Pros Deep, saturated color. Fast response time for sports and movie images.
Easy to use remote and on screen menus
Cons NONE! If you need a brighter set in your living room, either wait for the sun to go down or erect some curtains. either way you will not be disappointed with the screen's performance.
Summary This set is absolutely the bomb for anyone looking to either step up in screen size or just getting into the HD screen for the first time. Both my former landlady and I own Panasonic plasma's and we could not be any happier for our choice of purchases. Anyone who can outdo this picture quality under $800 I dare them!
Pros looks nice.... until you see that the screen is totally spider cracked...
Cons Hairline cracks all 3 swaps and there have been many earthquakes near there plant in california... and very fragile screen!! hairlines are above the rim so you wont see them, then when you apply the smallest amount of pressure it cracks all the way!!
Summary I do not recomend buying this tv..... DO NOT BUY THIS TV IF YOU LIVE ON THE EAST COAST! shipping across the counrty gives you a 200% more chance of getting a cracked tv!!
Pros TV has adequate pictures controls for an impressive image. Able to adjust picture in various modes to appropriate levels for regular Broadcasts (Standard), Movies (Cinema), Sports (Vivid) and Games (Custom). Roku2 XS, Blue-Ray provide "smart apps".
Cons Unjustified that Panasonic doesn't provide full adjustment software on all their TV's like there is on VT software. They could offer VT owners a 20 year warranty, trade-in privilege or set the TV into a black granite bezel with ornate carved stand.
Summary This TV gives up nothing in picture quality and its plenty bright for my sunlit room with 8.5 feet of bow window and 4.5 ft side window. TV as bright as son's ST with C.A.T.S turned on and compares well with brother-in-laws VT65 saving $2,000, in spite of the missing detail adjustments for gamma, gray scale and color spectrum. You'd have to pay plenty more and then face the feeling that the dollars are not well spent.
Pros Price, picture quality
Cons No extra features, minimal image control, few ports, reflective screen
Summary One nice byproduct of the move towards 3D, feature-rich smart TVs is that the relative price of simple, bare-bones, 2D televisions like this one has gone down. I bought the Panasonic TC-P50U50 to replace a 5 year-old 42" Panasonic plasma that cost over a thousand dollars at the time. I was able to get this 50" model for $700 (plus tax).
If you've read the review you know this television is not capable of much except outputting an excellent 2D picture, and in that way it delivers. It took me awhile to tweak the "Custom" picture setting for the best results, but now it looks great. Blu-rays, unsurprisingly, really pop. Of course you also get the plasma benefits of uniform off-angle viewing and deep blacks, though if I *had* to complain about one thing in the image department it's that the screen is very reflective. My old set did a much better job of attenuating reflections; fortunately the new one is in a dark room, but it might be something to consider if glare is an issue for you.
Pros Picture quality is second to none for a TV under a $1000 bucks. My favorite thing about this TV is that I have five windows in my living room and a west facing sliding glass door that this TV faces and I still get an incredible picture.
Cons Like all flat panels the sound quality is disappointing. However I am not utilizing the speakers on the TV because I have a home audio system.
Summary Overall for an entry level TV under a $1000 dollars this TV is awesome. I am so happy with my purchase and would recommend this TV to anyone.