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: 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!
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.
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.
Stopped Working .... Beware of Panasonic 'Concierge' Warranty
Honest Abe, Amazon
17 June 2012
Summary: This TV is stopped working after barely 5 months of light use. Panasonic does NOT honor its warranty as stated in its pamphlet and will not provide a loaner 'unless one is available' (This means no!). Also, the company they contract out to service the television is not professional at all.