I have for you a television that, if you are looking to give yours a change and go smart spending little and with many features that make you enjoy it, you are going to love it. It’s the Panasonic TX-50LX650E, a cute average model with Android and, honestly, a little bit of everything.
Technical characteristics of the Panasonic TX-50LX650E
|Make model||Panasonic TX-50LX650E|
|Size||50″ (126cm) flat|
|Resolution||UHD (3840 x 2160p)|
|Frequency||Up to 60Hz 1200RMR|
|SmartTV||Yes, AndroidTV 11|
|Integrated Wi-Fi||yes dual|
|Dimensions without stand (Height x Width x Depth)||647 x 1119 x 68mm|
|Dimensions with stand (Height x Width x Depth)||704 x 1119 x 221mm|
|Weight (Without / With stand)||10.5kg / 14kg|
|VESA compatibility||Yes, 200×200|
|HDMI ports||3 2.1|
|USB ports||2 2.0|
|IC+ Integrated||Yes, IQ+ 1.4|
|Energy Class||Category E 135W|
|Content / Accessories||
Design and connectivity of the Panasonic TX-50LX650E
The Panasonic TX-50LX650E is a television that, as seen in our cover photo, is aesthetic to a normal degree. It is not ugly but we do not intend to deceive anyone by calling it a beauty. It is very average, with thin edges (the lower one is a bit thicker, as is customary in practically any TV) and black.
The panel has a 50-inch diagonal, which is 126 centimeters, its width is 111.9 cm , its height is 64.7 cm and the profile, ignoring the joint with the support, is 6.8 cm . It is not thin (because it is not a premium model) but it is enough not to clash as something negative. This panel weighs 10.5 kilos and is anchored with a 20 x 20 cm VESA .
Less convinces me in profile and if we see its rear, nothing aesthetic to my liking.
However, I have to say that its support does an excellent job , because in the front part it is very nice, a black base rectangle of negligible thickness with a somewhat shiny finish and a very good grip system for the panel. The TV, with this one, weighs 14 kilograms and, obviously, its profile and height change to 21.1 and 70.4 cm respectively.
Tuning and connectivity
To connect to the network you have the option of using its RJ45 Ethernet plug but you also have, as almost everyone wants, WiFI, in this case dual 2.4 and 5 GHz . For pairing with other devices such as sound bars or tablets, the Panasonic TX-50LX650E also has Bluetooth connectivity .
The rest of the connections go through two USB ports in v2.0 with recorder function, three HDMI in 2.1 that support the passage of 4K content at 60 Hz , the already typical eARC and CEC and also ALLM and HDCP 2.2, optical audio output, headphone jack, a slot for CI+, satellite and RF antenna .
To tune in we see that there is both analog (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and digital DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C, HbbTV 2.0.2 and CI+1.4 .
Image quality and general functions
Since the Panasonic TX-50LX650E is 50 inches, the first thing I want to say is that it has a very high pixel density per area (89 per inch), which translates into more detailed images than those offered by a smaller model. large even at the same resolution, which is Ultra High Definition (3840 x 2160).
The panel that it includes is a VA whose matrix is 30 bits but the color depth falsifies the 10 bits using Frame Rate Control for it. Its backlighting is typical of conventional medium panels of the firm, Edge LED . The refresh rate results in 60 Hz and Panasonic adds 1200 points of its frame interpolation technology, which is Real Motion Rate .
In case you’re wondering, yes, this TV does support HDR content. Specifically, it does so in HDR HLG and HDR 10 in addition to the demanded Dolby Vision standard . In neither case will there be loss of quality. Details are maintained, mainly thanks to the play between contrast and brightness.
It is worth mentioning that Panasonic has equipped the model with several image modes . Depending on the chosen one, the parameters change to offer the most realistic image possible. These are Dolby Vision, Standard, Vivid, Movie, Game, and Sport .
All this work is carried out with the 4K Color Engine processor , a good friend of the firm that is incorporated in many models of this and other years. The contrast, without HDR, is worked in a fairly conventional way with High Contrast, also a classic of the brand.
The audio of the Panasonic TX-50LX650E does not deviate from what we normally see in a mid-range model, a little bit worked to not be less than the rest.
Thus, we find the already more than usual 20 W divided into two speakers that are of the RMS type and represent two real channels.
The thing improves, yes, with aspects such as support for the Dolby Atmos standard or different audio modes such as Standard, Music, Game, Sports, News, Vivid, etc. that cause each content to be displayed as it best corresponds based on a specific calibration of the TV.
Panasonic TX-50LX650E software/smartTV review
Panasonic has decided not to include its operating system in this model and what it does is opt for Android TV, specifically version 11 of it.
Compared to My Home Screen, the system is vastly better. Thus, if your problem with this brand was the OS, know that this is a thing of the past.
The design is more beautiful and makes everything more manageable and easier to find and move (you can put the apps of your interest in direct access mode on the main screen). In addition, Android is much more complete, especially in terms of the number of apps available, since the TV has the Google Play Store (the same as mobile phones). Also, the system itself is much faster.
With the AI of the TV and the microphone, you can use Google’s voice assistant , with which you can change the channel, start playing certain content or simply ask what the weather will be like tomorrow.
You also have Chromecast , so you can show everything you have on other devices on the big screen, making your experience more comfortable.
It goes without saying that the most basic options such as the program guide, teletext, language selection and the like are still present.
Although, without a doubt, it is a winning decision, we have to say that Panasonic has reached out and Android is not on its televisions as it is on others, being more capable and thus being more basic . For example, you don’t have a browser to start with, you have to start, yes or yes, by visiting the store and downloading one (something that many people don’t even know what it is).
Panasonic TX-50LX650E TV: Pros and Cons
- High stability base
- Android TV 11
- HDMI Layout
- Not aesthetic profile
- Energy certification E