Even before you turn it on, the sleek lines of the Panasonic Smart Viera 50" Class UT50 Series Full HD 3D 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-P50UT50 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 Active Shutter Progressive 3D 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.
Vivid action and color are the key to the TC-P50UT50's design. 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 with purchase of the optional WiFi adapter.
If you're short of space, or you just prefer an uncluttered room, you'll appreciate the powerful, built-in 20W AV surround sound system. 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-P50UT50's convenient ports. Your TV's wide connectivity also includes 2 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. Once you've become enamored of your TV's many features you'll be happy to know that it's going to be around for a long time. The panel is rated for 100,000 hours of use before it shows any signs of age.