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50" Class Viera® VT25 Series Full HD 3D Plasma TV

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TC-P50VT25
Features
  • 50" Class Viera® VT25 Series Full HD 3D 1080p Plasma (49.9" Diagonal)
  • Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black Panel Pro: New filter technology produces deep blacks and vivid images with minimal reflection
  • VIERA Cast™ WiFi w/ VideoPhone Capabilities
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified

Features


Step into the 3D World 8482;. The VIERA® VT25 Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism. To learn more about Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology, visit www.panasonic.com/3D

First was color, then HD.
Now get ready for the third wave 8211; Full HD 3D
Tremendous developments have driven TV technologies from the 20th century until today. Among them, color TV and high definition (HD) TV were two major advances. Progress was achieved in recording media as well, from tape to DVD, and then to Blu-ray Disc 8482;, with Panasonic constantly leading the way in both TV technologies and recording media. Now, Panasonic presents a third breakthrough in the form of Full HD 3D 8211; and totally redefines image realism 8211; with advanced image technologies that aim to bring more lifelike viewing experiences to us all.


Frame Sequential Technology
Full HD Signals for Each Eye
The technology in which the left-eye and right-eye 3D images are sent to the viewer is key to the 3D image quality. For this, Full HD 3D uses something called Frame Sequential technology. First, the plasma display panel, which has a number of inherent advantages for moving picture resolution, was further advanced to allow images for each of the left and right eyes to be alternately reproduced at the rate of 60 frames per second (fps), making a total fps for both eyes. Viewers watch the images through high-precision 3D Eyewear*, which open and close the left and right shutters in synchronization with the alternating images. As a result, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to previous 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images.
* Included with each VIERA 3DTV is one pair of 3D Eyewear necessary to view the 3D content. To share this experience with others, additional 3D Eyewear may be purchased separately.


High-speed 3D Drive Technology
Greater Beauty for Both 2D and 3D Images
The Frame Sequential technology of Full HD 3D requires the images to be displayed at 1/120 of a second, which is twice as fast as ordinary full-HD images. If the luminescence time for each frame were simply shortened, the screen brightness would be lowered. To solve this problem, the luminescence time was shortened and the luminescence intensity was raised, which made it possible to produce bright, crisp 3D images.


Crosstalk Reduction Technology
Clear 3D Display with Minimal Afterimage
The Frame Sequential technology shortens the luminescence time for each frame. If the pixel afterglow remains unchanged, the previous image will remain as an afterimage when the next image is produced. Newly developed fast-decay R and G phosphors reduce the afterimage time to 1/3, to create crisp 3D images with no visible afterimage.

3D Eyewear*
High-Precision Shutter Control Sends Clear Images to Each Eye
Highly precise control completely closes the shutters for both eyes at the instant that the images change for the left and right eyes. This masks unwanted afterimages to enable clear and comfortable 3D viewing.*
* Included with each VIERA 3DTV is one pair of 3D Eyewear necessary to view the 3D content. To share this experience with others, additional 3D Eyewear may be purchased separately.





Infinite Black Panel Pro
Rich, Detailed Blacks
With Infinite Black Panel Pro, VIERA® HDTVs are able to display extremely robust blacks. A new panel and improvements to the cell discharge area dramatically increase contrast when viewing in brightly lit locations. And reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes graying has greatly enhanced black gradation. As a result, deep, rich blacks are displayed in virtually any viewing area, from living rooms to bedrooms. Even in dark film scenes, clothing textures and individual strands of hair are clearly reproduced.


VIERA CAST 8482;
Enjoy great web entertainment and home video conferencing

VIERA Cast's assorted online content just keeps getting better - in addition to the popular contents such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix*, exciting sports from FOX Sports, tweeting web communications with Twitter, and even home video and audio conferencing with Skype. It also provides USB terminals for a keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor. No PC required.
Skype function requires an optional communication camera TY-CC10.
Skype service will be available late June 2010.
*Netflix unlimited membership required. Service on Viera Cast TV will be available summer 2010.
*Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included.

*Design and content are subject to change without notice.



Skype 8482; on Your VIERA® TV

VIERA Cast's addition of Skype makes it possible for people around the world to connect and communicate through voice and video calls from the comfort of their own living room on VIERA's large screen.

Skype function requires an optional communication camera TY-CC10.
Skype service will be available late June 2010.
* Broadband connection and a webcam required



THX® Certified Display
Real film experience

THX® reproduces film images as the filmmakers intended them. The overall aim was to improve the experience of cinema-goers and faithfully recreate the audio and visual ambience that filmmakers intended. To receive THX® certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and color are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria. VIERA® meets the high standards set by the THX® Certified Display Program.

