Excerpt: The Panasonic Viera TC-P42S1 42 in. HDTV TV is one of the most beautiful television sets I have ever seen! My husband and I had saved up money for quite some time and had a specific price range we were looking at when we went shopping. We did all kinds of research on LCD tv's before we went into the store and had specific makes and models picked out to look at. However, when we got to the store and looked at all the LCDs, we found that we really weren't in love with...
Excerpt: Purchased this plasma television as a gift, and after looking at it for a while, I definitely will be going out to purchase one for my self. Maybe two. I've looked at quite a FEW HD TV's, but none compare to the Panasonic Plasma. It has the sharpest picture, best color, and shows the best action of all HD TV's I've looked at. No LED, LCD's compare to this. I've even looked at different Plasma TV's, and NONE compare to this unit.
Excerpt: This TV will suck you in. We had been wanting to buy a plasma TV for a few years. Always going through the stores with row after row of flat screens just kind of calling to you. Well a couple of years ago we went ahead and made an investment in this 42" Panasonic Plasma. I was very particular about what kind of TV I wanted. After all these are not cheap...although they are much more affordable now than they were two years ago..
Excerpt: I got this TV last November and have been using it extensively up to this point. Panasonic is known for their plasma TV's and this particular unit has excellent picture and very rich blacks. It is highly recommended to do the break in slides and tweak it in the "secret menu" before watching it because the default settings don't do it justice.
Summary: I bought the TV for a house that only has standard definition at this time. Wow, what a beautiful picture. Consumer Reports was right about this item. This plasma set truly beats all of the higher cost LCD's that I researched. The viewing angle is excellent from every area of the room. The sound is very good for a flat screen too! Super price - super TV.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Great Picture, Simple Controls