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The ST30 line of TVs slots in beneath the mid-range GT30 models among Panasonic's Viera 3D plasma screen offering. The main difference between this one and the GT30 is that it makes do with just a Freeview HD tuner rather than also including a Freesat HD one. While it has Internet TV features, it lacks media streaming capabilities from a PC or home network. This does mean that you can buy the 46-inch TX-P46ST30B online for £750, which is around £300 cheaper than the GT30. If there's one area where Panasonic needs to do some work, it's on the user interface elements of its TVs. When you're paying the best part of a grand for a big screen telly you expect it to have modern-looking menus. But the ones on all of Panasonic's current line-up of plasmas, including this model, look like they've been time warped from the 1990s. Next to the slick menus on the likes of Samsung's PS51D8000, they're dreadfully dated. The menus simply lack the dynamic graphics and colourful icons that we've grown accustomed to on other manufacturers' sets. They're very flat and lifeless and are mostly made up of small graphical icons shown next to white text on a blue background.
This model is the 46'' version of the 42'' TV that we tested in our labs, the Panasonic Viera TX-P42ST30. Everything we said in the original article holds true--the only thing that's different is the size! The only exception is that some manufacturers fit different sized televisions with panels from different sources. In that case, our comments are only valid for the panel that we originally tested. Contrast, black levels, colour handling and ghosting are all subject to change from one panel to another. Manufacturers who do fit the same panel in all of the TVs in a range can expect the same results across the whole range. The only factor which could be prone to slight variation is the brightness, producing slightly different contrast. According to our own tests, and assurances from manufacturers, the results of one TV can accurately be applied to others in the range.