Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST50 50" Plasma TV

1920x1080, 48 Hz, HDTV, 3D - MPN: TCP50ST50
Product Details
Description
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. 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.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type Plasma TV
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Included Network Card Ethernet
3D Compatible 3D
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Expert Reviews
Panasonic TC-P50ST50
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 28, 2012

THE GOOD: The affordable <b>Panasonic TC-PST50</b> series exhibited outstanding overall picture quality, characterized by exceedingly deep black levels with great shadow detail, accurate colors, and solid bright-room performance. Unlike LCDs, as a plasma it has superb off-angle and uniformity characteristics. The styling is attractive and the feature set well-chosen, including excellent onscreen help options. THE BAD: The ST50 uses more power than competing LCD TVs, and doesnt perform as well in bright rooms as those with matte screens. It doesnt include 3D glasses, and 3D picture quality showed more crosstalk than many competitors models. The ST50 is only available in 50-inch and larger sizes. Three HDMI inputs is one fewer than most midrange TVs offer. THE BOTTOM LINE: With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.

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Best Plasma TV
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 31, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST50 3D Plasma TV as the Best Plasma TV. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Panasonic TC-P50ST50
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 12, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Panasonic TC-P50ST50 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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User Reviews
Great TV
4 Star Review   By Ruke on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013   

No complaints. Great Plasma 50 inch smart TV. Wonderful picture. Good design. Very pleased.

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Beware of burn-in problem not covered by warranty; do not buy!
1 Star Review   By member DavidWood51 - Mar 20, 2013   

If you need a further reason not to buy a Panasonic plasma television besides the fact that the company has announced it is getting out of the plasma business, please read the following:On December 3, 2012, the Geek Squad installed a 50-inch Panasonic VIERA HD 3D plasma TV (TC-P50ST50), purchased from Amazon, in my living room. After less than six weeks, the screen displayed a burn-in image of the Fox Business Network information bar across the bottom. (I had watched Imus in the Morning on FBN Monday through Friday from 6 am-9 am, but at no other time.)I contacted Panasonic customer service and was advised that a local service provider (XP Electronics in Nashua, N.H.) would need to examine the set. Two days later, an highly professional XP tech examined the set, confirming in a report to Panasonic that the unit has permanent burn in damage to PDP panel assembly. Fox News Channel logo (sic) and ticker burnt in at bottom of screen. This issue is not covered thru mfg. warranty. Please note: issue is not image retention. Plasma panel would need to be replaced!Over the next six weeks, I spoke with a parade of Panasonic customer service reps and supervisors: Nigel, Lorenzo, Omar, Allison, Orlando and Trisha (they are not permitted to give last names, probably so they cant be re-contacted or held accountable.) At every step in the process I was given inaccurate, conflicting and misleading information regarding the status of my complaint, apologies about the actions of the previous, and a promise to rectify that and be in touch with me within 72 hours. In not a single instance did I receive a return call within a week; in every case, I had to re-initiate contact.Ultimately, I was informed that burn-in is specifically excluded from Panasonics warranty and that the company would do nothing to resolve the issue. (Note that Panasonics Canadian warranty does not exclude burn-in. My guess is the Canadian regulators would not permit it.)My final contact was with Arlene in the companys customer relations department at Panasonic USA headquarters in Secaucus, N.J. She acknowledged the total lack of competent handling of my complaint, but reiterated the companys stand that the problem was not covered by warranty and would not be repaired or replaced.While she refused to go on record agreeing with the following statement (though offering nothing to rebut it), I can only draw this conclusion: Panasonic believes it is normal and acceptable for its plasma televisions to experience burn-in within six weeks on a new TV that has been used strictly in accordance with all the recommendations and information provided in the products user guide.With policies like that, one cant help but wonder if its not a good thing that Panasonic is exiting the plasma TV business. In the meantime, save yourself a big headache and look to other brands.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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panasonic 50
2 Star Review   By joeypoet on HP - Mar 19, 2013   

I bought this big screen at a good price however that's where the good ends.. The picture actually was ok and being a plasma I hoped for more. The biggest problem was/is I could only view the screen for a couple of days as when I tried to setup the base stand , and this after calling c/s to explain blame for he base did not seem to fit properly, I was told just install as shown and I did and it collapsed. The end of viewing. I take some blame for blindly setting up but this is how I was shown to setup.

