Summary: I bought this TV and within 2 years, I now have 4 thick black lines across the screen, and different points. As you can imagine, this completely ruins the experience, especially in scenes with lighter backgrounds. Tried contacting Panasonic, to no avail.
Summary: Enjoyed the TV for a couple of years, then reached the end of the warranty period. One day, it just turned itself off. Panasonic said to try a different electrical outlet. Got most of the picture back, but had a 3" black bar down it.
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 am not entirely satisfied with this product. The instructions are unclear (probably because they are written by the Japanese). It took me ages just to figure out how to operate it. Finally, I figured out that the plug needed to be inserted into the electrical outlet.
Summary: My Pansonic Plasma unit arrived the first of April 2007. On the second day after it was turned on, horizontal lines started appearing across the screen. I contacted Panasonic. An authorizied service agent called and I repeated the problem. A week later they show up with two boards to replace.