Summary: I did a pretty large amount of research into HDTV before I chose this unit. I have been in the IT business for about 30 years now, and I have seen everything from CRT to LCD for small/medium/large/incomprehensible stuff. One thing about LCD screens is that no matter how one tunes the output, many of them produce obvious ghost lines (look carefully -- the straight lines usually stand out, and ghostly seam is about 3 millimeters to the right of the picture).
Summary: This plasma TV provides a tremendous picture at a much lower price than you'd pay for a comparable LCD. I had been looking at HDTVs for a very long time, trying to find the right features at the right price. I actually ended up getting mine elsewhere due to a sales price and 36-month interest free financing deal. There is no motion blur, the color, contrast, and clarity are outstanding.
Summary: I am not a television expert by an means except for having watched it too much for too many years. That being said, this TV has a great picture, more connections than you could ask for and super sound. (Point of fact: it replaced a 32" conventional tv that was 10 years old.) Right now, I am watching the NCAA tourney and I can tell you which players are sweating and how much. I got this at Sears for $899 but the next day, I noticed that HHGreg had it for $100 cheaper.
Summary: I waited a LONG time to buy my first flat screen TV, mainly because of price but also because I had a hard time sorting through all the brands and features. I'd wanted an LCD but the price, quality, Panasonic name, and features made this TV hard to pass up. (I bought it at Sears for $599, free delivery, and old TV removal.) Power Use: It's Energy Star rated.
Summary: I already have a Sharp Aquos 46" and a Panasonic 42" Plasma--both 2 years old--and I love them both. I bought the Panasonic Viera 42" X1 about two weeks ago for $[...], and you can now get it for $[...] at a couple of places (like one of the other reviewers, I was able to use the [...]). The new X1 is definitely better than either of the other TVs I own in terms of black levels, lack of blurring, and power consumption. Connectivity is excellent, with 3 HDMI inputs.
Summary: How glad am I that I bought the Panasonic VIERA X1 Series TC-P42X1? 5 STARS GLAD! This TV looks superb no matter what I'm watching. I know there are plenty of 1080p-addicts out there, but the 720p picture on this set has never let me down. I have a Pioneer DV-610AV 720p DVD player, a PS3, a PS2 and a Sega Dreamcast hooked up to it. The DVD player and PS3 are hooked up to HDMI, the PS2 to component, and the Dreamcast to S-Video.
Summary: I bought this tv almost a year ago and its been a great purchase, the picture quality is stunning for a 720 plasma. The tv will make your room warmer since it puts out a lot of heat i love it for my playstation 3 and bluray movies.
Summary: What a pain-free way to get a new TV! I was quite worried about potential shipment damage, etc. My fears were unwarranted. The delivery service Amazon uses was super! The guy carried the set in the house, assembled everything, set it all up, and formatted it. I never saw that kind of service before. As for the set, it is great! Great picture! Great sound! Couldn't be better!
Summary: I spent a long time deliberating over an LCD or plasma. After much debate I decided to go with the plasma. I like to watch football and fast action movies and I was a little concerned over what I had seen with most LCD's at the local mart. I hadn't had the opportunity to do any side by side comparisons so I was a little nervous about ordering, especially such a large item. All in all I have been very pleased with this TV.