"CNet is right--an almost perfect TV"5.0 starson by DELeeOH
Pros: Picture quality
Sound quality better than expected
Attractive, minimalist appearance
Some useful apps
Fantastic price/performance ratio
Cons: Remote control could be more user friendly
Some functions hard to locate in menus
Internet search function is difficult to use
Summary: My wife and I are not gamers and I'm blind in one eye, so 3D is a useless capability for me. (And my wife doesn't care about it!) That pretty much eliminates all the reported "cons" for this TV as far as we are concerned. As long as the device displays content from the DirecTV box and the Blu-ray player we're happy. And boy are we happy with the 50-inch member of this Panasonic series.
A few years ago in a cNet review of the Sony XBR3 I said the picture was like looking out a window. With this TV Panasonic has opened the window. I'm not sure there's much more to say about the picture that hasn't already been covered by the cNet review and other owner reviews. It's about a millimeter short of perfect. Maybe $4K+ 4K sets can produce a technically sharper picture, but I'm watching from the bed nine feet away, and I doubt the difference would be apparent.
Another thing I like about this TV is the appearance. It's simple and stylish, and it's about as thin as plasmas get. By comparison the afore-mentioned Sony in the next room looks bulky and outdated next to the sleek Panasonic panel.
The one quibble I have is that entering search terms is a laborious process--at least when searching for You Tube content. Both our Internet-connected disk players have more user-friendly search functions. But I usually watch You Tube content on my iPad anyhow.