Summary: TV arrived safety. Have had it for about 3 weeks. Delivery team set it up in my living room. They showed me how to set up the stations. No problems at all. Picture was very clear (a tad dark in the shadow area) and my husband was impressed with it. We also bought a Panasonic Blu-Ray Disk Player with imbedded wireless feature so we can stream movies. (Be sure to get the one with the wireless feature in the machine as there are many Blu-Ray Players.
Summary: My wife and I bought this 42G25 Panasonic VIERA TC-P42G25 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV for each other for Christmas, 2010. It worked fine for about two months and then one morning we got the dreaded blinking red light and no picture. I called Panasonic and was advised that a 42 inch set has a carry in warranty and to take to a local warranty repair station. They replaced the circuit board in about 10 days.
Summary: We have only had the TV for a few weeks now, so this is more of a first impression review. Price for the TV from Amazon's "gold box" deal prompted us to purchase this pre-reviewed and researched product. Technically it does live up to many positives of the previous reviews, the set up was easy and the navigation through the menu was simple. When the volume is low, I did hear the" buzz" that many have commented on.
Summary: This tv was on sale on Amazon for a great price so I couldn't not buy it. It arrived quickly with free shipping and the delivery people showed up as scheduled. The only gripe I have is that I had to buy an additional receiver in order to use the VieraCast feature which was an extra $100. And until I plugged in the receiver I wasn;t aware that there was only a small amount of services available on it.
Summary: Like the title says, not bad. It looks good, was relatively easy to set up and does what it is designed to do with a minumum of fuss. I chose the 42" Plasma set over an LCD, mainly due to the fact that with Plasma, it makes little difference where a viewer sits; they "see" everything on the screen as would a viewer directly in front of the screen; whereas, with an LCD set, any viewer off to the side, is cheated out of the same quality picture.
Summary: Overall, this TV should not disappoint. The picture quality is excellent, and would most likely improve once the TV is calibrated. I only detect a slight amount of false contouring, which demonstrates how much video processors in digital TVs have come in recent years. There are many picture controls including standard, advanced, and pro settings. The remote is simple, typical Panny Viera style, only larger to accommodate the additional functions of this set.
Summary: This is the BEST purchase I have made in a decade and the wait is finally over. I almost bought a 42" Panasonic Plasma 4 years ago costing 1/3 more even though Bing had issued me a 5% rebate towards my new purchase, but thank goodness I've waited -- and it is worth the wait! During the process of pre-purchasing this television, I have been reading up A LOT about the TC-P42G25 and comparing it to the likes of LG, Samsung, and others from Panasonic, but features from THIS...
Summary: At the same time that I bought this 42 inch Panasonic plasma TV for my small living area I also bought a Veira 26 inch LED/LCD for the foot of my bed. The two are back to back and I can stick my head back and forth and compare the images & the sound. The LED has a very good picture but the plasma is fantastic. Also, while the angle of view of the LED supposedly is better than other LCD TVs it is still much narrower than the plasma.