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Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV

B&H # PATCP55GT50 Mfr # TC-P55GT50
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Product Highlights
  • THX 3D Certified Display
  • 1920 x 1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • 2,500 Focused Field Drive
  • 24p Cinematic Playback
  • 3D Real Sound with 8 Train Speakers
  • Viera Remote App Support
  • Crystal Frame
  • SD Card and USB Support
  • Game Pad Mode

Energy Guide Even before you turn it on, the crystal frame design of the Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV enhances your environment by simply being a beautiful object. It's when you fire it up, however, that it becomes obvious that the TC-P55GT50 is at the frontier of a flat panel breakthrough which turns traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with a radically immersive element: 3D.

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 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. And this TV is also THX 3D Certified, meaning that it meets rigorous standards that assure you that a movie is displayed exactly as its creator intended.

"Vividness," is the key word in the TC-P55GT50's design. Besides 3D, 2,500 Focused Field Drive technology ensures action with striking clarity while gamers will appreciate the 1,080 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 thanks to the TC-P55GT50's built-in WiFi.

If you're short of space, or you just prefer an uncluttered room, 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-P55GT50's convenient ports. Your TV's wide connectivity also includes 4 HDMI inputs as well as component composite and optical inputs.

And if you have questions about this incredible entertainment hub, Panasonic has answers. Just press the eHELP button on your included remote control for details as well as FAQs about peripheral devices and operating instructions.

Finally, not only is your TV eco-friendly, thanks to the elimination of mercury and lead, but it's loaded with energy-saving features like auto shut-off and Intelligent Auto Standby that continue to save you money and reduce your carbon footprint long after your purchase.

Enjoy the Ultimate 3D Experience Via 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.
Panasonic Full HD 3D
Your TV is compatible with a 1080p 3D signal and has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080p.
Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures - 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 - Deeper Blacks Even in Bright Rooms
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.
Richer Black Details - 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 number of 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.
1,080p Pure Direct - Color Reproduction Faithful to the Original
The 1,080p 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 - Beautifully Reproduced Crisp Lines
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 - Expressive, Lifelike Colors
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 - Smooth Reproduction of Web Movies
The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion.
2D-3D Conversion - Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D
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, photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards into 3D images with a high level of precision.
3D 24p Cinema Smoother - Movie Content with Smooth Playback
Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, Viera's 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.
THX 3D Certified Display - Turn Your Living Room into a 3D Theater
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.
A New TV Sound Experience - 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers
Eight dome-type microspeakers with reflectors deliver wide-ranging, high-quality sound. Only about 0.31" (8.0 mm) 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 0.86" (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.
Smartphone Remote - Viera Remote App Support
The Viera Remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Both tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.
Game Pad Operation
Gamepad content for Viera Connect game applications can be enjoyed on the large screen which is perfect for group gaming.
Browser Linkage - Linking Content Enables Greater Enjoyment
You can easily display web pages accessed by your smart phone on your Viera TV.
Media Flick
Present photos, music and movies that are on your smart phone on your Viera TV.
Simple Remote Control Changes the Way You Operate
The remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout.
Multitasking Tentative - Switch Between Several Pages Freely
You can freely switch between several web pages on your TV screen. This is handy for comparing information. For example, it's a great way to do things like choose a destination for your family vacation.
Product Support Center - Instant Support When You Need It
Easy-to-understand frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained via movies. A video guide can be accessed from Viera Connect.
eHELP - Inside the User's Manual
No 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 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.
Large Screen Web Browsing with Your Family
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 WiFi - Neat and Comfortable Wireless Internet Connection
It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the built-in WiFi 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 - A Home Network Linking the Entire House
A DLNA compatible Viera makes network connection a snap. 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 - Get More Excitement Out of Gaming
Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. Your TV 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 displayed. Game Mode makes all of the game apps on Viera Connect even more fun to play.
Media Player - Play Various Types of Formats Easily
Simply insert an SD memory card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on the 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 - One Remote Controls Them All
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.
Environment-Friendly Panel - 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 - 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, Panasonic plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing eight hours a day.
Eco Mode - Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power
This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on the TV's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from Viera Tools.
Auto Shut Down
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.
Power Save
This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.
Power Saving Functions in Viera Link - Ecological and Easy
Intelligent Auto Standby minimizes the power of each connected device depending on usage to reduce wasted energy.
C.A.T.S. (Contrast Automatic Tracking System)
This feature 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.
Stylish Metal Frame
Both simple and stunning, the fine metal frame surrounds the stylish face of this TV and clearly delineates the images that float onto the screen.
Display
Screen Size (Diagonal) 55.1"
Aspect Ratio 16 : 9
Colors Black
Pixel Resolution 1920 x 1080
Lifespan 100000 Hours
Video
Video System ATSC, Clear QAM, NTSC
HDTV Compatibility 1080 p
1080 i
720 p
720 i
TV Scan Lines Up to 1080
TV Tuner Yes
3D Yes
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer Yes
Power 18 W
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 4x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
1x USB 2.0 Audio/Video In
1x RCA Composite Video In (Bottom)
1x RCA Composite Audio In (Bottom)
1x RCA Component Video In (Bottom)
1x RCA Component Audio In (Bottom)
1x VGA Audio/Video In
1x Ethernet Audio/Video In (Bottom)
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) No
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom
Digital Media Slot SD
Wi-Fi Built-in
Menu Language English, Spanish, French
Remote Control Yes
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 50.6 x 32.3 x 14.1" / 128.5 x 82.0 x 35.8 cm With Stand
50.6 x 30.3 x 1.9" / 128.5 x 77.0 x 4.8 cm Without Stand
Weight 71.7 lb / 32.52 kg With stand
62.9 lb / 28.53 kg Without stand
Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV
  • Remote Control
  • 2 x AA Batteries
  • AC Power Cord
  • Cable Clamp
  • Pedestal
  • Owner's Manual
  • Child Safety Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Product Registration Card (U.S.A.)
  • 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
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    PanasonicSmart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (4)
      • Home theater (4)
      • Movies (4)
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      5.0

      Buy it now

      By just some dude

      from USA

      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 Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        It's the bomb, looks great, won't find a better set for the price, buy it now!

