Summary: I've had mine for a couple years and the picture is very bright, I would say excellent. Also no problem with any of the ports, HDMI or otherwise. Couldn't be happier, I use most of the inputs (all 3 of the HDMI, the SD, the USB and the component RGB) and they all work great. Also, for some reason this TV is compatible when streaming HDMI from my Vizio tablet while my Vizio TV is not, go figure.
Summary: Don't buy it if you intent to listen thru the tv, the speakers are very very disappointing and you will be sorry if you buy this, there is better options with samsung and i actually got it, now i'm stuck with this :/
Not bright enough! All 3 HDMI Inputs Failed after a year
4 December 2012
Summary: Have owned this TV for about a year and a half and it has several issues. The TV does not get bright enough even at night with full brightness the picture just isn't that bright. In addition, all 3 HDMI ports failed about a year after getting this TV (of course just out of warranty!). Judging from various online forums this is a common problem with this set.
Excerpt: Me and my wife purchased this as our first big flat screen televisions for our living room, as soon as I plugged it in i was amazed of the picture quality. My wife can barely get the remote out of my hands. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
Excerpt: So we finally joined the world of flatscreen tvs and we couldn't be happier. We got a great deal from Sears the week before Thanksgving and couldn't pass it up. The picture quality is wonderful. My only complaint is that the HD channels are full screen, but we can not get the regular channels to do the same. The all have bars on the sides of the picture. Att walked us through changing the resolution, but we can't seem to figure out why. Anyway, I LOVE this tv, but...
Excerpt: My family and I love our television it has pulled us to gether and are now enjoying family time. We watch more movies and spend less money from going out to the movies. We are happy here at home. We still hae familynight but instead we rent movies and bring them home Panasonic has made time at home with my family more enjoyable
Excerpt: The Panasonic 42 in. HDTV LCD TV is really an awesome tv. It has a clear, clean picture without distortion or fading. The sound is wonderful and clean. Music is fantastic and makes you feel like you are right on stage with the performers. Movie action is precise and the fast pace never is lacking. Love stories make you feel the emotions of the characters because of the clear picture. I love the large screen. The color is perfect and the sound quality is amazing.
Excerpt: * We purchased this TV after being sick of our tiny 24" tv. We bought this TV out of a recommendation fo a friend. The price was very appealing but the look of it also attracted it to us. The box was large but fit easily into the back of our minivan. It was easy to take out of the box and very easy to assemble. We connected it above our fireplace and the size was perfect. The controls and setup were extremely easy to use and I believe anyone could do it.
Summary: Okay, let's see: GameCube, xBox, PS3, DVD system, laptop... Um I needed to buy a media center just to have everything connected and switchable without touching the wires every single time. Would not buy again.