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Panasonic VIERA TC-P50GT50 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)

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  • 50-inch Plasma display
  • Full HD 3D; Infinite Black Pro Panel
  • Viera Connect Wi-Fi Built-In with Web Browser
  • Glass and Metal Design
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Technical Details

Size: 50-Inch
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Integrated Card Reader
  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Details

Size: 50-Inch
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  • Product Dimensions: 54.5 x 8.5 x 32 inches ; 50.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 88.9 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00752VKU0
  • Item model number: TC-P50GT50
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (359 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,850 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 25, 2012
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Product Description

Size: 50-Inch

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 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. 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.

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 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-Fi
Connect 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 Drive
The 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.

Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center.

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

Models: 50", 55", 60", 65"
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
Game Mode
Media Player (SD, USB, DLAN via LAN)
SD Card Slot
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


Infinite Black Panel w/ Louver Filter
Pro Settings

3D Real Sound
24, 576 Shades of Gradation

THX3D Certified

VIERA Touch Pad Controller

96Hz Playback of 24p


Online Movies

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

We bought this after Best Buy wanted to charge us CA sales…This TV has a great picture and while we don't watch many 3D movies, found the 3D picture was excellent as well. Read more ›
I never felt the need for…Picture is superb, any additional picture improvement with calibration likely to be subtle and of no consequence in real world viewing pleasure. Read more ›
Might show improvement with additional fine tuning but I don't see the need. Any HD signal looks great (cable, DVD, blue ray). Plasma is unbeatable for fast motion (sports)… Read more ›
This television has all the features i was looking for in a smart tv. The picture is exceptionally better than i expected, with deep blacks .whites and etc. with a awesome p… Read more ›
We are extremely happy with this television. It has great features, has a super picture and looks great in our family room. Read more ›
No issues at all. Quality looks very good. Read more ›
This is the best TV I have ever had, no problems with it after a year of use. Wish I had bought one long before the color is great. Read more ›
We bought 2 pairs of the 3D eyeglasses and have been pleased with the 3D viewing experience. The picture is amazing and the black levels are great. If I had to give a… Read more ›
This is the best TV I've owned. The black levels are amazing. Fast action is no problem. Read more ›
Got some great settings from the AV forum (HD Master). The colors and blacks are the best I have seen. No image retention or burn in so far. Read more ›
This TV is really good when I use it to watch blu ray's. The blacks are really good and the picture is sharp. Since this is a second TV i didn't want to go through the… Read more ›
I am happy about this purchase and the picture is amazing. Picture is super clear and colors are outstanding. I will be calibrating it after I get a couple hundred hours on… Read more ›
I wanted something that would be great for gaming and movies. The 3D feature was a neat add-in, but not something I was really looking for as a selling point. After trying… Read more ›
This set is…Just in case you were wondering the VT50 of the same model year is the best, and the GT50 is almost as great but costs hunderds (almost a thousand $) less. T… Read more ›
USB is worthless either, Called customer service for advice and they confirmed we cannot connect any external USB…3D and images and other functionality is outstanding. S… Read more ›
I don't use the TV speakers as I have an seperate AVR for sound, so I can't comment on the SQ, but i'm…The SmartTV features work well, although I don't use them very often. Read more ›
