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Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV - TC-P55ST30

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Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP55ST30

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA ST Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.

Key Features:

  • Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black 2 Panel
  • VIERA Connect WiFi Ready
  • VIERA Image Viewer with 3D Playback (Movie & Photo Capable)

Features:

Fast Switching Phosphor The use of fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced afterglow duration and reproduced clear 3D and 2D images. Fast switching phosphors are used in all full HD models.

Improved Pre-discharge & Filter Minimizing pre-discharge has made it possible to produce crisp blacks with minimal graying. Improving the filter shape has suppressed glare and reduced internal reflections in the front glass panel. The contrast in bright ambient light has been raised to enable rich, more robust blacks.

Improvement in Luminous Efficiency Achieves Low Power Consumption Everything - from the materials and panel structure to the drive method - has been re-engineered. These improvements are a result of the new phosphor and new electrode (fish bone) structure.

FULL HD 3D Infuses Reality into Every Image Frame Sequential Technology - Panasonic uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking FULL HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.

Full HD 3D

Smooth Film Images 24p Cinema Smoother - Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films with familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA HDTVs 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.
*Only the VT, GT and ST Series

24p Cinema Smoother

Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D 2D-3D Conversion - Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The technology generates a detailed depth effect for each type of image, so the 3D effect is natural and realistic. Use VIERA HDTV to enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and even ordinary TV broadcasts in 3D. The Super Resolution function allows images that were converted from 2D to 3D to be displayed in sharp, clear 3D while minimizing double image. 3D images with crisp contours are also produced from 3D broadcasts using the side-by-side method.
*When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.

2D-3D Conversion

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures 600Hz Sub-field Drive - Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data, and each frame is virtually displayed in a shorter length of time than in previous 600Hz systems, to create crisp images.
*When using Cinema mode.

600Hz Sub-field Drive

Even Faster Images Are More Precise Full-HD Resolution Speed of 1,200 pps - Full-HD Resolution Speed, the new standard for moving picture measurement announced by the Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation (APDC), indicates the maximum moving picture speed that can be enjoyed with full-HD resolution. VIERA HDTV's achieved 1,200 pps (pixels per second) under this new standard. Even images that scroll left or right at the extremely high speed of 1,200 pps are able to be correctly displayed at the maximum resolution of 1,080 lines.

Full-HD Resolution Speed of 1,200 pps

Deep Blacks in Bright Rooms Infinite Black 2 - In the new VIERA HDTVs models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been improved. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.

Infinite Black 2

VIERA Connects You to a New World VIERA Connect - The exciting world of cloud based Internet service (Internet Protocol Television, or IPTV), is available for the entire family to enjoy. Now you can use an intuitive remote control while relaxing in your living room having a variety of internet content at your fingertips.

Viera Connect

Home Network Convenience DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready - Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.

DLNA / Wi-Fi Ready

Memories Are Even More Powerful in 3D 3D Image Viewer - It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA HDTV screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA HDTV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that lifes special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D.

3D Image Viewer

Get Your Game Face On Game Mode - Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA HDTV's automatically choose settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response with virtually no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see.

Game Mode

One Remote Controls Them All Viera Link - VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of compatible AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA HDTV remote control. Setup is easy, simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.

Viera Link

Years of Beautiful Images Years of Beautiful Images - One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.

100,000 Hours Panel Life

Environment-Friendly Panel Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel - Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Environment-Friendly Panel

Easy Access to Helpful Functions VIERA Tools - The VIERA Tools user interface makes it easy to access and understand key functions. Simply press a function button, and an explanation appears on the screen. Keep the button pressed to activate the function immediately.

Viera Tools

Specifications:

Video

  • Screen Size Diagonal (inches): 55.1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels): 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Moving Picture Resolution: 1080 lines
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • EDTV Display Capability (480p): Yes
  • Aspect Control: 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
  • Louver Filter: Yes
  • 600Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback: Yes
  • 24p Playback (2 : 3): Yes
  • Deep Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color: Yes
  • Pro Setting: Yes
  • 3D Color Management: Yes
  • Sub Pixel Control: Yes
  • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction: Yes

Full HD 3D

  • 3D Panel: Yes
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother: Yes
  • 2D-3D Conversion: Yes
  • 3D Image Viewer: Yes

Audio

  • Speakers: Full-range x 2 (L, R)
  • Number of Speakers: 2
  • Audio Output: 20 W
  • Surround Sound: Yes

Inputs

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • VIERA Image Viewer™: Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • HDMI Input: 3 (1 side)
  • Composite Video Input: RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Video): RCA x 1
  • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1
  • Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1
  • HDMI Input-Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 1) / 3D Input (All)
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • USB: 2

