Defective TV, display panel problems after only 18 months of operation.
A. Frank, Amazon
7 February 2014
Summary: I bought this TV in July 2012. It was working fine for 18 months when suddenly horizontal lines began forming on the screen and the picture started freezing, although the sound worked correctly. The online Panasonic support, they had me do a hard reset on the TV, which did not work. Then, I hired a local company to do come to my house (at my own expense, because it was out of warranty).
Summary: My panel stopped working within the warranty period. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have any parts to repair it with. Waiting is all I have done, and I paid 1400 for essentially a 11 month TV rental. Look elsewhere.
Summary: This unit has a great number of available preferences relative to picture and sound quality ..However with all the time and effort I invested, I was not able to create a truly sharp, clear,crisp, like image .. The image is O.K. and much like the image on my smaller 33" Vizio .. I had expected something better .. The sound was acceptable. I was able to enhance it considerably buy the use of a sound bar .. Over all it is an average large screen TV ..
Summary: I ordered this in 55-inch right before the Super Bowl and I wanted to reserve judgment for a few weeks to view the TV in many different ways. I really wanted a 60" and considered brands like Samsung and Vizio instead. Ultimately the deal i received on this tv was too good to pass up ($850 plus $50 for the WiFi adapter). Plus the problem Vizio has had with audio and their panels made me look elsewhere.
Summary: I was concerned after reading the CNET review on this set that the picture would be subpar. But after looking at a set and reading the reviews I thought this was worth a try at the price that this television has fallen to. I have not been disappointed! It took some adjusting to get the picture set up, but now the picture is great. The sound isn't bad at all after adjusting the bass way up and turning surround on.
Summary: I had a 50" Panasonic plasma TV that I bought in 2006 and I really did not expect this LED TV to be able to compare with it. I was wrong. I calibrated it with the Disney World Of Wonder disc and it looks just as good as the plasma did.
Summary: This product worked nicely for 2 months. After that I started seeing a black vertical line on the screen that will not go away. I called Panasonic customer service, and so far they have been the worst Customer Service experiences I've ever had. Don't know what I will do next, but someone suggested the BBB which seems like the only option at this point...
Summary: I have to say that I relied very heavily on the reviews on Amazon. But, I think they were a bit generous with the accolades for picture quality. Even though it is 120 Hz, I don't feel the refresh rate is very good. Lots of pixelization during fast action. The analog port doesn't work (found that out too late). The frame is very thin and has a slight curve, and the thin metal looks crinkled/bent. Don't get me wrong, I am a loyal fan of all things Panasonic.
Summary: Bought the 55 inch off amazon, because after a lot of research on the current led smart tv market this stood out as the best deal out there at the time. Tried to get Best Buy to price match it and they wouldn't do it. They said Amazon undercuts the prices too much, they actually said that i should just buy it off Amazon for that price (849.99 + free ship). So I went ahead and ordered it even though i was a little worried about the shipping.