Summary: I had done a lot of research on TV's before this purchase. Basically, plasma is best in darker settings and LED or LCD in more lit up settings. The Picture quality is superb, the remote control is very easy to understand. The only thing holding back 5 stars is the sound. It has settings to adjust according to how close to the wall you have the TV but for some shows it doesn't matter. I also didn't want to have to change setting according to what show I'm watching.
Summary: I am very satisfied with the picture quality: deep black, fast response, lively colors, wide viewing angle, beautiful hi-def images. I was somewhat surprised to see that it has better quality picture than an equivalent LCD. Has lots of inputs which is useful given that I use it with the several devices. What could still be improved: - relatively slow start - ads served at start-up and on the on-screen volume control. They are not that intrusive but I could do without.
Summary: Everything I've read about plasma vs LCD pointed me towards the Panasonic plasma TV. I watch lots of movies and the high-res BluRay rips look excellent. Be aware that the plasma throws off a TON of heat, even at idle. Lots of options in the display menu to tweak the image for your satisfaction: vivid, sports, THX (both standard and bright-room).
Summary: I bought this thing a few months ago. So far I love the picture. People say dont get it if you have a bright room etc.. well the picture is just as bright in the daytime and super bright at night. I have to tone the picyure down if you are watching in a dark room. The picture instantly lights up when powered on, so there is no warm-up lag. The Smart-TV apps take a little bit to start up but its nothing really.
Summary: The Panasonic Viera 65" smart TV seems great. Easy to set up and quite impressive. I am finding I'm tweaking the screen display settings a bit and wondering what a professional setup would be like. I also like the direct to YouTube feature. The programming was very enjoyable until the buffering started being a problem which worsened in the evening. I'm guessing it's either my provider (Verizon FIOS) or YouTube itself. A comment on the enhanced delivery.
Summary: I've had this TV for a little over a month now and I have to admit I'm 100% satisfied. It looks sleek on the wall and it also performs well in my "bright room". The main reason I bought this TV (even though I didn't need or want 3D) was that I needed a TV that was easy to see in a room that had a lot of natural light. This one performs better than I hoped on the "bright room" setting. I can see everything and there is minimal glare and image blending.
Summary: Great Picture, installed and setup myself except for placing on the stand. The TV is almost 100 lbs so needed haelp with that part. WiFi browser exactly what I wanted. Use Free Hulu and browsed for my son's videos posted online. I would recommend to a friend.
B. C. Roth "Creative Strategist, Avid Reader", Amazon
6 September 2012
Summary: Deep blacks are why I bought the TV over Samsung and Sharp - and don't regret it. Both picture and sound are great. Only negative aspects include a rather dull and unintuitive interface, tv runs very hot (characteristic of plasmas I think), and the HDMI cables run out the back side of the tv such that you can see them when watching tv, which is just odd design. Overall though, very proud of the tv - great technology. Haven't tried 3D yet.
Summary: just purchased from pauls tv, got cheaper than amazon, like it alot. Picture is amazing, but audio could be a little stronger i think and dont like having to calibrate each input. Remote only seems able to control tv and nothing else, will do some checking on this. edit: remote has some limited control over the bluray player, youtube app is kinda blah, and web browser leaves something to be desired, amazon prime app not as good as the xbox but the picture is still the...
Summary: As of this review, the GT50 series is a brand new model from Panasonic that was announced at CES 2012 and just released in June 2012. By most all accounts, the GT50 series has identical picture quality as the ST50 series, yet it costs more. The reason I opted for this model is because I wanted something beautiful, even when it's turned off. The ST50 series has a plastic bezel and clear plastic frame around it that to me screams 'cheap'.