Playlist Panasonic TC-P50ST30 50-inch Plasma 3D HDTV
5 August 2011
Excerpt: (1 items) You might expect a 50-inch 3D plasma set from a respected manufacturer to put on a great show. In that regard, however, the Panasonic TC-P50ST30 might disappoint you. Sure, it has all the right features—Wi-Fi, a generous selection of Internet feeds, and multimedia via USB, SD, and DLNA. But the picture quality leaves much to be desired, and the audio will make your ears hurt. In our image-quality tests, the TC-P50ST30 had particular problems with motion.
Pros: Easy to use and configure, Excellent slideshows, Includes 3D, Wi-Fi, USB, and SD Card support
Cons: Menus not always intuitive, Unexceptional image quality, Distorted sound
Excerpt: Panasonic means plasma. Yes, the company now offers a line of LCD displays, but only in smaller sizes. If you want a 50-inch or larger Panasonic, it will be a plasma. And that's not a bad thing. The TC-P50ST30 is Panasonic's latest, budget-priced, 50-inch 3D model. Only a few short years ago, you couldn't touch this level of quality in a 2D-only flat panel for five times the price—or more.
Conclusion: While it has its share of flaws, Panasonic's 50-inch TC-P50ST30 3D-ready plasma HDTV has a good picture and plenty of Web apps, making is a solid choice if you want a big screen at a reasonable price.
Pros: Good colors and black levels. Solid selection of Web apps.
Cons: Only three HDMI inputs. Power-hungry when compared with LCD HDTVs. Active shutter 3D glasses are expensive and not included.
Excerpt: It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. - Nigel Tufnel ( Spinal Tap ) Since the beginning of time, before Adam incurred the Lord's wrath by eating of the tree of forbidden fruit (all Eve's fault, by the way), before Moses parted the Red Sea with his rod and the Almighty drowned the Egyptians, before the Dodgers fled Brooklyn for the left coast, and before John, Paul, George, and Ringo changed the world -- there were black...
Pros: Excellent picture quality post-calibration, Attractive design, compared to earlier models, Fantastic 3D image with Blu-ray 3D content, Improved VIERA CAST/VIERA Connect interface, More than enough inputs, Comes with wireless adapter for streaming media, Superb value for the money