"Best picture I've ever seen. PS3/BLURAY=awesome!!!"4.5 starson by richmsp3
Pros: Using Verizon FIOS HD--Great picture in HD. Standard def is just standard (BLAH) though some SD channels seem very good. Custom Picture can be tweeked to much better than THX. PS3/Blueray--take your sox off or you''re gonna lose 'em!
Cons: Remote sux. no real backlite. Speakers very weak ( as expected in a >2" thick tv) . Viera tools ,cast, link= useless.
Summary: Price=999.00 --Video Only (Beaverton Or)= including a Panasonic BluRay DVD Player-deliv. included.
BluRay is fantastic--much better than FIOS HD. Some PS3 games are so realistic you will stop just to look at the scenery!
Get a better sound sys., get a BluRay player--you're in for a pretty good experience.
My one concern is how long will this tv last? My last hdtv was a 50" rear proj. Toshiba (720P) that had the highest reviews on CNET, Home Theater Mag. Consumer Reports etc. and it went away totally in 3 years. 2200.00 for 36 months. I don't mind paying good dollars for a tv that will last, but i am little sceptical about the newer ones on the market.