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: I love this tv. I bought my first flatscreen back in 2008 and I figured 5 years later I was ready for a new one (not really my friend planted the idea in my head). My friend purchased the VT60 and when I saw that tv I was blown away! I read some reviews about this one and with an impending bonus, I figured my friends suggestion was valid. I scoured over every review I could find about this tv. I watched youtube videos over and over.
Summary: A little background on me so you can see I'm just an average tech enthusiast but I wouldn't call myself a professional videophile. I'm an average customer who can be a little anal about a TV's picture quality and really don't give a damn about it's sound quality (I think a tv in this category should be hooked up with a quality surround sound system anyway). I don't do gaming, so I can't discuss that with any authority , and this is my first 3D TV.
Summary: Replaced a Pioneer PDP - 502MX from 2001. I loved that TV...one of the best pictures I've ever seen on a flat screen (even 11 years later). However, pixels finally started to go. This is a worthy replacement.