Panasonic Smart VIERA TC-P55VT50 55" Class VT50 Series Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV, THX 3D Certified Display, 2500 Focused Field Drive, Wi-Fi

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About Panasonic TC-P55VT50

The Panasonic VIERA VT Series is a reference model in both functions and picture quality. VT Series has a NeoPlasma Panel, Active Shutter Progressive 3D, THX 3D Certified Display, ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration and many more advanced features. The Active Shutter Progressive 3D display alternately shows images for the left and right eyes. And because this method displays FULL HD 3D images just as they are, both eyes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality. VIERA has cleared the high Standards set by the THX Certified Display Program. It reproduces both 2D and 3D images with cinema-like quality. 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 Panasonic TC-P55VT50 is commonly used for Home theater and more.The Panasonic TC-P55VT50 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Panasonic TC-P55VT50: Compact, Convenient, Easy to use, Exceeded expectations, Good resolution and Great picture quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Easy to use (9),Exceeded expectations (9),Convenient (6),Great picture quality (5),Compact (4),Good resolution (4),Attractive (3),Easy to setup (3),Good remote control (3),Inexpensive (3),Reduces glare (3)
Cons:
Pricey / poor value (3)
Best Uses:
Home theater (4),Movies (3),Wall mounting (3)

Panasonic TC-P55VT50 Features

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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. Nighttime skies and other dark areas that were prone to blocked shadows are beautifully reproduced
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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, & skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions
  • Web Smoother: The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers: Eight dome-type micro speakers 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Multitasking: 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
  • 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

Panasonic TC-P55VT50 Specifications

Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
55.1
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Number of Pixels
2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
Panel
G15 Progressive Full-HD NeoPlasma
HDTV Display Capability
1080p, 1080i, 720p
Aspect Control
4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-fill for TV
Shades of Gradation
24,576 equivalent
Fast Switching Phosphor
Yes
Filter
Infinite Black Ultra
Panel Drive
2,500 Focused Field Drive
24p Playback (3:2) / 24p Smooth
Yes / Yes
24p Cinematic Playback
96 Hz/48 Hz
THX Mode
Yes (3D/2D)
ISFccc
Yes (Advanced Calibration)
Pro Setting
Yes
Smart VIERA Engine Pro
Yes
Pure Image Creation
Yes
Vivid Color Creation
Yes
Facial Retouch
Yes
Web Smoother
Yes
1080p Pure Direct
Yes
3D Panel
Yes (Active)
3D 24p Cinema Smoother
Yes
2D-3D Conversion
Yes (with Face Detection)
3D Real Sound
Yes
Number of Speakers
Front speaker (8 train speakers) x 2, Woofer (°80 mm) x 1
Audio Output
18 W (4 + 4 + 10)
Surround Sound
AV Surround
Integrated ATSC Tuner
Yes
HDMI Input
Null / 4 (4 side)
Support Feature
Audio Return Channel (Input 2)
SD Card
Yes (SDXC)
USB2.0
3
Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI / DVI)
Yes
Composite Video Input
RCA x 1 (lower) 1
Audio Input (for Composite Video)
RCA x 1 (lower) 2
PC Input
D-sub 15-pin x 1 (lower) 3
Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR)
RCA x 1 (lower) 4
Audio Input (for Component Video)
RCA x 1 (lower) 5
Ethernet
1 (lower)
Digital Audio Output (Optical)
1 (lower)
VIERA Connect (IPTV)
Yes
Online Movies
No
Web Browser
Yes
Skype while watching TV
Yes
Multitasking
Yes
Social Networking TV
Faceboook / Twitter
VIERA Remote App Support
Yes
VIERA Touch Pad Controller
Yes
Wireless LAN Adaptor
Yes (built-in)
DLNA
Yes
Media Player
Null / Yes (SD Card / USB)
Support Format
AVCHD 3D / Progressive, SD-VIDEO / Motion PEG (Lumix) / MKV / MP4 / MOV / M4v / FLV / 3GPP / VRO / VOB / TS / PS, MP3 / AAC / FLAC, JPEG / MPO
VIERA Link
Yes
VIERA Tools
Yes
Eco Mode
Yes
Game Mode
Yes
Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
Yes
Trilingual Menu
English / Spanish / French
Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
Yes
Off - Timers
Yes
E-Help
Yes
Power Supply
AC 120 V, 60Hz
Receiving System
ATSC / QAM / NTSC
Operating Temperature
32deg.F - 104deg.F (0deg.C - 40deg.C)
Safety Standard
US: UL60065 / FCC Part15, CANADA: CSA C22.2 / IC BETS-7
Glass & Metal Design
Yes (One Sheet of Glass)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
With Stand: 32.3 x 50.7 x 14.1" / 819 x 1286 x 357mm
Without Stand: 30.4 x 50.7 x 2.0" / 771 x 1286 x 50mm

Panasonic TC-P55VT50 Reviews

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4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

best tv ever

don't listen to the people knocking the 3d...its easy an amazing. this tv is hands down an awesome buy

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fan Noise

Awesone picture quality, internal fan noise can be heard while watching TV and really noticeable when TV is mute. Also hear electronic buzz.

