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22 February 2012
Summary: there appears to be some particles when viewing dark areas... like pixelation(farther away from TV, you don't notice it as much, but for me, it's kinda annoying). It might be my cables or interference from power in the back, so i may need better filters. Not sure yet.
Summary: Picture quality is very good. Have had this set for almost a year now and it has pretty much held its black levels. There is a mild difference, but by adjusting the levels one gain regain that 3D from a 2D experience. Picture quality is great with Blue-ray and DVD.
Summary: Got this new plasma set about 10 months ago with a March 2011 build date. Most of these earlier builds prior to July 2011 have a floating brightness issue which is corrected under warranty by replacing the A-board. Once this was done the picture is just fantastic!
Summary: First, this was supposed to have been "white glove" delivery. They bring it in, set it up, test the picture, take away the box. Nice delivery folks, but they brought it in, took the top off the box and said, "yep, it looks good", and left.
Summary: For the price, this is the 3D plasma to own. Panasonic makes the highest rated, best plasma displays on the market for the middle-end consumer and even higher-end sets. The GT30 has taken some hits due to its black-leveling during scene transitions.
Summary: I have been researching 3D HDTV's since December 2010. I focused on the CNET evaluations and rankings of the top two manufacturers and the top 4 HDTV. I also read the feedback comments from others who have purchased similar units.
Great set! (except one fixable issue that, if spotted will drive you nuts)
16 June 2011
Summary: UPDATE: 10/5/2011 (Fixed, happy!) My original review, below, focused primarily on my frustration with an annoyance that EVERY SINGLE 2011 Viera 3D Panasonic plasma exhibited. Since mid August 2011 Panasonic has built the "fix" into all models that exhibited this problem.
Summary: After extensive research on AVSForum, HiDefJunkies, and Flat Panel Reviews, I decided that I wanted the fantastic 2d picture quality, amazing black levels, and 3d without crosstalk for the future and this 55inch set was my choice since it was just a few hundred dollars more than the 50 inch.