Convenience

  • VIERA Link™: Yes
  • VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
  • VIERA® Tools: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • Trilingual Menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Easy IPTV: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Yes
  • DLNA: Yes

General

  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
  • Safety Standard: UL6500/C-UL
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket: TY-WK23LR2W
  • Super Resolution: Yes

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Without Stand
    • Height: 32"
    • Width: 52.2"
    • Depth: 2.8"
  • With Stand
    • Height: 33.5"
    • Width: 52.2"
    • Depth: 15.3"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 72.8 lbs
  • With Stand: 86 lbs
  • Shipping: 104 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details

Features and specifications are subject to change without notice

Television TypePlasma
Screen Size55"
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920x1080
3DYes
Refresh Rate60Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20W
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs3
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input Connectors3 HDMI, 1 Composite Video+Audio, 1 Component Video+Audio, 2 USB, 1 Analog Audio
Output Connectors1 Digital Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)52.2"
Height (inches)32"
Panel Depth (inches)2.8"
  

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Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great picture quality (7)
  • Easy to setup (6)
  • Good resolution (4)
  • Reduces glare (4)
  • Good remote control (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (7)
    • Movies (6)
    • Home (4)
    • Wall mounting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (3), Enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    4.0

    Excellent HDTV...even better ABT Service

    By JimV

    from Glen Ellyn, IL.

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast Setup
    • Good Remote Control
    • Great Picture Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Theater

      Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

      Unit had a defective speaker. ABT excellent customer support quickly replaced the unit. Delivery team is courteous and very helpful.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      We're Glad We Chose The Plasma

      By RCH

      from Frankfort, Il

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Remote Control
      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Reduced Glare

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

        After doing A LOT of research on LED/LCD and plasma TV's we decided on the Panasonic plasma. We preferred the way it handles fast motion as well as the softer picture, more natural colors and skin tones vs. the others. Movies with the Picture Mode set on Cinema are just like being in a theater, great feature. If you like, you can crank up the brightness level by using the Vivid or Custom modes. After three weeks we're very happy with the purchase and would do it again. Most of the buzz these days is around LCD/LED but a good plasma flat screen is definitely worth a look.

        Service and delivery comments:

        The purchase and delivery process was flawless. We were impressed. The guys who delivered the TV, set it up and hauled away our old TV were curteous, knowlegable and took the time to do it right even though it was the end off the day for them. This was our first purchase from Abt, but not the last.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great TV and Great Value

        By Erik

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

        • Bad Interface

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Wall Mounting

        Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

        Great TV

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt as usual. Delivery 90 miles away and still free!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Awsome TV

        By DJB

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Reduced Glare

        Cons

        • Not enough Component port

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games
        • Wall Mounting

        Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

        Had a little trouble mounting the TV, but not the TV's fault, it's just so big! Not a bad problem to have though. The image quality for video games and Blu-ray is great, the sound quality is pretty good, but I'd still recomend suround sound. The price is not unreasonable either. Also, if you have an iphone/pad/pod the VIERA remote app is a good thing to have. It has every function the real remote has

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Beautiful Picture, Wifi Connectivity

        By Pat

        from Loveland, OH

        About Me Casual User

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy set-up
        • Fast Setup
        • Great Picture Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Video Streaming via WIFI

          Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

          Love this Plasma

          Service and delivery comments:

          ABT is a quality organization, nice website, accurate tracking information, fast response to email inquiries.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Exactly what I expected

          By Bob

          from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Setup
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • SPORTS

          Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

          Purchased this to replace a Panasonic 720p unit. I could not justify the additional cost of the GT30 and am very happy with the overall quality of the ST30. [...]

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best TV

          By Abu Paul

          from Niles, IL

          About Me Power User

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Reduced Glare
          • User friendly

          Cons

          • No redwhite sound output

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV:

          You have seen no image on a TV screen as spectacular as Avatar on Blue Ray on the screen of this thing. And forget 3D. Just do 2D and you will be blown away :)
          As for size, I think the price is not that high so I would go for the 55".

          Service and delivery comments:

          I wish ABT still do better service than bringing into the room, put on floor, and say good bye.

          Back in 2003 when I bought the old TV, they unpacked, put on stand, removed packing materials, plugged all the wires, and showed us how to use the remote etc. and made sure we were satisfied before leaving.

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          Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV

          Panasonic 55" VIERA ST30 Series Plasma Black Flat Panel 3D HDTV

          UPC Code: 885170043503
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