If and when your Panny fails - a small review of the red lights of death
Gabbo Corp, Amazon
12 January 2014
Summary: Hello all - for all of those with the "7 Blinks of Death" my P55GT30 has joined in your ranks. With the research I've conducted I found that the following are common experiences for those who bought this TV: * 1-2 years of good service from the TV (happy customers when the TV was working) * for the 55" Plasmas Amazon customers spent around $1500-2000, for the 60" Amazon customers seemed to have spent about $2000 * the listing description advertise "Long Panel Life, Up to...
Summary: This has been a great tv, but at 29 months it fails. I live in florida and trying to get anyone to service this turkey has been a chore. I've already spent about $240 for labor and a new card and I am not getting any closer to getting this fixed. I called off my tv repair guy because I don't want to sink more money into this. I'm giving this one last shot by contacting Panasonic to see what they recommend, but I hold very little hope for a favorable outcome.
Summary: I loved this TV, however it died after 2 years. I bought this in July of 2011 and it died as of November 2013. Apparently it happens with Panasonic Plasmas. See the badcaps.net forums or search for 7 blinks of death for Panasonic. I am in the midst of trying to repair it myself however I wasn't expecting something like this for at least 8-10 years.
Summary: I would highly recommend not buying this TV. I have had it for about 2 years and it just died on me. 7 blinking lights of death, which seems to be a very common problem with Panasonic. Called support, they are not willing to look at it as it is out of warranty. That would not bother me if this was not an issue many users have. If I could go back I would not buy this TV again and I will definitely not be buying a Panasonic TV in the future.
Summary: I had this T.V. for 20months when it completely failed. I did some research and found that I was not alone. Panasonic plasma tvs are failing at a staggering rate and giving the 'blinking lights of death'. Worst of all a lot of them are breaking down just outside the warranty period and Panasonic support is a joke and they are not excepting responsibility for what is obviously a manufacturing fault. $2,200.00 for a tv that lasts less than two years, I'll let you decide.
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: 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.
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: Picture is excellent. Takes a while due to so many available settings. That's a good thing. The following is the only setting that could be better. It's the Black Level. Options are Light and Dark. Something in the middle should be added. Adjusting Brightness and Contrast would take less time. Don't really care about the sound since it's connected to a high end audio system. Magnepan speakers, Velodyne subwoofer etc.