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. I paid about $1200 for it two years ago, which I think was a very good deal at the time. It has plenty of HDMI connectors, component connectors, and and SD card slot so you can view photos on it.
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. We have cut off and back on and about 75% of the time it will fix the sound. If not, we repeat until it does. But now we have 2 horizon lines going across our screen.
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. Panasonic will not provide me or the local Panasonic Authorized Service company with any status on availability of a buffer board: P/N TXNSC1MAUU. I've asked Panasonic for an exchange of my set for a comparable one that works, but they are unresponsive.
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. It cracked & popped one day watching cable and never turned back on. Heard cracking noises when I tried to turn it back on.
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. Panasonic was nice enough to connect me with an approved service tech. The repair estimate is about $626 with labor. On a $1900 TV that I bought just over a year ago! I think that is unacceptable.
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. I looked it up on the internet and it seems to be a very widespread problem with Panasonic that they are not addressing..
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. I sure was not about to spend $4500 on the Samsung and decided to try out this 65 inch plasma. At $2000 in October 2010 this was a great deal at the time for anything its size.