What the press is saying:
"The Panasonic TC-PVT50 series produces some of the best pictures ever, with exceedingly deep black levels, highly accurate color, and perfect screen uniformity and off-angle performance. It can get brighter than competing plasmas and performs better in well-lit rooms"...."The bottom line: The Panasonic TC-PVT50 series represents the pinnacle of current flat-panel TV picture quality." ~CNET.com, (June 4, 2012)
"Panasonic's new flagship HD 3D plasma model. Probably the best looking TV you'll see this year"..."Unrivaled picture quality. Incredibly deep blacks stand up in bright rooms." ~Gizmodo (June 15, 2012) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The VT50 series is the Full HD 3D Plasma flagship series. This top-of-the-line HDTV offers a revolutionary level of picture quality (Full HD 3D; 1080p Full HD resolution) and features the Infinite Black Ultra Panel (VT series only). Other unique features include ISFCCC Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration, 2500 Focused Field Drive, and a VIERA Touch Pad controller (VT/WT series only).
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
Glass and Metal Design: One Sheet of Glass The VT50 features a “Glass and Metal” Design concept to express an elegant and luxurious theme. VIERA’s ele gant design gives it a simple yet powerful presence by harmonizing materials and design. This new design maximizes the natural qualities of glass and metal to visually express the superb performance of the display and billions of colors. The VT50 series continues th e design evolution seen in the 2011 VT30 series with a stunning one sheet of glass design. It expresses a minimalist sense of beauty by stripping away all unnecessary elements. Flat and lustrous, this single pane of glass is totally obstruction-free and only available on the VT50 series.
Expressive, Lifelike Colors and Beautifully Reproduced Crisp Lines With the VT50, 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 DLNA/Built-in Wi-Fi
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.
The VT50 series has built-in Wi-Fi which gives you even more layout flexibility.
600 Hz Sub-field Drive and 2500 Focused Field Drive
The VT50 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 VT50 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.
ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration An ISF-certified installer can calibrate your VIERA VT50, so that image reproduction is customized to the actual viewing conditions in your home and your personal preferences. The calibration process provides the settings that bring out the full expressive potential within the image signals. Settings for contrasts, tint, sharpness, and color are optimized to meet your home’s lighting conditions for both daytime and nighttime viewing.
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 Ultra Panel The VT50 series has the Infinite Black Ultra panel which is the best grade panel Panasonic offers on any of their plasma HDTV line. The TVs feature self-illuminating panels with ultimate black levels, Neo Plasma technologies provide an Infinite Black Filter with a higher efficiency panel that generates the best balance of black and white under brighter environments. This high performance panel allows for improved external light shading, increased clarity, and better light transmittance.
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.