I have three plasma TVs: a Panasonic TH-42X60U, a Panasonic TC-P50G10, and a Samsung PN51D7000.
21 August 2013
Summary: I have three plasma TVs: a Panasonic TH-42X60U, a Panasonic TC-P50G10, and a Samsung PN51D7000. The 42 and 51 have been professionally calibrated. For the 50, I use the THX setting, sort of. I use a single Logitech Harmony One remote control to control all three systems. The Panasonic 42 is used in the bedroom hanging on a wall above the French doors that lead into the master bath.
Pros: Does a great job for what I need
Cons: Should have much more user set-up options - THX ain't the do-all, end-all.
Summary: I purchased a Panasonic 50" Plasma TV, model # TC-P50G10. The TV only lasted just over 2 years, and it wouldn't turn on again and the power light blinks 5 times when I attempted to turn it on. Bought the TV to one of the authorized repair shop suggested by Panasonic, found out that 3, YES, 3 BAD circuit boards, estimated the repair cost for almost $700, just ridiculous!
Summary: Just a quick review for a set purchased in 1/2010 that is still delivering a great picture despite many complaints on the internet about a black level problem. If my set hast the problem, it isn't apparent to me. The set has probably passed 3000 hours of use. How many hours of use can we expect to get out of these flat panel hdtv sets? The 32" Toshiba that was replaced by this set was still going strong after 10 years with no problems.
Summary: I purchased the Panasonic TC-P50G10 in June 2009. It worked great for about 2 months. It failed THE FIRST TIME in August 2009. While we were watching the TV screen went black/red, then almost immediately completely black. No power hits, surges, etc. All other electronic components in the house were fine. The TV was under warranty so Panasonic sent out a service technician from a locally authorized Panasonic service company to repair.
Summary: Seamed to be a great "Consumer" television, but now my SC or D board has just blown and it no longer powers on. Meanwhile my "Professional" Panasonic TH-42PWD6 from 2004 still works flawlessly. I will never again purchase another consumer grade Panasonic product.
Summary: I got this tv a little over a year ago. It is a nice set with great colors. I watch it in a darker room and this is exactly the setting you need to get the most of it. Not suitable for bright rooms ( you want LED for that). The colors are natural and rich. I personally use my PS3 for internet connectivity but on occasion I would watch youtube videos. Overall I recommend it, however, shop for a better price. 1100 would buy you a much better set.
Summary: This TV worked great for ~11 months and then then just shut off on its own one day and won't turn back on. It just blinks the Power Light 5 times, over and over. I scheduled an in-home repair and 20 days later the local service center is STILL waiting on the part. Won't by anything Panasonic again.
Summary: Mine was great while it worked. So far two A boards have gone out within the first 8 months, and the parts are not available to fix it. First time, the regional service center took a board out of a new set and fixed mine with it, because A-boards were on backorder. Second time(two months later), it breaks down again and they have had a 'part on backorder' for over 6 weeks and they have left me with a broken TV and no estimate on how long it will take to get a part.
Summary: This huge TV was delivered on time and installed by two very competent and knowledgeable gentlemen who took the time to explain all the functions to me, and removed all the packaging (and there is a lot). We just love the huge screen, bright enough in our south facing room. Have had it over 7 months now and the acid test was the world cup from South Africa. Superb picture, no motion artifacts and a perfect view from any angle in the room.