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
4.0

VT50-series Plasma HDTV

By

from United States

The Panasonic VIERA VT50-series plasma HDTV (since surpassed by the VT60-series and especially the ZT60-series) has been off the market for several years. But it's still worth a purchase, if you can get your hands on any lingering models from an authorized Panasonic dealer.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rich, accurate color & fine-tuning

By

from Philadelphia, PA  -  Enthusiast

We owned a Panasonic GT30 prior to this VT50, and were very happy with the GT (until the panel went after less than 2 years). We received the VT50 from Adorama within 2 days and the delivery service was excellent (calling before delivery and allowing an inspection of the TV for damages before leaving). Out of the box, I was initially unhappy with the picture, but after some calibrations (as per CNET's guide), I was blown away at the deep black levels and excellent skin tones. The "standard" setting on the GT30 was our go-to TV watching setting, but "standard" on the VT50 is very dull & low contrast, despite adjustments to brightness and contrast. We've been using "custom" exclusively, and have only had to make minor tweaks when playing ps3 or watching darker movies, etc... I'm not a fan of the stand (plastic) or the bezel (tacky fake chrome border) but I mounted the TV and forgot all about the border after a couple days. I haven't used the Viera features, as I have Apple TV for Netflix, etc... but the picture is so great, the VT50 gets 5 stars for this alone. Also, Adorama had the best price anywhere, and shipped very quickly.

 
5.0

better than looking at real life

By

from mpls m.n.  -  Enthusiast

easy to hang on wall,the TV is directly across from a mirror,zero glare.Lots of picture settings.The delivery guy even set up the TV and put it on the stand!!

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Fan Noise

By

from Undisclosed

Awesone picture quality, internal fan noise can be heard while watching TV and really noticeable when TV is mute. Also hear electronic buzz.

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best tv ever

By

from sunnyvale,ca

Browser is very bad and not really usable. We watch flash based website for streaming movies and flash is not working and it is like 10 year old browser. Netflix/amazon and you tube looks great It is very dull if the light is bright and it is very good if I watch if i switch off room light or light dark room I have connected google tv buddy box to use chrome browser to use flash based website for stream movies and they have querty key board.

 
4.0

Great TV w/1 flaw

By

from Queens, NY

Problems w/Bright room. Great otherwise

 
5.0

Stunning Tv.

By

from MIami Beach

Great sound , great picture, everything is great. No complaints.

 
5.0

Nice product

By

from Sunnyvale,CA  -  Casual User

Very nice picture quality and design. Webbrowser in this tv is very bad and not really usefull, but other than that it is very good. Netflix/you tube/picasa photo album is very good

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT 3DTV

By

from Colorado

I love this TV! I moved up from a Panasonic 55GT30 this year. I love the calibrated THX modes. 3D works great with the NEW glasses, If you dont have any glasses, go get some, and watch a good 3d movie like Avatar, Despicable me, etc. Amazon prime videos works great on this tv. Skype is fun. The music apps work good, I wish there was a way to black out the screen while listening to the music, but still have a way to pipe music to my theater speakers without turning off the tv. This would keep us from IR on the screen, but still be able to listen to the music Get some glasses and good 3D movies and have fun! Great 3DTV.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

All it's advertised as...

By

from CA  -  Casual User

powerful blacks, very clear picture

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Questions about this item:

Shopper  Is there an issue hooking up hdmi cables. Possibly needing 270 degree adapters for wall mounting tv?
STEPHEN G  I am wall mounted in a very tight space. I am running off a receiver so I only needed one HDMI cable. Not easy to get in, but once in there is no need to access again.
Shopper  Is this item new? Is it refurbished?
E SAMUEL S  My purchase was NEW.
Shopper  i have the 65 VT50 is it normal to hear the fans? if the sound turn down,are mute about 8 feet away
Andrew R  This unit does have cooling fans that may operate regularly. Room acoustics may affect how well you can hear them.
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