Summary: Panasonic TVs have a life span one day past the warranty -- and Panasonic will not stand by any manufacture defects, even if they tell you they will. Forget about calling the support center for Panasonic help -- they are a huge waste of time.
Summary: I purchased this TV Jan 2008, for $1500. It has not given me any problems until now, Oct 09. I turned the set on and nothing happened except the red light on the power button is blinking 7 times and then paused then started again until I unplugged it. Very annoying and aggravating.
Summary: What is there to say? This TV works great. I've had it over a year now and it has performed perfectly. The HD image is incredible and the blacks are nice and true. The anti-glare screen works great. I've accidentally left a static image on it overnight with no image burn-in.
Panasonic goes above and beyond the expected for out of warranty
G. Sibbald "Lacking TV", Amazon
13 June 2009
Summary: I bought a TH42PZ77U and had a power surge that knocked out the power supply about 3 months after the warranty expired. As this component was under designed Panasonic sent someone out to repair it and upgrade the TV. FREE of charge? Even after the warranty expired. I will always buy Panasonic first.
Summary: Like several others have already mentioned, we were extremely pleased with this TV until it refused to turn on 6 weeks after the 1 year warranty expired. After TWO weeks, the servicing subcontractor came with a new part. It's basically the brain for the TV.
Summary: TH-42PZ77U, as of 12/2/08 have owned for 362 days. Now about every 30 seconds hear this loud case popping noise from the rear of the set, seems to have gotten worse in last month. Tech rep coming out next week, will be covered under 1 year warranty.
Summary: Like a few of the other reviewers, we enjoyed this television for only a few months before it refused to turn on and displayed the dreaded blinking red light. Panasonic is going to send someone to our house in a few days. I wish that I didn't have to worry about how long this set will last.
Summary: I bought this TV from Sears with extended warranty . I loved it until couple months later, It went blank after I turned the power on . I called Sears and the tech came 5 times to fix and he finally couldn't fix it .
Summary: My wife and I are very pleased with this t.v. The unit fits beautifully in our family room, the footprint on the same cabinet our old t.v. was on. The sound is probably average judging from what they say about sound on other similar tv's.
Got it at Sears because they had a horrible price!
Terry P. Rich, Amazon
28 March 2008
Summary: First of all let me say that this is a spectacular tv! I first wanted an lcd at first but when I saw the plasmas, they really caught my eye. After a lot of research I wanted the th-42pz700u but then saw it side by side with the th-42pz77u and was sold.