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. Every time we call they tell us it will be "48 hours to set something up". That never happens, we have to call them back Again! And of course the same thing, 48 HOURS!
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. When I called Al's he said"oh you TV is done when it comes on you can clearly see the screen is cracked. Screen was not cracked at all. We told him he was being deceitful and the screen was broken while in his shop.
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. TV was NOT left ON overnight on any image. The burnt image is of digits/numbers (01423 etc..) so obviously it is a Panasonic manufacturing error. I bought the TV for over $2K.