5.0 out of 5 stars
Relief! Audio in-sync and picture excellent., 6 Aug 2012
This model was my 2nd choice - how wrong I was.
I first purchased an LCD model TX-L42E5B. That had audio sync issues on HD - see my review - which I found unacceptable.
Comparing the two models - this TX-P42S30B versus the returned LCD TX-L42E5B:
- Audio on this model works. The lag on the LCD model made lip-sync a joke in HD
- The picture on this model is so pleasant - none of the artifacts I noticed on the LCD model. By this I mean this set copes with sub-optimal freeview quality in a much less intrusive manner. Why did I fall for the LCD allure in the shop? (Bright light mainly.)
- The LCD was thinner, had a narrower bezel, and, well, that's it. Both have power connectors somewhat in the middle interfering with my aged wall mount: this set was worse than the LCD meaning I had to resort to the hacksaw.
Note there is a newer plasma model available - that may be your preferred option boasting a 'brighter' screen and better anti-reflection coatings. I could not obtain it in my time-frame. My preference for relatively muted colour means I am very happy with the model I purchased.
I hope this helps: this set cost less than the LCD and had vastly superior image quality to my eye, in addition to audio that actually works.
Once again, full marks to Amazon for their returns policy - take care if you purchase from an affiliated trader who may not have the same policy.