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: After reading all the reviews I thought this would be a great TV and it was until it stopped working. I would expect something like that out of a cheaper TV. Then to top it off it is going to take over 4 weeks to fix. This will probably be the last Panasonic product I buy. The only reason why I am giving two stars is because it was a great TV before it died.
Summary: I'm coming from a 6 year old 46 inch Samsung LCD and have never owned a plasma before. So my review will be based around the differences I noticed between my old LCD and the ST50. Pros: 1. Image reproduction is all around amazing. Black levels are deep and the contrast is amazing. 2. When playing games (Consoles and PC) that are 60 FPS, the ST50 handles the motion like a champ with no blur in my eyes. 3. It upscales 720p very well.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this TV and it was all hyped up and made out to be amazing and I kept hearing that when it came to plasmas Panasonic was the way to go. I purchased this television and it arrived on time without problems. Took it out of the box and was extremely easy to setup. I admit that i have always had LCD's but this Plasma did not impress me.