Panasonic TH-42PX60U Flat Panel: First Look
Technology: Plasma Display Panel
Inputs: Two HDMI, two component, two each composite and S-video
Highlights: CableCARD and Over-The-Air HD tuners, 3D color management, TV Guide On Screen Program Guide, SD memory card slot, built-in speakers.
The deep blacks and excellent contrast of Panasonic's pro model TH-42PHD8UK really turned our heads. This is a plasma that excels where others have failed by having what it takes to make even the darkest movies a viewable if not compelling experience. The 42PX60U is the consumer model and it adds several key features including dual HDMI inputs, CableCARD HD tuner, and built-in speakers for less money. Add that to the outstanding images we saw from the pro model and this should be a standout. Available now.