Pros

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

Cons

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

At A Glance

The Panasonic TC-P55ST30 seems like a good deal for a 55-inch 3D HDTV, but the audio and video quality are both lacking, and the set doesn't come with 3D glasses.

Manufacturer’s Description

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA ST 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. To learn more about Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology, visit

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 55.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number TC-P55ST30
UPC Code 885170043503
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Viera TC-P55ST30 Plasma TV
Marketing Information

Step into the 3D World. The VIERA ST 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. To learn more about Panasonic's Full HD 3D technology, visit

Product Model TC-P55ST30
Product Type Plasma TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Viera
Product Series ST30
Miscellaneous
Features Closed Caption, PC Streaming, Web Content Access, Media Player
DLNA Certified Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 32"
Width 52.2"
Depth 2.2"
Weight (Approximate) 1164.8 oz
Height with Stand 33.50"
Width with Stand 52.20"
Depth with Stand 15.30"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 86 lb
Video
Analog Tuner NTSC
Video Signal Standard HDTV 1080p
Standard Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Enhanced Refresh Rate 600 Hz
Motion Interpolation Technology Intelligent Frame Creation Pro
Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
Scan Format 1080p
Sound
Sound System Surround Sound
Built-in Devices
Speakers Yes
Technical Information
3D Technology Shutter
3D Glasses Required Yes

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