Summary: This TV is incredible. Amazing sharpness, contrast and brightness. It needs an external speaker, just so you know. I took a bit of a gamble and bought from Warehousr Deals and it worked out great. TV is impeccable.
Still the best picture for the money, so get it while you can
Robert Foster, Amazon
7 February 2015
Summary: I've had this for a few months and it's by far the best display I've owned. Strengths: Excellent details and picture quality. No discernible artifacts or blurriness. Very clear picture. Good price, at least when I bought mine, for what you get. Unfortunately, plasma is on it's way out.
Closeout pricing on this soon-to-be discontinued model makes it the A/V bargain of the year!
21 December 2014
Summary: If the 8500 series plasma wasn't already the best display on the market besides LG's OLED, dropping the price to under a grand for the 51" inch makes it a no-brainer. Instead of losing my mind trying dozens of amateur calibration settings across the internet, I chose to simply put it in movie mode,...
It's a wonderful smart TV that seems to do everything
21 December 2014
Summary: It's a wonderful smart TV that seems to do everything. Also exceptional clarity and color and really broad viewing range. One thing that's really cool is their 3D capability and the 3D glasses.
Summary: This is a the best TV unless you are ready to spend a fortune on premature OLED technology. I would have given it 5 stars, if it supported multi-channel audio pass-through and didn't have that annoying buzzing noise (its inherent to the plasma technology but this one is really noticeable in quite...