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Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT30 65-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV (2011 Model)

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  • 65-inch LCD display
  • Flush Design; Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black 2 Panel
  • VIERA Connect Wi-Fi Ready
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Technical Details

Size: 65-Inch
  • Noise Reducing
  • Built-in Subwoofer
  • 3D Compatiblity
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Product Details

Size: 65-Inch
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  • Product Dimensions: 60.6 x 15.8 x 38.5 inches ; 90 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 191.7 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004MME75Q
  • Item model number: TC-P65GT30
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (343 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,515 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 14, 2011
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Product Description

Size: 65-Inch


3D Technology Checklist

This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:

A Display
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
A Source
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
3D Content
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
3D Glasses
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
HDMI Cable
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.

If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-Ready Television

Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.

Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.

Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.

Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.

(March 2011)

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA GT30 Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.

Infinite Black 2

In new VIERA models, contrast in brightly lit locations has been significantly improved. 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 true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.

Full-time 1080 Moving Picture Resolution

VIERA plasma TVs have 1,080 lines of moving-picture resolution. Newly developed phosphors with minimal afterimages and a new motion compensating technology have made it possible to render faster-moving images with greater sharpness. This far surpasses the APDC moving-picture resolution measurement standard of 5 seconds by providing a moving-picture resolution of 1,080 lines at the 1.5-second level. And it shows the inherently clear motion of VIERA TVs in both 2D and 3D images.

3D 24p Cinema Smoother

VIERA incorporates technology that analyzes picture information in both the preceding and succeeding frames, and creates a precise supplementary frame between them. This suppresses the jerky effect seen in movies, so playback is smooth and natural-looking. The distinctive tonal qualities and atmosphere of the movie are preserved, and you enjoy extremely lifelike 3D images.

Dynamic Contrast
Frame Sequential Technology

Panasonic uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking FULL HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.

Dynamic Contast

By combining the highly light-transmissive IPS Alpha Panel and high-brightness backlight, Panasonic has attained both high contrast and low power consumption. Also, by detecting the contrasting parts of the scene, the backlight is adjusted to maintain a brightness that is optimal for each area. Deep blacks are reproduced with no fading. The contrast between the brilliance of diamond-like stars and the deep black of the night sky produces a sharp, crisp image.

600Hz Sub-field Drive

600Hz technology lets you view 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.

Game Mode

Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see.

3D Image Viewer

It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA TV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that life's special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D.


VIERA Connect

The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced.


VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.

VIERA Remote

VIERA remote is a TV remote controller app for select Panasonic VIERA HDTVs that uses your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (of iOS 4.2 or later) to control TV channel selection, input selection, and volume control. Included features are gesture control, a keyboard user Interface, and a power off button. Learn more about Panasonic’s VIERA remote app.

Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours

One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our 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.

Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Key Specifications

  • Series: GT30
  • Screen type: Plasma
  • Screen size: 64.7 inches
  • Native resolution: 1,920 x 1080 pixels
  • Shades of Gradation: 6,144 equivalent
  • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive: Yes
  • HDTV display capability: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • EDTV display capability: 480p
  • Speakers: 2 full range, 20W total power, Surround Sound Capable
  • Image viewer: Yes (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
  • Aspect control:4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill for TV/AV Modes; 4:3 for PC Mode
  • Optional wall-mounting bracket: TY-WK5P1RW
  • Multi-lingual menu: English/Spanish/French
  • Energy Star qualified: Yes
  • Power Supply: AC 120 V, 60Hz


  • HDMI: 4 (4 side)
  • Component (Y, PB, PR): RCA x 1 (lower)
  • Composite A/V: RCA x 1 (lower)
  • USB: 3
  • Wireless LAN Adaptor: Wi-fi Ready
  • Digital audio output: 1 (optical)


  • TV with stand: 38.5" X 60.6" X 15.8" (H x W x D) 112.5 pounds
  • TV without stand: 37.0" X 60.6" X 2.4" (H x W x D) 97.1 pounds
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Panasonic 2011 Plasma HDTV Comparison

