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: ok I have to be honest. I didn't do any research before I bought my TV. I'm an engineer too.. you would think I would do my homework. But I didn't. My thought process was I would go out and buy whatever TV looked the best to me - forget the 'stats'. I thought what really matters is how do I like the picture. So, I went around looked at a bunch of TV's and this picture + the price was just an winner. So I bought it thoroughly convinced it was a HDTV. And guess what..
Summary: I've had my Panasonic for about 9 months and I have to say the picture is awesome. The sound is so-so. The video realism of this set is impressive. Visitors often rave about the quality -- little do they know it's only EDTV! Resolution isn't everything. Most everything I watch is via satellite (Dish) using S-video, and the quality is good. DVDs appear to be slightly better than satellite.
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: I've had this for over a year now. This is an excellent TV with incredible image quality. Many TVs produce unpleasent reds, but this one handles every shade with ease. Blacks could be a little deeper, but it's not a problem thanks to adjustability and great controls. The most detailed HD pictures look thoroughly convincing and vivid on this set.
Summary: Panasonic is the leader in plasma tvs and this model (and its successors) are hands down your best bet for quality. I did a lot of research before investing (because like many people, I don't have $[...] or so just burning a hole in my pocket) and switched from LCD to Plasma for its superior viewing angle and overall better color and what I can only call a better "living picture".
Summary: In December 2005, I purchased the Panasonic TH-42PD50U 42" Plasma EDTV. I consulted with Consumer Reports and CNet and they both concluded that this was the one to get (at least in my price range). I've now had the TV slightly over a year. It continues to impress guests. Most do not realize that it's only an enhanced definition model. The key is the fact that the TV is across a large room from the seating areas.
Summary: Had this TV for 18 months. Awesome while it worked. Then one day it just wouldn't start and the screen went blank. The red LED would blink 7 times and pause for a couple of seconds and then the 7 blinks continue. You cannot turn it off and I had to unplug to make it stop. Apparently the SC drive needs to be replaced and its $550 to repair. Needless to say, its past the warranty period. Now why did I go with Panasonic instead of a Samsung ?