Summary: Please tell me if this TV is worth buying now for 606 us dolars. Do you think I can find something better arround this price range? (I only care about immage quality, but I don't mind having the extra specs too) How much more energy consumption does a plasma tv make, compared to a LED TV? (Will it cost me much more/year compared to a led?) Thhx!
Summary: I ordered this on the 30th September 2013 - this is my 6 month review! I ordered the P42UT50B (42-inch as opposed to the 50) I'll start with the flaws so I have nothing to ruin my happy streak:- As said by many a reviewer, there is a very glossy screen used in this model. You can upgrade to the ST line for the filter that removes this, but in my room there is manageable light and so this isn't too much of an issue for me.
Summary: First, i am, "was" a bit of a Samsung fan so was aiming for the LED's ( never thought of buying a plasma ) of the same price range, so it took a lot of reading to take me out of buying one. Well, after research and research and research, general consensus on expert reviewers was that this Plasma screen was top quality and delivered the best quality image for the money.
Summary: I bought this from comet, I got it for £450 before they closed with 2 free pairs of 3D glasses from Panasonic. Best bargain I have bought in my whole life. I had and LG LW450u Passive 3D, which was AMAZING, it was brighter than this TV but the 3D was passive and the lag on gaming online led to my mental frustration, I went from being amazing on MW3 to a NOOB! 35 MS LAG on the LG. So I bought the Panasonic and it has like 0.01 MS LAG! Almost instantaneous pwnage!
Summary: What more can I add to what's been written already, this TV is everything you'd ever want for your living room, it has it all and the picture and sound are just perfect. I'm not technically minded so I won't pretend to be, it would have been nice to not to have to buy two wifi adapters: one for the TV and one for the Panasonic blu ray player, it's a shame the HDMI cable couldn't carry the wifi signal from one to the other, with just one adapter.
Summary: I watched the olympics on this tv, and the 3D broadcast was stunning with the glasses which i bought seperately. As soon as you switch the glasses on it shows the amount of charge on the screen, a full charge only takes 20 min approx.
Summary: This is an exceptional TV. I can live with the iffy audio and shortage of HDMI inputs as I have everything running through an AV Receiver. Anyone who appreciates Hi Quality Video will also surely be using an AV receiver to handle quality audio??! The reflective screen really isn't an issue for me. For £450 delivered new-in-box from another well known retailers fire-sale I think I have a bargain!!