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Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV

B&H # PATCP55ST50 Mfr # TC-P55ST50
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Product Highlights
  • G15 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma Panel
  • 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 GuideEven before you turn it on, the crystal frame design of the Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 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-P55ST50 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.

"Vividness," is the key word in the TC-P55ST50'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-P55ST50'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-P55ST50's convenient ports. Your TV's wide connectivity also includes 3 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.
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.
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.
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, these 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.
Crystal Frame
By softly wrapping the screen in crystal-like transparent material, this light and attractive frame conveys the appearance of a floating image.
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
TV Tuner Yes
3D No
Speaker
Sound Surround Sound
Subwoofer Yes
Power 18 W
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs 3x HDMI Audio/Video In (Side)
2x 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 Ethernet Control In
Convenience
Picture in Picture (PIP) No
Picture Modes Full, H-Fill, Just, Zoom
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)
Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 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 ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV
     
    4.9

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (12)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Great picture quality (14)
    • Attractive (12)
    • Good resolution (11)
    • Easy to setup (10)
    • Good remote control (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (11)
      • Movies (9)
      • Home theater (8)
      • Gaming (5)
      • Wall mounting (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (8), Casual user (4)
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      5.0

      Great TV

      By Bcoxscox

      from Charlotte NC

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        Purchased the 55" Viera from B&H Photo. Quick delivery. Well coordinated and timely. Safely delivered.

        Mounted the TV using a AVF multi position wall mount. The Viera has an outstanding picture. The controls are intuitive and set up quick. Convenient HDMI and USB ports. More than enough capacity for all my peripheral gadgets.

        Highly recommended. My 3rd Panasonic TV in my home.

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        5.0

        Fantastic Television, beautiful picture!

        By hastekilled

        from Mattoon, IL

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None at this time

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Home Theater
        • Movies
        • Video Games

        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

        Absolutely love this television. Looked around for a month trying to find the perfect tv. I had picked one out at least 5 times before changing my mind again. Finally settled on this one after debating whether or not to give plasma a try since I was always fond of LCD, and wanted a LED/LCD. As of now I am happy I chose this tv. It has great options, and one of the best pictures I have ever seen. Watched the Super Bowl on it, and now I can't wait for next season. The only thing I haven't tried yet is the 3D. Still need to get glasses for that. But from the picture quality and online options, I can say that this tv is well worth the purchase. You won't find a better tv at this price.

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        5.0

        The best TV I have ever owned!

        By Ibmradio.

        from Ohio

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Movies

          Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

          It's clear.
          The motion is super smooth
          The black levels are superb.
          The smart apps are all I use!

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          5.0

          Great Picture

          By WW2

          from Hebron, CT

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Picture Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

              I ran the Panel Prep from highdefjunkies.com and then adjusted the "Custom" setting to match their setup. What a great picture! We've temporarily put the set in our living room which has a large south facing bay window and the picture is excellent even during a bright day. At night it is even better. I thought my previous HDTVs were pretty good, but when watching the Presidential Inauguration the distance shots on my 40" Samsung LCD looked like it was foggy when compared to the Panasonic.

              The sound from the TC speakers is OK for a TV, but, I'm not concerned as this will run though a HT.

              If you're looking for a great picture this set should be on your short list.

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              5.0

              Perfect Size for my Den

              By Chris

              from Grass Valley, CA

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Movies

                Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                So far, so good. It was easy to set up and fairly easy to understand the functions on the remote. The on-screen help works too. Not sure about the HD quality yet as I have to subscribe to get that feature, but the quality of the picture is just fine.

                Only thing I'm unsure of is what seems to be a lag between the screen and the sound. The voices are just slightly behind the lips. Not sure why.

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                5.0

                great tv!

                By waited too long

                from bergenfield, NJ

                About Me Casual User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Movies

                  Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                  easy installation, sharp contrast, true colors

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great TV

                  By Rich

                  from Baton Rouge, LA

                  About Me Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Glare

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                  Bought this TV as the first part of an eventual home theater system. I love it so far. It's very bright and has great picture quality. BluRays look incredible. However, panasonic sneaks little text adds here and there (for example a small add appears next to the volume bar when you adjust the volume). Lame. Luckily they're gone so fast I hardly notice. Glare is maybe a bit more of an issue with this TV than I am used to, but it's livable.

                  When you factor in the price and the picture quality/brightness I have to rate 5 stars.

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                  5.0

                  Beautiful picture

                  By JS

                  from Champaign, IL

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                    Exceeds expectations.

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                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Great Purchase

                    By Kenneth

                    from Madison, Wisconsin

                    About Me Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Home Theater
                      • Movies

                      Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                      I recommend this product highly. I also commend B&H for their continued exemplary pricing and service

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                      4.0

                      Excellent Picture Quality

                      By Wazza

                      from Nj

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Great Picture Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                        This is a superb tv that has a very good feature set and excellent picture quality. You can't really go wrong with these Panasonic models. My only grip is it comes with one component and 3 hdmi which is probably fine for most people or if you have a reciever.

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic TV

                        By TGB

                        from Camarillo, CA

                        About Me Power 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
                          • Home Theater
                          • Video Games
                          • Wall Mounting

                          Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                          Light, thin , great picture, tons of functions. This is the perfect size for my living room and was easy to set up. This is my 3rd TV from B & H and I live in California.

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                          4.0

                          Overall, a good choice

                          By Dan from Delaware

                          from Lewes, DE

                          About Me Power User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Glare
                          • No Flash support

                          Best Uses

                          • Home Theater

                          Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                          The TV is set up in a den, along with a Bose CineMate speaker system. The picture quality is great, the sound is so-so (but this comment seems true for most thin plasma sets). Was easy to set up and looks great.

                          Being a geek, I was excited to try the Wifi capabilities, but have been a little disappointed so far. The biggest disappointment is the lack of Flash support on the TV's browser. Too much content requires Flash, so I'm surprised that Panasonic chose not to support it. Maybe that will be fixed in a future release.

                          Also, I have not been successful in connecting an external keyboard to the set. That would make a big difference when browsing the web. Just found an app that runs on the iPad and will try that soon - maybe it will provide easier access to some of the sets more advanced features.

                          As usual, my experience with B&H has been top notch. I've been using them for years and have never had any problems whatsoever. Thanks, you B&H folks!

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                          5.0

                          excelent picture

                          By B.A

                          from P.A

                          About Me Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Theater
                            • Movies
                            • Video Games

                            Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                            Very nice hdtv way sharper , truer picture than my samsung lcd very happy with set

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                            5.0

                            Awesome TV

                            By AlexWalex

                            from Hartford, CT

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Home Theater
                              • Movies
                              • Wall Mounting

                              Comments about Panasonic Smart Viera 55" Class ST50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV:

                              Easy to Set Up, Wireless Internet Access, Sleek, Outstanding picture quality, 3D is amazing to watch

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