"GREAT TV! GREAT PRICE!"4.5 starson by Guerrero-hopso
Pros: Picture looks stunning
Blacks are deep and realistic, especially in night scenes
Built in WiFi, Netflix, apps, etc. are good quality and easy to navigate
Cons: TV is not sexy like some of the others
Remote could use a makeover
Summary: After doing a lot of research and reading countless reviews I decided to pull the trigger on the 55GT50. My previous TV was/is a 46" Samsung LCD from 2006. I was all set to order a new Samsung LED, but after reading several reviews and 2 trips to BB I decided to go with this Panasonic plasma instead.
The picture is amazing!! The colors are very deep and the blacks are unlike anything I've ever seen on any LCD. It is slightly darker or warmer than an LCD, but after you get used to it, LED's actually appear to be too bright. I have the TV mounted on the wall above the fireplace in a fairly bright and open living room. When the sun is shining directly into the window behind the couch, there is a glare on the screen, but when the TV is on it's not too noticeable. My LCD also suffered from a glare when the sun was shining directly into that window.
I rated the picture 9/10 only because the custom settings that I found online (see below) are far better than the THX settings. I highly recommend using the settings below or at least trying them. I have had no issues with IR or burn in and I did not do any of the crazy break-in procedures that are posted all over the internet. Time will tell, but so far so good.
It has everything and more than I need or use. The only thing I wish that it had was the ability to enter more than 1 custom setting per HDMI port. A custom day and night setting would be ideal (available on the VT model).
It actually has decent sound for being so thin. I use a sound bar, but it still sounds good without it on.
The design is thin, pleasing to the eye, and looks great on the wall. The VT gets a 10/10.
I am very pleased with my purchase and for the price tag it's really a no brainer in my opinion. My biggest fear was that it would not be bright enough for my living room, but it turned out to not be an issue at all. I'm currently using the below "day" settings for day/night and it looks amazing.
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Hope this review is helps, good luck!