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Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P54Z1

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1080p (1920 x 1080) Full-HD Resolution/ 1 " Thick Panel/ WirelessHD/ 600Hz Sub-Field Drive/ 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio/ THX Certified Display/ 24p Cinematic Playback/ BBE ViVA HD3D Sound/ Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners/ Silver Finish
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Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP54Z1

The combination of the VIERA Z1's innovative technology and aesthetic design is truly without equal. The ultra-thin profile of this sophisticated series delivers stunning picture performance and elegant style making a bold statement within any home decor.


  • 1 Inch Thinness
    With their thin and light designs. VIERA models offer unique new installation styles that have never before been possible. For people who want the ultimate in design
    • One Sheet of Glass
      With Viera HDTVs front glass panel and ultra slim side speakers, it seems as if the images and sound are coming from a single flat pane of glass. The uniquely shaped pedestals integrated with the display body, lending a sense of stability while harmonizing with your interior decor
    • Narrow Bezel
      This design embodies two concepts: the blending of images and sounds and space-saving compactness. This smart new VIERA HDTV form gives a nod to classic design schemes while bringing fresh styling to the large flat screen TV
  • WirelessHD™
    Ultra-thin plasma display technology and WirelessHD™ technology enable flexible installations
    Enjoy the Internet contents* right on your TV. With VIERA CAST™ technology, you can enjoy online content such as videos, photos, weather and stock information through an easy-to-use Web interface that's built into the TV. No extra equipment required
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution**. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology 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
  • Over 2,000,000:1 High Contrast (Native 40,000:1)
    New VIERA models incorporate an improved panel production process and the new Real Black Drive system. A pre-discharge control system, the Real Black Drive system combines with NeoPDP technology to achieve next-generation black reproduction. When you're watching movies, VIERA renders images just the way the director intended, even in scenes where it's difficult to achieve a proper balance of light and dark
  • THX® Certified Display
    THX reproduces movie images exactly as the movie's creators intended them. In the early 1980's, Lucasfilm, established the THX Standard to stipulate the audio and video quality criteria for cinema environments. The overall aim was to improve the experience of cinema-goers and faithfully recreate the audio and visual ambience that film makers intended. VIERA meets the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program
  • 24p Cinematic Playback
    VIERA recreates the unique atmosphere of movie images. Enjoy cinema quality in your own home. The images that are recorded onto movie film at 24 frames per second (fps) are reproduced at four times that speed by 24p Cinematic Playback. This achieves film like reproduction than 2:3 pull down method
  • Wide Color Viewing Angle
    View breathtaking images with rich, vivid colors from anywhere in the room. Because plasma TVs are self-illuminating, images look beautiful from any angle. Black areas do not fade, and colors look virtually the same no matter where you sit
  • Newly Developed Speaker Unit
    A newly developed, slim speaker unit, has made it possible to produce deep bass down to 100Hz. The sounds are also clear and robust, with reduced phase interference over a wide frequency range
  • BBE ViVA HD3D Sound
    BBE ViVA is new High Definition 3D Sound technology which integrates a 3Denhancement effect with BBE High Definition Sound. ViVA creates an authentic and exciting 3D sound effect from stereo speakers while preserving the clarity, definition, presence and texture for which BBE High Definition Sound is noted. BBE ViVA is now being offered to BBE licensees in the consumer electronics industry
  • VIERA Image Viewer
    It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD card into VIERA to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among 3 types of background music and 4 display effects. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large-screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920 x 1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio
  • VIERA Link
    VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting the devices to each other by an HDMI cable
  • Viera Tools
    With the new VIERA Tools user interface, simply press a button on the remote control and icons such as the photos or movies from the menu screen. Now you can just select the one you want. This kind of easy operation means you have more fun and less hassle
  • Game Mode
    In 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 anti-image retention (wobbling) too



  • Screen Size: 54" Class (54.1" diagonal)
  • Contrast Ratio
    • Dynamic: Infinite Black/Over 2,000,000:1
    • Native: 40,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Pixel Pitch (H x V): 0.624 x 0.624 mm
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • Aspect Control
    • Normal, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV/AV modes
    • 4:3, Full for PC mode
  • Panel: G12 Progressive 1080p HD NeoPDP (Plasma Display Panel)
  • Progressive Scan: Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback: Yes
  • 24p Playback (2:3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Studio Ref Mode: Yes
  • Pro Setting: Yes
  • THX Mode: Yes
  • Motion Adaptive 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes


