David Newton "David Newton - DND Services", Amazon
21 June 2011
Summary: We have owned this set for nearly three months now so it's time to fill people in! I felt like a founding member of the CRTs For Ever campaign. Our old Philips set died and, being totally honest, I moved heaven and earth NOT to buy one of these new fangled sets! My brother in law had recently spent a fortune on a complete 50" Sony Bravia set up and every time I sat down to watch it, all I could see was anything with texture turn to 'velvet' every time the camera moved...
Summary: I won't go into technical details - others have done that. The picture quality of the G13 panel is all I could possibly wish for. Particularly in THX mode and matched with a decent BD player, the image is as neutral and balanced as it gets. Skin tones are perfectly natural, detail is impeccable and the possibility of calibration via advanced menu options are more than adequate.
Summary: Having owned my previous Toshiba 37 LCD for 5 years it was time for a change. Having spent a lot of time deciding on what TV might suit us best we went for the TX-P42G20. The G20 is a step up from the S20 in that it has FreeSat and better screen filters. For us the picture quality is excellent with great colour reproduction. SD via freeview is again excellent almost HD quality, freeview HD adds that extra dimension to the viewing quality.
Summary: after looking around to replace my ageing LCD set , i decided to go for this G20 plasma. Great feature set including Freeveiw HD and Freesat , THX certification and at a great price with Amazon for less than £580. very easy to set up and well written manual. i was going to try the calibrated user prefereneces as listed on the AVFORUMS website, but this G20 developed a buzzing noise (especially when the scence changes from Light to Dark) before i could do so.
Summary: I'm focusing on the network operation - the rating is for that (TV operation is great, particularly at native HD). To be honest, the easiest way to run this is to have a PC near the TV and use the TV set itself just as a monitor (connected via VGA or HDMI). If thats not convenient though, the next best thing is to connect the TV to the network directly.
Summary: picture excellent sound better than expected value for money out 10 / 10 did have one major problem with tv only used scarts for connections from my panny 5 . 1 dvd sourround system this interferes badly with the picture when sound or bass is turned up bought a blu ray player and used av leads to run sound through to system now stunning all round
Summary: No point in saying the same things as everyone else - the picture is great, upscaling is great, sets up quickly etc, etc etc, but I'm absolutely mortified that the Freeview EPG has a third of the screen dedicated to showing adverts for the Radio Times and Aviva Insurance. It's not like, by receiving Freeview, adverts make up for the lack of a subscription service because no other TV does this.
Panasonic TX-P42G20B-Beautiful features, bland design
15 August 2010
Excerpt: "I think that the Panasonic TX-P42G20B is one of the best plasma televisions in it's relatively low price bracket-I bought this for just under £800 online which is pretty reasonable for all of the specifications and features. I think that the images on the screen are very clear and the sound is very good quality. I had mine installed however the instruction manual was quite clear and was not too technical so I'm sure I could have done it with more ...
Summary: I have now had this TV for about three weeks and yes, it does take some time to "run-in" after which the colours do improve. Using the built in Freesat tuner, some channels look great i.e. BBC HD (not ITV HD though) and some other channels look good although certain minor ITV channels are ropey - come on ITV you can do better!!!
Excerpt: "...front room. We decided upon a Panasonic Viera. According to their website a VIERA is, "a revolutionary line-up of digital TV in NeoPDP (new generation plasma technology with 600Hz sub-field drive), Plasma and LCD technologies - raising the standards in design, picture quality and home entertainment connectivity." What I like about this television is that it's very sleek and stylish looking. It has a shiny black border all the way around it and then ...