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Panasonic - VIERA / 65" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV
Model: TC-P65S1

2009 Price Range - About $2,700

Enjoy brilliant colors and detailed images, thanks to this flat-panel plasma HDTV that features a 1080p high-definition display, 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 600Hz refresh rate.

What's Included

* Panasonic VIERA / 65" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV
* Tabletop stand, 4-device remote
* Batteries, power cord
* Owner's manual

Product Features

* 64-5/7" screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
* 1080p display Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.
* Built-in HDTV tuner Add HD-capable antenna to receiver over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
* 600Hz refresh rate Reduces flicker for a clear picture.
* ENERGY STAR qualified Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.
* 3 HDMI inputs Provide an uncompressed all-digital audio/video link for the highest quality connection and they support copy-protected HD broadcast content.

* Inputs
Include 1 S-video (rear), 2 component video (rear), 2 composite video (1 side, 1 rear), 3 HDMI (1 side, 2 rear) and 1 RF.

* Outputs
Include 1 optical digital audio.
* VIERA Image Viewer With built-in Secure Digital memory card slot makes it easy to view photos on the big screen (media not included).
* VIERA Link capability Makes it easy for you to control all of your compatible HD A/V devices with just your HDMI cables and a single remote.
* 40,000:1 native contrast ratio (2,000,000:1 dynamic) With a brilliant Neo Plasma display offers shades between white and black for accurate color representation, even during scenes where both bright and dark images are present.
* 24p playback mode With 2:3 pulldown for accurate and realistic reproduction of film sources.
* 3D Y/C digital comb filter Delivers state-of-the-art detail and color enhancement.
* 20W 2-speaker system With simulated surround sound delivers a lush soundscape. Sound leveler evens out volume fluctuations during commercial breaks and between channels.
* Ultraslim design measures 4" deep Comes with table stand or can be mounted on a wall (with optional mounting kit, not included).
* V-Chip parental controls Give you the option of blocking undesirable material that you don't want your kids to see.
* Useful additional features Include trilingual (English, French and Spanish) on-screen menus, sleep/alarm timer, game mode, and channel labeling.

PANASONIC VIERA / 65" Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV:


# Warranty Terms - Parts 1 year
# Warranty Terms - Labor 1 year
# Product Height 40" with stand (38" without)
# Product Width 62"
# Product Weight 145.6 lbs. with stand (132.3 lbs. without)
# Product Depth 16-2/5" with stand (4" without)
# TV Type Plasma Flat-Panel
# Screen Size Class 65"
# Screen Size 64-5/7"
# Aspect Ratio 16:9
# Display Type Flat-panel plasma
# Built-In_DVR No
# Maximum Resolution 1920 x 1080
# Vertical Resolution 1080p
# Contrast Ratio 40,000:1 native (2,000,000:1 dynamic)
# Comb Filter 3D Y/C digital
# Media Card Slot Yes
# USB Port No
# HDMI Inputs 3
# DVI Inputs No
# S-Video Inputs 1
# Component Video Inputs 2
# Composite Inputs 2
# PC Inputs No
# RF Antenna Input 1
# Audio Outputs 1
# Watts/Channel 10
# AM/FM Tuner No
# Speakers 2
# Simulated Surround Yes
# Sound Leveler Yes
# Language Options English, French, Spanish
# V-Chip Yes
# Sleep/Alarm Timer Yes
# Channel Labeling Yes
# Remote Control Type Standard
# ENERGY STAR Qualified Yes
# Screen Refresh Rate 600Hz
# Color Category Black


Where to buy Panasonic HDTVs:

• Best Buy Stores
• Sears Stores

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Customer Reviews and Ratings

100% of buyers would recommend this product to a friend.

Very Impressed With My Purchase
Excellent picture. Clean sound. Energy Efficient and Great Refresh Rate
I am very pleased with the excellent picture quality, especially with blu-ray discs. With its 600hz. refresh rate I havent had any issue with motion blur in movies or video games. Another plus is that it is more energy efficient than many plasmas, as Panasonic uses a new NeoPDP technology that delivers the same plasma picture with considerable less energy consumption.

Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

Panasonic tvs have excellent black levels and whites, Rich and Deep Colors, Great Value for Size of the tv. Panasonics are the best Plasmas you can buy.

"Don't listen to anybody who says Samsung is the best plasma tv maker. They are overpriced. They Dont give you the kind of Picture that a Pansonic tv would. This Tv is huge and it's a great value. I primarily use These Tv's for Gaming and Blu-Ray. If this is your first time looking for an HD tv i Reccomend this one.

Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes

HDTV screen refresh rate

If you're shopping for a new HDTV, you've probably seen 60Hz, 120Hz, 240Hz or 600Hz listed in the description fields. But what do those numbers mean in terms of picture quality and performance?

For TVs, the number of Hz (Hertz) measures the screen refresh rate, which is how many times per second a TV screen image is completely reconstructed. A TV with a 60Hz refresh rate means that the picture will be completely rebuilt 60 times in one second. Why is this important? Generally, the faster the screen is refreshed, the smoother the images will appear to the human eye.

LCD HDTVs offer 60Hz, 120Hz and just recently, 240Hz models. Nearly all Plasma HDTVs feature a 600Hz refresh rate and are known for their smooth display of action, sports and video games. At the lower 60Hz level, something called motion blur can occur with rapid on-screen movement. The result can be a somewhat blurry image for a moment when, for example, players are running down the field. As you start to move into 120Hz and 240Hz territory, motion blur is significantly reduced.

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