VIERA® 50" Class S30 Series
Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)
- Fast Switching Phosphors
- Easy IPTV
- VIERA Image Viewer (Photo and Movie)
- ENERGY STAR Qualified
Firmware & Drivers
FIRMWARE Download Instructions
- Version: 1.30
Brightness fluctuation when the TV is set to the "Standard" picture mode
Improvement for Media player compatibility
Update Easy IPTV service
Update for Netflix Operations
- Release Date: 4-30-2012
- Operating Systems: windows/mac
- Basic Audio Video Connections
- How to Access DLNA Content
- How to Register the TV with Amazon Video on Demand
- How to Connect the TV to an Audio System
- How to Connect a PC to the TV
- How to Reset your Panasonic Viera TV
- How to Find the Networks Default Gateway
- 2011 How to Program Channels
- 2011 How to Find the MAC Address to the TV
- How to Troubleshoot TV Network Issues
- How to Connect External Devices to your TV
- VIDEO .
- Screen Size Diagonal (inches) 49.9
- Native Resolution (Number of Pixels) 2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)
- Moving Picture Resolution 900 lines
- Shades of Gradation 6,144 equivalent
- HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p) Yes
- EDTV Display Capability (480p) Yes
- Aspect Control 4:3, Zoom, Full, Just, H-Fill
- 600Hz Sub-field Drive Yes
- 24p Playback (2 : 3) Yes
- Deep Color Yes
- x.v.Color Yes
- Super Resolution Yes
- 3D Color Management Yes
- Motion Pattern Noise Reduction Yes
- AUDIO .
- Speakers Full-range x 2 (L, R)
- Number of Speakers 2
- Audio Output 20 W
- Surround Sound Yes
- INPUTS & JACKS .
- Integrated ATSC Tuner Yes
- VIERA Image Viewer™ Y (AVCHD/MPEG2/JPEG/MP3 playback)
- HDMI Input 3 (1 side)
- Composite Video Input RCA x 1
- Audio Input (for Video) RCA x 1
Component Video Inputs(Y, PB, PR) RCA x 1
- Audio Input (for Component Video) RCA x 1
- Digital Audio Output (Optical) 1 (with special adapter cable (dedicated))
- HDMI Input-Support Feature Audio Return Channel (Input 1)
- Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI) Yes
- USB 2
- LAN Port 1
- CONVENIENCE .
VIERA Link™ Yes
- VIERA® Tools Yes
- Game Mode Yes
- Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention) Yes
- Built-In Closed Caption Decoder Yes
- Off - Timers Yes
- Trilingual Menu English/Spanish/French
- Easy IPTV Yes
- Wireless LAN Adaptor No (Option)
- DLNA Yes
- GENERAL .
- Power Supply AC 120 V, 60Hz
- Receiving System ATSC/QAM/NTSC
- Operating Temperature 32°F - 104°F (0°C - 40°C)
- Safety Standard UL60065(7th edition)/C-UL
- Optional Wall-mounting Bracket TY-WK4P1RW
- SPECIFICATIONS .
- Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand 30.7" x 47.4" x 12.8"
- Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand 29.3" x 47.4" x Speaker depth: 2.8"; Panel depth: 2.2"
- Weight (lbs.) w/Stand 62.9 lbs
- Weight (lbs.) without Stand 54.0 lbs
- Carton Dimensions 33.9" x 53.0" x 10.0"
- Gross Weight [lbs (kg)] 79.4 lbs
Owner's Manuals and Documentation
Is it necessary to do a connection test each time I turn the TV before I enjoy online movies?
Once you turn on your television, it may take up to 60 seconds for the TV to identify your network settings and connect back to your network. Please allow time for the television to make that connection.
How to remove the black bars from the top and bottom of the picture?
Press the [FORMAT] button on the remote to remove the black bars from the top and bottom . The option available to remove the horizontal bars is "Zoom".
How should I setup the VIERA TV to use the the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
Connect a compatible VIERA TV and an iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device (with the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App installed) to the same network. For further details, please refer to "Using Network Services" section of your VIERA operating instructions.
How do you setup the DLNA feature?
A DLNA certified media server, such as a Windows 7 personal computer, needs to be connected to the same network as your TV. Once the DLNA server is configured on this network, press the [VIERA TOOLS] button on the remote control and select DLNA. Next, you will be prompted to select the DLNA server you wish to connect to. Select the DLNA server, then the available content will be displayed.
