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Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV

B&H # PATCP50GT50 Mfr # TC-P50GT50
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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 50" 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-P50GT50 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-P50GT50'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-P50GT50'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-P50GT50'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) 49.9"
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
Tilt/Swivel Tilt: No
Swivel: Yes, +10 / -10
General
Power Requirements 120 VAC, 60 Hz
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 29.7 x 46.1 x 13.2" / 75.4 x 117.1 x 33.5 cm With stand
27.7 x 46.1 x 1.9" / 70.4 x 117.1 x 4.8 cm W/o Stand (max)
27.7 x 46.1 x 1.6" / 70.4 x 117.1 x 4.1 cm W/o Stand (general)
Weight 59.6 lb / 27.03 kg With stand
50.8 lb / 23.04 kg Without stand
Panasonic Smart Viera 50" 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 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Movies (3)
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      4.0

      Good picture & design. Sub par sound.

      By Susan

      from New York, NY

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Energy Efficient
      • Fast Setup
      • Good Remote Control
      • Great Picture Quality

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Home Theater
      • Movies

      Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

      Used for watchingTV, HD, 3D conversions.

      The tv has a sleek frame & nice overall design. Picture quality is excellent. 3D conversion setting works great.

      Audio from built in speakers is muffled and muddy- I've tried all audio setting, eq presets, and eq custom settings, and there's no getting it to sound crystal clear.

      There is an audible buzz on all channels, some lounder than others. Seems to be loudest on HD channels.

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      4.0

      Awesome TV...... with a little flaw.....

      By Tee the TV

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Runs fairly hot
      • Slight buzzing sound

      Best Uses

      • Bedroom
      • Movies
      • Video Games

      Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

      I used it to watch TV shows from DirectTV, Bluray movies, and play games. The picture quality is insanely awesome, and it is very bright. I do have to lower down the contrast and picture brightness after turning off the lights. My previous TV was a plasma, and I'm a little surprise to see that the glare was not as bad as the old one. This TV do have a bright THX setting for bright rooms and it works extremely well in bright lit rooms.

      TV is surprisingly light as well. It weighs about 70 lbs. The bezel around the TV is also very thin. The overall physical size of this TV is as big as my old 46 inch plasma (TH-46PZ85U). It fits perfectly in my old TV stand, which is meant for a 46 inch plasma.

      The following are the 2 flaws I see with this TV. It does get a little hot, but do keep note it does NOT run as hot as the old plasma.

      Buzzing sound....... Apparently, this is a problem for ALL plasma TV, being that that do take more power/current to operate. However, the buzzing sound is barely noticeable, sitting over 7 feet away from the TV.

      It's a personal preference. I can't stand the pixelation the comes with LED TVs.

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      5.0

      This plasma TV eliminates LCD/LED TV's

      By Raul

      from Mid-Altantic region

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • 24fps cinema is odd

      Best Uses

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        Viera GT50 has stunning clarity (Fios cable). I checked-out both the ST50 & GT50 at BBuy. Personally I preferred the thinner bezel edge of the GT50. Colors are vivid as advertized. This is my second Viera plasma, 'cause I think Panasonic builds a better product.

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        5.0

        Awesome TV!

        By DB_harley

        from Oronoco, MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Awesome picture
        • Easy setup
        • Intuitive menus
        • Smart TV functions

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Home theatre
        • Movies
        • Netflix Hulu

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class GT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        This TV is amazing! The picture is fantastic and the menus are very intuitive. I purchased this model partially because it had the THX option, the extra HDMI ports, and Panasonic's reputation for making incredible plasma TV's. The THX was definitely worth getting. I don't know what else to say other than I love this thing.

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