Input And Output Notes
Built-in Tuners: The TV has both analog (NTSC) and digital (ATSC)
tuners, as well as a QAM tuner for unencrypted cable signals. With these
built-in tuners, you don't have to purchase a
separate digital set-top box to receive and decode HDTV/SDTV signals.
100,000 Hour Panel Life: The TC-P50G10 features a G12 Progressive
1080p HD Neo PDP (Plasma Display Panel) with a 100,000 hour panel life.
Neo PDP Technology: The
TC-P50G10 features a new Neo PDP (Plasma Display Panel) technology which delivers sharp,
detailed images, deep blacks and remarkable brightness, and all with lower power
THX Certified Display: The TC-P50G10 is THX Certified for faithful
movie image reproduction. The Panasonic G10 Series Plasma HDTVs meet the high
standards set by the Lucasfilm THX Certified Display Program, to faithfully
recreate the visual ambience intended by the original movies creators.
Native Resolution: The TC-P50G10 has a display resolution of
1920 x 1080. All incoming signals are converted to this native
resolution. The HDMI digital and component video inputs will accept 1080p,
1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i, and will display them as 1920 x 1080.
Anti-Reflective Filter: The TV's flat panel features a new AR
(anti-reflective) screen coating that acts as a filter to reduce annoying
reflections and improve picture quality.
2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio: The Panasonic TC-P50G10 Widescreen VIERA plasma HDTV
utilizes an infinite black panel that has
a native contrast ratio of
and dynamic contrast ratio of 2,000,000:1.
600Hz Sub-field Drive:
The 600Hz Sub-field Drive produces crisp, focused images for
sports, dramatic action, and all other fast-moving scenes. Your full-HD
movies and games will look clear and sharp.
6,144 Shades of Gradation: Plasma displays can
suffer from an artifact called false contouring, where transitions
between different shades of the same color are too sharp. These
transitions can appear as distinct lines between the different shades of
color. Having 6,144
shades of gradation helps minimize the false contouring artifact so
color transitions take on a smooth, natural appearance.
Deep Color/x.v.Color Compatible: This unit is compatible
with the Deep Color and x.v.Color technology that corresponds with the HDMI
Version 1.3 specification. This technology supports higher bit rates and more
color possibilities than previous HDTV signals.
24p Playback: This TV is capable of displaying film-based
video at the frame rate of 24 fps via HDMI. Some Blu-ray and high definition
discs offer special 24p frame rate video for most accurate display of film-based
Aspect Modes: Depending on the input signal, you can choose
one of the following aspect modes:
- stretches a 4:3 picture horizontally to fill
the screen (recommended for anamorphic sources)
- 16:9 source displayed in original aspect
- Just: stretches a 4:3 picture to fill the
screen but with aspect correction applied to the sides of the
screen so that elongation is only apparent at the left and right
edges of the screen (recommended for normal TV broadcasts)
- H-Fill: 1080i, 1080p, or 720p inputs only;
enlarges a 4:3 picture horizontally to fill the screen, the side
edges are cut off
- 4:3: displays a 4:3 picture in original
aspect ratio with bars along the sides
- Zoom: magnifies the picture uniformly
(vertically and horizontally) to fill the screen; the top
and bottom of a 4:3 source are cut off (recommended for
letter box sources)
Picture Menu: The Menu list allows you to make the following
adjustments in picture quality:
- Picture Modes: You can choose one of the following
- Vivid: provides enhanced contrast and sharpness
when viewing in a well lit room
- Standard: recommended for normal viewing
conditions with subdued room lighting
- THX: faithfully reproduces the image
quality that the movie makers intended in order to provide
the ultimate cinematic experience at home
- Game: for playing video games; this mode will be
set automatically if "GAME" is selected from the input label setting
- Custom: adjust picture, brightness, color, tint,
- Color Temperature:
This feature selects the
level of warm colors (red) and cool colors (blue); choose from a
Cool 2, Cool 1, Normal, Warm 1, or Warm 2.
- C.A.T.S: Adjusts the brightness and gradation according to the
ambient lighting condition. You can select On or Off.
- Video NR: Video Noise Reduction removes snow from a
weaker analog TV signal.
- Zoom Adjust: adjusts the vertical alignment and size when aspect
setting "Zoom" is selected.
- Advanced Picture: Some advanced picture settings include:
- Digital Comb Filter:
adaptive 3D-YC comb filter minimizes noise and cross-color in the
picture when the composite video input is used.
