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Panasonic TC-P50S60 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Information

Size: 50-inch
Technical Details
Brand NamePanasonic
Item Weight53 pounds
Product Dimensions52.5 x 10 x 31 inches
Item model numberTC-P50S60
Batteries:2 AA batteries required. (included)
Color NameBlack
Special FeaturesNoise Reducing
  
Technical Specification
Additional Information
ASINB00ARAHBIW
Best Sellers Rank #31,505 in Electronics (See top 100)
Shipping Weight66.2 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 8, 2013
  
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Product Description

Size: 50-inch



Panasonic S60 Series Plasma HDTV (50, 60, 65-Inch )

Full HD picture quality with easy network connectivity

The S60 series features built-in wireless LAN and allows you to access features like Media Player and Online Movies.    

Technical Details

Video: 50, 60, and 65-Inch class (measured diagonally), Full HD 1080p, 600Hz refresh rate
Key Features: Built-in wireless LAN, VIERA Link, Online Movies, Media Player, electronic touch pen capability
Input and Output Connections: 2 HDMI, 2 USB
Eco-Friendly Features: Mercury and lead-free panel, long panel life (up to 100,000 hours)
What's in the Box: S60 HDTV, TV Remote, User Manual
S60

Crisp, Moving Pictures

600Hz sub-field drive allows for superb Full HD motion and still images. Get crisp images with fast motion content, perfect for watching sports games or action movies with family and friends.

Crisp Moving Pictures

Ultimate Black Levels

Panasonic plasma TVs are legendary for their deeper, jet-black shades. Even in brightly lit rooms, deep areas and fine textures within dark scenes are rendered with meticulous detail.


Ultimate Black Levels


VIERA Link

This TV features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all Panasonic VIERA Link compatible AV components using only one remote control.

Viera Link

Super Clear Resolution

With 1080p HD resolution and a fast image processor, Panasonic TVs reproduce video with stunning quality, bringing you high-res images with life-like colors.
 

Super Clear 1080p Resolution

Easy Smart Network Connectivity


Online Movies

Video-on-Demand offers a large line-up of movies to choose from. Search simultaneously through Amazon Instant Video, Hulu PLUS, YouTube and other services to quickly find titles you want. Watch popular movies and shows right from the comfort of your living room. 

Online Movies
Media Player

Simply insert an SD memory card or USB stick and enjoy photos, vidoes, and music on this TV.* A wealth of customization functions let you add background music and effects. *JPEG/MP3 playback
 

Media Player

Swipe and Share 2.0

Easily share special moments with your family and friends. Link your smart device to the TV and freely share content by swiping forward with one finger. Save by swiping back with two fingers. 


Share
Electronic Touch Pen Function Capability

Experience a new way to use your TV. Use the Electronic Touch Pen to write text or draw pictures on the screen, then trade them with friends or save them. *Electronic Touch Pen not included with purchase 

Touch Pen Capability
dsdHDTV, 3D Active Glasses (2 pairs included), TV Remote
 

2013 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV Comparison Chart

Series ZT60
VT60
ST60
S60
X60
Models: 55", 60", 65"
50", 55", 60", 65"
42", 50"
Display Resolution
1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD 3D 1080p Full HD
720p HD
Display Drive
3000 Focused Field Drive
3000 Focused Field Drive
2500 Focused Field Drive
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
600Hz Sub-Field Drive
Internet Ready
Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
Built-in Wi-Fi w/ Bluetooth
Built-in Wireless LAN

Shades of Gradation
30,720 steps
30,720 steps
12,288 steps
6,144 steps
6,144 steps
Surround Speaker Mode
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
VR-Audio Pro Stage 2.1
VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1
V-Audio
V-Audio
Mercury and Lead Free Panel
Panel
NeoPlasma Black 3000
NeoPlasma Black 3000
NeoPlasma Black


