Complaint / review text:
Purchased Panasonic PT50LC13 television Aug. 2005. From that time until May, 2008, there have been a total of four lamps in the television. This last time, I purchased a lamp, still didn't work. Had to take it to a service dealer, who just called me to inform me the television is basically, beyond repair.in short, one of the voltages in the television is only putting out 300 watts, when it should be 1700, which results in a problem with the ballister circuit, and possibly affected the main circuit board, of which is no longer available. To even start to fix the television, it would cost app. $1000, and then, the main curciut can be checked, and if ruined, I'm out the money and still no television. I told the repairman to put it back together and we'd pick it up and store it in the garage. I feel Panasonic has a real lemon, and reading the complaints on the consumer affairs web page I'm not alone.
Because of excess medical bills, as well as gas costs, etc., we cannot afford another television, and are paying for hd reception, with no television. I thought when I purchased this television (just a note, it was purchased with my father's death benefit, because he always wanted to buy us a television for our new house, but passed away before he was able), which is the most expensive television I've ever purchased, it would last a lot longer than 31 months.