Summary: I purchased this TV from Amazon a little over a year ago based on the review and recommendations on CNET. I have to admit that, even after a full year of use, I am blown away by the picture quality each and every time I turn it on. It nothing short of amazing. Careful calibration is a must but once done, this is good as it gets! Unlike some reviewers, my delivery experience couldn't have gone smoother.
Summary: First TV we have purchased in some time. Amazon was great. They matched the best price (of their listed competitors), delivered it for free, and at the time were charging no tax. The set is nice, but it froze and basically stop working in a very short time. Amazon took care of us without a hitch, swapping the defective unit with a new one very quickly. That's why we try to use Amazon, and they really came through.
Summary: Best picture I have ever seen on a home TV. I opted for plasma because I think the picture is better. The web interface is pretty good but not as good as my Roku interface and it is a little slower. Does not generate much heat, which I was very worried about. I've check it with a heat gun, it's more than my newer LCD's but less than my older ones and much less than my AV receiver. I don't use the TV's built-in speakers so I can't comment on them.
Summary: Very pleased with this purchase. Easy setup. Delivery went great. We mounted it on the wall and absolutely LOVE the picture. This is my second Panasonic Plasma and I doubt I will ever go with anything different. When watching baseball on HD makes us feel like we are at the baseball park. My young adult children were quite impressed.
Garbage product - Amazon isn't the place to buy a TV
1 May 2013
Summary: 45 days in my TV developed a black bar down the RH side. Didn't shift the image, jut a black bar dropped from the frame cutting off the image. Called Amazon and they could do nothing for me since the 30 day window had passed. So understand - if you buy a TV here YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN TO DEAL WITH THE MANUFACTURER. You could buy an aftermarket warranty, but unlike certain bricks and mortars it's you and the warranty company...after 30 days Amazon is done with the sale.
Summary: I am using it for both 2D and 3D. Pro: 1. Excellent and sharp 2D HD picture quality in true HD channels and in Blue-Ray DVDs. Great depth of field even in 2D. 2. No slow or dragging in high motion/speed scene; 3. Color are true and balanced. Brightness is sufficient. 4. Menu and programming are easy and user-friendly. Remote control is easy to use 5. 3D effect and quality is generally satisfactory (depending on the 3D quality of the movies). Con: 1.
Summary: This will be short and sweet and non technical. Thanks first to the other reviewers whose long, detailed and VERY technical reviews helped me make my selection and see the value of buying this TV on Amazon for $1,850. Awesome! The picture is great, sharp, deep colors and tones, no ghosting. I don't speak TV jargon but it is truly a home theater experience. Shipping via Amazon was simple.
Summary: The Panasonic Viera P65ST50 plasma TV was everything I hoped it would be. Hook-up was easy, picture is excellent out of the box and the sound is fair. Can't expect much out of a slim slim slim TV. I mounted this beast on a wall with a fully articulating wall mount (from Amazon) and had no problems with wi-fi, Netflix, etc. Have not tried out the 3D part yet. Will let you know.
Summary: You don't need my review, read the professionals. There's a reason that Panasonic is consistently rated highly for plasma televisions. My only complaint is that in an effort to simplify the connections, they actually reduced options, especially for composite inputs and outputs. Now there are 3 HDMI and only one composite input. I haven't tried the 3D yet.