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Panasonic VIERA TC-P50UT50 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)

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  • Full HD 3D with 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty
  • 2D to 3D Conversion
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.7-Inch x 28.3-Inch x 2.6-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 46.9-Inch x 30.1-Inch x 13.2-Inch
  • Fast Switching Phosphors
  • 3D Glasses Sold Separately
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Technical Details

  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • Integrated Card Reader
  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Details

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  • Product Dimensions: 54.5 x 10 x 32.5 inches ; 48.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 93.6 pounds
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  • ASIN: B00752VKFK
  • Item model number: TC-P50UT50
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (162 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,321 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 24, 2012
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Product Description

The UT50 series features 1080p Full HD resolution, 2D to 3D conversion, 2500 focused field drive, fast-switching phosphors, VIERA Connect cloud service, and VIERA Link.

VIERA Connect IPTV - More Fun Comes Via a Cloud Service

VIERA Connect is a cloud service that provides access to apps in such categories as 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 possible user experience. In the 2012 TVs, you can have an unlimited number of apps installed, because those apps are stored and executed in the cloud, rather than within the memory of the TV 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 and easier. 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. You can use your smartphone as a gamepad for VIERA Connect game applications or use your tablet as a touch pad to control what you do on the TV screen.
           
Communicate with Family and Friends
The social networking TV function allows users to access social network sites and communicate with your loved ones while simultaneously watching TV. Now you can watch live sports games while upping the excitement by chatting with your friends as the game unfolds. You can also record an original message and set it as your answering voice message. Callers can record messages onto the SD Memory Card (minimum 512MB required), while you are away. *Skype Communication camera not included with TV purchase
 

A Great TV Experience: A Suite of Technologies

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. The UT50 series is Wi-Fi ready and a separate wireless LAN adaptor is required. *Wireless adapter not included with purchase

Fast-Switching Phosphor
The use of fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced afterglow duration and reproduced clear 3D and 2D images. Fast switching phosphors are used in all full HD models.

3D 24p Cinema Smoother

VIERA gives you naturally flowing 24p images with the look and tonal characteristics of film, and familiar TV-like quality. This mode optimizes the number of frames of 24p images recorded from film sources onto media such as Blu-ray Disc. Panasonic's advanced source analysis and frame generation deliver smooth, natural, and lifelike images.

600 Hz Sub-field Drive and 2500 Focused Field Drive
The UT50 features 600Hz technology which allows for superb full-HD motion and still images. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects. The UT50 also employs Neo Plasma Black 2500 FDD (Focused Field Drive) to provide a crisp image even when the content shows very fast motion.

Share Content on the Large Screen with 2D-3D Conversion

Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time .The technology generates a detailed depth effect for each type of image, so 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.

Operate Multiple Systems with Just One Remote Control through VIERA Link

The UT50 features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all VIERA Link compatible AV components using only the TV’S remote control.  Users can watch their child, pet and/or property by installing the camera and networking to the VIERA HDTV via Ethernet cable. 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.

Environmentally Friendly

Panasonic’s commitment to sustainability and producing products that are ecologically sound is evidenced in the 100,000 hour life span of the Plasma Display panel and the lack of lead or mercury in the panels. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, Panasonic's plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day. Plus with Eco Mode, Panasonic TV's turn off and adjust brightness depending on the VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools. The Power Save setting also adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.

What's In the Box
Panasonic VIERA - 50" Class - Plasma - 1080p - 600Hz - Smart - 3D - HDTV
Pedestal
Multifunction remote with 2 AA batteries
Power cord
Owner's manual

2012 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV Comparison Chart

Series
VT50
GT50
ST50
UT50
XT50
U50
Models: 50", 55", 60", 65"
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


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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

