Summary: I just finished writing a review on a GT25 which had stopped working after 2 years (power supply with the red flashing light). I happened to have this model ST30 in a box having bought it in November 2011 for a rec room which still hasn't come about. We unpacked it, put it on the the wall mounts and hung it and hooked it up. Pushed the power bottom and a loud buzzing with no picture. Messed with the cables and still nothing.
Summary: I bought this TV a little over a year ago to replace a Sony during my divorce, so needless to say I was on a budget. I'm a picky guy so I wanted the best I could get for my budget. I really liked the picture when I viewed it at the store, but the bright lights washed out the picture a little. I compared it to some Sony's and Samsungs that I liked, but were twice the cost.
Pros: Very rich, accurate colors and deep blacks
Cons: Very slight artifacts when watching some sports. The sound of the built in speakers are it's biggest downfall.
Summary: I had bought this TV on November 11 2011 and until today still at night whenever I watch something in high def I appreciate its colors. In this one year I have seen hundreds of shows, movies and have played games in 2D and 3D. Every thing was awesome. I am using my customized video setting because the other 4 options, I didn't like those. But still if anyone still interested to buy this one model from Panasonic he/she would love it.
Great TV with some minor but kinda annoying drawbacks
23 July 2012
Summary: UPDATE 11/27/2012 - See bottom! I bought this June 20, 2012 so it's been about 6 weeks with the TV. Here's a run down of how thing have gone. Overall, I'm happy with the set and the price I paid with a few minor drawbacks that to me are annoying. 1) Purchase - I got the TV from the Warehouse Deals section. It was considered used but at almost 40% off the best retail price on Amazon ($690 v $1099) I considered it a risk worth taking.
Summary: Love this TV! Great price and great product! I'm not an expert with HDTV's but found reviews on C/net that recommended this TV. I've been very happy with the picture, the ease of use, the stylish look and overall quality. Amazon was also amazing when I saw a less expensive price advertised they were quick to offer me a refund for the difference. Overall great experience!!
Summary: Panasonic really does make the best plasma TV's, in my opinion. My roommate bought a 42 inch Panny 3+ years ago and it's still working perfectly to this day. However, he recently moved out and left my living room with a rather obvious void. Having enjoyed their products previously I immediately focused in on the 2011 Panny plasmas. I don't consider myself biased towards Panasonic because I have a 32 inch LG lcd and absolutely love it.
Summary: Crystal clear picture, colors and clarity are amazing, the only knock would be the sound is below average. Lower base tones tend to have some negative feedback, lowered the base settings-5 and not as noticible plan on adding surround speakers and turning tv speakers off, so it won't be an issue.
Summary: I must preface this review with the fact that I bought this TV on Amazon through Paul's TV. Absolutely horrible shipping/delivery experiences with AIT! I will never work with AIT again. With that said, this TV is amazing! I have the 50". Beautiful picture, easy to setup and use, and Viera connect is awesome! Once calibrated, this plasma blows every other LCD I've ever seen out of the water. I should know because this is my fourth new TV since Black Friday.
Summary: TV is everything I wanted and more. Great picture; Viera connect is awesome. I wish there was a way to stream from media player to viera connect. But that's a small gripe. I just ended up hooking my HDMI out from my PC to the TV. The description wasn't really clear for me; so I bought a wireless adapter to go with it. But make no mistake; this TV comes with the adapter. So I sent the one I ordered back; Amazon is terrific.
Summary: This tv is has the best picture at any price. CNET's review had a lot to do with me buying this model, is not as pretty as higher end but picture is as good. I had 1 problem with brightness flucuation, I googled it and saw that Panasonic had a fix for it, but it is not a problem on later manufactured sets.