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Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV

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Product Highlights
  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • THX 3D Certified Display
  • 2500 FFD
  • Infinite Black Ultra Panel
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with Web Browser
  • ISFccc Calibration Mode
  • VIERA Touch Pad Controller
  • 3D Real Sound with 8 Train Speakers
  • VIERA Remote App Support
  • Glass and Metal Design

Energy Guide The TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV from Panasonic is at the frontier of 3D technology, which turns traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with a radically immersive element.

Panasonic uses active shutter progressive 3D 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 high speed. 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.

Vivid action and color is the key to the TC-P55VT50's design. 2500 Focused Field Drive (FFD) technology ensures action with striking clarity while gamers will appreciate the 1080 lines of moving-picture resolution coupled with game mode which optimizes contrast and sharpness and accelerates image processing. And speaking of gaming, downloading games from VIERA Connect market allows you to utilize your tablet or smart phone as a game pad as well as a remote control for browsing the Web. And you can do it wirelessly with the built-in capabilities.

You'll appreciate the 3D real sound with 8-train speakers. Panasonic employs acoustic-field compensation technology to match the soundtrack's frequency to human auditory characteristics. Eight small speakers with reflectors create surround effects enhanced by a super slim subwoofer that adds rumble, thunder and realistic base notes to your programming. You can listen to music or view video and photos downloaded from an on-line source or from an SD card or USB drive thanks to the TC-P55VT50's convenient ports. Your TV's wide connectivity also includes four HDMI inputs as well as component composite and optical inputs.

Once you've become enamored of your TV's many features you'll be happy to know that it's going to be around for a long time. The panel is rated for 100,000 hours of use before it shows any signs of age.

Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method
The display alternately shows images for the left and right eyes. 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 eyes. 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 eyes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality
Full HD 3D
Compatible with 1080p 3D signal
Panel has native resolution of 1920 x 1080p display
2500 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 Ultra
Improvements to the panel filter that blocks the entry of external light, and advances in the pre-discharge control that can cause black floating have enabled deeper, jet-black shades. And preventing light loss in the panel cells allows VIERA to portray bright, crisp images at all times. Even in brightly lit living rooms, deep areas within dark scenes and fine textures are rendered with meticulous detail
24,576 Equivalent Steps of Gradation
Even highly nuanced black images in dark areas that were previously impossible to express are now rendered with incredible fidelity. Finer light emission due to a newly developed drive technology raises the steps of gradation by as much as four times over previous systems. Nighttime skies and other dark areas that were prone to blocked shadows are beautifully reproduced
1080p Pure Direct
The 1080p pure direct function transmits and outputs high-quality YUV 4:4:4 30-bit video signals directly to the TV. This reproduces colors that are highly faithful to the original
Pure Image Creation
Diagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision in each scene for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, highly natural, noise-free lines
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
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
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
THX 3D Certified Display
In order to enjoy the original image quality of a movie, you need to have a display that portrays the images exactly as the movie's creators intended. VIERA has cleared the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program. It reproduces both 2D and 3D images with cinema-like quality. Enjoy beautiful images that are optimal for movies
ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration
An ISF-certified installer can calibrate your VIERA, so that image reproduction is customized to the actual viewing conditions in your home and your personal preferences. The calibration process provides the settings that bring out the full expressive potential within the image signals. Settings for contrast, tint, sharpness and color are optimized to meet your home's lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing
8-Train Speakers
Eight dome-type microspeakers with reflectors deliver wide-ranging, high-quality sound. Only about 0.3" (8mm) thick, these compact units also contribute to the beauty of the narrow-edge design
Super Slim Subwoofer
The subwoofer, which is mounted to the rear surface of the panel, delivers robust bass sounds. Its super slim design, with a thickness of only 0.9" (22mm), 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
Gamepad Operation
Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen
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
VIERA Touch Pad Controller
Designed especially for Web page browsing, this remote fits snugly in the hand. Simply scroll it with your thumb for easy, PC-like operation without even having to look at it
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
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
Built-In Wi-Fi
It is easy to connect to the Internet or a home network by using the built-in Wi-Fi 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
DLNA
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
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 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 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
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 three hours or more
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
Intelligent Auto Standby
Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link control for interconnected devices
One Sheet of Glass
Flat and lustrous, this single pane of glass is totally obstruction-free. It expresses a minimalist sense of beauty by stripping away all unnecessary elements
Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App
Get the best setup and viewing style for your Panasonic VIERA TV
Smart VIERA Engine Pro
Smart VIERA Engine Pro (Dual core processor): Yes
Pure image creation: Yes
Vivid color creation: Yes
Facial retouch: Yes
Web smoother: Yes
1080p pure direct: Yes
Full HD 3D
3D panel: Yes (Active)
3D 24p cinema smoother: Yes
2D-3D conversion: Yes (with face detection)
Additional Features
VIERA Connect (IPTV): Yes
Online movies: Yes
Web browser: Yes
Skype while watching TV: Yes
Multitasking: Yes
Social networking TV (Facebook / Twitter): Yes
VIERA remote app support: Yes
VIERA touch pad controller: Yes
Wireless LAN adaptor: Yes (built-in)
Media player: 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
Eco mode: Yes
Game mode: Yes
Pixel orbiter (Anti-image retention): Yes
Additional Specs
Panel: G15 progressive full-HD NeoPlasma
Shades of gradation: 24,576 equivalent
Fast switching phosphor: Yes
Filter: Infinite black ultra
24p playback (3:2) / 24p smooth: Yes / Yes
24p cinematic playback: 96Hz / 48Hz
THX mode: Yes (3D / 2D)
Pro setting: Yes
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 55"
Aspect Ratio 1920 : 1080
Colors Black
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Brightness Not Specified By Manufacturer
Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dynamic Contrast Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Response Time Not Specified By Manufacturer
Refresh Rate Not Specified By Manufacturer
Dot Pitch Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display Colors Not Specified By Manufacturer
Viewing Angle(H x V) Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lifespan 100000 Hours
Video
Video System ATSC, NTSC, QAM
HDTV Compatibility 720 p
1080 i
1080 p
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer Yes
Power 18 W
Orientation V-Audio Surround
Dolby Digital None
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 4x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
3x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In/Out
1x VGA Video In
1x RCA Component Audio/Video In
1x RCA Composite Audio/Video In
1x Ethernet LAN In/Out
1x RCA S/PDIF Audio Out
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) None
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom
Digital Media Slot SDXC
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
Tilt/Swivel None
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption Not Specified By Manufacturer
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 50.7 x 32.3 x 14.1" / 128.8 x 82.0 x 35.8 cm With stand
50.7 x 30.4 x 1.8" / 128.8 x 77.2 x 4.6 cm Without stand
Bezel Not Specified By Manufacturer
Weight 94.8 lb / 43.00 kg
Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV
  • VIERA Touch Pad Controller
  • Simple Remote Control
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PanasonicTC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV
     
