I was prepared to start this review somewhat sedately, describing a TV that wasn’t half bad but had some problems. But then I caught up to one last detail that made my jaw drop in horrified alarm.
First off, some basics. The Panasonic TCP42C1 a forty two inch TV showing in 720p. It includes two HDMI slots, Infinite Black Dynamic contrast and a six hundred hertz subfield drive.
Now, the sound on this one is pretty far from bad. I liked the fidelity on this one and found it to be well within most tolerances. But the problem I had was when I checked the video up close and found that at close range there were artifacts in movement video. I expect an LCD TV to do that, but a plasma? Especially a plasma running seven hundred bucks? I’m sorry, but no. Just NO. Put a quarter in the don’t jar, thank you very much, because plasma TVs should NOT have artifacts close up.
And yes, you read that preceeding right–this IS a seven hundred dollar plasma you’re loking at. And frankly, it’s maybe worth HALF that.