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SMART VIERA® 50" Class S64 Series Full HD Plasma TV (49.9" Diag.)

Details
TC-50PS64
Features
  • 1080p Full HD Resolution, Online Movies* & Built-in Wireless LAN
  • 600Hz Sub-Field Drive
  • Infinite Black
  • Touch Pen (Optional Accessory)

Features

*Supported streaming service applications limited to Youtube, Hulu Plus, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Cinema now and Vudu.

Picture Quality


*The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.


Infinite Black


By blocking ambient, external light and improving transmission efficiency, contrast of displayed images in brightly lit environments have been increased significantly. This helps to view dark scenes and images clearly even in bright rooms.


Black levels are further improved with upgrades to the panel filter and also by controlling pre-discharge. Black colors, which form the basis of every image, are rendered clearly for crisper images with more robust blacks.



Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures

600Hz Sub-field Drive


Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data, and each frame is virtually displayed in a shorter length of time, to create crisp images.

*When using Cinema mode


Play Various Types of Formats Easily


Simply insert a USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved music, or view photos and video clips on Viera’s large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can play PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.

*Applicable formats vary depending on the model


Swipe & Share 2.0


With Swipe & Share 2.0, it's easier than ever to transfer your favorite content from your smartphone or tablet to your big screen TV to enjoy with family and friends. Just a simple swipe of a finger and your photos, videos or music are transmitted wirelessly from your mobile device to your Smart VIERA HDTV. You can also swipe content ‘back’ to your mobile device, making it quick and easy to add new content and take it with you wherever you go.

*Requires a wireless LAN connection
*Requires VIERA remote 2 installed in smart device
*Supports iOS 5.0.01 or later, Android 4.0 or later versions


Reviews

TC-50PS64 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was misled .... ..significantly on a feature. The INFINITE BLACK was/is said to be better at eliminating reflections in plasma display.The S64 was said to be home to this feature. Finding an S64 was very,very hard and I paid a dealer premium price because of the rarity. On the price and the INFINITE feature I feel taken. The S64 was to replace a 6+ year old Viera plasma in my living room. The room lamp I was trying to defeat is defeating INFINITE. Its not a bright lamp at all and the room overall is low light /no window glare. The 6 year old VIERA is identical in ability to overcome reflections in display in same location. AFTER 6 YEARS. I mostly like this plasma set BUT had I bought it locally it would be going back. Did you read that Panasonic?
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value, great picture, rock solid choice. I would first like to say that this Plasma TV is my first. I've owned LCD's and LED's over the last 8 years. I've always wanted a plasma, but just didn't pull the trigger because I was used to bright displays. After doing considerable research and realizing that my space was ideal for a plasma ( low lit room ), I finally bit and Im glad I did. Yes it took a few days or a few weeks to get used to the picture which is not nearly as bright as most LCD's and LED's. But I quickly realized that bright, vivid, oversaturated color's dont mean a great picture. Whe you calibrate this plasma TV, after 150 to 200 hours of break in time, I challenge anyone to not admit that a well calibrated S64 plasma TV in a well suited room with low light or no light are not the most natural, deep and rich colors you can find. As a huge fan of movie watching with a huge Blu-Ray collection, when this baby is set up right and the lighting is controlled, be ready for the best viewing experience you will ever have. I used to be one of those people that thought bright, ultra colorful LED's on showroom florrs meant better. Well not anymore.........talk about natural, deep black, realistic, smooth action, plasma is just that. This TV was a steal, purchased from Costco at less than half the price of the LED is was looking at. I have no need for 3D, so this TV with its Infinate Black panal was a homerun. Best purchase I've made on a 1080P period. Watch Avatar/Ironman 1-3/Blade Runner/ 2001 A Space Odyssey/ Lawrence of Arabia/ Rear Window/ Vertigo/ Ben Hur/ Taxi Driver/ Alien or Aliens/ Gone With The Wind/ The Godfather 1 or2 / Batman Dark Knight 1,2,3/ Easy Rider/ Avengers, Chinatown/ Saving Private Ryan/ The Thin Red Line/ Casablanca/ Raging Bull/ Wizard of Oz/ The Bridge on the River Kwai to name a few. With a good quality Blu-Ray player and an HDMI cable, your gonna be really happy seeing great movies all over again for the first time. Im dead serious.......
Date published: 2013-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Picture, Great Price I recently purchased the S64 from Costco and I am very satisfied with my purchase. In store, the LED TV's are much brighter, but the plasma TV's provide a much more realistic picture with deeper blacks. Pros: Picture Quality (highly adjustable through advanced menu) Infinite black - works well in bright rooms Internet connectivity for most common apps (Netflix, Hulu, Cinema Now, Amazon, VUDU, You Tube) Price - Exceptional value for a TV of this quality Cons: Sound Quality - The speakers are not of the same quality as older Panasonic plasma TV's. Most likely, due to the smaller footprint of the sets. A soundbar is needed for this TV.
Date published: 2013-08-10
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Support

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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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    • Email Contact - For email inquiries, send them to panasonicwebcasesf@us.panasonic.com, you will receive a response within 24-48 hours.