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        5.0

        Great TV

        By Ryan the flyer

        from Albuquerque, NM

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Glare

        Best Uses

        • Attached to Computer
        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        The picture is fantastic, I'd highly recommend this TV. As mentioned in some other reviews I read, the glossy screen isn't great with diffusing glare, but that is a minor concern. I like the quick access to THX Cinema and bright room settings, I can quickly swap between them. Good networking, was seamless with Windows 8 on my desktop...I especially like the right click, "play to Viera" option I now have in explorer with all my photos and videos. Navigating shared drives from the TV could be a bit better...I can't comment on the TV sound, just hooked it up to my home theater.

        All in all, I'm thrilled with my purchase...replacing another panasonic plasma that I've had for about 7 years, still works! Enough said about Panasonic's reliability.

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        5.0

        An amazing product

        By New Adams

        from Merion Station, PA

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Built-in Streaming Access
        • Energy Efficient
        • Fast Setup
        • Good Resolution
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Reduced Glare
        • Wi-fi

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Home Theater
          • Movies
          • Wall Mounting

          Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

          We don't have cable. Not even an antenna. So we're using this strictly to view digital media from the internet, or already downloaded, or on DVD and BluRay. The Viera 55" is a truly splendid product. Works right out of the box. All we needed, in our case, was Apple TV and a good Wi-Fi connection (Comcast is our internet provider, with a 50Gb/s account). Aside from the iTunes access, it turned out that the new set almost doesn't need a TV device like Apple or Roku as it has its own Wi-Fi, which works well.

          Most aspects for basic use and configuration readiness are purely intuitive. All that was necessary was to read the unpacking and installation instructions, which are clear and direct. The set was unpacked and operating within a half hour.

          The built-in audio is more than adequate for viewing and watching movies. The simulated surround sound setting actually does improve the audio portion on movies at least. We've watched movies, and we've watched streaming television programming from Netflix, and all with equal clarity. There seems to be no problem for the set to handle any level of high definition imagery, so long as the bandwidth is there to provide it.

          We have not as yet installed a DVD or Blu-Ray player, but I don't anticipate any problems. There are an ample number of inputs on the set, and it should accommodate whatever we might want to add to our media center, short of the most esoteric kind of installation.

          The viewing is the most spectacular aspect of using this set. It is the best image I have seen on a device like this outside of viewing in an art movie theater with state-of-the-art digital rear screen projection equipment. I am sure it rivals premium installations, whoever the vendor. For not much more money, this set (the "GT" version of this size in the Viera series) is visibly better than the best-selling, highly acclaimed "ST" version, which is only marginally cheaper. The $150-200 one-time difference in price is justified merely with the performance bump, and this set also comes with some additional features not found on the less-expensive version, allowing greater versatility and installation choices for support equipment (e.g., a greater number of inputs of different kinds).

          Even without extended use (we've only had the set for two weeks) I highly recommend it at this point, and I have no regrets about use.

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          5.0

          one of the best tv I ever bought

          By honey

          from watsonville

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Theater
            • Movies

            Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

            picture is WOW

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            1.0

            Disappointed in this TV and Panasonic

            By chaz

            from New York

            About Me Enthusiast

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Bad Wi-fi Set Up Update
            • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
            • Glare

            Best Uses

            • Home

            Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

            I am very disappointed with this TV and Panasonic as a company. I relly wanted this TV to be great. I liked this HDTV when it was delivered. Delivery was 1 hr. later than the 3 hour range the CEVA Home delivery Co. allotted me. I was not happy about that. Delivery guys were polite, set up the TV on it's stand and placed in room, plugged in and I had cable TV working. Later on that evening I noticed several pixels were not working. These pixels would be either fully on "bright white" or off, no in between colors or illumination increments. Had to send the TV back for replacement. Manufacturers defect. received the new replacement in 10 days. Replacement TV seemed ok for a while (3 months). Then Panasonic sent a software update (via the internet wich was working at the time) to the VIERA Connect Software and asked me to install it in order to update my firmware and get on the internet. The software update corrupted my in-board Wi-Fi receiver that is built in to the TV. I no longer can receive Wi-Fi signals from my router. The TV will only allow Ethernet hookup now. Panasonic seems to have no fix for this. I am waiting ( it has been 5 days to be called back for a in home service call to see if they will fix this, replace the Wi-Fi module, or replace the entire TV). customer service seems not to know what to so with this. My other complaint is using the remote to move the pointer while on the internet is clunky and I much would have preferred a touch-pad or joystick built into the remote. With color adjustments the set looks very good, and I noticed the input source now shows more all the defects of the programming. Even with a great TV a poorly shot scene or badly digitized DVD won't look good, but the major News stations look great. Nice TV. I had hope to be able to enjoy the new one for a long time... but I am disappointed with Panasonic as a company and am fearful this product I have purchased three months ago is a lemon and that Panasonic is not to concerned with fixing my Wi-Fi problem. This is unacceptable! I recommend do not buy any panasonic TV's with the Viera connect WI-Fi features. Panasonic does not have it's act together and you to might be disappointed as I am and feeling ripped off and stuck with an expensive TV that does not fully work.

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