Summary: This is the first Panasonic TV I have ever owned. After this experience, I will seek out Panasonic for future purchases, and I would order through Amazon again. Several months ago (Jan. 2010), I spent more time than anyone should researching which model should be my first flat panel TV - yes, I was the last person in America to buy a flat panel (I had a rare Sony tube with impeccable HD picture quality).
Summary: I have had this TV for over 3 months and my family and I love it. I haven't experienced 3D yet, but 2D with Blu-ray is incredible. I also use it to listen to Pandora music online through my home theatre system. If you can a great deal on this TV don't hesitate in buying it. You won't be sorry.
Summary: Panasonic developed the Plasma TV in the beginning so it makes sense that this TV is the latest in Plasmas with "new" fast response phospors (pixels). Every review I have read about Plasmas complains about image retention. I will address that first. Image retention is not the same as image burn in. Now to understand this phenomenon, stare at a light source for 20 seconds, then close your eyes. For several seconds you will still see the image in front of you.
Summary: The TC-P50GT25 available for $1K these days is a no-brainer. LCD sets whether flourescent or LED just can't produce the depth, contrast, and black levels of a well designed plasma like this one. Great press and reviews on the top end TC-P50VT25, but not $[...] worth of extras in my book. I've seen both sets first hand.
Summary: I tested alot of 3D Tv's at best buy & sears before deciding to pull the trigger on this set. Sony / LG / Samsung / Sharp /Vizio etc. I didn't limit myself to any one perticular style either, I made sure to test out the LCD the LED & the plasmas. Out of all of the TV's I tested including the panasonic VT20 & VT25 series this TV had the least amount of cross talk in 3D mode & it also runs 2D to 3D conversion.
Summary: Well, lets see. I spent 2.5 solid months researching a replacement for my aging Philips LCD. I looked hard at the Samsungs, Sonys, and about all the "mainstream" brands. Philips was out as they no longer offer their "better" TVs in the states. The one I have is about 5-6 years old and works like a Timex watch, but the picture is lacking in depth. Even with it's age, it is a true HD with many of the current options on it, including HDMI.
Summary: Purchased this TV on 2/10 and was delivered on 2/16, at first I was so excited to try this set after so many great reviews and praises all over the net, also the price and return policy from Amazon was another selling point. After setting up the TV and playing with video/audio/features settings my frustrations began to settle-in, it was seating side by side from my old and now dying Pioneer Pro-1000HD 720p plasma monitor, and I was not able to get the same level of...
Summary: Disclaimer: First I'd like to say that I do not have the equipment to view this set's 3-D picture yet. I bought it as a hedge against 3-D. I'm not sure if 3-D is going to take off, but if it does I know I'm ready for it. I thought I would get that out of the way so while you will know I cannot review that feature of the TV, I still have a lot to tell. Now on with the show...
Summary: Was looking for a gift for Mom and Dad (a.k.a. me and my wife) and like to buy things we all can enjoy with the whole family. So being in the TV programming business I've been attending seminars on 3D and picking up very usual tips. Recently I learned from a vendor that Plasma is better than LED with 3D and that Panasonic and Samsung have already started exclusive 3D content wars with Panasonic holding "Avatar".
Summary: My first thought in writing this review - buy this TV while the promotions from Panasonic are still available! Do not hesitate if you are in the market for a 50-inch TV - this is one of the very best TV's available at the best possible price from the best retailer in the market. Second thought - this is my third attempt to find the right TV with Amazon in the past two months, and I am very grateful for Amazon's 'Gold Glove' level of customer service.