Summary: This is our second Viera. The first time we bought the TC-P50G25, it worked great. Great picture, great sound, great apps and overall a very good plasma TV. Unfortunately, it did not last too long after our kid cracked the screen with one of his toys. We had it only for four months. But because there was a cracked screen, we could not get a replacement. We even purchased additional 3yrs of warranty when we bought it, but we were all out of luck.
Summary: Thirteen months after purchasing this television and just one month after the waranty expired, the television just died. It will not cost me $600 to have the TV repaired, but nobody knows when that will happen because the part is on backorder from Panasonic, which just tells me other people are having the same problem.
Summary: Absolutely do not buy this TV! I bought mine at Best Buy in November 2011 because they had a sale price which was hard to beat. 13 months later in December 2012 a 6 inch black horizontal line appeared intermittently across the screen. Then in January 2013 we turn the TV on, the screen flashed and then went black. Now it won't come on at all. We called Panasonic and they just referred us to some local TV repair place.
Summary: The picture stopped working a year and a month after I purchased the TV. The power light indicator blinked 7 time indicating a failed SC board. Panasonic Customer service said they would not fix the TV because it was a month over the warranty period. Google "7 blinks of death" to see how often this manufacturer defect occurs. Don't waste your money on a Panasonic TV - it will only work for a year.
Summary: I bought it less than a year ago. Just got the "seven blinking lights of death". Turns out the circuit boards died. Known issue with these TVs. It's been 2 weeks and now I find out the parts are back ordered for another 3 weeks. That is 5 weeks. When I called Panasonic back I just got "I'm sorry there is nothing I can do about it". How about even trying to appease me in some way. Never buy another Panasonic product.
Lemon Panasonic Plasma with no help from Panasonic
Cathy Weinger, Amazon
6 January 2013
Summary: This item replaced a still functioning nine year-old plasma that had never failed. The Panasonic TV went totally dead after we had it about 10 months. Panasonic sent out a tech from a local repair shop. He did no diagnostic testing but replaced one circuit board. When that did not work, he repeated with another circuit board. By the time he replaced the third board, the TV came to life. That solution lasted about three months. Unfortunately, we were out of warranty.
Summary: I bought this TV before Christmas, but have waited to do a review until a problem was fixed. Soon after I got it the brightness started fluctuating and was very irritating. I contacted Panasonic right away and they seemed at first to be very responsive, scheduling a person to come out and replace the A board the next week. The part however was backordered and it took almost a month for it to come in after many emails and calls to Panasonic.
Summary: So you want to but a Panasonic Plasma. You have three decisions to make: Which Model, Where to buy, and When to Buy. Here let me help you. We have both a ST30 and a GT30 in our home. In our master bedroom there was a space built into the wall that would not allow anything larger than a 46" and we could not get a GT30 in a size less than 50" so we put a 46" ST30 in the bedroom. Later a 55" GT30 went into a small home theater room.
Summary: Panasonic VIERA TC-P55GT30 55-Inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV Nothing short of outstanding. The experience exceeded going from BW to Color. I did all of the installation myself, and it was trouble free, although I am still learning the nuances of the system. Not using 3D yet. The picture quality, saturation, sound (added a panasonic surround sound system) and controls are great. Still trying to downsize the remotes.