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.
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.
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: 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: Keeping it simple. Replaces my older 42" TH-42PX60U, which had excellent picture quality for a 720P/1080i TV. Picture quality is excellent! Movies, Sports, Nightly programming, Cartoons and even non-HD channels all display nicely.
Summary: I chose this TV based on all the 3rd party ratings...and believe me, I did my homework on this purchase. They were right. It's a great TV. Amazing colors and clarity. Packaging was great and protected the TV during shipping/handling.
Summary: For the price, the picture quality, and the features...this TV is an incredible masterpiece. Although just missing the Pioneer Kuro in picture quality, you'll see that it comes quite close, just read the professional reviews out there.