Nice looking tv, until it burns out on christmas day, and then again a few days before christmas.
Abraham Gonzalez, Amazon
18 December 2013
Summary: TV burned out twice in less then 2 years, and the second time Panasonic customer reps told me to buy a new tv or fix it, not their concern! Would never recommend another Panasonic product again. On 3/22/2012, i purchased a brand new Panasonic Viera 50 inch television from a local retailer. Christmas day 2012 my less then year old TV stopped working and had a power issue. Panasonic provided me with a 3rd party authorized repair center.
Summary: After 1 year and 2 weeks my TNPA5621 board went out. I really liked the TV but this is unacceptable. If you have problems like mine. Search for a diagnostic manual. If you have some basic technical skills, you may be able to fix this yourself. i did. A repair would have cost me 450 bucks. I repaired it for under 100 bucks.
Summary: Great picture, great all-around. Then, 5 months out of warranty it stops working. I'll post an update once the service company comes and I find out how much it costs to fix. By the way, Panasonic customer support: worst experience imaginable. Impossibly annoying and non-functional automated phone tree, if/when you finally get a real human being, they can't even hear you. This is supposed to be a technology company?
Summary: Owned this TV for one year and one week, and it failed. No storms, or power surges, or any other reason for failure. In the middle of watching a movie, the screen shut down, and the power light started blinking. Care to guess how long the warranty lasts? One year. I won't go so far as to say that Panasonic programmed it to fail after the warranty went out, but clearly it was designed with parts that weren't intended to last much more than a year.
Summary: amazing tv that only lasts for 1 year, or less. no wonder it's so cheap. customer service is AWFUL to try to get them to fix your tv. they'll cover it, but it's awful. might be better if it didn't fall under the warranty so you can save yourself the hassle and get something that doesn't totally suck. like a samsung. UPDATE: took 6 weeks to get my tv fixed and 3 month later, it dies again. fun times.
Summary: Great TV for price. Although I was a little disappointed that it does not have an internal WIFI adapter. You have to purchase that separately. They just describe it as WIFI ready...which I thought it had WIFI. Overall good purchase though.
Summary: My biggest concern was picture quality, and this TV delivers. The 3D feature is a nice when watching movies and sports. After 2 months, I still can't wait to turn it on at the end of the day and watch it!
thanks to all for plasma picture settings --absolutely stunning
22 February 2013
Summary: I HAVE BEEN REVIEWING FLAT PANELS FOR MANY YEARS AND HAVEING A TUFF TIME TRIING TO SOLIDIFY MY SOLE REASON TO AQUIRE A PLASMA VERSES AN LED PANEL. PLASMA HANDS DOWN!!!!!!!!!! PANASONIC/PIONEER THANK U!!! LUV IT! *******PLEASE HELP********** TV IS JUST A BIT OFF TO THE LEEFT AND RIGHT, HOW DO I GET IT CEBTERED? TV IS IN CINEMA MODE?????
Pros: luv it
Cons: nothing, perfect panel for the family room, and every day viewing
Summary: Read Here! Important Setup Info to ensure you don't ruin the screen, picture calibration (default is for energy savings, not good pic), $19 Active 3D glasses, $30 wall mounts, removing ads & youtube settings. Hey all, if you are reading this, means you already want this plasma, or started off like I did, confident that you were looking for a new edge-lit LED tv, but after days of research shocked to see yourself purchasing a plasma!