Average review score based on 1 user reviews
Picture Quality - 5
** Deep, rich colors. THX mode is superb. With THX mode, no real immediate need for professional calibration.
Sound - 3.5
** Get a home theater 5.1 or 7.1 system. This won't cut it, unless you are in an ambient room with hard floors and not many softening objects such as carpets and tons of furniture.
Cosmetics - 4
** Beautiful rectangular stand that comes standard, as opposed to the oval shaped one for some of their other models. Decent bezel, although the bottom is curved, which I would rather have squared off like it's 2011 siblings.
Input options - 3
** Only video format supported is mpeg-2 and AVCHD, neither of which I have yet to get to work correctly, even after a few hours of file format conversion. The SD card reader isn't even recognizing that the files are there, even in the exact format required. Very, very frustrating and disappointing. If this were 2004 I could somewhat understand, but in 2010 and no multiple video format recognition? Get it together, Panasonic. Only 3 HDMI inputs. Unlike the 2011 models that have inputs facing downward, these connection inputs face outward, which somewhat hinders close fitting to a wall for mounting purposes.
Price paid - 4.5
** Purchased this, found one a few days later for $1000 total w/shipping. But for around $1100, this television is worth it more than any other 2010, non-3D unit, without question. Who needs 3D in 2011 anyway? Give it 3 years.
Overall - 4 to 4.5
** Buy this for the picture quality alone. Think about it: 3D is in it's infancy stages, don't believe the hype. The tech isn't there yet, save your money and get a high quality 2D Panasonic Plasma p54g25. It has THX mode. It is 54 inches, a prime size to experience 1080p HD viewing, from 10-12 feet away. Better refresh rate, better colors, and better motion response (for you gamers/sports enthusiasts out there) than ANY LCD you will find. This product would easily be a 5/5 rating if it supported more common video formats that are read from your SD card, and if it had a more a contemporary bezel (frame around the glass), both of which have nothing to do with picture quality. Buy one *now*, before they are sold out and you are stuck with some overrated 3D television that costs $2,300 as opposed to $1,100.