Panasonic TC-P54S2 54-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV

Panasonic Viera TC-P54S2 Plasma TV TC-P54S2 Plasma Displays & TVsBuilding on its award-winning 2009 Plasma line, Panasonic’s 54-inch VIERA TC-P54S2 Plasma HDTV features a new panel with NeoPDP technologies that provide the best balance of black and white under brighter environments while also offering higher energy efficiency. The new NeoPDP Plasma panel also further reduces reflections and creates sharper pictures with higher contrast in brighter environments. This S2 series model provides 1080p resolution, full-time 1080 TV lines of moving picture resolution, and 600Hz Sub-field Drive for superb motion clarity.

This and other models in the S2 line offer Panasonic’s VIERA Image Viewer feature, which enables you to play slideshows of JPEG images stored on SD memory cards, as well as the VIERA Link feature for controlling a variety of compatible components–from Blu-ray Disc players to digital cameras–through a single remote. This model also includes Panasonic’s Clean Touch Bezel, which resists fingerprints to help keep the surface clean.

Adhering to Panasonic’s commitment to the environment, this VIERA model–as well as all 2010 models–features improved power consumption and meets the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements. And you’ll get a long Plasma panel life of up to 100,000 hours–more than 30 years of viewing when watched 8 hours a day–before the brightness of the panel decreases to half.

Panasonic’s VIERA S2 series Plasma HDTV.

Key Features

NeoPDP: By redesigning the Plasma panel’s cell structure and developing an innovative new filter, Panasonic has tripled the luminous efficiency (compared to 2007 models) of its VIERA Plasma HDTVS–resulting in stunningly beautiful images while also reducing power consumption.


1080 Moving Picture Resolution: With 1080 lines of moving picture resolution and integrated NeoPDP technology’s high-speed drive performance, the display time for each image frame is shortened to minimize afterimages, making decisive calls in football matches and delicate motions in figure skating performances appear crystal clear.


600Hz Sub-field Drive: 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology, which converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects (see an illustration of 600Hz technology).


VIERA Image Viewer: View full-HD images with the integrated SD card slot, enabling you to view JPEG photos captured from your digital camera or camcorder on the big screen. Navigate your images via an easy-to-use thumbnail display.


VIERA Link: Allows the interlinked operation of various AV devices–from DVD and Blu-ray Disc players to home theater sound systems to digital cameras and camcorders–using only the VIERA remote control by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable (see pop-up illustration).


Game Mode: With Game Mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What’s more, VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too.

Key Specifications

Series: S2 Screen type: Plasma Screen size: 54 inches Native resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels Contrast ratio: Native: 2,000,000:1 Shades of gradation: 6,144 equivalent Receiving system: ATSC/QAM/NTSC HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p EDTV display capability: 480p Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power; surround sound capabilities Image viewer: JPEG compatibility Aspect control: Normal, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK5P1RW Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French Energy Star qualified: Yes


HDMI: 3 (1 side) Component (Y, PB, PR): 2; each with audio input Composite A/V: 2 (1 side); each with audio input Digital audio output: 1


TV with stand: 51.7 x 34.8 x 15.3 inches (WxHxD); 86 pounds TV without stand: 51.7 x 32.8 x 3.7 inches (WxHxD); 79.4 pounds What size TV should you get?

What’s in the Box

Panasonic S2 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, remote control (with batteries), operating instructions

Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD Models: TC-P54VT25 54″
TC-P50VT25 50″ TC-P50GT25 50″
TC-P42GT25 42″ TC-P54G25 54″
TC-P50G25 50″
TC-P46G25 46″
TC-P42G25 42″ TC-P65S2 65″
TC-P58S2 58″
TC-P54S2 54″
TC-P50S2 50″
TC-P46S2 46″
TC-P42S2 42″ TC-P50U2 50″
TC-P42U2 42″ TC-P50C2 50″
TC-P46C2 46″
TC-P42C2 42″ TC-L42U22 42″
TC-L37U22 37″
TC-L32U22 32″ TC-L37X2 37″
TC-L32X2 32″
TC-L22X2 22″ TC-L37C22 37″
TC-L32C22 32″ VIERA Cast