I thought the picture on the standard setting was very good out of the box, but when I calibrated the TV according to cnet's recommendations it went from great to better… Read more ›
I have all kinds of custom settings from various websites to try, but I think the THX cinema setting looks awesome and didn't see that much of a difference vs all the… Read more ›
the image retention (screen burn) is TERRIBLE. any kind of image that doesnt move and is on the screen for more than 10 minutes gets burned into the screen Read more ›
One other note,…The screen is plenty bright enough on the THX Cinema setting for my taste, but THX Bright room setting is also nice and helps enhance in a bright room. Read more ›
Although I have not had a tremendous amount of time with this TV as…The picture clarity & detail is outstanding. the set up was easy and it is truly enjoyable to watch. I… Read more ›
The Picture Quality on this is Superb. Color and Clarity is the best i have seen on TV though this is my first plasma. I did a ton of research and this was at the top. Read more ›
When the GT50 is fed a very good signal such as HD or blu-ray the image is natural, bright, has great color and contrast and the shadow details are the best I have ever seen. Read more ›
Even with…Especially in Thor, I was constantly frustrated by not being able to see detail that was clear on the other sets I compared with the Panasonic P55GT50. I… Read more ›
Just bought it and very impressed not only is picture the best around but the sound is realy good unlike alot of new tvs that require a sound bar Anyone else with one know… Read more ›
I have this plugged into my home theater (Panasonic SC-BTT490) and the sound is spectacular. About the 2D to 3D conversion, it's not impressive. Read more ›
I highly recommend this TV. The picture quality and sound are excellent. Read more ›
The picture on this TV is outstanding and when viewing a blu-ray…The buit in speaker system leaves something to be desired but when used with surround sound it is great. Read more ›
I'll mention only what I don't…To me the quality of sound from the embedded speakers is mediocre, no matter how much I tried to adjust it, it still sounds thin and cheap. Read more ›
viera web browser even though the sound is horrible the ONLY access is an optical outlet? (other than 2 way HDMI which isn't common yet) Read more ›
In my opinion the picture quality is superior to most LCD-LED sets. The price is also cheaper on a same size comparison. As for this set, it is my 3rd flat-screen and my… Read more ›
Now, I don't think that is unreasonable at all, the low price guarantee is great, but just be cautious when you submit it. I didn't know that was the case and submitted a… Read more ›
This is especially important to me as the room this set is in is extremely bright during a sunny day. Feature set is fantastic, and the price is amazing. I originally… Read more ›
Since Pioneer no longer makes TVs, we looked for the new best quality, and I believe Panasonic is…The Amazon price is incredible, the delivery was perfect and professional. Read more ›
Also I prefer the glass panel and colors the more i look at it and do not have any remorse about not getting an LED TV. Also for the size, 65", the price is great. Read more ›
I was so frustrated that I decided to get a NEW higher end VT50 model. I checked C N E T and clicked on the lowest price. Very happy with the VT50 except that it does not… Read more ›
Also Amazon's delivery/installation service was great. They contacted me ahead of time - set up a good appointment window and then got it into my apartment with no issues. Read more ›
Setup was pretty easy. We adjusted the visual effect by turning off C.A.T.S (Contrast Automatic Tracking System) in the Picture Sub Menu and also adjusted the THX mode. Read more ›
TV delivered, setup, and is working perfectly! Picture on this TV after 150 hrs. is just getting better, as it gets broke in! Read more ›
I guess it takes longer for plasma to arrive at the color…Set up was easy and The 55" size GT50 model does not swivel on the stand/pedestal unlike the 50" size. T… Read more ›
Setup was easy, and the options are diverse. Read more ›
- if you live somewhere…- Internet set up is very simple, but the interface could be better - however, I don't foresee using the internet apps that much as I have a ps3 -… Read more ›
I do most of my online streaming through an AppleTV device, but Prime isn't available on that platform. The Amazon Prime app is pretty good. Streaming quality is better… Read more ›
