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Panasonic 55" ST50 Series 3D Black Flat Panel HDTV - TC-P55ST50

Abt Model: TCP55ST50 | UPC Code: 885170075900
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Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) Resolution/ 2D-3D Conversion/ 2,500 Focused Field Drive/ Infinite Black Pro/ Vivid Color Creation/ Web Smoother/ 3D 24p Cinema Smoother/ 3D Real Sound With 8-Train Speakers/ Super Slim Sub-Woofer/ Sound Lifting Driver/ VIERA Remote App Support/ Game Pad Operation/ VIERA Connect/ Web Browser/ WiFi Built-In/ DLNA/ Game Mode/ C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]/ Built-In ATSC/QAM/NTSC Tuners/ Black Finish
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Panasonic 55" ST50 Series 3D Black Flat Panel HDTV, Model TCP55ST50

Features:

  • Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method
    The display alternately shows images for the left and right e: Yes. The left and right lenses of the eyewear open and close in sync with this display timing to show separate images to the left and right e: Yes. By repeating this action at high speed, the brain perceives 3D images. And because this method displays FULL HD 3D images just as they are, both e: Yes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality
    • * 3D Eyewear is required for viewing 3D images
  • Panasonic 'FULL HD 3D' is defined as follows
    • Compatible with 1,080p 3D signal
    • Panel has native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080p display
  • 2,500 Focused Field Drive
    This original Panasonic technology detects image movements like the human eye, and optimizes the drive accordingly. By achieving instantaneously powerful light emission rather than finely divided emission, it reduces the afterimages that cause blurring. As a result, fast movement is reproduced with excellent clarity
  • Infinite Black Pro
    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
  • Vivid Color Creation
    The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions
    • * Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs
  • Web Smoother
    The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion
  • 2D-3D Conversion
    Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images — such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards — into 3D images with a high level of precision
    • * When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
    Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA's 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images
  • 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers
    Eight dome-type microspeakers with reflectors deliver wide-ranging, high-quality sound. Only about 8 mm thick, these compact units also contribute to the beauty of the narrow-edge design
  • Super Slim Sub-Woofer
    The sub-woofer, which is mounted to the rear surface of the panel, delivers robust bass sounds. Its super slim design, with a thickness of only 22 mm, helps to keep the entire display attractively thin
  • Sound Lifting Driver
    Original Panasonic acoustic-field compensation technology produces highly accurate sound imaging. Matched to human auditory characteristics, the frequency for the bandwidth in which the sound is located is adjusted and the optimal compensation is applied
  • VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote
    VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads
  • Free Point Operation
    More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad
  • Game Pad Operation
    Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen
    • * Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market to SD Card
  • Browser Linkage
    You can display the same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation
  • Media Flick
    Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime
  • Simple Remote Control
    This remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout. It lets everyone in the house operate VIERA quickly and easily
  • Product Support Center
    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect
    • * Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market
  • eHELP
    No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just press the HELP button on the remote control to display the eHELP
  • VIERA Connect
    VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers.
    It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends
  • Web Browser
    The browser supports HTML5 pages, so you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC. Unlike a PC, though, the large screen allows the whole family or a group of friends to comfortably view a wide variety of content
  • WiFi Built-In
    It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the WiFi Built-In function. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies
    • * A wireless LAN environment is required to use the WiFi Built-In function
  • DLNA
    A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house
  • Game Mode
    Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play
  • Media Player
    Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV
    • * Applicable formats vary depending on the model
  • VIERA Link™
    VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables
  • Mercury and Lead Free
    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 the impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use
  • Long Panel Life
    One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a longs 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
    • * This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account
  • Eco Mode
    This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools
  • No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours
    This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more
  • Power Save
    This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption
  • C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]
    This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption
  • Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™
    The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage
  • Standby Power Save
    When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized
    • * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start
    • ** The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions
  • Intelligent Auto Standby
    Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices
    • * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start
  • Crystal Frame
    By softly wrapping the screen in crystal-like transparency, this light and attractive frame reinforces the appearance of floating images
  • Notice for VIERA Connect
    • The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service
    • Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available
    • Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers
    • Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages
    • The MLB, FOX Sports, YouTube™, hulu Plus, Netflix, Cinemanow, Amazon Instant Video™, VUDU, iFit, Withings, AP, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, SHOUTcast, Pandora®, Facebook and Twitter® names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries
    • The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited
    • Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners
    • Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™
    • USB Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included
    • Communication Camera for VIERA is not included

Specifications:

Display

  • Screen Size Diagonal (inches): 55.1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Pixels: 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
  • Panel: G15 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma
  • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p): Yes
  • Aspect Control: 4:3, Just, Zoom, Full, H-fill

Picture

  • Shades of Gradation: 12,288 equivalent
  • Fast Swichig Phosphor: Yes
  • Filter: Infinite Black Pro
  • Panel Drive: 2,500 Focused Field Drive
  • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film: Yes/ Yes
  • 24p Cinematic Playback: 48 Hz
  • Pro Setting: Yes
  • Smart VIERA Engine Pro
    • Vivid Color Creation: Yes
    • Web Smoother: Yes

Full HD 3D

  • 3D Panel: Yes (Active)
  • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother: Yes
  • 2D-3D Conversion: Yes

Audio

  • 3D Real Sound: Yes
  • Number of Speakers: Front speaker (8 train speakers) x 2, Woofer (80 mm) x 1
  • Audio Output:18 W (4 + 4 + 10)
  • Surround Sound: AV Surround

