Panasonic introduces a new low priced 3D TV which receives PC World’s
editor’s choice award.
“Quote from PC World” “The VIERA ST50A: it’s one step down from the VT50A in Panasonic’s plasma hierarchy but comes with a massive reduction in price. The 50-inch model we’re testing here is a mere $1749 RRP, while the 55-inch and 65-inch variants are $2799 and $3999 — cheap by comparison. We’ve even seen the 50-inch model for less than $1300 at some online retailers.”
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The VIERA ST50A isn’t especially thin (or especially attractive) when you compare it to LED TVs like the LG LM9600 or Samsung Series 8, but it’s not bad for a plasma. At around 45mm thick, with a 35mm bezel, it’s much more svelte than the plasmas of yesteryear, although the new Samsung Series 8 plasma is more attractive and thinner. The stand of the ST50A has around 30 degrees of swivel built in, so it’s versatile.
The bottom line is if you haven’t bought a 3D TV yet you’re in luck. Good things come to those who wait! The price for 3DTV”s is trending downward while the feature set and technology improves with each newly released model. Stay tuned for more toprated 3DTV’s reviewed at NowPlaying3D®.
We did not report on too many 3D TV’s in 2010 and 2011 as we felt the market was in it’s infancy and the bugs needed to be worked out of the first generation 3D TV’s. Glasses free with multiple viewing angles? At an affordable price? It will happen…stay tuned.
Panasonic review source: PC World online.
By: Steven D. Ito