1. The "Model" you have.
Panasonic TC-P65ST302. What convinced you to purchase this particular "Model".
I've been convinced for quite a while that Panasonic plasmas are the closest thing out there to CRT (since the Kuros are no more). LCD tech is great but black levels are a problem, and motion is a problem. (The Sharp Elite has licked the black level issue, but I don't have $6k+ for a TV!) (LCD sets just don't have the smooth, natural motion of a CRT... or Plasma.) Given the relatively small differences between the ST/GT/VT models, and the amazing price I got for my ST30, that's what finally convinced me to go for it.3. What you like best about your Plasma.
1080p. HDMI input without needing to convert with a special converter box (like I had to with my CRT) Mounts on the wall so my living room is suddenly larger! Lower power consumption compared to my CRT.4. What you don't like about your Plasma.
I wish I didn't have to worry AT ALL about burn-in. I had to with my CRT. Now I have to be careful with my Plasma. My wife's LCD is nowhere near as nice, but at least I don't EVER have to worry about burn-in... a good thing, since she forgets and leaves things frozen on screen for hours on end!5. What "Feature(s)" you wish your Plasma had.
Umm, lower blacks, brighter overall picture, 100% burn-in proof, and better power consumption? Actually, I wish they came in bigger sizes. (The 80"+ commercial grade Panny plasma for $16k doesn't count!) It was a VERY tough call between the Sharp 70" LCD and this 65" Plasma, because I really wanted to go up in screen size, not down.6. What advice or suggestion would you make to the "Manufacture" about your Plasma.
Fix this green/pink tint/blob issue. So far my TV is free of this! But now I'm worried about it.
Make sets bigger than 65"!!!7. What was your biggest "Surprise" after you received your Plasma.
It's awkward! I can lift 100 lbs no problem, but there's no easy way for one person to lift a 100lb, 65" screen by themselves. I didn't anticipate needing help just getting it out of the box! (Again, I could manage the weight, but there's just no way to hold it up without risk of damage to the screen.)8. What "Problems or Issues" have you had with your Plasma.
So far none... but I've only had it here a few hours. 9. Do you really think that todays "Prices" are worth it.
I got an amazing deal, so yes. I couldn't afford to upgrade right now if I had had to pay full price. But I paid $1500 at my local Fry's Electronics, a normal retail B&M sale, and I can easily return it in 30 days if needed. Amazing sale price! And an amazing deal compared to the $2500 I paid for my 65" CRT, 10 years ago. I hope this one lasts as long!10. Any additional information that you want to add is encouraged.
Anyone in the LA area interested in buying a lovely, fully-calibrated Mitsubishi 65" CRT-based HDTV for a very reasonable price?