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: 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: One star...it is a one star product for me. I'm currently on my 3rd replacement (4th TV set) from Amazon, and all these TVs buzzed abnormally. For me, it simply kills the beauty of the picture that GT50 provides (and it is absolutely amazing). You can watch a movie, and as long as a scene is dark and there is stuff flying around, exploding, action, it's all good...But heaven forbid a movie having a bright scene with a normal dialogue...bzzzzzzzzZZZzzzz.
Summary: It's true. IF you use your TV at anytime as a PC/iPad/Smart Phone monitor or show other static programming as marketed by Panasonic here: >> [...] << you will absolutely burn in images on this particular model, and in very short order. After two weeks of use, I was devastated to notice burn-in on my brand new plasma.