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SMART VIERA® 55" Class VT50 Series Full HD 3D Plasma HDTV (55.1" Diag.)

Details
TC-P55VT50
Features
  • Progressive Full HD 3D
  • THX 3D Certified Display
  • 2500 FFD
  • Infinite Black Ultra Panel
  • VIERA Connect Wi-Fi built-in with Web Browser
  • ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration
  • VIERA Touch Pad Controller
  • 3D Real Sound with 8 train Speakers
  • VIERA remote App Support
  • Glass and Metal Design

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
    • Filter
    • Panel Drive
    • 24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth Film
    • 24p Cinematic Playback
    • THX Mode
    • ISFccc
    • Pro Setting
    • Smart VIERA Engine Pro
    • Smart VIERA Engine Pro (Dual core processor)
    • Pure Image Creation
    • Vivid Color Creation
    • Facial Retouch
    • Web Smoother
    • 1080p Pure Direct
  • 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)
    • Bluetooth**
    • PC Input
    • Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite
    • Audio Input (for Component Video)
    • Ethernet
    • Digital Audio Output (Optical)
  • FEATURES
    • VIERA Connect (IPTV)
    • Web Browser
    • Skype while watching TV
    • Multitasking
    • Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter)
    • VIERA Remote App Support
    • VIERA Touch Pad Controller
    • 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
    • Glass & Metal Design
  • Further Specifications
    • NOTE
    • UPC
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Awards

  • CNET Award - Panasonic VIERA 55VT50 HDTV -2012?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    CNET Award - Panasonic VIERA 55VT50 HDTV -2012
  • CNET Award Logo 2012 - TC-P55VT50 Horizontal?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    CNET Award Logo 2012 - TC-P55VT50 Horizontal
  • Gizmodo Award  65VT50?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    Gizmodo Award 65VT50
  • Home Theater Award - VT50?$PDP-Awards-Desktop$
    Home Theater Award - VT50

Reviews

TC-P55VT50 is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from VT50-series Plasma HDTV The Panasonic VIERA VT50-series plasma HDTV (since surpassed by the VT60-series and especially the ZT60-series) has been off the market for several years. But it's still worth a purchase, if you can get your hands on any lingering models from an authorized Panasonic dealer.
Date published: 2015-03-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fan Noise Awesone picture quality, internal fan noise can be heard while watching TV and really noticeable when TV is mute. Also hear electronic buzz.
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best tv ever Browser is very bad and not really usable. We watch flash based website for streaming movies and flash is not working and it is like 10 year old browser. Netflix/amazon and you tube looks great It is very dull if the light is bright and it is very good if I watch if i switch off room light or light dark room I have connected google tv buddy box to use chrome browser to use flash based website for stream movies and they have querty key board.
Date published: 2013-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great TV w/1 flaw Problems w/Bright room. Great otherwise
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning Tv. Great sound , great picture, everything is great. No complaints.
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT 3DTV I love this TV! I moved up from a Panasonic 55GT30 this year. I love the calibrated THX modes. 3D works great with the NEW glasses, If you dont have any glasses, go get some, and watch a good 3d movie like Avatar, Despicable me, etc. Amazon prime videos works great on this tv. Skype is fun. The music apps work good, I wish there was a way to black out the screen while listening to the music, but still have a way to pipe music to my theater speakers without turning off the tv. This would keep us from IR on the screen, but still be able to listen to the music Get some glasses and good 3D movies and have fun! Great 3DTV.
Date published: 2013-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thank Goodness for this set I had a competitor LED TV. Fairly high end. I could not wrap my brain around it, but my eyes could never adjust to the picture. I tried many in depth calibration settings, but nothing worked to where I felt at ease watching the set. I always feared getting a plasma due to the old school worries. That said, I could not be more happy about getting this TV. The colors are amazing, but first and foremost, it feels natural to my eyes. I can finally watch TV without the fatigue I had with LED LCDs.
Date published: 2012-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best TV on the market today This TV far exceeded my expectations in every way. Connected to my router on the first try. I did my homework before I purchased this TV. Later, I read Consumer Reports rated this TV the best one they've ever tested to date. It's not very often CR gives anything that high a rating. Doing my homework paid off. I wanted a 60 inch screen size but this top of the line model comes in 55 and 65 inch only. Not a show stopper for me. I had it wall mounted on a full motion mount. I also purchased the smaller Panasonic 3D BluRay player. It's half the size of the other players.
Date published: 2012-11-19
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Support

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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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  • 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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  • 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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