Summary: One year later this TV is having picture and software issues. Panasonic warranty is garbage and they are not willing to help even though it's a $3500 TV. Panasonic will never receive my money again.
Summary: Have owned a 50 Pioneer Kuro for a few years. That is the best set (picture) I think that will ever be made. But, I wanted a bigger set. This uses Pioneer technology, and does not disappoint. I'm happy with the picture and the set overall. Would purchase again. I wanted a Plasma set before they possibly disappear.
Pros: Amazing picture. 4 HDMI inputs, and a plethora of other input and output options. Decent online apps and smart features. Easy setup, Light weight and easy to install. Wifi connectivity with all my other gear.
Cons: Must have High end BR player to get full picture benefits. Far too many setting options and not enough built in modes. Loud fans in rear of TV. Speakers suck. not all settings are available on every input.
Summary: I'm in the movie biz. I know picture quality. I obsess about it and live for it and need to deal with it in everything I do for my work in post production. We are always after the best quality picture. This TV beats them all. Now Panasonic has the new models out on this line and I hear they are even better. So why question it. If you want to save money I'm sure this 2012 model is still available and at a discount. How much better are the new ones?
Summary: What a tv! Natural colors, smooth motion, deep blacks. Perfect for a room with low/no light. Very good in a room with higher ambient light. I eventually returned it for the promise of better things to come from Panny (grass is always greener, right?), but have been second guessing myself ever since.
Summary: I purchard my 65VT50 4 months ago and the picture is fabulous. We do watch the news alot and we started to notice the CNN logo and the lines appear on any light screen colors. I called Panasonic and they told me that burn in is not covered under warrantly. Now I am stuck with a below par TV! Suggestions?
Summary: After owning the Pioneer Kuro for about 4 yrs, I've hesitated to purchase a plasma for fear of disappointment. While the VT50 doesn't quite match the Kuro's black levels or anti-reflective properties, it does not disappoint.
Summary: I've had this TV (TC-P65VT50) for about a year and have tried every setting, but it is just not bright. I have 3 year old LCD that looks way better. I get that the darks are darker, but the whites are gray at best. Stupid to get talked into this TV versus the Samsung 70/80. I'd sell it for $1000 and spend the rest of the money for a good TV.
Summary: I knew I was going to be blown away by this TV going from a 15 year old rear projection unit but after a month I am still in awe of the picture quality. Out of the box the THX cinema setting provides an outstanding picture I have the professional calibration scheduled and I can't wait to see how that turns out. It's hard to imagine it being better but that is what I am told.