Full HD 1080p
HD 720p
3D Ready
Motion Picture Resolution
1080 Lines
1080 Lines
900 Lines
720 Lines
THX Mode
VIERA Connect
Wireless LAN
Component (Y/Pb/Pr)
Composite A/V
Digital Audio Output
PC (DSub)
USB 2.0 Port
MP3 Playback
JPEG Playback
MPEG Video Playback

What's in the Box

Panasonic GT30 series Plasma HDTV, removable stand, wireless LAN adapter, remote control (with batteries), converter cables, cable clamper, operating instructions, quick start guide

Product Description

Panasonic VIERA TC-P65GT30 65-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

It wasn't because of less demand or that the picture quality is worse *it is actually better*. It was because the profit margins are greater with LED. Read more ›
A quick thought on the TV. Yep the picture looks nice, and the sound was great. It was cool to be able to connect to Amazon Prime or Netflix or show videos from the internet. Read more ›
I can't complain, the only problem is that its a little glare but I solve that by just closing the…Picture is clear, no ghosting, no artifacts when watching HD movies. Read more ›
My previous Samsung 50 in plasma let me down, and I don't miss it. This is a much better TV, the picture is great and would buy I another one from Panasonic in the future. Read more ›
I've had the TV for a few months. When I first got the TV I recall thinking the picture was excellent. The previous reviews I read were that the screen starts to fade after… Read more ›
I waited and waited watching for the price to drop, and was rewarded when it dropped to under $1800. Wow, the picture is excellent, and the features are very nice. Love… Read more ›
Have the TV now for a year and a half and have to say it is a great TV. Color is terrific and picture is nice and crisp. Much better than my Sony DLP it replaced Read more ›
Was good out of the box, but I had a professional calibrate THX Mode, and I really loved the display. Black level was great, and the color in THX mode was very accurate. Rec… Read more ›
Unlike all the suggestions from AVS forums and the like I followed the advise from CNET…I couldn't be happier as the colors look great out of the bid with these settings. Read more ›
The picture is great! Colors are very vivid and sharp. Have not had a chance to check the 3d on this TV, but did when looking at this model in the store, and it was very… Read more ›
Took the GT home and was immediately drawn to the great color tones and contrast. Blacks are really good improving the overall image. As with my televisions I always try… Read more ›
- Very thin TV, fairly light for the size - Colors are just amazing Read more ›
It recognizes my wireless router yet it does not connect anymore. At least my inexpensive Samsung blue ray player with its similar smart features works great. So, next time… Read more ›
Wifi setup was simple and works fine. The TV came with the donnagel [spelling??]. Read more ›
great tv so far dec 2011 build i broke in tv with 100 hours of slides pic is great thx mode is good but custom is what i perfer to watch tv in 3d picture is awesome... A… Read more ›
Do some google searching for calibration settings to really bring out the best picture…THX mode is great, although the colors can use a bit of tweaking to get just right. Read more ›
However outside of THX mode they are replaced with floating brightness. However, since I use my 55GT30 exclusively in THX mode, this isn't that great of a concern for me. Th… Read more ›
The built in WIFI is a nice feature and we've watched several Netflix shows and movies as well as streamed Pandora Radio. My only complaint would be the limited app offering. Read more ›
I wasn't blow away with the size because I had a 65 inch Sony projection, but the picture was an unbelievable upgrade! I primarily watch sports, and the clarity is amazing. O… Read more ›
And this tv was placed beside a 55d8000 series samsung LED-LCD and i just could not take my eyes off the…The blacks were way better and the screen was perfectly uniform. Read more ›
This unit is excellent for video games as fast action scenes are played back without any stuttering or lag. The colors and details are excellent. Although this tv has a… Read more ›
