Summary: So, this was the first and last plasma tv I will ever own. I'm not sure if I have a defective tv or if plasma tvs don't fit my lifestyle. I really enjoy watching sports. One thing that drew me to this particular television was it's outstanding reviews for color and picture. I was aware that image retention (IR) could be an issue with plasma tvs so I did some more research.
Summary: I bought this 6 months ago. Picture is great, no complaints about how it functions (other than that it should just include a camera for Skype functions, at this price point). It sits a little crooked on its base, which also seems like something a $1700 TV should do better. Last night, the HDMI inputs stopped working. Menus/etc. come up fine, picture still works, but none of the HDMI inputs work.
Summary: Bought this top of the line TV thinking I could connect a wireless mouse and keyboard either by Bluetooth of USB. After many trial with different manufacturer not one single mouse or keyboard Bluetooth is recognized. It keeps searching for devices without success. USB is worthless either, Called customer service for advice and they confirmed we cannot connect any external USB mouse or keyboard. 3D and images and other functionality is outstanding.
Summary: I loved this TV,,,,at first! Then I noticed the logo of my favorite morning news program burned into the screen. I called customer service and was told this is a problem with all smart TVs. I was told to run "anti image retention" which I had already done, it did not help. This is not covered under your warranty, so you are on your own! I own many Panasonic products, this will be my last. They know they have a problem, but are doing nothing about it. BEWARE!!!!
BEWARE! Panasonic = The worst company I have ever dealt with
15 April 2013
Summary: I bought the Pansonic Viera TCP60GT50 on March 10th from a different website and still do not have a working television. I have spent over $1600 and have nothing more than a paper weight. Upon receiving the TV, there was no external damage. Plugged TV in and worked for an hour. Then screen does not turn on and I see a red light blinking 8 times. Contacted Panasonic and they indicated I need to get it repaired under warranty as internal boards need to be replaced.
Summary: Dont buy this tv! Ours lasted 4 months before completely dying on us. And now, the repair company needs a part thats on back-order and will take "weeks" to get. So i spent 2 grand on a very large 60 inch paperweight. First and last panasonic i'll buy.
Summary: Unfortunately this appears to be a common issue developing with these Panasonic sets i.e the '7 blinks of death'! Several customers are complaining about it. The problem is caused by one, both, or all of the following boards: SC board, SD board, and SU board. Most commonly, the SC board is the one that has failed and because Panasonic have received so many complaints about this issue.