— — — — — — VIERA Image Viewer
(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
(AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
webcam capable
webcam capable
webcam capable NeoPDP Panel — — — — — — — THX Display — — — — — — Contrast Ratio Infinite Black Pro / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 2,000,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1 Dynamic: 20,000:1
22″: 15,000:1 Dynamic: 18,000:1 Moving Picture Resolution 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 1080 lines 900 lines 720 lines — — — Anti-Reflective Filter — — — — — Display Capabilities 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 720p, 480p 1080p, 1080i,
720p, 480p 720p, 480p 720p, 480p 600Hz Sub-field Drive — — — Game Mode — — — Speakers 3; 30W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total 2; 20W total
22″: 6W 2; 20W total Surround Sound HDMI input 4 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side) 2 3 (1 side) 3 (1 side)
22″: 1 2 Component input (Y, PB, PR) 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 Composite input 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side) 2 (1 side)
22″: 1 2 PC input 1 (side) 1 (side) 1 (side) — — — 1 1 1 USB 2 2 2 — — — — — — Ethernet LAN input 1 1 1 — — — — — — Digital Audio output 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 iPod Universal Dock — — — — — — — — Energy Star Series: VT25 Plasma GT25 Plasma G25 Plasma S2 Plasma U2 Plasma C2 Plasma U22 LCD X2 LCD C22 LCD

Which Size HDTV is Right for My Room?

HDTV Size chart
With standard-definition TVs, the rule used to be that viewers would feel comfortable watching a set from a distance of 3 to 6 times the screen size in inches. With HDTV, the resolution is so much better that you can sit closer to a larger TV without noticing the pixels. So with HDTVs, the rule tends to be you can sit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 times the screen size (in inches) for the best experience.

If you know the size of the room you have already, where you want to sit, and where your new HDTV should go once you get it, you can figure out the size HDTV you should get.

Minimum size = Viewing distance/3 Maximum size=Viewing distance/1.5

Product Features

  • 54-inch Plasma HDTV with full 1080p HD resolution; 1080 lines of moving picture resolution
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive technology for superb full-HD motion; 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • VIERA Image Viewer for JPEG image slideshows directly from an SD memory card
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 component, 2 composite, 1 digital audio output
  • Includes removable stand; measures 51.7 x 34.8 x 15.3 inches with stand

3 thoughts on “Panasonic TC-P54S2 54-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV”

  1. I love this TV # SETTINGS UPDATE # I have had this TV for nearly a month. After I got the basic picture settings where I like them I am continually amazed at what a terrific picture I get. For me the the CINEMA setting seems to be the best overall setting for both DVDs and broadcast/cable TV and I adjust the the other picture settings as needed for individual DVDs or TV programs. I wanted to keep this brief so I won’t go into any further detail. I am completely happy with this TV. You can never really be sure what a TV is…

  2. Pretty much the best TV money can buy for under $3k in the 50+ inch range I’ve had a few Panasonic plasma’s throughout the years and I still even have a Hitachi Director’s Series plasma (which I have to say, blows every plasma on Amazon out of the water, but it’s also $7,000).The Panasonic TC-P54S2 (the 54″ display in the S2 line of plasmas) is a truly breathtaking television. The G25 line is more expensive and does offer a slightly richer and deeper black than the S2 line (among other, totally unnecessary features), but it’s barely noticeable when the S2…

  3. Great Pix … but dreaded “buzz” After repeated back-order of the new Panasonic 58″ plasma, I “settled” for this TV.Although only slightly smaller, but MUCH less expensive it features a superb picture that has deep colors, true black, and very bright (if needed for a light room).As a retired broadcast exec. I’m fussy about my video, and this set is excellent in almost every way. Even the bezel and glass screen minimize glare. The speakers are only adequate, but with the mony I saved thru Amazon I’m just…

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