The Panasonic VIERA ET5 Series has a new 3D ips LED panel for superior & clearer images with polarizing 3D method. With VIERA's wide 178 viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission Aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images. A polarizing film on the display surface displays the left and right images for each of the odd-numbered and even-numbered horizontal scanning lines. When viewed through polarizing eyewear, different images are shown to the left and right eyes, resulting in the perception of 3D images. This method reduces the vertical Resolution to one-half, but it is an easy way to view 3D images using light, economical eyewear. Great for watching with a group of people.
Polarized 3D Method
A polarizing film on the display surface displays the left and right images for each of the odd-numbered and even-numbered horizontal scanning lines. When viewed through polarizing eyewear, different images are shown to the left and right eyes, resulting in the perception of 3D images. This method reduces the vertical resolution to one-half, but it is an easy way to view 3D images using light, economical eyewear. Great for watching with a group of people.
Vivid Color Creation
The brightness, saturation, contrast and sharpness of colors are finely compensated in each scene. Highly vivid colors are produced with hardly any mutual interference. People's faces are also detected, and skin tones are beautifully corrected to ensure soft, natural complexions*.
* Only for the VT, GT Series of Plasma TVs and WT Series of LCD TVs.
Unique Panasonic technology converts 2D images into high-quality 3D images in real-time. The image depth is analyzed from the compositional, color and brightness data of each scene, to convert 2D images into naturally beautiful 3D images. In addition to ordinary TV programs, this method can be used to convert a variety of 2D images — such as web content, Blu-ray Disc™ media, and photos and movies saved onto SD Memory Cards — into 3D images with a high level of precision.
* When a 2D source is converted to 3D, the 3D effect is slightly less pronounced than with 3D sources.
3D 24p Cinema Smoother
VIERA gives you naturally flowing 24p images with the look and tonal characteristics of film, and familiar TV-like quality. This mode optimizes the number of frames of 24p images recorded from film sources onto media such as the Blu-ray Disc™. Panasonic's advanced source analysis and frame generation deliver smooth, natural, lifelike images.
* Only for the WT and DT Series.
** Only for the ET and E50 Series.
*** These images are for a 60Hz input signal.
Wide Viewing Angle
With VIERA's wide 178* viewing angle, you see clear, vibrant images from every seat in the room. The backlight features a wide transmission aperture that enhances contrast between light and dark and improves response to provide smoother motion images.
* The range at which the contrast ratio is 10:1 or higher.
VIERA remote App Support: Smartphone Remote
VIERA remote App lets you use a smartphone or tablet device as a remote control. Tap and flick-based commands are intuitive. Text input is easy, too, with familiar keyboard operation. These handy devices also make great gamepads.
Free Point Operation
More intuitive free-point operation for web browsing, by using the touch screen as a touchpad.
Game Pad Operation
Gamepad operation for VIERA Connect game applications which can be enjoyed on the large screen.
You can display same web pages on VIERA and smartphone with easy operation.
Enjoy photos, music, movies on VIERA and smartphone anytime.
Simple Remote Control
This remote features easy-to-see characters and an easy-to-understand button layout. It lets everyone in the house operate VIERA quickly and easily.
Product Support Center
Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about connecting peripheral devices and operating methods are explained using movies. They are easy for everyone, young or old, to understand. A video guide can be accessed from VIERA Connect.
* Requires the downloading of a free app from VIERA Connect Market.
No more need to search through the User's Manual. Now you can find out how to operate and connect devices right on your TV screen. Just press the HELP button on the remote control to display the eHELP.
VIERA Connect is an internet service for TVs based on the use of cloud servers.
It brings you video-on-demand (VOD), catch-up TV, games, educational content, and lots more, through a wide range of apps. It's a great way to relax in your living room with family and friends.
The browser supports HTML5 pages, so you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC. Unlike a PC, though, the large screen allows the whole family or a group of friends to comfortably view a wide variety of content.
It is easy to connect to the internet or a home network by using the WiFi Built-In function. There is no need for cords or cables, so the layout is flexible and the room stays neat and uncluttered. Using a wireless connection for VIERA Connect and employing the DLNA function make it easy to share photos and movies.
A DLNA-compatible VIERA makes network connection super easy. It's a simple way to use the home network IPTV function. Plus, it lets you share content by linking various equipment. Enjoy photos, movies, music and more in the living room, bedroom, or any room in the house.
Games are much more fun when there's no lag in operation. VIERA automatically chooses settings that provide the optimal image, so you get super-fast response and no delays. Even dark scenes with delicately rendered details are beautiful and easy to see. Game mode makes all of the game apps on VIERA Connect even more fun to play.