How do I use the Swipe and Share feature of my TV?
Download the Panasonic Remote 2 Application onto your IOS or Android device and then visit http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/tv/vremote2/android/index.html for more information on Swipe and Share, as well as other feature of this application.
How do I update this TV to the latest software (firmware)?
If the TV is connected to the Internet, then you will be automatically notified of available software updates.
To manually check for an update:
In the main menu, select "Network" and then press [OK], select "Software Update". The current and latest version software will be shown. If a newer version is available, update your TV. Follow the on-screen instructions and do not power off the TV until the update is complete. Be patient; firmware update may take a while.
How do I turn on the TV with the Panasonic Remote 2 application?
The Panasonic Remote 2 application can only control the TV once it is turned on and connected to the same network as the IOS or Android device that has the App installed.
How do I test the TV's network connection?
Press [MENU] > Network > Network status. This will test and display the connection status graphically and give you four choices (Try again, Status details, Help, Done) to proceed.
How do I select an input?
Press the [INPUT] button on the remote. Highlight the input using the [Up] and [Down] arrow buttons and then press [OK] to select the correct input.
How do I search for a wireless network?
Press Menu > Network > Network Connection. You will then be given an option of "Quick Setup" or "Custom" to search for networks.
How do I reset the "Lock" setting if I have forgotten the "Password"?
Reset the TV. Resetting the TV will erase all settings in the TV, including picture calibrations.
1. Turn the TV power on.
2. While holding the [Vol-] button on the TV, press and hold down the [MENU] button, on the remote control, for more than 3 seconds.
3. Once "Self Check" appears, hold down the power button, on the TV, until the TV powers off.
How do I receive Closed Captioning when a set top box is connected to my TV with an HDMI cable?
The CC can be displayed on the TV if the receiver (such as a set-top box or satellite receiver) has the CC set to "On". Contact your cable or satellite company to have the closed captioning activated in the set-top box.
How do I know when a firmware update is available for my TV?
A message stating that firmware is available will appear on your screen when you attempt to access one of the network applications.
How do I know if the picture is in High Definition?
Press the [INFO] or [Recall] button on the TV's remote control to confirm the type of signal being received. An HD signal should be 720p, 1080i or 1080p.To ensure HD picture, select a High Definition channel from your HD source (Cable, Satellite or fiber optic service). Note that even when the TV receives 720p, 1080i or 1080p signal, the picture may not be in HD because channels sometimes broadcast non-HD content.Also, ensure that your HD source (HD box, Blu-ray player, etc.) is connected to the TV with an HDMI or Component cable and set to output an HD video signal.
How do I get Closed Captioning (CC) on Netflix?
When you are watching Netflix, first select "Audio and Subtitles" on the Netflix title about to be watched. The feature can be located below "Play" on the Netflix screen. After you have done this and CC is not showing then on Panasonic's remote control press the "CC" button for a few seconds until you see the closed captioning.
How do I enter a plus sign when entering my network password into my TV?
We regret to inform you that your TV does not have a character for a plus sign. You will need to change your network password in your router to a password that does not include a plus sign.
How do I disable firmware update messages?
It is recommended that you update your TV's firmware whenever you are prompted about an update as new update may fix issues or add new features to your applications as well as add new applications.
How do I delete an incorrect character when entering my network password into my TV?
You can press the Red button on the remote to delete a letter or number.
How do I connect my TV to a proxy?
We recommend you do not connect your TV to a proxy server, as some or all of your applications might not work.
How do I connect my external speakers to the TV?
External speakers cannot be directly connected to the TV. The TV must be connected to an audio system. Use the HDMI-ARC (Audio Return Channel) feature with a compatible home theater or a sound bar. For a stereo system or receiver without ARC, use an optical cable. If your audio system does not have an optical input, then use an Optical to Stereo converter or connect your external device (Cable box, DVD player, etc.) directly to the audio system.
How do I connect headphones or a Stereo Receiver to this TV?
Option 1) If your Stereo Receiver has a digital audio-in connector (toslink), then use an optical cable to connect it to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT. You can plug headphones into your stereo and set the stereo to match the output the optical cable is connected to.