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Product Details
Description
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. 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.
Quick Glance
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Digital Tuner ATSC
Audio Video Connectors HDMI Yes, Component Video Yes, Composite Video Yes, Digital Audio Yes
Display Type Plasma TV
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Included Network Card Ethernet
3D Compatible 3D
Max Resolution 1920 x 1080
Summary
Product Title Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST50 50" Plasma TV
Manufacturer Panasonic
Power Score 3.8 | 6 Reviews
Display Panel
Diagonal Screen Size: 50 in
Interface
Interface Connection: USB Yes, Ethernet Yes
Physical Specifications
Weight: 50.80 lbs
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Expert Reviews
Panasonic TC-P50ST50
4 Star Review  cnet.com - Mar 28, 2012

THE GOOD: The affordable <b>Panasonic TC-PST50</b> series exhibited outstanding overall picture quality, characterized by exceedingly deep black levels with great shadow detail, accurate colors, and solid bright-room performance. Unlike LCDs, as a plasma it has superb off-angle and uniformity characteristics. The styling is attractive and the feature set well-chosen, including excellent onscreen help options. THE BAD: The ST50 uses more power than competing LCD TVs, and doesnt perform as well in bright rooms as those with matte screens. It doesnt include 3D glasses, and 3D picture quality showed more crosstalk than many competitors models. The ST50 is only available in 50-inch and larger sizes. Three HDMI inputs is one fewer than most midrange TVs offer. THE BOTTOM LINE: With flagship-level picture quality for a midlevel price, the Panasonic ST50 series sets the value standard among videophile-grade TVs.

Read the full review »

Best Plasma TV
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Mar 31, 2012

Bestcovery experts have rated the Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST50 3D Plasma TV as the Best Plasma TV. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Panasonic TC-P50ST50
4 Star Review  testseek.com - Mar 12, 2013

Testseek.com has collected 13 expert reviews for Panasonic TC-P50ST50 and the average expert rating is 84 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Great TV
4 Star Review   By Ruke on Adorama - Apr 9, 2013   

No complaints. Great Plasma 50 inch smart TV. Wonderful picture. Good design. Very pleased.

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Beware of burn-in problem not covered by warranty; do not buy!
1 Star Review   By member DavidWood51 - Mar 20, 2013   

If you need a further reason not to buy a Panasonic plasma television besides the fact that the company has announced it is getting out of the plasma business, please read the following:On December 3, 2012, the Geek Squad installed a 50-inch Panasonic VIERA HD 3D plasma TV (TC-P50ST50), purchased from Amazon, in my living room. After less than six weeks, the screen displayed a burn-in image of the Fox Business Network information bar across the bottom. (I had watched Imus in the Morning on FBN Monday through Friday from 6 am-9 am, but at no other time.)I contacted Panasonic customer service and was advised that a local service provider (XP Electronics in Nashua, N.H.) would need to examine the set. Two days later, an highly professional XP tech examined the set, confirming in a report to Panasonic that the unit has permanent burn in damage to PDP panel assembly. Fox News Channel logo (sic) and ticker burnt in at bottom of screen. This issue is not covered thru mfg. warranty. Please note: issue is not image retention. Plasma panel would need to be replaced!Over the next six weeks, I spoke with a parade of Panasonic customer service reps and supervisors: Nigel, Lorenzo, Omar, Allison, Orlando and Trisha (they are not permitted to give last names, probably so they cant be re-contacted or held accountable.) At every step in the process I was given inaccurate, conflicting and misleading information regarding the status of my complaint, apologies about the actions of the previous, and a promise to rectify that and be in touch with me within 72 hours. In not a single instance did I receive a return call within a week; in every case, I had to re-initiate contact.Ultimately, I was informed that burn-in is specifically excluded from Panasonics warranty and that the company would do nothing to resolve the issue. (Note that Panasonics Canadian warranty does not exclude burn-in. My guess is the Canadian regulators would not permit it.)My final contact was with Arlene in the companys customer relations department at Panasonic USA headquarters in Secaucus, N.J. She acknowledged the total lack of competent handling of my complaint, but reiterated the companys stand that the problem was not covered by warranty and would not be repaired or replaced.While she refused to go on record agreeing with the following statement (though offering nothing to rebut it), I can only draw this conclusion: Panasonic believes it is normal and acceptable for its plasma televisions to experience burn-in within six weeks on a new TV that has been used strictly in accordance with all the recommendations and information provided in the products user guide.With policies like that, one cant help but wonder if its not a good thing that Panasonic is exiting the plasma TV business. In the meantime, save yourself a big headache and look to other brands.

75% of readers found this review helpful.

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panasonic 50
2 Star Review   By joeypoet on HP - Mar 19, 2013   

I bought this big screen at a good price however that's where the good ends.. The picture actually was ok and being a plasma I hoped for more. The biggest problem was/is I could only view the screen for a couple of days as when I tried to setup the base stand , and this after calling c/s to explain blame for he base did not seem to fit properly, I was told just install as shown and I did and it collapsed. The end of viewing. I take some blame for blindly setting up but this is how I was shown to setup.

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