Best Bang For The Buck Panasonic Plasma 3D Smart HDTV
ronald lawrence, Amazon
25 September 2013
Summary: I am pretty well seasoned when it comes to technology including HDTV's and i have done my homework before purchasing this HDTV that replaced my older 2009 Panasonic Plasma G10 HDTV that had the first NeoPDP Plasma Panel. Fast Forward to 2013 and here i was desperately looking for a nice Panasonic Plasma set that would at least match my 2009 G10 Plasma but at a much lower price and after tons of hours researching i found this gem of a TV from the 2012 lineup of Panasonic...
Summary: Picked this up at Costco a couple of weeks ago for $599.00 for the 55". You need to know that it has a lot of glare in a room with windows. I knew that beforehand and its exactly as bad as I thought it would be. It doesn't come with glasses, bummer, and no keyboard, oh well, it has Bluetooth. I play b.o. 2 on it, my skills improved greatly. Beautiful display. I've found a lot of apps don't work, but, I didn't buy it to play with silly apps.
Summary: tv picture alright for the price, definitelty a value choice. Better picture than a lot of LEDs but not as many pixels as I'd like. I should have spent a few hundred dollars extra for better quailty, glare is also pretty bad in a bright room.
Do you need help with adjusting the color for VIVID picture- 55"
26 April 2013
Summary: Well, I have read a great review on here, with some helpful info, so thanks for that. Having owned a Dell Plasma TV before this one, I wanted my color to be like that HDTV, with that being said, here is my personal picture calibration. Keep in mind every station and commercial have different color.
Summary: The TV is great, I am really happy with it. Picture is great, the features are great and overall really pleased. What I would like to note in this review is Amazon customer service. They stepped up big and made me a lifetime customer. Originally, I purchased the Panasonic one model down from this one.
Summary: Okay, first thing I want to address is the "poor bright light performance" stigma that plagues this TV. Yes, it is true, however it is blown WAY out of proportion. Some of the reviews are so harsh on it, they make you feel like if you have more than one lamp on in the room, the tv will look terrible. I'm in a parlor floor brownstone apartment with massive (8+ft tall) bay windows in my living room, the kitchen window also shines into the living room.
Summary: switched to an LG and so much more satisfied so bought this tv about 2 weeks ago from costco and i was very careful about preventing image retention or burn in i display my computer through my tv as a second monitor now realizing this is a static screen to be avoided i was always displaying a movie makin sure it was takin up the whole screen or id watch netflix tv shows or a video games so i didnt have any screens up for long periods of time now when i left my room id...
Summary: Compared to other TV's this size, this one beats them all in price vs features. Many of the features that you find in the high end of the market are on this TV for a mid range price. The picture quality is beautiful. wish it had more HDMI connections but that is my only complaint. The sound is not bad but who buys a giant TV and does not hook up surround sound anyway? This is a great buy for the price. Set up is easy. One thing I did learn the hard way....
Summary: I found this TV on Costco.com and paid $755 TOTAL delivered to my living room. I gotta say, this is the best $755 I have spend in a LONG time. Was also able to get a 5 year square trade warranty through Costco for less than anywhere I have seen, including Amazon. I had been reading reviews for months trying to determine what TV I wanted, and I had settled on the Panasonic ST50 series, but the price point was just a little to high and it never dropped into my range.