Simply insert an SD Memory Card or USB memory stick into the slot to enjoy previously saved photos, video clips and music on VIERA's large screen. You can also add frames and other effects to your photos and videos, and create slide shows complete with background music. A wide variety of formats are supported, so you can listen to PC-based music files and web movies right on your TV.
VIERA Link interlinks the operation of various AV devices, so you can operate them all using only the VIERA remote. Setup is easy, too – simply connect the devices to each other via HDMI cables.
This mode automatically turns the power off and adjusts the brightness depending on VIERA's operating status. Settings can be configured by selecting Eco mode from VIERA Tools.
C.A.T.S. [Contrast Automatic Tracking System]
This detects the brightness of the room and automatically adjusts screen brightness accordingly. When the room darkens, it lowers the screen brightness and adjusts the image quality for easier viewing while suppressing power consumption.
Power Saving Functions in VIERA Link™
The power of each connected device is adjusted depending on usage to reduce wasteful usage.
Notice for VIERA Connect
*The services through VIERA Connect are operated by their respective service providers, and service may be discontinued either temporarily or permanently without notice. Therefore, Panasonic will make no warranty for the content or the continuity of the service.
*Not all features of websites or content of the service may be available.
*Some content may be inappropriate for some viewers.
*Some content may only be available for specific countries and may be presented in specific languages.
*The Twitter, Pandora , FOX Sports™, Amazon Instant Video™, YouTube™, Picasa Web Albums™, Netflix, Cinemanow, hulu Plus, SHOUTcast, Facebook, AP, MLB, AccuWeather, BodyMedia, and Withings names and logos are trademarks of their respective companies. in the United States and other countries.
*The Skype name, associated trade marks and logos and the "S" symbol are trade marks of Skype Limited.
*Each service is scheduled to begin in Spring 2012, but the actual start will vary for each of the service partners.
*Attention: it is not possible to make emergency calls with Skype™.
*USB Keyboard and Wireless LAN Adaptor are not included.
*Communication Camera for VIERA is not included.
|Screen Size Diagonal (inches)||54.6|
|Number of Pixels||2,073,600 (1,920 x 1,080)|
|Panel||IPS LED LCD|
|HDTV Display Capability (1080p, 1080i, 720p)||Yes|
|Aspect Control||480i/p: FULL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM / 1080i/p: FULL, H-FILL, JUST, 4:3, ZOOM|
|Viewing Angle||178 degrees|
|Panel Drive||360 backlight scanning|
|24p Playback (3:2)/24p Smooth||Yes/ Yes|
|Intelligent Scene Controller||Yes|
|Smart VIERA Engine Pro|
|Vivid Color Creation||Yes|
|Full HD 3D|
|3D Panel||Yes (Polarized)|
|3D 24p Cinema Smoother||Yes|
|Dedicated 3D Eyewear||4 included|
|Sound System||Full-range x 2 (L, R)|
|Number of Speakers||2|
|Audio Output||20 W|
|Surround Sound||AV Surround|
|Integrated ATSC Tuner||Yes|
|HDMI Input||null / 4 (4 side)|
|Support Feature||Audio Return Channel (Input 2)|
|SD Card||Yes (SDXC)|
|Analog Audio Input (for HDMI/DVI)||Yes|
|Composite Video Input shared with Component||RCA x 1 (lower) *|
|Audio Input (for Composite Video)||RCA x 1 (lower) *|
|PC Input||D-sub 15-pin x 1 (lower)|
|Component Video Input (Y, PB, PR) shared with Composite||RCA x 1 (lower) *|
|Audio Input (for Component Video)||RCA x 1 (lower) *|
|Digital Audio Output||1 (lower)|
|VIERA Connect (IPTV)||Yes|
|Skype while watching TV||Yes|
|Social Networking TV (Faceboook/Twitter)||Yes|
|VIERA Remote App Support||Yes|
|Wireless LAN Adaptor||Yes (built-in)|
|Media Player||null / Yes (SD Card/USB)|
|Support Format||AVCHD 3D/Progressive, SD-VIDEO/MotionJPEG (Lumix)/MKV/MP4/MOV/M4v/FLV/3GPP/VRO/VOB/TS/PS, MP3/AAC/FLAC, JPEG/MPO|
|Trilingual Menu (English/Spanish/French)||Yes|
|Built-In Closed Caption Decoder||Yes|
|Off - Timers||Yes|
|Power Supply||AC 110 - 127 V, 60 Hz|
|On Mode Average Power Consumption||82.4 W|