Panasonic TC-L50B6 Review (TCL50B6)
50" 1080p LED HDTV
by Jack Burden, Reviewer
The B6 series fits into an interesting place in the 2013/2014 lineup. The TC-L50B6 is one of the largest budget models around. This should make it popular for TV shoppers looking for value. It drops all internet functionality, 3D playback, and enhanced picture quality features to fit into this category. What is left is a 1080p picture on a 60Hz IPS LED panel. The Energy Star 6.0 certification is also dropped.
Wide Viewing Angle
The TCL50B6 is lucky enough to receive the IPS LED panel that the top tier models use. This gives a fantastic boost to side viewing angles and the clarity of the screen. Panasonic boasts 178 degree viewing without picture distortion or contrast degradation. We have seen it and it does a really good job. Considering the bad press LEDs and LCDs get for their side viewing angles, the IPS panel is helping to put that to rest. This is a fantastic feature to have on a bottom of the line TV.
The B6 series has the slim design of all the LEDs in the lineup for the year. The slim design makes for a very thin profile typical of LED backlit TVs. That feature helps to make this budget model look a bit more advance. The glossy black bezel is nothing to be impressed with, but it's not terrible. The stand is similar to the XM6 series without some of the width. Overall, the TV looks quite nice but it won't be the talk of the town.
The front of the B6 seires shows off the simple design similar to the XM6 series
- Full 1080p HD panel
- 49.5 inches diagonal screen
- V audio
- Dot noise reduction
- Two HDMI ports
- One USB port
|Jack Burden has been reviewing and writing reviews in the consumer electronics category for 7 years with CEAG. He considers grayscale gradation, film patterned retarders, and focus field drives to be fun topics. Read more about Jack|