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Panasonic TCP50ST60 - 50" Full HD 1080p Plasma TV

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  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • 2,500 Focused Field Drive
  • Infinite Black Pro Panel
  • Highest Rated CNET TV...Ever!
  • VR-Audio Surround 2.1
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • 24p Playback and Cinema Smoother
  • 2 Pairs of Active 3D Glasses Included

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Panasonic TCP50ST60 - 50" Full HD 1080p Plasma TV

Arguably the Best of 2013
Panasonic ST60 2013 CNET Editor’s Choice Badge
The Panasonic ST60 series of plasma TVs may be the best television ever built. CNET has given the ST60 their first ever 5-star TV review; this feat alone speaks volumes. This Panasonic plasma TV is not your everyday plasma; it has an outstanding picture quality for a very affordable midlevel price. The picture quality rivals top-tier flat-panel TVs. The critics over at CNET aren’t your everyday viewers, they’re tough critics. The ST60 doesn’t focus on Smart TV or 3D TV features, it focuses on what matters to everyone-great picture quality at an affordable price. The ST60 is also available in 55", 60", and 65" models.

This year’s ST series of Panasonic plasma TVs features technology that is generally received for flagship, or top-tier, priced flat-panel TVs. The ST60 is fully equipped with an Infinite Black Pro panel, fast switching phosphors, and Panasonic’s exclusive 2,500 Focused Field Drive technology to give you a crisp and clear picture regardless of content or the room’s ambient light. The ST60 also has a few more features that enhance its functionality like VIERA Connect, built-in Wi-Fi, a web browser, and much more.

You can read the whole CNET review here.

Panasonic Smart VIERA My Home Screen

My Home Screen
When you power on Panasonic 50" TV, you’ll arrive at the new and improved user interface, My Home Screen. This Smart TV platform allows you to fully customize your viewing experience to cater to your preferences. 

Panasonic Smart VIERA My Home Screen
You can create the perfect landing page with all of your favorite applications for easy access. If you’re a major sports fan you can load your home screen with applications like ESPN, Fox Sports and more. If you’re the "social butterfly" in your group, then you can load your home screen with social applications like Skype, Facebook, and Twitter.
3 TVs Showing Different Aspects of Panasonic Smart VIERA My Home Screen
The 50" Smart VIERA TV is capable of retaining up to 6 different profiles. Video-on-demand services, your personal media, TV programs, and a rich social experience is right at your fingertips.
Family Watching TV Demonstrating Panasonic Smart VIERA My Home Screen

Panasonic Smart TV VIERA Connect

VIERA Connect
Experience VIERA Connect, a wide range of applications, when you connect your TCP50ST60 to an Internet connection (wired or wireless). From the VIERA Connect landing page you’ll be able to access a virtually limitless library of content ranging from educational to games to Video-On-Demand services and much more, all downloadable right to your Panasonic 50" Smart TV. VIERA Connect allows you to watch all of your favorite content commercial and interruption free.

Lady Watching TV Showing Panasonic Smart TV VIERA Connect

Built-in Web Browser
All you need is a connection to the Internet (wired or wireless) and you’ll be surfing the web in style from your Panasonic plasma TV. The TC-P50ST60 VIERA HDTV’s web browser will render all of your favorite sites as if you were on your mobile device or PC. Sharing a website with your family is as easy as opening the web browser and navigating to the website’s URL. 

Family Watching TV - Panasonic VIERA Smart TVs Built-in Web Browser
Click Here to Learn How To Create a Wireless LAN

Panasonic Smart VIERA Voice Guidance

Voice Interaction
The ST60 series of Panasonic plasma TVs feature voice. With voice guidance and text-to-speech capabilities, your 50" TV will read on-screen content aloud to you.

Boy in Front of TV Using Panasonic Smart VIERA Voice Guidance

Panasonic VIERA Wireless LAN Logo

Built-in Wi-Fi
Thanks to the built-in Wi-Fi of the TC-P50ST60, you don’t need anything more than an existing wireless network to get started streaming your favorite movies and shows directly to your TV. Your VIERA plasma TV will detect available wireless networks and guide you through the easy setup process. Once your Smart VIERA TV is connected to your network, you’re ready to start streaming. 

Panasonic Smart VIERA Built-in Wi-Fi

Click Here to Learn How To Create a Wireless LAN

Panasonic Smart VIERA Active 3D Technology

Full HD Active 3D
3D is more immersive when you watching it from the comfort of your own home on your Panasonic 50" Plasma TV. Panasonic plasma displays use active 3D technology; this technology doesn’t filter any lines of resolution, leaving you with a Full HD 3D picture. To help counteract 3D judder and crosstalk, that’s inherent to active 3D technology, Panasonic has included their 3D Motion Remaster Technology. This technology employs special algorithms to reduce the time lag seen between the left and right 3D images – this is especially noticeable when two 3D objects "seemingly" crash into each other, when they’re actually crossing paths. 3D Motion Remaster accurately increases perceived depth to create lifelike 3D images. 

