Panasonic TCP55VT50 55" 1080p Plasma TV
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Panasonic TCP55VT50 55" 1080p Plasma TV

Panasonic TCP55VT50
  • TCP55VT50
  • Panasonic 55 VT50 Series Plasma 3D HDTV Right Angle View
  • Panasonic 55 VT50 Series Plasma 3D HDTV Left Angle View
  • Plays 2D and 3D Content
  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black Ultra Panel
  • Viera Connect with Web Browser
  • Built-in WiFi
  • Viera Touch Pad Contoller
  • 3D Real Sound
  • 2D to 3D Conversion


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55" 600Hz 1080p Plasma HDTV

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Product Features

Panasonic TCP55VT50 55" 1080p Plasma TV

    PICTURE QUALITY


    * The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

    Enjoy the Ultimate 3D Experience

    Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method

    The display alternately shows images for the left and right eyes. The left and right lenses of the eyewear open and close in sync with this display timing to show separate images to the left and right eyes. By repeating this action at high speed, the brain perceives 3D images. And because this method displays FULL HD 3D images just as they are, both eyes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality.

    * 3D Eyewear is required for viewing 3D images.

    Panasonic ‘FULL HD 3D’ is defined as follows:

    • Compatible with 1,080p 3D signal
    • Panel has native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080p display

     

    Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures

    2,500 Focused Field Drive

    This original Panasonic technology detects image movements like the human eye, and optimizes the drive accordingly. By achieving instantaneously powerful light emission rather than finely divided emission, it reduces the afterimages that cause blurring. As a result, fast movement is reproduced with excellent clarity.

     

    Ultimate Black Even in Any Condition

    Infinite Black Ultra

    Improvements to the panel filter that blocks the entry of external light, and advances in the pre-discharge control that can cause black floating have enabled deeper, jet-black shades. And preventing light loss in the panel cells allows VIERA to portray bright, crisp images at all times. Even in brightly lit living rooms, deep areas within dark scenes and fine textures are rendered with meticulous detail.

     

    Richer Black Details

    24,576 Equivalent Steps of Gradation

    Even highly nuanced black images in dark areas that were previously impossible to express are now rendered with incredible fidelity. Finer light emission due to a newly developed drive technology raises the steps of gradation by as much as four times over previous systems. Nighttime skies and other dark areas that were prone to blocked shadows are beautifully reproduced.

    * When using Cinema mode.

     

    Color Reproduction Faithful to the Original

    1,080p Pure Direct

    The 1,080p Pure Direct function transmits and outputs high-quality YUV 4:4:4 30-bit video signals directly to the TV. This reproduces colors that are highly faithful to the original.

     

    Beautifully Reproduced Crisp Lines

    Pure Image Creation

    Diagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision in each scene for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, highly natural, noise-free lines.

     

    Expressive, Lifelike Colors

    Vivid Color Creation

    The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People’s faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions.

     

    Smooth Reproduction of Web Movies

    Web Smoother

    The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion.

     

    Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D

    2D-3D Conversion

    Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images — such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards — into 3D images with a high level of precision.

    * When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.

     

    Movie Content with Smooth Playback

    3D 24p Cinema Smoother

    Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA’s 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.

     

    Turn Your Living Room into a 3D Theater

    THX® 3D Certified Display

    In order to enjoy the original image quality of a movie, you need to have a display that portrays the images exactly as the movie’s creators intended. VIERA has cleared the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program. It reproduces both 2D and 3D images with cinema-like quality. Enjoy beautiful images that are optimal for movies.

    * THX and the THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd. which are registered in some jurisdictions. The THX 3D logo is a trademark of THX Ltd. All rights reserved.
    * Certification pending for the 65 inch.

     

    Image Calibration Customized to Your Home

    ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration

    An ISF-certified installer can calibrate your VIERA, so that image reproduction is customized to the actual viewing conditions in your home and your personal preferences. The calibration process provides the settings that bring out the full expressive potential within the image signals. Settings for contrast, tint, sharpness and color are optimized to meet your home’s lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing.

    * ISF and IMAGING SCIENCE FOUNDATION are trademarks owned by Imaging Science Foundation, Inc.
    * This function is exclusively for installer use. It is not intended for use by ordinary consumers.

     

    A New TV Sound Experience

    3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers

    Speaker System

    8-Train Speakers

    Eight dome-type microspeakers with reflectors deliver wide-ranging, high-quality sound. Only about 8 mm thick, these compact units also contribute to the beauty of the narrow-edge design.

    Super Slim Sub-Woofer

    The sub-woofer, which is mounted to the rear surface of the panel, delivers robust bass sounds. Its super slim design, with a thickness of only 22 mm, helps to keep the entire display attractively thin.

     

    Sound Lifting Driver

    Original Panasonic acoustic-field compensation technology produces highly accurate sound imaging. Matched to human auditory characteristics, the frequency for the bandwidth in which the sound is located is adjusted and the optimal compensation is applied.

