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SMART VIERA® 50" Class UT50 Series Full HD Plasma HDTV (49.9" Diag.)

Details
TC-P50UT50
Features
  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • 2500 FFD
  • VIERA Remote App support
  • VIERA Connect
  • 2D to 3D Conversion

Features

Picture Quality


Enjoy the Ultimate 3D Experience
Active Shutter Progressive 3D Method


The display alternately shows images for the left and right eyes. The left and right lenses of the eyewear open and close in sync with this display timing to show separate images to the left and right eyes. By repeating this action at high speed, the brain perceives 3D images. And because this method displays FULL HD 3D images just as they are, both eyes receive 3D images in high, full-HD quality.

* 3D Eyewear is required for viewing 3D images.

Panasonic 'FULL HD 3D' is defined as follows:

  • Compatible with 1,080p 3D signal
  • Panel has native resolution of 1,920 x 1,080p display

 

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures
2,500 Focused Field Drive


This original Panasonic technology detects image movements like the human eye, and optimizes the drive accordingly. By achieving instantaneously powerful light emission rather than finely divided emission, it reduces the afterimages that cause blurring. As a result, fast movement is reproduced with excellent clarity.

Expressive, Lifelike Colors
Vivid Color Creation


The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions*.

* Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs.

 

Smooth Reproduction of Web Movies
Web Smoother

The blurring that often happens in web images is eliminated to produce naturally smooth motion.

 

Easily Convert 2D Images into 3D
2D-3D Conversion


Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images — such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards — into 3D images with a high level of precision.

* When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.

Movie Content with Smooth Playback
3D 24p Cinema Smoother


Enjoy naturally flowing 24p films and familiar TV-like quality. In plasma displays, increasing the number of frames creates smoother images. When reproducing images from a 24p film source, VIERA's 24p cinema smoother function generates smooth, natural-looking images.



Easy Operation


Change the Way You Operate
VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote


VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.

More Comfortable Operation

Free Point Operation

More intuitive free-point operation, by using the touch screen as a touchpad.

Game Pad Operation

Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen.

* Gamepad operations can be used only for games downloaded from the VIERA Connect Market to SD Card.

Media Flick

Enjoy photos, music and movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime.

Instant Support When You Need It
Product Support Center


Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect.

* Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market.

Inside the User's Manual
eHELP


No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just select and display the eHELP from VIERA Tools.

Takes You to a New World VIERA Connect


VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers.
It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends.

Find your favorite apps:

VIERA Connect Apps Navigator

Neat and Comfortable Wireless Internet Connection
WiFi Ready


It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the Wireless LAN Adapter. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies.

* A wireless LAN environment is required to use the Wireless LAN Adaptor.

* The Wireless LAN Adaptor is sold separately.

 

A Home Network Linking the Entire House
DLNA


A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It makes content easy to share by linking equipment over a home network. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house.

* Wireless LAN Adaptor is required for home networking.

 

Get More Excitement Out of Gaming
Game Mode


Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.

 

Play Various Types of Formats Easily
Media Player


Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music 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 listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.

* Applicable formats vary depending on the model.

 

One Remote Controls Them All
VIERA Link™


VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.



Eco


Environment-Friendly Panel

Mercury and Lead Free


Panasonic is committed to making our products more friendly to the environment. In line with this commitment, all VIERA plasma display panels are free of both lead and mercury. This reduces the impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.

Mercury and Lead Free

Years of Beautiful Images
Long Panel Life


One important way consumers can protect the environment is by choosing high-quality products and taking care of them so they last for a long time. A high-quality VIERA HDTV can help. Thanks to a newly designed phosphor process and rear panel process, our plasma panels last for up to 100,000 hours before the brightness decreases by half. That's more than 30 years of viewing 8 hours a day.

* This measurement is based on the time taken for the brightness of the panel to reduce to half of its maximum level. The time taken to reach this level may vary depending on the image content and the environment where the TV is used. Image retention and malfunctions are not taken into account.

Searching for Waste and Automatically Saving Power
Eco Mode


This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools.

No Signal for 10 Minutes or No Activity for 3 Hours


This setting automatically turns the power off when there's no image signal for 10 minutes or more, or when there's no activity for 3 hours or more.

Power Save

This setting adjusts screen brightness to reduce power consumption.

Adjusts Screen Brightness to Suit the Room
C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]


This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.

Ecological and Easy
Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™


The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage.

Standby Power Save

When VIERA is turned off, the power consumption of connected devices* is minimized.

* VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.

