Summary: The Panasonic ST30 may lack some of the extra frills found on its GT30 and VT30 sisters, but it still delivers superbly cinematic pictures no matter whether it's working with 2D or 3D content.
Pros: Proper integration of iPlayer; Great 3D performance; Deep black levels; Rich, cinematic colours; Impressive SD and HD performance.
Conclusion: If you can't decide if 3D is for you or not, Panasonic’s latest giant plasma is the ideal starting point. While you save up for 3D specs, the ST30 will wow you with colourful, and sharp images from Blu-ray, Freeview HD and digital files via USB. It lacks the finery of pricier plasmas from Panasonic, and the cost of accessories can mount up, but as it stands this is a good value plasma that will be an upgrade far enough for many living rooms after a cinema-like...
Pros: Freeview HD tuner, great with SD as well as HD, colour, contrast
Cons: No home networking or Freesat HD tuner, lacks ultimate hi-def detail, no 3D glasses included
Summary: The Panasonic TX-P50ST30b seems like a good deal for a 50-inch 3D HDTV, and it includes excellent wireless networking and Freeview capabilities, but the audio and video quality are both lacking.
Excerpt: 3DTVs used to carry a huge price premium over standard high definition sets, but Panasonic’s ST30 proves this is no longer the case. It might be the company’s mid-range plasma TV for 2011, but it packs in a huge array of features that we would normally expect to see in a more expensive set, including internet TV. We wouldn’t call the plain grey screen bezel stylish, but it’s at least reasonably compact.
Excerpt: Il Panasonic VIERA TX-P50ST30 è uno dei nuovi televisori Panasonic con tencologia NeoPlasma 3D ed un'ottima qualità dell'immagine sia 2D che 3D, oltre ad avanzate capacità multimediali e di networking. Grazie alla tecnologia 600Hz Sub-field Drive (in modalità Cinema) in combinazione con la tecnologia Intelligent Frame Creation Pro, le immagini in movimento risulteranno estremamente nitide e fluide.
Pros: Full HD 3D, 24p Smooth Film, 600Hz Sub-field Drive, 3D Image Viewer