Summary: TV was great when working.. last week I went to turn it on and the red light turned on, nothing else happened, then it shut off. Nothing I could do with Panasonic since their warranty expired. Luckily I had a Squaretrade warranty and got a full refund. It seems a lot of these TVs are failing eventually.
Summary: I bought this model, and after 16 months it will not turn on...Just out of warranty. Quick research online revealed a very high rate of power supply or board failure in this model. So whatever you think you are saving by purchasing this television plan on an additional several hundred dollars for replacement parts and repair. Panasonic's customer service was terrible, and generally unhelpful. I think I'll avoid the Panasonic brand form here on out.
Summary: This is a great Plasma TV for the price, picture, sound quality, and viewing angles. Unfortunately it turned itself off in the middle of a movie. I had to carry it in to the repair shop (being a 42 inch model this was not too easy) and he said he knew exactly what it is - the SC board. He is ordering the part and I hope to be back in service soon as it has a beautiful picture.