Conclusion: This Panasonic is the insider's tip for price-conscious home-theater fans. At budget price, it offers top-class contrast and pure black, excellent HD quality and decent sound. The picture looks natural, and this Panasonic has done away with the typical weaknesses of plasma technology. Only very fast moving, contrast-rich edges show slight green ghosting. Operation is simple, and the AV features are practical.
Pros: Accurate portrayal of 24p Blu-ray material., Differentiation of dark picture regions is comparable even to top CRT sets., Respectable sound for a flat-panel TV., DVDs and TV pictures in the conventional PAL standard look natural., Effective contrast, at 4,600:1, is significantly better than that of LCD models., HD-capable, integrated SD card reader that can also play back AVCHD videos., Overall this set offers a lot of TV for your money - great value.
Cons: Built-in receiver on this European model (denoted by the final 'E' in the model number) is a bit lacking, and cannot handle HDTV pictures at all., Higher operational power consumption than comparable LCD models., Built-in tuner is only suitable for analog cable and DVB-T., Only one antenna socket, so DVB-T and analog cable TV cannot be used in parallel., Pictures in the traditional PAL or NTSC formats are accurately reproduced, but little is done to combat line flicke...
Summary: This is a sturdy TV in every way, it's well built, feels well put together and has incredibly robust picture performance. It's not the most exciting TV, and it certainly lacks some high-end features, but that doesn't detract from its decent price and impressive performance