Option 2) Connect a Dolby Digital Ready Digital-to-Analog(DAC) audio converter to the TV's DIGITAL AUDIO OUT and connect your headphones or stereo to the DAC converter using red and white rca audio cables.
How do I change my IP address manually?
Press [MENU] > Network > Network Connection > Custom > Ethernet Cable > IP Setting Mode > Manual.
You can then use the arrow buttons to highlight characters and the [OK] button to select characters.
How do I access the internet applications of my TV?
You can access the internet applications of your TV by pressing the [Internet], [VIERA CAST], or [Apps] button on your remote, depending on the model of your TV.
How do I access First Time Setup after the initial setup?
Press [MENU] > Setup > System > Factory Defaults. This will reset the TV and rerun the First Time Setup. Please note: 1. The TV's memory will be cleared. All settings will be erased.2. Downloaded Apps (Viera Connect models) will need to be reinstalled.
How can I use a wired/wireless keyboard with my TV?
Connect the keyboard's USB cable or the keyboard's wireless transmitter to the TV's USB port. You may then use the keyboard to enter alphanumeric characters. Special commands, such as channel up/down, volume control, etc., can also be performed with a keyboard. Please refer to your Owner's Manual for details..
How can I register for the warranty of my product?
You may register your products online by clicking here. It is not necessary to submit this form in order to effectuate the limited warranty. As long as there is a copy of the receipt, your product warranty begins from the date of purchase.
How can I make my wireless signal stronger?
You may need to purchase a signal booster or wireless repeater if your TV is too far away from your router.
How am I able to download the Viera Remote 2 App on my Kindle Fire?
Unfortunately, you are unable to download the Viera Remote 2 App, because Amazon's licensing agreements has limitations in downloading Apps.
Does this TV need a LAN adaptor to connect with a wireless network?
Yes. Connect either the Panasonic wireless adaptor, model TY-WL20 (preferred) or N5HBZ0000055.
Does the Amazon VOD application have the watchlist feature?
Do I need a digital converter box to use an antenna on this TV?
DLNA: What is DLNA?
DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) is a standard that makes it easy for DLNA-certified equipment to share multimedia content within a home network. A DLNA-certified media server such as a Windows 7 personal computer with Windows Media Player 12 is required.
Connections: What is HDMI ARC?
ARC allows the TV to play the audio from TV programming (or another source device) through a home theater system or an external A/V amplifier device connected to the TV's HDMI (ARC) connection.
Connections: How do I connect my TV to audio equipment using HDMI ARC?
Connect an HDMI cable to the HDMI connection on the back of the TV labeled HDMI 1 (ARC). Then connect the other end of the HDMI cable to an ARC enabled HDMI connection on your A/V receiver.
Can this model access Netflix?
Yes. This model will be able to access Netflix if it is located in either the United States or Canada.
Can I use the keyboard function of my IOS (Apple) or Android device to enter data into the TV?
You may only use the keyboard function of the Panasonic TV Remote 2 application to enter data into the TV from your IOS(Apple) or Android device.
Can I connect a wired or wireless keyboard to this TV?
Yes. You can connect to the TV's USB port either a standard USB keyboard or the receiver for a wireless keyboard.
Can I change the size of my closed captioning?
Digital signals do allow the TV to change the font size. Enter the TV's Setup menu and then select CC or Closed Captioning. Then select the Digital Setting option. Finally use the right arrow to change the Font Size
Can I change the order that my files are displayed on the TV from my DLNA server?
Can I add internet applications to my TV?
We regret to inform you that your TV only supports the applications that are preloaded onto it.
Will Viera Remote work with Windows based devices?
Will my TV support an Apple router?
Why won't my subtitle file playback?
You will need to place your video file and the subtitle file in their own folder together.
Why isn't Netflix available in the VIERA Connect Market?
This issue can be resolved by entering the proper DNS server address into the unit. Try entering 188.8.131.52 as your DNS server address and 184.108.40.206 for the secondary DNS address if that option is available for your unit.
Why is the TV unable to connect to my home network even though I entered my Network Name/SSID and Encryption (password)?
Ensure that you are entering the SSID and Encryption (password) into the TV exactly as it appears in your router. The SSID and Encryption information is case sensitive. Hint: Use the green button to toggle between upper and lower case letters when entering the SSID and Encryption. Special characters can be entered by using the 1, Last or 0 button.
