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Panasonic VIERA TC-P55GT50 55 Inch Plasma TV

86% Positive Reviews
Rated #1 in Plasma HDTV

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Pros: Good with colorful colors especaial with red shades

Cons: Not good black levels, Contrast also not good. The THX cinema/brightroom, both too dark.

After being repaired twice, a new board replaced(center of TV), was supposed to be a "A Board" but was not after doing some research on the net(I watched them remove it and replace it in my home). After buying a newer HD, BD 3D player, I put in a 3D movie to see if or not a difference and there was, the TC-P50GT50 Panasonic Plasma switch right to THX 3D??? In the TV manual and in more depth about the TV, RealD 3D is only mentioned. The THX 3D was not there before the other player. I had to push the 3D button on the remote until the 3D would switch over from 2D to 3D. After that board was replaced, the color looked better before the technicians left my house. Connected the new 3D player and when the movie started, the TV went straight to 3THX .3D.  

 

 Top picture is one of  H.P.'s computer tests(mine), For both pictures, the background is supposed to be black and the lines be white, but they are not A failure of the test     

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Pros: Aesthetics, Black levels, Bright, Motion

Cons: None I can think of

This is the best TV, I've owned by far. Coming from a top of the line Sharp Aquos LCD, this Panasonic triumphs it, the blacks are excellent, contrast, beautiful natural picture. The motion and picture is the best I've seen, No blur. THX settings are great out of the box, it's a major plus to have for THX cinema for night and THX Bright room for daytime viewing. Or have custom calibrated settings.
The Smart features are fine for people that like to use them. Can be controlled with IPhone/Android/iPad and can mirror your pictures/music/videos. Bluray movies are just amazing and 3D is great. I've owned it for over a year and NO IR or BI. It's great for gaming as well, no problems whatsoever, highly recommend it.

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Pros: Great image right out from the box, easy to configure... everything is good until now ( 5 months owner)

Cons: Nothing that I can see...

For all of you who are thinking on buying a TV and are interested in the image (not in extras like hand or voice orders. It looks REAL, NATURAL compared to LED where colors and image feels more "artificial".
It's a shame that the present tendency is that Plasma will disappear in the near future.
100% recommend this TV.

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Pros: Picture quality, features, style

Cons: none

Purchased this unit from BB about a month ago. Previous tv was from another company and had started to develop screen issues (lines, darks swirls,failing LCD panel) and was only a few years old. Lot's of research finally decided not only was it time to replace other unit it was time to replace that technology, thus the plasma. Compared product lines from the two companies that are at the top review wise. This was the unit I decided to get and I have absolutely zero regrets. The only issue I have had, and this is not an issue with the unit, is glare caused by light in the room which I knew I would have when I got the unit. If you have a brightly lit room, this is either not the unit for you or you will be covering the lights to fully enjoy the picture quality. Can not comment on sound, never used internal speakers. Internet features all seem to work however not a netflix or other subscriber I can not comment on these features. But the picture is the best picture I have ever seen on any television anywhere.

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Pros: Design, PQ, Color, Black Level, Contrast, Motion Resolution

Cons: "noise" artifacts and colorbanding on some content. Video processing for HD Cable content could be better

This set looks great on and off. Great design that will look good in any room.

Overall PQ is the best I have ever seen. The deepest black levels combined with bright whites make for great contrast. Handles bright light room conditions amazingly well for a plasma with very little glare.

Colors are well saturated yet natural. THX modes look great right out of the box.

Clarity and motion resolution is excellent.

HD cable usually looks very good. Some cable content may show slight background ''noise'' or grainyness and rarely shows a bit of color banding. These ''cons'' are really just nit-picks and are not bothersome. Overall the video processing for HD Cable can be a little inconsistent, but that has more to do with the content then the TV. This is the only thing keeping me from rating this TV 5 stars.

Bluray looks stunning and 3D is very good. (3D Glasses sold seperately)

Can't comment on internet features as i never use them.

This TV is a bargain compared to almost all of the top LED/LCD TV's out there with PQ that is superior at half the price of many.
Panasonic VIERA TC-P55GT50 55 Inch Plasma TV
Description:

