Panasonic TC-P55ST50 3D Plasma HDTV Review$1,699.00
Though the Panasonic TC-P55ST50 ($1699 MSRP) may have some great attributes, it lacks in some area of convenience concerning the internet and 3D.
First off, the active shutter glasses just do not produce the 3D you have always hoped and dreamed for. Rather than an improvement on 2D, this type of 3D is a novelty that we can't imagine consumers will use regularly. If we are talking internet features, the streaming content is there, and it's easy to use, but it's also slow to load and navigate. Furthermore, it's exactly the same as it was last year, both in look and ineptitude. Consumers will definitely use this function, as it is one of the main features of a Smart TV, but there are much better systems out there.
In the end, the Panasonic TC-P55ST50 isn't a bad TV, but it's not the super-powered, modern multi-tasker we expected, nor is it an improvement on last year's ST30. If you just want a sports television, you can save some money by buying a Panasonic plasma with none of these lackluster advanced features. The price is similar to other televisions of the 3D Smart TV ilk, and we think it is worth the time to look at a few other brands before you commit to the Panasonic interface, and underwhelming Active 3D images.