I am deeply unhappy with Panasonic. I have always purchased Sony televisions but switched to Panasonic based on their reputation as it relates to their plasma TVs. My VT25 is nothing but an unmitigated disaster. When I opened it, it had lines on the screen of red and green. Ok, Panasonic replaces the panel. Following that, I get the dreaded heat expansion noise. Panasonic refuses to do anything but the kind local tech people install the felt kit despite Panasonic saying it's not for this TV. Noise goes away but comes back after a few months.
Fast forward to a year after ownership and I have NEW lines on the screen. They are of a white/transparent nature. They form a window on the screen with one on each side and one on the top and one on the bottom of the screen. They are generally of the same distance from the respective sides of the TV suggesting it might be burn in (something that I thought was unheard of these days). However, if you look on the right side of the screen where that line is, the color starts to shift as you get closed to the edge of the screen. Panasonic initially balked suggesting it was merely "image retention." They eventually offered accommodation after I stated this panel was only a YEAR old and had already been replaced once. Of course, they wouldn't do anything until a tech came out and I paid the $150 just to have the guy look at the thing. He is supposed to be here Friday.
This may be my last Panasonic plasma.