Wow! I am simply blown away with this Super Slim, HIGH EFFICIENCY LED-LCD 3D HDTV. It has 240hz 24p for very smooth play of rapid sports action. The video quality is absolutely remarkable.
Cloud apps came pre-installed and ready for use: Amazon Video on Demand (and PRIME!), Netflix, Hulu+, Youtube, etc all came pre-installed on the HDTV. Additional apps , both free and paid, are available with activation of a (free) cloud storage account. This makes the number of apps allowed limitless! We have watched videos on all the apps listed above, very smooth! No hiccups, no streaming issues, no waiting for videos to load, no issues. I activated our wifi on the slower 802.11g channel to test the tv's handling of a slower wifi signal. We also experienced flawless operation on our 2.4 ghz 802.11n wifi connection. Our ISP/home network is a rock steady 30 mbps connection with multiple wireless video streaming devices - again no issues with bandwidth or video loading with this combination.
High Efficiency: the energy label indicates $15 / year cost to operate; well beyond the lowest end of the scale. Ladies, if you are planning a tv for the bedroom and are concerned with hot flashes, this is your tv! We have left ours running a full 24 hours for days on end (the Roku box allows the HDTV to be used as a very large digital photo frame, yet we still cannot feel any extra heat anywhere around this model.
Package included the expected: * 47" 3D HDTV - superslim and lightweight! * Power cord, base stand (star trek style...), owners manual * 2 remotes w/ 2 AA batteries for each - the "extra" remote is a remote touchpad allowing easy web navigation. It appears a blue tooth keyboard will connect as well!! :-)
Package did NOT include: 3D glasses - to my husband's dismay! He wants it all included!
Impressive # of Ports: Inputs: 4 HDMI*, 1 PC, THREE USB, 1 SD Card, 1 cable/antenna, AND 1 Composite (via included adapter... it's small enough I have left it attached so I won't have to hunt for it later when needed..)
NOTE: the HDMI ports on this model are NOT powered ie will NOT operate new devices such as the soon to be released Roku Stick. Quite honestly, with the cloud based apps we are already considering the retirement of our brand new Roku 2 anyway.
Output: 1 digital audio out
All in all I would give this 3D HDTV 10 stars. It is simply an amazing cutting edge HDTV ahead of it's time. We own two of the high tech, wifi, internet apps Philips 46PFL5705D/F7 46-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LCD HDTV with NetTV, Black which are only 15 months old... even without the 3D aspect considered, the video technology upgrade of this Panasonic over even the newer HDTVs is absolutely remarkable.
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