Why is an error message displayed when I click the Netflix icon?
Try deactivating the Netflix account and then re-registering the account. First, access the Netflix application. Then, use the Panasonic remote to press the arrow buttons in the following sequence: [Up], [Up], [Down], [Down], [Left], [Right], [Left], [Right], [Up], [Up], [Up], [Up]. A screen will appear and you will be able deactivate the Netflix account. Re-enter your account information.
Why doesn't my TV recognize the LAN cable I plugged in?
Make sure that the Ethernet cable is a direct LAN cable and not a crossover cable. A PC may work with a crossover cable but our TV will not. We recommend that you test the Ethernet connection, using a computer and a different Ethernet cable.
Why does the TV not recognize the AVI files on my media server?
AVI files are not compatible with DLNA.
Why does the TV not recognize my LAN adaptor?
A compatible LAN adaptor must be connected to the TV. Connect either the Panasonic wireless adapter, model TY-WL20 (preferred) or N5HBZ0000055.
Why do I have to enter my network name and password everytime I turn the TV back on?
The wireless adapter of the TV can take up to 2 minutes to find and reconnect to your wirelss network. If you give it time, you will not be prompted to enter your user name and password.
Why can't I log into Netflix?
The Netflix login requires the usage of a registered email address and account password. If the password uses special characters or captial lettering, the password entered must include the capital lettering. Netflix also limits the total number of devices that can be registered. The maximum number of devices registered is 6. Netflix will not allow a 7th device to be registered.
There may also be an issue with the DNS server you are using. This issue can be resolved by entering the proper DNS server address into the TV. The server information entered should be the DNS server address of your internet service provider. Contact your internet service provider to obtain their DNS server address. Follow the instructions below to enter the DNS address.
- Press the [Menu] button on the TV's remote.
- Select "Network" and then press the [OK] button.
- Select "IP address/DNS settings" and then press the [OK] button.
- Set "DNS setting mode" to "Manual".
- Select "DNS".
- Press the "OK" button.
- Enter your internet service provider's DNS server address.
- Press the [RETURN] button.
- Select "Connection test".
- Go to the VIERA Connect Market and locate the Netflix icon.
Why can't I change the format of the TV while using the internet applications?
The [Format] button on the TV remote is disabled while you are inside of any of the internet applications of the TV.
Why am I unable to find my Viera TV with the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
- Make sure that your VIERA model supports the Panasonic TV Remote 2 app. (All Internet Ready TVs 2011 - Present)
- Make sure that "Network Link" is turned on in the Network Settings submenu of the Setup Menu of the TV or inside of the Network Menu of the TV, depending on your TV Model.
- Make sure that your TV and your mobile device are both connected to the same wireless network.
Which VIERA TV models are compatible with the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App is compatible with all internet ready TVs released on or after 2011.
Which applications are available on 2011 TVs that have the EASY IPTV feature?
Easy IPTV includes an application for Netflix, CinemaNow, Amazon Video On Demand, Pandora, Napster and Facebook. IPTV services are subject to change automatically without notice. Customers can not add additional Apps. Present Apps can not be removed by the customer.
Where can I order parts for my product?
You can order parts and accessories for your machine from our Parts & Accessories Department at 1-800-833-9626.
Where can I get the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App can be downloaded free of charge from Apple's App Store or from the Google Play store for Android.
Where can I find the firmware for my device?
Click here and enter your model number into the Get Support Now search box. Once your model appears, click on the "Support" link under the picture of your model. This will bring you to the Support Page for your model. If there are any firmware updates available for your model, they will be located under the Drivers & Downloads tab. If there is no Drivers & Downloads tab, your device's firmware is up to date.
- Where can I find a tutorial on Network Connections?
- Where can I find a tutorial on how to register Pandora with my 2010 - 2012 TV?
- Where can I find a tutorial on how to program channels into my 2011 TV?
- Where can I find a tutorial on how to change the input of my 2011 TV?
What types of media content can be played back using DLNA, SD card or USB memory?
Certain JPEG, SD-Video, AVCHD, MP4 files, MKV files, MPEG-2 files, MP3 files, AAC files and LPCM files can be shared using the DLNA feature. Please see the Owner's Manual for the additional requirements.
