Pros Great picture
Easy to setup
Looks great from a design standpoint
Lots of connections
Cons If you have bad composite cables, TV will buzz and have bad picture
Speakers lack some depth
Menu isn't the best
Remote isn't the best either
Summary Overall, I love this TV. I was able to purchase it for $899 from Ultimate Electronics and couldn't be happier. At first, the picture wasn't too great and there was buzzing coming from the speakers. Once I switched to an HD box with HDMI cable, it was perfect. Another quick note: Do not let salespeople tell you that you need a $50+ HDMI cable. Monoprice.com sells them for way less; I bought my cable on sale for $1.95!
Pros Nice Blacks on this, easy setup. HDMI port. Very cheap!
Color is very nice, just adjust as needed.
Cons This may be outdated in 3 years. Could be a bit brighter.
Otherwise no complaints!
Summary For the price I paid, there is no better bargain out there. This 720p Plasma is A-OK, great performance. Speakers suck, but you aren't really paying for those anyways. I'd rather save a 150-250 on my TV because I have a sound system at home already. I don't need to rely on the TV for it.
I bought this for 700.00 (that INCLUDES tax and shipping) from 6th avenue electronics on 11 27 09. It's been hovering between 750-850 for 6 months. As soon as I saw it dip below 725 I knew I was going to buy it. If you can get it total price (tax+shipping) for less than 750.00 DO IT. If you are paying upwards 875.00 for it all, look at the 55" plasma sears is offering for 1066.00 at 1080p. That is a great deal, too. I just can't justify 400.00 extra for simply a 1080p upgrade and 5 more inches.
I have lined up 720p and 1080p's left and right for about 6 months. I've played DVD, HD and Blue Ray disks on both TV's. You can hardly notice the difference, except for 1080p on blue ray only, vs. 720p on blue ray. Even then, its minimal.
The only complaints I've read on this for not being 5 star is limited menues and a bad remote..who cares!? The menue and remote work well enough...I'm happy to save 200.00 and "deal" with it.
Pros 50 inch tv
doesnt seem to get hot like my old plasma
Cons menu could be better, more options for fine tuning
Summary i really love this TV, the picture quality is amazing, some of the best black levels ive seen in a TV. watching football on this TV is a real treat, got to love hd! i don't think you can find to many things wrong with this TV set. i would recommend this tv to anyone. great deal for 850 bucks..... best TV i have ever owned!
"Nice Tv!!!"on by scionguy05
Pros outstanding black levels! picture looks great with blu ray, and hd programming, does a better than avg job with standard tv signals
Cons i wish it had more setting menus but thats just nic picking i love this tv
Summary this is my 2nd plasma, and this is by far my best tv i have ever owned, this tv is very impressive. I have no complaints, and at 949 dollars i feel like i got a great deal, i was thorn between this model and the top of the line g10 series i just couldn't spend the extra 700 bucks, i couldnt see enough improvements that justifyed the extra money. I love the look of the tv to, looks nice, the gloss black really stands out on my tv stand. tv is thin to, it weighs less than my 42 inch plasma that i bought 2 years ago.
Pros Amazing colors and saturation
Plasma technology is still superior - black levels make a huge difference
Cons Red is a little "too" red with the Cnet recommended settings
Could use an additional HDMI input
Summary I debated over 720p and 1080p for a long time, but could not bring myself to spend the extra $$ for the 1080p .... and I could not be happier with that decision. With the $$ I saved, I bought a Blu-ray player and new center channel speaker - these are both much more important to me than the 1080p. The picture is absolutely amazing, even on this entry level HDTV. I have watched a lot of content from about 8 feet away from my 50" tv, and I can not see any picture deficiencies at all. This is an amazing TV, especially when you consider the price. I highly recommend it - save your $$ by purchasing the 720p Plasma and get yourself a Blu-ray player. You won't regret it for a second.