    • Parts/Accessories - Order parts and/or accessories from our supply chain, Encompass.

    • Service Locator - Locate the closest Authorized repair center to you for TVs, Microwaves, Vacuums, or Massage Chairs.

    • Service Request - If you need a product repaired and is NOT a TV, Microwave, Vacuum, or Massage Chair, you can use our Online Repair Request. There, you will be able to get a repair estimate, pay online, and track the repair status.
  • What should I do if the front Power indicator LED light is blinking?
    1. Unplug the TV's power cord.
    2. Unplug all cables.
    3. Power the TV using a different power outlet (do not use a power strip or surge protector).

    If the problem persists, consider having the TV serviced. Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.

    Note: Count how many times the LED light blinks. This can help a technician troubleshoot the problem.


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    Click here to visit the Panasonic Community to search for specific FAQs or tutorials for your product or ask questions directly to Panasonic or other customers.
  • What should I do if my TV will not turn on and the power indicator LED is not flashing?
    Follow these troubleshooting steps:

    • Make sure your TV's power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet.
    • Make sure the electrical outlet the TV is plugged into has power by testing known working device in that outlet.
    • After verifying the TV is plugged into a working outlet, try pressing the [POWER] button on the TV instead of the TV remote.
    If the outlet is working and the TV will not turn on after pressing the [POWER] button on the TV, please consider having the unit serviced.
    Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.


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  • I can access other Apps on my TV, but cannot access Netflix. How can I fix this?
    Symptoms:
    • When the Netflix app is selected, the Netflix splash screen appears, then Netflix closes and returns to the VIERA Cast home screen, Network Services screen, or HOME screen.
    • When the Netflix app is selected, "Unable to Connect to Netflix. Please Try Again Later" is displayed
    • Netflix can be accessed, but when a title is selected, "Unable to Play This Title Right Now. Please Try Again Later" is displayed.
    • Netflix can be accessed, a title can be selected, but during playback the picture blanks out, buffers, or freezes frequently.

    Additional Information:
    • Network applications on Panasonic products are only accessible on networks with high speed internet access.

    Suggested Solution:
    • Power the Netflix ready device on and allow at least 90 seconds for it to connect to the network before performing a Connection Test.
    • Once the Connection Test has passed, attempt to open the Netflix application. If the Netflix application fails to open, manually change the Primary DNS settings to 8.8.8.8 and the Secondary DNS to 8.8.4.4. If there is only one DNS setting available, change it to 8.8.8.8 (click here for a TV network troubleshooting tutorial.)
    • Once the DNS has been changed, perform another Connection Test.
    • Once the Connection Test has passed, attempt to open the Netflix application.
    • If none of your applications can be accessed, unplug the power cord of your modem or router for at least 10 seconds.This will reboot your modem or router.
    • If the Netflix application still fails to open, try another network application. If other applications function properly but Netflix does not click here for Netflix Help Center or call Netflix customer support at 1-866-716-0414.



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  • Where can I buy parts and accessories for my Panasonic television?
    Television Parts and Accessories may be located by clicking here for the Shop Panasonic site TV Accesories or clicking here for the Encompass site.


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  • The power light on the TV is on steady, but I do not have a picture, sound or both?
    This could be caused by a few factors:

    First check to ensure your TV is selected to the correct input (Source). If you are watching cable or satellite, following the cable from that device to the back of your TV.
    If it is connected to antenna, HDMI 1/2/3, component or video you must also have the TV input select to match that connection. On the remote push the input button to check what source is selected on your TV.
    Very important, you must ensure your cable box or satellite unit is turned on.
    On some cable and satellite boxes, you may get audio with no picture if the box is turned off. If this does not resolve your issue, you may require service.
    Click here for Panasonic Service Locator.


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  • How do I label my TV inputs?
    If you wish to label your television inputs such as TV, Cable, DVD, Satellite, etc please consult your operating instructions for exact mapping. Generally, these setting are located in the menu, under submenu “Setup”. Most TVs come with a preprogrammed list of options that can be selected.


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  • Some of my TV inputs or the Label are greyed out or missing, how do I activate them?
    If you are missing a input selection or it is greyed out, most likely it has been selected to “Not Used” in the Menu, under the submenu “Setup” under “ Edit Labels. Consult your operating instructions for the exact mapping for your television.


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  • How can I tell if my Plasma TV is able to connect to the internet or is a smart TV?
    Many of our Plasma TVs are equipped with the ability to access internet apps. A quick way to check to see if your television has internet capability is to check the menu and look for a submenu label “Network” If you do not have this menu selection, unfortunately your model is not a smart TV.


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  • Who should I contact if I smell a burning smell or see sparking around my TV?
    Unplug your TV and do not use. Please email Panasonic at: consumerproducts23@us.panasonic.com.


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