Excerpt: I was afraid to purchase this TV! It was the first time I had bought a Flat Screen! I have had it for about 3 months now and I think it was one of the best decisions I have made in a long time! It is hard for me to make big purchases. It is very easy to hook up and operate and looks fantastic! I love it and will purchase this brand again!
Excerpt: We have this tv in the 42 inch model. The picture is really clear and crisp. Good sound quality. The 42 inch is the perfect size for our family room. Relatively light and easy to set up. I have had the tv for about 5 months now and I love it!I would definitely buy another and recommend it to others.
Summary: I did a lot of research, and decided to go with this TV. I haven't been sorry! The picture is so clear - it's absolutely amazing watching sports. And it makes me feel good that a year after my purchase, I have yet to see someone else with a better picture! I ordered from amazon, and am so happy with the price and service. Thank you!
Summary: I've owned this panel for over a year now and I couldn't be happier although I have one minor peeve. I just purchased my first blu-ray player and there is no way to label an input blu-ray. Also I'd like to add I've played several discs at 1080p/24 and found none of the flickering problems mentioned by other reviewers. (Oppo BDP-83). If I get the 100,000 hrs quoted for the half life I'll be one happy camper.
Summary: If I had rated this TV a few days ago, it would have gotten five stars. However, it just died the other night while my wife and I were watching TV on it. It made a 'pop', and the picture went away. I tried disconnecting the power, and turning it back on. It blinks the red LED ten times, waits, then repeats. Looks like an error code to me. It was a great TV before it died. It died about two months after the one year warranty ran out.
Summary: We got the TV in January. I just now tore myself away from it long enough to review it. We bought a Disney (blu-ray) movie with a travelogue feature of the grand canyon included - loking at the feature, on the TV was like looking through a window. - even standing way too close to the screen.
Summary: Sports and Movies look absolutely amazing. You get the great picture quality without having to pay the high price of a new model TV-- I really bought a great deal at Abes of Maine and the TV has not disappointed.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Great Picture, Simple Controls
Summary: This tv is fantastic almost perfect! I bought this tv a month ago and I've tried all the features that it offers the 24p is good is you don't have the brightness to high, feed from cable using HDMI excellent, have Wii using component cables and the PS3, Xbox 360 with HDMI and WOW excellent picture and no lag also no image retention unless you leave it paused for 30+ minutes I tried and even at 35 minute there was only a little ghost but after I kept playing it was gone!
Summary: I am very impressed with this Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ800U. I've only had it for a short time but I like what I see so far. There are no negatives to associate with this product. I don't have a blue ray hooked up to it as yet, so I have not experience true 1080p. I am looking forward to that experience.
Summary: This unit is as advertized, an excellent 50" 1080P HDTV. The Panasonic model TH-50PZ800U is also rated high in Consumer Reports. I would have preferred that this TV had "cable card" capability and "TV Guide", which we had on our Panasonic TH-42PX600U, 720P HDTV, that was replaced with the new 50" HDTV. Because the new TV does not use a cable card (rented from cable company) we needed to rent a higher cost HD receiver from the cable company which adds complexity.