Summary: Have purchased several for myself, and for gifts. At this price they are a steal. Only sorry that Panasonic has chosen to leave plasma for the future OLED technology. You don't need 1080p; ABC/Fox both use 720p for their HD broadcasts, and this panel performs extremely well. Each input is adjustable (select Custom)and easy to setup and use. The picture gets better after the original 100 hour breakin, and again around the 300 hour mark.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Good Remote Control, Good Resolution, Great Picture Quality
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: This is a great value TV. I use it for watching live television as well as streaming through my Apple TV. I also hook up my laptop through the HDMI input to watch shows off of my computer. The picture quality is great and it is easy to use.