Panasonic VIERA TC-L55ET5 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Review
Shawn M. Bokros, Amazon
24 August 2013
Summary: In the late Summer of 2012 I had been extremely tempted to purchase a 3D display even though I already owned two perfectly capable 46" 1080p HDTVs. I felt that the 3DTV prices at the time were incredibly overpriced especially for passive displays. Then out of nowhere I spotted Best Buy's Black Friday deal on this 55" Panasonic LED 3D display for $899. I couldn't pass it up at that price since this TV was going for $1400 everywhere online at the time (still $1300 now).
Summary: This was ordered and delivered in a week. The delivery set it up and ensured it was working but would not do anything else so I had to fiddle a bit to get the wireless internet working and also connected to my BluRay player. All is working just fine now with the picture set on Vivid for me and makes watching the US Open a real pleasure. I have also discovered that there is not much 3D content out there and what is out there is very pricey.
Summary: it took me a really long time to finally buy a slim tv, im glad the search is over and my tv is working great. i read through alot of reviews before i bought this tv. the ones who bought this tv and complained about it sounded like they did something wrong to me. all the ones that were satisfied sounded really impressed. im one of those impressed.
Summary: I bought this TV over a plasma since it was going in a small room and I was worried about the heat. I'm glad I went with the LED as the heat does make a difference and this outputs much less heat than my plasma in another room. Overall the picture is decent, with the usual LED backlight flaws (can't get true black like a plasma), but the colors are bright and crisp.
Summary: This is a very nice TV for the price. I bought it for $959.99, and later got it adjusted to $899.99 to match a competitor's price during the 14-day price guarantee Amazon offers. I had first bought the Panasonic TC-55UT50 plasma TV, but it had a very audible buzzing noise during bright scenes and I was getting some image retention with the ESPN logo (and other channel logos) and life bars etc. from some video games.
Summary: The one thing that's good about this TV is that it doesn't take long before it comes on, other led or LCD TVs I bought take awhile before it come on. The only thing I wish these new TVs had was a simple audio out because the sound on new led TVs is horrible I know why it is its because they make them so thin there is no room for bigger better speakers but couldn't they a least add a audio out jack to plug up your on none powered speakers.