Summary: Bought this junk 3 years ago. Use it as a theater room screen. Doesn't get used everyday. Has become inoperable 2 times. Both times required PC board replacement (same board). Bought Panasonic because of it's rated reliability. Won't buy again.
Excerpt: while looking for a tv i waited and waited for either a LCD, LED LCD, or plasma tv with a great deal. eventually i found this TV on sale for around 1k and though it was bigger than i needed, the price was too good to turn down. i've been really pleased with the TV, the picture quality (even without adjusting settings) is excellent. the TV also has all the connections i would want, from HDMI all the way down to the old composite cables.
Excerpt: I bought this TV at a local Best Buy and was able to price match to a local Sears who was having a special on this TV for only $1189! I couldn't believe how much this TV costed! Best Buy was running a special of 2 years no interest at the time, so I just have to pay about $50 a month and it will be paid off interest free! The price was great, but the actual value of the TV is even better!
Excerpt: As an early Christmas present I received the Panasonic S2 in 58 inch flavor. I had considered the G line of Panasonic plasmas but decided that for the same price or less I would trade some picture quality for inches (screen size). The gee-wiz features offered in the more expensive lines are not particularly important to me as many Blue-Ray players offer Netflix and YouTube connectivity.
Summary: Consumer Reports loves Panasonic plasmas. I stream video from my laptop thru it, and listen to audio CDs. But the speakers point downward from the cabinet, so the sound, rather than being projected out to where you sit, is projected down into your entertainment center! I called Panasonic to complain, and they told me to buy a sound bar. The cheapest Panasonic sound bar is $200.
Summary: + Great Picture Vivid Display Easy to use Controls Outputs 5.1 Surruond via Optical out (verified in manual) Sturdy - Only two HDMI inputs The speaker in the tv sucks it faces the back of the tv, so having the tv up against the wall really messes with the sound. I highly recommend getting a surround sound system to go with this tv.
Summary: I bought this tv right before christmas, had it for 4 months and loved it. I have two older panasonics which I love also, at month 4 it turned off and started blinking, I has been over 4 weeks that it has been at the repair place because panasonic has the part on back order.. Supervisor are extremely rude and unprofessional had to make a complaint with bbb.org before anything got done and even with that all I was offered was an extenuated warranty??
Summary: Waited for 5 months to do a review, so far so good. Picture is incredible. This is our 2nd plasma, the first was a 42" and was 6 years old. We paid the same amount for this 58" as we did for our 42.
Summary: There was one other Panasonic which had a little better specs. However I was concerned because we live just under 7000 feet in elevation, and this TV had a higher elevation rating. We have had no problems with the TV and it's been 7 months. This is the first HD TV we've owned, so I may not be the best critic, but it is amazingly good. We watch a lot of news and it's amusing how many people have imperfections on there face, which we never noticed before HD.
Summary: Upgraded from 42' LCD. Plasma picture great - much better than LCD. At 1st overwhelmed by size compared 42' LCD, but after a month or so, size pefect for my 10-12 ft viewing distance. Research prior to buy said glare/reflection much improved over previous plasmas. This is my biggest complaint. Reflection from room lights directly behind viewer will be seen on screen. Think this would be a problem if a window directly behind and light could not be well controlled.