The picture is fine especially with hd signal.
However, the remote is very basic ( you cannot use the up/down button to scroll channels, which isn't a problem really, for me as I have a cable box.)
The cable box on the other hand is a problem as Charter Cable doesn't have a box that supports a DVI cable connection, (Only Component Video) and you CAN NOT alter the format to panorama, zoom1 or zoom2, Aspect ratios when using Component video input ONLY 16:9 or 4:3. In other words, there is black bars on both sides of screen except when recieving HD sig., also if you wish to use comp. video with your DVD and watch a wide screen movie, you will have black bars on top and bottom as well as sides. (I had to switch to less desirable S-video cable to fix.)
If your cable, or satalite provider has a box with dvi capabilities, then I recomend the maxent HD tv.
(for the price)
If not, then I think I would look eleswhere.
This is one of those, ''it costs so much less than everything else, there must be something wrong with it '' dilemmas.
The features and picture look OK at first glance to me, but It is only ~$1,900 the price is great but I am wondering if the low price = low quality.
Anyone own, know or, or have experience with the Maxent 42'' HDTV Plasma MX-42XM11?