Conclusion: As we go to press with this review the TC-P42G25 sells for around $950 from an online authorized dealer. This is a big jump from panasonic's own TC-P42S2 so if you do not need Internet options I would steer you there. Neither Samsung nor LG manufacturer anything this high end in the 42" size. The real competition comes from LCD makers such as the Samsung UN40C6300 LED or the Samsung LN40C650 or the LG 42LD550 .
Pros: Extra Brightness, light throughput, Rich Color, Perfect Side Angle Viewing, TV Good for Bright Rooms, Price/Value
Cons: Difficult Calibration, unstable color, Background noise and graininess (Processing), Over saturated Colors, Boring yesteryear appearance with 3.5" depth, Remote Control and Menu Functionality sub par