"Poor design and a defect, at a very high price"0.5 starson by hifichip76
Pros: Great black levels, film-like picture
Cons: Obvious flashing brightness problem (fluctuating brightness) actually engineered just to save electricity; mine has a bright spot that Panasonic says is within normal parameters. Nonsense.
Summary: I've had this very expensive TV since late July and it has not worked right a single day. First, I noticed the brightness fluctuation flashing like a pinball machine. A few calls and a day off work- they sent a third-party tech to take t apart and swap the a-board. All this time blows my 30 day Best Buy Magnolia return period, just before I start seeing a strange bright spot in the center-not image retention, but something in the panel itself. after contacting Panasonic, they again sent a third-party tech who agreed it was NOT normal and took pics. Panasonic insists this bright blob is normal. A lifetime of brand loyalty destroyed.