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

  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • 2500 FFD
  • VIERA Remote App support
  • VIERA Connect
  • 2D to 3D Conversion

SpecificationsExpand All

    • Screen Size Diagonal (inches)
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Number of Pixels
    • Panel
    • HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)
    • Aspect Control
    • 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
    • 3D Real Sound
    • Number of Speakers
    • Audio Output
    • Surround Sound
    • 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)
    • 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
    • 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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TC-P55UT50 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 8.
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 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 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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Firmware & Drivers FIRMWARE
  • 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.
  • 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, please 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.
  • What should I do if I can access all of the TV apps except Netflix?
    1. Change the DNS setting of your TV to
    2. If you are able to access the Netflix splash screen, use the TV remote to deactivate your account by pressing Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, Up, Up, Up, Up. After this process, try loggin back into the Netflix TV app.

    If the procedure is successful a screen will come up with the option to deactivate your device from your account. If not try the process again. Once you have successfully deactivated your device, you will need to activate it by opening Netflix and at the main screen selecting Member Sign In, then following the on screen prompts until activation is complete.

    If the Netflix app still fails to open, but all of the other TV apps work, visit for more support.

  • What should I do if I have bars displaying on the TV screen?
    Change the format (aspect ratio) of the picture by pressing the [FORMAT] or [ASPECT] button on the TV's remote control. If you still have bars, check the aspect settings on your external video source, such as Cable/Satellite box, DVD/Blu-ray Disc player, etc. Note: Some content, such as film-based movies, are available in extra-wide format. Top and bottom bars are unavoidable.
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