Great for watching TV, not so much for movies or gaming
J. Garner, Amazon
14 October 2011
Summary: I bought this to put up in my office's breakroom after test-driving it in a store. The picture is great, Panasonic has the best plasma sets on the market right now. Blacks are very dark, whites are bright, and the colors are fantastic. Motion is smooth and flicker-free.
Best Plasma under $500 but know what to use this for
J. Doolin, Amazon
25 January 2011
Summary: Note: I copy and pasted Opinunated's review and deleted some stuff and added my own views/opinions. I have done hundreds of hours of research and reading of reviews before I chose this tv. If you don't know anything about plasma vs. LCD and are trying to decide. Go to [...
Summary: OK, so this is the first plasma tv that Ive ever owned. I took it out of the box and had it assembled quite easily. Turned it on and got it set up just as easy. Picture is incredible compared to the Phillips 37" that this one is replacing.
3 days of a nice picture and then... poof! (2013 update)
9 November 2010
Summary: Bought this three days ago and the sound was good, the picture was sweet and then, poof! We got the blinking light of death. Checked online and found that there were many others who were having this same problem with their panasonic plasmas (including some larger and smaller).
Summary: Got this a couple weeks ago on an impulse buy. 42 inch for under $400--I was on it! This is my 5th HDTV. I've owned a HD projection set, an extremely heavy (but nice picture) HD CRT, and a couple LCD's. I think this is going to be my favorite.
Summary: I've had this unit for about three weeks, and i'm happy with the purchase. I decided to go with HDMI connections this time around, which is also proving to be a good move. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the sound.
Summary: ... a great 720p plasma TV at an awesome price. I am not going to compare this to other 42" plasmas, because right now, Panasonic is one of the only companies still making a 720p model. Everything else I see online and at Best Buy is 1080p. So this TV sort of stands alone in that respect.
Summary: Sometimes you want a TV that just works. For the size, this TV is great. Of course, dont expect many frills like full 1080 resolution or a wide array of inputs. However, if what you are looking for is excellent color quality for most basic shows think casual family gatherings, not home theater, then...