Summary: Had TV for 3 years and each year the I had to have it repaired. The power button would blink 7 times and the screen would go black. Are you kidding me? $1,500 TV that can't even last a year without breaking! Now it's happened a 4th time and I've decided to cut my losses and trash the TV.
Summary: To see the Panasonic 50" plasma in person it becomes immediately apparent why one would want it. The numerical specifications, impressive in their own right, do not tell the whole story. Facial whiskers that appear as a blur on other sets appear as individual lines on the Panasonic.
Summary: Good - The picture is fantastic. Bad - I had to have it repaired 32 days after I bought it. Good thing it was still under warranty. 18 months after I bought it and now out of warranty,it developed a thin black horizontal line all the way across the screen about 8" up from the bottom.
Summary: Please do not let friends, associates or repair people tell you that plasma with broken screens can be repair. This is a big lie most places throw these items away. Please do not fool yourself into believing other wise.
Summary: I did a ton of research before purchasing this TV. My brother-in-law just bought a Sony LCD, and I had the opportunity of viewing that for a month before buying this one. In my opinion, plasmas blow LCDs away in picture quality. This is especially true when it comes to the black levels.
Summary: I've had this TV for approximately 2 weeks now - It's my first Plasma TV - replaced a 10 year old 46" LCD television. After visiting every local store and kicking tires - I was sold that Plasma was the way to go.
Summary: I purchased this set from a major chain after doing quite a bit of research and I couldn't be happier. Lots of features, stunning picture in both SD and HD. A few things to keep in mind: - Having something this large delivered is always a bit tricky.
Summary: After a lot of research on which type of TV to buy - I settled on the Panasonic 50" Plasma. I considered the commercial version of this TV, but chose this one because it already had HDMI connections. The TV took approximately 12 days to arrived after the order.