Pros

  • Excellent slideshows
  • Easy to use and configure
  • Includes 3D, Wi-Fi, USB, and SD Card support

Cons

  • Distorted sound
  • Unexceptional image quality
  • Menus not always intuitive

At A Glance

The Panasonic ST30 series seems like a good deal for a 3D HDTV, but the audio and video quality are both lacking, and the set doesn't come with 3D glasses.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Panasonic TC-P46ST30 46-inch Class VIERA ST30 Series 1080p 3D Plasma TV enhances your environment by simply being a beautiful object. It's when you fire it up, however, that it becomes obvious that the TC-P46ST30 is at the frontier of a flat panel which turns traditional passive viewing into a completely interactive experience with a radically immersive element: 3D.

The Specs

Display
Broadcast Format Displayed 1080p
Display size 46.0 inches
Display type Plasma
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1080p pixels
Refresh rate 600.0 Hz
General Information
UPC Code 885170043527
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Digital Optical
  • USB
  • VGA
HDMI 3

Performance

Lab Tests 2D
Brightness and Contrast Rating Good
Brightness and Contrast Score 2.7
Color Quality Rating Good
Color Quality Score 2.6
Detail Rating Good
Detail Score 3.5
Motion Rating Good
Motion Score 2.7
Power Usage
Green Rating Good
Green score 72.0