First and foremost, the Panasonic TC-P55GT30 55" Class VIERA GT30 Series 1080p Plasma TV is one whopping big TV. Whenever this set is on get used to anyone else in the room drifting away from you in favor of the action on-screen. That being said, this is a TV that enhances your environment by simply being a beautiful object. It's when you fire it up, however, that it becomes obvious that the TC-P55GT30 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 the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through optional 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.
The 10,000 hour 1080p panel is capable of displaying 6,144 shades of gradation, the benefit of which is most obvious in pure rich blacks. Vivid is the key word in the TC-P55GT30 design. The 600Hz Subfield drive insures that each individual pixel remains lit for the minimum time possible to reduce after effects. This is especially important in sports and action sequences. And speaking of action, Game Mode tweaks the TC-P55GT30's settings, prioritizing fast response and super-sharp detail to meet the demands of the lightening-fast gaming world.
The TC-P55GT30's extensive connectivity has got your digital options covered with 4 HDMI connections, so you can switch from Xbox to PlayStation to TV as fast as you want to. Or you use the SD card slot or one of the 3 USB ports to enjoy music, videos and JPEG slide shows. If that's still not enough, the LAN port is your gateway to a world of online entertainment. Just press the VIERA Tools button on your remote. But that's not all your remote can do. Instead of juggling several remotes while you miss the kickoff, control all of your HDMI connected devices with just the VIERA remote. Setup is a snap. You can even go wireless with the included WiFi adapter.
Finally, Panasonic has demonstrated its environmental commitment by eliminating lead and mercury from its panels while Energy Star compliance ensures that your TV will save you money while it helps preserve the environment.
- Frame Sequential Technology
- 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 the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. 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
- 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
- 600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects
- Full-Time 1080 Moving Picture Resolution
- VIERA plasma TVs have 1080 lines of moving-picture resolution. Newly developed phosphors with minimal afterimages and a new motion compensating technology have made it possible to render faster-moving images with greater sharpness. This far surpasses the APDC moving-picture resolution measurement standard of 5 seconds by providing a moving-picture resolution of 1,080 lines at the 1.5-second level. And it shows the inherently clear motion of VIERA TVs in both 2D and 3D images
- Brilliant Luminance and Superb Blacks
- By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness backlight, Panasonic has attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image
- Infinite Black 2
- In new VIERA models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been significantly improved. 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
- 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
- VIERA incorporates technology that analyzes picture information in both the preceding and succeeding frames, and creates a precise supplementary frame between them. This suppresses the jerky effect seen in movies, so playback is smooth and natural-looking. The distinctive tonal qualities and atmosphere of the movie are preserved, and you enjoy extremely lifelike 3D images
- VIERA Connect
- The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced
- 3D Image Viewer
- It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA TV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that life's special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D
- 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
- THX Mode
- THX Display certification signifies that VIERA HDTV has been designed and tested to achieve THX's rigorous standards for image performance and quality, ensuring a superb cinematic experience at home
- VIERA Link
- VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy. Simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables
- Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours
- 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 uniquely 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 8 hours a day
- Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel
- Panasonic is committed to making products that are friendlier to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use
- Additional Features
- Louver Filter/Deep Color/x.v.Color/Super Resolution/Pro Setting/3D Color Management/Sub Pixel Control/Motion Pattern Noise Reduction/3D Panel/3D 24p Cinema Smoother/2D-3D Conversion/Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)/Built-In Closed Caption Decoder/Off - Timers/3D Y/C Filter/V-Chip/3D Image Viewer/Media Player/HDAVI Control 5/DLNA