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: 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.
PANASONIC TH-42PD60U AFFORDABLE PLASMA GREAT PICTURE
4 August 2006
Summary: PANASONICS TH42PD60U IS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TVS WE SELL. ALTHOUGH IT IS ED AND NOT TRUE HD THE PICTURE IS SURPRISINGLY GREAT. WE HAVE THE TH42PD60U ON DISPLAY IN OUR SHOWROOM NEXT TO OTHER NAME BRAND HDTVS AND THE PICTURE ON THE TH42PD60U IS BETTER THAN MOST OF THEM. THE BLACKS ARE VERY DEEP AND ITS REALLY BRIGHT. VERY HARD TO TELL THAT THIS IS NOT HD. IF YOU WATCH A LOT OF DVDS THE PICTURE ON THE TV IS AMAZING.
Excerpt: The picture quality is superb, easy to use with auto set up and comes with 2 RGB scarts and 2 HDMI scarts. Only disappiontment is theres no picture in picture and sound quality is average. DVD playback is as good as anything i have seen.
Pros: picture quality easy to operate
Cons: sound quality is average could be better. no picture in picture.
Excerpt: Owned the TH42PX60 for a week now and still being amazed at image quality. Had a loan LCD set whilst plasma was on order which was a great opportunity to compare. If you don't mind 'catch up' on fast motion and levels of grey when it should be black then LCD is bright clean and crisp. But the image on this plasma is superb - natural, warm and deep.
Pros: Picture outperforms any LCD I've seen for warmth, depth and talent for showing fast action scenes how they should be.
Cons: Sadly lacks the SD slot and picture in picture its LCD brother has.
Summary: Loved the TV initially, brilliant picture, easy to use, looks great, but after 8 months or so the picture started to contain what i can only describe as a purple haze around certain objects. On further investigation it seems there is a software issue with this model (and others) that panasonic have acknowledged that requires an upgrade, which according to some who have had it doesnt always work and can have an even more negative effect.
Pros: looks, picture initially
Cons: Purple haze, or "purple snakes" as is commonly known as
Excerpt: "All of the Panasonic PX range have great pictures but which one to choose? This model gives the best value for money - the 37" is only £100 cheaper and the 50" is extravagantly expensive. So the choice is between the 42" PX60 and the 42" PX600. These sets are basically the same except that the PX600 has a SD reader and a better sound system, not that the PX60 sound system is bad. But do you want to pay £500 to £600 more for a sound system that can ...
Pros: Brilliant picture
Cons: slight blurring when letters move very fast, horizontaly across screen
Summary: Just bought this TV after a long search. Waited for 3-4 months to see prices dropping. I still believe that no LCD is capable of producing better pictures than this one (especially on SD programs). My only consideration was that it's not Full-HD but I had to pay at least £700 more for a descent 1080p LCD. My other choice was Hitachi 9700 but this was more expensive as well, without being better than this beauty!
Pros: Stunning SD and HD images. What else do we need?