Among the most popular HDTV sold on the market nowadays, we find 50 inch models, and, if we look for a cheap one, the choices are generally narrowed down to a few performers. Panasonic TC-P50X1 is one of them, and it is a low entry Panasonic plasma TV, aimed at the budget conscious with a need for a good quality product. While, at first glance, there is little to differentiate this 50 inch plasma from its C1 counterpart, the truth is that Panasonic TC-P50X1 is better. For instance, while both series share the same 720p resolution, not the same thing can be said about the contrast ratio (twice as big in the X1 series), and the anti-glare screen, found in Panasonic TC-P50X1, but not in C1 models. The latter gives this particular model an upper hand when compared to U1 series, which, again, does not come with an anti-reflective coating.