Filter
Ultimate Black
Infinite Black Ultra
Infinite Black Pro


3D Eyewear Included
2 included
2 included 2 included

2D-3D Conversion

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
Media Player (SD, USB, DLNA via LAN)
SD/USB & DLNA
SD/USB & DLNA
SD/USB & DLNA
USB & DLNA
USB
HDMI
3
3
3
2
2
Support Feature
ARC (input 2)
ARC (input 2)
ARC (input 2)
ARC (input 2)
ARC (input 2)
Component Video Input
1 RCA phono type (lower)
1 RCA phono type (lower)
1 RCA phono type (lower)
1 RCA phono type (rear)
1 RCA phono type (rear)
USB Port
3
3
2
2
1
Digital Audio Output (Optical)
1 (side)
1 (side) 1 (side) 1 (rear) 1 (rear)
Ethernet
 1 (lower)
 1 (lower)
1 (lower) 1 (rear)

SD Card Slot

VIERA Link

VIERA Connect
Online Movies Only
E-Help
my Home Screen/Swipe & Share 2.0

VIERA Remote 2 (App Compat.)*

Social Networking TV & Skype**


Voice Guidance

Voice Interaction



Electronic Touch Pen Capability
Fast Switching Phosphors



VIERA Touch Pad Controller Included


ISFCC Certification



Dual Core with Hexa Processing


THX 3D Certification


Built-in Camera
option
option



*Does not include smartphone
**Optional communication camera required


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have only made minor adjustments to it from out of the box. Many reviewers complained the picture is not bright. I have no issues once I turned off the auto dimming… Read more ›
I don't have much to add to the conversation about this display for watching movies or playing games, the response time and quality are both excellent for the price. Read more ›
I actually bought a Vizio LED at Costco and took it back the first week. Picture quality was poor. Stand was so weak, it would not hold the TV square to the floor. Read more ›
The picture is wonderful, especially fitting for a home theater, as long as you have a fairly dark room. It is true what others have said about the reflectivity of the… Read more ›
lasma...there is no substitute". So far so good....It's been hooked up for 3 days now and the picture is great! Read more ›
Overall, the picture quality is excellent and can be very finely adjusted via 'Pro Settings', but it is somewhat dim and there is noticeable banding in some content due to… Read more ›
I get compliments about the quality of the picture. The colors are beautiful and I have absolutely no problem playing video games from the refresh rate our burn in. Read more ›
Got this from Amazon; shipping and set up was a breeze. The color was great after calibration, perfect for media content, but not very good as a monitor (LEDs are better). I… Read more ›
The picture on the television is great, but I had to adjust the display settings from the standard setting…The standard setting was too dim and the color quality was poor. Read more ›
This TV is seriously incredible! The colors are amazing and Picture quality made my jaw drop! This tv does reflect but I never notice it as the uniformity, brightness and… Read more ›
I would recommend this to anyone. The color is great and the clarity is wonderful. I will say, it is tough to watch a smaller TV now! Read more ›
My kids do the gaming and there are no lag issues. Black levels are excellent. Bottom line best value for my money which is what I look for in any product. Read more ›
However, we use a Roku 3 so I didn't need a lot of internet streaming…I thought for the price this is a great 50 inch TV with crisp theater quality picture and 1080HD. T… Read more ›
I was worried about buying a TV online, but the price was too good to pass up. It was delivered fast and in perfect condition. Read more ›
I realized with the Samsung all those whiz bang features were useless to…So this time I went with the low frills Panasonic 65" plasma and for the price this is a nice TV. Read more ›
The quality is as expected and overall, the value is excellent. It may be "last year's model", and there may be newer, better pictures, but you will pay… Read more ›
I researched TV's on CNet and this Panasonic sounded great. The price was excellent and there was a bonus with it I will write of later in this simple review. Read more ›
I was raised on tube TVs so I'm used to a reflective screen. The price is great, the picture is great, what more can you ask for. Oh, I wasn't sure how the silver trim… Read more ›
