"Great Televison!"on by BenjaminCG
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Summary I shopped around locally & on the internet and could not beat the price for this. I liked that it is a name brand and also it offered free shipping with my Prime membership. I was concerned that the description did not list it as "wall mountable." None of the reviews mentioned anything about this so I hope my experience will help any future buyers who want to wall mount their set.
After some research I found that it is wall mountable but that it does not conform to the Vesa standards. Vesa makes it easy to buy a wall mount for your television. If the television lists the Vesa bolt pattern you can then easily pick out the correct wall mount.
I went to the panasonic site and it lists the wall mount model as
TY_WK5P1RW. Great, but I could not find a place to buy that model! A Google search for it brought up the "Cheetah Mounts APTMM2B Flat Screen TV Wall Mount Bracket for 32-65-Inch Plasma LED LCD TV" on Amazon. Its description states it is a universal type mount that will fit most bolt patterns. I ordered this wall mount.
There are bolt patterns on the mount that did line up with the bolt holes on the TV. The catch is that none of the bolts that came with the wall mount fit into the holes on the TV itself! I had to go to the hardware store for them. So be prepared and buy these first. You need M8 screws, 4 of them. "minimum depth of 0.67" (17.00 mm) maximum depth of 1.46" (37.0 mm) I consider this more the fault of the television manufacture than the wall mount manufacture. The VESA standard is common these days and if they can't use that they should have at least included bolts that fit into the television. However, that may be the reason they did not advertise this set as wall mountable.
As to the actual performance, I was very pleased with the sound on this set! Some of them these days have such horrible sound you then have to spend a hundred more dollars on a sound bar. Our living room is not large but I think if you are using this in a large entertainment room you would probably also be hooking it up to a sound system anyway. For use in a living room the sound of the television on its own is great! Picture is great too.
There is a VIVID setting that makes the picture much brighter than the other settings or of course you can go in and manually adjust the settings on brightness & contrast. My father is visually impaired and needs the most vivid picture possible. This set is a great improvement over the old rear projection TV we had before.
There are only 2 HDMI inputs but on another television set I own, I bought a simple adapter that provides more connections if needed. For my fathers needs, 2 are just fine.
If you just want to use the stand that came with the set, it is easy to put together and seemed to hold the televison sturdy. However, we did not have it on long before we went to the wall mount.
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Very happy with the set and would recommend it highly, just be aware of the wall mount issues!
Pros Took a while to dial in the settings for a good picture and at first I wasn't too thrilled with what I was seeing but patience and experimenting paid off and now the display looks like a Panasonic should.
Cons Very limited settings available to tweak. It's obvious that Panasonic limited both features and controls to keep the cost down so this really isn't a con. If I wanted more setting controls I could have paid more for the next model up.
Summary In reference to the unfortunate buyer with the early failure if he had done a little more research he would have found that blinking red LEDs can happen on ALL panel TVs including all the big players in this market. It's not CNET responsibility to report an issue that can happen on any display at any time and this 60" model hasn't even been on the market for 4 months yet. It would be irresponsible to report any believed reliability issues with such a short history available. If history can be counted on Panasonic is at the top of most reliability ratings for all electronic manufacturers. Unfortunately they are at the mercy - as are all manufacturers - of their component suppliers and at times in their efforts to control costs this will lead to bad components with short lives before failure. Electrolytic capacitors are one of the top component failures on not just TVs but computers, audio amplifiers and other electronic devices. My profession involves maintaining computer controlled mechanical equipment and I have seen many high $ machines break down due to a $1.69 component failure.
I feel this guys pain about his experience but don't think that buying any other brand will insulate you from this type of problem. If this had happened to me I would have called Panasonic's concierge service and see how they would have handled first before going through the hassle of repacking it for a return. As part of Amazon's delivery service this display was unpacked and plugged in before the truck left so it was working then. I left mine for a few hours connected to a network channel to make sure it wasn't going to fail before I wrestled it onto the stand and final viewing location.
This display is a good value @ $900 delivered.
Pros Big, viewing angle, deep blacks, relatively cheap compared to other plasmas (I got this for an excellent price like $1300), Panasonic. The colors are great and no issues whatsoever.
Cons none but I wish it was bigger!
"Great Picture"on by Mantellian
Pros Value, Picture quality.
Cons Limited settings and glare like all plasmas
Summary Great TV for the price. Amazing picture
Pros 1080p,60" screen,gorgeous picture,600hz
Cons Only 2 hdmi connections.
Summary Got this at my local Walmart for $898 plus tax.Television was not on display,although they carry it in stock.I had to ask a saleperson if it was available.I bought this to replace a dead Mitsubishi 55" projection tv.Excellent picture quality,perfect size for the living room,very clear at all viewing angles.Very happy with my purchase,lowest price I was able to find for a brand name 60" tv.I have this hooked up to a surround sound system,so speakers are a non issue with my setup.Only 2 hdmi connections,and one component connection for hd,so keep in mind if you have more than 3 hd components.I have had a Panasonic 50" 720p plasma in my bedroom for 2 plus years with no issues(knock on wood).Best $900 I have ever spent.Highly recommended!