Summary: Great 50 inch, plasma color and contrasts still kick butt over LCD and LED. No fast action blur and so far no burn in, pretty happy camper with this Panasonic. I will upgrade to a 60 Panasonic next when the time comes.
Summary: I have had this tv for 3 years and four months. I turned it off December 22nd 2013 and heard a pop. Tried to turn it back on and nothing but ten blinks of the red light on the front of the unit and a pause. My extended warranty had just expired. Panasonic gave me the name of a local Panasonic service center and much to my surprise they had it going on Christmas eve. Problem was blown SC card. Cost $250.00. I am another person who will NEVER BUY PANASONIC AGAIN!!!!!
Summary: I researched 50" TV's for a long time before purchasing the Panasonic TC-P50S2 on Amazon. Other reviewers have given technical reviews so I'll skip that. The image quality is excellent, the picture is gorgeous and the quality is solid. However there are lots of TVs that meet these criteria ... what makes the TC-P50S2 special is it's value.
Summary: We got our S2 almost 3 weeks back. They delivered it on time. We are really satisfied with the picture quality. I like the remote Control and it was very easy to connect with the Digital HD cable receiver. One thing I noticed is that when we switch off the lights in the room the picture changes its brightness... i dont know if there is some kind of sensor that changes the brightness depending on room light. You get used to it after some time. TC-P50S2 is a 1080p TV.
Summary: Been very impressed with the picture quality this tv has been putting out and how good movie watching is on this tv.I was using a panasonic 37 inch LCD.I must say plasma is the best for picture quality.The screen is excellent,colorful and bright compared to LCD.I am not watching blueray movies on this tv yet.My standard dvd player is connected with HDMI and can upscale to 1080p standard dvd movies look excellent on this tv.The HD channels also come is very nice.My only...
Panasonic TC-P50S2 Review by Plasma TV Buying Guide
11 July 2013
Summary: 1080p HD Picture Quality: The picture presentation of the from the 50S2 is still very bright and with the improved black levels much improved. Black levels are deep and strong with an HD signal input through HDMI. While not the best we've seen lately, they lose the dark gray haziness that the S2 can display with a 480i signal. Color is plenty saturated and dark shadow detail remains excellent.
Summary: I purchased this set to put over the fireplace. We sit ~13 feet (~4 meters) from the TV and it has a great picture. There is a slight reflection from a lamp (if the lamp is on) that is just off to the side of the TV. Most plasma sets have reflectivity problems. I do not have any issues with window reflectivity when watching during the day. Although, I do not watch during the day very often.
Summary: I bought and evaluated this TV for about two weeks before taking it back and purchasing the new Sharp 52LE810UN edge-lit LED. I have since taken back the Sharp and will be picking up the TC-P58S2 tomorrow. Here are my thoughts: Overall Picture Quality: Overall the S2 has superior picture quality to the Sharp Edge Lit. The LED's only advantage is the Film Mode/Motion Flow, which gives the picture a very smooth video like appearance.
Lasted less than years then PDP (plasma display panel) cracked
Roger Dias, Amazon
12 May 2013
Summary: Installed in mid 2011, picture was very good. However, PDP just cracked from the inside a few weeks ago. Product was out of warranty (one year from DOP). Had Panasonic contract servicer come out for $125 to tell me he couldn't fix it since the PDP was cracked. Called Panasonic back and asked if there was anything they could do to give me something towards a new Viera unit. After 2 days they called me back and said no...