Panasonic, folks, has put out an unsettlingly large number of plasma systems under their Viera subbrand that have both amazed and infuriated me, and sometimes even both at the same time. Today we tackle a new Viera plasma in the form of the Panasonic TC-P46C2, a plasma television with a big surprise.
The Panasonic TC-P46C2 is a forty six inch 720p plasma television with both Deep Color and x.v.Color technologies to improve color reproduction, two built in ten watt speakers with simulated surround, two composite video ports, four audio inputs, one analog audio input, two component video inputs, two HDMI inputs, and one digital optical audio output.
This is one of those great entry-level plasmas for people who’ve been playing the waiting game possibly a bit too long or were waiting for their old television to kick off before upgrading. This has plenty of inputs for older components, but also boasts some HDMI so that gradual expansions can take place.
No one will ever mistake this for top of the line. 720p is almost a joke when compared against the 3D magnificences we can get today. Two ten watt speakers are better, but still not top of the line either. But nor is the PRICE top of the line–you can lay hands on this puppy for six hundred sixty five bucks out at Best Buy.
So if you’ve been considering an upgrade, but the economy has left you a bit gunshy or your old television was still doing the job, you may want to consider your first upgrade to the fairly inexpensive Panasonic TC-P46C2.