Summary: Got the TV in January 2011. Fans failed December 2011, a few weeks before the warranty ended. Now, 18 months later, the fan(s) failed again. Repair will be $200 to $300. It is like a British sports car: it is nice, when it is working.
Summary: I have a TCP50 VT25 tv. All three fans on the main board failed in 16 months. The fans did fail outside of the warrantee period: but, I thought Panasonic might furnish the parts to fix the set, as the auythorized repairman said they often do. Wishful thinking. Also, Panasonic has not redesigned the fans, so if you have the fans replaced, you cannot plan for a better time-before-failure. I don't recommend this tv to any one.
Summary: I bought this TV about a year ago and now it stopped working. Will not stay on and red light keeps blinking and because its a month over the warranty period I may have to pay to have it fixed.
Cons: Panasonic's customer service is anything but service. Gives the run around and transfer to different people and tells that someone with authority will call back. It's been over 3 months and still can't get anybody to call back.
5 Days until it stopped working... blinking red LED
S. Arthur, Amazon
21 January 2011
Summary: The TV was delivered on a Saturday and the following Thursday it wouldn't turn on. Rather, a red LED at the bottom of the set flashes 10 times. Apparently this sort of quality control has been a somewhat common problem with Panasonic plasmas in the past and I've noticed a couple other reviews of this model that said the same thing. Bottom line: This TV has a beautiful picture, especially the 3D.