Summary: closing in on 3 years that I have been using my 1st plasma an average of at least 10 hrs. per day... that folks will be 10,950 hours with not one issue period, no loss of blacks, no loss color, no loss of anything !!!!! p.s.
Summary: I only have two complaints about this television: 1. It's very heavy, and 2. It's not a smart TV. Other than that I love it. The colors are clear, vibrant, and easy to adjust, I have not experienced any burn in at all, and the speakers are excellent for a flat screen television.
Summary: If your OK with paying $2k for a TV that will give you about 24 month of pleasant experience than this one is for you! If you want more than that, might wanna look elsewhere. I've had 2 issues with this set, first is randomly when they TV is cut on, the sound will not work.
Great TV, But Panasonic does not support spare parts
Ski Mom, Amazon
29 November 2012
Summary: Hi, Bought the TC-P65S2 TV in Dec 1010 and its provided a great picture until Oct 2012. The screen went blank and it's still blank 6 1/2 weeks later with no hope for a spare part from Panasonic.
Summary: When it worked I used it for gaming, movies, and sports. When switching inputs the brightness and black levels had a mind of their own. Either blindingly bright or ridiculously dark. Also screen settings on games would have to be adjusted frequently.
Summary: Update: Panasonic agreed to pay the $426 for parts if I pay the $200 for labor. Good enough. ------------- Until last week, I loved this TV. Great picture and the perfect size. Then we heard a loud bang/pop and the picture went dead.
Summary: Stay away. This tv is perfect for the first few months you have it but there seems to be a problem with it after a couple of months. We bought it sept 2010 and it got the 7 lights of death 2 months out of warranty.
Summary: I will be honest I walked into the Best Buy last October 2010 and said "I would like the biggest TV you sell). While YES there are Magnolia Best Buys that sell bigger ones, this was the largest TV they had other than a Samsung 65 inch LCD which was $4500.