CNET did not review the 42-inch Panasonic TC-P42X1, but we did review a larger model in the series, the 50-inch TC-P50X1. The two plasma HDTVs are identical but for screen size and native resolution--the 50-inch model has a resolution of 1,366x768, whereas the 42-incher's resolution is 1,024x768--although both are called "720p" (more info). We don't expect that resolution difference to have a major effect on picture quality.
In our review of the 50-inch model we did notice a pattern of faint gray lines across the screen. Unfortunately, since we didn't review the 42-inch model yet, we have no way of knowing whether it also shows the lines. Other than that, we expect the review of the 50-inch model to provide a good indication of how the 42-incher will perform.
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