At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month Panasonic introduced nineteen new models of plasma TVs in seven series. The top five series (VT, GT, ST, UT, XT) offer 3D and  the top four series offer Panasonic’s Viera Connect Internet streaming and apps.

The improvements include a new plasma panel structure with finer highly reflective ribs, variable cell pitch, new drive and more to achieve a significant  increase in brightness, a new anti-reflective filter improves ambient light blocking along with higher panel light transmission. A new pre-discharge control circuit provides better black levels.

The new Panasonic 2,500 Focused Field Drive creates sharper images during fast motion by decreasing the period of each light emission. Other drive improvements permit 24,576 equivalent steps of gradation. Our Panasonic 2012 Plasma Spec Chart  provides specifications for all series and screen sizes

VT50 Series

This top-of-the-line series is available in the 55 and 65-Inch screen sizes. Unique features include the Infinite Black Ultra Panel with the deepest black levels Panasonic has ever offered that may finally reach the legendary benchmark inkyness of the discontinued Pioneer Kuro plasmas based on our observations at CES. Panasonic supplies two remotes, a conventional one and a touch pad control.

The VT 50’s picture quality was to deciding factor to make it the HD GURU CES 2012 Top Pick Award winner for  Best HDTV

New signal processing  includes:

1,080p Pure Direct

The 1,080p Pure Direct function transmits and outputs high-quality YUV 4:4:4 30-bit video signals directly to the TV. This reproduces colors that are highly faithful to the original.

Pure Image Creation

Diagonal lines and edges are detected with high precision in each scene for all types of images, and optimal correction is applied to achieve beautiful, highly natural, noise-free lines.

Vivid Color Creation

The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People’s faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions.

Other features:

Picture and Sound Quality

Progressive FULL HD 3D™, NeoPlasma Panel, 2500 Focused Field Drive, Infinite Black Ultra, 24,576 Equivalent Steps of Gradation, 24 Hz input with 48Hz or 96Hz refresh, Web Smoother, 2D-3D Conversion, 3D 24p Cinema Smoother, THX® 3D Certified Display, ISFccc Calibration Mode with Advanced Calibration,  3D Real Sound with 8 driver-Train front speakers and rear mounted woofer.

Ease Of Operation

VIERA remote App Support, VIERA Touch Pad Controller Included, Simple Remote Control, Multitasking, Product Support Center / eHELP

Networking

VIERA Connect,Web Browser,WiFi Built-In, DLNA, Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 4 HDMI Terminals, 3 USB Terminals, PC Input Terminal

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

Design-One Sheet of Front Glass

GT50 Series

Available in 50, 55, 60 and 65-Inch screen sizes. Main features:

Picture and Sound Quality

Progressive FULL HD 3D™, NeoPlasma Panel, 2500 Focused Field Drive, Infinite Black Pro, 24,576 Equivalent Steps of Gradation, 1,080p Pure Direct, Pure Image Creation, Vivid Color Creation, Web Smoother, 2D-3D Conversion, 3D 24p Cinema Smoother, THX® 3D Certified Display, 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers

Ease Of Operation

VIERA remote App Support, Multitasking, Product Support Center / eHELP

Networking

VIERA Connect,Web Browser,WiFi Built-In, DLNA, Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 4 HDMI Terminals, 3 USB Terminals, PC Input Terminal

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

Design-Metal Frame

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ST50 Series

Available in the 50, 55, 60 and 65-Inch screen sizes. Main features:

Picture and Sound Quality

Progressive FULL HD 3D™, 1080p NeoPlasma Panel, 2500 Focused Field Drive, Infinite Black Pro, 12286 Equivalent Steps of Gradation,  Vivid Color Creation, Web Smoother, 2D-3D Conversion, 3D 24p Cinema Smoother, 3D Real Sound with 8-Train Speakers

 

Ease Of Operation

VIERA remote App Support, Simple Remote Control, Product Support Center / eHELP

 

Networking

VIERA Connect, Web Browser, WiFi Built-In, DLNA, Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 3 HDMI Terminals, 2 USB Terminals

 

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

 

Design-Crystal Frame

 

UT50 Series

Available in the 42, 50, 55 and 60-Inch screen sizes. Main features:

 

Picture and Sound Quality

Progressive FULL HD  3D™, 1080p panel, 2500 Focused Field Drive, 6144 Equivalent Steps of Gradation,  Vivid Color Creation, Web Smoother, 2D-3D Conversion, 3D 24p Cinema Smoother, 3D Real Sound

Ease Of Operation

VIERA remote App Support, Product Support Center / eHELP

Networking

VIERA Connect, WiFi Ready, DLNA, Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 2 HDMI Terminals, 2 USB Terminals

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

 

XT Series

Available in the 42 and 50-Inch screen sizes with 768p resolution. Main features:

 

Picture and Sound Quality

3D with Active Shutter Glasses, 600HZ Sub-Field Drive, 6,144 Equivalent Steps of Gradation,  Vivid Color Creation, Web Smoother, 2D-3D Conversion, 3D 24p Cinema Smoother, 3D Real Sound

Ease Of Operation

VIERA remote App Support

Networking

Online Movies, WiFi Ready, DLNA, Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 2 HDMI Terminals, 2 USB Terminals

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

 

U Series

Available in the 50-Inch screen size. Main Features:

Picture Quality

1080p, 600HZ Sub-Field Drive, 6,144 Equivalent Steps of Gradation

Networking

Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 2 HDMI Terminals, 1 USB Terminals

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours, Eco Mode,             C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System], Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™

 

X Series

Available in the 42 and 50-Inch screen size with 768p resolution.

Picture Quality

600HZ Sub-Field Drive, 6,144 Equivalent Steps of Gradation

Networking

Game Mode, Media Player, VIERA Link™, 2 HDMI Terminals, 1 USB Terminal

ECO

Mercury and Lead Free Panel, Long Panel Life, Up to 100,000 Hours

 

 

 

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