Summary: Like many others, I purchased this TV after weeks of going back and forth between "Should I buy LED or Plasma?". I went to the big box stores to compare, read professional reviews, and customer reviews. My biggest concern was lighting. My living room has a lot of windows and my old DLP TV was so hard to see during the day. I wanted something bright enough to compensate for this.
Summary: It got one star because of the inital malfunction..., please read on. We were so excited to get this highly-rated Plasma TV. Our old Mitsibushi had gone sour w/vertical lines (after only 4 years!), so we did our due diligence and scoured the web reading everything we could on which TV offers the best HD picture overall. After reading 20+ reviews.., (WHEW!) we decided on Plasma. We wanted the best nighttime TV viewing.
Excellent picture, but good luck finding 3D glasses...
David Corvette, Amazon
14 June 2013
Summary: I bought this 60-inch Panasonic plasma TV to replace my 52-inch Samsung LCD, and the difference in picture quality is startling! The user reviews on Amazon and expert reviews on CNet were spot-on: this is the best TV picture for the money in its class. I hesitated to go with a plasma initially because of burn-in fears, but technology has progressed to the point that really is no longer a concern.
Summary: I've had this HDTV for roughly 56 weeks now. So a little over a year. Just enough time for Panasonic to not honor the warranty. I, like many other 1 star reviews on here, have the same problem. Burn in. I read extensively on the best rated TV's out there and heard that plasma was the way to go. And while that still may be true, stay away from this TV like the plague. YOU WILL SUFFER BURN IN LIKE MANY OTHERS.
Only for those who appreciate quality. Helps to calibrate.
BJP in SC, Amazon
6 June 2013
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my living room TC-P50ST30 (older model line), which moved into the bedroom. Having been so pleased with the performance of that Panasonic plasma it was a no-brainer to revisit the line when it was time to go bigger. I'm happy to report this one is even better. While I have not performed any strict, same-source comparisons between the two, the ST50 seems to have an even livelier, crisper picture than the already-fine ST30.
Summary: This set worked great for four months. Then it stopped working 3 or 4 weeks ago with a "seven blink" code. It still does not work. First the repairman came and took the set down (with our help - they only send one guy and the TV "must be off the wall") and looked at the insides, then he put it up. Said the part would be in a few days later but it took over a week and a half. Then he came and the part did not fix the problem, so we put the set back up.
Summary: Like most people who have left reviews of the ST-50, I too spent weeks trawling websites and forums compiling a list of hdtv's to possibly purchase. I have had this tv since May, 2012 and it has been a first class addition to the home theatre in every way. I wanted a tv with excellent picture quality and a high refresh rate. (Blu ray movies and sports viewing were my two priorities.) Blu ray movies are mind-blowing on this set. That's all I can say about that.
Summary: I have had this TV for about a month and went with the P60ST50 after many hours of research based on the superior picture quality and because of the screen filter which makes day time viewing with direct sun hitting the screen a non-factor. My previous HDTV had a nasty glare when direct sunlight hit the screen, but the P60ST50 still delivers a sharp picture without any glare on the screen under these conditions thanks to the screen filter.
Summary: After a lot of research, comparison between LED and plasma, decided to take the plunge. Purchased a plasma TV - Panasonic TC-P60ST50, which is their mid-range model. Although I would have preferred the GT series, but could not justify the additional cost. The delivery was on time and painless. They set-up the TV and hooked up my satellite TV receiver. Picture was beautiful.
Black Level Fantastic, motion very good, slight burn-in
Dan Levy "Dan Levy", Amazon
23 January 2013
Summary: As a user who has owned a Samsung LN46A650 (still do), my standards for flat screens were set very high, well before purchasing this set. After extensive research on Amazon, home theatre websites, and suggestions from store representatives, I purchased this TV. Before continuing, one note to pay attention to- this TV when first purchased has a bad tendency to burn in images.