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Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST50 55 Inch Plasma TV Reviews

CheYC

Superb picture and excellent black level

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Pros: Black level, Brightness, Calibration options, Colors, 3D

Cons: IR prone, soft picture

I bought my ST50 about 7 months ago and have been extremely pleased with the TV, especially for the price. Coming from an older 2007 model Panasonic plasma, the first thing that caught my eye was the drastic improvement in black level. The black are DEEP, and in a completely dark room, just about blend in with the bezel around the TV in pillarboxed movies. This while still maintaining a bright enough picture for use in rooms with a good amount of ambient light as in my room during the day. There is some reflection on the screen however, but it's really only noticeable about 10% of the time when watching during the day (at least in my situation). Being DIY calibrator, the set calibrated...
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Audi S4

Panasonic TC-P55ST50 owner review

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Pros: Black levels, Color accuracy, Purples

Cons: Web browser, remote isn't back lit, built in speakers, no 3D glasses included

This is my first flat panel television and after much reading of reviews for both LCD and plasma I decided on the Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST50. I am glad I did! After unboxing the set and placing it with my entertainment system I began the setup process. Setup was a breeze! I started with recommended values I found in other reviews before purchasing the TV and tweaked them from there achieving an amazingly clear and precise picture. The color accuracy of the TV is astounding (I've never seen purples and reds look so good before) and the black levels were extremely dark with excellent shadow detail. The room I have the TV isn't a dark room, which tends to glare off plasma TV's, but this...
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