CES 2012: All eyes on the Panasonic TC-PST50 Series
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CES 2012: All eyes on the Panasonic TC-PST50 Series

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The ST50 series includes Panasonic's smart TV system, called Viera Connect. David Katzmaier gets a hands-on.

Hi, David Katzmaier from CNET and I'm with the Panasonic TC-PST50. This is the company's least expensive 1080p 3D TV that has their Neo PDP panel. So this is kinda the beginning of the really good panel for this TV. It's a successor to the ST 30 from last year which is one of our very favorite TVs in terms of price to picture quality ration. So we kind of expect the same thing out of the ST 50 this year. I've been told that this TV has a new improved panel which equates to a slightly better black levels. We're also gonna probably see some better motion resolution on this TV. Although best motion resolution wasn't a problem last year. This set also has a completely new processing which again should improve the picture quality of a certain extent. Of course this TV also has new... filters for the screen. So it actually rejects ambient light a little bit better. Design wise they've made some really good improvements. The ST 30 last year was a little bit ugly, this one, it's a little bit nicer with a thinner design around the screen, thinner panel overall. So if design was your hangup on the ST 30 last year like it kinda was with me, this one really solves that problem. This TV series is available in the 50, 55, 60 and 65 sizes. So it covers that full range. It drops to 42 and 46 from last year but it had to step down to the UT50 for that. Panasonic also threw its Viera connect features onto this TV which is internet capability. You can use the new things with it this year including a tablet app and a PC app, you can throw web pages and apps back and forth between the app and the TV. There's also a full suite of streaming services as available last year and finally of course the ST 50 is 3D compatible. That's active 3D not passive. Panasonic does not include any active 3D glasses on this TV however. That's a quick look at the Panasonic TC-PST50 series. I'm David Katzmaier from CES 2012.

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