Panasonic Smart VIERA TX-P46ST30B 46-inch Full HD 1080p 3D 600Hz Internet-Ready Plasma TV with Freeview HD (discontinued by manufacturer) [Energy Class C]
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On-mode power consumption
232 Kilowatt Hours per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.
Visible screen diagonal
46" / 117 cm
Energy efficiency class:
On-mode power consumption:
232 kWh per year, based on the power consumption of the television operating 4 hours per day for 365 days. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the television is used.
Visible screen diagonal:
46 " / 116.84 cm
Top Customer Reviews
This ST30 model is missing DNLA (which allows for easier and better networking with your other multimedia items in your household, and better looks from it's more expensive brothers GT30 and VT30. It also has faster-switching phosphors, reduced power consumption and a new screen filter.
Out of the box
When you get your brand new shiny 3d TV, the first thing you will need to do is attach the base stand to the actual TV. You can do this on your own but is a little tricky. There is a forked prong that fits into the base and you screw this in but make sure that you look for the black plastic cover before you attach it to the TV which was found separately at the bottom of the box with mine. The TV then slots onto the forks and you screw this on. The TV can then swivel on it's stand to about 35 degrees either way from straight ahead .Unlike the Panasonic flagship the ST does not come with any 3D glasses so you'll have to buy your own. I've got the ...Read more ›
Unfortunately it also has two glaring problems that are so obviously unacceptable in a TV costing as much as this model does that I wonder how Panasonic have the nerve to even consider marketing the set.
The first of these is a sudden and highly distracting shift in brightness in certain scenes. Panasonics customer services department call it a feature, I call it a very obvious and totally unacceptable design flaw that makes the set virtually unwatchable. Imagine if you will an audio device that randomly alters the volume and how annoying that would be and you will have some understanding of how frustrating an apparent brightness shift would be on a video display.
The second issue which my ST30 has is random patches of green on some areas of the screen which are particularly visible on greyscale images. This is also visible in colour images, depending upon the colour of the image being displayed.
I am deeply disappointed with this TV set and would not recommend it to anybody until Panasonic UK have the decency to recognise the flaw in their product and takes steps to address the issue. Panasonic in the US are doing just that and are hoping to issue a firmware update. The same update is needed in the uk but I cannot see that happening when the company refuses to recognise the issue.
Stay well clear!
UPDATE: Panasonic UK are are now achnowledging that FBr is an issue are are collecting data from customers as well as investigating the issue at their factory.Read more ›
Ok, down to the TV itself. The picture quality is astounding, once you have calibrated it yourself away from the factory settings. This is a pretty simple task, with a minimum of parameters to choose from. You have six basic picture presets, each with a different set of values. For example; "dynamic" mode is very vibrant, over saturated and uses a high amount of contrast. "Normal" mode is very dark with low contrast and colour, this incidentally is the setting that the TV comes shipped with and really doesn't do the set justice, but as i mentioned earlier in the review, once you choose your own settings and have calibrated it yourself, this Plasma really shines. The next two presets are the ones worth concentrating on, these are "Cinema" and "True Cinema" take the time to make adjustments to these, using the brightness, contrast, colour and sharpness settings and you won't be sorry you have bought this TV. Personally i use the "cinema" setting as i find it gives the best balance between brightness, contrast and realistic colour reproduction. The other two setting are "Game" and "photo", which are pretty self explanatory in what they are best used for.
A word of advise though.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this a while ago. Very good but the only downside is that the app store does not have netflix. I guess with time this would be rolled out with one of the updates. Read morePublished on 22 Jan. 2014 by JES
thank you this is a very good item.spot on .thank you cannot find one like this no ware.all the best on this product. alanPublished on 22 Jan. 2014 by alangun1
Chosen this item after reading reviews.
For our living room.
Picture quality was great!
Price was a bargain for this model. Read more
Broke down a day after the guarantee expired, the repairs were fairly expensive, We still have it a year later and it has not been any trouble since.Published on 27 Dec. 2013 by JAY
I never get disappointed by Panasonic and this TV is no exception - very good quality of picture, easy to set up and for the purpose of showing designs, it is ideal. Read morePublished on 3 Jun. 2013 by T. Chalklen
This is a great TV BUT..................
The screen is highly reflective! If there is any ambient light in the room, as soon as the picture gets at all dark (e.g. Read more