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Panasonic TCP50ST60 - 50" Full HD 1080p Plasma TV

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

    Panasonic Ultra Black Filter Logo

    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

Video Characteristics:

Refresh Rate 600Hz, 2500 Focused Field Drive
Contrast Ratio 5,500,000:1

Audio Characteristics:

Other Audio Notes 2.1 Audio - Left, Right, and Subwoofer
Speaker Output 5W x 2 + 10W (Subwoofer)

Inputs and Outputs:

PC Input HDMI Only
USB Input Yes - 2
Wireless Connectivity Built-In Wi-Fi

Additional Options:

3D Glasses Included Yes - 2 Pairs of 3D Glasses Included
Speaker / Surround Processing VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1

Power Consumption:

Power Consumption when off Exceeds Energy Star Standards
Power Consumption when on Exceeds Energy Star Standards


Dimensions (H x W x D) - with stand 29.6" x 46.1" x 11.7"
Dimensions (H x W x D) - Shipping 31.6" x 54.9" x 8.8"
Weight - Shipping 68.4 lbs.


Labor Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Service Plans Available
Parts Warranty 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty - Extended Service Plans Available

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Customer Reviews

 Average Customer Rating

This TV is the BEST

By: Susan E. Dunne
Date: Friday, September 06, 2013
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.

The best TV of 2013!

By: J Wall
Date: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Buy it if you can find it. Everything in the CNET review is true. This Is the TV of 2013.


By: Tim Treu
Date: Monday, July 29, 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.

New ST Series Gets an Overhaul

By: Jonathan Hale
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This years’ ST60 series will probably go down as the highest quality plasma panel. Great Value, Great Quality. Good buy.

Panasonic tcp50st60

By: David Armell
Date: Wednesday, July 17, 2013
As a previous owner of an LCD and LED edge lit TVs I now understand why reviewers like CNET and Robert Wiley rate Plasmas higher and know what they mean when talk about contrast and deep black levels. LED TVs may look brighter but plasma produces a more natural looking picture. When it comes to viewing sports, The NHL(Hockey), Baseball and Soccer all look fantastic! I'm sure Football is going to look awesome too when the NFL starts up. And of course blu ray and dvds look outstanding!, especially with 1080p Pixel Direct turned on. I had purchased an LED edge lit TV before but exchanged it for this plasma from Panasonic. I noticed "motion issues" with the LED TV and seen the same issues with other LED sets in the $1,000.00 price range. And that's with the motion smoothing processors turned on or off! But there's no "motion issues" with the plasma. Bottom line, this Panasonic plasma has awesome picture quality! I'm very happy I made the exchange for this TV!

It only has 3 HDMI inputs.

By: Don Kim
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This is a very good looking TV with a lot of cool features. Picture quality is outstanding and swipe and share features is something everybody can use. If I was buying a TV around this price range this will be the TV I would purchase. Only thing I can ask for is having 4 HDMI inputs.


By: Mike Exler
Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Great picture and fully loaded with all the features.

No Flash Player

By: Max
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013
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!!???

best for the money

By: Mike Flores
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

fantasic picture for a mid-price flat panel, with the very deep blacks.

CNET’s 5 Star Best Value TV

By: Tony Randall
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Not the best TV out there, but really close for a lot less money!!!


By: Mark Jeans
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

Good price point for what you get if you want a plasma

Amazing Picture for Affordable price.

By: Dilash Desilva
Date: Saturday, July 27, 2013
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.

Best black levels on the market

By: Louis Hellers
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This is a fantastic television, and with the free electronic pen you can get right now makes it a fun and favorable purchase. It is a great way to go for anyone who wants a great picture and watches sports and action movies as well as gaming

Panasonic ST Series TVs

By: Jay Naro
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This is a great TV for the money, as long as you keep room lighting and placement in mind. Great for your movie and sports enthusiast, and blows away its competition in performance with regards to picture performance.

Panasonic ST Series TVs

By: Mike Brule
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

This is a great TV for a basement or a room with well controlled lighting. It offers excellent off angle viewing. And, is great TV for movies and sports for someone on a tighter budget.


By: Brandon Combs
Date: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

The ST60 series by Panasonic is a great buy. The smart features combined with smooth motion and great colors make this television stand out amongst others. Ranging in sizes from 50 to 65 inches it will be sure to please any consumer in any setting.


By: Isaiah Haro
Date: Monday, April 29, 2013
Expert Review by a Paul's Pro

The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 is very good


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