I researched for months before jumping in on this 42″ Plasma TV from Panasonic. The 2006 is the same model – in a different case – that received a best buy rating from Consumer Reports in 2005. The picture is stunning and the wide range of visibility provided by Plasma screens fits our living room perfectly.
The settings out of the box are a bit muted for normal viewing, but thanks to PlasmaTVBuyingGuide.com, the following fixed things up beautifully:
Picture Mode: Standard
Color Temperature: Warm
Best of all, Amazon has this set at $1299as of this writing.