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-P65ST30 seems like a good deal for a 65-inch 3D HDTV, but the audio and video quality are both lacking, and the set doesn't come with 3D glasses.

Manufacturer’s Description

FULL HD 3D Infuses Reality into Every Image:

Panasonic uses full-HD sequential playback to achieve a level of reality that far exceeds conventional 3D systems. Called the Frame Sequential Method, it's the same method that is used in Hollywood's 3D films.

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures:

Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data, and each frame is virtually displayed in a shorter length of time than in previous 600Hz systems, to create crisp images.

The Specs

Interfaces/Ports
USB Yes
HDMI Yes
VGA Yes
Number of HDMI Ports 3
Composite Video Yes
Component Video Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 65.00 "
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Digital Tuner ATSC
General Information
Manufacturer Panasonic
UPC Code 885170043480
Manufacturer Part Number TC-P65ST30
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Name Viera TC-P65ST30 Plasma TV
Marketing Information

FULL HD 3D Infuses Reality into Every Image:

Panasonic uses full-HD sequential playback to achieve a level of reality that far exceeds conventional 3D systems. Called the Frame Sequential Method, it's the same method that is used in Hollywood's 3D films.

Crisp, Clear Moving Pictures:

Panasonic uses its own unique image-analysis technology. This technology converts the motion in each scene into data, and each frame is virtually displayed in a shorter length of time than in previous 600Hz systems, to create crisp images.

Product Model TC-P65ST30
Product Type Plasma TV
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.panasonic.com
Product Line Viera
Product Series ST30
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • Viera TC-P65ST30 Plasma TV
  • Wireless LAN Adapter
  • Remote Control
Features Web Content Access, PC Streaming, Media Player
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Ethernet Technology Ethernet
Ethernet Yes
Physical Characteristics
Height 37.6"
Width 61.7"
Depth 2.8"
Weight (Approximate) 1553.6 oz
Height with Stand 39.10"
Width with Stand 61.70"
Depth with Stand 15.80"
Weight with Stand (Approximate) 112.50 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

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