Conclusion: At around $1550 the TC-P55ST50 is possibly the best buy in a 55” TV on the market for 2012, partly due to the fact that neither LG nor Samsung make a 55” plasma TV. LG's 60PM6700 is tough as a value model in 60”. LED competition for the 55ST50, there are lots such as the LG 55LM6700 or Samsung UN55ES6580, but they cost around $150 more.
Pros: Great Value for Picture Quality, 2D to 3D Conversion is pretty solid, Image edges, Sharpness, Large Feature set (3D, Viera Connect, Skype)
Cons: Sound from 8 train speakers hollow, Small Viera Connect Apps for Sale have little value, Slight amount of dithering artifacts in bright background scenes, 3D glasses expensive (but now they are universal so you can purchase other brands)