Black Levels were outstanding -- true inky black. Shadow Detail again was outstanding. The details I could see in the veins in Valdemort's head, the Room of Requirement… Read more ›
As far as the other issues go, I haven't seen any floating blacks or gamma shift issues. I watched Sucker Punch last night and the screens were nice and dark. I watched the… Read more ›
The bezel around the edge is similar to that of an iPhone 4, silver and surrounded by black. The anti-glare coating on the screen works very well. During the day you CAN… Read more ›
It's a terrific picture. The sound is decent and I enjoy watching it. Read more ›
The picture quality is amazing. Sound is quite good. The TV is incredibly light and thin, I was actually quite shocked how thin it was. Read more ›
I bought a 3D bowling game for the PS3 and really like the added effect and am looking for…Sound quality from the TV speakers is weak and the volume is only adequate. I… Read more ›
I bought the TC-P55GT30 along with the Home theater SC-BTT770 system. They work great together, picture and sound are great. I still need to use my set-top box with these… Read more ›
An added feature I like I did not find on the other brand is a sleep timer. This with the sleep timer on my surround sound is nice since it shuts off the TV if I fall asleep. Read more ›
I don't have any issues with fluctuating background(you can call panasonic support and double check) and the sound quality is not bad either (imho you don't need a sound… Read more ›
The picture is great. The set up was easy. The 3D effects are cool so far (I have only watched ESPN 3D so far). Read more ›
We decided to mount the tv to the wall instead of using the…The wall mounting was easy - definitely a three person job though to do it carefully and to not damage the tv. Read more ›
- The built-in sound is quite good, but at this point doesn't everyone have a surround sound…- Delivery and setup was easy with lots of detailed options to "optimize". T… Read more ›
I have only had the Television for approx 2 weeks and it has not disappointed me. The set up was easy and picture quality fantastic. At this point I have no regrets. Read more ›
The setup is easy and navigating the TV's menus is a breeze. Read more ›
I…I hired a company to come in and set it up and every single step of the process from going online to purchase it to getting it set up was smooth, no negatives what so ever. Read more ›
As soon as I saw this TV during a sale I just had to have it since the price was too good to be true. I have yet to see the price go back that low. Read more ›
Overall, my slight misgivings are heavily out weighed by the jaw…This is probably the sharpest image I have seen on a TV to date, and the price is relatively reasonable. Read more ›
Now that the FBr (read below) has been addressed and taken care…The price is quite good and the difference between this set and one several hundred dollars is considerable. Read more ›
This Panasonic 3D Tv is good for the price. Colors are nice and much better than regular HD tvs. Read more ›
Good tv, good price at the time i got it. Though i wish they add more RCA input for my receivers are old school, No HDMI output. Read more ›
Who wouldn't want a 65-inch TV delivered to his/her home, anyway? Free shipping makes Amazon the best value out there, especially in big ticket purchases. The delivery was… Read more ›
As of today, it's been 3 weeks…I'm sure we could use a professional calibrator, but DVD movies, and most HD TV shows we watch on CBS and NBC, and HBO etc., are really good. Read more ›
3. The smart TV apps are slightly slow to react to the remote. This is not a big deal, but smooth animations and transitions would show off the display better. Read more ›
I will be anxious to see what further tweaking can do for the image. The integrated wi-fi was very easy to set up and the apps are interesting. I have not had time to… Read more ›
Someone please do this! Pandora is quite nice, and I think I'll use this often. The first HDMI input supports Audio Return Channel, so if your receiver also supports ARC,… Read more ›