- Color Matrix:
When viewing a signal input through the
component video inputs, this TV will automatically optimize the color
parameters based on the color matrix setting:
- MPEG NR:
Reduces the block noise specific to digital signals
from DVDs, STB's etc.
- Black Level: You can adjust the TV's black level to
Dark or Light.
- 24p Direct In: 24p Direct In achieves more cinematic playback
by reproducing the movie contents at twice the speed of 24 framers per
seconds (60Hz or 48Hz).
- HD Size: Selects between 95% and 100% for the scanning area
with high definition signal. Select 95% if noise is generated on the
edges of the screen.
- H Size: Adjust horizontal display range to reduce noise of
both side edges of an image or adjust image size according to aspect
mode for reducing noise.
Anti-Image Retention Features: The TV's Pixel Orbiter
feature helps to prevent image retention (burn-in) by shifting the display
image. You can set the feature to automatic or force, and designate the time
interval for the "Force" setting as 1, 2, 3, or 4. You can also change the
brightness of the side bars that appear in 4:3 mode, or start a scrolling white
vertical bar across the screen to prevent burn-in.
Photo/Video Viewer: The SD card slot on the
side-panel of the TC-P50G10 allows you to view JPEG photos and high
definition AVCHD or standard definition MPEG2 video from an SD, SDHC or miniSD card
(an adapter is required to use a miniSD card). The maximum capacity for
each type of media is: SDHC (16GB), SD Card
(2GB), miniSD card (1GB). You can view images as thumbnails (up to 12 images), view
them individually allowing you to rotate the image 90-degrees clockwise
or counter-clockwise or view them as a slide show, with adjustable
picture duration. You can adjust the time duration for the slide show
(Very fast, Fast, Medium, Slow, Very slow) as well as the transition
effect (Off, Fade, Wipe, Slide, Zoom, Comb, Dissolve, Checker, or
Random). You can also choose to playback your photos with a Sepia or
Gray Scale effect. In addition, you can
adjust the TV's picture settings (Contrast, Brightness, Color, Tint,
Sharpness) for your still photos and videos. You can adjust the audio
settings for your videos, as well. You are able to select the video you
want to play from an on-screen movie list. You can move to the previous
or next movie move, as well as repeat video playback.
VIERA Cast: Using the television's rear-panel RJ-45 Ethernet port you can access select internet services (TV content) from the television via VIERA Cast, a web menu that's
built into the television. With Panasonic's VIERA Cast technology, you can enjoy online content like Amazon Video On Demand, YouTube videos, Picasa Web Albums, stock information (Bloomberg) and weather through the
TV's easy-to-use, built-in Web interface via the supplied remote control (no extra equipment or PC required). You can also operate your computer's Network camera from the TV's remote and check the images from
the Network camera on your TV (PC required). In addition, the VIERA Cast menu
will self-update as soon as new online content becomes available.
Note: VIERA Cast requires a Broadband high-speed
Internet service of no less than 1.5 Mbps for SD image quality and 6Mbps for
HD picture quality. Dial-up Internet services cannot be used for VIERA Cast.
PC Input: The television can be used as a monitor for your
PC through the TV's RGB HD-15 input. You can also listen to PC sound with audio
cable connected from your PC to the TV's side-panel A/V input.
Audio Menu: In addition to bass, treble, and balance, the
TV's audio menu includes the following advanced features:
- A.I. Sound: This
feature equalizes overall volume levels across all channels and external
- Surround Function: The surround function enhances
audio response when listening to stereo programming. This function is
active only for the TV's built-in speakers.
- Bass Boost: This feature enhances bass sound and provides an more
- Volume Leveler: The Volume Leveler monitors the
difference in audio levels between inputs and minimizes the change in
volume when you change inputs. This function is active only for the TV's
Closed Caption: The television includes a built-in decoder
that is capable of providing a text display of the audio. The program being
viewed must be transmitting Closed Caption (CC) information. The TV features
analog and digital close captions:
- CC 1-4: displays information related to pictures (appears at
bottom of screen)
- T 1-4: displays textual information (appears over entire
- Digital: The digital Closed Caption menu lets you configure the
way you choose to view the digital captions when viewing a digital station
with (CC). You can adjust size, font, style, foreground, opacity, background
and outline settings.
Input Labels: Each input can be labeled to reflect the
source connected. The label options are Skip, VCR, DVD, Cable,
Game, Aux, Receiver, Computer, Blu-ray, Camera, DVD REC, Home Thtr,
Monitor, Media CTR, Media EXT, other and (blank). If "Skip" is selected, the TV/Video button will
skip the input.
