"Thermonuclear Bang for $499 Bucks"5.0 starson by Poppypbr
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.