Conclusion: Value is what the UT50 series is all about. With the right picture settings and calibration, you'll get a great picture with great features. Dont forget that 3D glasses are not included so add that to the tab. Panasonic's are relatively expensive but universal active 3D glasses should work. Retailers sell the 55UT50 for around $1200. It's interesting that the other plasma manufacturers do not sell a 55” plasma. So it's hard to imaging LED TVs even in this ball park.
Pros: High end feature set (Smart TV, Wifi and 3D), Smooth picture performance and up-conversion from 480, High Def performance with fast action is no problem with 2500Hz equivalent sub field drive, Shadow detail from Infinite Black 2 Panel, Appearance, built quality good for price level, Value and Price, Better for Bright Rooms than other plasma brands once calibrated, Light throughput/extra brightness once calibrated
Cons: Motion artifacts a little more pronounced, Difficult calibration caused by unstable colors/No 10pt. White balance, Background visual noise, graininess, Blacks not as saturated as top tier, Speaker/Sound Quality Volume good, but hollow effect