/AConnections: Three...

By CNET UK on 90

With most of the hardware support for freesat coming from predominantly budget brands such as Bush, the new digital platform sorely needs some proper heavyweight action. This stunning TV from Panasonic fits the bill perfectly, giving us freesat in...

By Trusted Reviews on 90

Rather handily, just as I was about to write this review Sky did something it seldom does: it dropped one of its prices. And that price, tellingly, was for its HD receiver, which, from July 1st, will be available to new and existing Sky...

By DigitalVersus on 80

This television is the 50” version of the 42”, the Viera TH-42PZ81E, which we testedIts larger diagonal size enables better taking advantage of the Full HD definition. This TV also comes in a 46 inch version.We should find the same...

International Review By Smartson on

Panasonic TH-42PZ81 får beröm för såväl bild, ljud som design. En del testare noterar bildstörningar vid lågupplöst material men överlag delas det ut mer plus än...

International Review By Les Numériques on 100

Ce plasma est sans conteste l'un des meilleurs modles du moment, notamment grce son excellent traitement des sources en dfinition...

International Review By 01Net on 60

Voici la onzième génération de dalles plasma pour Panasonic qui, avec ce modèle 42 pouces de la série PZ81, propose un téléviseur Full HD superbement équipé: technologie 100 Hz Double Scan, traitement...