Jacks

  • Integrated ATSC Tuner: Yes
  • HDMI Input: null / 3 (3 side)
    • Support Feature: Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
  • SD Card: Yes (SDXC)
  • USB2.0: 2
  • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI): Yes
  • Composite Video Input shared with Component: RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Audio Input (for Composite Video): RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite: RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Audio Input (for Component Video): RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Ethernet: 1 (lower)
  • Digital Audio Output (Optical): 1 (lower)

General

  • VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
  • Web Browser: Yes
  • Skype while watching TV: Yes
  • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter): Yes
  • VIERA Remote App Support: Yes
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Yes (built-in)
  • DLNA: Yes
  • Media Player: null / Yes (SD Card/USB)
    • Support Format: AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-VIDEO/MotionJPEG (Lumix)/MKV/MP4/MOV/M4v/FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, MP3/AAC/FLAC, JPEG/MPO
  • VIERA Link: Yes
  • VIERA Tools: Yes
  • Eco Mode: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention): Yes
  • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French): Yes
  • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder: Yes
  • Off - Timers: Yes
  • E-Help: Yes

Power

  • Power Supply: 1 AC 120 V, 60Hz
  • Receiving System: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Operating Temperature: 32F - 104F (0C - 40C)
  • Safety Standard: US: UL60065/FCC Part15, CANADA: CSA C22.2/IC BETS-7

Other

  • Swivel Angle: 10
  • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers: TY-WK4P1RW
  • Glass & Metal Design: Yes (Crystal Frame)

Approximate Dimensions:

  • With Stand
    • Height: 32.5"
    • Width: 51.0"
    • Depth: 14.1"
  • Without Stand
    • Height: 30.5"
    • Width: 51.0"
    • Depth: 1.8" - 2.0"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 61.8 lbs
  • With Stand: 71.7 lbs
  • Shipping: 90.4 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts And Labor
  • Extended Service Warranty Available: Click the warranty tab above for details
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Television TypePlasma
TypePlasma
LED TechnologyNo
Screen Size55"
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DYes
Refresh Rate600Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power20 Watts
LEDNo
Built-In WiFiYes
Internet Movie StreamingYes
Number of HDMI Inputs4
USB PortYes
PC ConnectionYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, PC
Output ConnectorsComposite, Analog Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)51.0"
Height (inches)32.5"
Panel Depth (inches)14.1"
  

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Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good resolution (6)
  • Great picture quality (6)
  • Easy to setup (4)
  • Attractive (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home theater (5)
    • Home (3)
    • Movies (3)
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    5.0

    Exceeded our expectations

    By Jim the runner

    from Niles, IL

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

      Bought the product because Consumer Report said it was the best. We agree. It is great - picture, sound, quality.

      Service and delivery comments:

      The delivery person/set up tech was in a big hurry. Gave no instructions. In fact, he left before we even got a cable connection. Later, we called for service because we thought the tv was defective. Customer service was great. Second tech explained how to use it. Paying for set-up is a waste of money.

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      4.0

      Panasonic TCP55ST50

      By lefty223

      from broken arrow, OK

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Resolution
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Theater

        Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

        Purchased the ST50- 55 inch plasma based on my overall preference for plasma vs led. ST was most recommeneded plasma. Once the video settings are dialed the picture is great. Casual users my prefer a brighter picture as the pansonic is not the brightest picture. I found the out of box settings of the panasonic needed tweaking.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes. Yes package was in condition. But only one delivery person to handle the large package.

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        5.0

        Panasonic 55st50 is wonderful. Best buy

        By JP

        from NY

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

        Best buy for the average consumer.

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        5.0

        Great so far.

        By Mike

        from Houston, Tx

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

          This TV was all that I was expecting. Easy set-up. Great picture quality.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery as promised. On time and no damage.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great product, great service.

          By AVG

          from Spring Hill, Florida

          About Me Power User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater

            Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

            Great picture for the price

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            5.0

            Great TV

            By Bloodraven

            from Texas

            About Me Casual User

            Site Member

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Fast Setup
            • Good Resolution
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Reduced Glare

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

            Great TV. Love the picture quality. I have owned it for about two weeks now and bought it from ABT. It was shipped via airgroup. I have never used them before but I guess they were picked due to the size and the weight of the package as well as it being a free shipping item. I ordered it Friday, and it was in the regional office the following Friday but they did not have anybody to deliver to me the same day. So I picked it up myself and both ABT and Airgroup were very helpful in that process.

            As far as the TV itself goes, I upgraded from a 32" Toshiba (60HZ 1080p LED backlit) and this TV is simply amazing. It is heavy indeed and it was not easy for me to carry to second floor and set up by myself. The picture quality is great. I did not "break it in" for 100 straight hours like many will suggest since I still am not sure how much justification there is to such extreme measures. However, I did run the slides in standard picture mode with lowered contrast and brightness for about 40 hours and watched multiple football games, played PS3 games, watched history channel and CNN for hours and noticed no IR (all within the first week). The only time I noticed some IR was when I put the TV in game mode and did not turn the brightness and contrast down and got stuck in a game at a place where I was trying to solve a puzzle and there was a bright green still image on the screen for about half an hour or so... I noticed IR, ran the anti IR scrolling bar for 15 minutes and that took care of it.. I ran the slides overnight and the following day anyway and haven't seen any traces of it since. The TV has many built in safeguards to prevent IR though (like dimming brightness and turning the tv off if inactive for some time)

            Bottom line: If you can live with the idea of owning a plasma, can handle the weight of the TV, want better picture quality and don't mind taking care of the TV and using it carefully for the first few hours (lower contrast etc.) then this is the perfect solution for you.

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            5.0

            Panasonic Plasma rocks!

            By adkhunter

            from Syracuse, NY

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Theater
              • Movies
              • Video Games

              Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:

              I never thought I'd own plasma, well Panasonic is the way to go and this set is an incredible value. Abt totally rocked in terms of pricing, service and value.

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