"A TV that wows on first blush, and leaves you wanting at second."1.5 starson by AforAwesome
Pros: Has deep rich black tones. 2 HDMI ports.
Cons: Terrible image processing. Ugly packaging.
Summary: Frankly, this TV is just sad. Last year the Panasonic plasma was my favorite display (great price and fantastic picture). This year Panasonic falls flat on their face.
Those of you giving it such high reviews have obviously never even looked at the screen. Compare it to Samsung, Pioneer... or even LG, and you'll see what I'm talking about here. Another guy mentioned this, and he is totally right. Skin tones and other color sensitive images are just terrible. You can give me all the black level in the wold, and that won't make up for a pathetic image overall.
As near as I can tell, this is all due to an over-zealous image processor that treats any and all detail as distortion. One user mentioned that it makes people look like cartoon characters. He/She is exactly right.
Contrast ratios, color counts, and HDMI ports don't mean anything if the final result is a poor image. Please do yourselves a favor and actually shop around and LOOK at other TVs. You'll see exactly what I'm talking about.