     

       

    EASY OPERATION


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    Change the Way You Operate

    VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote

    VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.

     

    More Comfortable Operation

    Free Point Operation

    More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad.

     

    Gamepad Operation*

    Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen.

    * Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market.

     

    Linking Content Enables Greater Enjoyment

    Browser Linkage

    You can display the same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation.

     

    Media Flick

    Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime.

    * Learn about the setup instructions, main features, FAQs and more information.

     

    Change the Way You Operate

    VIERA Touch Pad Controller

    Designed especially for web page browsing, this remote fits snugly in the hand. Simply scroll it with your thumb for easy, PC-like operation without even having to look at it.

     

    Change the Way You Operate

    Simple Remote Control

    This remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout. It lets everyone in the house operate VIERA quickly and easily.

     

    Switch Between Several Pages Freely

    Multitasking TENTATIVE

    Multiple VIERA Connect applications can be easily switched with the task display. There is no need to open and close applications every time. This makes VIERA Connect applications more fun to use.

    * Some applications do not support the task display.

     

    Instant Support When You Need It

    Product Support Center

    Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect.

    * Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market.

     

    Inside the User’s Manual

    eHELP

    No more need to search through the User’s Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just press the HELP button on the remote control to display the eHELP.

     

    NETWORKING


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    Takes You to a New World

    VIERA Connect

    VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers.
    It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It’s a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends.

     

     

    Large-Screen Web Browsing with Your Family

    Web Browser

    The browser supports HTML5 pages, so you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC. Unlike a PC, though, the large screen allows the whole family or a group of friends to comfortably view a wide variety of content.

     

    Neat and Comfortable Wireless Internet Connection

    WiFi Built-In

    It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the WiFi Built-In function. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies.

    * A wireless LAN environment is required to use the WiFi Built-In function.

     

    A Home Network Linking the Entire House

    DLNA

    A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house.

     

    Get More Excitement Out of Gaming

    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. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.

     

    Play Various Types of Formats Easily

    Media Player

    Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA’s large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.

    * Applicable formats vary depending on the model

     

    One Remote Controls Them All

    VIERA Link™

    VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.

     

    ECO


    * The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

    Environment-Friendly Panel

    Mercury and Lead Free

    Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces the impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

     

    Years of Beautiful Images

    Long Panel Life

    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 newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our 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.

    * This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account.

     

    Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power

    Eco Mode

    This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA’s operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools.

    No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours

    This setting automatically turns the power off when there’s no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there’s no activity for 3 hours or more.

     

    Power Save

    This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.

     

    Adjusts Screen Brightness to Suit the Room

    C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]

    This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.

     

    Ecological and Easy

    Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

    The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage.

    Standby Power Save

    When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized.

    * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.
    ** The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions.

     

    Intelligent Auto Standby

    Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices.

    * VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.

     

    DESIGN


    One Sheet of Glass

    Flat and lustrous, this single pane of glass is totally obstruction-free. It expresses a minimalist sense of beauty by stripping away all unnecessary elements.

     

    Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

    Get the best Setup and viewing style for your Panasonic Viera TV

     

    Notice for VIERA Connect

    * The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service.
    * Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available.
    * Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers.
    * Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.
    * The MLB, FOX Sports, YouTube™, hulu Plus, Netflix, Cinemanow, Amazon Instant Video™, VUDU, iFit, Withings, AP, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, SHOUTcast, Pandora®, Facebook and Twitter® names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries.
    * The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited.
    * Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners.
    * Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™.
    * USB Keyboard not included.
    * Communication Camera for VIERA is not included.

     



Product Specifications

Video Characteristics:

Refresh Rate 600Hz
Contrast Ratio Not Rated

Audio Characteristics:

Other Audio Notes 8 Train Speakers, 1 Woofer
Speaker Output 18W (4W + 4W + 10W)

Inputs and Outputs:

PC Input VGA / HDMI
Wireless Connectivity Built-in Wi-Fi

Additional Options:

3D - Active / Passive Yes - Active
3D Glasses Included No; Panasonic TY-ER3D4MU Required
Included Remote Control Panasonic VIERA Touch Pad Controller
Panel / Backlight Type Infinite Black Ultra
Smart TV / Apps Platform Yes - VIERA Connect

Power Consumption:

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

Dimensions:

Dimensions (H x W x D) - with stand 32.3" x 50.7" x "14.1
Dimensions (H x W x D) - Shipping 34.7" x 59.7" x 11.2"

Warranty:

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

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BEST PLASMA

By: James Cole
Date: Monday, June 25, 2012
I am a huge Panasonic fan and own two myself. I don't have the VT, but not by choice. One of the downsides to this television is it is not available in a variety of sizes. I was dissapointed in the sub par black level for a plasma, but did notice a reduction in the amount of glare. Altitude is not an issue and color accuracy is tremendous. They are very thin and the bezel is not as large as it was in years prior. Overall this is the best bang for the buck on the market.

amazing

By: mmniko
Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
Best TV seen so far!!!!!!

 

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