Station Caption: You change a channel's station
name to a custom seven character name.
Favorite Channels: Channel numbers can be registered as
Favorites and displayed in the TV's Favorite Tune menu for easier access.
Lock: The Lock function has four settings to block
viewing of particular channels or inputs. You create a 4-digit password
that's required to bypass the lock. The available settings are:
- Off: nothing is locked
- All: all channels and external inputs are locked
- Game: channels 3 and 4 and the video inputs are
- Channel: locks up to seven specific channels
- Program: block programs based on their TV or
Programmable On/Off Timers: The programmable timers
allow you to program the TV set to turn itself on and off at designated
times, on designated days, tuned to designated channels. Up to 5 events
can be programmed using the timers. An event can have multiple episodes
(Daily, Mon-Fri, Every Wed, etc).
Sleep Timer: This television features a built-in sleep
timer, set by remote control, that turns the TV off automatically after
30, 60, or 90 minutes.
ECO/Power Saving: To conserve energy, the automatically turns
off when no signal and no operation is performed for more than 10
minutes. Also to conserve energy, the TV automatically turns off when no
operation of remote or side panel keys continue for more than 3 hours.
Remote Control: The supplied remote is
programmed to operate this unit only. The OK button and
directional keys allow you to move the on-screen selector, making menu
navigation simple and efficient. The remote
control will also operate certain functions of Panasonic equipment with
"HDAVI Control" connected by HDMI automatically through the TV's
feature. The remote features illuminated buttons when the "Light" button
is pressed on the remote, so you can see the remote easily in the dark.
VIERA Link HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your Panasonic "HDAVI
Control" compatible home theater components connected by HDMI by
pressing a single button on your TV's remote control. Panasonic
equipment with the "HDAVI Control" function enables the following
operations: Automatic input switching, Power on link, Power off link, Speaker
control, and One-touch theater playback. Equipment with HDAVI Control 2 (or
more) function enables the following operations: Providing the setting
information, Automatic lip-sync function, Direct TV recording, and auto-power standby.
Input And Output Notes
HDMI Inputs: The TC-P50G10 has 2 rear-panel HDMI inputs
and 1 side-panel HDMI input. All of the HDMI terminals can accommodate copy-protected digital
signals (HDCP) from other devices (such as digital set-top boxes) that
have compatible interfaces. The
HDMI inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i inputs.
Either HDMI 1, HDMI 2, HDMI 3 can be used with an HDMI-to-DVI adapter
along with the left and right RCA audio jacks assigned to Component 1,
Component 2, Video 1 or Video 2 (for the audio portion of the signal).
Component Video Inputs: The two
rear-panel component video
inputs will accept 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i inputs.
The Plasma TV features a rear and
side-panel composite video input, along with a rear-panel S-Video input.
The rear-panel composite and S-Video input share a pair of stereo RCA
Digital Audio Out: The rear-panel optical digital
output allows you to send a Dolby Digital bit stream to a Dolby Digital
receiver or decoder. If the program doesn't include a Dolby Digital
soundtrack, a 2-channel PCM bit stream is output.
Analog Audio Out: These stereo RCA audio jacks allow you to listen to
the TV's audio through your stereo system. In the menu you can set the output to
Fixed (volume controlled by the receiver/amplifier) or Variable (volume
controlled by the TV's remote control) operation.
SD Card Slot: The
television features a side panel SD-card slot for viewing JPEG images
stored on an optional SD-card (sold separately). The SD-card slot is
compatible with SDHC cards up to 16GB, SD cards up to 2GB, and miniSD
cards up to 1GB (miniSD cards require a miniSD card adapter).
PC Input: The TV is equipped with an RGB (15-pin D-Sub)
input for connecting your PC.
Ethernet Port (LAN): The Panasonic TC-P50G10 features a rear-panel
RJ-45(10BASE-T/100BASE-TX) Ethernet port for connecting the TV to the internet
using VIERA Cast.
Pedestal Base: The TC-P50G10 includes a
pedestal base for cabinet-top mounting. The base comes unassembled, and
unattached to the TV, so assembly is required. With the pedestal base the TV
weighs 75.0 pounds.
Wall Mounting: On the back of the TV are four
threaded inserts to attach an optional wall mount bracket. The inserts
require 8M (8mm) machine screws. The horizontal hole spacing is 400mm
and the vertical hole spacing of 300mm. Without the pedestal base
attached, the TV weighs 70.6 pounds.