"Beware Buyer"on by VT Hokies
Pros None since the TV will Peel. That's what mine did after 2 hours of use.
Cons The TV starts peeling after a couple of hours.
SummaryRead the review below!
Updated on Aug 27, 2011
"Fantastic TV!"on by hammonddave
Pros Beautiful Color and Brightness
Deep Inky Blacks
Very classy bezel design
Excellent Anti Reflective Screen
Cons None that I can report.
Summary I did a lot of research before I jumped on this television. I read about all the issues that many of the early purchasers of this set had. These included the screen peeling issue as well as brightness pops and buzzing from the panel. I waited until November to purchase as the complaints seemed to end with the June builds of this television.
I purchased the 64 inch version for $2050 on Amazon figuring that if there were any issues I would just return it at no cost to me. When it arrived I saw that it had an August build date (made in Mexico). I turned it on and experienced one of the most beautiful pictures I had ever seen. Not only were the colors spectacular, but the contrast was amazingly vivid and deep.
I am a professional lighting designer and color accuracy is extremely important in my profession. As much of my research consists of viewing BluRay concerts and films, the accuracy of the TV is of paramount importance.
I have been running the television for about four weeks. There is no evidence of peeling. If act, I find hat the television is emitting a very little amount of heat. This is something my wife and I discovered after auditioning the tv at Best Buy. They had a 59 inch PN7000 next to a 64 inch. There was a lot of heat emitting from the 59 inch,, but very little from the 64 inch. I have no idea if they addressed this in the larger models or later builds, but this may have been the issue with the screen peeling problem.
Just in case I ran the tv on a scrolling test pattern for 10 hours at full contrast and brightness to be sure that the screen would not peel . After ten hours the panel was still cool and no degration was apparent.
There is absolutely no buzzing coming from this television. It is virtually silent. I also found if you turn the contrast down to 95 or below you basically eliminate any brightness popping.
I highly recommend that you audition this television.
Pros Great picture eather in 3d sd or HD.Theres many apps.No ethernet needed wireless and the glasses are blutooth
Cons None so far had it for allmost three weeks
Summary If your looking for a tv with a great picture take a look at this one you will be very happy you did.I dont write reviews very often this is one I had to write about dont take my word go see for your self.This tv has so many ajustments some you can do yourself or have someone come and do it for you like ISF.Good luck
Pros Across the board, the picture quality is best available. Oustanding design and features. Rectangular stand more attractive than D8000 4 spoke design. Best value amoung the top tier plasmas.
Cons Blacks not as deep as VT30. Not as fully featured as the D8000. Heard reports of anti-reflective coating peel.
Summary I posted my user review of this TV under the D8000 review not expecting CNET to conduct a full review the D7000. Being similar enough, I assumed CNET would just refer this TV to their review of the D8000. I'm glad they did review separately. This reaffirms my findings when I was TV hunting (my story of how I chose the PN59D7000 is under the D8000 review). Here's a brief summary; you can read my full comments on my previous posting.
CNET states the D7000 as the best TV of 2011 so far. I agree. Hands down winner when factoring in picture quality, features, design and price.
CNET says VT30 still has better picture quality, slightly. I disagree... subjectively.
Black level winner - VT30 by a slight margin
Color presentation - D7000 by a notable margin
AR effectiveness - D7000 by a slight margin
When it comes down to it, how important is black level performance to you? If it's your make-or-break metric then you'll be happier with the VT30. Black levels are very important to me but the D7000's is darn good and rated by CNET as excellent. VT30's is awesome. I've seen HDTV's with light blacks and cruddy dark shadow detail and they make me cringe. But man, the colors, the colors of the D7000 really pop. I can't say that for the VT30.
Pros Rich, contrasty picture quality, deep blacks, great 3D, beautifully sleek design, good calibration controls, and less reflective than most plasmas, all at price that blows the comparable Panasonic models out of the water.
Cons Picture needs a little tweaking out of the box to really shine (no THX mode), and the interface for switching video inputs could be a bit more refined.
Summary The d7000 is, hands down, the BEST value of 2011. This is just a beautiful TV, both in terms of picture quality and aesthetics. The only other serious competition is Panasonic's vt30 series, but the d7000 is MUCH cheaper for comparable image quality. I cannot hear a buzz unless I put my ear right next to the panel. The blutooth 3D glasses sync easily, they're cheaper than other brands, and cross-talk is very minimal. I have absolutely no regrets, and neither will you.