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SMART VIERA® 65" Class S64 Series Full HD Plasma TV (64.7" Diag.)

Details
TC-65PS64
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-65PS64 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from S64 is awesome After reading reviews online and owning this TV for a year, there is (was) no better bang for your buck. Large size and comparatively lower price were tough to beat. I will not need another TV (43 years old), if the plasma technology holds up to its end of the bargain! Too bad they were discontinued so others could own this set.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value Is the S64 better than the S60 for roughly the same cost? Yes. If you have read up the S60 and it's big brother, the ST60, then you know that both scored excellent reviews in testing and benchmarks. The S64 is no exception, since it's basically a hybrid of the S60 and the ST60. The only difference between the S60 is the addition of an Infinite Black Panel Anti-Reflective Filter used in the S64 model (notice it's not the Infinite Black Pro Panel). Basically, the club stores are throwing in an Anti-Reflective Filter for the same price as the S60. Does this have 3D? No. I don't know if this is a deal breaker for some people, but the only TV's with excellent 3D would be the flagship television sets in each respective brands model lineup. All of the lower tiered 3D HDTV sets all have some shortcomings, so unless you are willing to pony up at least 3x as much to get proper movie theater quality 3D graphics, I would skip the technology altogether. Does this have the lowest input lag of any Panasonic Plasma? Yes. Do you have auxillary speakers, surround sound, or use gaming consoles? If so, you are in luck because the S60 and S64 both have the lowest input lag in the entire Panasonic Plasma 2013 lineup. This is the difference between having an enjoyable gaming experience and an intolerable one. Is the ST60 better than the S64 for almost TWICE the cost? You decide. Since writing this review, the same size S64 costs about 54% of an equivalently sized ST60, or put another way, the ST60 costs 1.85x more than an S64. What does that extra cost get you? Heres the rundown: ST60 ________________________vs. _____________________S64 Infinite Black Pro Panel __________vs._____ Infinite Black Panel 5.5 million:1 contrast ratio ________vs._____ 4 million:1 contrast ratio 12,288 gradation steps __________vs._____ 6,144 gradation steps 10 point White Balance __________vs._____ 2 point White Balance 2500 Focus Field Drive __________vs._____ 600HZ Sub Field Drive Full Color Management System ____vs._____ Red, Green Blue Adjustment 3 HDMI Ports on side ____________vs._____ 2 HDMI Ports in back Front Speakers + Woofer _________vs._____ 2 Full Range Speakers VR-Audio Pro Surround 2.1 _______vs._____ VR-Audio SD Card Reader Port ____________vs._____ No SD card Reader Port 453W power consumption ________vs._____ 345W power consumption 3D ___________________________vs._____ No 3D More Viera Connect Apps and Web _vs._____Basic Apps and Online Movies I personally chose the S64 and had enough money leftover to buy another HDTV set for our bedroom and extended warranties on both TV's. However, I'm not a videophile where I pay to have someone professional calibrate my televisions for a few hundred dollars. Instead, I just opted to use some calibration settings online after I ran some break-in slides for a week. However, for the amount of money spent on the screen size and picture quality, I don't think you can go wrong with this set, especially since it has built in WIFI and the Infinite Black Panel. You get almost the same picture quality as the ST60 for almost half the price.
Date published: 2013-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you know what you want, this is perfect Even among plasma TV owners, the S64 is not well-known. This TV is EXACTLY an S60 with the anti reflective filter from the ST60. So no 3D, different "infinite black" vs "infinite black pro," slightly thicker (see cnet's review of the S60), less "smart TV" stuff. I don't use 3D. I have a suspicion almost no one does, but people feel like they need it on their TVs. In addition, the ST60 has been universally reviewed as not doing 3D well. So to each their own, but I don't think it's worth paying more for a feature rarely used, and arguably poorly implemented. CNET's big knock on the S60 was the lack of reflection filter, which the S64 has as it is made specifically for Sam's and Costco's bright warehouse lights. My TV is in a room with THREE skylights, none of which I can control the amount of light coming through. The panel is bright enough and filter effective enough that I never notice it unless the sun is shining on something reflective across from the TV, which happens about once a day for an hour as the sun moves. So if you have a lit up white wall opposite, this is noticeable, but only in direct direct light. I was really worried before I got the TV that this would be its major downfall, but I found myself pleasantly surprised that I rarely ever notice it. One thing not much talked about on major sites is the input lag/latency. The ST60's input lag in gaming and desktop mirroring has been maligned by many people. I'm not a major gamer, but I do it enough to notice the type of lag quoted for the ST60. The S60/64 has the least amount of lag of this year's Panasonics. That's a big deal from my viewpoint, more than 3D for sure. The S64 is so inexpensive when you compare it to a similarly sized ST60. It's the same price basically as the S60 as well, despite adding the AR filter. The picture quality is fantastic. Breathtaking. Like audiophile equipment, there is no argument that you can get better picture from the higher lines in Panasonic's 2013 line. The ability to notice the difference, however, compared w/ the increase in price is really important. Even comparing back just one year, the S64 seems to compare really favorably with even their top lines. I would challenge anyone to sit in a dark room with this TV and have anything to truly complain about. I would challenge anyone to not have a smile on their face sitting in front of this screen. In summary, I love the TV. The AR filter works well. The lack of Smart TV features is actually something I find to be a pro, but this is a personal preference. The picture quality is phenomenal. Value is unmatched.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It This is basically an S60 with the AR filter from the ST/VT. It has the lowest input lag out of measured '13 models, and the picture is stunning. Picked mine up at Costco, and they have a really good deal on the extended warranty there as well. Thanks Panasonic!
Date published: 2013-04-30
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Support

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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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    • 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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  • 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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