Motorcycle Riding out of TV - Panasonic Smart VIERA Active 3D Technology

2D to 3D Conversion
With the TCP50ST60 50" plasma TV, you have a nearly endless amount of 3D content. The Panasonic HDTVs advanced conversion technology creates a 3D image with virtually any 2D content. Ordinary broadcasts, your media library, even your personal photos and movies can be seen in beautiful 3D. 

Girl Jumping Out of TV - Panasonic Smart VIERA 2D to 3D Conversion

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Infinite Black Pro Panel
The Panasonic ST60 series panel generates deeper, truer blacks and it incorporates a Louver filter with fast switching phosphors. The Infinite Black filter prevents light loss in the panel cells – even in brightly lit rooms; dark scenes and fine textures are rendered with precise detail. The Louver filter allows the plasma TV to adjust the display’s brightness in proportion to the light in the room. Finally, the reformulated fast switching phosphors increase the overall luminous effect and minimizes afterglow – this reduces double image and displays clear, detailed 3D images. 

Lights/ Lanterns at Night Showing Deep Blacks- Panasonic Infinite Black Filter

Panasonic Full HD 1080p Display

Full HD 1080p Resolution
See all of your favorite content rendered in stunning Full HD 1080p clarity. All of your content, including your personal photos and videos, will look their absolute best. With the TCP50ST60 you’ll see why bigger really is better.

Panasonic 600Hz Sub Field Drive Technology

600Hz Sub-Field Drive
Are you having a hard time reading the sports or news tickers? Tired of blurry jerseys and jittery motion? 600Hz Sub-Field Drive will help you with those troubles. Panasonic VIERA Plasma TVs are really fast, the images shown on-screen are created 60 times per second, with 10 sub-fields per frame (60 x 10 = 600). This blazing fast speed gives the 50" Panasonic TV a crisp, clear, and sharp image – even during high speed action scenes. 

Picture Demonstrating Panasonic 600Hz Sub Field Drive Technology

Panasonic 2500 Focus Field Drive Logo

2,500 Focused Field Drive
The previously mentioned panel technologies all lead up to this one fantastic idea, Panasonic’s original 2,500 Focused Field Drive technology. This technology allows you to enjoy crisp, clear images, even during high-speed actions scenes, on your 50" Panasonic TV. The TC-P50ST60 plasma TV detects image movements like the human eye, and the TV’s sub-field controller optimizes light emissions at a rate of 1/2500th a second…that’s blazing fast and extremely accurate! This Panasonic plasma TV guarantees dynamic sports images and breathtaking fast action scenes rendered with stunning clarity. 

Snowboarder on Slope Showing 2,500 Focused Field Drive Technology

Now it’s easier to view all of your personal content on your DLNA-compatible TCP50ST60 Smart VIERA TV. All you need is an existing home network and sharing files between devices is as easy as connecting all of your devices on your network, wired or wireless, and accessing the files from your Smart VIERA TV. 

Family Accessing Content in Different Rooms - Panasonic DLNA Enabled Smart VIERA TVs

Panasonic Smart VIERA Media Player Logo

Media Player
Panasonic includes a media player with a surplus of features unlike anything you’ve seen on a television to date. The TCP50ST60’s USB-based media player allows you to edit your personal videos and photos in real time from your TV; you can add a frame to a photo or video, and you can even create a slideshow with background music. The media player also supports a wide range of formats, so you can listen to PC-based music and view web movies right on your 50" plasma TV.

TV Showing Photo, Movie, and Music Media Options

Panasonic Smart VIERA Swipe & Share 2.0 Logo

Swipe & Share 2.0
Swipe & Share 2.0 makes it even easier to transfer your favorite content from your tablet or smartphone to your TV so you can share it with your friends and family. The days of huddling around a 4.5" – 7" screen so you can share your favorite home video with friends and family are over. Simply swipe your finger across the media, on your smartphone or tablet, towards your Panasonic plasma TV and it’ll show up on the big screen. You can also swipe content from your TCP50ST60 "back" to your mobile device and take it where ever you go. It’s as easy as a swipe of your finger to transfer photos, videos, and even music to your 50" plasma TV. 

Panasonic Smart VIERA Swipe & Share 2.0

Panasonic Smart VIERA Remote Control Application Logo

VIERA Remote 2 App
Unlock new and fun ways to control and interact with your 50" plasma TV when you download the free Panasonic VIERA Remote Application – available from any iOS and Android store. It turns your mobile device into a fully functional remote control that can even work as a second screen for viewing personal media from a USB or SD card attached to your TV without interrupting the current program. The VIERA Remote Application allows you to adjust picture settings, as well as change the channel and volume. 

