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Panasonic Viera 55" Class ST30 Series Plasma HDTV with 3D Prices, Specifications and Reviews


 
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  The Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST30 is a 55" 3-D plasma TV with 1080p resolution. It comes with three HDMI input ports and two USB ports. The television has built-in Wi-Fi and access to online content including services such as Netflix and Hulu Plus. Skype video calls can be made through the television with the purchase of an optional camera ($90-$120). 3-D glasses are not included with the television and typically cost $80 and up per pair.

Models: Panasonic Viera TC-46ST30 (46" model), Panasonic Viera TC-50ST30 (50" model), Panasonic Viera TC-60ST30 (60" model), Panasonic Viera TC-65ST30 (65" model)

Prices

(Prices as of 12/20/2012)
Viera TC-P55ST30 Source
$1,600MSRP
$1,170Amazon (free shipping at times)
$960Sears (free shipping at times)

Prices For Similar model: Panasonic Viera TC-P55ST50

(Prices as of 12/20/2012)
Viera TC-P55ST50 Source
$1,700MSRP
$1,200B&H Photo Video (free shipping at times)
$1,300Sears (free shipping at times)
$1,300Best Buy ($130 estimated shipping)
$1,700Radio Shack (free shipping at times)

Additional Costs:

$5-$50HDMI cable
$50-$200Wall mount
$20-$130 per monthCable & HDTV service
$20-$145 per monthInternet access
$80-$1803-D Glasses
$90-$110Skype Internet camera

Specifications:

DimensionsHeight: 32"-33.5"
Width: 52.2"
Depth: 2.8"-15.3"
Weight72-86 lbs.
Shipping Weight104 lbs.
Screen Size55"
Resolution1920x1080
Internet ConnectivityYes
3-D CapableYes
3-D TypeActive (Ideal for smaller spaces)
Glasses IncludedNo
2-D to 3-D ConversionYes
Speakers10W x 2
Inputs3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 component video, 1 SD card slot
Energy Star QualifiedYes (meets EPA criteria for better-than-average efficiency)
Estimated Cost Per Year$24 per year, based on 5 hours daily use
(Average range for similar models: $24-$73)
Other FeaturesAccess to apps for Facebook and Twitter
Wi-Fi ready with access to Netflix, Hulu, Pandora and other services
Warranty1 year, parts and labor

The manufacturer's detailed information on this product is available at Panasonic.com.

What People Are Saying:

The Panasonic Viera 55" plasma TV is well liked by both consumers and expert reviewers. The remote control is back lit and users call it easy to use and intuitive. The screen offered an excellent picture with deep blacks and bright whites. ConsumerSearch.com named the model one of the best plasma TVs available.
  • PC World: "Panasonic did a very good job of making this set easy to use, but not a perfect one. The main on-screen menu is large, legible, and attractive, with short but useful explanations."
  • CNET: "If you can live with its homely design, the excellent picture quality and feature set of the Panasonic TC-PST30 series combine to make it one of the best plasma TV values available."