  • Number of Speakers: 4
  • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound: Yes
  • Surround Sound: Yes

Inputs / Outputs

  • VIERA Image Viewer: Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG Playback)


  • VIERA Link™: Y (with Network Camera)
  • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV): Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Menu Languages: English/Spanish/French
  • V-Chip Program Lockout: Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Timers: Off
  • Video Input Label: Yes
  • Video Picture Memory: Yes


  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • On Mode Average Power Consumption: 293 W
  • Energy Star: Yes
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
  • Safety Standard: UL6500/C-UL
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Stand
    • Height: 35.2"
    • Width
      • With Speakers: 56.3"
      • Without Speakers: 51.3"
    • Depth: 14.9"
  • Without Stand
    • Height: 32.3"
    • Width
      • With Speakrs: 56.3"
      • Without Speakers: 51.3"
    • Depth: 1"

Approximate Weight:

  • With Stand
    • With speakers: 83.8 lbs
    • Without speakers: 80.5 lbs
  • Without Stand
    • With speakers: 70.6 lbs
    • Without speakers: 67.3 lbs
  • Shipping: 35 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypePlasma
Screen Size (inches)54"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20W
Number of HDMI Inputs4
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, Analog Audio
Output ConnectorsAnalog Output
Width (inches)56.3
Height (inches)32.3"
Panel Depth (inches)1"


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Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

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Expensive, but an excellent HDTV


from Levittown, PA

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  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup
  • Good Connection Options
  • Good Remote Control
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Reduced Glare
  • Thin panel


    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Home Theater
    • Movies
    • Video Games
    • Wall Mounting

    Comments about Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

    This is my first plasma HDTV purchase. The picture quality is fantastic. This is a NeoPDP panel (single pane of glass) The panel thinness is still amazing to me. A screen this big and this thin looks crazy. The sound is surprisingly good... the included speakers are also extremely thin. Not huge bass, but still very good for TV speakers. The wireless feature is nice... especially for those who want a wall mount installation. You still have the option to use an HDMI cable from the separate tuner to the panel, if you like. I am using wireless, but on a stand. The stand has glass shelves. I have the tuner component on a lower shelf. Line of sight between transmitter and receiver, for the wireless, seems critical. This may be since I have the receiver almost directly over the transmitter. The Viera Cast is nice. [...] VOD, You Tube, Picassa, Weather Channel and Bloomberg all work well. Viera Cast could be a very nice feature if they can add more content... Vudu, Hulu, Netflix, etc. would be nice. The THX picture setting option has a yellowish hue... this seems to be inherent in the THX settings that Panasonic is using. Pros Picture quality Thin screen Cons Price (although I did get this well below MSRP) Note:Inially, [...]-On-Demand doesn't playI contacted Panasonic about the inability to stream [...] VOD content. They were able to replicate the same problem on a TC-P54Z1 at their facility. Panasonic kept me posted via e-mail about their progress with this issue. A few days later, Panasonic tech support issued a firmware update that corrected the problem. [...] VOD content now streams through Viera Cast. Very good customer support!

    Service and delivery comments:

    Initial delivery of this product was a disaster. The unit arrived and the screen was completely shattered.

    ABT did an excellent job handling the exchange. It took 2 weeks, but it arrived in great condition.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)




    from Orlando, FL


    • Compact
    • Convenient
    • Durable
    • Easy to use
    • Exceeded expectations


    • pricey but expected

    Best Uses

      Comments about Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

      The picture is amazing and the size is jaw-dropping.

      (24 of 28 customers found this review helpful)


      Great addition


      from West Palm Beach, Fl


      • Compact
      • Convenient
      • Durable
      • Easy to use
      • Exceeded expectations


      • pricey but understandable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV:

        Panasonic does it again. This plasma is by far one of the best on the market to date. I purchased this display for my home and set it up in about 45 min. (mounting brackets and TV plus wireless unit). speaking of the wireless unit this one is one of the best and the fastest. I have used a similar TV with wireless unit before from another company. That particular TV's wireless unit is noticeably slower and the 1080p Res. did not seem to stand up to this Panasonic unit. I am extremely happy with the TV thus far and will write more later on once the color sat. is broken in. 1 satisfied customer. Hope Panasonic makes a 65" in the same model. Can't wait!!

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        Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV

        Panasonic 54" Viera Z1 Series Silver Plasma Flat Panel HDTV


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