Summary: first step into HD tv. no problems with packaging or delivery -- needs better set-up instructions --- hard to adjust picture quality -- should have bought a step up from this model or a different brand --
Summary: I bought this TV to replace a 32" Sharp Aquos that we moved into the bedroom. The very first complaint I had about this TV is that there is no analog audio out. Most people like me who work for a living use analog audio out to connect to a home stereo. If you have no other option, you're stuck with the TV speakers (which aren't bad). Fortunately my ROKU 2 XS has audio out. Next: Picture. Our three year old Sharp Aquos puts this TV to shame.
Summary: So far the TV has been fine. Good picture, simple to configure. My biggest gripe is there is only ONE output from the TV - digital audio output. No HDMI ARC. No optical. Not even RCA! So, if you are going to hook this up to an external sound system you better make sure it takes digital audio or buy some sort of converter. I find it ridiculous that a TV currently still in production does not have HDMI ARC or optical!
Summary: Given positive experiences with the 2011 Panasonic models, I chose this budget 42" model. I'm not that impressed with it to be honest. 2011 models had IPS panel screens which offer deep blacks, uniform image quality, and excellent viewing angles. This TV however doesn't have these advantages. Black looks gray or even green tinged at times, and the problem is worse as you move to the sides.