Summary: July 2104 - updated to add that the internet connection now works. We changed from BT business broadband to BT Home, primarily to get the BT Sport, but it also had the effect of the internet now working on the TV (can't get BT sport on the TV though without the Sky box). It may have been our old BT modem or the set up, at least it works now... TV fine, good picture, good value.
Excerpt: I bought this TV in Nov 2012 as a replacement for an old Sony TV that finally gave up. Cost I paid £650 from Next. I knew it wasn't the cheapest (they are now down to £400 - £450 mark from some retailers), but I didn't have the cash to buy it out right and so used my online Next account. The cost seemed reasonable at the time for a 42" HD TV with Freeview built in and I continue to feel comfortable with the value for money. Appearance This is a good looking TV.
Looking for solid, functional with no unneces..., Amazon
26 July 2013
Summary: This TV has an excellent picture and sound quality. For HD content the picture is quality is stunning and the colours are very vivid. The built-in HD freeview tuner works just fine. The guide is very functional an easy to use, as are the menu systems. It is very thin, well built and of a nice design (very minimal frame around screen).
Summary: Baught this tv to replace a Toshiba smart tv that went wrong after only a few weeks. I can't fault this TV. Good picture, sound is fine, lot's of inputs. Internet works well with IPlayer, netflix etc Only issue is that there is no Lovefilm as Netflix films are a bit limited. Panasonic and all smart tv's should really make all popular film player services available as and when they appear using updates.
Summary: We purchased this item (the 42 inch variant) from Amazon a couple of weeks ago and generally speaking we are VERY pleased with it. We purchased the Skype camera kit and 'dongle' at the same time which, subject to the physical placement of the 'dongle', works well, and the facility to be able to watch (say) BBC I-Player through the television rather than using a laptop computer is greatly appreciated.
Summary: This is a full-HD TV with HD Freeview and Smart TV facilities. Pros: 1. The picture is spectacular and is evenly lit from side to side top to bottom. 2. The optical digital audio output works fine with my DigiTheatre 5.1 system and sounds superb. Cons: 1. The sound through the in-built speakers is thin and disappointing - much worse than my previous Viera TV - so I only use it with my DigiTheatre system. 2. There is no copper digital audio output (only optical).
Summary: Black border screen with transparent (plastic ?)edging surrounding black border. Probably looks real nice next to late 1990's ceiling mount GU50 ceiling fittings with similar clear glass or plastic surrounds. Picture a little blurred and had to max out sharpness thingy setting for better picture. Connections and cables on rear suited to wall mounting. Poor access to CI slot when wall mounted.
Summary: I have had this TV for a month, replacing a 20 " CRT TV. It was easy to unpack and start, tuned in well and has been easy to use. It has a good set of built in screen, sound and other settings which give you a reasonable set of setup choices. I have not yet explored the detailed setting changes you can make beyond these. We have watched the Olympics and it has preformed well with picture quality.