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Published: 2008-12-10 - 16:31:40
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Panasonic 50-inch 1080p Plasma: $1199.99 (TH-50PZ80U)

By Big Picture Big Sound Deal Meister

Panasonic 50-inch 1080p HDTV and portable DVD playerBring on the HDTV bargains!  Tiger Direct is offering Panasonic's highly rated 50-inch 1080p plasma HDTV, the TH-50PZ80U for the lowest price we've seen: $1199.99 (plus shipping) and they're throwing in a Panasonic portable DVD player (DVD-LS86) with an 8.5-inch screen (a $200 value!) for FREE!

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The TH-50PZ80U features a native panel resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), three HDMI inputs with support for 1080p/24 and 1080p/60, and a native contrast ratio of a whopping 20,000:1.  Great set.  Great Deal!

The DVD-L86 portable DVD player features a large 8.5-inch diagonal screen, extended playback time of up to 13 hours with the included battery, home (AC) and car (DC) power adapters, built-in speakers and dual headphone jacks.  It even offers an A/V input for connection of an iPod or other portable media player to use the built-in screen and speakers. 

TH-50PZ80U Specifications from the Manufacturer:

VIDEO  
Screen Size 50" Class (49.9" diagonal)
Display Resolution 1080p
Contrast Ratio Native: 20,000:1
Dynamic: 1,000,000:1
Compatible Signal Formats 1080p/1080i/720p/480p
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
Pixel Pitch (H x V) 0.576 x 0.576 mm
Moving Picture Resolution 900 lines or more
Shades of Gradation 4,096 equivalent
Aspect Control 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
Panel G11 Progressive 1080p HD Plasma Display Panel
Screen Coating (Filter) New AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
Progressive Scan Yes
480Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
24p Cinematic Playback No
24p Playback(2:3) Yes
Digital Cinema Color No
Deep Color Yes
x.v.Color Yes
Studio Ref Mode No
Pro Setting No
THX Mode No
Video Noise Reduction Yes
Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter Yes
3D Color Management Yes
Sub Pixel Control Yes
Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
Digital Cinema Reality Yes
AUDIO  
Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
Number of Speakers 2
Audio Output 20 W (10% THD)
(8 ohms, 70 Hz - 17 kHz)
BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound No
Surround Sound Yes
JACKS  
Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
SD Memory Card Slot (SDHC Compatible) Yes
HDMI Input 3 (1 front)
Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI) 2
Composite Video Input 2 (1 front)
S-Video Input 2 (1 front)
Audio Input (for Video) 2 (1 front)
PC Input No
Audio Input (for PC) No
Component Video Inputs(Y, PB, PR) 2
Audio Input (for Component Video) 2
Composite Video Output 1
Analog Audio Output 1
Digital Audio Output 1
CONVENIENCE  
VIERA Link Yes
VIERA Cast™ (IPTV) No
Game Mode Yes
Pixel Shifter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
Menu Languages English/Spanish/French
V-Chip Program Lockout Yes
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
Timers Off
Video Input Label Yes
Video Picture Memory Yes
GENERAL  
Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
Power Consumption 690 W
Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
Safety Standard UL6500/C-UL
Swivel Angle N/A
Optional Floor Stand Included (TBLX0037)
Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK42PR4W
TY-42RR3U
TY-WK42PV4W
TY-WK42PV3U
SPECIFICATIONS .
Dimensions (H x W x D) w/Stand 33.2" x 49.0" x 15.2"
Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 88.2 lbs
Carton Dimensions 36.2" x 54.6" x 13.1"
Dimensions (H x W x D) 31.1'' x 49.0'' x 3.7''
Weight 83.8 lbs

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