Summary: Awesome television. Went from a Sony 43" LCD Projection TV to this, and...there's no way I'm going back to LCD if I can help it when this TV is ready to be retired. That said, I had to return the first one - it had what looked like hand prints on the inside of the glass. 2nd one arrived and it's flawless.
Summary: I won't go overly into detail about the TV,BUT I did receive this item (pretty much brand new) w/ tax,etc for $850!! was delivered on time,no problems,and what a BEAUTY of a set! I was a little skeptic of getting a 55", since I wanted a 50",but the bigger one was actually less $$! And now thats it up mounted on the wall,it really doesnt seem all that huge-especially since you'll want a bigger set when viewing 3D.And yes,buy the Samsung cheapo glasses,they work fine.As...
Summary: This is an awesome TV! I did a lot of research on TVs prior to purchase. Since a TV is a major piece of furniture in any room, it needs to fit in with the style, as much as it needs to perform with a great picture quality and available features. This TV fit the bill perfectly. The aluminum edge around the TV is a really nice touch, it doesn't look cheap. It truly is a great upgrade from the plastic borders of other TVs. The THX setting on the TV is great!
Great picture. Be extremely vigilant with your viewing...
5 May 2013
Summary: This is truly a beautiful set. I have to give it a four, for only one reason, persistent image retention. Ran break in slides for 200 hours with plenty of full screen programming. Around 300 hours in, put on Pandora for a couple hours and now have a lovely ghost of that on my TV. I am hopeful that it will fade away, but is been almost two months...Clearly the features in the TV that are meant to prevent image retention and burn-in are a joke.
Summary: I bought this TV in november when it was on sale. This is my second plasma by panasonic and I love it. I use CNET reviews to buy televisions and the 2009 50" i own was number one that year. For the features CNET rated this tv very well. I use the tv for my XBOX and watching 3D and blu-ray movies. First: The whole argument of what technology is better is up to you and your home. Plasmas are heavier and run hotter.
Summary: We owned a JVC plasma TV for 9 years and loved it. WE had to replace it due to a power supply problem. I have researched plasma TVs and read thousands of reviews on them. In the end we decided on the Panasonic Viera because of the technology in the TV and the price. One of the biggest complaints I heard from people was a burn in issue with the Panasonic's. Let me say that we never have had any burn in issues with a plasma TV, including the Viera.
Summary: At a glance this TV seemed great but shortly after going beyond the 30 day return policy with Amazon, the TV started showing image retention / burn. I noticed that we had bars forming on the right and left side of the TV that were lighter than the rest of the screen and this lined up perfectly with the side bars that are left black when watching content that is not full screen.