This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use our checklist below to ensure that you have everything you need. If you have any questions or want to learn more about 3D, we invite you to visit 3D 101--our center for everything 3D. To get started with 3D, please ensure that you have:
A DisplayThe first--and most important--item you'll need is a 3D-ready display--whether it be a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays usually have a higher processing power than older models as they need to display one image for each eye to create a 3D effect.
A SourceWhile your display is ready for 3D playback, you still need a device to read 3D content (i.e., a movie or a show). This source can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3.
ContentIn order to watch 3D, you will need to get some 3D content. This 3D content will come from the source mentioned above in the form of a 3D program, movie, or game. Please ensure that your 3D movies are in the Blu-ray 3D format, as this new format will provide the best 3D experience.
3D GlassesAll 3D HDTVs on the market require Active Shutter glasses to create the 3D effect. You will need to buy one pair of glasses for each viewer. Also make sure that the Active Shutter glasses you buy are compatible with your display--for example, buy the glasses from the same brand as your 3D HDTV.
HDMI CableTo connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a hgh-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation--with bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second)--will be able to carry the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
Panasonic's 50-inch VIERA TC-P50VT25 Full HD 3D Plasma TV is ready to put you right inside the action. With brand new 3D and proven 2D technologies for serious realism, THX certification, and a wealth of analog and digital inputs and outputs, it's perfect for experiencing cinimea in your own home. Add VIERA Cast for accessing Internet content, image viewing and video playback from SD cards, and 30 watts of high-quality audio, and you've got a cutting-edge foundation for your home theater setup.
The method used to send left-eye and right-eye 3D images viewers is key to the 3D image quality, and Full HD 3D uses what's called Frame Sequential technology. The VT25 series plasma display panel allows images for each eye to be alternately reproduced at the rate of 60 frames per second (fps), making a total fps for both eyes. Viewers watch the images through high-precision 3D eyewear, which open and close the left and right shutters in synchronization with the alternating images. As a result, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to earlier 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images.
The Frame Sequential Technology requires images to be displayed at 1/120 of a second--twice as fast as ordinary full-HD images. If the luminescence time for each frame were simply shortened, the screen brightness would be lowered. To solve this problem, panasonic shortened the luminescence time and raised the luminescence intensity, to keep things bright and detailed. Additionally, newly developed fast-decay R and G phosphors reduce the afterimage time to 1/3, to ensure 3D images are displayed with no visible afterimage.
Included with each VT25-series VIERA 3D TV is one pair of 3D eyewear necessary to view the 3D content. To share the experience with others, additional 3D Eyewear may be purchased separately.
The Eyewear can be easily adjusted to fit various face shapes and sizes, from children to adults, and their extremely durable hinges withstand repeated opening and closing. You can also use these glasses over your normal prescription glasses.
With Infinite Black Panel Pro, VIERA HDTVs are able to display extremely robust blacks. A new panel and improvements to the cell discharge area dramatically increase contrast when viewing in brightly lit locations. And reducing the electrical pre-discharge that causes graying has greatly enhanced black gradation. As a result, deep, rich blacks are displayed in virtually any viewing area, from living rooms to bedrooms. Even in dark film scenes, clothing textures, individual strands of hair, and other fine details are clearly reproduced.
This display is THX certified, meaning it reproduces film images as the filmmakers intended them. To receive THX certification, TVs undergo stringent tests to determine, for example, whether the exact same brightness and color are displayed at all screen locations, and whether black levels satisfy standard criteria. VIERA meets the high standards set by the THX Certified Display Program.
600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images with 1,080 lines of resolution. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.
Panasonic offers a wealth of video technology with their displays, and the TC-P50VT25 is no exception. x.v.Color is the new standard in high-definition color, which delivers up to 80 percent more color than standard HDTV for breathtaking realism and vivid, natural colors. 3D Color Management optimizes all colors to deliver pictures that are beautiful to the human eye. 24p Cinematic Playback displays movies in natural, cinematic motion, allowing you to experience theater-like viewing at home. And gaming mode optimizes all settings for quick response and great graphics when paired with your gaming system.
The TC-P50VT25 boasts three speakers to deliver great sound (when you aren't listening through your home theater system, that is). Two full-range drivers and a woofer for the low-end deliver 30 Watts of crystal-clear sound. BBE's ViVA sound widening technology widens your stereo image, and a built-in surround effect makes things more immersive even without satellite speakers.
