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Promoted 07-07-2016 by Randy71 at 11:45 AM View Original Post
Walmart.com has 55" Panasonic TC-55CX420U 120Hz 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV on sale for $499.99. Shipping is free or select free store pickup. Thanks longmanj9

Specs:
  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • 4K, LED Smart
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
  • Inputs
    • 3x HDMI
    • 2x USB
    • 1x Composite / Component
    • 2x Ethernet
    • 1x VGA
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  • Resolution: 3840x2160
  • 4K, LED Smart
  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz
  • Contrast Ratio: 4000:1
  • Inputs
    • 3x HDMI
    • 2x USB
    • 1x Composite / Component
    • 2x Ethernet
    • 1x VGA
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I bought the 55" CX400 model (same thing, except black) b/c I wanted a big new HDTV and as 4K was being hyped so much, I figured, might as well get something that's 4K capable and this has native 120hz... and it was cheap. But if I could go back, I wouldn't have purchased this TV.

I watched some 4K YouTube content and Netflix 4K (costs extra, limited selection) and 4K content looks great but unless you plan to sit right in-front of it, you won't notice an improvement over 1080p. Outside of that, this TV is kinda of a dud. Minimal fine-tuning options, crap remote and limited sensor angles (also Harmony 650 struggles with it), and it has edge lighting issues which is hard to ignore once you see it.

The Panasonic name on it also doesn't mean a thing... it's a (expensive) label, nothing more... I know the screen is not Panasonic made (it's a cheap Chinese made one) and I doubt anything else is. I saw 2 professional reviews online and looking back at them now, noticed that in both cases, the reviewers were provided the TV from Panasonic... so I'm guessing they were sent the best available units b/c neither of those reviews mentioned the issues that user reviews are showing.

Honestly, you're better off getting a 1080p TV unless you absolutely need a budget 4K TV or consider another brand where you're not paying for the label. The lack of 4K content and this TV's poor quality isn't worth $500.
The panels come from AUO, which makes all the cheap 4k panels and they aren't bad... Also, yes Netflix 4k costs more, but what does that have to do with this TV? 1080p content looks good also and there are tons of 4k videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime as well. There's also UltraFlix where you can get 100 4k movie rentals for $99, but I digress, content doesn't have much to do with this TV, that's a separate issue. Back to the panel, when there is uniformity issues, careful use of the backlight and also firmly rubbing down the screen with a microfiber cloth can help a lot. This TV is also pre-tuned and got pretty good reviews so if yours is really that bad maybe you need to exchange it. I got a cheap-o RCA 4k and I had to exchange my first one as well and now i'm very happy with it for the cost. This "Panasonic" is a total budget model made by the same company that makes Element, and our cheap Black Friday special Element still works great with solid picture quality after 2.5 years. It's also "pre-tuned" on purpose so you shouldn't have to make so many adjustments I'd personally add a SquareTrade warranty instead of the Walmart warranty, which is costlier.

TL;DR - This TV isn't bad at all for the money, add a warranty if you are worried. This TV got a pretty solid review so if you have uniformity issues, try rubbing it out with a microfiber cloth or exchanging it. I'd take this over a cheap LG with poor contrast and even worse uniformity issues any day.
And it's a damn shame because their plasmas were so good for so long. I have one from 2005 still going strong.

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Recent reviews look terrible... Going to stay away for now.
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Watched it in a Fry's store. Dunno what the color setting was, but it looked dull/unsaturated comparing to the X810c next to it. Blacks seems to be good though but not one of the brightest TV. Again, I don't know what settings they use for the display.
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I bought the 55" CX400 model (same thing, except black) b/c I wanted a big new HDTV and as 4K was being hyped so much, I figured, might as well get something that's 4K capable and this has native 120hz... and it was cheap. But if I could go back, I wouldn't have purchased this TV.

I watched some 4K YouTube content and Netflix 4K (costs extra, limited selection) and 4K content looks great but unless you plan to sit right in-front of it, you won't notice an improvement over 1080p. Outside of that, this TV is kinda of a dud. Minimal fine-tuning options, crap remote and limited sensor angles (also Harmony 650 struggles with it), and it has edge lighting issues which is hard to ignore once you see it.

The Panasonic name on it also doesn't mean a thing... it's a (expensive) label, nothing more... I know the screen is not Panasonic made (it's a cheap Chinese made one) and I doubt anything else is. I saw 2 professional reviews online and looking back at them now, noticed that in both cases, the reviewers were provided the TV from Panasonic... so I'm guessing they were sent the best available units b/c neither of those reviews mentioned the issues that user reviews are showing.

Honestly, you're better off getting a 1080p TV unless you absolutely need a budget 4K TV or consider another brand where you're not paying for the label. The lack of 4K content and this TV's poor quality isn't worth $500.
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Last edited by fyreboltx July 7, 2016 at 07:55 AM
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Quote from fyreboltx View Post :
I bought the 55" CX400 model (same thing, except black) b/c I wanted a big new HDTV and as 4K was being hyped so much, I figured, might as well get something that's 4K capable and this has native 120hz... and it was cheap. But if I could go back, I wouldn't have purchased this TV.

I watched some 4K YouTube content and Netflix 4K (costs extra, limited selection) and 4K content looks great but unless you plan to sit right in-front of it, you won't notice an improvement over 1080p. Outside of that, this TV is kinda of a dud. Minimal fine-tuning options, crap remote and limited sensor angles (also Harmony 650 struggles with it), and it has edge lighting issues which is hard to ignore once you see it.

