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Panasonic VIERA TC-P50ST30 50-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV Reviews

gromicide

Best Bang for Buck Display in 2011 and still holding up to the competition

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Pros: Features in the price range (good 3D, manual picture adjustment) great viewing angle/minimal glare, good black levels and great color out of the box

Cons: decent appearance (not bad but not great), 3D glasses can be pricey and have to be model year specific or get Universal 3D glasses.

This was my first 'modern TV'. I research everything for countless hours and buying a new TV after having a 36" Trinitron for 10 years. My budget was around $1000 and at the time there weren't many displays in the 50" range at this price point. Samsung's 50" plasma was conveniently placed right next to the 50ST30 and this was the exact comparison. The Samsung was prettier to look at in terms of having a thin bezel and a higher gloss panel. The Samsung also came with two pairs of 3D glasses. Very tempting but I chose the Panasonic and have absolutely no regrets. I viewed the 3D feature as more of a bonus than a necessity and eventually purchased 5 pairs of glasses (and barely use...
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dereklsj

One of the best plasmas for the $'s

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Pros: Very rich, accurate colors and deep blacks

Cons: Very slight artifacts when watching some sports. The sound of the built in speakers are it's biggest downfall.

I bought this TV a little over a year ago to replace a Sony during my divorce, so needless to say I was on a budget. I'm a picky guy so I wanted the best I could get for my budget. I really liked the picture when I viewed it at the store, but the bright lights washed out the picture a little. I compared it to some Sony's and Samsungs that I liked, but were twice the cost. It was actually comparable in picture quality, but I like the asthetics of the Sonys and Samsungs better. But hey, I was after the best picture afterall. When I got it home and hooked it up to DISH, I was actually blown away at the deep blacks, rich accurate colors and the clarity of the picture! It's been a year...
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