    4.9

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (8)
    • Attractive (6)
    • Easy to setup (6)
    • Good resolution (6)
    • Good remote control (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (7)
      • Movies (7)
      • Home theater (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Fine Picture Quality

      By Jim

      from NYC

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies

        Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

        This is my first plasma TV after six year's experience with a 45" LCD TV. I bought this TV for it's larger size and because several review sites I visited rated it very highly as to picture quality, and indeed I have found the picture quality to be excellent in both sharpness and overall imaging. Set up and gaining access to the internet went smoothly - helped, admittedly, by the fact that I am already conversant with setting a TV up via HDMI cables though a tuner/ampliflier with several other components involved. Everything was up and running within a quarter of an hour.
        I have not yet tested the 3D capability, but otherwise I'm very pleased with the performance of this product so far.

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        5.0

        Incredible picture

        By jazzpianoman

        from Valparaiso, IN

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

          First plasma I've owned, much better picture than previous LCD television. Standard picture mode colors are a little dull, but other modes are outstanding. Outstanding clarity in all modes.

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          5.0

          This is an Awesome TV!

          By Rick Mash

          from Timmins, Ontario

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Fast Setup
          • Good Remote Control
          • Good Resolution
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Reduced Glare

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Movies
            • Video Games

            Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

            I am impressed with the staff and service at B&H. The Panasonic VT50 is a very attractive TV with the best picture Quality I have personally ever seen! Boogity Boogity Boogity!

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            5.0

            Good experience with B&H... Great TV...

            By Yogi

            from Vancouver, BC

            About Me Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                  B&H gave me a solid deal. TV came when promised. Love it, though I'd like the 65" better... size matters... only caveat, You'll need to buy a Universal remote to enjoy real heaven... I'm currently using 4 different remotes and its nuts. I'm thinking one of the logitech... anyhow, no complaints whatsoever.

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                  5.0

                  Spectacular picture

                  By Dr. B

                  from New York, NY

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Great Picture Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Movies

                    Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                    The picture is very impressive. The hookup was easy.

                    TimeWarner never told us that we needed to get an internet account to get the internet accessible and the Panasonic Helpline, of course, tried to help but couldn't know the Viera Server error message was related to TimeWarner's cable requirements.

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                    5.0

                    Excelent TV

                    By Nets46

                    from Palo Alto, CA

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Fast Setup
                    • Good Remote Control
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Reduced Glare

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                      Very easy to setup; amazing picture.
                      Full web browser and easy typing with Bluetooth keyboard.

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                      5.0

                      Nice looking set

                      By Art

                      from Ft lauderdale

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home

                        Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                        Great picture. Love the ascetics!
                        Haven't had much time to play with it yet.
                        Can be used as a mirror when off.

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                        4.0

                        Good TV

                        By Anna the Nonrunner

                        from New York

                        About Me Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Resolution
                        • Great Picture Quality
                        • Great Sound Quality

                        Cons

                        • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
                        • Glare

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Home Theater
                        • Movies

                        Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                        This TV has good sound and picture quality. The only annoying thing is that a tiny advertisement pops up when you turn on the TV or change the volume - there's a way to turn this off, but the fact that Panasonic even included something like this is a bit frustrating. Otherwise, it seems to be working fine so far.

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                        5.0

                        Excellent

                        By Dave

                        from Boston, MA

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Home Theater
                          • Movies
                          • Wall Mounting

                          Comments about Panasonic TC-P55VT50 SMART VIERA 55" Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV:

                          Every time we watch a bluray on this TV my wife exclaims she feels like she is back in the theater. Given how many projectors around here run films out of focus, I'd say it is better than being at the theater.

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