The age of the Internet TV is well underway, and VIERA Cast's assorted online content keeps getting better. In addition to the popular content such as YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, it now offers Pandora Internet Radio, movies streamed from Netflix (paid service), exciting sports from FOX Sports, tweeting web communications with Twitter, and even home video and audio conferencing with Skype (with the optional communication camera TY-CC10). It also provides USB terminals for a keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor.
To learn more about Internet-ready HDTVs, visit Internet-Ready TV 101.
Thanks to Panasonic's VIERA Image Viewer, it's easy to view full-HD images off of SD cards. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into your VIERA HDTV to display photos and full-HD videos on the large screen. You can also choose from among 5 types of background music and 5 display effects. It's much more fun when you can view them on a large screen HDTV with family and friends. Throw some MP3s on that SD Card and you can also play them back, for a quick music solution.
For those who own multiple Panasonic VIERA devices--VIERA Link allows interconnected operation of various AV devices using only the VIERA remote control, by simply connecting compatible devices to each other by an HDMI cable. The TC-P50VT25 is ready to integrate into your existing VIERA system.
Navigating your system's features is important, too. With the new VIERA Tools user interface, simply press a button on the remote control and icons such as the photos or movies from the menu screen. Now you can just select the one you want. This kind of easy operation means you have more fun and less hassle.
Panasonic VIERA TC-P50VT25 50-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV, Pedestal, Remote Control w/ Batteries, Power Cord, 3D Eyewear (One Pair), Screwdriver for 3D Eyewear, Documentation
|Screen Size Diagonal:||49.9 Inches|
|Contrast Ratio:||Infinite Black Pro/5,000,000:1 Native|
|Native Resolution (Number of Pixels):||2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)|
|Moving Picture Resolution:||1080 Lines|
|Shades of Gradation:||6,144 equivalent|
|Speakers:||Woofer x 1, Full-range x 2 (L, R)|
|Number of Speakers:||3|
|Audio Output:||30 W (10% THD)|
|Inputs & Jacks|
|Integrated ATSC Tuner:||Yes|
|HDMI Input:||4 (1 side)|
|Composite Video Input:||2 (1 side)|
|Audio Input (for Video):||2 (1 side)|
|PC Input:||D-sub 15-pin x 1 (side)|
|Component Video Inputs (Y, PB, PR):||2|
|Audio Input (for Component Video):||2|
|Digital Audio Output (Optical):||1|
|HDMI Input-Support Feature:||Audio Return Channel (Input 1) / 3D Input (All)|
|Analog Audio Input ( for HDMI/DVI):||Yes|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||30.4" x 48.2" x 3.6" (31.9" x 48.2" x 13.2" with stand)|
|Weight:||60.6 lbs. (67.2 lbs. with stand)|
|Series:||VT25 Plasma||GT25 Plasma||G25 Plasma||S2 Plasma||U2 Plasma||C2 Plasma||U22 LCD||X2 LCD||C22 LCD|
|Models:||TC-P54VT25 54" |
|TC-P50GT25 50" |
|TC-P54G25 54" |
|TC-P65S2 65" |
|TC-P50U2 50" |
|TC-P50C2 50" |
|TC-L42U22 42" |
|TC-L37X2 37" |
|TC-L37C22 37" |
|VIERA Cast|| || ||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|VIERA Image Viewer|| |
|VIERA Link|| |
|Contrast Ratio||Infinite Black Pro / 5,000,000:1 Native||Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native||Infinite Black / 5,000,000:1 Native||Dynamic: 2,000,000:1||Dynamic: 2,000,000:1||Dynamic: 2,000,000:1||Dynamic: 20,000:1|| Dynamic: 20,000:1 |
|Moving Picture Resolution||1080 lines||1080 lines||1080 lines||1080 lines||900 lines||720 lines||--||--||--|
|Display Capabilities|| 1080p, 1080i, |
| 1080p, 1080i, |
| 1080p, 1080i, |
| 1080p, 1080i, |
| 1080p, 1080i, |
|720p, 480p|| 1080p, 1080i, |
|720p, 480p||720p, 480p|
|600Hz Sub-field Drive||--||--||--|
|Speakers||3; 30W total||2; 20W total||2; 20W total||2; 20W total||2; 20W total||2; 20W total||2; 20W total|| 2; 20W total |
|2; 20W total|
|HDMI input||4 (1 side)||3 (1 side)||3 (1 side)||3 (1 side)||3 (1 side)||2||3 (1 side)|| 3 (1 side) |
|Component input (Y, PB, PR)||2||2||2||2||2||2||1||1||1|
|Composite input||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)||2 (1 side)|| 2 (1 side) |
|PC input||1 (side)||1 (side)||1 (side)||--||--||--||1||1||1|
|Ethernet LAN input||1||1||1||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Digital Audio output||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|iPod Universal Dock||--||--||--||--||--||--||--||--|
|Series:||VT25 Plasma||GT25 Plasma||G25 Plasma||S2 Plasma||U2 Plasma||C2 Plasma||U22 LCD||X2 LCD||C22 LCD|
This product is 3D-related. To help you get a great 3D experience, use the checklist below to ensure you have everything you need. 3D viewing requires:
|A Display |
First, you'll need a 3D-ready display--whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. These displays have more processing power than standard 2D models for displaying 3D images in rapid succession.
