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Panasonic VIERA TC-L55DT50 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Full HD IPS LED-LCD TV (2012 Model)
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- Full HD 3D
- IPS LED Panel
- Vera Connect with Built-in Wi-Fi and Web Browser
- Thin LED Design: TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 48.7-Inch x 28.6-Inch x 1.1-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 48.7-Inch x 30.5-Inch x 11.5-Inch
- The 60Hz (110-120V 60Hz) on the back of the set only specifies the electrical system it is designed to be plugged into.
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The DT50 LED-LCD series provides a fantastic Smart TV experience and features a 3D IPS LED panel, 1080p Full HD resolution, and a new narrow metal frame.
VIERA Connect IPTV - More Fun Comes Via a Cloud ServiceVIERA 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 Apps
Popular apps on VIERA Connect include Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Facebook, Twitter, Wall Street Journal, and huluplus, all optimized for the best user experience. You can have an unlimited number of apps installed because those apps are stored in the cloud, rather than in the TV memory itself.
Learn more about "smart" TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at Amazon's Smart TV Center.
Clicker - Video on Demand Cross Searching
Find 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 Friends
The social networking TV app allows you to access social network sites and communicate with your loved ones while 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
Beautiful Images from Anywhere - Wide Viewing AngleThe IPS LED Clear Panel Pro panel delivers a wide 178° viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images.
Share Content on the Large Screen with 2D-3D ConversionUnique 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.
Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center.
Expressive, Lifelike Colors and Beautifully Reproduced Crisp LinesDiagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, 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 TechnologiesDLNA/Built-in Wi-Fi
The DT50 series has DLNA compatibility and built-in Wi-Fi which gives you even more layout flexibility.
IPS LED Panel and 1920 Backlight Scanning
Super high speed 1920 backlight scanning offers higher moving picture resolution during fast action scenes, reduction of afterglow, and a smooth, crisp image. Sports scenes, action scenes and other fast-motion images are crisp and clear.
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 LinkThe DT50 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, like your Panasonic Blu-ray or DVD player or Home Cinema Surround System.
Environmentally FriendlyThe new and improved high efficient LED/LCD panels reduce targeted power consumption up to 25% over the 2011 models. The DT50 series is Energy Star certified and has a long-life panel.
2012 Panasonic VIERA LCD-LED HDTV Comparison Chart
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1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D
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1 SD Slot/1 PC
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1 SD Slot/1 PC
1 SD Slot/1 PC
1 SD Slot/1 PC
1 SD Slot/1 PC
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Clear Panel Pro
Clear Panel Pro
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Top Customer Reviews
I did have some delivery woes with UPS, and their not-so-careful handling of my package right in front of my very eyes! But the TV is great. I hooked it up last night and it looks great! The design is very sleek, the panel is very glossy, and the images are very good. I spent some time looking at the various picture options, and the sliders for contrast, brightness, sharpness, backlight control. Out of the box the colours were great, but with the customization, they were brilliant. Even the black levels are quite good.
Setting up the internet had one small hitch. The TV was not getting an ip address from my router automatically. I manually set it up, and it was online in a flash. I also downloaded the iPad app for the viera remote, and it is really handy. Particularly to type stuff on the iPad and send it to the browser on the TV!
Played some HD content on the youtube app as well as the youtube site on the browser. Both worked great. Setting up the amazon instant video account was a flash as well.
Tried HD channels like AnimalPlanet, NBC, Nat Geo etc, and the rendering of the closeups, the crispness of the images was very good. Dark scenes had excellent blacks as well. The lighting in my living room is average - low light.
I am yet to try 3D and full HD DVDs.Read more ›
It generates outstanding clarity, brilliant colors, deep dark levels and is sufficiently bright when it needs to be.
In action scenes and sports it excels when it comes to producing fast moving moments. The 240Hz refresh rate is what makes this magic happen, and it's a noticeable improvement over the older 120Hz refresh rate which I had on my previous LG LCD 42" TV.
If you're wanting Internet apps, then this TV delivers that in spades. Not only do you get the biggest favorites like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video On Demand, but you also get Cinema Now, Vudu, Pandora, Skype, Youtube, and literally dozens of other options that you can download and install via the wired or wi-fi network capability. Netflix in particular is much faster and easier to use with this TV compared to my older LG. There are numerous games to choose from, mostly your basic games like chess, but a neat feature nonetheless. There are sport apps such as Major League Soccer, MLB, etc., with most of them being free. The interface is fast and intuitive, very easy to learn and use even if you've never used such a feature before on a TV. It even has Skype so you can communicate with friends over the Internet on the big screen, which is much better than simply doing it on a regular PC monitor.
As far as the 3D aspect goes, it looks great, but personally this isn't the feature that I sought the most, it seems to be more of a gimmick at this stage than anything, but having said that this TV is at the top of its game in terms of that technology. There's also a 2D to 3D conversion feature, but it doesn't look that great.Read more ›
- TV shows yellow hot spots on the bottom of the TV, I guess they made it to slim and thin, so the backlight LED's leak
- Black levels are not very good, TV shows dark grey in black scenes, should be inky black
- TV has flash light effect, and severe lighting issues, especially when viewing at night or on a dark screen
- TV has a large white cloud hot spot on the right/bottom corner, not severe but totally annoying
- TV developed a blue/yellow line in the middle of the screen, which changes colors from time to time, it's blue right now and creates a thin blue line on the screen. I contacted Panasonic support and they have a technician coming next Friday to try to fix it. I'm thinking the display is bad.
- Great Desgin, thin bezel and only weighs about 28 lbs
- Color accuracy and picture clearity are great
I really like the design and the color and clarity of the TV, so I will be giving Panasonic a chance to fix the issues with the blue line on the screen and the yellow hot spot leaks, before I decide to return the TV, since I got such a great deal for the TV. I purchased for $800.00, it's definitely worth it without the problems, but it is definitely not worth $1,300 dollars. No way.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've had this TV for about five years now and on the whole I am very happy with it. I am a cord cutter, but even with streaming content I am often amazed at how crystal clear the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by James J. Derham
Sep 2012 to Jun 2015. I m still using it without any problem. I know it is too old model for today but, I can control it from my iphone ( as remote controller) can connect to... Read morePublished 8 months ago by John Mitchell
Ive had this tv for about a year and decided to review it.The TV is one of the thinnest tv's Ive ever seen or owned. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Cardell
Very nice picture, good functionality, lots of inputs. The only thing I would like to see different is support for bluetooth speakers and headphones.Published 14 months ago by jazar
i purchased a high end tv from panasonic 11 months ago. About a month ago I noticed gray lines stretching across the panel. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Mike Dillon