Summary: Wish it had more than 2 HDMI inputs (atleast in the back anyways). Perhaps i'll buy a HD camcorder to take advantage of the front HDMI port.
Pros: Outstanding contrast ratio and viewing angle. Runs very cool. I have it in entertainment center over the fire place and it is certainly cooler than my old tube tv this replaced and most LCD sets i've checked out.
Cons: Panasonic could have given a few more choices for the video labels.
Summary: In the end, I figured the glare I get (and can control) is better than viewing an LCD at an angle. I mean, you pay this much for the best possible picture, why choose a product that diminishs that picture quality when looking at it from off-center??? Go with Plasma.
Pros: I probably did too much homework, if that is possible. I am very happy with my decision and you will be as well with this set. This replaced a Sony HD XBR (tube) that was very good, but the 800u greatly outperforms it.
Cons: The glare I read sooooo much about and was the scariest part of making my decision IS present, but I only seem to notice it when I think about it.
Summary: If you can control the ambient light in your room, THIS TV IS FOR YOU!! I really did my homework before picking this TV. I can't say that I regret the choice to buy this plasma at all.
Pros: No dead pixels. Ordered Monday, delivery scheduled for Thursday morning. The picture is absolutely stunning!! That point cannot be emphasized enough. Color reproduction is dead on. Easy setup with plenty of inputs. Pleasantly surprised with the quality of sound, however with small speakers, the b...
Cons: Anti-reflective filter? Stray light in the room, from a lamp, X-Mas tree lights or sunlight through curtains, makes the picture hard to see at 90 degrees. Angled viewing corrects this. To get the best from this TV control the ambient light. I understand that reflections are to be expected with th...
Pros: Fantastic set. Go ahead and spend the extra money for the THX. We set it up and popped in the kids favorite Star Wars movie and it was just awesome. The moment you hear an empire battleship in surround THX is just worth the money, cool! The picture is great. Watching football and the vivid colors...
Cons: Not much at all. The remote has to be aimed more directly than any other t.v. remote I have owned. THX adds to the cost, will it come down some?
Summary: For the price it is an amazing deal, it's nearly 1/2 the price here vs the major chain stores, and depending on the sale, is cheaper than it's 42" counterpart. If you are considering this set for your home theater, have no qualms about purchasing it, you will be VERY happy you did.
Pros: THX certified pre-calibration, High quality materials, Lots of Inputs. This TV has been simply amazing, I upgraded from a cheaper 32" LCD and the difference absolutely blew me away. I did quite a bit of research before deciding on this model, comparing the top tier (non-led) LCD panels and they d...
Cons: PC input only displays 1366x768 unfortunately, not the full 1920x1080. Not a huge con, just minor if you plan to use it for a 2nd monitor very often.
Summary: This is the first time I'm posting a review. I just feel compelled to share my purchase experience with others. After deciding on this particular TV, I worried about buying it on line, but decided to chance it because it was so much cheaper here. I don't know where the TV was on Tues., 9 Dec.
Pros: If you've decided on plasma because they do a better job on fast-moving scenes, but a 50" TV might be a tad too big for you, THIS is the one to buy, and not just because it's one of the few 46" plasma models. You will not be disappointed.