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: Picture quality is excellent. I've owned a plasma, an LED, and an LCD tv. LCD was my least favorite and LED and Plasmas are pretty much tied as the best. LED is more efficient and brighter but the Plasma has a better picture quality and displays high motion video smoother. Only complaint with the Panasonic 55" Plasma is that you need to crank up the brightness to get a vivid picture. Not sure why Panasonic would have dimmed the backlighting for its default display.
Summary: Received this TV a few days ago. At first i thought it was to dim comparing to other TV's on the market. After messing with the settings and what is best for me, i could not be happier. The TV sounds good and has just a deep clear breath taking picture. Then i decided that i wanted to try the 3d. The glasses are very expensive from Best Buy, I bought the $ 87.00 glasses to try. I was shocked at the 3d content, it was spectacular!
Summary: I don't want to duplicate so much of what has already been said. It has a good picture. It fell short of perfection for me on account of a couple of minor things. For one, it only has 2 HDMI inputs. I had to get an extra small box (from another vendor) to have more than 2 HDMI inputs, but that wasn't expensive and it works. I have the TV on the stand included. I scratched the woodwork on our entertainment center moving it.
Summary: The TV was purchased on May 26 and arrived on June 7th. It was shipped appropriately with no damage and the delivery person helped to install the TV. The initial setup of the TV was uneventful and easy to perform. I have no problems or concerns regarding the quality of the picture as the image is clear, especially in HD and the picture quality remains excellent when viewed from every angle in the room.
Picture quality is amazing, does have glare though
18 June 2012
Summary: This will be a quick review. The image quality and options for the TV are top notch. If you have this TV in a bright room or even semi bright I would suggest against it. This has quite a reflective surface and I would recommend getting LED. Now if you can keep the room darker, this TV is worth every penny! I purchased it when it was 1,000 so it was a steal! Great buy highly recommend this TV.