First off I want to let you know that when you buy it, set the image setting to Vivid or something other than default. The picture is amazing! Also i was happy with the… Read more ›
I bought the 55 inch UT50 from…The picture is awesome, regular tv programming looks very good and blurays with the deep black levels this tv is capable of look incredible. Read more ›
Took it home and it has been working great ever since. The picture is excellent. The 3D is great depending on the movie and is packed with other features. Read more ›
Bought this TV in 2012. The picture is amazing though watch out for burn-in (pretty common on plasma tvs). The active 3d glasses are a bit expensive, and none bundled but… Read more ›
The quality of the picture is better than any thing I have seen before. The skin tones are real, the picture is great even at edges of the screen. Its so clear in HD that… Read more ›
Initial set up for all aspects of programing the set are easy to follow. Picture quality is excellent. Sound quality can be inhanced, externally. Read more ›
Looks sleek and smart in the living room. Smart features work perfectly, though I miss having browser which is available on Google TVs Read more ›
The TV is great, I am really happy with it. Picture is great, the features are great and overall really pleased. Read more ›
Excellent picture quality, sharp and vivid, no obvious difference…Its 2D to 3D function is pretty cool and really works though the depth may not be as deep as the real 3D. Read more ›
The tv was working fine up…From my discussion with the repair man, you can expect this issue with this model tv, just better hope it happens before the warranty expires! Read more ›
My only concern was with burn in. After asking the store associate about this, he quickly told me that burn in is not a problem in modern plasma TVs. Taking his advice, I… Read more ›
At first it seems like a pain in the ass, but it's cool that you have so much control over how content looks. I found the best setting by looking around at other reviews. Read more ›
PQ - I loved it. The colors were spot on. Viewing angle great. Read more ›
T…I know there are more expensive models, and I am really picky, but this one is more than good enough for me; the colors are realistic and warm, and the black level is great. Read more ›
I did about a 200 hour breakin and have had no issues with image retention. Color is perfect. Read more ›
Compared this set with the st50 and I'm glad I saved the money getting…Colors are well saturated, clarity is on point for plasma, and HD programming/blueray is awesome. S… Read more ›
I've never owned a plasma - you can definitely tell this is 600hz - the images move so crisp! The colors are so rich! Panasonic definitely knows how to make TVs. Read more ›
Super crisp, no burn in or even memory retention. colors are bright and blacks are black. Plasma is the way to go Read more ›
I have been shopping for a long time for a large TV, and after a…Amazon price was the best, delivery right on time, set up in my house, and performance has been first rate. Read more ›
Picture quality is excellent, smart function works like it should after you get the dongle, and when I bought a great price. Google settings for the best picture guide… Read more ›
I have no regrets buying this. Best picture I've ever owned for a very reasonable price. I was concerned about the inherent lack of brightness that plasmas have relative to… Read more ›
However I purchased this item for my Master Bedroom knowing I would be…If you want a larger TV with a great picture at a reasonable price this Panasonic Plasma will do. I… Read more ›
This a killer TV for the $$. Exceptional black retention and shadow detail along with good to very good color rendition make this an exceptional value in my opinion. Haven't… Read more ›
I have never been happier with a tv purchase. Superior picture quality (cant beat the deep blacks, and vibrant colors of plasma) for a way lower price. I play a lot of… Read more ›
I can say that I haven't really used the 3D capabilities, so I can't really speak on that topic, but I will say that I have it set up for 1080p and the display is fantastic. I… Read more ›
I play b.o. 2 on it, my skills improved greatly. Beautiful display. I've found a lot of apps don't work, but, I didn't buy it to play with silly apps. Read more ›
I tried all the presets for picture quality, I even tried manually setting the picture, but I eventually settled on using the GAMES preset, it gave the best clarity,… Read more ›
The viewing is not as bright as my Pioneer. Color wise not as rich as LG LCD. Overall it is good, but not super. Read more ›
My husband still must sit up close, but he has said over and over how much he loves the TV. Our living room is fairly bright, but glare has not been a problem. (3D was not… Read more ›
Surprisingly Samsung doesn't have such issue (Their 2012 Plasma have great screen uniformity, Samsung still suffers from Flickring Brightness Issue), moreover Black Levels… Read more ›
If I were…Sound quality was decent for a flat screen but I added a sound bar and sub for a more theater like experience and it integrates well with the Viera protocol. O… Read more ›
I have given the TV 4 stars because I reduced one star due to the slightly annoying buzz…Overall, I am satisfied with the TV as the picture and sound quality are excellent. Read more ›
Blu-ray discs look spectacular, 3D disks are unbelievable, and my Xbox 360 has never looked better. Second, the sound is terrific. I was not expecting much in the way of… Read more ›
