Summary: Purchased based on consumer,expert reviews.Exceeds expectation's,great tv for the price.Have seen posts for black level degedation issue,keeping my fingers crossed,Panasonic should offer an option in event of issue occuring.Think it will hurt thier rep.
Summary: I waited 10.5 months to offer as accurate a review as I can. This is the first HD TV that I purchased and am I gald I did. Before I made my purchase on Amazon last July, I read as much as I can from Consumer Reports to CNET to random internet blogs and of course Amazon feedbacks.
Summary: Our previous TV was a decent 32-inch LCD with an excellent picture. After three years, I came to realize that a 32-inch size is not optimum for viewing from 8-10 feet away in our living room. So I set off on researching a larger HDTV option.
Summary: I purchased this for my parents who are older and very low tech. It has delivered everything promised. They have not had any difficultly using the controls, picture is very good and sound is reasonable for the price. Connectors are conveniently placed on the side and rear of unit.
Summary: I'm a strongly value sensitive shopper(not just price). The price even with shipping, easily beat a brick-and-mortar store advertised price which also was good. I first learned of this model from a major consumer magazine.
Summary: For $600 -- no tax and no shipping charges -- this is a great entry-level HD TV. I had a sony 27" tube TV for 9 years and wanted to get into HD without spending too much because the tech changes so quickly.
Summary: As what a few others have commented on. If you plan to hook this display up to an AMP you will need a newer AMP that has optical inputs as this display does not have RCA output jacks. Why Panasonic did not include them on this display when the cost would have been pennies on the dollar.
Summary: Ordered the 42" X1 on Amazon (vendor:OneCall), no problems with order or delivery. Set up was easy. Beautiful picture, sound is fine, overall we're very happy with the tv. As everyone has noted, Plasma has so many advantages over LCDs and only 1 or 2 disadvantages.