Panasonic TC-P50ST30 3D picture quality is much improved over 2010 models

by Jack Burden, senior reviewer

The ST30's 3D picture quality is much improved over last yearWe first previewed the 3D picture quality from the TCP50ST30 at the CES 2011 show in Las Vegas. We were impressed with it then but thought there was probably some gimmicks included in Panasonic's presentation. However when we got it to the test lab at our own facility here in Atlanta, we were still pleased with the 3D picture. Notably, the irritating blur in the bottom left and right corners of the picture were gone. Also, the occasionally distracting flashing of the active shutter glasses was also gone. The Full-HD Frame Sequential 3D technology which Panasonic employs in this TV really does the trick. Images are still just as colorful but the new technology has eliminated the worst of the 3D effects. Eye fatigue is still going to be present, but what we've found is that it is dependent on the quality of the original 3D movie filming rather than the TV. That is to say, if the movie or programming was filmed properly with 3D cameras - it's not going to cause as much eye fatigue. Picture quality overall was also improved on this model over the previous 2010 models.


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