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...
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.
TV Died After Only 6 Months of Use. Avoid Panasonic at All Costs!!!
Brent Madden, Amazon
22 November 2012
Summary: OK, here's the story in a nutshell. I bought a P55ST50 55" plasma TV from Amazon on 4/21. It arrived on 4/28 and everything was fine from that point until 2 weeks ago. On 11/7 I was sitting there just watching a basketball game and suddenly the TV clicked off and the red power light repeatedly...
Summary: I will likely be revising this review after a few months of owning this TV but at this point I am extremely disappointed. I have owned this tv for 3 weeks. The picture is fantastic, its very sleek and has great features.
I was excited and happy about this television (the picture is great)
Kenneth R. Spohn, Amazon
7 July 2012
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.
Summary: I bought this TV and did everything they recommended to avoid image retention. After waiting 9 months before playing video games, I finally played one and after 3 weeks the logo was burned in.
Summary: Looking forward to football season, I purchased a new TCP55ST50 on October 10, 2012 (after waiting over a month for anyone to have the 60 inch in stock). Upon hooking up my new TCP55ST50, I discovered the HDMI plug #1 did not work, and the HDMI plugs #2 and #3 only worked intermittently.
Started out great. Went bad after less than a year.
9 March 2012
Summary: I Returned 6 led tv's over the past 3 months. All had problems with the picture. I finally decided to try Plasma and boy I'm glad I did. No backlight bleeding, blooming or screen uniformity issues. Panny makes a great set with extremely deep blacks and a wealth of picture settings.