By jg

from San Jose, CA

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Perfect TV, worst customer service

 
1.0

PROS

  • Great Picture Quality
  • Attractive Design
  • Fast Setup

CONS

BEST USES

  • Movies
  • Home Theater
  • Video Games

Comments:

Actually, have no complains about the TV and its delivery - both were great and in-time. The mess was with customer service - had to call back to confirm the order, agent suggested accessories, I chose two pairs of 3d glasses. As a result, price of one pair was added to the total of the order without listing them in it. Had to call back to clarify. Was told that yes, there is one pair of glasses in order. Next I've emailed them a week ago since the glasses were not received yet. Response was that they were shipped and I should receive them early this week. Still don't have them - almost a month since order. Will never order anything from this site again and will do my best to spread the word about this experience.


By ginny439

from Sequim, WA

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

I am dazzled!

 
5.0

PROS

  • Great Sound Quality
  • Good Resolution
  • Reduced Glare
  • Good Remote Control
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Attractive Design
  • Energy Efficient
  • Fast Setup

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Movies

Comments:

This is my first flat screen. The plasma is a great picture, much better than all the LCDs, etc. that I have seen. The saturation and detail is unbelievable. The sounds is great, too: I was going to use aux speakers but see no need. Setup was easy for this relative novice. I am quite pleased with it!


By Scott

from Dallas, TX

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Great TV.

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Setup
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Picture Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Movies

Comments:

Very good TV. Excellent picture and sound is good. Have not used 3D so can't comment.


By Disappointed

from Rochester, MN

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Terrible Customer Service

 
1.0

PROS

  • Product Great

CONS

  • Customer Service

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Home Theater
  • Movies

Comments:

Abes of Maine provided worst customer service we have ever encountered online. We had to wait almost a month for our tv, and I was constantly hung up on when I tried to call customer service. I will not buy from them ever again.


By Mike

from Fort Worth, Tx

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Second purchase

 
5.0

PROS

  • Attractive Design
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Fast Setup

CONS

BEST USES

  • Home
  • Movies
  • Video Games

Comments:

Second Panasonic Plasma purchased. First one still going strong after six years. Great quality and best picture.


By Rudelatino

from NorCal

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Great TV

 
4.0

PROS

  • Fast Setup
  • Energy Efficient
  • Reduced Glare
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Good Remote Control
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Sound Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Video Games
  • Home Theater
  • Movies
  • Home

Comments:

I love the fact that this tv has great reception for my wireless network. My other tv lost it's connection constantly. TV looks great, and it offers lots of internet options,my kidslove the fact that they can download and play games on it.


By Robinwaban

from Boston

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Great Service

 
5.0

PROS

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Bedroom

Comments:

First time purchasing Panasonic. Not sure of long term use but purchased warranty just in case. Made a mistake with a TV before (not from Abe's of Maine) and needed a major part when it was 3 years in use. Had no warranty.


By Shotgun Shy

from Ft Lewis, WA

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Get what you pay for

 
5.0

PROS

  • Energy Efficient
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Attractive Design
  • Reduced Glare
  • Fast Setup
  • Good Remote Control
  • Good Resolution

CONS

  • Poor Reception / Weak Antenna
  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Poor Connection Options

BEST USES

  • Video Games
  • Home
  • Movies
  • Bedroom
  • Attached to Computer

Comments:

Excellent tv, i was sceptical about the 2D to 3D conversion but was very impressed by how well it projected. You certainly get your moneys worth, the picture quality is incredible and allows a lot of depth with great contrast. I can't say much for sound quality, it's not bad at all, I just prefer surround sound systems. I would recomend any size Tv of this model to anyone.


By Tortise

from Valencia Ca.

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Great Plasma TV

 
5.0

PROS

  • Attractive Design
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality

CONS

  • Sound could be better

BEST USES

  • Home Theater
  • Movies
  • Home

Comments:

I bought this TV based on the reviews I read online and I am very happy. Great picture quality and very attractive set.


