Caution: Major reliability issue for Panasonic Plasma TVs
22 January 2013
Summary: I purchased the Panasonic TC-P58S2 58 inch Vera Plasma TV. It broke last month after only two years. Panasonic has had so much trouble with that and other Panasonic Plasma TV models that you can't even get the replacement parts for a TV only two years old without paying a premium price. Panasonic did offer to "assist" with the costs.
Summary: I wasn't sure about getting a plasma over an LCD since LCDs seem to be all the rage these days. But my room is not too sunny most of the time and I mostly watcy at night. Well, the picture is spectaular. All my friends who have seen it remark about the picture quality and ask about it. During the day when it's sunny, yes, there is substantial relection off of the glass screen so I close my shades.
Summary: I've been generally pleased with picture quality as one should when laying out a large sum of money for a state of the art plasma tv. My disappointment is with Panasonic's lack of software support for previous year models. My 09 apparently cannot be updated to link with services as popular as Netflix. As the online tech support stated: ": That is only available for the 2010 models, what is you model number.
Summary: This is a fantastic TV! I spent a couple of months researching and comparing models in stores. I was torn about whether to go with a plasma or lcd. I am old enough to remember the VHS/Beta wars and did not want to get on the wrong side of the plasma/lcd battle. I don't know what the future holds in that regard, but after having watched my 58 inch Panasonic TC P58V10 for approximately 9 months, I don't care. I absolutely could not be happier with my purchase.
Summary: Purchased a 58" Panasonic plasma V10 from 6 Ave Electronics through Amazon. I took the free shipping which was supposed to take several days to arrive, but much to my surprise, 6th Ave shipped the very same day of my order, and 2 days later I get a call from the shipping company that the TV would be delivered the next day! They used Team WW for the shipping - the box arrived undamaged and the driver was extremely helpful in helping to get the plasma to my home theater.
Summary: Bought my TC-P58v10 last October and was EXCEPTIONALLY pleased with the picture. About 1 month ago I noticed an annoying artifact went I changed channels. The color and black contrast looks good for about 2 seconds then washes out to a gray/white cast. Checking on the 'net it seems that Panasonic acknowledges the problem but won't do anything about it. Now I'm stuck with a TV that looks worse than a 10 year old LCD in a Sports Bar. I'm at all not happy.
Summary: I have had this TV since 3/25/10. The picture is nothing short of amazing. I have it connected to AT&T Uverse service. All of the LCD and LED TV's always have a slight outline of the objects in the picture and ghosting and blur during fast action scenes along with some pixelation and jagged edges which varies in degree across differnt models. But when looking up close on this tv there is absolute none of that.
Sadly not better than the pn58b860's picture quality
Amazonian "MM", Amazon
3 February 2010
Summary: Here's my situation. I purchased everything via BB because of the amazing return policy. So, initially I bought the pn58b860. I LOVED everything about it. Picture quality was to die for. I've never seen normal HD channels (like watching CSI: Miami, or anything broadcast HD football game) look so amazing via NYC timewarner cable. And everything via HDMI cords. The one major drawback: THE BUZZING NIGHTMARE.
Summary: After researching hdtvs for 2 months, I finally made the best decision for my individual situation. This set would rate 5 stars, expect for a slight three inch blemish on the upper right corner thats only visible when the set is off. I was really worried about the shipping, but there were no problems. The best color and sharpness I've seen on any set .
Summary: I did a lot of research before I bought an HDTV. This model got good reviews from Consumer reports and elsewhere. I bought it from Amazon for three main reasons. 1) They had the best price. 2) They didn't charge tax, which saved me 8.25%. 3) The shipping was free. The TV was delivered by an independent company. The box didn't have scatch on it. This was the model I wanted at the best price I found, plus I paid no sales tax. I couldn't beat this deal.