Summary: UPDATE 12/11/2013: Amazon refunded my purchase last night. Thank you Amazon for doing the right thing! So before I begin this review I would like to start by saying how amazed I am that Amazon pulled this. I am a customer in good standing with Amazon that has placed 107 orders this year alone. Now that I have that out of the way I will continue. So I had been admiring this TV for awhile and became aware that it was going to be a lightening deal on Cyber Monday.
Summary: Wonderful, light television, advertisements were present but can be shut off. Keyboard recommended if you will use for Internet, other than that highly recommended television. Note: Would of been nice to have a remote way to make the camera retract.
Summary: Prior to getting the Panasonic TC-L55WT60 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz Smart 3D IPS LED HDTV, the best TV I had was a Sony BRAVIA KDL32BX330 32-Inch 720p LCD HDTV (Black). My first impression was "wow"...this HDTV has an ultra-thin metal bezel and a chrome and acrylic stand. Just having this TV atop my TV stand upgrades the look and feel of my entire living room. The HDTV was easy to unpack.
Summary: I haven't upgraded a television in my home in a couple of years, so this TV really blew my mind. There's so much to love about it! I am giving it 5 stars for its capabilities as a 3D television, since that is its primary function. The 3D is simply AMAZING! I'll be honest, I don't watch much in 3D because it does tend to give me a bit of a headache after an hour or two, but on July 4th, I watched Independence Day and the fiery explosions in that movie were epic in 3D.
Summary: I purchased this TV to replace a smaller non-3D TV and am overall satisfied with the TV and am impressed with the ease of setup and advances in technology--this TV weighs much less than my old one and I like the picture going to the edge of the screen and the thin bezel around the TV. Also the 3D tech is very impressive--I prefer the passive technology over the active (which I have with another TV). But I am disappointed by some features.
Based on first impressions, there's some quality issues
Brian A. Roush, Amazon
1 July 2013
Summary: Update 8/19/2013: I'll keep my servicing updates relegated to the comment section from here on out. I do want to add some user experience notes here, though. Some negatives: -The Viera smart functions are ok. The interface is nice, but lags quite often. Shifting from icon to icon, there's often a delay which is not acceptable for a set of this caliber. -I've put away the smaller remote. Without using the interface much, there's not a lot of need for it.
Summary: I just purchased this TV from Amazon after the long wait for Panasonic to release. I have had it a week now and am really enjoying it. I am not a videophile, just an average user, so I'll leave the more detailed reviews to the techies. I am running this on an Xfinity (Comcast) cable network. I have a Tivo Premiere, a Panasonic Blu-ray DVD player, and an Apple TV hooked up. All running seamlessly. I replaced an 8-yr old rear projection, 720p Samsung.