Pros Excellent picture.
Great off-angle viewing.
Easy to setup and tweak
SD card interface to show digital pictures.
Light weight (compared to a 29: SD tube model)
Cons Bottom firing speakers, muffles the sound especially during a movie where dialog is at different levels. You boost the volume to hear the quiet stuff and then its too loud for the next scene.
Summary Finally treated myself and the family to a HDTV. Since I knew I would not upgrade my satellite service to HD for a few months I wanted a unit with S-Video input to get the best possible picture from my SD satellite box. I was not expecting to see that feature has pretty much disappeared on this years models.
Looking over the display models in the store had this one winning with very few artifacts as compared to several others I was considering. The only thing I could find wrong was that there was a bit too much red in the picture but I knew that could be fixed on any model I bought.
Brought it home & set it up. Changing the picture controls to Panasonic's cinema mode with a little extra backlight brightness has the picture perfect in my opinion. This appears to be per video input so you will have to do it several times but can tweak it to the source.
Grabbed some rabbit ears from an old TV and quickly had it picking up the local channels in HD and they look perfect.
Finally popped a DVD into my player which is a higher end Panasonic (DVD-RV31) and was blown off the couch. The detail was amazing and I haven't made any changes to the DVD's settings.
Unfortunately the speakers point downwards and that muffles the sound a bit.
All in all I & the family are very pleased with the purchase. Looking forward to upgrading the satellite to HD and see all my favorite non-network shows in HD.
Pros Really good depth to the picture considering its an LCD. Inexpensive. The IPOD Dock option is cool for people who own ipods.
Cons its 720p. but unless you got a blu ray player hooked up and are sitting about 4 feet away from the tv your not going to notice the difference.
Summary this tv is amazing. highly recommended for gamers, television watchers, blu ray movies, etc. I LOVE IT!!!
Pros Ipod dock. Good picture with vivid colors. Enough black level for an LCD. New style with hidden speakers.
Cons This TV is not Full HD, but it has a good picture in HD. Full HD is important for bigger TVs.
Summary I recommend this TV. In comparisson with same size TVs of others brands , in my opinion, its picture is better with clear images and colors. In adittion, if you like to see deeper black levels, you only have to put the black level in Dark. Enjoy it.
Pros Great price, excellent quality
Cons Sleep time is only in increments of 30 minutes
Summary It is everything I wanted for a great price. I was going to hold out for an LCD/LED but I thought why pay triple the price for a sharper image I couldn't detect myself. The only slight issue is the sleep time is only in increments of 30 minutes. I was so impressed I got the 42" version for my family room too. The sound on the 42" set could be a little better for movies, but I listen to that through my home theater, so there is no issue. One of the items that impressed me the most is that even though my home theater is a Sony brand, there was no training the remote controls, when I switch my input to home theater is automatically turns it on. I ended up purchasing mine from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3YK48?ie=UTF8&tag=hdtv-blog0f-20&********=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&************=B001U3YK48
Pros won this TV in a sweepstakes!!!
sound & pic adjustments
Cons ipod photos cannot be viewed from Viera ipod menu
no adjustment for iPod video aspect ratio (always 16:9)
only digital ouput
Summary Overall, this product is great! I have upgraded from my previous TV (a 20.5" Philips Magnavox 20MS233S) to this, and I must say, the picture quality is amazing! not 1080p, but I don't need that with a TV this size. It managed to pick up several digital channels I could not get with my analog TV (albeit in a different order than the cable co's specific channel lineup). SInce I cannot remember all channels, the channel labels are very helpful. I am disappointed that I have to go through a remote function to view my photos, but it's not a big deal. I was able to get rid of my A/V switch now that I have several inputs on my TV! (2 component & 1 composite, I have no HDMI devices). A downside is that I had to buy a $50 converter to stream the audio to my stereo. No, I will not buy a home theatre, they cost $600 upwards and I cannot afford such a large payment. Overall, this TV is a huge step upwards in my entertainment center and I highly recommend it!