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I love everything about this TV except for the lack of input and output options.. the component in, and RCA in, are bundled together into one odd adapter so you can use only...Read complete review
I love everything about this TV except for the lack of input and output options.. the component in, and RCA in, are bundled together into one odd adapter so you can use only one either or. And the only audio out is via optical. So if the rest of your equipment is not HDMI and or optical, you're going to have some trouble.
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BIRTHDAY CARD SOUND
I am not a audio snob, but the speakers are very poor. I work all week and do not have time to contact customer support, as they are not "open" on...Read complete review
I am not a audio snob, but the speakers are very poor. I work all week and do not have time to contact customer support, as they are not "open" on weekends. I am having a hard time selecting a sound bar as I am using the stand and do not want the bar to block the IR signal. The web site only offers the "newest", and thus more expensive options. If you can purchase the sound bar at the same time, please test both in the store. I got this to go with my Viera vcr/dvdr, but this new TV has limited sound quality and poor lip-sync
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Comments about Panasonic 42" VIERA Class E50 LED Black Flat Panel HDTV:
I bought this set due to it "being the best" as per store employee. Out of the box the sound quality is very poor and lacks any volume, just to hear anything it must be almosted maxed out. I then wanted to hook up external sound and found out that the only sound output was OPTICAL OUT which must be connected to a newer surround sound system. I am now having to buy a new surround system so to achieve some quality sound at a hearable volume. If I had known that the higher cost of this set, as compared to other sets, would cost me even more later then I would have ran the other way.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from Las Vegas, NV
What an amazing picture, subtleties in textures and colors is awesome...picture has a remarkable depth and quality that crackles with sharpness. Only slight drawback is the sound quality, this great TV deserves better quality speakers....hardly any bass...got a Panasonic surround theater system that is incredible, model XCSH170...and at a very good price...
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I returned my 3 week old Samsung 40 inch LED for this one. No regrets and I love the tv. Easy to set up, great value. What I love, plenty of HDMI. Picture is very nice with lots of adjustment options. Better than my 3yr old 40 inch LCD Sony. The other cool feature is the ability to sit at side angles and not loose picture viewing quality. What I don't love is the sound and I have to choose either componet or composite not one of each as should be. Also am disappointed to discover that internet is restricted to Panasonic apps only. You'd think that they could develope an app that would allow you to go to web sites of your chooseing.
I love my new Panasonic TV.
By Mic Jay
from West Chicago, IL
About Me Casual User
Use in evening to watch TV.I really like the picture & sound.I could not fine a headphone jack.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Good--Unless you Want Use AudioOut
from North Texas
Good TV. Good Picture. My only true complaint if that is has a ton of jacks, but the Audio Out is Optial Audio--no RCA jacks for analog audio. This would not be bad, but there is no converter to add. As a result, all audio devices (in my case headphones) that are analog are useless with this TV. Picture quality is great though. Lots of HDMI jacks for easy connection. Streaming internet apps is easy. Using Netflix mostly. Pandora is easy too, but you can't use your analog speakers to get sound out.
from Western MA
About Me Power User
I'm using it as a computer monitor and everything looks great. I would and have recommended this TV to my friends and family.
By Florida User
from Ft. Lauderdale
Very pleased with this model. I had a Samsung before and encountered problems after only 3 years.
glad i purchased this tv
from Marion, Iowa
About Me Enthusiast
very good service from Abt
from Des Moines, IA
This is a really great TV. The picture is great from almost any angle and it is very clear. It has plenty of ports to hook in multiple gaming systems.The Viera store does not have many apps, but it is new so more should be added. It does not have a web browser. Netflix is very easy to access, there is a button for it right on the remote.The TV is WiFi ready, which means an adaptor must be bought to use WiFi because WiFi is not built-in. The internet works well from just the ethernet port or routing through a computer. The WiFi not being built-in is the only thing I do not like about this TV after having it for about a month.
Service and delivery comments:
ABT was great! They had the lowest price for the TV and they did not charge tax and the shipping was free. It was expected to take a week to deliver, but it arrived two days after ordering with standard shipping. The TV had no damage and I was very impressed with the speed of delivery.
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