This is a very nice, very inexpensive HDTV. The "smart TV" function is good if limited. Of cours, I'm a Roku head, so the limitations are irrelevant in my case. Read more ›
Yes, the screen reflects a lot in heavy light conditions, as reported. The picture, the settings, are all spectacular for us. We are very pleased with the picture. Read more ›
The internet features are easy to configure. Remember to set the tv date and time. Read more ›
The DLNA option works great as well. I have a media server on my network were i stream my movies instead of disc searching. Read more ›
Once I got over the initial freak out because I thought the picture was always going to look like it did with the factory settings (which was HORRIBLE - apparently it's the… Read more ›
Picture quality is outstanding,Sexy thin bezel, Media center feature is great, Bright room performance is ok, Glare from shiny screen Read more ›
I was very pleased with the picture. The set up was easy also. Read more ›
EXCELLENT picture, very good viewing angle, loads of features. Set up was easy hooked to our network very simply. I have not connectedto our computer yet. Read more ›
Now the Good News - the S60 has a great picture & was easy to setup. Unlike my Sony Home Theater, the internet was easy to set up & works flawlessly. With some more tech… Read more ›
I couldn't be more pleased. Amazon's delivery and install service was great and NO CHARGE. Buy your flat screen through Amazon, not one of the other re-sellers. Read more ›
I also LOVE having access to You Tube, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Netflix directly to the TV via wireless connectivity to my router. The setup was relatively easy. The most… Read more ›
Just got delivery of my Panasonic from Bestbuy. The setup was easy and fast. Great picture, great look but: I connected my sony playstation to the TV via HDMI cable and the… Read more ›
Black out curtains during day, etc. The color and clarity is fantastic. Grab them if you can while the last! Read more ›
Not bad, but noticeable. It also makes a humming sound when the screen is bright, but that's easily drowned out by the sound from whatever you're watching. Read more ›
The apps work fine but its not why I got the TV, any DVD player will do the same. If your looking for a budget quality screen, this is an excellent choice. The only think I… Read more ›
The odd thing is,…This is not a brightness issue, rather power saving issue, when screen is filled with anything supposed to be white this happens the screen will darken... Read more ›
FYI - They do not plugin your audio/video equipment or hang it on the wall, they just fire it up to allow you to view that the unit works and there aren't any issues with… Read more ›
Although the wash-out effect is no longer an issue, I have had significant issues with the glare from the windows in my room reflecting off of the screen when watching the… Read more ›
I did have some trouble connecting to Wi-Fi but opted to plug in since my model is in my…The sound is decent, but getting a solid 3.1 system will out the icing on the cake. Read more ›
1. Mirror image screen, Definitely not suitable for a room with windows or lights! 2. Sound quality is bad like all TVS Read more ›
Picture quality is beyond fantastic. Sound is lacking a bit. But I already have a killer sound bar. Read more ›
But, I honestly don't notice it too much once you get used to it. The TV speakers are pretty good also. Read more ›
very nice tv we bought it for our bonus room and i love the picture quality the sound is good and loved the price protection from amazon Read more ›
The first plasma is simply going to the den for continued use. The only complaint I have about both TVs is that there is no audio output connection. This means I can watch… Read more ›
Built-in Netflix works well (slow to boot up initially) but not as good as Roku. Read more ›
The picture, built in wireless and apps are fantastic, and Amazon's price and service are second to none. It would rate 5 stars, but the screen glare (from windows and… Read more ›
I did change it the network connection to wired, only because i get a full 100mb to the TV for…Netflix, Amazon, HULU streaming is excellent and easy to launch and run. I… Read more ›
