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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: I'm writing this review to address the fan noise, My set has a Oct 2013 build date and it was very loud. I called Panasonic and they have a kit to fix the noise. they sent a repair person to my home. It went very smoothly and the fan noise, is greatly diminished. I'd say 70% quieter.