I have not tried all the extra features, but the veracast menu is simple and I will get around…Netflix works great with this television, I use streaming all the time now. Read more ›
Blacks are dark. The Viera Cast software works good. I would recommend connecting this to the network directly and not through the wireless. Read more ›
I've had this for 7 months now and am still pleased with it, the only down side is that plasma's are a little dimmer than a LED or LCD, picture quality is great, sound is… Read more ›
Not using 3D yet. The picture quality, saturation, sound (added a panasonic surround sound system) and controls are great. Still trying to downsize the remotes. Read more ›
The BDT210 BluRay player is awesome. The Viera Cast connects both devices through the same remote which is very convenient. No need for multiple remotes. Read more ›
I don't…I wish Panasonic would go back to the other remote as its a nice remote that is easy to read with big buttons and it has a simple layout unlike other brands. Read more ›
I highly recommend this television to people who want to watch movies at home and want a theatre…Picture quality is very natural and the interface is simple and intuitive. Read more ›
The Apps interface is simple and easy to use...My only observation in the past 24 hours has been that it "reconnects" to the wireless network every time it is switched ON… Read more ›
This was one of the easiest, most…I will leave the review of all the technical details to others and just say: Great picture, great sound; easy to operate; trouble-free. Read more ›
This is one nice HDTV! Simple to hook up to your Hi-Fi system and nice and easy to use features. Read more ›
What else can I say...easy to set up (needed new cabling though), and easy to use (have a Harmony remote). My wife really likes to watch the telly...and me, I like movies. Read more ›
I have separate bluetooth keyboard and trackpad for controlling the MM from the 'TV chair' Neat adapter from Henge Docks called Clique allows both units to be mounted… Read more ›
The menu's are easy to use. Read more ›
I couldn't be more happier with my choice. The picture is amazing, and its big and easy to use and gorgeous. Read more ›
She noticed the great picture and color on this set which supprized me as usually she does not notice such…I really like the TV alot the size is perfect for my situation. Read more ›
Great TV, great bedroom size. Fantastic picture Read more ›
We are enjoying the TV immensely. It has a fantastic picture quality, perfect size, and comes with extras such as internet connectivity, netflix, amazon videos, etc. Read more ›
I am happy to report that the shipping worked out fine although the delivery boys didn't really want to un-box and check…Sets were in good shape and have been working fine. Read more ›
Delivery service was superb as well. The box was in perfect shape. The TV comes with Wi-Fi dongle if you don't have Ethernet cable and I tested both connections and Wi-Fi… Read more ›
I was in the market for a VT30 this year... however, in the…In Europe, all lines of plasma from the X up to VT are available in 42", which is the perfect size for me. Read more ›
Ton's of Viera features but I primarily use the PS3/360 to view media. Very sturdy stand that is extremely easy to assemble (the LED stand was small and wobbly). Sleek… Read more ›
I read all the comments on how bright, clear, detailed, and how the picture just pops, but…The settings for vivid was ok, but the THX, custom, and standard was horrid. T… Read more ›
I waited for my nephew to come and help me. Assembly of the stand is easy (4 screws, then 4 screws to secure the TV). It's just such a wide TV that you need two people to… Read more ›
I am using the THX picture mode and don't see anything to complain about. I'll soon be hanging this on the wall but the stand is nice and was very easy to assemble. I'm… Read more ›
They refused to put it together or…I quickly got the stand out and figured that you just set it down and slide the TV down over it and put in 6 screws or so to secure it. Read more ›

