Panasonic 42" HD Plasma Television Review

Posted: February 4, 2010
Panasonic 42" HD Plasma Television Review

It's another Super Bowl deal from Target with this Panasonic 42" 720p HD plasma that features a 600 Hz sub-field drive, stereo speakers and multiple inputs for a special deal of $599. Chris Hardwick and Olivia Munn tell you if this will be the Super Bowl deal of the....Super Bowl?

What You Need To Know

  • This Panasonic isn't necessarily the sleekest television we've seen.
  • It measures about 4" thick with most of the inputs on the back, so you may not be able to wall mount it.
  • There are 2 HDMI's and 2 component inputs.
  • Unfortunately, all the HD inputs are on the back, and only one analog on the side.
  • Panasonic also didn't include many features, however, the ones it does have work well.
  • The 600 Hertz subfield drive helps sharpen the image quality and make fast looking images look terrific.
  • This feature is different than the 120 hertz smooth motion on LCDs.
  • The SD card is pretty self explanatory: just pop it in and view photos on your TV.
  • Overall, we were disappointed with the lack of features.
  • The image quality looks great!
  • It has a dynamic contrast ratio of 2 million to one, which means blacks look incredibly deep.
  • Colors are accurate and vibrant.
  • There might a little more noise than we'd like to see but overall, this TV looks amazing.


  • $600 as a Super Bowl deal on Target.


  • 4 Seals of Approval out of 5. (How do we rate gadgets?)
  • Even though the design and features leave something to be desired, the picture quality is second to none, especially on sale.

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Comments are Closed

  • Mellow3

    is it me or does every single thing on gadget pron get either a 4 out of 5 or a 4.5 out of five... nothings perfect but nothing gets 2's or 3's or God forbid, 1's. and i got a 32 in. insignia for 300 not to long ago from Best Buy. 720p but it looks sweet

    Posted: February 6, 2010 8:58 PM
  • CFenix

    I'd rather spend more for better quality. For what you get for this price it's a good deal but i'd rather have better even if it costs more.

    Posted: February 5, 2010 6:49 AM
  • Jiffer

    for 300 bucks more you can actually get a nice TV.

    Posted: February 4, 2010 10:06 PM
  • benha

    Don't sweat it BlackLable, they're sold out.

    Posted: February 4, 2010 9:13 PM
  • BlackLable69

    Yeah too bad I don't have any MONEY to buy it.

    Posted: February 4, 2010 5:43 PM