Summary: Stunning picture and at a great value. See my review written for the 50", as it applies to the 42" as well. Either size, you can't go wrong. Unlike an LED/LCD, the excellent picture can be seen from any angle. My smaller LCD (a few years old)cost more and can'come close to picture quality. These are more energy efficient, and give off little heat. At these prices, you can afford to have one in a room you thought never would see a flat panel.
Pros: Attractive Design, Energy Efficient, Fast Setup, Good Remote Control, Good Resolution, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound Quality, Reduced Glare
Summary: I absolutely love this TV! I bought a 50" in this model and loved it so much that I when I needed to replace the tv in my room, I got the exact same one in the 42". I even paid a little more for this one because it wasn't on sale like some of the other brands were, but I knew how much I loved my 50", so I bought this one without hesitation. The picture quality is excellent and the colors are bright.
Summary: We needed a second TV for bedroom and found this TV to be the perfect match. Clarity of picture is great. Panasonic has done a great job with their products. Dependable, High quality and all around good picture and sound. Love it.
Summary: Excellent TV for its price and size! I love the beautiful picture quality and the sound is good. We have a small living room, sit about 8 feet from the screen, so this 42" is perfect for us. We watch hockey, baseball, and basketball and it's a great TV for sports. We don't need "smart" TV features because we prefer to watch DVDs rather than stream movies, but we can always buy a Google Chromecast stick if we want and use it with the USB port.
Pros: Love the plasma true blacks and ability to view clearly from any angle.
Cons: Wish it had a "sleep" feature and that the closed captions came on automatically when you mute the sound.