Summary: I have owned this TV for almost 8 months now and it is by far the greatest electronics investment I have ever made behind my PS3. Everything about it is astonishing. The picture quality is superb, and only surpassed by the elusive Pioneer Kuros. 3D, which I bought as a side-feature, is gorgeous. Plasma is the way to go for 3D. But I got this for the 2D picture and can't complain one bit. If you see this TV, you will appreciate the infinite amount of praise it deserves.
Summary: The TV is incredible. The 3D is fantastic, and the 2D is equally so. Colors are deep and rich and saturate the experience in nuanced tones. There's a reason this TV is consistently rated at the top of the list by professional review sites and why so many people recommend it on Amazon. If you want a 3DTV, the TV25 series can't be beat, not in quality or in price. It's changed my attitude toward home entertainment.
Summary: I bought this TV to jump into 3D, mostly for 'Avatar', although I now own several other 3D titles. This TV replaced a 50" Hitachi I've had for about 4 years. The picture quality is just amazing. It is much brighter and crisper with more detail and contrast than the TV it replaced, even though it is the same screen size and resolution.
Summary: Update (after 7 months of use): have had the TV for many months and love it. Great picture quality. Update: I had ordered a replacement from Amazon, and it arrived yesterday (01/31/2011); It was easy to set up, and the picture quality looks awesome..will test this some more for longer and probably change the rating based on the TV performance.... OLDER REVIEW: TITLE: Terrible Customer Suport from Amazon Very unprofessional behavior from Amazon.
Summary: I purchased the Panasonic TCP50VT25 to hang over the fireplace. I researched all types (LCD, LED, Plasma) and found this particular model/type had the highest reviews. I decided to see for myself and was blown away from the picture clarity and detail. I decided to purchase one, just this month (Jan 11), and am happy I did so. I have yet to find any real negatives other than the heat it produces while in operation.
Summary: This Panasonic is the first incorporating Pioneer's KURO technology. This tech was sold to Panasonic when Pioneer decided to get out of the flat panel business after 2009. Pioneer made only plasmas but they were, and are still regarded as the best TV period! That is a fact and a depressing one for some (including me <:-/ because a Pioneer TV generally cost approximately $5,000-$8,000, give or take 1K and where it was sold - you get what you pay for is an often repeated...
Summary: I have owned 2 Panasonic plasmas over the last 8 years. The first was a 42 inch monitor (before plasma TVs were available, fed signal from VHS), the second a 42 inch high def TV I purchased about 4-5 years ago. Both had great pictures given the technologies available at the time they were bought, and I have never had any problem with either. Pretty good reasons to buy a Panasonic again.
Amazing 3D image but glasses could be designed better
12 January 2011
Summary: Purchased this as a bundle (with Panasonic DMP-BDT100 Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player) and Avatar 3D looks amazing; the depth--especially background depth--is much greater that what I have seen at the movie theater. Also I see that Tron 3D is now available on VUDU but get this message for our Blu-ray player: "The VUDU 3D service is currently not available on this device" :-( Cons: * Not sure why when any pair of sunglasses feels fine, all of the Panasonic Active Shutter...
Summary: I've had this TV for over a week now and I am very pleased with it. The picture quality for HD material is probably the best I've seen. There is great depth and dimensionality to HD viewing - likely from the excellent black levels and detail. I found the THX setting to work well for both TV and Blu Ray viewing. I was just a little disappointed with the sound quality.
Summary: Pros: Anti-Glare Screen, Deep Black Colors, Plasma Picture Quality, Good Angle Viewing, THX Certification, Internet Functionality, 3D, Lots of HDMI Inputs Cons: Expensive 3D Glasses Required, Flat Screen Sound, Bad SD Picture Nothing very negative to say about this beauty. As with all flat screens you will need some sort of extra sound production to truly enjoy the theater sensation.