Until recently Panasonic was the only manufacturer to still solely use plasma technology for its large high-end televisions. LCD panels from this brand were only available in smaller TVs. Earlier this year this changed, partly due to the stringent European legislation for energy-efficiency and the introduction of Ecolabels. Plasma is still one of Panasonic's mainstays, but now a complete range of larger high-end LCD TVs is also available. The TX-L55DT50E model that we are reviewing here is a 55-inch model from the second-most advanced product line. Only the more expensive WT50E series has even higher-end specifications.
The TX-L55DT50 might not be the flagship model, but it has plenty to offer as well. The TV is 3D compatible, comes with Panasonic’s Vierra Connect internet and media player features and has ‘100Hz Backlight Scanning’. You can find the 55DT50 for around £1,595, which is pretty hefty for a 55-inch model.