The Netflix / Amazon / Hulu / Youtube streaming works great over the built-in Ethernet connection, and I found about 60 over-the-air stations by plugging in a $9 flat panel… Read more ›
I had no interest in 3d capabilities and although I didn't look for a smartTV, just having Netflix and youtube is a nice plus although for most people I am sure the smart… Read more ›
Had it for a month now. Picture is great, built in internet apps work excellent, no complains whatsoever about this TV. The glare, even in my well it living room, is pretty… Read more ›
Like my Sony, it has apps like Cinema Now, Netflix, Hulu…The remote is quick and responsive with a dedicated Netflix button (too bad I canceled my Netflix a year ago.) I… Read more ›
I've always been very happy with my Panasonic purchases, and this is no exception. The picture is great, the controls are intuitive, the tv itself is sleek and simple. But… Read more ›
Setup is super simple, and works (for me) first…The setup (via menu button) is very simple - much better than the last time I set one up (a few years make a difference). Read more ›
Inky blacks. Built in Netflix button on the remote is so easy that my 5 year can use it. Thumbs up all around. Read more ›
We haven't had the tv for very long,…I like the screen formatting functionality and the pseudo-Internet capabilities (we've got prime and that interface works very well). Read more ›
Great right out of the box. The display was too vivid for my taste, but with the Panasonic super easy menu system, it took a moment to correct. The TV is smart enough to… Read more ›
Easy setup. Internet apps easy to use and setup. Best tv out there for the price. Read more ›
Cant…Ive only had it a short while so I cant really say too much more than the menus are very easy to navigate, set up was a breeze, and getting this on my base was easy! Read more ›
Wireless if you need it. Great picture and easy to use. Read more ›
I like the smart TV features, easy to use, but sadly no HBOGO. My last TV was an 8 year old Samsung 40" and I gotta say the sound was vastly superior. Read more ›
I was able to sync up the TV to my wireless which is nice since it automatically set up the time. The picture is clear,easy to navigate. Over all very pleased with this tv… Read more ›
To my surprise, the TV has plenty of exciting features: 1. The user interface: extremely easy to use and navigate, a 6 year old could work it 2. Easy wifi setup, the remote… Read more ›
- The size is great. This is my first 50 inch TV and it's almost too big. Read more ›
When i got the tv and we opened the box, with my luck, I expected it to be broken, but…The set up was very simple and it looked stunning...the size as well as the picture. Read more ›
Everything is very responsive and PC's look really good playing through this TV. If you are looking for a good size TV for games I would definitely recommend this one. Read more ›
It has double the area of my old 46" but I have not once regretted it. My wife who could not possibly care less even said that the TV is a good size. Read more ›
I have the 50inch TV. It's a good size TV. Weighs around 60lbs. Read more ›
The price was outstanding and with free shipping it is a great buy. It arrived in excellent shape and the delivery person set it up very quickly. ...a great TV! Read more ›
Met with all expectations. Great picture and the smart capabilities are easy. I have and would recommend it to my friends. Read more ›
4. Watch a blu-ray movie in dark room with home theater speaker system, you will never go to…5. I like the fact that it is not a full smart TV (it just has internet apps). Read more ›
Although plasma is probably on its way out this TV was perfect for the room we were putting it in (low light). Beautiful picture and nice smart TV features. More HDMI and… Read more ›
This TV provides a beautiful picture, easy operation, basic smart TV functionality, and a handsome slim profile. I have had zero issues with any aspect of this TV's… Read more ›
I wanted a new TV primarily to watch movies. My priorities fare sharp picture, Smart TV, and price. This TV was at least $200 cheaper than any alternative. Read more ›
This is the best tv I've ever owned. The picture clarity is beautiful and I like the smart tv features. I would highly reccomend this tv because you get a lot of tv for the… Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

