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Panasonic VIERA TC-P42UT50 42-Inch 1080p Full HD 3D Plasma TV
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- Full HD 3D
- 2D to 3D Conversion
- Viera Connect
- Fast Switching Phosphors. 2 HDMI ports
- Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method
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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
Share 2D or 3D Content on the Big Screen
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
Learn more about 3D, how it works, and exactly what you'll need to enjoy 3D at home at our 3D Center.
Swipe and Share! - 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. 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 during web browsing. 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.
What's in the Box? The UT50 series features 1080p Full HD resolution, 2D-3D conversion, 2500 focused field drive, fast-switching phosphors, VIERA Connect cloud service, and VIERA Link. The box includes: the VIERA HDTV, a pedestal, multifunction remote with 2 AA batteries, power cord, and an owner's manual.
2012 Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV Comparison Chart
|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|| || || || || || |
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|SD Card Slot|| || || || || || |
|HDMI/USB Port|| |
|2D-3D Conversion|| |
w/ Face Detection
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|Infinite Black Panel w/ Louver Filter || |
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|24, 576 Shades of Gradation || || || || || || |
|THX3D Certified|| || || |
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Top Customer Reviews
The main thing we use the TV for is streaming online video and the built-in apps work surprisingly well. I figured there would only be very basic functionality in the YouTube, Amazon Prime, Pandora, etc, apps, but thankfully YouTube still lets me browse all my subscriptions (although it goes back to the beginning of my subscriptions after I finish watching one of them, which is annoying). There's no way to comment on YouTube videos, though. I find YouTube works best if you use YouTube's "YouTube Remote" mobile app for iPhone/Android. Makes it easy to watch the videos on the screen while browsing your subscriptions and other videos on your phone.
The only reason I didn't give this TV 5 stars is because the audio quality won't blow you away. It's definitely very sufficient, but it sounds like TV audio. I'm planning to hook it up to my stereo system for a fuller sound.
I have the 42" and it only has 2 HDMI ports, which is my Xbox and Blu-ray player. I wish there was another HDMI port or two.
Strongly recommend this product
Good clarity and deep black
YouTube HD videos are in perfect display
Sound is OK.
When I placed my SD Card from my Canon Camera, I could view the picture, but couldn't see any video. It looks like it couldn't read the video format.
If it is, I'd have to say, don't buy the P42UT50 unless you've laid eyes on it and like what you see.
The sound is perfectly adequate but if you want to match the picture, you'll need a separate home theater system. Thin TV's don't have great speakers.
Haven't tried 3D so cannot comment on that.
After running for hours, the unit was only warm so Panasonic has solved the plasma heat problem. The label says annual energy usage should be about $16.
A hint on assembling the stand: To drive in the last four horizontal screws, attach a screw to the end of a Phillips head screwdriver with a bit of tape.
I highly recommend this Panasonic for its great picture and competitive price.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was "lucky." This item appeared on Amazon for about two days and I snapped one up on September 9th. Read morePublished on September 28, 2012 by John Chmielinski
This is my first Plasma. I followed D-Nice's break-in procedure and then calibrated using the settings from AVSFORUM and wow the screen is so crisp. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Todd Scallions
Excellent picture, very good sound, and well thought out remote control. Making the wireless attachment for internet
for an extra fee and the lack of even one pair of 3D... Read more
The TV lives up to it's billing as a high quality product for picture and sound quality. We had no problems setting it up and it has operated flawlessly in the few weeks we've had... Read morePublished on May 3, 2012 by muggee
Panasonic has really out done themselves with this 2012 plasma model. Great motion resolution and if you're inclined it even has 3D. Read morePublished on April 30, 2012 by RH512
Great Tv quality for price. The only problem with this TV is the constant hum/buzz! Its extremely annoying. I'm not sure if this is just my model or plasmas in general. Read morePublished on April 10, 2012 by Kamikasai