Summary: This TV was highly recommended on CNET and lives up to it's review! Wide viewing angles, deep blacks and high contrast make this "last of its breed" plasma an excellent choice. Being a plasma, power use is high, but that feature comes in handy for warming hands on chilly winter evenings . "Smart" aspects allow web search, Netflix and other sources (when connected to BB, natch) and the many aux inputs (like SD) make it easy to view photos.
Like thousands of other people I too have the blinking ...
20 July 2014
Summary: Like thousands of other people I too have the blinking red light and a non working TV that won't turn on. This for some reason seems to happen just after warranty expires. This is a well known problem to panasonic and they do nothing to stand behind their product. The power supply -mother board is defective in this TV and breaks with regularity, so much so the parts are on indefinite backorder.
Summary: I'm sorry to see Panasonic leaving plasma market. I had the 50" 720p (purchased from Best Buy in 2007 after the Amazon delivery disaster), and I understand why this version is so much more affordable. The back panel is flimsy sheet metal, and there is a loud buzzing sound from the back of the TV. You can't hear it with the sound on, but it's not encouraging.
Summary: Panasonic makes excellent plasma tvs.Better hurry if you want one as 04 is the last year their making them.if you love plasma tvs this is a great tv.Was delivered by a semi and they plug it in to make sure it works so you better have some help putting it on a bracket
Summary: This television has all the features i was looking for in a smart tv. The picture is exceptionally better than i expected, with deep blacks .whites and etc. with a awesome picture ( no 3D cross talk) .Thanks panasonic you have nailed it so far.I will update in the future no problems so far!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: Find the fine tuning settings on CNET and you will have a unit that creates a truly fantastic image. I find the picture produced far superior to friends top LED televisions. Have no regrets in my purchase.
Summary: So, this was the first and last plasma tv I will ever own. I'm not sure if I have a defective tv or if plasma tvs don't fit my lifestyle. I really enjoy watching sports. One thing that drew me to this particular television was it's outstanding reviews for color and picture. I was aware that image retention (IR) could be an issue with plasma tvs so I did some more research.
Summary: I purchased this TV for the "smart" part. I have connected it to the internet both with an ethernet cable and using wifi. Both speeds are terrible and video's sputter and freeze. I have dealt with Panasonics customer service on this issue 4 times on the phone and once in e-mail. They are of no help, don't care and want to charge me for a service call when it is still under warranty. My advice is to find a smarter tv.
Summary: I'm a cable guy...my job is pretty much watching tv all day in different people's houses...I can tell you that the only HD or 3D that have have seen that is as good as this is the VT-50....been fixing cable for 13+ years...in that 13 years I have seen thousands of defective TV's....Samsung is one of the worst...Sony is good...never in 13 years have I seen a bad Panasonic... Sound sucks...just like every other flat screen...that's why they invented sound bars..