|A Source |
Your display may be ready for 3D playback, but you'll still need a device to read 3D content. This can be a cable box with a subscription to a 3D channel, a 3D Blu-ray Disc player, or a PlayStation 3 system.
|3D Content |
3D content--the actual entertainment, in other words--will be played back using the source mentioned above, whether it's a 3D broadcast from your cable provider, a 3D Blu-ray Disc, or a 3D video game.
|3D Glasses |
For now, the vast majority of 3D HDTVs require glasses for 3D viewing. Many use powered "active shutter" glasses, others polarized "passive" glasses. You'll need one pair per viewer, and they'll have to be compatible with your display, whether they're the same brand, or a pair of "universal" glasses designed to work across brands.
|HDMI Cable |
To connect your source (such as a 3D Blu-ray Disc player) to your display, you'll need a high-speed HDMI cable. Cables with this designation feature bandwidth speeds up to 10.2 Gbps (gigabits per second), for carrying the 3D signal without any loss of quality.
If you want to get more information about 3D, shop our 3D products, watch videos, or interact with other customers, we invite you to visit 3D 101, our customer center about everything 3D.
Internet-ready TVs use your broadband connection to deliver dynamic content, whether it's streaming video from Netflix, new music from Pandora, or a quick glance at today's weather forecast.
Although there is overlap, each manufacturer offers a unique bundle of free or paid services, including streaming video and music, social networking apps, online photo galleries, news and financial updates, weather info, sports scores, and a variety of other smartphone-like applications.
Manufacturers continue to add new content to their offerings, keeping customers current through firmware updates, and making a bit of research a prudent step in your buying decision.
Learn more about Internet TVs, how they work, what services are offered by different manufacturers, and exactly what you'll need to get started at our Internet TV 101 customer center.
Step into the 3D World. The VIERA VT-series Full HD 3D plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.
Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks even when viewed in bright surroundings. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.
Full-HD Resolution Speed, the new standard for moving picture measurement announced by the Advanced PDP Development Center Corporation (APDC), indicates the maximum moving picture speed that can be enjoyed with full-HD resolution. VIERA HDTV's achieved 1,200 pps (pixels per second) under this new standard. Even images that scroll left or right at the extremely high speed of 1,200 pps are able to be correctly displayed at the maximum resolution of 1,080 lines.
The use of fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced afterglow duration and reproduced clear 3D and 2D images. Fast switching phosphors are used in all full HD models.
Minimizing pre-discharge has made it possible to produce crisp blacks with minimal graying. And improving the filter shape has suppressed glare and reduced internal reflections in the front glass panel. The contrast in bright ambient light has been raised to enable rich, more robust blacks.
In order to enjoy the original image quality of a movie, you need to have a display that portrays the images exactly as the movie's creators intended. VIERA HDTVs have met the high standards set by THX Certified Display Program, reproducing both 2D and 3D images with cinema-like quality.
VIERA incorporates technology that analyzes picture information in both the preceding and succeeding frames, and creates a precise supplementary frame between them. This suppresses the jerky effect seen in movies, so playback is smooth and natural-looking. The distinctive tonal qualities and atmosphere of the movie are preserved, and you enjoy extremely lifelike 3D images.
