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: 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: 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 ...
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 ...
Summary: The bottom line is that this is a fine TV that fully merits the general praise that has been heaped upon it already. However I do have a few comments that may be of interest to potential buyers, and, I would like to think that Panasonic may read these reviews and consider the comments. My reason for only awarding four stars is primarily concerned with the USB HDD recording facility. It works exactly as Panasonic says it will, and that is my concern.