Summary: Hi all; I've had this TV for about half a year and love it. However, I just had a very alarming experience with it that you should be aware of. I had been playing mostly Call of Duty on my Xbox 360 in my home theater on a projector. I decided to try it out on this TV instead in another room of my house because my theater projector bulbs are pretty expensive so racking up hours on it just to play video games felt like a bad idea.
Summary: The black level is not as good as my previous Pioneer plasma (RIP - Wii tragedy) but the picture quality after calibration was very good. Colors are true and crisp. It would have been nice if the picture quality was good to go out the box like my Pioneer but the various picture setting options allow the set to be calibrated very nicely.
Summary: Just received set, so performance review will come later. But as build date an important issue wanted to provide that info; rating only reflects order and delivery. Ordered during Black Friday weekend when there was a price dip on the 55VT30. It was shipped from an east coast location somewhere near Harrisburg Pa, as that is the Pilot location that received it for delivery to me. Pilot missed their delivery day completely, too many TVs too little truck.
Fantastic TV but it broke first day and glasses are not comfortable
10 November 2011
Summary: I just bought this so I only have a few hours on it. The good. Exceptional piture. Dark blacks of course. But I really bought this for the 3D. I had narrowed my choices down to the samsung pn59D8000 and the Panasonic p55VT30. The 3D on the samsung looked a little artificial to me, that is like the cardboard cut out books that you open and they have one flat image after another. The Panasonic however has a real nice graduation of 3D from front to back.
Summary: Just got mine this week and it was manufactured in October 2011 and does not exhibit the brightness fluctuation issue. Looks great so far, although I did notice some greenish splotches in bright white scenes, e.g. the Hoth battle scene in the Empire Strikes Back Blu-ray. I've only viewed a few discs at this point, so it may be specific to this title or may require further calibration (although I did set the picture settings to those recommended by CNET).
Summary: So I was dying to have the latest model of the panasonic series as they have been the highest rated 3d tv . I finally got the vt30 55 inch, the picture is stunning in both 2d and 3d As I am a videophile I look for imperfections in the pictures, while watching 3d movies there is still a small amount of crosstalk some titles are worse than others. I am wondering if there are any settings I could change to make this better.
Nice television even though set received is defective
crafty congestion, Amazon
21 September 2011
Summary: NOTE: The rating given for this TV is NOT for Amazon's service, the delivery company's service, or Panasonic in general. The rating is just for the TV but I will include other comments below in order to help those planning to buy the TV from Amazon. The TC-P55VT30 Television: I did some research and settled on this TV. It replaces an older Samsung Plasma which was good but had problems of its own.