Average User Rating: Number of User Reviews: 6
Reviewed by: Nickyp from DE on Aug 24, 2004
Experience: 30 Days
Strengths: It is an all inclusive plasma TV HDTV ready with tuner, speakers and stand. Good quality picture, ease to set up and operate.
Weaknesses: None so far
Summary: It is the best price for all options included. With the stand included in the base price, it saves you the cost of wall mounting gear that can range from $250-$400 depending on type.
Good sound system and high quality picture especially in a bright room. Very satisfied with this Panasonic plasma TV.
Reviewed by: a8silver from CA on Dec 12, 2004
Experience: 25 Days
Strengths: Great picture quality. Excellent black levels. Very capable ASTC tuner. Large number of inputs (including the latest HDMI input). SD Card reader to view your pictures.
Weaknesses: Does not accept 720p signal on any of the rear inputs (only on the front one).
Summary: (Edited December 13th by a8silver) I bought this TV after doing a lot of research online. I checked quite a few plasma stores, and selected this unit because of the extremely good black levels. For the price, this unit provides a lot of value. The 720p is a minor issue, as most of the cable boxes/hd receivers can upscale the signal to 1080i. Furthermore, the ASTC tuner can handle 720p signals. I'm also quite impressed with the ASTC tuner. It locks in most of the OTA (over the air) signals quite effortlessly -I would say better than most HD receivers. Aesthetics of the unit are excellent, and the build quality is superb. If I had to do it all over again, I would buy this unit in a heart beat.
Reviewed by: msriniva from GA on Nov 28, 2004
Experience: 2 Weeks
Strengths: Comes with stand and built in speakers Good quality picture
Weaknesses: So far none
Summary: I was impressed by the quality of the picture. It comes with its own stand and speakers so I did not have to go and buy additional stuff before using the Television. It is easy to operate and connections are simple. We are very satisfied with the purchase
Reviewed by: lmgram from WI on Dec 18, 2004
Experience: 3 Months
Strengths: Bang for the buck! Crisp picture, ease of set-up.
Weaknesses: The picture could be brighter and I feel the remote should better handle other panasonic products. It doesn't understand my Panasonic DVD player handles 5 disks.
Summary: I researched plasma screens for a couple of months looking primarily at Pioneer and Sony, until I was able to see one of these in a showroom. The specs on the plasmas I reviewed seemed very comprable except one...the price. At several thousand less, this one became a winner. I continue to be amazed at the quality of picture. I recently purchased a DVD the upscales the picture to 1080i (must use the HDMI connection). Those Pixar films are now eye popping!
Reviewed by: bdkarnes from CA on Dec 11, 2004
Experience: 4 Days
Strengths: The built in tuner is a big plus and I didn't need to buy speakers. It operates all my components without a problem, the picture is very clear and the sound is great
Weaknesses: Have not found any yet
Summary: It was real easy to setup no matter if it is wall or stand mounted in a matter of a few minutes I was watching tv. Video and games play very clear when viewing on this tv. I would recommend this Plasma tv to anyone that is looking to buy one.
Reviewed by: LesLang4d from CO on Mar 7, 2005
Experience: 15 Days
Strengths: Sharp, clear picture; excellent color; easy set-up; WOW!!!
Weaknesses: None noted, this is a great TV!
Summary: (Edited March 08th by LesLang4d) I've been working on this purchase for many months. I first found this Panasonic model by doing many side-by-side comparisons, in stores, of the plasma TV's that were on display. The comparisons were usually between the Panasonic, Pioneers (yes, the Elite), Sonys and others. I wasn't looking for a particular brand or price, I was looking for the TV that had the best picture (I know this is a subjective standard, not very technical, but to be honest, this should be pretty high on your priority list if you're looking to buy one of these!).
I know that the Panasonic is well-regarded for the contrast ratio, as is the Pioneer Elite, but I was simply looking for the best picture (color, sharpness, natural look, etc). In my opinion, the Panasonic ALWAYS won this contest! The color is unbelievable in the stores, and it looks even better at home! I have absolutely no regrets and would purchase this set over any other set, even if they were all priced the same.
The features that I especially like about this set (in addition to the picture quality): it has a HDMI slot; it has a slot for digital camera memory cards; picture-in-picture; many connect points (front & rear) for hooking up other input sources; lighted remote; built-in tuners (no external box to hook up); built-in speakers with great sound; a stand is included with the set; and the overall look and feel of quality of this set. This TV is ready to go out of the box, put it on the stand (get some help, this baby tips the scales at 125 lbs!), plug it in, connect an antenna, and you're ready to go with a great picture and great sound. What more do you need???
If you're considering purchasing one of these, you won't regret this Panasonic. Go to the stores, approach the plasma TV display area and look at the sets (preferably before you can see the brand names) and figure out which one has the best picture. Move in closer and I'll bet you'll discover that you're looking at the Panasonic!