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Exceeded our expectations
By Jim the runner
from Niles, IL
About Me Casual User
Comments about Panasonic 55" VIERA Class ST50 Black Flat Panel 3D Plasma HDTV:
Bought the product because Consumer Report said it was the best. We agree. It is great - picture, sound, quality.
Service and delivery comments:
The delivery person/set up tech was in a big hurry. Gave no instructions. In fact, he left before we even got a cable connection. Later, we called for service because we thought the tv was defective. Customer service was great. Second tech explained how to use it. Paying for set-up is a waste of money.
Merchant response: Abt apologizes for any poor service that you may have received. We value our customers highly and it is never our intention to aggravate our customers in any way. Please contact Abt customer service at 847-967-8830 for assistance.
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from broken arrow, OK
About Me Enthusiast
Purchased the ST50- 55 inch plasma based on my overall preference for plasma vs led. ST was most recommeneded plasma. Once the video settings are dialed the picture is great. Casual users my prefer a brighter picture as the pansonic is not the brightest picture. I found the out of box settings of the panasonic needed tweaking.
Yes. Yes package was in condition. But only one delivery person to handle the large package.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Panasonic 55st50 is wonderful. Best buy
Best buy for the average consumer.
Great so far.
from Houston, Tx
This TV was all that I was expecting. Easy set-up. Great picture quality.
Delivery as promised. On time and no damage.
(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Does not support Adobe Flash
from Seattle, WA
I was very excited to get this tv with the wifi option. Turns out it does support Adobe Flash and you can't watch videos from you web-browser. Very disappointed.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)
from Tacoma, WA
I bought this as my first "fancy" tv purchase, upgrading from an older 47" hand-me-down plasma, and immediately regretted spending that kind of dough on a TV. However, the pre-search I had done showed I did get an excellent price in comparison to other related models. Once I got it home, all regrets disappeared. Set up was super easy, mounting to my stand was easier than using the stand that comes with it. Set up with the internet was a breeze - I run my wi-fi through my cell phone. Hands down, super easy to set up, super easy to configure and was watching the set within 15 min of getting it out of the box. I cannot BELIEVE how great the picture looks in my living room. Colors are all crisp, clear and fabulous. We set it up and put on Dr. Who streaming through the cell phone from Netflicks via the units onboard out of the box capabilities. Phenomenal. I can't say enough about it. I have visual impairments that make most tv viewing blah, don't see colors quite right and don't see well in general. This is the first time I havenâ€™t been perched on the edge of my seat of see the fine details. My son said "I can even see the zit on his nose!" Hands down, awesome. :) I'm frugal and don't generally splurge on non-essential items unless it is for outdoor recreation. Totally pleased with this purchase.
(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from Reno, nv
This tv is good but don't buy if you have a bright room with lots of big windows. The picture look dull in a bright room.
Great product, great service.
from Spring Hill, Florida
About Me Power User
Great picture for the price
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
By Upstate NY
from Capital District NY
The TV looks great and works very well with my receiver and home theater. Mounting on the ceiling mount was straight forward. Set up and use seem fairly easy. Everyone is very happy with the performance of the TV.
Great TV. Love the picture quality. I have owned it for about two weeks now and bought it from ABT. It was shipped via airgroup. I have never used them before but I guess they were picked due to the size and the weight of the package as well as it being a free shipping item. I ordered it Friday, and it was in the regional office the following Friday but they did not have anybody to deliver to me the same day. So I picked it up myself and both ABT and Airgroup were very helpful in that process. As far as the TV itself goes, I upgraded from a 32" Toshiba (60HZ 1080p LED backlit) and this TV is simply amazing. It is heavy indeed and it was not easy for me to carry to second floor and set up by myself. The picture quality is great. I did not "break it in" for 100 straight hours like many will suggest since I still am not sure how much justification there is to such extreme measures. However, I did run the slides in standard picture mode with lowered contrast and brightness for about 40 hours and watched multiple football games, played PS3 games, watched history channel and CNN for hours and noticed no IR (all within the first week). The only time I noticed some IR was when I put the TV in game mode and did not turn the brightness and contrast down and got stuck in a game at a place where I was trying to solve a puzzle and there was a bright green still image on the screen for about half an hour or so... I noticed IR, ran the anti IR scrolling bar for 15 minutes and that took care of it.. I ran the slides overnight and the following day anyway and haven't seen any traces of it since. The TV has many built in safeguards to prevent IR though (like dimming brightness and turning the tv off if inactive for some time)Bottom line: If you can live with the idea of owning a plasma, can handle the weight of the TV, want better picture quality and don't mind taking care of the TV and using it carefully for the first few hours (lower contrast etc.) then this is the perfect solution for you.
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