Summary: Maybe I'm just lucky I havn't had problems since I bought this in November 2011 but I've used this vt30 for an average of 12 hours a day for over 2 years and it's held up wonderfully. I can't imagine any bigger test than what I've put this plasma through...But there may be a few reasons why I havn't had a failure.
Summary: This TV is awesome! The picture is crisp and clear, the set itself is very thin, the aps are good. The set and stand together are heavier than I'm used to but I just put it on a stand with wheels. The sound is good enough that I don't feel the need to turn on the additional speakers I hooked up to it unless I want to watch a really good movie. I haven't watched a 3D movie on it yet so I can't really address that component.
Summary: I've checked out all of the best TV's, Plasma, LED by the biggest brands: Panasonic, Sony XBR, LG & Samsung. I've even check out Panasonic's 2012, VT50! The VT30 is the BEST PICTURE THERE IS!! The Panasonic VT50, was a bit on the dark side, Sony's XBR was a little too bright! The Panasonic VT30 has the perfect blend and BEST of both worlds!!
Summary: I couldn't ask for more! Did a lot o research and this was the final result. After receiving it, running the recommended break in slides for 150 hours I had the set calibrated. I rarely see a TV set with the crispness this one has. All the colors are insanely vibrant. The blacks are just that, as black as you can get. Great for sports, movies, and especially gaming! Borderlands 2 looks amazing on it.
Summary: By far the best TV purchase I've ever did. The picture is by far the best on the market and only thing that could beat it is the VT50! If you are looking for a great MAIN tv with great picture, the VT30 is it. Highly recommended by CNET and other publications.
Summary: Crisp, clean and with Blu ray unbelievable. I personally love the motion smoother. Most movies have strobing and motion blur during action scenes. This feature cleans it up and makes everything more real. Peter Jackson of Lord of the rings fame is now shooting his movies at double the frame rate to get just this effect. Better than going to the movies and the popcorn is cheaper!
Summary: So far so good on my Panasonic purchase. Have had the television for over a month now and performance exceeds expectations. Colors are very crisp and the blacks are good as well. Around the edges of the screen the blacks look good which have been issues in the past in regards to plasma tv's.