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. The retention is worse until warmed up and the built-in side scrolling wipe utility only runs for 15 minutes (not always enough).
Summary: Great picture, a ton of options, sound quality could be better, touch pad remote is useless. Why the tv does not swivel on its base I will never understand. Overall great tv with a great picture, blacks are unreal how good they are, a little overpriced and missing the swivel but all in all happy with the purchase.
Great picture quality... Pick an early delivery time if you live in a cold weather state..
SG "timequaker", Amazon
11 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this in Mid December and requested a delivery date a couple of weeks later due to vacation issues. I requested a later time delivery but would recommend to others that they consider doing an earlier delivery if possible. The TV was on a truck all day (7 hours) in 30 degree weather so when it was unpacked there was a layer of condensation on the screen and the tv was very cold to touch.
Summary: Great quality and only 3/4" wider than earlier Panasonic 50" (much narrower bezel), but I was almost ready to return the unit when I first turned on based on what appeared to be a dim picture; adjusting the default setting fixed the issue, but even in a dimly lit basement it initially appeared rather muted out of the box.
Summary: Purchased this TV on 08/27/12 and received it shortly thereafter. Love the TV and love the picture quality. Yesterday, I went to turn it on and nothing happened. I noticed that the light at the bottom of the TV was blinking, pausing for 5 seconds, and then blinking again continuously. I read online that the TV might have gone into "protection" mode and some posts suggested that I unplug the TV for several hours. I left the TV unplugged overnight.
Summary: I have had this TV for about 30 days now and thought I would write a review. Overall the TV is incredibly nice and for the most part everyone else's reviews are spot on. Here is a brain dump of my $.02: -If you are an Amazon Prime member the free "white glove shipping" is not stellar. This experience will vary depending on your location and the vendor they choose, but my experience was NOT good.
Nice picture, could use more rear panel connections
29 May 2012
Summary: I am NOT a professional reviewer as many here are, so take what I say with a grain of salt. (And I have only owned the TV for a couple of weeks) This is my first plasma TV. I was choosing between a Samsung 60e8000 and a Panasonic 55vt50. Both are nice, I picked the Panasonic only because I have had better luck with their equipment, with the exception of a bulb eating Panasonic LIFI LCD TV I owned. The picture is great with real fine detail, better than expected.