Summary: I have two of these exactely the same. GREAT PICTURE. I can only see good out of one eye and this is a MUST HAVE for me and I am so thank ful to have them. They were both given as gifts but my son who used to work for Circuit City and does a lot of checking things out on the computer, said these were as good as any other made.
Summary: Purchased this tv 1 year ago. Zero issues with it. VERY pleased! It's only a 720p, cable doesn't broadcast in 1080p anyways, so who cares! Look for this tv in the Sunday paper, and get it onsale. Def worth it! Only con is the sound isn't the best. I usually have to keep the volume up to 50. I would recommend a sound system.
Summary: Don't buy this. If you are in the market for a TV .. do a LOT of homework on specifications before hand. If you are only looking at using this on tv, it looks "fine" with hdtv direct-tv. 600hz refresh is misleading advertising. It is a series of grilled panels that is locked at 60hz. DVD, Blueray, and movies are filmed at 24 frames per second. 60 is not a multiplier of 60, and screen judder frame skipping is very obvious.
Summary: I have had this tv for about a year and I really like it. Works perfectly, no real concerns. I play games from the PS3, hook it up to my computer to stream movies, and watch hdtv. I also own a Samsung 46" LCD 1080p, and there is really no difference in appearance of the movies and photos except when I play Blu-Ray (tiny bit clearer on the Samsung)or just the picture quality difference based on cable/satellite feed.
Summary: Less than four months after purchasing this TV it died. I called Panasonic and they set me up with an electric company that could come repair the TV. The next day I got a phone call from the electric company telling me the part was on back order for 2 weeks! so I waited 2 weeks. No update. So i called again....still on back order for 2-3 MORE weeks! this went on and on with absolutely ZERO help from Panasonic.
Summary: Bought it 6 months ago and it stopped working 4 weeks ago and it still isn't fixed. Supposedly there is a part on back order. The automated help line is very frustrating, it's virtually impossible to speak to a human being. When it worked it was awesome, I think, because that was so long ago I don't really remember.
Summary: I have shopped for 50" plasmas for about 6 months and made a decision based on tons of research. Of course there are other TV's that offer "more features" but at the end of the day I was looking for a good picture and a TV that would last us for several years. I decided on the Panasonic 50" 720p, for the money it is definitely the best option! I could not be happier to this point with the decision.
Solid, reliable, inexpensive TV with decent 720p picture
Sajid Ansari, Amazon
25 January 2011
Summary: Few would consider a 50" TV as a secondary TV, but for those who do, this is the perfect TV for you. The picture isn't going to blow you away and it has noticeable flaws in the darker tones and refresh rates, but if you're looking for a clean, solid picture at a great price, you're going to get it with this Panasonic. You're also going to get a TV that's got a decent set of features and is easy to use with universal remotes, thanks to a fairly intelligent user interface.