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VIERA® 55" Class ST30 Series
Plasma HDTV with 3D (55.1" Diag.)

Details
TC-P55ST30
Features
  • Full HD 3D
  • Infinite Black 2 Panel
  • VIERA® Connect WiFi Ready
  • VIERA® Image Viewer with 3D Playback (Movie & Photo Capable)

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    • Native Resolution (Number of Pixels)
    • Moving Picture Resolution
    • Shades of Gradation
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • EDTV Display Capability (480p)
    • Aspect Control
    • Louver Filter
    • 600Hz Sub-field Drive
    • 24p Playback (2 : 3)
    • Deep Color
    • x.v.Color
    • Super Resolution
    • Pro Setting
    • 3D Color Management
    • Sub Pixel Control
    • Motion Pattern Noise Reduction
    • 3D Panel
    • 3D 24p Cinema Smoother
    • 2D-3D Conversion
    • 3D Image Viewer
    • Speakers
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • Integrated ATSC Tuner
    • VIERA Image Viewer™
    • HDMI Input
    • Composite Video Input
    • Audio Input (for Video)
    • Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR)
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
    • HDMI Input-Support Feature
    • Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI)
    • USB
    • VIERA Link
    • VIERA Connect (IPTV)
    • VIERA® Tools
    • Game Mode
    • Pixel Orbiter (Anti-Image Retention)
    • Built-In Closed Caption Decoder
    • Off - Timers
    • Trilingual Menu
    • Wireless LAN Adaptor
    • DLNA
    • Power Supply
    • Receiving System
    • Operating Temperature
    • Safety Standard
    • Optional Wall-mounting Bracket
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) with Stand
    • Dimensions (H x W x D) without Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) w/Stand
    • Weight (lbs.) without Stand
    • Carton Dimensions
    • Gross Weight [lbs (kg)]
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Reviews

TC-P55ST30 is rated 2.4 out of 5 by 54.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not work after 18 months This was a great product until the thing went out. Watching Netflix through the Vieracast and POP no more picture. I am completely disappointed with this product. The buzzing noise is also another problem with this television, it can become very annoying. Hate to say it but will never buy a Panasonic product again!
Date published: 2013-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best picture/what's the buzz? I love this tv very much,superior picture,plasma has come a long way! However I too have the loud buzzing sound,looking at the back of the tv,it seems to come from the upper right corner.I've had the tv about 14 months,I wish I would have made a service call before the warrenty expired,or is this normal? I would appreciate a responce from someone who had this looked at by a repairman..
Date published: 2013-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent TV About me, I am a video producer and video engineer and have videotaped from Pres. Clinton, Rosa Parks to working with Jack Palance. So, when it comes to broadcast, I know what I'm talking about. People have knocked the audio portion - televisions are not sound systems and that's what home theaters are for. The sound produced is what one would expect from a television and no different. The default color, brightness and contrast settings need to be adjusted for your viewing environment. People are complaining it is not great or sometimes only good. The only way to get a great picture is to go into the menu and set it properly. There are two products that can assist you with dialing it in. They would be "Sound &Vision - Home Theater Tune-up" and the other is "Spears & Munsil - High Definition Benchmark - Blue-ray Edition". The Spears & Munsil is the better choice for calibration. My menu "Cinema" settings have been adjusted and changed to the following: Contrast +44 Brightness +61 Color +50 Tint 0 Sharpness +50 You may need to adjust slightly from these settings because of your personal taste, video source being viewed or lighting conditions but, they will sure get you in the ballpark of incredible viewing. Cons - When viewing movies over the internet "Netflix" you cannot adjust the format of the picture. If the movie is Standard 4X3 you cannot make it widescreen or zoom in. I wonder if this was an oversight by Panasonic's engineering team.
Date published: 2012-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome TV!! I got this TV brand new for a steal, but I didnt know exactly what it could do, the internet connectivity with included dongle made it easy to use the internet apps. It loads movies from Netflix super fast, and as for the picture quality INTENSE! I always have my PC hooked up via HDMI and stream movie, videos, and pics the TV is so crystal clear you can see everything no problem. Infact that is how I'm writing this review right now. The only downfall to this TV is the sound quality, bass is very limited, but the highs are not too bad, it does tend to distort at high levels, but I don't mind that much bc its hooked up to a 5.1 receiver and speakers. I constantly have my friends over and the TV has never disappointed, everyone says it is as good as a movie theatre in here. I can not speak on the 3D yet, but I'm just about to grab some glasses. another con to mention in closing is the dreaded humm/buzz that comes with plasmas, the fact is that almost every one will get it, but it is the trade off that comes with. the best picture on the market. The infinite black is great, make sure that this is on any plasma you get, no glare and the colors are so real, even better than any LED because they aren't over vibrantly bright. GREAT PRODUCT!
Date published: 2012-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent tv My first new tv in 10 years and what a picture. The resolution depth and black level is outstanding - especially on bluray. Films from excellent source (good transfer) material is breath taking. Colors pop and there is no judder. I find myself staring at the picture as I would of a painting by a master artist.
Date published: 2012-03-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-02-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-02-03
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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.



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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.
  • 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.


    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.
  • 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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    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.
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