Panasonic uses Full-HD Frame Sequential technology to create its 3D images. Images recorded in 1920 x 1080 pixels for both the right-eye and the left-eye alternately flash on the screen at the ultra-high rate of 120 frames per second. When you view the screen through active-shutter glasses that open and close each lens in sync with the alternating images, you see breathtaking FULL HD 3D pictures with stunning power and realism.
600Hz technology lets you view superb full-HD motion and still images. For even greater clarity with motion images, Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into dots. And each frame is practically displayed for a shorter length of time than in previous systems, to reduce aftereffects.
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.
It's easy to view 3D photos and movies you shot yourself on the big VIERA screen. After shooting with your 3D-compatible camera or camcorder, simply insert the SD card into the slot on a 3D-compatible VIERA TV. The viewing is incredible, with images so realistic it feels as though you're right back in the moment. You'll find that life's special moments are even more memorable when you preserve them in 3D.
Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The technology generates a detailed depth effect for each type of image, so the 3D effect is natural and realistic. Use VIERA HDTV to enjoy Blu-ray movies, DVD movies and even ordinary TV broadcasts in 3D. The Super Resolution function allows images that were converted from 2D to 3D to be displayed in sharp, clear 3D while minimizing double image. 3D images with crisp contours are also produced from 3D broadcasts using the side-by-side method.
Connect a DLNA-compatible VIERA HDTV and DLNA-compatible AV equipment to your home network, and you can watch movies, listen to music, and view photos from any room in the house. VIERA HDTV's Wi-Fi capability gives you even more layout flexibility.
The exciting world of IPTV, centering on TV, is about to begin for the enjoyment of the entire family. Now you can enjoy intuitive remote control while relaxing on the living room sofa, with a wide variety of content at your fingertips. In the near future, TV will also be able to link with a tablet device to achieve completely new forms of entertainment that you've never before experienced.
VIERA Link interlinks the operation of a variety of AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote control. Setup is easy simply connect the compatible devices to each other via HDMI cables.
VIERA remote is a TV remote controller app for select Panasonic VIERA HDTVs that uses your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad (of iOS 4.2 or later) to control TV channel selection, input selection, and volume control. Included features are gesture control, a keyboard user Interface, and a power off button. Learn more about Panasonic’s VIERA remote app.
Everything — from the materials and panel structure to the drive method — has been re-engineered. These improvements are a result of the new phosphor and new electrode (fish bone) structure.
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.
Mercury and Lead Free Plasma Display Panel 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 impact on the environment years down the road when the TV is recycled or retired from use.
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Samsung's Plasma 8000 Series 3D HDTV brings the most innovative features and technologies together, in a gorgeous modern design. Effortlessly navigate through the world of Samsung's Smart TV with Smart Interaction, thanks to voice navigation, gesture control, and face recognition. You'll discover a web-connected treasure trove of content. For enhanced entertainment, the full web browser with dual core processing lets you enjoy streaming movies, shows, and content, along with built-in WiFi connectivity and cloud storage capacity. Samsung's new real black pro panel with nano carbon technology delivers the deepest, darkest black levels, high contrast, and bold hues.
Never miss a moment with Samsung Smart TV. Watch your favorite movies while you browse the web or explore the Smart Hub. Find more content you love by searching for shows, movies, and videos across vudu, Hulu Plus, YouTube, and other digital content providers. Movies are handpicked for you through recommendations based on your viewing history and ratings. Access all your apps and download new ones such as Netflix, Facebook, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and Twitter! Browse the web while you watch movies and TV shows, and enjoy TV while you chat with friends and family online, all on one screen.
This amazing new function reacts to movements made by your hands to perform tasks such as changing channels, selecting an app, or navigating through web pages.
Enjoy the convenience of logging onto your Samsung Apps automatically. With the built-in TV camera, this unique feature is able to automatically recognize your face so you don't have to type in your ID and password on the remote control.
Voice navigation responds to the sound of your voice so you can perform tasks such as turning on the TV, changing channels, and accessing apps without having to press a button. You can speak your commands directly to the TV or into the remote's built-in microphone.
