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Not sorry I bought this little TV,
This review is from: Panasonic TC-L39EM60 39-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (Electronics)This tv was purchased to replace a 1080i Samsung Slimfit 30 inch set. I did a lot of research and decided that this Panasonic TC-L39EM60 was the TV for me. I mainly watch cable HD broadcasts and have a lot of movies in digital format MP4(M4V). Panasonic is the only manufacturer I've found whose built in media player will play my files and MAN DOES IT PLAY THEM. The tv is 1080p native but will play other resolutions 1080i, 720p, 480i to name a few. The picture quality is outstanding. The jump from my old 1080i Samsung to his 1080p Panasonic is night and day. Even my files in 720p are like looking at completely differnt movies. I can't wait to buy a BlueRay player and watch full 1080p (right now my cable company only passes 1080i in it's HD programing).
I am probably still in the honeymoon phase with this set but so far I'm really impressed. I keep looking for reasons to try movies out and just stand there and drool over the picture quality. Now 39 inches may not be a big TV for some however it more than fits my needs. You could get a bigger TV from other brands for the same money but not the quality or versatility. Example: My media files. I would need to purchase a media player such as a WD TV Live, Roku, or smart BR player to play them if I went with another brand other than Panasonic. Oh and did I mention the PICTURE IS AWESOME.
Now for the bad and unfortunately there are 3 bad points for now.
1. When watching 1080i HD broadcasts on the set the picture will jitter vertically just the slightest bit. It is just noticable and I am starting to get use to it but it shouldn't be there as far as I am concerned. I have come to find that this effect is from my 1080p TV rendering 1080i broadcast from my cable company. (I am still researching and will update if I find out anything else)
2. The Media Player in this Panasonic will only play AC3, and MP3 audio from my movie files.
3.Depending upon the broadcast channel (it varies from show to show and mainly in HD)the blacks in the picture can be too black. For example, a black jacket may at times render no fine detail like a crease or pattern (harringbone).
Other than those issues the Panasonic TC-L39EM60 is fantastic and I really can't say enough about it.
If you buy one you will enjoy it.