Summary: We loved this TV from day one. Phenomenal picture quality. I read the reviews beforehand and checked with Consumer Reports, as well. CR ranked Panasonic as great in the quality of their plasma HDTVs, with only 4% reported as having serious issues. So, we did not get an extended warranty.
Summary: Great TV, but died after 2 years. The circuit/motherboard overheated and we got the plasma pop of death. Found out that Panasonic removed the cooling fans as a cost reduction so after 2 hours of use the TV will overheat and eventually die.
Summary: I was gaming back in the starcraft one day's on the biggest CRT I could find. My last CRT was the Sony GDM-FW900 24" Widescreen CRT Monitor. It weighed 96 pounds and I haven't seen an LCD that can touch its clarity, blacks or speed for gaming.
Pros: Black blacks, great color and clarity. No input lag. Built in settings are good. VIERA Link and SD card.
Cons: 62 pounds. Glass screen was cracked on the first one. Only one HDMI port.
Panasonic is failing me with their plasma products
26 April 2013
Summary: ** Update ** Although this Panasonic Plasma tv did not last very long, I was thankful I purchased it with an American Express card that had an extended warranty provision. It took some time to go through the claims process, but was able to be successful in getting my money back.
Summary: I purchased this TV a little over a year ago and I have been terribly disappointed by it from day one. Unfortunately, I was too lazy/busy to return it or request a replacement. However, I don't feel I should have had to anyway.
Summary: I researched and saved for this TV for a long time before actually buying it. I bought it last year. It's suppossed to be internet ready with the purchase of an antenna adapter which I bought immediately. After my TV failed to connect to the internet I called the, "concierge service.
Summary: I bought this item from an Amazon reseller. It was used and labeled in very good condition. It has some cosmetic blemishes but it works fine. I have it next to another Panasonic of the same model purchase new. You can't tell a difference in the picture quality.
Summary: The hummmmmmmm-buzzzzzzzzzz that emanates from the back of this TV is maddening! The first 6 months was bliss: Beautiful picture, crystal clear sound...UNTIL the hummm. Like an old heterodyne-hummmm, but louder, this buzzzz is so distracting!
Summary: This TV was a poor selection for me. I have made some good electronics purchases in my life but both of my Panasonic products are not one of them. I thought the blinking light of death only happened on four year old X BOX 360s. I guess I can't return it. Not sure how much it will cost to fix it.
Summary: I purchased this TV in May of 2011. At the end of February 2012 it stopped showing a picture and the led flashed 7 times. I contacted Panasonic's customer service and after the troubleshooting they indicated it must be repaired by an authorized service center in the area.