The only problem I've had so far is that Netflix wasn't functioning properly when I took the TV out of the box. I kept getting an error message when opening the app. Read more ›
The picture is great, deep blacks. Built in support for netflix and hulu is nice. The web browser is awful. Read more ›
Subtle things that may go unnoticed when watching another TV are out in vivid,…Even watching highly compressed video (like Amazon streaming or Netflix) looks amazing. O… Read more ›
btw. The new 3D app is fantastic. Read more ›
The TV was wired to the router. App navigation is easy and effective. Exiting and switching apps is smooth and painless. Read more ›
Basically, plasma is best in darker settings and LED or LCD in more lit up settings. The Picture quality is superb, the remote control is very easy to understand. The only… Read more ›
The black are inky and without any blooming or light leakage... The image settings were a bit dark at first but…The menus and web interface are fast, pretty and intuitive. Read more ›
Over all the color is rich and the picture is very pleasing. There is an "e HELP" app on the remote control which is the greatest. The set comes with a basic setup… Read more ›
The picture quality is excellent, the VIERA tools interface is fast/snappy thanks to the dual core processor, and the DLNA feature set is very nice as well. There is really… Read more ›
locally and read everything online about it. Sure the touchpad remote is "neat" but will I ever be able to tell the difference between THX Pro and Ultra? Read more ›
This is such an easy TV to set up, the menus are straight forward and the backlit remote is easy to navigate. All four HDMI ports exit from the left side which is really… Read more ›
2) It does not come with a manual. It suppose to come with built-in help on the TV, which is not easy to use or navigate. Also, when you have a printed User Manual, you can… Read more ›
We are planning for an upcoming trip to…The app is really easy to navigate and I really like the auto-play feature that automatically goes to the next related video. Th… Read more ›
Just got it, Love it. Set up is easy and the features are easy to use. A little disappointed with the sound, but i have Surround sound to compensate. Read more ›
Great TV that is very easy to use. I had a couple of questions at first and Panasonic support was very good. Read more ›
The remote was easy to operate (i now using the remote from the receiver). The 3D works great. Read more ›
The features it comes with are great too. The SmartTV features are nice and well done, making them easy to use. Being able to wirelessly view photos, videos & play music… Read more ›
If this TV is just for movies and HD…FYI using the the stretch format feature, the picture is horrible to watch so you end up only being able to watch HD content. FOOL… Read more ›
I love the colors that Panasonic plasma…The THX Bright Room choice is great for daytime viewing providing wonderful whites while retaining variation in deepest blacks. Read more ›
Faces in the crowd are now clearly visible. We have two LED/LCD TV's also, but tennis really is a blurry drag to watch, in a 120 LCD. Also, with plasma, movies look like… Read more ›
Maybe it's the DVD movie or Glasses I have to do more research on it. The Blu-ray DVD's look Fantastic and why I wanted a Good TV to watch them. This TV is for my Master… Read more ›
It's…I was going to hook the audio to my surround sound system, but when I tweaked the audio settings on the TV it pretty much gave me a decent sound for everyday watching. Read more ›
I am something of a videophile, and only after eighteen days of ownership, I am happier with the…The audio is also pretty good for general viewing with built in speakers. Read more ›
HD content is amazing. The 60" size is well worth the price difference over 55". Read more ›
I would recommend this tv to anyone looking for a large HD tv. Watching sports is fantastic and the size is perfect. Read more ›
I'm blown away with the clarity and picture quality and have not experienced any burn in…The colors are vibrant and the set size is perfect for the size of my living room. Read more ›
Not only does this TV have a beautiful sharp clear picture,the shape of the screen is perfect and it very thin. Read more ›
Arrived with a giant crack down the screen, box was in perfect shape so it didnt look as though it was the delivery that damaged it... have not received a replacement or… Read more ›
The TV was delivered on time in perfect shape and I could not be more please with the picture quality. I have audio going through my AV Receiver so I can't comment too much… Read more ›