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

338 of 349 people found the following review helpful By Andon M. Coleman on June 7, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
With SONY and JVC no longer manufacturing their phenomenal high-end CRT HDTVs, and Pioneer out of the Plasma business, the pursuit of picture quality is not as simple as it once was. Rest assured, however, that there are still a handful of manufacturers (i.e. Panasonic, Samsung, LG, ...) still investing in Plasma technology, because LCD is a giant leap backwards in terms of picture quality. When Pioneer - the previous undisputed leader in picture quality - left the industry, they sold their Plasma technology to Panasonic. While the amount of Pioneer technology (if any) present in Panasonic's current line-up is a matter of debate, most critics will agree that Panasonic currently holds the crown for picture quality.

Viera Size Segmentation (VT30 vs. GT30 vs. ST30)

I was in the market for a VT30 this year... however, in the United States, Panasonic's size options are quite restrictive. In Europe, all lines of plasma from the X up to VT are available in 42", which is the perfect size for me.

In the United States, each of the 3D model lines has a different starting size:

VT30: 55" - 65" (Industry leading black level, less buzzing, better speakers, 96 Hz mode for 24p, ISF calibration, ...)
GT30: 50" - 65" (Better black level, +1 HDMI port and VGA input, THX certified)
ST30: 42" - 65" (Entry-level 3D TV)

S30: 42" - 60" (1080p 2D plasma, worse motion clarity than ST30 and no 3D support)
X3: 42" - 50" (720p 2D plasma)

Unfortunately, I can barely fit a 50" TV where I have my GT30.
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77 of 79 people found the following review helpful By C. Wilson on April 8, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch
The picture quality this TV puts out is crazy good. Colors are bright and vibrant without being over saturated and unrealistic. Blacks are inky black, and shadow detail is great as well. One of the reasons I bought the GT30 over the ST30 is the THX mode which gives really good out of the box picture without any aftermarket calibration. If you're into tweaking the picture though, there are two professional picture modes that allow very in depth picture controls.

1080P Source Material with a high bitrate (such as blurays or Vudu HDX) look incredibly sharp and stunning, while not looking sharp to the point of unrealism as some LCD's look. 720P sources look very good as well if a bit softer. 480i/p sources look alright. I only spent a few minutes watching SD and the experience was unexpectedly unimpressive. Motion on the GT30 looks very smooth and realistic without displaying the terrible "soap opera effect" that 120/240Hz LCD's seem to suffer from.

I tried using the Viera Cast software that Panasonic builds into these Tv's and I found to be pretty laggy. It wasn't very responsive and I found the design to be a little on the ugly side. Vizio and Samsung have much more polished media platforms built into their Tvs. It's possible Panasonic will improve performance with firmware updates in the future. If I was planning on using Viera Cast I would mark my score down but I have a Media Center PC and PS3 that replace all the functionality Viera Cast offers.

3D performance is very good. So far I've watched Tron Legacy on 3D bluray and played some 3D PS3 games; the 3D picture is very immersive and THX color accuracy remains very good in 3D mode. I've had bad experiences with 3D crosstalk on a friend's Samsung C7000 LCD and it can get very annoying and distracting.
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48 of 48 people found the following review helpful By E. J. Paul on August 22, 2011
Size Name: 50-Inch Verified Purchase
Admittedly, I was hesitant to purchase this TV because of the mixed reviews. Many people here (and on various forums and review sites) complained of distracting brightness fluctuations that significantly detracted from the viewing experience. I decided to just go with it and I must say I don't regret my purchase at all.

First, yes, the brightness fluctuations were distracting. Notice the past-tense "were" there; as in, the fluctuations are no longer distracting because they are no longer a problem. For North America, Panasonic has acknowledged and addressed the fluctuations. For sets manufactured prior to August 2011 a repair is available in the form of an SD card software update or a very simple hardware replacement (pre-updated hardware for non-Panasonic repair techs as an alternative to updating the software with an SD card). So, don't let the looming shadow of brightness fluctuations deter you from this TV--if you get a set and it is a problem, call Panasonic and they'll fix it. On the other hand, you may not even notice them at all. So again, don't let it hold you back.

I discovered this TV while looking for an affordable way to pick up a quality 3D HDTV, mostly for gaming. 3D performance is very good. Many have claimed this TV is crosstalk free (crosstalk is the phenomenon where the image intended for only one eye bleeds a bit into the wrong eye causing a double-image effect), but it simply is not; however, the crosstalk is generally not very noticeable in movies and games and in the case of games you can usually adjust the strength of the 3D effect to somewhat mitigate the crosstalk. For anyone wondering if plasma tech is ok for games the answer is yes, it is fine. Some people recommend about 100 hours of "break in" before leaving any static images on the screen.
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