"NICE Plasma. The key word is NICE."3.0 starson by Cnetleo78
Pros: NICE blacks, NICE color.
Cons: So much hype by almost all expert reviewers, just can't see whats so great, but NICE. Too cinema smooth for my liking, need more sharpness and detail. C/nets rec settings were used when I had this set in my dark living room.
Summary: I have a 42" HP 720p plasma from 2006, and wanted to step up. Late 2012 I read all the reviews for this TV. Not wanting to spend the $ for this one initially, I went with the GT50. I was not impressed at all with the GT, so when I returned the GT. My salesman talked me into the VT. This TV is a lot better than the GT, but I am very critical and I am concerned when the words like "jaw dropping", "outstanding", "mind boggling" are used. These are the words of people seeing an HDTV for the first time, and not by a reviewer being objective. If this is one of the best TVs ever, then I can see why sales are struggling. I appreciate a NICE plasma, and this is NICE one. But not the prior to my critical eyes. Hopefully the 2013 will be better so I can get be satisfied before Panasonic decides weather to leave the plasma world. I returned this model in hopes of the 2013s being better.