Summary: I purchased my 46" ST30 on March 22, 2012 from Amazon.com. Despite ordering the TV several months after the fluctuating brightness patch was fixed, I received a model that did not include the fix (July 2011). Although the patch is relatively easy to obtain (my appointment was scheduled at the end of the week from when I called), it is still a hassle. Because of this issue, I'm giving the TV 4 stars.
Summary: I really do like the plasma picture more than the LED models that are out there today. I haven't had cable for a few years, and the apps that I can run on the TV make up for the small amount of channels I get OTA. I have a panasonic 3d blu-ray system with this as well, so I can switch between all of my devices using the iPad app. I only need an x-box controller to play games and my ipad, so the coffee table is quite uncluttered!
Summary: Bought directly from amazon. It must have been dropped somewhere along the line as there was a thin white line through the entire top of the screen. The picture that was seen was great. The return process was fine except no more tvs available thru amazon at that price..& they only give you 30 day window to get a discount on the next set. Not good business when the new models are not yet available !
Summary: I love this TV. Sharp picture. Very smooth. Great for sports, action. Good sound. I have had it for about 2 months, no problems with flickers or burned in images. My in-laws like it so much they want to buy the same one.
Summary: This TV has everything I wanted and more. I didn't care about 3D, but I am glad I got it--very entertaining. Wireless connection is great for software updates. Vierra cast has more applications than I thought would have and is easy to use. I was very leary of buying a large TV on line, but everything was smooth, and Amazon price match is great, but can only be used once! The delivary guy tried to pull a fast one on me and asked me to sign before set up.
Summary: When this TV works, it has a decent picture. I have had mine almost 2 months now, and its still junk. Tech. came after 5 weeks to put in a different board , and shortly after he left I still have the Fluctuating Brightness issue. Tech. said he has ordered another board. Don't buy this TV, unless you are a gambler. Will it work, or won't it? You take your chance.
Reviewers, Please Include Your Seating Distance In Your Review
15 December 2011
Summary: This it not a review but, a suggestion for reviewers to let us know your screen size and the distance from it that you sit. Are you happy with your seating distance? Do you wish you had gone with a smaller or larger screen size? Thanks if you are able to include this info. PS - I had to pick a star rating to be able to post this so, I just picked 3 stars.
Summary: I received this television as a gift. I have never owned a plasma TV and I have five other HD TV's at home. This plasma TV has made a believer out of me. It simply is AWESOME! The pictures are accurate and beautiful. Although I haven't checked out the 3D on this TV yet, it is probably has the same 3D effects as my brother's Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT30 65-inch 3D TV. Save your eyeballs. Just buy it or the Panasonic VIERA TC-P65VT30 65-inch 3D TV.
Summary: Last night I received my 50in tv via CEVA. The service was poor in the beginning but exceptional towards the end. I was set for a scheduled delivery between the hours of 4-7pm. Around 1PM I called CEVA while i was at work to verify the delivery and this time window. The rep from CEVA confirmed this and said I was set. I thought this would be perfect because I was planning on surprising my wife after she left the house at 1PM.
Really great product (and annoying issues finally fixed)
Ilya Sharin, Amazon
1 December 2011
Summary: Agree with all warm words for this great plasma product. Bought 46" ST30 in Sep 2011, updated firmware using wi-fi and no any brightness fluctuations! Great image quality both in 2D and 3D. Fast embedded media player with QuickTime and MKV support. DLNA supports only QuickTime (mp4) video with no problems. No AVI or m2v etc. Panasonic market and applications - not usable for me.