Panasonic TX-55GX551 : a good Direct LED television ?

Panasonic TX-55GX551 : A Ultra HD 4K that makes the difference ?

Panasonic ranks among the important actors on the television market, and proposes with this TX-55GX551, an interesting screen tested by our Laboratory.
A quick glimpse at the specification sheet : 55 inches.
And you must believe us it is impressive. The first question you’ll have to ask yourself will be the place where you are going to install this television.
In addition this Panasonic displays a Ultra HD 4K resolution. Attractive, user friendly, minimum bulk , quality image and sound, everything has been carefully finalized in this television, in order to make a nearly perfect product.
Why can we consider this TX-55GX551 as convincing in spite of its mid-range position ? This is what we are going to discover in this article.
Should we let ourselves be convinced by thisTX-55GX551 Panasonic ? All answer elements just after.

TV design presentation Panasonic TX-55GX551

Sober but in line with current trends. Panasonic has asked its design office to make a product that tends towards the top range, but remains affordable.
The design of the Panasonic TX-55GX551 is largely inspired by the other models in the FX-55 series.
A good overall score for this TV; it corresponds to design in the spirit of the times. A quality of materials and a visual aspect that does not make you insensitive.
The Panasonic TX-55GX551 is simply flat.
With a size of 55 inches, it has a typical piano black color.
As far as the base is concerned, there are also things to say.
It is perfectly integrated with the screen and gives a general feeling of balance.The shape of the base is of the pedestal type.
The interest of the TX-55GX551 is undoubtedly its technology Slim design.
This TV could simply be one of the best in terms of design for mid-range. It has nothing to envy from its competitors. Even when it’s off, you won’t get tired of looking at it; only happiness!

TV screen presentation Panasonic TX-55GX551

The Panasonic has a correct and well-calibrated image quality, but you have to do with a limited native contrast that is suitable for daytime viewing; forget about home theater programs in the dark.
With this new TX-55GX551 Panasonic, the company makes an assumed technological choice.
It’s LED and that’s good because the image result is excellent.
A sum of characteristics that places it among the best in its range.

The Panasonic TX-55GX551 is available in the Ultra HD 4K resolution.
Which is already above the average resolution of the range.
Panasonic presents this TX-55GX551 with a screen of 55 inches; this television is among the greatest.
At the same time, we are dealing with a nice display on the screen.
By providing it with a frequency of 60 Hz, this television is therefore less well placed than its competitors. Shifted image and lack of precision make this model a low end of the range.
Even better, thanks to its advanced technology, the screen of this television provides a Ultra HD 4K quality resolution.
My opinion to conclude on the display part. It’s in the range, without flourish or excess. An additional choice in the mid-range.

TX-55GX551 from Panasonic – The sound

The sound quality is correct but nothing more. The typical low-medium and mid-range sounds are far from what the competition offers. The sound of the TX-55GX551 still has the advantage of not being saturated. In any case, the installation as presented ex-factory is just sufficient for this television set
The equipment consists of two baffles with 10 W at output.
Basically, you get an average rendering.
Maybe if you want to or if you are a perfectionist, you can connect two other speakers with a bass boost to amplify the result.

In short, the sound is enough to cover your everyday needs. The TX-55GX551 Panasonic is not designed for home cinema. That’s not what we are expecting.

Presentation of the Smart TV part of the TV set Panasonic TX-55GX551

This TV offers you the choice of connectivity: Whether through its Wifi function, or through the local network with other devices or computer devices (fixed or mobile computers, NAS synology for example), your TV TX-55GX551 is communicating.

The connection system of the Panasonic TX-55GX551

All the available connectivity makes it possible to cover current needs.
This television Panasonic TX-55GX551 offers a rather classical connectivity :mixed inputs HDMI ,the ports as well as the audio are available on this model.
In this TV range, the TX-55GX551’s offers are among the widest choice of connectors. This TV has more than most of its competitors.

This model has a total of 10 connections, not too bad. The Panasonic TX-55GX551 is thus at the very top of its range. The choices offered by its connections are simply enormous.

You have the following connections at your disposal:
2 USB ports, 3 HDMI ports, 1 audio output, 1 headphone socket, 1 antenna input, 1 component plug (Video), 1 composite plug (Y/Pb/Pr)

TX-55GX551 from Panasonic – Technical characteristics

Here is a summary of the technical characteristics of the television set:

Characteristic Value
Ratio 16/9
Sizes of the television without stand 124,5 cm x 72,1 cm x 7,3 cm
Screen size in inches 55
Screen resolution Ultra HD 4K
Display system Direct LED
Display frequency 60
Sound power 10
Wifi Yes
Tuners available DVB-TDVB-T2DVB-SDVB-S2DVB-C
Number of tuners 3
Number of USB ports 2
Number of HDMI ports 3
Number of audio outputs 1
Component Input (YpbPr) Yes
Color depth 24
Composite Input (Video) Yes
HDR Compatible Yes
VESA compatibility Yes
Ethernet Yes
Power consumption 152 W

TX-55GX551 from Panasonic – The conclusion

The overall feeling about the product is satisfactory, it is not the best on the market, but it still allows to have an efficient television set.
With the intention of making a difference this new TX-55GX551 Panasonic intends to make a difference. Well thought out and well finished. This mid-range is a wise choice.
The choice of Panasonic to include the smart TV system with the best of its know-how in the TX-55GX551, leads us to say that this high-end TV is worth having a good look at it.
With its Direct LED panel, this TV is doing better than average. The lighting is uniform.
With its 4K display technology, this TV offers you an image quality close to perfection, and a sound quality above the others; Enhanced with an aesthetics that stands out, you have the ingredients of a device that you want to own.

If there are any positive points to remember, here are 3 interesting ones:
the screen size, the sound power, the display frequency.

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