Summary: I bought a TH-42PX60U years ago new from Sears and now I am shopping for a swivel wall mount so I can get this off of my piano. The only suggestion I'd make is to get whatever the computer-connection model may be (TH-42PX60X?) so this can migrate to that use in the future. I have had nary a symptom over some 4 years of heavy use so this might be good to buy on the used market. Really excellent picture quality and loads of IO options.
Summary: It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off! It does not work. What else can I say. It is a rip off!
Digital Control Board has failed after 30 months of use
21 April 2009
Summary: After owning this TV for 30 months colorless lines from top to bottom appeared on the left side - similar to a bar code. Technician called and they suggested a new Digital Control board. I only need the left side but they are sold in pairs. Cost of parts was $250 and another $150 to install. I was informed that the TV will be "like new" with two new DC boards. I am disappointed that the product has failed but I do like the quality of the HD picture.
Summary: Comments about Panasonic TH-42PX60U: Figured I'd give a review since I spent so much time researching this. It seems that Panasonic makes some amazing Plasma tvs. They have pretty much overcome the black and red color issues. I purchased their 50" model and have never been so impressed from a Plasma before, even more so than other comparable lcdtv's.
Summary: Comments about Panasonic TH-42PX60U: I've had this TV for about 2 weeks now, and I absolutely love it! I wouldn't trade it for the world. My friends would tell me that plasma TVs aren't good, but when I got this TV, I proved them all wrong! I love this TV and would definitely recommend it to a friend. In fact, I all ready have.
Pros: Attractive Design, Fast Setup, Great Picture, Simple Controls
Summary: I gave this tv a below average score because how long it lasted. Our tv was purchased new and died after 14 months. No power surges just a nice 3 inches black vertical line down the tv. And considering how little we used the tv (less then 10 hours a week) makes it one expensive tv to own. Cost to repair $1000. Found out by service center this is a common problem. Other then the little life the picture was awesome even in bright room. Very crisp and bright.
Summary: After owning this for the past 8 months i can honestly say that this is a little disappointing. The refresh rate even though it is plasma is slow. Very noticeable when a TV ad appears with white writing on a black background. Suddenly the TV changes the brightness on the white wording to tone it down. The Pictures can also in general get very pixilated.
Summary: For the money, the Panasonic TH-42PX60U is a tough Plasma set to beat. The colors are very life-like and vivid. I compared the Panasonic to the Sony and Pioneer which cost $1000 more than this set. The main difference in the Panasonic and the more expensive Sony Bravia XBR and Pioneer PDP-4271HD is the sharpness/crispness level, but for a $1000 less, I couldn't see that much difference.
Summary: I purchased this TV a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it, and I haven't even connected HD yet (Comcast to add HD service next week). The analog stations look beautiful, which is very important since most channels don't come in HD. Out of the box it's very bright and the contrast is kicked up to the top so it didn't look great at first viewing.