What type of audio does Netflix output through the Digital Audio Out (Optical) jack on the TV?
The Digital Audio Out(Optical) port will output up to a 5.1 Dolby Digital signal from any internet application as long as the content is available in 5.1 Dolby Digital within the application.
What should I do if my TV is making a buzzing or humming noise?
Mute the TV to verify if the issue is with a blown speaker. If the noise is still heard with the TV muted, unplug all connected devices from the TV. If the noise goes away, connect the devices back to the TV one at a time to determine which device is causing the noise. Contact the manufacturer of the device causing the issue for further troubleshooting. If the noise does not go away when you disconnect all devices, try connecting the TV directly into the wall with no surge protector. If the noise goes away, you may need to replace your surge protector. If the noise does not go away, inspect your screen for cracks or other signs of damage to the TV. If there are no cracks, make sure that your TV is not located at a high altitude such as 7,000 ft. or more above sea level.
What should I do if my TV fails the last step of the Network Connection Test ?
Try changing the DNS information in your TV. First, contact your internet service provider to determine their DNS server information. Second, go into the TV's menu and enter the DNS information into the TV. To change the DNS settings in the TV, press the [Menu] button on the remote control and then select "Network" in the menu. Third, select "IP address/DNS settings" and then set "DNS setting mode" to manual. Finally, select "DNS" and enter the DNS server information that you received from your internet service provider. Perform another connection test.
What should I do if my remote is not working?
- Ensure that no object, such as a center speaker or soundbar, is blocking the bottom front of the TV.
- Check that the batteries are fresh, are of the same type and are installed with the correct polarity (+ & -).
- Try a remote reset by removing the batteries and pressing every button on the remote twice. Lastly, re-insert the batteries.
What should I do if error "006" is displayed when I press the Internet button on the TV's remote control?
Enter the TV's Network menu and select the "IP Address/DNS Setting" option. Then change the DNS Setting mode to Manual and change the DNS to 220.127.116.11.
What mobile devices are compatible with the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App is compatible with iPhone 3G or later, iPod touch, iPad, and all Android phones or tablets.
What is the Panasonic TV Remote 2 App?
The Panasonic TV Remote 2 App is an application software that allows an iPhone, iPod touch, iPod, or Android device to remotely control certain Panasonic Plasma TVs and LCD TVs (branded VIERA). Basic remote control functions can be activated by tapping the touch panel of the mobile device.
What is the bolt pattern or mounting holes of my TV?
Pattern: 400 mm x 300 mm \/ Bolt size: M8 \/ Length: Varies with mount
What is Easy IPTV?
Easy IPTV provides Internet functionality that allows your TV to access popular movie, music and social networking sites such as Netflix, Amazon VOD, Napster, Pandora, CinemaNow and Facebook. In order to use Easy IPTV services, the TV needs to be connected to your home network. Not all IPTV services are available depending on your country or region. IPTV services are subject to change automatically without notice. Customers can not add additional Apps. Present Apps can not be removed by the customer.
What IP cameras are compatible with this this set?
The BLC210 and BLC230 are the only models currently compatible with this feature.
What file formats are supported by DLNA?
Certain JPEG, SD-Video, AVCHD, MP4, AVI, MKV, FLV, 3GPP, PS, TS, MPEG1, MPEG2, MP3, HE-AAC, and AC3 files can be shared using the DLNA feature.
What can I connect to the USB ports?
You can connect to the TV's USB ports:
- Compatible wireless network adapter.
- Standard keyboard (wired or wireless).
- Mass storage device.
- Bluetooth wireless adapter for data transfer to Panasonic health
products such as Bodymedia.
- 3D eyewear (for charging).
Note: If a mass storage device, such as Flash Memory or hard drive, is formatted on a PC, then the file system must be FAT of FAT32 in order for the TV to access. Windows® NTFS file system is not supported.
What are MKV files?
MKV is a file extension used for the Matroska file format for video, audio, or picture storage.
The remote control for my Panasonic device is no longer functioning. Is there a remote control code available that will enable me to use another manufacturer's remote to operate this device?
You will have to contact the remote's manufacturer for the codes needed.
Is the N5HBZ0000055 wireless adapter compatible with my TV?
The N5HBZ0000055 wireless adapter is only compatible with the following TV Series: UT50, UT54, and XT50.