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Panasonic TX-P ST30 Series TV (42", 46", 50")

Panasonic TX-P ST30 Series TV (42", 46", 50")
alaScore 91

148 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and usability. The sound and value for money also get good reviews.

image quality, value for money, sound, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other TVs the Panasonic TX-P ST30 Series TV (42", 46", 50") is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Panasonic TX-P ST30 Series TV (42", 46", 50")

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 82 user reviews of Panasonic TX-P ST30 Series TV (42", 46", 50") from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other TVs on Amazon.co.uk.

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90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P46ST30B 46-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HDPanasonic Smart VIERA TX-P50ST30B 50-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P42ST30B 42-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD

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Panasonic TX-P50ST30 review

 

Whether or not you've been impressed by 3D enough to have it at home, would you seriously consider buying a big, expensive TV that couldn't flirt with the third dimension at all?

Freeview HD tuner, great with SD as well as HD, colour, contrast

No home networking or Freesat HD tuner, lacks ultimate hi-def detail, no 3D glasses included

A good TV for 2D, but the lack of included glasses and lack of HD detail means it's not perfect. But overall, this is a likeable screen that gets our seal of approval

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Panasonic TX-P50ST30B review

 

A decent 50-inch 2D plasma TV that can be upgraded to 3D later

Clean, involving 2D images ; Built-in 3D transmitter ; Excellent 3D images ; Clean pictures from all sources ; Viera Connect hub improved ; 2D-3D conversion option

Drab Freeview EPG ; 3D specs cost extra ; Lacks some home cinema settings ; No DLNA streaming

A great choice for a living room that wants BBC iPlayer and a 3D option in future, this 50-inch plasma is kind to dodgy sources at the cost of slightly soft Blu-ray. A smooth picture with awesome colour and great contrast compared to LED rivals, this...

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Panasonic TX-P42ST30B review

 

An ugly, yet affordable 3D plasma capable of delivering very impressive pictures

Effortlessly good 3D images ; Excellent 2D pics ; Viera Connect and multimedia capabilities ; Good build quality

Ugly design ; Lacks a couple of vital manual tweaks ; Horrible Freeview EPG ; Picture tweaks buried in menu system

You do need to play around with the settings sometimes but the screen's failings are much less significant than its successes. The TX-P42ST30B doesn't look that nice but it delivers more than it promises, rather than less. If you can see past the drab...

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Panasonic TX-P42ST30B review

 

The P42ST30B is the most affordable Panasonic plasma yet to offer viewing in the third dimension, and in terms of both spec and looks, it is the runt of the brand's 3D plasma range. Its appearance is somewhat unrefined with its grey-green screen,...

Solid picture performance; lack of artefacts with IFC; Viera Connect portal

Drab styling; Freeview EPG issues; 3D specs not supplied ; Performance: 4/5 ; Design: 3/5 ; Features: 3/5 ; Overall: 3/5

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Panasonic TX-P46ST30B review

 

If you don?t need media streaming features or a Freesat tuner, then the Panasonic TX-P46ST30 is an excellent alternative to Panasonic's GT30, as it delivers much the same picture quality, yet costs around ?300 less.

Excellent contrast and black levels ; Warm, cinematic colours ; Excellent 3D pictures ; Impressive Internet features

Lacks media streaming support ; 3D glasses are pricey

The TX-P46ST30B may not have the most attractive design or the flashiest menu system, but it delivers the goods when it comes to picture quality with both 2D and 3D sources.

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Panasonic Viera TX-P50ST30b review

 

You might expect a 50-inch 3D plasma set from a respected manufacturer to put on a great show. In that regard, however, the Panasonic TX-P50ST30b might disappoint you. Sure, it has all the right features - Wi-Fi, a generous selection of internet feeds,...

Panasonic got a lot right when it designed the TX-P50ST30b. Unfortunately, the image quality wasn't one of those things. The picture isn't awful, but it should be better.

Recommended!

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Panasonic TX-P46ST30

 

Although it's missing a few multimedia features, this is a pleasingly affordable way into Panasonic's 3D plasma range.

Almost crosstalk-free 3D pictures ; Excellent contrast ; Decent price for what's on offer

Some brightness shifting ; No DLNA functionality ; Motion dithering

So long as you don’t mind the P46ST30’s lack of DLNA PC streaming support, the P46ST30 is the most affordable way out there of getting your hands on a satisfyingly large screen equipped with Panasonic’s latest 3D technology. Plus it just so happens to...

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Panasonic Viera ST30 (TX-P50ST30B) review

 

The Panasonic ST30 may lack some of the extra frills found on its GT30 and VT30 sisters, but it still delivers superbly cinematic pictures no matter whether it's working with 2D or 3D content.

Proper integration of iPlayer ; Great 3D performance ; Deep black levels ; Rich, cinematic colours ; Impressive SD and HD performance

Dull design ; No DLNA support

All in all, the ST30 is a very impressive set that is in many ways a match for the more expensive GT30. If you don't care about DLNA networking support, and can live with the slightly duller design and lack of ISF tools and THX certification, you'll...

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A PRICE THAT DOESNT MATCH IT'S QUALITY

 

A PRICE THAT DOESNT MATCH IT'S QUALITY yep that's what the title say's & that's what i mean how can a plasma 3d tv like this quality cost so less unbeliverble you will be surprised in what you get out the box,a tv with full of fantastic picture quality...

FANTASIC PICTURE QUALITY.GREAT COLOUR,EXCELENT INTERNET OPTIONS

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Panasonic Viera TX-P42ST30B 42" Full HD Plasma 3D TV

 

Amazing value for money stunning picture both movies and games,you'll need a home cinema system to bring movies etc to life as the sound quality is not the best but overall a must buy budget end tv.very happy with my purchase.

Great picture on movies and games

Sound quality could be better

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Product Specifications

Configuration

2D to 3D Conversion: Yes
Application Store: No
Application Store (IPTV): No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVB-C:DVB-C (MPEG4) / No
DVB-S: No
DVB-T:DVB-T (MPEG4) / No
DVB-T2:No / Yes
DVD Player / Recorder: No
Electronic Program Guide (EPG):GUIDE Plus+ / No / Yes
HbbTV: No
HDTV:No / Yes
Loudspeakers: Yes
Media Player:Audio/Video
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
Picture and Picture (PAP): No
Picture and Text (PAT):No / Yes
Picture in Picture (PIP): No
USB Recording: No
Video-on-Demand (VoD):No / Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Web Content Access: Yes

Connectivity

CI Plus: No
DLNA certified:No / Yes
DVI Interface: No
Ethernet:No / Yes
Front AV Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Headphone Output:No / Yes
Memory Stick: No
PC Streaming:Audio/Video
S-Video: No
Secure Digital Card:No / Yes
USB: Yes
VGA / D-Sub Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity:WiFi Ready
YUV Interface: Yes

Dimensions / Weight

VESA Mount:Unknown

Display

Frame Refresh Rate in Hz:600
Frequency:100 Hertz
Full HD: Yes
HD ready: Yes
LED Backlight: No

Energy Information

Energy Efficiency Class (EU):C
Energy Saving Trust Feature: No

General Features

3D: Yes
3D Technology:Shutter Glasses
Product Type:Plasma
Screen Format:16:9
Type:Plasma
Type of Monitor:Plasma
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