Summary: I bought this tv on the Thanksgiving day because of the one day deal from best buy for [...]. The reason why i opted for the Plasma is that I heard and read that there is almost no motion blur and flickering. I watched several action scenes through my Blu ray and I can clearly see motion flicker. Overall the Picture is brilliant if there isn't a whole lot of motion going on. 1080P is nice. That "Game Mode" doesn't do anything.
Summary: As plasma sets have come down in price I have been looking at the 50 inch Viera and similar models of Samsung. I own two other Panasonics, and a Sony. The overall quality of the Panasonic TC-P50U2 for the price, and my own satisfaction with the others I own factored into my decision. The plastic around the screen is shiny black, and I can see how others would prefer a matte finish. The screen has some reflection, but neither of these really bothers me..
Summary: I bought this as a secondary TV in the house. I also have a 50" Samsung plasma that is three years old and a Projector in my media room for serious movie/football watching. I was not looking for the absolute best picture/features etc. I wanted something at least 50", 1080P (old Samsung is only 720P), brand name, and cheap. I have a friend who has had two Vizio's die within 18 months of purchase, and to me that's basically a generic Walmart brand anyways.
Summary: The TV is as advertised with an absolutely stunning picture with blu-ray or game console input. Standard-def TV isn't gorgeous, but I imagine with hi-def cable or satellite the image quality would be perfect. Setup was surprisingly simple, and within 20 minutes of opening the box, we were watching TV. Now for the negative - Amazon. The order went smoothly enough and they were excellent about matching Best Buy's Black Friday price. The delivery process was a NIGHTMARE!
Summary: This TV is a great package for the price. However, this TV is made for dark light rooms because it is highly reflective. The room I have it in now does get a bit of sunlight that is slightly noticeable and can may get annoying. If the TV isnt customly formated for picture when watching Cable it may be blury so make sure to format properly. Also I would advise that you should get a seperate speaker system because the built in sound is not the best quality.
Summary: This unit is an excellent value for the money. The one flaw is the speaker positioning. The speakers are located on the bottom and point down towards the floor. This is problematic because if you place this in a entertainment center or cabinet it creates an echo or muffles the sound. Probably much better mounted on the wall. However, overall the picture is great and for under $800 you can't beat it.