** The power consumption value differs depending on the discs used in connected devices and the usage conditions.

Intelligent Auto Standby

Power consumption is minimized by using VIERA Link™ control for interconnected devices.

* VIERA models for 2009 or above, and video products for 2009 or above compatible with Power Save or Quick Start.

Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

Get the best Setup and viewing style for your Panasonic Viera TV

Panasonic VIERA AR Setup Simulator App

Notice for VIERA Connect


* The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service.

* Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available.

* Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers.

* Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.

* The MLB, FOX Sports, YouTube™, hulu Plus, Netflix, Cinemanow, Amazon Instant Video™, VUDU, iFit, Withings, AP, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, SHOUTcast, Pandora®, Facebook and Twitter® names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies in the United States and other countries.

* The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited.

* Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners.

* Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™.

* USB Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included.

* Communication Camera for VIERA is not included.

Awards

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SpecificationsExpand All

  • DISPLAY
    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
  • PICTURE
    • Shades of Gradation
    • Fast Swichig Phosphor
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • Smart VIERA Engine Pro
    • Vivid Color Creation
    • Web Smoother
  • Full HD 3D
    • 3D Panel
    • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
    • 2D-3D Conversion
  • AUDIO
    • 3D Real Sound
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
  • JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • HDMI Input
    • Support Feature
    • SD Card
    • USB2.0
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • Composite Video Input shared with Component
    • Audio Input (for Composite Video)
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Ethernet
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
  • FEATURES
    • VIERA Connect (IPTV)
    • Skype while watching TV
    • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter)
    • VIERA Remote App Support
    • Wireless LAN Adaptor
    • DLNA
    • Media Player
    • Support Format
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Tools
    • Eco Mode
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • E-Help
  • GENERAL
    • Power Supply
    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Receiving System
    • Dimensions with stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Dimensions W/O stand
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Weight with stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Weight W/O stand [lbs (kg)]
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Height [inches (mm)]
    • Width [inches (mm)]
    • Depth [inches (mm)]
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket Model Numbers
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Reviews

TC-P50UT50 is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible experience Purchased new last winter.After 14 months one of the boards went out and because it was 2 months out of warranty I had to pay to get it fixed Now 3 months and 3 days later.3 days after that warranty on board expired the same issue ,wow,terrible tv for the amount of money I spent
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Bad power supply Love the picture and was extremely happy with the product until the power supply went out. After looking online I saw this seemed to be a common problem. This happened 2 months after the manufacturer warranty expired.
Date published: 2013-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! I think this is an exceptional TV. I also have a Panasonic 42" LED and although the pictures are similar, the Plasma beats it out. I have to admit it took a little adjustment when I switched out the set's - 50" Plasma living room - 42" led bedroom but I have no regrets.
Date published: 2013-10-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great Picture..only lasted 1 year I bought this TV at Sears 1 year ago and it is now dead. I was watching a show and the screen went black...LED light was blinking 8 times. After Sears replaced one of the pc boards the TV would turn on, but there was a green block down the right side. They replaced a second board, but still no luck. The repairmen said it couldn't be fixed. I am now waiting for Sears to send me a voucher to purchase a new TV...it has been 1 month since my TV died.
Date published: 2013-09-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good TV Except with Red Color Everything about this TV was great with exception to images with red. These red portions of the image would flicker and were pretty distractiong for me.
Date published: 2013-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fix Wireless How do you sell a Smart TV that doesn't have wireless built-in. You have to buy a Wireless LAN Adapter.
Date published: 2012-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Weak Screen After about 3 months of using this TV my 2 year old grandson smacked the screen and it cracked! I have had 2 different LCD TV's that had been hit in the screen more than once and where never effected by it. I was very surprised to find that there was no factory Warranty on this TV. I was also surprised that there was no web browser in the apps and anything that was red bounced.
Date published: 2012-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Money well spent Great design, beautiful picture, my Xbox and Ps3 look beautiful on the TV, 3D is nice but I don't really use it. TV is in my opinion money well spent. No issues with it whatsoever.
Date published: 2012-09-26
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Support

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How To Guided Tutorials
FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

    Click on a link below that interests you the most:

    • Panasonic Community - Join our Community and participate in Discussions where you can learn more about our Products. You will also be able to get advice from other members and Product Experts, as well as documents, FAQ’s, tutorials, and updates.

    • Live Chat - Chat with a representative from 9am-9pm Monday-Friday and 10am-7pm Saturday/Sunday EST.

    • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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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    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.
  • 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.



    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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.


    Require further assistance?

    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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    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.
  • 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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