You want a massive HDTV for sports, movies, and special events, but you worry that you'll have to install your own power grid to run it. The solution? The Panasonic TC-P58S1 58" VIERA 1080p Plasma HDTV. The gorgeous, larger-than-life panel puts you right in the middle of the action, while its Neo PDP technology is claimed to use half the power of comparable plasma sets.
But there's more to the TC-P58S1 than its size and "green" technology to make it an excellent choice for high-impact viewing. The plasma set is packed with features that combine to deliver a first-rate entertainment experience.
At the heart of the TC-P58S1 is its 1080p full HD display, which delivers crisp and detailed images. The Panasonic also includes a 600 Hz sub-field drive, which means that moving images in games and movies are sharp and precise, with less judder and fewer aftereffects. The HDTV also boasts an incredible 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio for deeper blacks, and an advanced anti-reflective coating for dramatically reduced glare and rich, vivid colors.
To provide a wealth of viewing choices, the TC-P58S1 sports an SD card slot, dubbed the VIERA Image Viewer. Pop in a card from your digital camera and you'll be watching your photos and videos in full HD on the giant screen. The Panasonic's three HDMI jacks let you connect all of your digital devices to enjoy in uncompressed digital video and multichannel audio.
If you're a diehard gamer, the set's dedicated game mode is icing on the cake. This feature improves game controller response to help you keep up with the on-screen action.
Taking into account the Panasonic's intuitive user interface, technical advances, expandability, and other convenience features, you'll be living large with the 58" TC-P58S1 VIERA 1080p Plasma HDTV as the center of your home entertainment system.
- 1080p Full HD Resolution
You'll enjoy a remarkably crisp picture because the Panasonic TC-P58S1 HDTV displays images in full 1080p resolution. Broadcast and cable signals, DVD movies, video games, and your own digital images and video will look great every time you turn on this set.
- Neo PDP 'Green' Technology
If you're concerned about the effects on the environment of running an HDTV, you'll be glad to know about Panasonic's Neo PDP technology. It increases the efficiency of plasma televisions by requiring less electric current to cause the gas inside the pixels to turn into plasma. In fact, it is claimed that Neo PDP cuts plasma TV power consumption in half.
- 600 Hz Sub-Field Drive
One key to the quality of a flat-screen TV is how crisply it reproduces moving images. 600 Hz technology lets you view superb, full-HD motion and still images with less judder. Games and movies appear sharper and more detailed, with fewer aftereffects.
- SD Card Slot
With the Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer, you can view movies and photos taken with a digital camera or video camera and saved on an SD card. Simply insert an SD card into VIERA to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among three types of background music and four display effects.
- VIERA Link AV Remote Control
Tired of having to keep track of all your devices' remote controls? VIERA Link allows operation of various AV equipment using only the included remote control. Simply connect your devices using an HDMI cable, and get rid of the clutter.
- 2,000,000:1 Contrast Ratio
When you're watching movies, VIERA renders images just the way the director intended, even in scenes where it's difficult to achieve a proper balance of light and dark. That's because new VIERA models incorporate an improved panel production process and the Real Black Drive system. A pre-discharge control system, the Real Black Drive system combines with Neo PDP technology to achieve next-generation black reproduction.
- Wide Color Viewing Angle
View breathtaking images with rich, vivid colors from anywhere in the room. Because plasma TVs are self-illuminating, images look beautiful from any angle. Black areas do not fade, and colors look virtually the same no matter where you sit.
- Anti-Reflective (AR) Filter Technology
While dramatically reducing reflections from external light, this advanced filter helps to produce clear, crisp images in a wide range of colors.
- VIERA Tools User Interface
VIERA Tools is the easy way to access high-use menu items by displaying them as icons on the TV screen. Simply press a button on the remote control and select the one you want. Controlling your TV this way means you'll have more fun and less hassle.
- Game Mode
To keep up with and respond to the action in video games, you need fast game controller response. The Panasonic's game mode is designed for video games requiring split-second response between the on-screen display and input from the controller. So go ahead and attack those aliens. They'll never know what hit 'em.
- 3 HDMI Inputs
Hooking up a video component to an HDMI input on the TC-P58S1 lets you enjoy uncompressed digital video and multichannel digital audio from any HDMI-capable device. There are three HDMI inputs for one-cable connections to all your digital games and components.