"Exellent bang for the buck"3.0 starson by fallengt
Pros: Cheap, decent picture quality.
Cons: Plasma still has problems, bad customer support from Panasonic.
Summary: I bought this TV 2 months ago, everything work perfectly, you can expect top notch picture quality from a mid-range TV. Before I bought it, I acknowledged Plasma still has problem like high power consumption, banding/dithering, line bleed and such but that's ok I can live with it and LED also has it own problems too.
Few weeks ago, I used AVS HD709 pattern and notice huge red tint in center of the screen.
I thought Plasma should have better uniformity than LED but I guess that was wrong. It only visible in low-end IRE, I barely( or not at all) see it in high-end IRE pattern or normal content . So I called Customer Support, a technican came at my house and use inner test pattern in Service menu, ST50 only has 100 IRE white, RGB and few other test patterns so he couldn't see any thing.
I tried to explain to him that AVS HD709 is a very legit sources to check these kind of issue and if he watched 8 hours a day for few months like me, he would notice it sometimes. But still I couldn't show him how the red tint can affect picture quality while watching normal content and he refused using anything but their inner pattern as test method.
Anyway, Panasonic said "the TV is in spec" and I have to deal with it. Very disappointing custom support from Panasonic