I was excited and happy about this television (the picture is great)
Kenneth R. Spohn, Amazon
16 September 2014
Summary: I purchased this television to replace my 12-year old big screen. Initially, I was excited and happy about this television (the picture is great); but it has mutated into the bane of my existence. It appears that Panasonic's A-Boards (the 'Main Board') are faulty. When my Panasonic plasma turned 16 months old, my first A-Board failed. I complained to Panasonic, and I was dissatisfied with their resolution (to replace the A-Board)--but I had no recourse but to accept it.
Summary: I would strongly advise NOT to purchase this HDTV, or probably any Panasonic plasma for that matter. I bought it because it was highly rated on Consumer Reports. I did everything you are supposed to do with a Plasma - broke it in initially by running the slides, never kept the screen paused for an excessive amount of time, etc. After owning the HDTV for about 6 months, I was working from home one day with MSNBC on in the background.
Summary: This is my second Panasonic Plasma. There is no finer picture to be had in flat-panel TV's, period. The ST strikes a nice bang for the buck in the lineup, too. The thin frame on my new 55" makes it seem the same size as my old silver framed 50" which retired to the basement and still looks incredible after nearly 10 years by the way. I wish I'd gone for the 60, though.
Picture is great. Experiencing some burn from cable television logos.
1 May 2013
Summary: Bang for the buck i still am pleased with the purchase of the tv. The picture quality is great and with the tv mounted at the correct distance motion is normally smooth. Certain broadcast have the cheap soap feel but movies are great. Pros Audio Return channel via hdmi 2 Wifi and nic included. Viera connect.
Summary: Have this TV for a little more than 6 months. Love it. Images look simply great. I love watching movies and use it to directly stream 1080P content from my PC. It does a great job. No need for media players and other nonsense. Also use it for xbox360. Have not seen any burn-in even after playing for hours. Games look amazing.
Worth every penny, much like its LED sibling TC-L55ET5
BP Chacha, Amazon
13 April 2013
Summary: This review comes from the perspective of a novice in terms of TV technology. Previous to this purchase i had bought a TV 14 years ago. Needless to say a lot has changed over the years and all the options today in terms of technologies LCD, LED, Plasma, the brands and to top it all the smart features can get pretty confusing.
Summary: I ordered this TV from Amazon in July of last year and was pretty pleased.. until it just wouldn't turn on one day. After a quick googling I discovered that this was a common problem with these TVs and so I put in a ticket for a technician to come check it out. The TV was (and still is) under manufacturer warranty and also covered by the additional 4 year Square Trade warranty I purchased, so I wasn't worried. I was wrong.
Summary: Great TV at a great price. It has an excellent picture even in a bright room. I was concerned about purchasing a plasma tv because we have our tv next to a window. I had read that plasma's weren't good in that type of setting but it is not a problem with this tv. On a sunny day when the sun is directly shinning into the room the picture does seem a bit dimmer but not a problem.
Summary: I went with the advice of my coworkers who all work in the audio/video biz. If you go plasma get a Panasonic. I have it in a media room in a basement, hooked up to a 5.1 theater surround system and xbox. Visually its amazing and got many compliments during the Superbowl and Walking Dead parties. I researched, maybe too much, but overall I'm very happy with it visually. All the apps and internet options seem standard and all I can say is that those work.