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. This tv has the most beautiful picture I've seen. The colors are crisp no matter the viewing angle and blacks look black, not the grey-black as on some other models.
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. Picture quality is wonderful, VIERA Connect works nicely, and streaming video (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Vudu, primarily) over wireless has been superb. I use the VIERA app on my tablet, and this has been useful.
Summary: Keeping it simple. Replaces my older 42" TH-42PX60U, which had excellent picture quality for a 720P/1080i TV. Picture quality is excellent! Movies, Sports, Nightly programming, Cartoons and even non-HD channels all display nicely. Much better TV than the previous year's ST30, which is used in our basement in the kid's room - and I am not disappointed with that TV either.
Summary: While this may not be the best value per dollar (ST and GT probably are, but even this is debatable given the price for 55vt50 was $1599 for a while), this TV still has the best quality picture of all the TVs currently on the market. It'll probably be surpassed by VT60 and ZT60, but you'll a) have to wait until they come out b) pay significantly more or wait even longer for prices to come down). I really don't know what else to say..
Summary: Received on Friday, set it up on Saturday, watched the game on Sunday with a lot of people at our Superbowl party. The picture was superb out of the box. I know of the break in time but can it that much better? Every one was amazed by the picture quality. I never thought I would buy a plasma TV but this TV tops the list of all the TV models I looked at.
Summary: Easy to set up, gorgeous picture out of the box... what more could you want? Tomes have been written so I'll just say -- I'm thrilled we bought this TV! Even in a bright room, it stands out clear and bright.
Summary: This TV gives a stunning picture! I've had flat panels before but the picture quality and particularly the dark blacks and excellent contrast are the best I've seen. We watched one 3D movie (Hugo) and were amazed, but then that was new to us so nothing else to compare with. I'm over 65 and detecting some hearing problem, but the sound from the TV speakers is clear to me, so audio is very good, better than my home theater system for regular TV.
Summary: This is a great tv, falls slightly short to my kuro but I'm not disappointed. Colors are just perfect and blacks are excellent. Kuro has a bit more depth but Panasonic will be king of plasma in 2013.
Summary: After 7 months the tv has been problem free. The picture quality is amazing! Vivid colors and sharp images. Picture quality from blue-ray disk movies is stunning! Even in bright rooms the picture can be seen fine, but you will get window reflections etc. because of the glass front.The VIERA INTERNET link has worked perfectly with NETFLIX with no problems. Even The speaker sound and volume are better than the previous older model but still could be better.
Summary: I was concerned about all the background about plasmas, even modern ones, but after performing the 150 hour break-in routine with slides, I'm consistently blown away. My buddy's $2000 Samsung LED/LCD looks washed out compared to the excellent use of contrast and color in the panasonic. video gamers - The longest I've gone with a "static" image would have been about 4-5 hours of Far Cry 3 and about 3 hours of GTA 4 -- neither games' HUDs left anything whatsoever.