Summary: I got this TV for myself in December 2009. It has been about six months now, so I thought a review might help someone else who is looking at this or similar TVs. I got it from my local Costco and paid $540.00, which was and still is pretty good for a 42" HDTV. The picture quality is absolutely awesome. I have an older, 2002, 1080i Toshiba 65" projection in the house which has provided some excellent viewing over the years.
Summary: I got this spring 2010 for about $425. The HD picture is great. I have Time Warner cable on other TV's and for this TV I just have a COAX cable running directly into the TV (no cable box). Most of the channels look good. If you view from close - say 5 feet - the standard def channels are not great... but this is mounted to wall and I watch from bed (about 12 feet) so it serves me just fine. Somehow the signal passed to the TV does allow some HD stations.
Summary: As a shopper in the market for an HDTV, I noticed that the specs on this TC42PX14 are listed incorrectly with 6ave on Amazon. I trust this is an oversight on their part, but the specs listed here should be compared against the ones at [...]. The TC42PX14 has a 15,000:1 contrast ratio (not 30,000:1), and it only has 2 HDMI ports (not 3).
Carlos Eduardo Jimenez "carlos jimenez fagioli", Amazon
11 April 2010
Summary: This plasma TV is Great!!!! The only drawback I could find, is that only brings one audio output (only DIGITAL AUDIO OUT PCM / Dolby Digital) and does not bring the computer RGB output for your old laptop, so if you have speakers or audio equipment with RCA inputs or else, you will have to buy a new one.
Summary: I just got this set FREE with the purchase of some furniture at Ashley's furniture in Philadelphia. Easy to set up. Easy to use. Other then it being heavy because it's a plasma I'm happy with it all around. I have Comcast HD cable. The audio is pretty good as well. I just picked up a JVC set that I'm not crazy over the stock sound system but this set sounds good enough all by it's self.