"SAVE YOUR MONEY!"on by JMPIII
Pros Nice, until it stopped working.
Cons Power problems.
Summary After only 2 yrs. tv wouldn't turn on and red power light started blinking. Caused by faulty power board. Found out too late that this model is prone to power failures. Called the "red light of death." Problem seems to happen when tv is just out of warranty. Don't make the same mistake. TV is now a paperweight. Will never buy Panasonic again!!
Pros During the first two years you'll be very happy with this television.
With a Panasonic Plasma you too can learn television repair!
Cons With a Panasonic Plasma you will have to learn television repair!
Summary I have had very good luck with Panasonic products in the past, but I can guarantee my next electronics purchase will not be Panasonic.
I'm not sure where Consumer Reports got its info, but Panasonic Plasmas have serious dependability issues. I suspect that Panasonic knows this. Unfortunately, I didn't find out until my television was just out of warranty.
It's a very common issue. Google "10 blinks of death" and you will find hundreds of cases. Google "ETX2MM704MGN Panasonic TV Module" to find out how much you'll be spending for parts to keep one of these fine pieces of machinery operating if you should choose to buy one. Of course, Panasonic repair parts are in high demand, so you'll likely have to wait until parts are in stock (about 1 month in my case). I'd be wary of the many ETX2MM704MGN repair services available on Ebay.
I understand that things break, but this product wreaks of planned obsolescence. In this case about 2 years. I'm very disappointed in Panasonic.
I hope this review spares you the same grief that I experienced with this product. But, if you insist on purchasing a Panasonic Plasma, here is an important link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/51556094/Panasonic-TH-50PZ80U-Service-Manual. You'll need it.
ETX2MM704MGN Panasonic TV Module
"Awesome TV."on by tbhunter01
Pros Great picture.
Easy hook up.
Cons None to list
Summary Wonderful buy! I have had this TV now for 3 years and not the first minutes trouble.
"RED LIGHT OF DEATH"on by torpeteo
Pros NICE PICTURE
Cons IT DIES AFTER 1 YEAR!!!
Summary HAD THE TV FOR JUST OVER A YEAR AND ALL THE SUDDEN I"M GETTING THE RED LIGHT OF DEATH AND THE TV WONT TURN ON. I SEARCHED THE INTERNET FOR A FIX TO FIND OUT THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS THE SAME PROPLEM!!!
Pros The whole picture. Very vivid colors and very dark blacks. Can be seen from an almost 90 degree angle from television. Has worked wonderfully in my very well lit living room.
Cons speaker volume
Summary I am a very average person who doesn't know a lot about televisions that finds the picture on this plasma absolutely phenomenal. I have had this television for about 2 1/2 years and love it. The only thing I don't like is the speaker volume. I have had no issues with anything on the Panasonic so I cannot say what their customer service is like, but have not had the so called "red light of death". I can definitely say I would recommend this television set to anybody who asks. Like I said I am no pro at all the technicals about it, so for the average person, get it. You will not be disappointed...