Summary: This TV has been wonderful for the 2 1/2 yrs of use. It all came to a crashing halt, yesterday as I was trying to get ready for the game and my TV would not turn on after programing the anttena channels. I unplug the TV after about about 8-10 mins of waiting. when I turned the set on I see a 3 inch verticle black line...top to bottom on the left side of my screen.
Summary: I had high expectations when I bought this Panasonic. After reading about every possible candidate plasma & LCD, I took the plunge on this newly released 800U. It exceeded my expectations and they were pretty high expectations. This has a great picture, great color and is totally adjustable - both with preset options or manually.
Summary: I've had this TV since 9/25/08. [...]. PICTURE - I've only watched upscaled standard DVDs (via HDMI from a very fine Oppo player) on it and the picture has been outstanding. I am seeing details in movies that I've never seen though I've watched them several times. I use CNET's settings in THX mode, toned down while the screen is breaking in (the first 100-200 hours). AUDIO - Is good for TV speakers.
Summary: Set was delivered quickly by Amazon and unpacked, but delivery man could not help lift it up on TV stand (liability problems). After my son helped me lift set to TV - not really all that heavy - the set worked perfectly and the picture with all input sources was beautiful. I used PC Mag web hints on setting up controls for best picture, though I did not thoroughly calibrate it.
Summary: This was my first major online purchase, and I was nervous about it. I researched plasmas to the point that it was becoming a joke in my family. It was difficult to find my choices in one store for side-by-side comparisons. I had it narrowed down to the Panasonic th50pz85u, th50pz800u, Samsung pn50a550 and pn50a650.One store had 3 of them, so after I found the remotes, I stayed an hour and played with the picture and audio settings.
Summary: I was one of the folks who jumped on the "pre-order" sale back in early spring, before Panny was actually shipping product. I had narrowly missed the amazing Panasonic Plasma/Blu-Ray deal a few weeks earlier, so I was determined not to miss out. As soon as I saw the price I jumped. First things first: as many others have reported it was not until late May before Amazon received units from Panasonic.
Panasonic 800 Series HDTV Review & Configuration Help
Sean C. Stephens "Sean The HD Guy", Amazon
20 December 2010
Summary: My hope is that this review will come across as credible after a brief introduction revealing my technical background. I have been a home theater enthusiast since 1995 and ran a small video and independent film business from 1996 - 2001. This review and check list are based on both personal research and professional experience.