Summary: Paid $500 delivered to the door over 2 years ago and it's been great the entire time. I read some previous reviews stating theirs had died fairly young. Could be a heat issue. I have never forgotten what my electrician brother told me 30 years ago, "heat is the enemy of all electronics". I made it a point to provide good ventilation behind the TV and have even added a small quiet fan to move heat away from the TV.
Summary: TV was great when working.. last week I went to turn it on and the red light turned on, nothing else happened, then it shut off. Nothing I could do with Panasonic since their warranty expired. Luckily I had a Squaretrade warranty and got a full refund. It seems a lot of these TVs are failing eventually.
Summary: I bought this model, and after 16 months it will not turn on...Just out of warranty. Quick research online revealed a very high rate of power supply or board failure in this model. So whatever you think you are saving by purchasing this television plan on an additional several hundred dollars for replacement parts and repair. Panasonic's customer service was terrible, and generally unhelpful. I think I'll avoid the Panasonic brand form here on out.
Great for watching TV, not so much for movies or gaming
J. Garner, Amazon
14 October 2011
Summary: I bought this to put up in my office's breakroom after test-driving it in a store. The picture is great, Panasonic has the best plasma sets on the market right now. Blacks are very dark, whites are bright, and the colors are fantastic. Motion is smooth and flicker-free. Even the menus get bonus points here, for being intuitive and easy to navigate. I wound up buying two more for the office, we liked this one so much. For a plasma, this set is pretty lightweight.
If this dies, I would buy another without question or doubt. Amazing.
6 October 2011
Summary: Understandably, being my first HDTV purchase I was a little overwhelmed by all the information out there - I basically wanted to know how long it would last, how to calibrate it for the best picture quality - and all that good stuff. Assembly and setup was a breeze, it took me less than 10 minutes to put it on its stands to watching TV.
Summary: I have had the same old TV for a long time. So old, it only had a single jack in the back. Can you imagine my utter amazement when I fired this baby up and put in my favorite DVD? I'm glad I was sitting down because I was knocked aback by the utter new world of viewing before me. Watching Life in the Undergrowth Starring David Attenborough (2006) Had always been a pleasure but now. . .I WAS THERE WITH HIM.
Summary: I have 2 42 inch Panasonic 720P Viera Plasmas and one 50 inch. I have also owned 3 LG LCD's and a Samsung over the last 4 years. The Panasonic Plasmas are incredible. My dad and brother spent over a $1000 dollars on a Samsung 1080P that looks no better than the 720P Panasonic plasma. I watch a ton of sports and it is awesome compared to the 2 LCD tv's I have. This was the first TV I have bought online.