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305 of 311 people found the following review helpful By Michael Romo on April 8, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
UPDATE - September 29, 2012

So, it's been a few months since I wrote my initial review of the GT50 and I wanted to give another update.

Overall, the set is working great. I have not gotten it professionally calibrated, I want to do that next month, but the picture still looks fantastic, both for 2D and 3D content ("The Avengers" looks amazing!). Interestingly, I find myself using the THX-Cinema settings just as often, if not more often, than the custom settings I had generated using the various calibration discs. That may be more out of laziness than anything else, to be honest.

A few things:

1 - If you have a lamp or a window in your room that you think will reflect on the screen, be aware that the anti-glare coating will not cut it during the day. You'll need heavy drapes for the day and use a dimmer or just turn off the lamp at night. It can be distracting.

2 - My biggest frustration is that I am noticing some degree of line bleed, which I guess is a problem with plasmas in general -- I noticed it with my old Samsung but find myself noticing it a lot more with the GT50. I am very frustrated to have to report this to you all and I am going to see what I can do about it, if anything -- again, this is something that happens on all plasmas, apparently, I just wanted to make sure you all knew that I was finding it somewhat distracting.

(Line bleeding is when a "ghost" version of another element on a screen actually appears on part of the screen where where it shouldn't -- for example, a character's face might be in front of a window sill -- the "ghost" of the sill continues across the character's face. There is some discussion of line bleed on the GT50 here:[...
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91 of 94 people found the following review helpful By Sheshechic on June 12, 2012
Size Name: 60-Inch Verified Purchase
I bought this tv to replace a LCD that had bad off angle views and weak shadow details. The room is bright during the day and I often watch tv with a light on unless we're watching a movie. The THX Bright Room mode is nearly perfect out of the box. I lowered contrast and brightness a bit and turned up color a few ticks. Watching shows like Game of Thrones was breath taking and bright movies like The Fall with all that light and vibrant colors was mesmerizing. And what amazed me even more is the way the image got even better after about 2 days and again after about 2 weeks.

For those who are agonizing over whether to buy the ST50 or GT50, here is my advice- if you have a light controlled room, will most likely only use one mode and will you're willing to have it calibrated to attain the best possible picture - then buy the ST50. If you want a dark room mode, a bright room mode and you're not so sure that you want to spend money on professional calibration, then buy the GT50 and never wonder if you made the right choice. The GT50 offers 2 THX modes that are awesome right out of the box and the Custom mode has professional color settings that can be adjusted easily and will offer a reference picture if professionally calibrated.

When the GT50 is fed a very good signal such as HD or blu-ray the image is natural, bright, has great color and contrast and the shadow details are the best I have ever seen. I was watching a notably dark movie and could see the detail in the corduroy of a man's black jacket. Wow! Hair has never looked so good on tv. As with any other display, GIGO- bad signals look bad. If you never owned a big screen tv then you should know that it makes all the bad stuff much more obvious and offensive.
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73 of 79 people found the following review helpful By akgirl on December 4, 2012
Size Name: 55-Inch Verified Purchase
I purchased this TV in August 2012 and have been extremely happy with it, the picture is excellent. A few days ago I noticed that I had an image showing on the screen on all my channels, a retained image from a channel I watch frequently. I contacted Panasonic through email and they advised me run an "Anti-Image Retention" scan in the Setup menu. I ran the scan for the full 15 minutes and the problem still persists so I let them know. They advised me to call the Panasonic customer care center due to my television most likely requiring service. I phoned and was told image retention was not covered under warranty and gave me some tips on how I might be able to get rid of it. I wanted to pass them on to everyone:
-Use dimmer brightness
-Don't stay on one channel too long, periodically switch channels
-Run the "Anti Image Retention Scan" twice a day until image fades
-Don't run a channel too long that has a still image on it
-Use standard mode instead of vivid

It would have been very helpful to have received this information with the TV's set-up quide. I had no idea this type of problem existed. And if I knew the problem was a possibilty I certainly would not have purchased a plasma television let alone pay $1600 for it.
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47 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 19, 2012
Size Name: 55-Inch Verified Purchase
I bought this TV to replace my previous Panasonic TV which lasted for 7 long years and 4 moves without a scratch or a problem.
The GT50 produces stunning pictures, some of the best I have seen. I looked at a number of different TVs and brands from edge lit LEDs, back lit LEDs to Plasmas. This TV has one of the best picture quality in my price range. It also offers a comprehensive list of practical features ( no gimmicks like gesture response etc). The on board dual core processor offers smooth performance while browsing, watching online movies etc. No question about this offering the best value for your money in terms of both features and functionality. I also like the look of the TV. I am not a big fan of the edge less design offered by brands such as Samsung or LG. The GT50 has a thin glass like edge which actually makes the picture stand out better against the background.

The only negatives I have is, I wish it came with 3D glasses. The glasses themselves cost 50$ a piece and for a family of 4 I am looking at another 200$.
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