"Simply Superb Television!"5.0 starson by DaKerns
Pros: + 2D and 3D performance are superb
+ Deep blacks, natural-looking colors
+ Audio is very good for build-in speakers
+ Wall mounted it really looks great
+ Built in APPS... Netflix, Amazon, VUDU etc. work as well
Cons: - I don't have any complaints
Summary: This is my 7th Panasonic plasma and the best. 2D and 3D performance are superb. Wall mounted it really looks great. It is very thin at 1.6" but is not so thin as to be delicate to handle. The menu system is Panasonics best yet and easy to follow. There are plenty of inputs and options for just about any possible use. If you want to spend this amount, I don't think you could make a better choice. Even the audio is very good for build-in speakers. The HDMI input features "audio return" so only one cable is necessary when you use an Audio Receiver.
It is virtually silent, even though it does have an internal fan. There is no hum or buzz of any kind. There are the usual video modes plus a THX mode which comes the closest to what you would get with professional calibration. The advanced menu makes calibration somewhat easier, also. After calibration, you can have picture quality that is,IMHO,about as good as it can get. The black levels are, well just wait till you see them. The built in APPS... Netflix, Amazon, VUDU etc. work as well as any I have seen and update easily. The Remote is backlit and easy to use.
If you intend to wall mount, do not use a "slim mount" product. There will not be enough room to reach behind the set to access the inputs. Even if the mount claims to "tilt" the set will already be close to the wall that it simply cannot be tilted. You could attach the cables before you install on the mount but that will be a real pain to handle and you cannot change things later. You will need at least two, or better, three people to attach this set to a wall mount. It is quite wide and you may need the third person to watch from the bottom to guide you while mounting. It also weights 126 lbs (with out the included base stand). I have been calibrating sets for about 10 years and I am extremely pleased with this set and highly recommend.
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