The GT50 series features Full HD 3D, Infinite Black Pro Panel, and VIERA Connect with web browser and built-in Wi-Fi. Other unique features include 24,576 shades of gradation, 2500 focused field drive, and it is THX 3D Certified, reproducing 2D & 3D images with cinema-like quality. VIERA Connect IPTV - More Fun Comes Via a Cloud Service VIERA Connect is a cloud service that provides apps in categories like video and music, social networking, games, news and lifestyle, sports, health and fitness. Learn more about the world of Smart VIERA and VIERA Connect here. Enhance your TV Experience with Popular AppsPopular apps on VIERA Connect include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Facebook, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, and huluplus, all optimized for the best user experience. In the 2012 TVs, you can have an unlimited number of apps installed because those apps are stored in the cloud, rather than in the TV memory itself.Clicker - Video on Demand Cross SearchingFind your favorite movies and video content easily with one-step searching, which allows you to cross search from multiple VOD services. For ease-of-use, use the quick keyword input on VIERA Connect to help retrieve your desired content faster. Customize your screen by grouping commonly used apps and displaying them on the screen for easier use.VIERA Remote App Support The VIERA remote app lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Use your smartphone as a gamepad for VIERA Connect game applications or your tablet as a touch pad to control what you do on the TV screen. Display the same web pages on both your VIERA screen and your smartphone with a simple flick. Simply "swipe" and share your favorite photos, music, and movies from your smartphone to your VIERA TV anytime.               Communicate with Family and FriendsThe social networking TV app allows you to access social network sites and communicate with your loved ones while simultaneously watching TV. Watch live sports games while upping the excitement by chatting with your friends as the game unfolds. Record an original message and set it as your answering voice message. Callers can record messages onto an SD Card (min. 512MB required), while you are away. *Skype camera not included with TV purchase Expressive, Lifelike Colors and Beautifully Reproduced Crisp Lines With the GT50, the 1,080p Pure Direct function transmits and outputs high-quality video signals directly to the TV. Diagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, highly natural, noise-free lines. People's faces are detected and skin tones are corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions. The Perfect Smart TV Experience: A Suite of Technologies Smart VIERA Engine Pro A dual core processor chip for high-end models (only available on the WT50, GT50, and VT50 models) which provides enhanced differentiated image quality and processing at high speed. Image quality is enhanced to faithfully reproduce the inherent beauty of the image. DLNA/Built-in Wi-FiConnect this DLNA-compatible VIERA HDTV and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA HDTV's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility. The GT50 series has built-in Wi-Fi.600 Hz Sub-field Drive and 2500 Focused Field DriveThe GT50 features 600Hz technology which allows for superb full-HD motion and still images. Panasonic uses unique image-analysis technology which allows for greater clarity with motion images. The GT50 also employs Neo Plasma Black 2500 FDD to provide a crisp image even when the content shows very fast motion. 3D 24p Cinema Smoother VIERA gives you naturally flowing 24p images with the look and tonal characteristics of film, and familiar TV-like quality. Panasonic's advanced source analysis and frame generation deliver smooth, natural, and lifelike images. Operate Multiple Systems with Just One Remote Control through VIERA Link The GT50 features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all VIERA Link compatible AV components using only the TV’S remote control. Just point the VIERA remote at your TV, and the signal will travel over the HDMI wires to the right piece of equipment, whether it be your Panasonic Blu-ray or DVD player or Panasonic Home Cinema Surround System. Share Content on the Large Screen with 2D-3D Conversion Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D in real-time . The 3D effect is natural and realistic. Enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and even ordinary TV broadcasts in 3D. The Super Resolution function allows images that were converted from 2D to 3D to be displayed in sharp, clear 3D images. Learn more about Panasonic's true-to-life Full HD 3D technology here. Ultra Blacks with the Infinite Black Pro Panel The GT50 series feature self- illuminating panels with ultimate black levels. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks - even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience. Environmentally Friendly Panasonic’s commitment to sustainability and producing ecologically sound products is evidenced in the 100,000 hour life span of the Plasma Display panel and the lack of lead or mercury in the panels. Panasonic's plasma panels last up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half - that's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day. With Eco Mode, Panasonic TV's turn off and adjust brightness depending on operating status. The Power Save setting also adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption. 2012 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV Comparison Chart Series VT50 GT50 ST50 UT50 XT50 U50 Models: 55", 65" 50", 55", 60", 65" 50", 55", 60", 65" 42", 50", 55", 60" 50" 50" High Definition Resolution 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 720p HD 3D 1080p Full HD Mercury and Lead Free Panel Long Panel Life VIERA Link Game Mode Media Player (SD, USB, DLAN via LAN) SD Card Slot HDMI/USB Port 4/3 4/3 3/2 2/2 2/2 2/1 2D-3D Conversion w/Face Detection w/ Face Detection Wi-Fi Capability Built-in Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi Built-in Wi-Fi Wi-Fi Ready Wi-Fi Ready DLNA (via LAN) Smartphone Remote Function* Fast Switching Phosphors VIERA Connect 2500 Focused Field Drive Skype Communication Social Networking TV E-Help Infinite Black Panel w/ Louver Filter Ultra Pro Pro Pro Settings 3D Real Sound 24, 576 Shades of Gradation THX3D Certified VIERA Touch Pad Controller 96Hz Playback of 24p ISFccc Online Movies

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BrandPanasonic
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FeatureFull HD 3D Infinite Black Pro Panel Viera Connect Wi-Fi Built-In with Web Browser Glass and Metal Design
Item Height30.3 inches
Item Length50.6 inches
Item Width1.7 inches
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Package Length59.5 inches
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Package Width34.5 inches
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TitlePanasonic VIERA TC-P55GT50 55-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV
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