Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma--CRAP
PLAINVIEW, TEXAS -- One month out of warranty, almost to the day, our Panasonic Viera 50" Plasma TV (after working perfectly fine the day before) at random wouldn't turn on and flashed seven blinking lights. A quick Google search revealed that this is an incredibly common problem with Panasonic Viera TVs.
Not only have the people at Panasonic been completely incompetent (lost my e-mail address multiple times; never called me back), they are completely unwilling to pay for the repairs anymore than a small fraction of the cost for an obvious manufacture defect. We paid $850 for a TV that lasted 13 months.