Summary: A beautiful television set with almost everything you need in today's HiTech world. It's plasma, it's Smart and it shows 3D. In fact it's even able to convert 2D media to 3D (with the push of a button on the remote). I tried this feature on a HD movie I had recorded on my DVR, using my new Samsung 3D glasses (they work fine with the Panasonic and are less than 1/2 the price of the Panasonic glasses and are available on Amazon) and the 3D picture was really good even...
Summary: This is my first plasma television. I loved the picture on a friend's Samsung Plasma during football season and decided to get this TV. Believe the great reviews by CNET, Plasma TV Buying Guide, Consumer Reports, and other users. Awesome black levels, contrast, depth of picture, and color. The tv is not a power hog like some will tell you and you do not have to sit in a basement to see it. The brightness is better than I expected and it does not have major glare issues.
Summary: Great TV. Don't get hung up on fine tuning it until you have used it for a few months. When you do want to change the setting just use adjustments from one of the experts and then adjust to your particular circumstances, i.e... room darkness. You may like it a little brighter than the experts, I do.
Summary: The ST series is an amazing plasma TV, sold at a very fair price. The enthusiast reviews it got from almost every specialized site (Cnet, HidefJunkies...) do not lie. The image is amazing, blacks are very deep and viewing angles very wide (especially compared to LED TVs). The main differences with the top-of-the-line VT series (sold at basically twice the price) reside in technicalities that the average user will have a very hard time to notice.
Summary: Purchased this TV about 5 months ago and was a little skeptical about getting a plasma. But after A LOT of research going to stores, forums, etc. i came to the decision i wanted a Panasonic. "White Glove" delivery service was appreciated. I have to say that after the break-in period (100hrs normal tv viewing) i popped in Avatar and my jaw hit the floor. This panny blows my buddy's $5000 L.E.D Samsung TV OUT OF THE WATER!!!!
Summary: ST50 50" When my brother saw my ST50 hdtv he said, "This doesn't look like mine." The picture quality is great. Just great. In fact, if you find the right HD movie you can see what the reviewers over on CNET, or other similar sites, call "inky blacks." It's just ridiculous. I have tons of fun with it playing my XBOX. Took my time buying the 'right' hdtv. Glad I bought this. The picture quality easily demands more than the asking price.
Summary: This TV has fantastic picture quality, and I'm very satisfied with it as the basis of my home theater. There are lots of other reviews on picture and sound, but here are a few comments on topics I haven't seen covered in other reviews (posted here in no particular order): 1) Software updates may be a little slow: A software update was necessary to access the web features of the TV, including Netflix and Amazon streaming video.