It is very crisp and clear. The TV speakers aren't too bad but I wanted to hook the system up to my old stereo. There isn't an easy way to do that though. Read more ›
For ~$850, hard to beat the picture quality and features on this TV. I've been very happy with the colors and contrast, and the sound isn't bad for what it is. Read more ›
• Audio quality of speakers: completely acceptable. But for great sound I run everything through an external amp and speaker system. • The TV base: it is solid enough, but… Read more ›
I have the set connected to my Apple Extreme via Ethernet cable as it was just as easy to…The download of video from Amazon, Vudu and Netflix works great with this set up. Read more ›
I am also having problems streaming Netflix via USB. Movies are interrupted pretty often and you have to wait until enough data is streamed so it can continue. Read more ›
is great on this set. They have a nifty mobile device app you can get for iPhone/Android to control the TV but I haven't really got into playing with it. If you're on the… Read more ›
2D and 3D quality is also really nice! I also enjoy the built-in apps like Pandora, Netflix and Amazon Prime video. Read more ›
Love the internet apps and especially the media playing capability.... Read more ›
I also appreciate that this TV has a few nice useful apps like netflix! :) Read more ›
Easy instructions. Menu was easy to follow. Followed the instructions and recommendations from other posts on Amazon and the TV was dialed in perfectly. Read more ›
Netflix app is good and it streams in excellent quality. The Youtube app has a fantastic and attractive interface, this also streams in good quality. Includes Tunein and… Read more ›
The apps work well and the menu is simple enough for nearly anyone to understand. I have not tried the 3D settings of the set however I'm not interested in 3D anyway so… Read more ›
If that weren't bad enough, the menus have ADs!!!! That's just plain unacceptable. Read more ›
Haven't figured out how to wire headphones to the TV set and noone at…Very good interface with my Samsung home theater, far better then when I had a Samsung 46b650. Per… Read more ›
The…Deep, inky black levels, jaw dropping colors & fantastic contrast ratios with pretty intuitive picture control settings, Panasonic really knows how to make plasma's. Read more ›
This is a great buy for the price. Set up is easy. Read more ›
I bought this TV to replace it since we had good luck with the first one. Setup was easy and the picture is great. Read more ›
Some include (it has ads on the menu screen,…On the plus side, it communicates well with SD cards and Panasonic cameras, is pretty easy to setup, and is easy to assemble. Read more ›
Not to mention that you will never have…Plus, if you mount it on the wall with a slight angle, it will decrease the impact of any lighting you may have coming from above. Read more ›
This is my second panasonic. I can not believe how easy the setup is with the additional wireless dongle. It is wonderful. Read more ›
Awesome tv for the price. Great picture and easy setup process. Shop around and don't pay over $700. Read more ›
We've had this TV since March of 2012, and it's served us very well. The picture quality is great, and we love having the apps in an easy to use format provided by Viera. It… Read more ›
*Nice, easy to use smart tv menu. Also offers 3-D capability, but you will have to buy the glasses that work with this TV separately. Read more ›
I…3D content looks great and not fake, the apps are easy to use and control (you can use a keyboard by USB port), and you can fine tune the TV to your viewing style easy. Read more ›
Easy to mount on wall, or use on entertainment center Easy to use Viera Connect for NetFlix & Amazon Read more ›
The picture quality is superb, especially for HD…The integarted Freeview tuner makes it extremely easy to tune and the EPG is pretty easy to navigate compared to others. Read more ›
The picture is really great. The remote is easy to use. I do have several small gripes though. Read more ›
Once we changed that, we fell in love with this tv. Movies are so sharp, the color is completely on point, and the 50" size is wonderful. The only other small criticism is… Read more ›
It opens up Viera's app center. Their list is a good size, could be better.....but they add every few weeks. If you are having problems connecting to your wifi, you are too… Read more ›
Watching Blu-ray movies has been a real treat, using a Sony PS-3. The built in sound from the TV is perfect for the size of our living room. I will probably upgrade at some… Read more ›
My television arrived in good shape and the delivery crew set it up and produced shows from my cable connection before they left. I wanted a 42 inch machine, but that was… Read more ›
Of course, a 60" screen does not compete with a full sized theater screen, but the overall effect is close enough to keep me from bothering to go to the theater to see a… Read more ›
After reading a lot of reviews and oscillating back and forth between LCD/LCD-LED/Plasma TVs, I…The TV arrived in excellent shape and had no problem in setting it up. T… Read more ›
While the color contrast and the absolute blacks definitely stand out better in dimly lit rooms, the TV is bright enough and picture quality is still great even in a fully… Read more ›
***2D CINEMA MODE*** (not custom, not vivid, not standard) ______________ Read more ›
The best picture settings, I've found are with the following settings: Custom (Cinema also a good standard, but if setting cinema no need to modify anything beside contrast) C… Read more ›

