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: 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: I was concerned with a few things when buying a big screen tv. 1. Do I have to change my cable service - no you don't. I kept my basic cable and got a number of channels in 1080i and 720p. You just have to run the normal set up of letting the tv search for channels which took about 10- to 15 minutes or longer if I remember. 2. I hate the complexity of using some set ups with cable boxes and complex remotes etc.
Summary: I purchased this set about a month ago, after looking at a LOT of online reviews. I wasn't sure about Plasma-didn't they "burn in," have overly-saturated colors, and run hot? This purchase was intended to replace a Panasonic 30" CRT HD set, which had a great picture, but at about 175Lbs, was almost impossible to move. Also, it required a bit of tweaking to get a good picture, and had only one HDMI connector, and no optical audio out.
Summary: When you use a blu ray player you need a tv that can do 24 fps or 24p correctly , with a plasma you need to set the hertz to 96, this tv to my horror only offers a 24p in at 60 and 48hz. this was just a unbelievable shock that this is that way on such a expensive set. if you set it at 48hz the tv flickers , at 60hz the tv drops a frame and increase judder movements. this tv should have had this feature because even far less expensive tv's have 24p in naturally.
Summary: Bought it since had great reviews, wasn't disappointed. LOt's of input options, haven't tested out the VIERA Link but hopefully should be as good as promised. Picture clarity is great, even for non HD channels.
Summary: As with many others on here, I did extensive research for months on TV's before finally deciding on one. (Why wouldn't you? It's a lot of money). I weighed the Pros and Cons of Plasma vs. LCD (LED is out of my price range so I didn't really consider them.) I narrowed it down to Samsung LCD or Panasonic Plasma.
Summary: This is a fantastic set. No doubt about it. Here are some thoughts for those looking into this TV. - This plasma is not going to work well in a brightly lit room or one with a lot of sun light. - It has zero input lag, so it will work well with games like the XBox 360 or PS3. - Standard Def TV it upconverted well. - Blue Ray movies? Simply awesome! - The speakers are OK, nothing great.
Summary: Back in June, I was looking at the Panasonic TC-P50G10 and several Samsung LCD's. I was pretty sold on the Panasonic since I have an older 42" Panny Plasma that I have been very happy with. However, I took a trip to the local American TV store and I have to say I was more impressed with several Sony LCD's hanging next to the Panny Plasma. They looked brighter and more "crisp" showing KungFu Panda.
Summary: Overall, a great TV at a great price. I'm not going to bore you with a bunch of positives you've read a hundred times, so I'll just leave you with one caveat. Panasonic's plasmas have a little known reputation of degrading contrast ratio over time. This is caused by the "black levels" or "minimum luminescence levels" inexplicably increasing with hours of use.