Summary: I purchased this TV after reading reviews in Consumer Reports, and then seeing it in a local store. I ordered from Amazon because I could get it delivered faster and their price was better than in local stores. The first TV was defective and Amazon replaced it without hassles.
Summary: Amazing picture quality- Looks great with whatever you throw at it. However, be aware that the THX display modes (which look the best) disable the pixel orbiter which is designed to reduce image retention. I say reduce because even outside these modes the TV will retain images.
Summary: For the first 8 months this TV was all it said it was....but then the picture went away, and along with that all service for Panasonic went with it. We have spent hours on the phone to Jamaca (their call center) and those service people, if you can call them that, could not care less.
Summary: Almost two years of owning this TV and i am still blown away by its picture quality, the quality of the picture is so evident that even my girlfriend and kids would regularly comment how good the picture quality is.
Summary: My tv broke 1 day to the year of purchase and had the red light blinking 7 times. Panasonic extended warranty because this is a know glitch with this tv. They told me to take it to Al's TV service center in Smyrna, Delaware for estimate.
Summary: I picked this up for $1550 in early February. Shipping was fast, the delivery guys were courteous, and it functioned out of the box without fault. Over the past 6 months I have yet to experience an issue.
Summary: Wonderful picture. Highly recommended. We needed a new set to fit the space and Consumer Reports was right--best picture I have seen; and plasma means you don't need to worry about the refresh rate of an LED or "motion flow" when watching sports.
Has Burnt Image in a month after purchase, not covered under warranty - Do not buy
Trooper "churamani", Amazon
24 May 2013
Summary: I bought a 55" Plasma TV (Viera VT50 series) in April 2013 from Panasonic directly and it already has a burnt image on the top left thru right side of the screen. This is after standard/normal viewing for a couple of hours a day. No console games or any funky images.
Summary: We wanted a great TV for our first house and all of the reviews pointed us toward this one for picture quality. It's really good. Hooked up to an Apple TV and a SONOS Playbar I couldn't be happier. I never have TV envy any more when we visit our friends...