"So far, AWESOME!"5.0 starson by mvision7m
Pros: Fantastic picture quality, supreme high def images, easy to set up/use.
Cons: None yet but it's only been two days
Summary: I've only had this TV (TC-P55VT30) for one day/night but so far I've watched HDTV via a direct cable input (no cable box), watched two blu-ray movies via on a PS3 (HDMI to home theater receiver/HDMI from receiver to TV) and played two video games via the PS3 also. The television found about 80 digital channels and roughly 90 or so analog channels during set up, of course the HD channels it found look great and much, much better than any of the standard def stuff. Blu-rays look fantastic and have that somewhat 3D quality without actually being 3D, the images pop and have great definition. I'm a movie/film buff for the most part so almost all of my Blu-ray discs are ones that we're said to be "reference" and although I've only watched two Blu-rays (TRON and Minority Report), the picture quality is superb and far, far better than my previous TV (a 46" 2004 Sony 1080i CRT). I played MLB The Show '10 and Madden 2010 and it looked as though I had gone from PS2 to PS3. The picture was beautiful! To this very early point I do not have any complaints and only high praise for this television but it's early yet and more time with the set will tell. People on other sites that have rated this TV talked about poor quality control at Panasonic as well as buzzing from the TV but my set arrived in pristine condition and if I put my ear near the back panel of the TV I do hear a low level buzz but I do not hear it from my seat where during movie watching. My set has an August 2011 manufacture date, some earlier build dates had issues that I believe had been fixed by August but if you get a set built before that date that has performance issues, I understand Panasonic will replace a few parts to compensate and bring yours up to date. So far I couldn't be happier with the quality, picture, condition and features of this TV but again, this is only day two. For anyone interested, I have it mounted on an Omnimount Modena 55FP 55" TV mount/stand, I have a 9.5" tall center channel speaker on the top glass shelf and the very bottom of the TV just clears the very top of the speaker. The speaker does not block the power button or the IR (remote) receiver (perfect!). I mention this for anyone considering this TV or a stand to mount it on if wall mounting is not an option. Also, the mount that comes with this stand can also be wall mounted if your set up changes so that's a bonus. I've used NETFLIX via the Viera Connect features and it worked great but is slow to load/respond compared to the NETFLIX app on my PS3. I haven't tried any of the other Viera Connect apps but I will. Based on the performance I've seen so far, I would highly recommend this TV to anyone and if you can spring for the 65" and have the room for it, DO IT. I would have if I had an extra grand to spend. If anything changes my early and initial review of this TV I will update this review but if not, I can't imagine anyone not enjoying this TV in spite of its somewhat higher price. Oh, and to those who complained about the TV being to dim or dark especially in a brightly lit room, I live in a studio apartment with windows on either side of the space and I do not have any problem with the picture quality whatsoever. I do have the drapes drawn closed but there's still plenty of daylight in my room. It isn't as bright as the LCD/LED TVs but I feel the overall picture is more accurate and truer to life which is what I wanted. I'm very happy.