270 of 287 people found the following review helpful By Chris on April 20, 2013
Size Name: 50-inch
Panasonic as far as I am concerned is the best producer of television sets in the world right now. Nothing compares to the picture clarity and quality of a Panasonic Plasma TV and this model is no different. I replaced a 42" Plasma from 5 or 6 years ago with this model and a week later I'm not even slightly regretting the choice.

Update: Recently found out Panasonic has discontinued their Plasma models. If you're on the fence, make sure you decide before they are completely gone (I would NEVER recommend buying used Plasmas). Here is a great article from CNET with a summary of some very well spoken words regarding Panasonic and their Plasma line of TVs.

[...]

Presuming you do buy a Plasma this year from Panasonic, it should last you until the next generation of OLED TVs become reasonably cost affordable.

Plasma technology has come a long way, you'll find that not only do you get the high refresh rate, deep blacks and crisp picture but you also get a longer lifetime now (~30 years of 8 hours a day viewing before the TV will begin to fade), much lower power consumption (CNET rates this model around $44 a year, Panasonic states $28, so figure it somewhere between $35-40 without using Eco-mode settings) and better picture control than in the past (multiple ratios, you can choose to cool/warm the picture in minute quantities and set different profiles for each input).

Still, if you're sitting here trying to decide between a Plasma and an LED, you need to really only consider a few scenarios.
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88 of 93 people found the following review helpful By Ace of Ben on May 10, 2013
Size Name: 65-inch Verified Purchase
After exhaustive research and subsequent comparison shopping, I decided on this TV in its 65" form factor. I am extremely pleased with the purchase (and subsequent Amazon delivery), and can recommend it heartily, especially considering its price point.

Another reviewer echoed an important sentiment in these reviews to note if you're upgrading from an older TV: the performance of this set will almost undoubtedly trounce your older TV for a fraction of its original cost. In my case, a 2006 Panasonic 42" plasma that cost about $2,300 at the time; its picture quality and black levels don't hold a candle to this one.

Also, going from 42" to 65" is like having a hallelujah chorus sing every time you turn it on. It's pretty glorious.

Since picture quality is highly subjective, I will leave you to the professionals for their specific opinions and testing results (CNet has an informative review up). As for my personal opinion, the picture is stunning with Blu-ray and HD streaming content (Netflix, Amazon, and Vudu via the PS3). Gaming, specifically related to input lag and fluid motion, is an absolute joy to behold. The ST60 series was on my short list, but after the definitive input lag tests on those sets, I passed them up in favor of what I found to be a better deal in the S60 series.

In terms of the visual aesthetic, this TV looks like a much more expensive model, with a particularly slim black bezel (it's about an inch) and understated stand. To quote one of my more eloquent friends, her first reaction to seeing the set when turned off was, "Whoa...fancy.
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66 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Hayden Lindwall on August 15, 2013
Size Name: 65-inch Verified Purchase
After remodeling our basement and media room , we needed to find a nice TV. We found that most of the LED offerings on the market were unacceptable. Horrible clouding and flashlighting, very poor black levels, etc... Plus, to get an LED TV that can compare to the picture quality of this S60, we would have needed to spend $3000+. At first we were hesitant to go plasma because of "burn-in", thickness, and some other issues on older models. I can assure you those issues no longer exist on modern plasmas.

I was originally drawn to the ST60 instead of the "base model" that is the S60. However, the input lag is bad on the ST60. It is very annoying for any sort of video gaming. I found that with the S60, the difference in picture quality is negligible and the lack of input lag is a HUGE advantage. I realized that I will never use 3D and that my Mac mini and Xbox have all the apps I could ever want/need- so I picked up the S60.

The picture quality is fantastic. Turn off Eco-mode and you're set. There are some great settings on AVSForum if you want to dial it in and make it even better. But even the stock settings will look fantastic to 95% of people. Blacks are extremely deep and colors are vibrant. After watching the S60, it is amazing how washed out picture looks on our other LED TVs. It's almost unbearable to watch after getting used to the S60. Not sure what else to say regarding PQ- you won't be disappointed.

Design- I think it looks nice on the wall. Not the most beautiful TV ever made, but still very nice and the frame is very small. It has a nice profile.

Glare- I was originally going to get the 65S64, which is the S60 with the anti-glare filter from the ST60, but they sold out everywhere.
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