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Panasonic VIERA TC-P55UT50 55-Inch 1080p 600 Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)
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- Full HD 3D
- 2D to 3D Conversion
- Vera Connect
- Fast Switching Phosphors
- TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 51.3-Inch x 30.8-Inch x 2.6-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 51.3-Inch x 32.7-Inch x 14.1-Inch
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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 ServiceVIERA 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 TechnologiesDLNA/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
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 ConversionUnique 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.
2012 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV Comparison Chart
|Models:||50", 55", 60", 65" ||50" |
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1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D
1080p Full HD 3D
720p HD 3D
1080p Full HD
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
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.
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...Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this TV! The only dislike I have, which isn't the TVs fault, is the living room set up only allows for the TV to face a window. Read morePublished 4 days ago by C. Nony
Short and sweet: excellent plasma picture quality (7/10) meets terrible 3D and lackluster processing. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Evan
Buy an extended warranty. I've had mine for 18 months and now the HDMI inputs don't work. Did the troubleshooting suggested by Panasonic, no success. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrea
Great Picture TV. But like thousands others. This particular TV - TC-P55UT50 has a extremely short life, most due defected boards Panasonic installed. Read morePublished 16 months ago by A2B
great color and very good t.v if you can control the lighting in your room.Published 16 months ago by corey
Great picture but does not have a built in adapter... the USB adapter I purchased does not to the job my internal ones do on the other two TV's I have. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James Peterson
This tv works wonderfully, but make sure you get the extended warranty! It just suddenly stopped working (wouldn't even turn on) after about 15 mo. Read morePublished 18 months ago by SisterTania
I picked up this TV in January of 2013 from Costco, and it has been a great investment so far. In fact, I think it was on sale for like $800 out the door. Read morePublished 19 months ago by anthony casten
It works fine until it breaks, and then Panasonic will not help you fix it. A huge waste of money, avoid at all costs.Published 20 months ago by Glinert