By Na-na-na ! Netflix user

from Seattle, Washington

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Picture A+, Clean & Professional Look

 
5.0

PROS

  • Great Sound Quality
  • Fast Setup
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Attractive Design

CONS

BEST USES

  • Movies
  • Home Theater
  • Home

Comments:

55 inch model. Use TV for Netflix, Blu-Ray movies. Used for 2 weeks. Picture quality is epic for the price. See CNet review. Deep blacks, brightness and contrast settings are easy and effective. The sound is impressive clarity and volume mid-range and treble for the speaker size. Have not used or plugged in different speakers, I think we will stick with the factory ones for a while. The bass is obviously limited without an external subwoofer but has not limited my enjoyment of the clarity. Great for any but the most dedicated sound and theatre junkies. Stand is solid and clean and easy to install. (8 screws) Shipper was professional, came packaged well. Cons: plastic bubbles (3x 2-3 millimeter) in outer clear plastic edge of tv rim. You wouldn't notice this unless you are viewing the rim at an angle from less than 2 feet away.


By lobsterbaron

from Kittery, Maine

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

Well represented for value and quality

 
5.0

PROS

  • Fast Setup
  • Good Resolution
  • Great Picture Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Movies
  • Home
  • Record programs

Comments:

We wanted a large flat screen TV to watch in our living room . Also to record programs at times we are unable to watch. We purchased a smaller , but similar Panasonic six years ago for our bedroom and it has performed flawlessly, out performing other major brands that we have owned.


By PoodlePal

from Lexington, MA

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(1 of 1 customer found this review helpful)

55" Panasonic is truly superb

 
5.0

PROS

  • Reduced Glare
  • Energy Efficient
  • Fast Setup
  • Great Picture Quality

CONS

BEST USES

  • Bedroom
  • Home

Comments:

Bigger is definitely better. With the picture quality getting kicked up with each new model, the usual rules about size and distance need to be revised. We sit with our heads about 9ft from the surface of our 55" and I think we could have gone with one even bigger (but the wife would have screamed- dominating the decor, etc). The resolution is extraordinary and the absence of movement artifact is a huge improvement over even our 2 year old Panasonics. There are occasional jumps in the image but they are rare. The glare is much reduced and much appreciated during the day in rooms simply not designed to be blacked out.


By When it comes to plasmas, it's Panasonic

from SF, CA

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

TCP55ST50 Incredible Picture

 
5.0

PROS

  • Energy Efficient
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Attractive Design
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Good Resolution
  • Reduced Glare
  • Fast Setup

CONS

  • Doesnt swivel
  • Confusing / Bad Remote Control
  • Needs more inputs

BEST USES

  • Movies
  • Home
  • Video Games
  • Home Theater

Comments:

I was searching for a new plasma for 2 months waiting for a good deal. I finally narrowed it down to this Panasonic 55ST50 and the Samsung PN59D8000. I do not regret my decision. This tv plus free mount, free shipping and no tax for 1430 is a steal for the quality of this tv. I just finished breaking it in with the color slides for 150 hrs in a week. Don't know if it's really necessary, but why take the chance? I gotta say, after breaking it in for a few days, the picture quality kept getting better. The colors were more vibrant and watching in the dark after calibration was amazing! Watched a few bball and baseball games too and there isn't that "fake-looking" motion that the 240Hz LED tv's have. Can't comment on the wi-fi connectivity because I hardwired it with my setup. Only complaints are that there are only 3 HDMI ports and that there is no DVI input or headphone jack, but not too big of a deal. Just tried playing a movie from my external hard drive through the USB port, but the movie stopped halfway through...twice! It works fine on my computer, but for some reason it gets caught up on the tv, so it's definitely not the hard drive. Maybe the processor is too slow? I'll try playing through the PS3 next week and see how that works. Anyhow, the picture quality of this tv makes up for those small complaints for me. It's a great quality 2012 tv all around for a reasonable price and I'm glad I pulled the trigger on this one. You won't regret it either.



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