I can't speak to any problems like that. I run my PS3 and Xbox 360 through my receiver then to the tv and I haven't had any problems like what you've mentioned. I have heard from others that the PS3 is pretty picky about what kind of hdmi cord is used and some people have some flickering problems but I've always got my cords through monoprice and I've never had any issues.
For many of you this will be very helpful. THIS IS CONCERNING ALL PANASONIC PLASMA TVS
Panasonics model/numbering systems goes like this.
TC-P marks its a plasma, 50 marks size, u marks series, t marks 3d / smart features, and last number marks the generation.
From worst to first series, their models go like this, x, u, s, g, and the best is v.
From oldest to newest generation goes like this 25 (2010), 30 (2011), 50(2012), and I believe 65 for yr 2013.
This tv is a tc-p60u50 = plasma, 60" u series from 2012 line of plasmas.
The x series is the last left to produce 720p tvs, all other series are 1080p. I believe the U series is the last 1080p series left marking tvs that are not 3d and do not have smart features (in my opinion making it the BEST value).
When looking from U-S-G-V and their differences, one must understand there are very picky people out there (reason for 5 fricken series'). The biggest difference from U to S is NOT picture quality but features. U series has very little HDMI ports and no smart features or 3d (although I believe the UT50 does, U series never went 3d until 2012, giving customers a low price point for panny plasma 3d). Thats the biggest difference, to leap up $400-500 from this for a tc-p60st50 isn't practical for most. There is more of a difference in picture quality from the S series to the G series, the G series is THX certified (wont define, just google it). The V series has always seemed like a just a money maker for panasonic, theres not much difference from the G to the V. Biggest one may be panel life is doubled, the V series will probably get any motion feature panny has attempted or will attempt in the future such as pulldowns etc. But to sum it up, I would go with either a U series or G series (if all prices dropped proportional to each series fairly). Certainly a deal on one would sway my decison, such as this.
My reason for getting this is that SMART TVS are for DUMB BUYERS. I would much rather focus on good picture quality at a nice price point because blu ray players provide you these same smart features. I think its a short-thought to not realize if your expensive smart 3d tv does not get a firmware update, and lacks features, that its much easier to replace a blu ray player than an entire tv (and lets not even meantion how much cheaper). Also I don't see the market for 3d being very strong in my opinion. If you like it, then buy a tv, but the majority simply wont. I think 3d and network features keep tv prices higher, thats why they are introduced. If less attention towards 3d and network features was happening through the industry, TVs wouldn't be drastically cheaper but worse brands would cease to exist. Panasonic, Samsung, and LG are the only companies left making plasma (zenith=lg, insignia=samsung guts). But if you look at LCD, there is so much garbage being produced. If the better brands had no repsonse from consumers for 3d and network features, we would have $300 sony 42" 1080p tvs in 2013 I believe. It would be the norm.
This deal here is the best decision you can make I think, if you have a conservative use of tv. Most use it for cable, plasma is tremendous for that. I also like that its a clean cut deal. No rebates, No shipping, No tax (for some), no cash back (to get to the $700 price point), no shady vendor, and no employee purchase programs or getting codes to work. If you watch cable, and want a big picture, and you saw this deal, you are a fool for passing it up (unless you don't have the dough).
This week I was able to buy one at Walmat for $628 BNIB
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