Yes and no. The older 50HP81 Plasma used a Panasonic Plasma (PT-50PHD3P) screen. All of the components (logic board, glass) were the same and the only difference was the silver bezel and Toshiba logo on the front. However, Toshiba has now decided with the coming of the 50HP82 model to receive their glass and components from NEC, and this newer model is exactly the same as the NEC (50MP2) plasma with a silver bezel.
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