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706 of 712 people found the following review helpful By Nbot on January 13, 2013
Size Name: 50-Inch
Read Here! Important Setup Info to ensure you don't ruin the screen, picture calibration (default is for energy savings, not good pic), $19 Active 3D glasses, $30 wall mounts, removing ads & youtube settings.

Hey all, if you are reading this, means you already want this plasma, or started off like I did, confident that you were looking for a new edge-lit LED tv, but after days of research shocked to see yourself purchasing a plasma! The better picture, for 1/2 the cost, with plasma-ish issues (heat, burn-in, etc) now mostly a thing of the past, makes you wonder why people are snapping up LED's (I got this for $699 at a local box shop, would've done Amazon at same price but didn't want to wait).

Note: *3D GLASSES* You do NOT need to spend $50 each on glasses. Last year the major brands agreed on a universal active 3d standard via bluetooth. You can buy the new $19 Samsung SSG-4100GB glasses here on Amazon(Samsung SSG-4100GB 3D Active Glasses 2012 Models - Black), and they work great on this TV (I have 2 pairs). If you don't believe this, google "3D active glasses CNET" and find their article confirming this. I'm sure other active glasses will soon be available as well. CNET has a good article on the difference between Active & Passive pros & cons as well if you're still on the fence; IMO, the 3D on this TV with the $20 Samsung's is awesome.

Anyways, you know the pros/cons already of this TV (if not, I put my PROS/CONS as a comment/reply below); this article is to save you 10 hours of reading on how to set it up and enjoy it.
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120 of 127 people found the following review helpful By btuck on April 10, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
I have had this TV for about a couple weeks now and so far it has been amazing! The plasma picture quality is FAR better than LED or LCD in this price range; the only problem is the screen glare in bright rooms (you will see refections if you are viewing during the day if the curtains are not closed). In my opinion the picture quality is well worth the trouble of getting off the couch and closing the curtains.

I read previous reviews of the screen being dim. For one thing, the worst thing you can do while shopping for TV is to look at multiple display TVs. The reason behind this being, most TVs that are on display are in something tech geeks call 'Torch Mode' (basically the brightest and prettiest TV gets the most attention). This is deceptive because when you view the TV in your home you will not have another TV in the room to compare the picture to. But if the picture on this TV is not bright enough for you, go to settings and simply change the picture mode to 'Vivid' or 'Custom'.

One more thing you MUST do to get the best picture out of this TV is: go to advance settings and find 'Motion Smoother'. When you've found it, turn it OFF! This feature makes the picture look fast and as if it were filmed by a cheap camera. To get the full cinema experience it is imperative to turn this OFF.
Overall, this TV is the flagship in its class for picture quality and is an extremely good deal.
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91 of 103 people found the following review helpful By NscaleMike on October 2, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Purchased this in May of 2012, after reading numerous reviews, mostly here on Amazon from fellow consumers and a few from CNet.com . It's been a really nice TV...best one I've ever owned, wonderful colors and sharp images. Watching Blu-ray movies has been a real treat, using a Sony PS-3. The built in sound from the TV is perfect for the size of our living room. I will probably upgrade at some point to a better sound system such as a soundbar or similar. We use the preloaded Netflix all the time, great feature. I still don't know why Panasonic did not build in a wireless(WiFi) feature to this TV...most other brands like LG do....I had to purchase one separately from an online retailer in NY, they were extremely fast and cheap too. The "White Glove service" provided that delivered the TV was great...they'd call the day before the scheduled delivery date. They set it up and removed all the packing material.

Now the "but"....

After almost of 5 months of watching...roughly 6-8hrs a day, Sunday night during the fourth quarter of the Packers Saints game the TV stopped working....

The red LED in the front of the TV started to blink...so I unplugged the TV...waited a few mins...plugged it back in...Nothing but more blinking....in this case it blinks 8 times, pauses, then blinks 8 times, pauses..etc etc...Looked this up online..and apparently this is a problem that has occurred before...other have noted such online. Panasonic was closed on Sunday...I did purchase an extended warranty through Canopy, but they said to contact Panasonic first. I did Monday the 1st of October...they seemed helpful and understanding...but It won't be until Friday the 5th before someone locally here in Vegas could fix it.
S I G H...

I will update as necessary...
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful By shaolinkaz on March 31, 2012
Size Name: 50-Inch
I just picked up this 2012 Viera TC-P50UT50 and I must say I'm quite impressed. I had a 4 year old Samsung 50" HT-P5064 and it's like night & day. This Panasonic is absolutely amazing for under $1000! I was really itching on going for the ST50 series but considering that I can control the lighting in my setup, I really didn't see spending the extra $300 was worth it to me. I've calibrated this set as best as I could and I'm breaking it in slowing but will eventually purchase the Spears & Munsil Blu-Ray calibration disc to get the colors & contrast as best as possible. The picture quality is second to none. Deep, inky black levels, jaw dropping colors & fantastic contrast ratios with pretty intuitive picture control settings, Panasonic really knows how to make plasma's. As much as I love the looks of those new LED TV's on the market, I just can't see myself purchasing one. The natural fluid motion picture feel of Panasonic plasma just can't be beat! Netflix streaming, Amazon Prime Instant Video & DLNA (big plus!) is great on this set. They have a nifty mobile device app you can get for iPhone/Android to control the TV but I haven't really got into playing with it. If you're on the fence on getting a new 2012 TV for just around the 1k point, this is the one to get, trust me and others that praise it. You won't be disappointed.
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