Summary: I bought this way before the HDTV market started to get good, so needless to say, it wasn't a good buy. The picture quality is fine, but it's a stripped down model with few connectivity options. I have to order custom cables to make most of our components compatible, and it's not TRUE High Def..
Summary: This is an excellent plasma TV. However, as others indicated it doesnt come with an HDMI outlet although it can be purchased for extra, about 150 dollars. Also it doesnt include speakers, so expect to pay an extra 500 for a decent sorround sound system, it also doesnt include a stand, so expect to...
Summary: I've been pretty happy with the performance of the TH-42PWD8UK. I've had it for over a year now. Picture quality from DVD using component cable is very good, and has been what I am using it mostly for. I never feel the need for HD. DVDs looks awesome, as this unit is the native resolution of DVDs.
Summary: I bought the TH-42PWD8UK after exhaustive research and dozens of showroom screenings. To be blunt, these Panasonics have (both the HDs and EDs), by far, the best picture you can have in your home and I'm delirously happy with it. There are a bunch of caveats and issues, though.
Recommended for those sticking with standard-def TV.
Drake-by-the-Lake "movie critic", Amazon
5 March 2007
Summary: If you subscribe to Consumer Reports--as I do (5 year subscription)--see my review on this magazine--note that the Panasonic plasmas are rated not just a little, but much higher than any other brand name within the comparable price range. Panasonic has plasma down.
Summary: This is a beautiful TV. I've had it for 6 months and I am very happy with it. For one, the minimalism of it. I just wanted a monitor. I didn't need a tuner since I have a HD cable box and I didn't need speakers since I have a great surround sound system.
Summary: Great TV. Much more affordable that HDTV and it looks pretty much the same. So much so, I bought this TV twice and may buy two more. Make sure you decide if you're going to mount it on the wall or put it on a stand and buy these accessories at the same time that you are buying this tv.
Summary: The price of this tv is 500-800 dollars less than the nearest true HD 42" plasma tv. The picture is awesome in progressive DVD. Sattelite tv is good to very good. If you watch DVD movies often, you will love this tv.
Summary: After you replaced the first one because of breakage, I found the replacement to be wonderful. I hooked it up and found the plasma display to be all that you claimed. HD resolution is perfectly fine on this EDTV as long as you watch it from at least 8 feet away from the screen.