First Major Appliance Purchased on Amazon....and it's Great!
Road Hog, Amazon
25 August 2013
Summary: OK, I know this model is probably way outdated by now and who is going to read this review...but I have to say I absolutely love this TV....particularly the ability to stream in movies from various services....I'm considering dropping my premium TV channels and simply stream in movies when I want them...oh, and of course baseball. The TV itself is fabulous....great color, great resolution...I never go to the movies anymore....and I like movies.
Summary: I have three plasma TVs: a Panasonic TH-42X60U, a Panasonic TC-P50G10, and a Samsung PN51D7000. The 42 and 51 have been professionally calibrated. For the 50, I use the THX setting, sort of. I use a single Logitech Hamony One remote control to control all three systems. The Panasonic 42 is used in the bedroom hanging on a wall above the French doors that lead into the master bath.
Pros: Great 2D/3D Picture
Cons: Poor Product design: overheats causing premature failure of set and rapid reduction of picture quality - all for the vanity of being thin.
Summary: I have had this TV for almost a year and I can say that after a lot of research and debate, I'm absolutely happy that I picked this one. In the Plasma vs. LCD vs. LED LCD debate I went with Plasma because sports were much more enjoyable - for me - to watch. Plasma TVs have come a long way in terms of weight, etc. and I was able to set up the TV on my own and only required some help moving it once to clean behind the TV and set up some new cords.
"Excellent picture quality and beautifully designed."
30 March 2012
Pros: Contrast, black levels, great for motion/sports, slim, clean design. Wide viewing angles, sound better than expected for this slim of a tv.
Cons: Color fidelity not as accurate as my, apparently, unrealistic expectations. Skin tones from highlights to mid tones can have some banding and a be a bit too saturated in the reds. Doesn't come with 3D glasses (which is typical of most sets).
Summary: Reviewed many TVs before purchase. Couldn't choose between Plasma and LED/LCD. I beleive I purchased the very best. Made the choice after Consumer Reports article recommending the Samsung PN51D700 for it's top rated 2d picture quality even if you don't want to purchase a 3d set. Picture is beautiful right out of the box and I can't find any problems about extra heat (live in AZ so this was a concern)or stated buzzing sounds.
Pros: Awesome Hd, very nice 3D and very nice looking frame. :) Perfect for watching movies. And as thin as a LED tv!! WOW!!! Really enjoy all the calibration options it gives you! This tv comes with the works with picture and picture, 3D, Netflixs, blockbuster,
Cons: Alot of screen blur when there is fast action and the camera moves fast from left to right. In which you can use the cinema smooth but you sacrifice the blacks. Another is Image Retention. This being my first Plasma im not use to trying to be careful afte
Researched a lot and purchased the Samsung Plasma over LED
8 February 2012
Summary: After reading reviews for more than a month on LED and Plasma TV's I decided to get the PN51D700. I could purchase this TV for the same price as a 46" Samsung TV with the same feature set. Everything I read said this Plasma TV was exceptional if you read CNET, Consumer reports etc. I was concerned about he comments from some who purchased this TV and had Buzzing, pixel issues or pealing screens.
Summary: We went down to that yellow tag box store and purchased a Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST30 and I was all excited. That night while watching it however I noticed that movement blurred. Hockey pucks, race cars, action scenes...and god help you in a panoramic zoomed out movie shot. Needless to say I was gutted, especially since my days or research had indicated that the Panasonic was amazing.