The Panasonic name on it also doesn't mean a thing... it's a (expensive) label, nothing more... I know the screen is not Panasonic made (it's a cheap Chinese made one) and I doubt anything else is. I saw 2 professional reviews online and looking back at them now, noticed that in both cases, the reviewers were provided the TV from Panasonic... so I'm guessing they were sent the best available units b/c neither of those reviews mentioned the issues that user reviews are showing.

Honestly, you're better off getting a 1080p TV unless you absolutely need a budget 4K TV or consider another brand where you're not paying for the label. The lack of 4K content and this TV's poor quality isn't worth $500.
The panels come from AUO, which makes all the cheap 4k panels and they aren't bad... Also, yes Netflix 4k costs more, but what does that have to do with this TV? 1080p content looks good also and there are tons of 4k videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime as well. There's also UltraFlix where you can get 100 4k movie rentals for $99, but I digress, content doesn't have much to do with this TV, that's a separate issue. Back to the panel, when there is uniformity issues, careful use of the backlight and also firmly rubbing down the screen with a microfiber cloth can help a lot. This TV is also pre-tuned and got pretty good reviews so if yours is really that bad maybe you need to exchange it. I got a cheap-o RCA 4k and I had to exchange my first one as well and now i'm very happy with it for the cost. This "Panasonic" is a total budget model made by the same company that makes Element, and our cheap Black Friday special Element still works great with solid picture quality after 2.5 years. It's also "pre-tuned" on purpose so you shouldn't have to make so many adjustments I'd personally add a SquareTrade warranty instead of the Walmart warranty, which is costlier.

TL;DR - This TV isn't bad at all for the money, add a warranty if you are worried. This TV got a pretty solid review so if you have uniformity issues, try rubbing it out with a microfiber cloth or exchanging it. I'd take this over a cheap LG with poor contrast and even worse uniformity issues any day.
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Quote from judsonzhao View Post :
Watched it in a Fry's store. Dunno what the color setting was, but it looked dull/unsaturated comparing to the X810c next to it. Blacks seems to be good though but not one of the brightest TV. Again, I don't know what settings they use for the display.
You're right, settings make a HUGE difference and some models come in "demo mode" so they can try to stand out under the nasty fluorescent lighting. This TV got good reviews for the money, you can't really compare in store with such poor lighting and too many settings variables. Some people have gotten lemons right off the bat, so some people need to make an exchange and also add a warranty for peace of mind. All-in-all not a bad TV for the money.
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Last edited by danbfree July 7, 2016 at 08:13 AM
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Recent Reviews are not good. In general almost all Panasonic TVs are terrible these days. They are not really investing much on TV technology.
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Recent Reviews are not good. In general almost all Panasonic TVs are terrible these days. They are not really investing much on TV technology.
And it's a damn shame because their plasmas were so good for so long. I have one from 2005 still going strong.
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Last edited by enforcer2133 July 7, 2016 at 09:15 AM
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And it's a damn shame because their plasmas were so good for so long. I have one from 2005 still going strong.
My 54G10 is still my favorite tv ive ever owned.
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Quote from sunil254 View Post :
Recent Reviews are not good. In general almost all Panasonic TVs are terrible these days. They are not really investing much on TV technology.
Their customer service is one step below a Nigerian prince
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http://televisions.reviewed.com/c...-tv-review
Last year's Vizio-M still trumps this (non)Panny panel.
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http://televisions.reviewed.com/c...-tv-review
Last year's Vizio-M still trumps this (non)Panny panel.
The problem with this Panasonic TV is because is not manufactured by Panasonic, it just has the Panasonic name on it. What a shame because Panasonic used to make excellent products
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Also, yes Netflix 4k costs more, but what does that have to do with this TV? 1080p content looks good also and there are tons of 4k videos on YouTube and Amazon Prime as well. There's also UltraFlix where you can get 100 4k movie rentals for $99, but I digress, content doesn't have much to do with this TV, that's a separate issue.
Part of my post was for people who were thinking about getting a 4K and/or 120hz panel, like I did when I purchased it. I mentioned Netflix as it's something right out box this TV supports out of the box (ie, no set top device required), and how even though it costs more, the selection is limited. For what it's worth, I did say 4K looks great on this TV but also that 4K isn't worth unless you plan to sit right up to the TV. I only sit about 8 ft away and there was a minimal advantage to 4K. These aren't detriments to the TV itself.

One thing I didn't mention before, the TV has notable lag in games unless you use game mode, which would be fine, but again, you can't adjust the picture quality in case you're not happy with how things look in game mode (which looks OK, but I like vivid more). I would at least like to adjust the backlight but that's not possible either. I attached a picture of Fallout 4 running at 1080p, maxed out (computer can't handle 4K at anything above 15 fps) that I took a few months ago when I first got the TV. Not the best representation but you can see the uniformity issues (mostly visible on the top left and bottom center) aren't too bad here but they're much worse in darker scenes.

The numbers and labels on this TV look good but I just don't think it's worth it. My last TV was a budget 42" Samsung that cost like $800 back in 2010 and it was much better than this TV in nearly every way, with the exception of the Panny having 4K and 120hz.
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Last edited by fyreboltx July 7, 2016 at 11:38 AM
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