Summary: I did a lot of research before buying this HDTV and one of the reasons I ended up with this model is because CNET highly recommended it. I was initially inclined to purchase a LCD HDTV because I read in more than one place that plasma HDTVs were significantly more expensive. But when I read CNET's review of plasma HDTVs in general and why they're overall superior, I more seriously looked at plasma.
Summary: I did a ton of research and finally decided Plasma was the way to go and I couldn't be happier with my choice. Have had it for a couple months now and the TV is fantastic in every way. I have nothing negative to report. I can't believe Panasonic has discontinued making Plasma TV's.
Summary: Item was delivered to home via truck. Delivery was easy to arrange. TV is easy to install due to it not being as heavy as I was lead to believe. Best TV to watch hockey using the HD. Kids say the 3D is "pretty cool" for use with gaming. I recommend this product after using it for going on 5 months.
Summary: As many of us do now a days...we research everything on the Internet to find the best product at the best price. Many reviews said the Panasonic Plasma was the best TV for the money. We bought the 55" Viera from Amazon. Setting it up was simple...screw in the base and it's ready. We have ATT Unverse. Forget about connecting the coax cable from the Uverse box...use the $100 HDMI instead...it's night and day way better.
Summary: Was quick to set up, Amazon Prime videos are integrated so I can watch basically whatever I want. Great picture, easy to use. There is a way to default the screen when you turn it on so that it is whatever you had it on last (instead of the Panasonic home screen) - you just have to google it and there are tons of solutions. I'm not sure why Panasonic would think I'd want to see their screen every time I turn on the TV? Clearly they did not do any usability testing.
Summary: I'd advise to get this TV now if you're looking at a plasma. The ST60 fit my budget and needs and it's sad to see such a good product come to end of life. There's still time to find a good deal and price match at the big box stores. Do not wait before it's too late!! If supplies run out, then it might be the best excuse ever to go for a VT or ZT series.
Summary: Researched and CNET convinced me to try this TV even though it said Panasonic was not going to make them anymore. Said it had a great picture and it does, but not out of the box. Fortunately, CNET had provided it's test settings for what they considered the best picture. No problem trying to figure how to reset. I followed their recommendations. WOW! What a difference from the default settings. Paid more for the plasma (still got a good price) vs.
Summary: The TV is great, which you can read from the other reviewers. I mostly wish to comment on the shipping company, to hopefully ease some minds. Amazon shipped the TV through CEVA. I searched for information about CEVA shipping TVs purchased through Amazon, and found almost all negative things said about CEVA. This made me really nervous, and prepared for a horrible experience. When I ordered the TV, I was able to set an appointment day and time on Amazon.
Summary: We are enjoying this tremendously in our small media room, viewing distance about 7-1/2 ft. This is a great TV at a great price. We read the reviews carefully before selecting this make and model. Terrific picture. You will want to add a sound system, but the built-in sound is pretty decent [if you have to use it]. This is a great TV at a great price. We haven't used the 3-D yet.
Summary: We did a ton of research before deciding to purchase the Panasonic ST60. We read through every review on Amazon's website as well as the reviews on CNETs site. We were confident that, for the money, we would be purchasing a HDTV with excellent picture quality. We are your average family with 4 children. As of right now (I'm sure this will change) our gaming is limited to Wii games. As such, we cannot make any comment about the input lag.