Excerpt: This is a big TV. It's heavy, too. Moving it is not an easy task. When you get it, and you should, decide where it will live for a very very long time, get it delivered and set up, and don't move it ever. But what a great tv it is. Picture is incredible, Sound is as good as the picture. If you want a huge tv, this is a great one to get. The HD features are excellent, giving a sharp clear picture without any blur at all.
Summary: We have been looking this Christmas for a new TV and have whittled it down to the 40/46 D8000 of Samsung or this 42VT . I have tripped to Tottenham Court Road, the electronics heaven of London and have traipsed the stores of MK. One of the down sides to Samsung and some pretty damning personal reviews make me lean to the panny, Samsung do a 1 year guarantee and the panny in MK are offering 6 years, that's faith in your product.
Summary: Whilst I agree that the Panny does have a very good picture, you cannot keep marking it so highly when it is so obviously falling behind in so many other facets of modern TV. For example Panasonic have the worst codec support for digital media files of the big 4 manufacturers, also they have been very slow to adopt the Smart TV functionality and convergence of peripheral devices for media sharing.
Pros: Great picture quality for a Plasma, probably the best on the market
Cons: Styling, Design, Media Support, Smart TV Features