Summary: I purchased this in 2012, today I got the 7 blinking lights of death. It seems this is a common error requiring the replacement of a circuit board that doesn't appear to be in much supply anymore. So ~$3k bought me about 3 years worth of a TV and now a 65" brick.
Excellent picture, dreaded black bar after 14 months
Joel Goodson "joelgoodsn", Amazon
11 October 2013
Summary: Loved the tv, unfortunately reliability seems to be a big issue with these. After 14 months of light use, I have the 3" black bar down the right side. Bummer. This is the first flat screen I've ever had a problem with. I have an 8 year old Panasonic that is still doing fine.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Best picture I have ever seen on a home TV. I opted for plasma because I think the picture is better. The web interface is pretty good but not as good as my Roku interface and it is a little slower. Does not generate much heat, which I was very worried about.