* THX and THX logo are trademarks of THX Ltd., which may be registered in some jurisdictions. All rights reserved.


600Hz Sub-field Drive*
Crisp, clear moving pictures

600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.

*When using cinema mode.


VIERA Image Viewer 8482;
Easy viewing of full-HD photos and videos

It's easy to view full-HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among 5 types of background music and 5 display effects. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends in 1920x1080-pixel high definition and a wide 16:9 aspect ratio.

1. ShootShoot photos and movies.

2. InsertInsert the SD Memory Card.


3. ViewEnjoy your full-HD photos and videos on the big screen.



VIERA Link
Operation with a single remote

VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable.

*VIERA Link is a new name for EZ Sync. Not all VIERA Link features are usable with other VIERA Link and EZ Sync compatible products.










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    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Full HD 3D
    • AR (Anti-Reflective) Filter
    • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • 24p Playback(2:3)
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
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    • THX Mode
    • ISFccc
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 600 Hz Sub-field Drive
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    • BBE® VIVA HD3D Sound
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    • INPUTS & JACKS
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Composite Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • RS232C
    • Digital Audio Output
    • HDMI Input-Support Feature
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • USB
    • LAN Port
    • CONVENIENCE
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Cast™ (IPTV)
    • Skype Ready
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • 3D Active Shutter Eyewear
    • Clean Touch Bezel
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Trilingual Menu
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    • On Mode Average Power Consumption
    • Energy Star
    • Receiving System
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    • Safety Standard
    • Swivel Angle
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
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Reviews

TC-P50VT25 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Awesome!!!! I hate to spend money, and this tv was worth every penny. Awesome picture, great features, and easy to use!!!! Thanks bunches Panasonic for a great product!
Date published: 2011-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Best out there This is the best tv on the market...bar NONE!!! I recently bought this tv in December 2010...got the package deal from the store with 3d player package... took it home and WOW. Loved everthing about it ..looks, ease of use, functionality heck I'll keep it short...everything. The 2d is superb and the 3d is nothing short of in your face good. My wife doesn't get into electronics at all but she even said its was awesome..( which by the way makes the spending the money a lot easier when the wife is on board with it...) LOL. This tv should be on you list for look see. But readt when you do you will go in you pocket for money or credit card... but don't dismay you will be happy you did. We cut the lights out, got each bag of popcorn, put the glasses on ( which were very comfortable ) sat back and enjoyed Avatar in 3D... it was better than seeing it in the IMAX movie...seriously ...maybe just because we were at home but all the same was great ). The color, picture and 3d effect was outstanding ( you got to see the "pure spirits" floating ). In fact, this tv was so good I went back and traded it in for the 54 inch for bigger theater viewing. You talk about a happy camper now ...I AM...Panasonic got it RIGHT with 3D and it's the first generation. I don't see how it can get better ...except to get rid of the glasses altogether but you will lose something in the process ...'m sure. As for me and my wife we are a panasonic vt54 satisfied customer..period.
Date published: 2011-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've never been more Satisfied with any other T.V.
Date published: 2011-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Cadillac of TVs! This is my second Panasonic TV. The first one was a generation 2 HD LCD rear projection and it is still working like a gem! It was time to upgrade and this TV was the best of the best. CNet got it right here...this is the best 2D TV I have ever seen! The picture is amazing! The 3D is a 100 on the "wow meter"! It seems Panasonic got this plasma right in every possible way! I highly recommend this set for it's quality and it's great price!
Date published: 2011-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice TV, one the best out there. Great TV. Incredible color. The color is really deep and rich without being over saturated. Really good HD sports, the handling of motion seems to be much better than lcd's. The reason I didn't give it 5's was the lack of apps (netflix and amazon are the only interesting ones, imo), no hulu, and, movie pans, those dreaded slow sideways pan of the camera, very jumpy/blury, but no other TV has seemed to solved it very well. Some of the motion features appear to have no discernable affect, the 96hz cinematic mode doesn't seem to be any different than 60hz (and 48hz just flickers). I also have yet to see any difference in "blur reduction on/off" with sports, movies, outdoor shows, general TV, etc..., it appears to have no affect. There is room for improvement, but it is one of the best TVs out there.
Date published: 2011-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING IF YOU CAN FIND A BETTER TV BUY IT,I HAVE THE 50 INCH IN MY BEDROOM IM GETTING THE 65 INCH FOR FAMILY ROOM.
Date published: 2011-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from In your face The unit meets all expectations and when we had an ISF tech calibrate after 175 hours, it exceeded all expectations!
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! The picture is beyond belief! All the review websites said this was the best, and after seeing it in real life, I have to agree.
Date published: 2010-12-20
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  • 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.


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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.
  • 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.


    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.
  • 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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