Summary: Purchased 4/2012, 3/2013 - tv shut itself off, 8 blinks. Panasonic had a local repair shop fix it without problem (SS Board). 10/2013 - tv shut itself off, 8 blinks (same problem, approx 6 months later). Panasonic said tv is out of warranty. I was told by 4 Customer Service Reps (I called 3 times to speak w/supervisor), I needed to get it evaluated at my cost, sign their agreement if I agreed, fax/mail their agreement (saying they made no guarantees) with my proof of...
4 months later Blinking Red Light and TV turns itself off
Mr. Derrick "Vitamin D", Amazon
16 June 2013
Summary: 4 months into owning the Viera I had to file a warranty claim with Panasonic. I have to say it was extremely easy. They scheduled an in home repair the next week and replaced the board that causes the common problem with this model. That problem is what many are experiencing due to the reviews read, unit powers off and then blinking red lights. It's been a couple days now and so far the tv has not powered down by itself. I will update again if the problem comes back.
Summary: Good TV and we have a much older Panasonic Viera 42. Just 3 weeks past the 12 month warranty was up we suddenly got 8 blinking lights. From web searches, it appears to be a common problem with the power supply board.
Summary: I debated between getting a plasma or lcd TV and ended up going the plasma route. The price on this TV was really good and Panasonic Viera TVs have a good reputation. I've had it now for a few months and have to say I made the right decision. The picture is great.
Summary: After having great success with a larger Panasonic plasma, I decided to purchase this unit for my son. After two months, it developed a single vertical row of pixels that would either be off completely, or different colors (all the same color) creating a vertical line down the screen. Panasonic promptly replaced the plasma panel (not the entire unit) but after 2 weeks the same problem occured but in a different vertical row.
Summary: If you are looking for a TV that has top of the line Picture, this is it. There aren't any extra features, apps, or systems for internet access, but that helps keep the costs low. Honestly, most of those features are available in most BluRay players, so they aren't needed in your TV anyways.
Pros: looks nice.... until you see that the screen is totally spider cracked...
Cons: Hairline cracks all 3 swaps and there have been many earthquakes near there plant in california... and very fragile screen!! hairlines are above the rim so you wont see them, then when you apply the smallest amount of pressure it cracks all the way!!