Enjoy subscription free HD programmes with Freeview HD or Freesat, the choice is yours.
The VIERA ST30 Plasma TV series includes a DVB-T2 tuner for Freeview HD providing you with a convenient, subscription free way of watching HD contents like sport, as well as your favourite soaps, dramas and documentaries in full HD glory wherever you are in the UK (Please ensure that Freeview HD coverage is available in your local area before using this TV).
Enter the World of 3D
Be Captivated By NeoPlasma
Panasonic is taking television to the next level with the new VIERA NeoPlasma TV line-up, which delivers brilliant picture quality in Full HD 2D and 3D. Never miss a detail when watching movies, sports or playing the latest games. With NeoPlasma, you can always be sure to get the best picture quality.
Enjoy crisp & clear moving pictures thanks to the 600Hz sub-field drive.
Brilliant Motion Clarity with 600Hz Sub-field Drive
The 600Hz sub-field drive in combination with the newly developed Fast Switching Phosphors offers crisp & clear moving pictures. This unique image-analysis technology converts the motion in each scene into data for faster display of frame images compared to previous 600Hz systems.
The UK broadcast system is sent at the rate of 50 frames per second (50Hz), so every second of watching, 50 pictures are sent to the TV. Each of the 50 frames consists of sub-field images based on the brightness & tonal characteristics of a picture in a frame.
With VIERA Plasma TV with 600Hz sub-field drive, up to 12 sub-field images per frame are displayed. It is said that the higher the number of subfields the greater the colour is & the smoother the picture is. This is why our 600Hz system delivers rich colour and smooth motion pictures.
*When the Cinema mode is selected.
Active shutter glasses help to create stunning FULL HD 3D (glasses not included).
Active Shutter Glasses
When you watch 3D on a TV, even a slight blur can negatively affect the level of immersion. To get the best 3D picture quality possible, Panasonic employs Active Shutter Glasses (not included) which are synchronised to the frame sequential driving of the TV. With this technology the viewer enjoys a cinema-like resolution of 1920 x 1080 for each eye. Viewers can then enjoy a gripping 3D experience without resolution and viewing angle deterioration.
Highly precise timing control for the opening & closing of the shutters minimises unwanted light leakage (minimising shading ratio of over 1/1000) to enable clear 3D viewing. Both shutters on the 3D Eyewear close completely during the short gap between the right & left plasma signal emission to match the luminescence characteristics of the plasma display.
Latest screen technology minimises mutual interference from left and right frames. .
Clear 3D Images
New phosphor technology prevents crosstalk in 3D - The use of new fast switching phosphors has significantly reduced the afterglow time. The emission time and process have also been improved to minimise mutual interference of the frames for the left and right-eye images to greatly reduce crosstalk. The resulting 3D images are extremely high in quality.
Deeper Blacks & Higher Contrast
In new VIERA models, contrast and black levels have been significantly improved especially in bright surroundings. Enhancements to the panel and cells help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks. In movies, the true, deep blacks faithfully convey the intent of the filmmakers, adding power and realism to the viewing experience.
Internet on Your TV
VIERA TVs are made for so much more than just watching TV. VIERA Connect brings Internet-based
content straight to your living room, on the big screen, and enables you to enjoy the whole world of
content in all its different forms and shapes. Stay connected with your friends on Facebook™, rent
movies or play games - all from the comfort of your sofa without the need for a PC.
Bring the internet to your living room, from catch-up TV and renting movies to Facebook.
Missed an interesting TV broadcast? With VIERA Connect, you can directly access the media centres of major broadcasters and watch programmes at your convenience.
Like music? Turn your VIERA into a juke box. Access internet radio stations, watch music videos and enjoy the great sound quality of your VIERA TV.
Do you like an occasional game but do not want to use your computer or console? Just try the gaming area in VIERA Connect to bridge the next advertising break. Optional Gamepads can be used for even more fun.
Now you no longer need to be tied to your computer to stay up to date on the happenings within your personal network. Make a Skype™ video chat* with your family or get a quick Facebook™ update in your living room!
*Optional camera required.
Call your friends and family from via Skype (requires Panasonic HD Communication Camera).
Connecting Friends & Families with Skype
Today, millions of individuals and businesses use Skype to make free video and voice calls. As with our VIERA Cast service, free Skype-to-Skype calls from their large screen TV* are available on the new VIERA Connect, which means they can see family and friends on a large screen from the comfort of their living as they talk to them.
*Requires Panasonic HD Communication Camera, TY-CC10Wn, sold separately.
Whether you feel like watching your favourite film again, the latest blockbuster release, or simply catching up on your favourite TV series, Video on Demand makes it possible. Your movie or programme will start at the touch of a button.
News & Lifestyle
You don't have to wait for the next news broadcast to get an update on what's important in the world – just check the news and lifestyle section via VIERA Connect any time you like.
Getting the latest information and up-to-date videos on your favourite sport has never been easier thanks to the leading sports coverage from partners such as EurosportTM.
Use the Panasonic App to turn your iPhone into your remote control.
iPhone, iPod touch & iPad Remote Control
Panasonic has made watching and browsing your VIERA TV even easier with the new VIERA Remote app for Apple mobile devices. The app instantly turns your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a remote control touch screen so you can quickly and intuitively navigate all the tools and features on your VIERA TV including the 3D settings, SD card access and VIERA Connect.
The VIERA Remote is an intelligent app that allows you to not only browse and start applications at your convenience, but also do text input when required.
One Remote, Total Control
VIERA Link allows you to have complete control over all connected Panasonic High Definition AV devices – via the single VIERA remote control. Just hook up the devices to one another using an HDMI cable, sit back and enjoy easy control.