Summary: Image retention is still an issue with plasma TVs, and this TV suffers significantly from it. Even with low contrast, I had issues with image retention, which now makes it difficult to fully enjoy the product. The picture quality is great for movies, but I am nervous about watching sport or news channels now as they frequently have static images such as scoreboards or scrolling tickers which I know will burn in to the screen
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. Another comment, not a big fan of the prominent red light that is always on while viewing.
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.
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: I have This plasma tv for 2 months the picture is amazing but the tv has major image retention. I am not a big gamer but I watch allot of nfl games and espn and nfl network and that content made the tv have the outline of score banner permanently ghosting in the bottom of the screen. I run the scroles bars in menu for hours with no success.
Summary: Buyers beware the false advertising touting a PC-like experience with the built-in web browser. One cannot watch video from any almost any website because the browser does NOT support Flash, only HTML-5. Panasonic's product descriptions and phone sales force are misleading consumers when they state "you can browse the Internet much like you do with a PC.
Summary: I will likely be revising this review after a few months of owning this TV but at this point I am extremely disappointed. I have owned this tv for 3 weeks. The picture is fantastic, its very sleek and has great features. After 2 weeks I started noticing a slight distortion running up the center of the screen.
Summary: Mine arrived with a bad panel. 5 or so inches of screen on the right side are inky black. Amazon has shipped me another one. I'll update this review when the new one arrives and has been set up and tested. Additionally, this is my second plasma from Amazon that didn't receive the promised inside delivery (or white glove delivery, as it's sometimes called).