LonelyPoet "The Signature Of A True Human Is ..., Amazon
6 December 2011
Summary: This is an awesome T.V I will call it a warhorse among T.Vs. I am using it for more than 9 months now. I live alone so I did all the set up myself. It took about half an hour to do it. The performance is Fantastic and I would suggest this T.V to anyone. The price compared to other T.Vs is great too. I had bit of an issue with color in the beginning but that's because I've had bad ligting in my room.
Summary: first 1080p tv. bought from bestbuy so as expected we paid about $80 more from what is the listed price here on amazon. out of the box, tv looks ok. i've seen lots of tv's with prettier bezel than this from other brands. but not really a big deal. looking at it from the sides, its obvious that it is abit thicker (maybe 3in) than those upscale lcds or led-lcd's(note an LED tv is just a LCD tv but with a different back lighting).
Love the picture, but have had problems with this TV
JAMES E, Amazon
2 August 2011
Summary: I bought this TV 3 weeks ago. It was very easy to integrate it into an existing home theater set up. The picture was very dark from day 1. I found the filters in the Menu and turned them off and the picture improved nicely. But I found that everything on the screen was too green. No matter how much I fiddled with the available color menu I couldn't get the green out. I contacted [...] and chatted with one of their CSRs.
Summary: I got this to replace a similiar hitachi that I had for just a few days. The hitachi had backlighting issues where the top corners had the flashlight effect and it was very annoying during dark scenes. The hitachi did have a beautiful picture other than this one issue. This Panny does not suffer from such problems. It has a great picture, same features and very nice sound for built in speakers. The remote is very solid (compared to the Hitachi's that felt very cheap).
Summary: I actually purchased this @ Sears on 11/14/10. They were running their Friends and Family sale. I got it for $675 plus a rebate of $75 and a free Panasonic Home Theater System ($200 retail value-but like getting it for $100 if I had been able to take advantage of this deal @$500). I searched for about a month before making the purchase. What put me over the edge on this one was the Consumer Reports rating and the price/Home Theater bonus.
Summary: First I'm not a Techno guy nor do I nitpick. I watch TV a couple of hours a day usually DIY, Food Network, HGTV, Discovery, Travel, you get the idea and some sports mainly basketball and baseball. It took me two minutes to hook this TV up to my Dish Network HD receiver. The HDMI cables came from Amazon as well. I also bought a sound bar because of some of the reviews I read said the sound was soft. More on that later.
Summary: We couldn't afford the 2nd plasma we wanted so I decided to purchase this instead. It's a great tv with an amazing picture. Delivery was fast and considering how big this is, was perfectly fine when UPS delivered it, no damage :) Ok, so the black isn't as rich as a plasma but the picture is still amazing. Took us maybe a few mins. to hook up and I've been loving it ever since. Thanks Amazon for a great deal! If you love plasma's you should not overlook this.
Summary: Bought this tv in Mar 2011 and so far it is an excellent tv with a great picture. Have hdmi hooked up to directv and it looks fantastic. The 120hz refresh rate is very good for a television in this price range and is in my opinion an excellent bargain. Definitely buy this tv and dont be fooled by the bigger name brands out there...your wasting money.
Summary: You might say I'm not much of a TV guy. I jumped several generations of technology when I replaced my 1991 square screened analog TV with my first digital, first high definintion TV. In addition to this Panasonic 42" HDTV, I also purchased a heavily discounted discontinued Sony BluRay model with Internet connection, so I can now stream Netflix and other TV and movies to my new wide screen TV in my living room.
Summary: This tv is a good bargain for the money. The hd reception is solid and the speakers are decent. If you are going from a larger tv to a smaller one, you may have some dissatisfaction but, it's not the fault of Panasonic.