Summary: i purchased a high end tv from panasonic 11 months ago. About a month ago I noticed gray lines stretching across the panel. I called tech support who had me run a series of diagnostic tests. They also asked me to send them a bunch of pictures and my receipt for the tv. Within 30 minutes I had sent them everything they asked me for. The tech told me that the panel needed to be replaced and that he would put in the work order.
Huge black vertical stripe on the screen in less than 3 years
Katya Pugacheva "Katya", Amazon
5 December 2013
Summary: A great picture, vivid colors and al that - but arrived with one broken USB port and started showing a huge - couple of inches thick - black stripe across a part of the screen in less than 3 years of work. For as much as it cost us at the end of 2010 it's sad to see a short-lived product. Somehow I thought TVs should live a bit beyond that.
Summary: So it is great TV, I was happy until October 2012. Few light colored belts appear on the screen. Display panel itself start dying. Luckily I bought mack warranty and folks simply reimbursed me. Otherwise I would say that it was almost perfect except it is also power hungry (may work as small heater). I try to search for more info about plasma reliability and cannot find any data. Everybody claims 100khours. Well I often do not turn on TV for few days...
Summary: I am a very picky person when it comes to video / audio. This TV has no flaw! Watching blu-ray and blu-ray 3D is AMAZING. I agree with the other reviewer - It's better than theater. There's no reason for going to theater now, unless u just want to get out of the house or wanna catch new release...
Summary: TV Positives: I did my homework prior to purchase. I started with a very negative impression of Plasma TV's and have since moved to favoring them. I have had over two weeks to experience this TV and I have not been disappointed with it's performance. The 3D is amazing and the TV is fairly simple to set up. The picture is crisp and clear from almost any angle and thus far I have not experienced distortion.
Summary: My first ever review comes from my heart. I love this TV. LOVE IT! The 3D works amazingly, and as my provider, DirectTV gets more channels, I'm sure I will watch more in 3-D (Laker-Denver game was so much fun to watch, as was BCS title match). But, what's amazing about the TV, is that you lose nothing watching just plain, old regular HD channels. This is my second Panny HD, and the best picture I have ever seen on any screen I've owned.
Summary: This is the best TV I've ever sat in front of. It's almost a privilege to watch TV on this beast. 2D, 3D it doesn't matter - the picture quality is simply amazing. Watching the World Cup on ESPN 3D is the best thing ever. It has a slight buzz when watching 3D but is not noticeable sitting 10-12 feet away. You will have to play around with the settings for a little while after buying it to find the desired viewing preferences but when you get it, it's great.
Great, except for fluctuating brightness issues. Panasonic unhelpful in repairing their defect.
5 December 2011
Summary: I was an early adopter of this Viera 58" 3D television. I bought the TV in 2010, and exactly two years later I called Panasonic about this annoying fluctuation of brightness and gamma in the darks of the TV. Essentially, when a movie cuts from a dark or bright shot, the whole TV changes brightness and pulls you out of the experience. It's really annoying. Panasonic gave me the usual "turn off C.A.T.S. and set contrast to blah blah blah". I did every thing they suggested.
Summary: The Panasonic TC-58VT25 58" is an impressive piece of work. It was not difficult to set up out of the box and the picture in its default settings is just amazing. I recommend looking at the folks who have reviewed the smaller versions of this TV who have recommended tech specs on how to view various characteristics if you have a very particular taste in screen quality.
Great TV, 2D & 3D pictures both crisp with great color
K. Salinger, MSN, FNP, RN AHN-BC, Amazon
5 December 2011
Summary: We recently purchased the 58" Panasonic 3D HDTV. We were planning on a different unit that was not 3D. However, when we were checking them out at the electronics store they had a special on this TV that included a free Panasonic 3D bluray player with extra 3D glasses and two movies as well. Upon review we discovered that this TV was the top pic for ZD Net's 2010 Plasma TV's for 2D and 3D both so we figured we couldn't go wrong with this unit.