Share your most previous family moments with Family Story on your new Samsung Smart TV. Family Story provides a quick way to upload photos to a gallery, even from your mobile device. You can also chat in real time, post messages, and share important family events so everyone is kept up to date.
Now you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with Samsung Smart TV's Fitness. Exercise at home through the video-on-demand service and manager your workout history. You can also track your progress by downloading the Exercise App onto your mobile device.
Kids Story combines home entertainment and education with Samsung's new Smart TV. Through this TV, we can recommend a variety of child-friendly programming so you can watch your child enjoy the pleasures of learning. The fun and exciting games will entertain your child and family for hours.
With all of the Samsung Smart functions incorporated in Plasma 8000 series, it has the beauty and elegance to match. You no longer have to make the choice between form and function with the ultra-slim bezel design. The super slim bezel gives you that sleek look, all while making your screen look even bigger! With almost an edgeless picture, this design creates an immersive viewing experience. With the Plasma 8000 series, you get the most up-to-date in Samsung Plasma HDTV technology, in the form a modern work of art.
Movies are shot at 24 fps (frames per second) - Cinema Smooth is a refined playback process of movies that accurately converts and displays content originally shot on film at 24 fps as compared to the 30 fps of DVD and Blu-ray disc. This allows for smooth motion scenes when watching sources shot at the standard movie rate of 24 fps. With Wide Color Enhancer Plus, you see the picture color the way the director originally intended, brought to life on your screen with exceptional vibrancy.
The Samsung Plasma 8000 series comes with a built-in camera and WiFi. The camera, built right in the top of the TV, allows you to enjoy Skyping with friends and family all over the world on the big screen. The wireless LAN built right into the TV makes it easier than ever to browse the web, update your Facebook and Twitter, download apps, and stream your favorite movies and TV shows. Your web browser will also be powered by a dual core processor, making your web browsing experience better than ever.
DNSe is a sound enhancement system that combines different equalizer settings and signal processing to create various user-centric presets to suit the most common listening scenarios. It is designed to optimize the sound of the compact ultra slim design, flat-panel TVs. The user’s settings are memorized, and the TV's menu includes a customer setting for each of the TV's inputs for a simulated surround sound experience.
Samsung's expanded control permits seamless functionality between Samsung branded TVs and Samsung devices such as Blu-ray and home theater systems.
PN64E8000 64-Inch 3D Slim Plasma HDTV, Stand, Standard Remote, Smart Touch Remote Control, Two Pairs of Active 3D Glasses, Documentation
|Full HD:||2D & 3D |
|Component In: ||1|
|Composite In (AV): ||1|
|DVI Audio In:||1|
|Digital Audio Video Out: ||1|
|Weight and Dimensions|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||58.5 x 38.8 x 13.8 Inches (58.5 x 34.8 x 1.9 Inches Without Stand)|
|Weight:||83.1 lbs. (76.1 lbs. Without Stand)|
|Sizes (inches)||51, 60, 64||51, 60, 64||51, 60 ||51, 60, 64||64||51, 60||51||43, 51 |
|Refresh Rate ||600 Hz ||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz||600 Hz|
|600 Hz Subfield Motion|| || || || || || || || |
|Wide Color Enhancer Plus|| || || || || || || || |
|Real Black Panel|| || || || || || || || |
|HD||Full 2D & 3D||Full 2D & 3D||Full 2D & 3D||Full 2D & 3D||Full 2D||Full 2D||2D & 3D||2D|
|Clear Image Panel || || || |
|Eco Sensor|| || || || || || || |
|Cinema Smooth|| || || || |
|SRS HD|| || || || || || |
|DNSe|| || |
|+1" Design|| || || || || || || || |
|Ultra Slim Design || || || || || || || || |
|Swivel Stand || || || || || || || |
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|ConnectShare Movie || || || || || || || || |
|Apps built for TV || || || || || || || |
|AllShare Play || || || || || || || |
|Search All || || || || || || || |
|Web Browser || || || || || || || |
|Dual Core Processor || || || || || || |
|Your Video|| || || || || || || |
|Skype Compatible|| || || || || || || |
|Smart TV || || || || |
|Smart Hub|| || || || |
|Signature Services || || || || |
|Signature Interaction || || |
|Built-in Camera || || || || || || || |
|3D Glasses, pairs included||2||2||2|| |
|Smart Touch Remote|| |