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Arguably the Best of 2013The Panasonic ST60 series of plasma TVs may be the best television ever built. CNET has given the ST60 their first ever 5-star TV reviews; this feat alone speaks volume. This Panasonic plasma TV is not your everyday 55" plasma TV; 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 50", 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.
My Home ScreenFrom the moment you turn on your Panasonic 55" TV, you’ll be greeted with Panasonic’s new and improved My Home Screen landing page. This is where all of the magic happens. The My Home Screen page allows you to customize the location, and therefore, ease of access to all of your favorite applications and widgets.
If you’re a "social-butterfly" then you can personalize My Home Screen with all of your most used social media applications like Facebook and Twitter. If you’re a sports fan then you can load your home screen with your favorite sports based applications like ESPN, a sports ticker, and more.Up to 6 members of your household can create their own personalized screen, or profile. Video-on-demand services, your personal media, TV programs, and a rich social experience is right at your fingertips.
VIERA ConnectExperience VIERA Connect, a wide range of applications, when you connect your TCP55ST60 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 55" Smart TV. VIERA Connect allows you to watch all of your favorite content commercial and interruption free.
Built-in Web BrowserThe Panasonic TCP55ST60 Smart VIERA plasma HDTV lets you visit your favorite websites without the computer or mobile device. The built-in web browser on your TV will render every page as gloriously as it would if you were on your computer or mobile device. Panasonic Smart TVs offer you the best web-based browsing experience possible, a 55" TV screen; all you need to get started is an Internet connection (wired or wireless).
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Voice InteractionThe ST60 series of Panasonic plasma TVs feature voice guidance. With voice guidance and text-to-speech capabilities your 55" TV will read on-screen content aloud to you.
Built-in Wi-FiThe TC-P55ST60 Plasma TV features built-in Wi-Fi to allow an easy and clean Internet connection so you can take advantage of the limitless content available from streaming service providers. Your 55" TV automatically detects any available network and guides you through an easy setup process. Ensure you have an existing WLAN to wirelessly connect your Smart VIERA TV via Wi-Fi.
Full HD Active 3DIf you thought 3D in a massive movie theater was immersive, then you haven’t tried 3D at home on a 55" Plasma TV. Using active shutter lenses and 3D technology, the on-screen image of your VIERA 3D Plasma TV remains unchanged and unfiltered; this gives you an unparalleled 3D viewing experience in full high definition. With Panasonic’s 3D Motion Remaster Technology, your TCP55ST60 employs special algorithms to reduce 3D judder and crosstalk. In a nutshell, active 3D technology causes your brain to create an own image in between the lag seen between left and right images – this is evident when two 3D objects "seemingly" crash into each other, when they’re actually crossing paths. 3D Motion Remaster accurately increases perceived depth to create a lifelike 3D image.
2D to 3D ConversionWith the TCP55ST60 55" plasma TV, you have a nearly endless amount of 3D content. The Panasonic HDTV's 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.
Infinite Black Pro PanelThe 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.
Full HD 1080p ResolutionSee 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 TCP55ST60 you’ll see why bigger really is better.
600Hz Sub-Field DriveWhat’s 60 x 10? 600! In the time it took you to solve the math problem your 55" Panasonic TV just created 600 images. That’s really fast! With 600Hz Sub-Field Drive technology, 60 frames per second (60Hz) with 10 sub-fields per frame, your image will be crisp and clear with optimum sharpness regardless of content.
2,500 Focused Field DriveThe 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 55" Panasonic TV. The TC-P55ST60 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.
DLNANow it’s easier to view all of your personal content on your DLNA-compatible TCP55ST60 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.
Media PlayerThe Panasonic TCP55ST60 features a media player that is unlike any on a television you’ve seen prior to 2013. Simply plug in any USB device with your favorite media into your TV and you can view and edit them in real-time; you can add a simple frame to your photos and videos, and you can even create a slideshow complete with background music. The media player supports a wide range of formats, so you can view web movies and listen to PC-based music right on your 55" plasma TV.
Swipe & Share 2.0Swipe & 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 TCP55ST60 "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 55" plasma TV.
VIERA Remote 2 AppPanasonic’s VIERA Remote Application gives you a fun and easy way to control your 55" plasma TV. Simply download the free application from any iOS or Android app store and turn your tablet or Smartphone into a fully functional remote. The application goes beyond changing channels, volume, and inputs; you can also adjust picture settings like brightness, color, or contrast. It also turns your mobile device into a second screen to view personal images and photos that are loaded to the TV via the SD or USB inputs without interrupting the current program.
2 Pairs of Active 3D Glasses IncludedAlong with your 55" 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.
Electronic Touch Pen (Optional)The Panasonic Electric Touch Pen releases the artist in you right onto your TCP55ST60. The touch pen turns your VIERA TV into a 55-inch Post-it pad. You can leave messages and memos to members of the household on the first appliance that gets turned on when they get home. You can even edit images by drawing or writing right on the picture; once you finish editing the image you can use Swipe & Share 2.0 and save it to your mobile device. The electronic pen is also useful for operating various applications and playing games.
Long Panel LifeOne way you can help protect the environment is by selecting high-quality products and taking care of them so they last a long time. High quality VIERA TVs help; thanks to innovative designs, Panasonic’s plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases. That’s more than 30 year s of use for 8 hours per day.
Environment-Friendly PanelPanasonic is committed to reducing their negative impact on the planet and therefore makes their products friendlier for the environment. The Panasonic TCP55ST60 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.
Automatic Power SavePanasonic Smart VIERA TVs are engineered to be good for the environment and your pockets. VIERA TVs conserve energy by automatically adjusting the brightness of the display depending on room conditions, and powering down after periods of inactivity.
This years’ ST60 series will probably go down as the highest quality plasma panel. Great Value, Great Quality. Good buy.
Great picture and fully loaded with all the features.
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.
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.
fantasic picture for a mid-price flat panel, with the very deep blacks.
Not the best TV out there, but really close for a lot less money!!!
Good price point for what you get if you want a plasma
This is a fantastic television, and with the free electronic pen, 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
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.
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.
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.
The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 is very good
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