Summary: The ONLY drawback to this TV is susceptibility of burn in, not just image retention. I usually operate it at 20 contrast (50 for the occasional movie night; any higher will roast the phosphors) and screen wipe every so often, but game HUDs and other static elements can still leave an impression after just an hour of play. This can be mitigated by toggling Overscan every so often.
Summary: Yes, very sad. I even still had the 6000 dollar invoice. That Kuro was worth every penny, and I wasn't going to spend my insurance claim lightly, so this is the best comparable I could find. Is it better than the Kuro? Arguable. For pure film sources, probably not. Is it better for "every day" HDTV watching? Yes. Modern video processing is far beyond the Kuro's ~2006 capability in cleaning up less than stellar sources.
Excellent Picture, Great Features, and No Problems
The Virginian, Amazon
2 June 2014
Summary: I bought this TV to replace another brand LCD TV that had its power supply burn out after only 4 years. I have an older big screen Panasonic from 2003 that is still going strong, so I decided to purchase another Panasonic. I couldn’t have been happier. The picture quality is truly superb and the “smart tv” features are great.
Summary: I bought mine when I heard they weren't going to be made anymore. I am so glad I did. The picture is fantastic. The Internet connection isn't bad. The sound is poor, but if you're spending this much on the screen you should go a little more and buy a 5.1 sound system. My biggest gripe is that Panasonic runs ads whenever you go to the Home screen or change the volume.
Summary: This tv is amazing! Was delivered and received as described, working absolutely beautifully! I have already two flat screens, but this one the best out of all of them: 1. Even though it is a huge tv, it does not look it when in the room. Some TVs have a a black rim around the screen (extra space where screen itself ends but the TV itself has extra 3 inches - hope it makes sense, sorry). This TV has very small rim/border around the screen, which is great. 2.
Summary: My son had advised us that these would be discontinued, and that the replacements would not have the same quality. He was correct. We are enjoying our TV, watching a Prime movie every night. Glad we made this choice.
Summary: My first TV arrived with a cracked screen but amazon came through for me and I was able to get a second shipped out. The second arrived unharmed and works like a charm. The image is stunning colors pop and the blacks are to die for. The 3D is passable but not the feature to buy this unit for. With just a little bit of calibration the colors come close to my pro grade monitors.