Pros Superior Picture Quality, THX mode, High-end Look
Cons Faint buzzing when on
Summary People buy tv's for their picture quality, and this is currently your best option (unless you go buy a KURO off ebay). When shopping we were actually considering the Samsung 7000 series plasma because of price and positive review. In the store, after looking at the different sets, the Pani clearly had the best picture of any plasma, LCD, LED's, etc.
We have had it for a couple weeks now, hooked up to Uverse, and couldn't be more pleased. The picture detail is absolutely amazing! We also bought a couple Vizio 42XVT3 sets after seeing the positive review on Cnet for a couple other rooms. Played with the pic settings to get it as close to the Pani as possible, and it looks really great, but you still just don't get the same level of detail.
I will say this for darker/home theater rooms go with the Pani, but if you have a bright room I would suggest going with a Vizio XVT3. With the Matte finish definitely has better bright room performance.
As for the con, the set is in a small room with terrible sound issues, and I am assuming the buzzing sound is the cooling fan, that is being magnified by the room itself. An obsticle that must be overcome in itself.
Pros Unbeatable black levels, awesome colors, great anti-glare coating, fantastic 3D performance.
Cons There are no cons.
Summary I have yet to see any new HDTV that can come close to the Panasonic VT25 series. It's simply the best HDTV made.
Pros This picture is like no other. The 3D picture is suerb! WOW. The BCS National Championship was litterally in my living room. You just cant get a better PLASMA and not worry if its 120/240 refresher rate when plasma 600! & HD picture is superior. AAA+
Cons It gets warm.. Power consuming but well worth it... Panasonic's top quality 3D tv... you get what you pay for.
Summary Best ever. Quality is what you get. 100% best picture for a Plasma. Plasma has improved 10 fold since its inception. If you purchase a flat screen tv thats no 3D you are purchasing absolete equipment. This Panasonic Vierap58VT25 makes everything look good, from VHS to home movies to blu ray and 3D. The features are easy and simple with its user friendly menu of options. The connections needed to run anything is available. The manual was easy to read and more so easy to understand. Make no mistake, this model is the best on the market if your looking for a tv that you dont plan to change in 10 years.
Pros Outstanding deep blacks, tremendous definition, 3D is wonderful to watch, easy remote to understand.
Cons NONE, I repeat none and am very happy that Santa brought it to me for Christmas
Summary While reviewing a football game of the Panasonic against the Samsung at the store, you could see true comparison between the TV's. I was pointed to the crowed in the background and you could actually detect the people in the crowed. While the Samsung, yes you could see the crowed, but it was more blurred, not as well defined as the Panisonic. The features that the Panasonic had compared to the Samsung became the bottom line for me. When I brought it home, and after the initial set-up for the Black Levels it feels as though I am looking through a window at a real Person. I watched Monster Inc. and his fur seemed as though I could just simply reach out and touch something real. I am overly pleased with the performance and happy that I finally have a TV that I want.
Pros Beautiful deep artifact free picture, no cartoon like colours, 3D is beyond anything I've seen to date.
Best bang for your $$$ at this point.
Cons Heavy, bezel could be slimmer, sound is average but who needs it anyway.
Summary If you want one of the the best 2D plus 3D tvs anywhere, get it now before they disappear as the new VT30's are out. You will not be disappointed.