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SMART VIERA® 55" Class UT50 Series Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV (55.1" Diag.)

Details
TC-P55UT50
Features
  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • 2500 FFD
  • VIERA Remote App support
  • VIERA Connect
  • 2D to 3D Conversion

Features

Picture Quality


* The TV photos used in these illustrations may differ from the actual models being described.

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


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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.

Gamepad 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.

Media Flick

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

* Learn about the setup instructions, main features, FAQs and more information.

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.

Networking


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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:

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


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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.

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-P55UT50 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20265.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2014-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! This is a wonderful tv....so clear it's like being in the picture! For the price it is amazing. Would definitely purchase again.
Date published: 2013-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ever Just traded my DLP for this new plasma. Everything is great. Picture, sound everything. Can't wait to watch my first Pro football game on it tomorrow.
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Owner of two Viera TVs I love these Viera Plasma TVs!! Their picture quality is unparalleled and you get so much more size for the price compared to LCD TVs. I picked up my first Plasma Viera (50" P50GT25) to install in my Family Room to watch NFL playoffs a couple of years ago. I had reservations about getting a plasma and I had been satisfied with my LCD HDTV, but I couldn't beat the price for the size of the TV so I gave it a try. The picture quality blew me away! Football and every other TV experience is so much better on a plasma and Panasonic's Viera TVs have amazing color, depth and texture (I'm not a techie, so I don't know the technical terms for these things). So, as expected, this TV looks just as beautiful and I'm quite pleased with the price. I actually purchased it from panasonic.com over Black Friday weekend. While it's 5" larger than my previous Viera model, its price was a bit lower and thus has fewer extras. The question isn't if you should buy a Viera TV, it's which model you should buy. Keep the following things in mind when looking to buy this model (P55UT50): *Inputs - there are only 2 HDMI connections and one Component Video SHARED with standard A/V connection (a total of 3 inputs, which wasn't clear to me when reading the specifications - fortunately I don't need more) *Base doesn't swivel - this TV should be wall mounted (see below) *Power cord - this power cord is at least a 1-1/2 ft shorter than my previous model. I don't know if cord length varies by model, but keep this in mind and plan for it if you are going to mount your TV. I have a full motion TV wall mount that extends 32" out from the wall. The shorter power cord was a problem. I had to use the power cord from my previous model (luckily an option for me) *Do you own a Wii? - mounting the Wii sensor bar was... challenging. This TV comes with a "decorative" clear border around the frame. The Wii sensor bar cannot be mounted behind the clear part of the frame (I tried, and there's interference), so you must mount it above the clear border (did I mention it's rounded?). The answer for me was to use enough double-stick foam tape to sort of build a platform for the Wii sensor to sit on. The foam tape platform starts right behind the decorative clear frame on the TV itself and is built up to the hight of the clear border. I mounted the Wii sensor on top of the clear frame (so the Wii sensor is sitting on both the clear frame and the foam platform and is flush with the front of the TV). The end result is it looks fine and operates properly (phew!) The above comments in no way detract from my satisfaction with this TV - just plan ahead (especially for the power cord and the number of inputs).
Date published: 2012-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Back in Black Every positive comment you have heard about this HDTV is true, this is my first plasma and 1080p set and i am no videophile with trained eye but i do know what looks good and what does not, the UT50 has an awesome picture, the image is crystal clear, the colors are vibrant and life like, skin tones and shading are exceptional, when you get the set calibrated to your liking you will start to notice all these different colors and the detail that the best BluRay Movies have to offer, i didn't buy this set because it has 3D as the 3D is barely passable BUT it has the juiced up graphics processing power required for 3D imagery and that just makes the 2D image that much better. If you want 3D then look to the ST and beyond but the smart money buys the UT as it has the same PQ and (within 99.9%) and it has the advanced calibration menu like the ST, thje one it does not share with the ST50 is the louvre filter, the louvre filter is designed to reduce glare in bright rooms, that's all fine and dandy but Movies and Plasma HDTV's in particular have always been designed to be viewed in a controlled environment aka low to no-light conditions, the use od a louvre filter is to band-aid an issue that should not exist in the first place, the louvre filter also reduces the viewing angle which the plasma is famous for, this is just one of several reasons i decided to upgrade from the U50 but stay below the ST50, when the lights go down there is no louvre filter required and if you want the ultimate Home Theater experience then drape the walls behind and beside the set to blacken the background,when the lights go down the image appears to float on the wall with nothing around it, could not be more happy and with time i will only make improvements to the already outstanding HDTV. I do have 1 minor annoyance and that is the lack of a swivel base and don't let me hear you complain about only 2 HDMI Ports, the average Joe only uses an XBOX360 or similar and a DVD (hopefully Bluray) player which only requires 2 HDMI slots so why all the fuss over a mid-range set with top-shelf picture quality, the UT50 will please most of the people most of the time and i always tell the truth..
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from
Date published: 2012-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic TV. TV looks amazing. Meets and EXCEEDS every expectation that I had. Even the sound on this this TV is great, that came as a big surprise. The picture is perfect at any time of day, in pretty much any lighting situation, and when I play Call Of Duty, this thing REALLY shows what it can do. The Game mode eliminates ALL lag, and in Vivid mode with motion smoother turned on low, it's like looking out an extremely clear window. If you're on the fence about this television, don't be, it's worth hundreds more than what it's being sold for.
Date published: 2012-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best? This TV may be the BEST TV I've every watched. Not trier 3D yet but will soon. All I can say is WOW!
Date published: 2012-05-17
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FAQs
  • What support content is available for my product?

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  • 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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