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: 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.
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.
Summary: I read a lot of opinions and reviews before deciding to purchase this model. It was in my price range and I am thrilled with the purchase. I have had zero problems with IR and I started watching TV programming to include the superbowl, right of the box. The picture on this TV is the best I have personally ever seen on an HDTV. I am the only person in my family that was brave enough to purchase a plasma.
Summary: This tv has an incredibly bright, sharp and crisp display. The blacks are really black, and the colors appear to be very accurate, and the defaults are reasonable. The TVs is relatively light for its weight class (about 80 or so pounds) and is easily mounted on your wall. It's also big. Very few people have TVs of this size, so be prepared to host super bowl parties and movie nights at your house.