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Old 07-09-2014, 02:20 PM - Thread Starter
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Panasonic 50PB2 (2013 monitor, ST60 revision 2)

Someone posted about a deal on this monitor so I decided to check it out and it looks like it could be a really great display for someone who is willing to take a chance and would not miss having a louver filter, it obviously is based off of the ST60 but appears to be a much later design with some extra power under the hood (even more juice than the 55VT60)

Looking at the boards there are a few differences

50PB2 / 50ST60 / 55VT60

Y sustain


X sustain


Main board

Based on a few observations it is pretty likely there is NO bi-leveldrive technology used on this model, that would put it in league with maybe the UT50 in terms of gradation but squarely above the ST60 in terms of overall light output (in the same way the ST is brighter than VT) and that is without the other improvements

Has anyone here seen this model or know what it performs like in the real world?

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edit: model numbers

50PB2U / 65PB2U America
50PB2E / 65PB2E Europe
50PB2W / 65PB2W Oceania
50PB2J / 65PB2J Japan
50PB2C / 65PB2C China
50PB2T / 65PB2T Taiwan
50PB2ER / 65PB2ER (?????)

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50ST60 382 watts
50PB2 400 watts

65ST60 453 watts
65PB2 550 watts

What one would you pick...
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Just to add

85" 1170 watts

103" 1310 watts

You could get a slot 2 pc board to make it into an all in one computer. Worlds biggest tablet, lol!

http://www.panasonic.com/business/pr...e-displays.asp
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Yeah very cool but those larger ones are 2012 panels so I'll pass on those

Now I just remembered last year I talked to the head plasma engineer Toru Ando and he told me about the PB2 as the final model, also his english was much better than mine .. haha

I think this one might be a real "ST60 killer" with some impressive contrast and low input lags for gaming
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Anybody seen this one yet? they won't be around for long

I heard alot of people say "Oh I missed the boat, I would buy the ST60 if this or that" well keep in mind this model is not slowed down by a mediatek processor it has a much more capable dedicated processor



My monitor has an earlier version of that processor and even without HDMI 1.4a support there is good support for custom refresh rates, e.g

100 Hz up to 1680x945
120 Hz up to 1536x864
125 Hz up to 1488x837

The monitor are not picky about input resolutions
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