Phone and Tablet Showing Panasonic VIERA Remote for iOS and Android

2 Pairs of Active 3D Glasses Included
Along with your 50" Panasonic 3D plasma TV, you’ll receive 2 pairs of comfortable, stylish 3D glasses. The 3D glasses are lightweight to give you hours of comfortable 3D viewing with family and friends. 

Panasonic VIERA 3D Glasses

Panasonic VIERA Optional Touch Pen

Electronic Touch Pen (Optional)
With Panasonic’s Electronic Touch Pen, it’s okay for you to let the kids write on your TC-P50ST60. The touch pen turns your VIERA TV into a virtual 50" whiteboard and you can write memos to members of the household. You can even edit pictures by adding captions or drawing right on the image – then you can use Swipe & Share 2.0 to save it to your mobile device. The electronic pen is also good for playing games and operating applications. 

Panasonic VIERA Optional Touch Pen Demonstration

Long Panel Life
By selecting high-quality products that last a long time  you can help protect the environment. Thanks to VIERA TVs innovative design, Panasonic’s plasma panels maintain their brightness for up to 100,000 hours. That’s more than 30 years of use for 8 hours per day. 

Woman Shown at Age 10, 20, and 30 Next to Same TV - Long Panel Life

Environment-Friendly Panel
Panasonic is committed to reducing their negative impact on the planet and therefore makes their products friendlier for the environment. The Panasonic TCP50ST60 VIERA plasma display panel is free of lead and mercury; this reduces the impact on the environment when it’s time for you to recycle or retire your TV from use. 

Mercury and Lead Free Panel

Panasonic Automatic Power Save Logo

Automatic Power Save
Panasonic VIERA Smart TVs are designed to be sensible for the environment and your wallet. VIERA TVs save energy by adjusting the display’s brightness based on room conditions, and shutting off after brief periods of inactivity. 

Two TVs Showing Panasonic Automatic Power Save


Product Specifications

Weight - Shipping68.4 lbs.
Screen Size50"
Power Consumption when offExceeds Energy Star Standards
Power Consumption when onExceeds Energy Star Standards
Speaker Output5W x 2 + 10W (Subwoofer)
Contrast Ratio5,500,000:1
Refresh Rate600Hz, 2500 Focused Field Drive
Native Resolution1080p
Number of Side / Front HDMI Connections3
Number of Rear HDMI Connections0
Labor Warranty1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Service Plans Available
Parts Warranty1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Service Plans Available
Photo Card ReaderNo
Ethernet ConnectionYes
PC InputHDMI Only
Coaxial Input (Ant.)Yes
Component Video Input1
Other Audio Notes2.1 Audio - Left, Right, and Subwoofer
3.5mm Mini JackNo
Optical Digital OutputYes
USB InputYes - 2
Dimensions (H x W x D) - Shipping31.6" x 54.9" x 8.8"
Dimensions (H x W x D) - with stand29.6" x 46.1" x 11.7"
Dimensions (H x W x D) - without stand27.5" x 46.1" x 2"
Weight - With Stand56.3 lbs.
Weight - Without Stand49.6 lbs.
Wireless ConnectivityBuilt-In Wi-Fi
Coaxial Digital AudioNo
Headphone JackNo
3D - Active / PassiveActive
3D Glasses IncludedYes - 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses Included
DLNA CertifiedYes
Dual Core ProcessorNo
Included Remote ControlStandard
ISFccc ReadyNo
Panel / Backlight TypeNeoPlasma
Smart TV / Apps PlatformYes
Speaker / Surround ProcessingVR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
THX CertifiedNo
Web BrowserYes
Voice RecognitionYes
Resolution UpscalerNo

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Customer Reviews


This TV is the BEST



We did a lot of research and this TV looked like the best for the money. It is an excellent product. We burned it in by leaving it on for 24 hours a day for about 5 days. We made sure it was tuned to a channel without logos or scrolling information. The clarity is amazing. We have used the 2D and 3D features and they are excellent. We'd recommend this to anyone who wants a large flat screen TV with lots of features.


No Flash Player



TV is great viewing. BUT. I am extremely upset that it does not allow you to download flash player which is required by ALL television stations that also have websites. They ALL require flash player to play past episodes. How stupid is that!!???


The best TV of 2013!



Buy it if you can find it. Everything in the CNET review is true. This Is the TV of 2013.





Yep...plasma. But I bought this TV anyway based on reviews I found on line. The pic quality is GREAT! All kinds of adjustable settings. Multiple HDMI ports. Apps installed and others available for download. Integration with HuluPlus, Netflix, Web Browser, etc, etc. Great TV!! Especially for the price! The 3D is a little "meh" but that's not this TV's fault. The industry really hasen't released any terrific 3D capable TVs that I am aware of.


Amazing Picture for Affordable price.



Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

That is exciting to say at least but can ST60 live up to its value-for-money legacy? Is a one of the top picks in the mid-range TVs.