The color rendition is more saturated than previous Panasonic models tested. Blue tones from a Blu Ray really pop (more like an LCD than a plasma picture). Excessive brightness of this plasma makes HD programming really stand out but hurts the realism of the picture images – especially non-computer animated film content. The extra brightness of the TH-42PZ85U will be a benefit to rooms with high ambient light conditions, but a drawback for the darker home theater room.
A few if the features for this model are: 42″ Class (41.6″ Diagonal) Widescreen VIERA Plasma 1080p HDTV with Increased Native Contrast Ratio, PC Input, New Anti-Reflective Filter, Deep Color Technology, Game Mode, Built-In SD Card Slot/GalleryPlayer® Ready to View, 3 HDMI Inputs and VIERA Link® HDAVI Control