"My First Plasma - It's Great"4.0 starson by xpb
Pros: Picture quality & black levels are outstanding. Sports and HD movies are my main passions and this set really delivers. No buzzing of any kind & after 3 months see no problems with image retention or and no sign yet of any loss of black level.
Cons: Price. The G25 is available for far less and is an excellent set in it's own right, but put them side by side and in my opinion it's worth the extra money.
Summary: 3D is a plus but I purchased the set for it's 2D performance. Video is smooth, you don't see the motion artifacts that are a problem with LCD's. THX setting is a plus and unlike some other sets, you can still make adjustments to a wide range of picture controls. Wide range of controls available for picture adjustment and very nice built in presets, primarily use THX mode with just couple of tweaks. In Custom picture mode the Pro Setting are available if you really want roll up your sleeves and do your own calibration, haven't felt the need yet. This set has all the functionality you would expect, such as indepent settings for each input ... a feature that is being quietly dropped from many of the newer HDTV's. The Viera Cast and internet gadgets are a plus and can be updated through the built in internet connection. This is a quality product and you never feel short changed for the money you spent.