Summary: I love this TV a lot. The only things that I don't like is that it's Edge Lit, not Full array, which will reveal white spots all around the edges of the TV on 2.35 movies and on 1.78 films in darkness, and that every calibration I go by, I still have to turn on the black level to dark.
Summary: I use this in my living room and it looks great and so far I've liked what I've seen and learned about it. I am not impressed w/the sound but I hope to get a surround system to solve that problem sooner or later.
Pros: Best looking TV out there, Easy To Setup, Great Picture Quality, LED-backlit
Summary: I bought this TV a few weeks ago from another online site with a better deal. I had wanted an LED TV because of it's perceived better picture quality compared to CCFL lit LCD TVs, and I didn't want a plasma because of the weight. I really wanted to love this TV, and when I first hooked it up I liked it a lot compared to the old CRT TV it was replacing.
Summary: After doing a lot of research and holding out for a deal I ended up purchasing the TC-L42D2 a few weeks ago from a non-Amazon site during a Super Bowl sale. I was drawn to this model mostly because I knew I was going to get an IPS panel (Samsung and LG send different panels types-> panel lottery). I was also looking at the Sony LED models but a lot of reviewers preferred the Sony LCD over the LED models and the Sony models are thicker than I desired.
Summary: I looked at LED/LCD at similar prices as this Panasonic. I received it just a few days ago but am very happy with my choice, picture is great. I must admit price was a factor, I normally purchase everything on Amazon but TD had this for $699 (new,no tax and free shipping - it came in 3 days double boxed. The Ipod dock is kind of nice - was not a great selling point at the time of purchase, but I am using it. Will be replacing a 32 in samsung on our bedroom wall w this.
Excellent quality-a little shiny for an LCD screen, however.
SAM LAMARTINA, Amazon
26 January 2011
Summary: While I am very satisfied with my choice, I was a little surprised at how much light reflects off the screen. Since the lack of glare was one of the criteria I used to go with the pricier LCD screen over Plasma, I would caution others using the same criterion to make their choice. I would not have made this purchase had I not been able to spread the payments without interest over 24 months, since at $930, it is by far more than twice what I have ever before spent on a...
Summary: I researched a long time before deciding on the Panasonic Viera LCD/LED Panasonic 42". I was concerned the TV may be a bit too small...but it is perfect for our 14 x 14 Den. It looked so small in the store...let this be a warning to those considering the 50+ inch in a smaller sized den. Even using a cardboard replica for sizing was deceiving. Once the picture fills the screen it gives the illusion of a much bigger TV.
Summary: I am really happy with this TV, especially after comparing it to similar products by Samsung, which tend to get the higher reviews (and have higher prices). I have owned this product since June and I still love it. Remote is cool, with only one tiny, little con: The Veira button is located slightly above the up arrow and is also shaped similar to it as well. SO when I am trying to hit the up arrow I usually hit the Veira button by accident.
Plays x box 360 really clear, sound not that great.
28 December 2010
Summary: I had to write a review because I spent months looking through them. That is what led me to purchase this television! I did have somewhat of a problem putting the television on the stand it comes with. The manufacture's apparently didn't line up the bottom of the stand, to the inside of where the screen is mounted on the stand. So the screws didn't go in straight or all the way. I did call Sears and they were going to replace it but they were back ordered.